Heel spur treatment

How to cure a heel spur? Doctor's advice

Heel spur( PN) or plantar fasciitis is not an easy disease that is characterized by pain in the heel. What are the currently available tools to help get rid of these pains and forget about the disease? We will now tell you about the methods of treating the heel spur.

Non-pharmaceutical methods
Therapeutic or medicinal methods and physiotherapy
Surgical treatment of heel spurs
Folk remedies + interesting video

All the methods of treatment of plantar fasciitis( spurs) can be conditionally divided into non-pharmacological, therapeutic and operational methods.

Non-drug methods

Orthopedic podpjatochnik at a heel spur POINT PLUS

orthopedic podpjatochnik with calcaneal spur POINT PLUS

Because the pains in the calcaneal spur are caused by degenerative changes in the plantar fascia, as well as traumatizing the surrounding tissues with a bone growth( spur), if reducing this injury, you can reduce pain.

To this end, you need to contact an orthopedic doctor who will prescribe wearing special orthopedic insoles that will support the arch of the foot and reduce the load on the leg. Such insoles, insteps, as well as special orthopedic shoes and inserts with a recess for the spur are made, individually for each patient. Such methods can be very effective, so they should not be neglected.

Wearing such insoles can reduce microtrauming of surrounding tissues with a spur: pains decrease and in addition there is a chance that the inflammation in the tissues of the heel that has arisen will go away by itself: this sometimes happens. In addition, there are special exercises of therapeutic gymnastics, which allow you to reduce the tension of the plantar fascia, and hence - to reduce pain.

Other non-medicamentous treatments for spur are other important points:

  • foot massage - it helps to reduce tension of tissues in the heel area, which means - to reduce the severity of pain and inflammation;
  • flat feet - frequent companion of calcaneal spur

    flat feet - a frequent companion of the heel spurs

    timely treatment of other leg diseases - such as arthritis, gout, flat feet - helps reduce symptoms and heel spurs;

  • it is important, on the one hand, if possible to reduce the load on the foot, but on the other - do not fully immobilize the legs;increased loads with a calcaneal spur weight the course of the disease, and the usual loads corresponding to age do not have a negative effect, but on the contrary - even useful;
  • excess weight increases the load on the foot, which means it contributes to the progression of plantar fasciitis;so the appearance of such a disease is a strong argument in favor of starting to reduce weight;

But if such non-drug treatments do not have an effect or are not sufficient, then it's time to pay attention to therapeutic methods - using drugs.

Treatment of FS with drugs

Movalis - an anesthetic for PN

movalis - anesthetic for PS

This includes both drug treatment of this disease, and physiotherapy.

Anti-inflammatory drugs

The drugs from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs( NSAIDs), which include drugs such as ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, movalis and others, help to relieve pain in the heel spur.

These drugs are prescribed in the form of tablets, and in the form of various ointments and gels for topical application.

Note: Anti-inflammatory drugs only relieve pain and inflammation, but do not eliminate the causes of the disease. Remember also that NSAIDs have their contraindications and they can not be taken in long courses. After a 10-14 day course of therapy with these drugs, if the pain does not go away, be sure to see a doctor!

Hormonal drugs - corticosteroids

The next group of drugs that are prescribed for a calcaneal spur are hormones, corticosteroids( these include drugs such as flosteron and diprospan).

These are sufficiently powerful drugs, the introduction of which into the body in the form of tablets or intramuscularly causes many serious side effects. Therefore, such medications are administered topically - directly into the calcaneus region.

Corticosteroids have a strong anti-inflammatory effect, so the pain in the heel area decreases, and the increase in the bony outgrowth, which, in fact, is the "spur", is suspended.

However, even with local administration, these drugs may have an adverse effect on the plantar fascia, so usually substances like dispropane are administered only a few times or even once.

Physiotherapy and shockwave therapy

shock wave therapy - one of the methods of treating the disease

shock wave therapy is one of the methods of treating

. Physiotherapy methods are one of the most effective treatments for this disease. Such procedures as ultrasound therapy, laser therapy in low-intensity mode allow to easily remove inflammation in the heel and joints of the foot and stop the development of the calcaneal spur.

Other mineral baths, cryotherapy, special mud applications( peloid-therapy, or mud therapy), as well as general sanatorium treatment, also have a good curative effect on this affliction. Especially good effect all these procedures give in the early stages of the development of this disease.

If the "experience" of the disease is already large enough, and bone sprouting( "spurs") have reached impressive sizes, then extracorporal shock wave therapy may be the most appropriate method of physiotherapy. Its essence lies in the fact that special sound waves that are not perceived by the human ear are directed to the bony outgrowths of the calcaneus, and, as it were, they are broken into small bone particles, which after a while dissolve.

This procedure is painless and allows for literally several procedures to get rid of pain with a calcaneal spur.

