Test Yourself June 2019: Heel Spurs

Get the facts about heel spurs, and test yourself on how to safely service clients with this condition.


Earn Certificates of Achievement as you test your skills with NAILPRO’s Professional Participation Program. In each issue, you’ll find a multiple-choice test that will allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from our Nail Clinic column. For answers to this month’s test, see “Heel Spurs.” If you earn a score of 80% or higher, you’ll be awarded a framable Certificate of Achievement. A perfect score earns a Certificate of Achievement With Honors.

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Welcome to your Heel Spurs Quiz

1. __________ is the medical term for the heel bone.

2. One out of 10 people has heel spurs.

3. About __________ people in the United States suffer from plantar fasciitis.

4. Doctors can diagnose heel spurs __________.

5. Which of the following is not commonly associated with heel spurs?

6. Heel spurs are much more likely to cause foot pain than plantar fasciitis.

7. If a client says that she has heel pain, nail techs should __________.

8. Pain in the heels is most commonly the result of a tight, inflamed and irritated plantar fascia.

9. Which of the following is not a recommended treatment for heel pain?

10. The majority of people with heel spurs require surgery to cut out the spur.

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