Heel Spurs kept Donald Trump out of the Draft

By contactus@mid-michiganfootandankle.com
October 13, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Health   Foot Pain   heel spurs  

Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently disclosed the reason behind his lack of a real military record and his absence during the Vietnam war. During an interview with Michael D'Antonio for the New York Times, Trump removed a shoe to show D’Antonio his foot. “Heel spurs,” Trump stated. “On both feet.” The foot condition was reportedly the reason why Trump was granted one of several draft deferments during the Vietnam War.

Heel spurs are irritating bone growths that sometimes have to be removed with an operation. To get a professional opinion with regards to your bone spurs, visit Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M. of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen will analyze your condition and go over all the available treatment options with you.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be a cause from small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching it to the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs. Pain sometimes intensifies with age. Heel spurs are known to cause a substantial amount of pain. One of the main associations spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.


The pain associated with spurs is often times because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to poke and affect other boners and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.


There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain there are several methods for healing. Medicines, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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