The pointed bony overgrowth at the heel or the calcaneal bone is called a heel bone spur. Heel spurs extend from the calcaneus penetrating into the soft tissues covering the bottom of the foot while causing inflammation of the plantar fascia. They can be noticed right beneath the heel bone and they are most prevalent in people suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. Heel spurs are found in X-rays of about 70% of plantar fasciitis patients. However, a heel spur can also be present in people without plantar fasciitis, i.e. people who do not suffer any heel pain. Around 50% of people aged between 40-50 years have small spurs that can be diagnosed with X-ray.