What's the treatment for a heel spur?

many different ways. Take pressure off of pto, change the way the foot is working with supports. Compresses to area and stretching exercises.
Antiinflamatories. Heel spurs generally don't hurt. What does hurt is the plantar fascia (arch) ligament connected to the heel. This becomes inflamed and that hurts. If you tolerate them, Ibuprofen or Naproxen can reduce inflammation, but the foot needs support or it will likely happen again. A podiatrist can fabricate orthotics (custom arch supports) which support feet nicely and help prevent reoccurrence.
Few things. I would start with stretching and icing regimen. Anything to stretch the calf will help. Orthotics foryour shoes. Anti inflammatory medication and steroid injections are the main treatment options. If these do not work surgery may be warranted.
Treat if painful. Heel spurs should only be taken out surgically if they are associated with chronic plantar fasciitis or symptomatic insertional Achilles tendonitis. Plantar calcaneal heel spurs rarely ever cause pain but can be taken out as a last line of treatment for plantar fasciitis. If the heel spurs do not bother you then you do not need to treat them.

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What are the symptoms/treatment for a heel spur?

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...

What are some treatments for a heel spur?

Heel spur. Stretching exercises, physical therapy, injections of anti-inflammatory medicine and foot orthotics are the usual treatments. Read more...
Many. Start with rice, rest, ice, compression, elevation. Orthotics for support, anti-inflammatory meds, physical therapy, injections, surgery. Night splints. Read more...

Need plantar fasciotomy (per doc), no other treatments worked. I have low grade partial tear. Would you reco removal of sharp heel spur? Open or endo?

Plantar fasciotomy. I would recommend endoscopic with no removal of heel spur. If your releasing the ligament partially the tension is reduced and there is no reason to have the spur resected. Read more...
Endo, no spur. I do the endoscopic procedure. Resection of the spur is not necessary. The spur is not the source of the pain. The pulling of the plantar fascia is and as a result causes the formation of the spur.. Read more...
Never needed 2 do. I always had luck with proper orthotics, nsaids, injections pt with stretching and iontophoresis. Also higher heels like cowboy boots. I would b sure 2 c a fellowship trained foot & ankle orthopedic surgeon. Read more...
If symptoms . Are directly under the spur I do both but in most cases its the fascia that's causing all the pain. Have podiatrist take a marked axial view x-rays to see where the pain is coming from. Read more...
What were the other . Treatments? I would exhaust conservative care before opting for this surgery. Read more...
THREE OPTIONS. Following all conservative means, I would consider three options before a release. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, the Topaz procedure, or a PRP injection. Read more...