Heel Spur ICD 9 Code


Billable Medical Code for Calcaneal Spur

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 726.73

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 726.73.

Known As

Heel spur is also known as calcaneal (heel) spur, calcaneal spur of left foot, calcaneal spur of right foot, L calcaneal spur, left calcaneal (heel) spur, left calcaneal spur, R calcaneal spur,
right calcaneal (heel) spur, and right calcaneal spur.

Heel Spur Definition and Symptoms

Heel spur is a protrusion on the underside of the heel bone caused by a calcium deposit. These protrusions are found on an x ray and can extend as much as a half-inch forward. These spurs are most commonly caused by strain on the foot muscles. They typically cause no symptoms but may be associated with chronic pain while walking, jogging, or running.