Surgical methods

surgical treatment of heel spur

surgical treatment of calcaneal spur

Unfortunately, there is no method of treating a disease that would give a 100% recovery result. Therefore, even if all of the above methods have been prescribed correctly, there is a small chance that they will not work, and the pain in the heel area, as well as the bony proliferation will continue to progress. In this case, they usually resort to the surgical treatment of plantar fasciitis.

During this intervention, the bony outgrowths on the bones are removed and, if necessary, excised modified nearby tissues that also support inflammation and pain in the heel area.

Folk remedies

In addition to the traditional medical methods for treating plantar fasciitis( spurs), discussed above, there are many effective folk recipes for getting rid of the heel spur. Here are some of them.

Treatment with aluminum foil

folk treatment of fasciitis with aluminum foil

aluminum foil - a proven folk remedy for the treatment of fasciitis

If you believe the teachings of ancient Chinese medicine, the primary element of metal adversely affects( brakes) the primary element of the Earth. Bony growths with calcaneal spurs are a manifestation of the element of the Earth. Therefore, using in the treatment of metal, you can suspend the development of this disease.

To do this, take the usual aluminum foil, which is used for baking, separate a small part of it, fold the foil into several layers so that it is stronger, and then attach it to the diseased heel, fixing it in the right place with a wide patch.

In order for the effect to appear, it is necessary to wear the foil in the spur area constantly, round the clock, from time to time replacing the foil fragments with new ones. The course of such metal therapy should last from one to one and a half months.

Treatment of tincture of a saber

A swamp saber is a curative plant that helps with a variety of diseases of bones and joints, including, for example, psoriatic arthritis. It can be successfully used with folk treatment of bone growth on the heel.

Buy at the pharmacy tincture of the swamp saber( it is produced by the company "Evalar").Take 1 tablespoon of tincture and dilute it in one third of a glass of water. Take this solution 3 times a day before meals for 3 weeks. If the pain does not go away, you need to take a break for ten days, and then again drink the same course.

Other ways of folk treatment of plantar fasciitis you can read in our article, which is entirely devoted to folk remedies with a calcaneal spur.

Remember: if you have this disease - do not suffer pain, consult a doctor! As you can see, today both modern and traditional medicine has in its arsenal many ways of treating this disease. Pass necessary examination, start to be treated, and be healthy!


Heel spur, symptoms and treatment at home

Also the method is contraindicated in the presence of acute infections of any nature.

Ultrasound effect

Ultrasonic waves relieve pain, reduce inflammation due to deep tissue warming. Penetrating the damaged fascia, ultrasound accelerates its healing at the cellular level. Muscles relax, blood flow to the ligaments and tendons increases, edema decreases.


A beam of light is sent to the damaged area. Positive effect is observed after 2-6 sessions, depending on the characteristics of the disease, the characteristics of the patient's body. Penetrating to great depth, the laser stimulates metabolic processes in damaged tissues, accelerates their regeneration.

Surgical method

The aim of previous methods is to relieve inflammation, prevent and inhibit the growth of bone formation, regenerate soft tissues. Surgical intervention allows you to completely get rid of the build-up, but does not guarantee its reappearance, so this method doctors only apply in extreme cases.

The extent of surgery depends on the nature of the disease. During surgery, the plantar fascia is partially or completely cut, with simultaneous removal of the spurs and damaged tissues. But with complete( disconnecting) fasciotomy, the anatomy of the foot is disturbed. As a result, a change in gait causes disability.

Minimal invasiveness is characterized by radiofrequency microtenomy( burning out).Under the influence of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation destroy damaged tissues, as well as nerve fibers, which allows you to remove the pain syndrome completely.

The effectiveness of any technique depends on the timely diagnosis of the disease and the implementation of a set of preventive measures to prevent its development. Do not use numerous "folk" means, even if they helped friends. In the best case, they will prove to be simply ineffective.

Prevention of heel spurs

Prophylactic measures for the prevention and development of the disease can be summarized by the abbreviation - HLS( healthy lifestyle).There are several areas of prevention of heel spurs:

  • control of body weight;
  • prevention of premature aging of the osteoarticular apparatus;
  • prevention of injuries, wear of the osteoarticular apparatus;
  • timely diagnosis and qualified treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Corns, ingrown nails, bruises often cause changes in the position of the foot and create conditions for trauma to plantar ligaments. In the presence of discomfort, pain in the area of ​​the heel should immediately consult a doctor and begin treatment.

Body weight control

Excess body weight not only increases the load on the longitudinal arch of the foot. Simultaneously, a large weight can be evidence of metabolic disorders, various diseases that can directly or indirectly affect the condition of the plantar fascia, stimulate the formation of the calcaneal spur.

Prevention of aging of the osteoarticular apparatus

Active lifestyle, proper nutrition, control over your health will avoid premature aging of the joints, bones. Particular attention to the state of bone tissue should be given to women after 40 - the risk of osteoporosis. Medicine offers many mineral-vitamin complexes to support the health of the musculoskeletal system.

