ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 726.73

Calcaneal spur

Diagnosis Code 726.73

ICD-9: 726.73
Short Description: Calcaneal spur
Long Description: Calcaneal spur
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 726.73

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 726 Peripheral enthesopathies and allied syndromes

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Heel Injuries and Disorders

Heel problems are common and can be painful. Often, they result from too much stress on your heel bone and the tissues that surround it. That stress can come from

  • Injuries
  • Bruises that you get walking, running or jumping
  • Wearing shoes that don't fit or aren't made well
  • Being overweight

These can lead to tendinitis, bursitis, and fasciitis, which are all types of inflammation of the tissues that surround your heel. Over time the stress can cause bone spurs and deformities. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, can also lead to heel problems. Treatments for heel problems might include rest, medicines, exercises, taping, and special shoes. Surgery is rarely needed.

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Achilles tendon rupture - aftercare
  • Bursitis of the heel
  • Heel pain
  • Heel pain and Achilles tendonitis -- aftercare
  • Plantar fasciitis


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