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A 36-year-old female asked:

What's good for a heel spur?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Stretches: "Heel spurs" are most commonly associated with plantar fasciitis. Stretching and NSAIDs can help in mild cases, orthotics, shots, and even surgery are used if more severe.
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Spur No Spur.: Probably the better question is "what's good for heel pain?". Heel spurs do not necessarily mean a person is going to have heel pain. Not having heel spurs doesn't necessarily mean that there is no heel pain. Go figure. So, you are not really treating the spur, but actually the inflamed fascia. There are many theories as to how this should be done. Seek a specialists evaluation and success rate.
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