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Alternative Treatments For Heel Spurs
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plantar fasciitis: Heel spurs alone don't cause pain. The pain is most likely from plantar fasciitis. Stretching exercises, anti-inflammatories, orthotics, night splints and physical therapy can aid in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. If these therapies don't work, a physician might be required to perform injection therapy, electrotherapy or even a surgical release of the plantar fascia. ...Read more
OTC arch supports: you can try the thick gel heel pads but you will probably do better with an otc arch support- in sporting good stores- not drug stores. If not successful, you may need a cortisone injections or custom orthotics. Don't waste time with frozen rollers, or other gadgets- they do nothing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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