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Will ice help a heal spur go away?

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: Ice may help soothe the pain associated with a bone spur but it will do nothing to make it go away.
Dr. Larry Hayes
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 38 years experience
No: It may help what causes the spur known as plantar fasciitis. This is what is probably causing your pain. Stretching, ice, rest are all beneficial. The spur itself doesn't actually cause the pain.
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
No: it may help but will not heel a heal. You may need a cortisone injection, arch support or custom orthotic. Only the custom orthotic is a long term treatment. Ice is temporary

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