U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 30-year-old member asked:

what are the different ways to treat heel spurs?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Many ways: Stretching, injections, taping/strapping, physical therapy, orthotics/shoes, anti-inflammatory medication, shockwave therapy and in rare cases surgery.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
First of all,: Most of the time, spurs are not what us painful. Rather it is plantar fasciitis. Treatment usually starts with a combination of orthotics, icing, stretching, night splints and oral or injectable medication. Surgery is infrequently done and shouldn't be a first line treatment.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Stretching: Night splints, injections, orthotics physical therapy, surgery are some options.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 32-year-old member asked:

What is treatment for heel spurs?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Keep in mind: That most commonly the pain of heel spurs is actually plantar fasciitis. Spurs rarely need to be treated, as they aren't on a weightbearing surface. Pf is an inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel. Spurs are a calcification of this attachment. Treatment is a combination of orthotics, stretching, icing, cortisone, night splints and more. Surgery is infrequently needed.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of heel spurs?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See below.: One of most common causes of heel pain. Heel pain bottom or back of heel or arch while bearing weight. Often the first attempt at weight bearing on the foot is especially painful. As you walk the pain tends to level off somewhat. If rest again same thing happens. The spur itself is not the source of the pain or the cause of the problem. Normally poor biomechanical support is the issue.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How does should my husband handle heel spurs?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See below. : Stretching, more supportive shoes, ice/heat rest and anti-inflammatory medication can help. See a podiatrist if this problem continues. There are several other treatments incudung orthotics.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for those suffering from heel spurs ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vincent Travisano
Podiatry 41 years experience
Stretching, ice, no : Heel pain can be treated with stretching exercises, ice, foot soaks, and not going barefoot, cortisone injections and physical therapy. Custom orthotics can also be used to control foot motion to alleviate pressure on the area.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you treat heel spurs on your own ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A few things.: Stretching exercises, such as the runner's stretch are very beneficial. Making sure your shoes are not wore out. Adding arch supports to your existing shoes can also help. You may take an over-the-counter antiinflammatory medicine, but if these measures do not help, see a podiatrist.

Related questions

A 39-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Dec 9, 2018

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.