Preventing injuries and wear

Wearing the wrong shoe, heavy loads during sports training are also a common cause of calcaneal spurs.

Shoes with high heels should be worn no more than 3-4 hours a day. Orthopedists do not recommend flip-flops, sandals and other types of footwear without a back for constant wearing. Shoes should be with a small heel - 3-4 cm and firmly keep on their feet.

With flat feet, you must purchase orthopedic shoes or use correcting insoles.

According to medical statistics, almost 25% of people involved in running, face pain in the heels. The reason is an unprofessional approach to training. Doing sports are useful only when doing the exercises correctly. During running, jumping, walking, you need to monitor the position of the foot, gradually increase the load. In the case of injuries, sprains, professionals are advised to reduce the intensity of training or abandon them until complete recovery. You need to resume the interrupted classes gradually.

Timely diagnosis of

The effectiveness of treatment depends mostly on the timely diagnosis of the disease. Referring to the doctor at the first sign of the calcaneal spur will avoid complications. People who are in the "risk group" - with flat feet, pathologies and diseases of the joint-bone apparatus, regularly undergo a check-up. Self-medication with medicinal, folk remedies is unacceptable! Use of medical equipment should be carried out only on the advice of a doctor and under his supervision.

Diet with calcaneal spur

One of the most important places in the treatment of heel spurs is diet. The osteophyte is formed from salts of uric acid. Therefore, the main goal of the diet is to normalize the acid-base balance, remove salts and reduce the risk of inflammatory processes in the body. Starvation can provoke an exacerbation of the disease, therefore it is completely excluded.

General recommendations:

  • decrease in consumption of fish, meat, cereals, low-fat dairy products;
  • the constant use of vegetables, fruits, fatty dairy products;
  • plentiful drink - up to 3 liters a day: alkaline mineral water, decoctions and tinctures of dogrose, coriander, nettle, chicory;decrease in intake of easily assimilated carbohydrates - sugar, honey, sweets, chocolate, etc.;
  • rejection of mayonnaise, ketchup, spicy seasonings;
  • rejection of alcoholic beverages, including beer;
  • quitting.

The exact diet is chosen by the attending physician due to the patient's state of health. Compliance with such a diet contributes to the improvement of health in general.

Heel spur in children

The reasons for the formation of the heel spur in children are in many respects similar to the "adults":


Heel spur - causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment. Folk remedies and methods of treatment of the heel spur. PHOTO AND VIDEO

Heel spur

The heel spur is a spine-shaped growth of the bone. A spiked formation may have the appearance of an osteophyte at the point of attachment of the ligaments in the foot. The appearance of the spur is usually associated with a metabolic disorder, but can be caused by a strong overstrain of the limb or flat feet.

External signs of the spur may be absent, but severe pain occurs when walking. The maximum intensity of painful sensations in the morning, at the beginning of loads on the legs, during the day the pain subsides a little, rising again in the evening. As the disease develops, severe pain becomes permanent, and spurs can be detected with the X-ray of the foot.

Symptoms of calcaneal spur

The main symptom of the appearance of the calcaneal spur will be a sharp pain in the area of ​​the heel with a load on the foot. A painful sensation can be compared with pain when a person comes on a sharp object - a nail or needle. In the initial stage, by the middle of the day, the pain becomes less, and towards evening intensifies. Over time, pain becomes a constant companion while walking. People with spurs in order to avoid severe pain walk with crutches, since in this case the weight load goes to the toe portion of the foot.

Causes of calcaneal spur

In 90% of people, flat foot causes flat feet, which changes the load on the bones and tendons in the foot area. In particularly severe cases, as a result of flat feet, the inflammatory process begins in the tendon, and the surfaces of bone tissue begin to become inflamed.

People of certain professions and constitutional type have a predisposition for the appearance of a calcaneal spur, usually they are athletes with heavy loads on the feet and people with excess weight. Spurs often appear in people with diseases of the lower joints and diseases of the spine.

To prevent spurs from appearing: prevention measures

Preventive measures against the formation of the heel spur are the fight against excess weight, an active lifestyle, but without overstrain of the feet. In diseases of the joints and the spine, it is necessary to take timely and qualified treatment. With flat feet, orthopedic insoles should be worn. Wearing comfortable shoes is also a prevention of spur. At the first signs of the calcaneal spur, it is necessary to conduct preventive courses of treatment with physiotherapy methods.


Treatment of spurs with traditional medicine

There are many ways to treat a calcaneal spur with various folk remedies. Some people, having tried, without results, many methods of treatment, find a solution for themselves. Even in very serious cases, when a patient becomes aware of a very large amount of spurs when involuntary hospitalization, traditional medicine can help, even if modern or traditional treatment, for example, with ultrasound, does not give any effect. There is a very simple and old, proven method of treating spurs with the help of heated alcohol.

Therapeutic procedure is that the legs are lowered for 15-20 minutes into heated alcohol. Poured into a bowl, preferably a frying pan, alcohol on low heat heated, observing all precautions, since alcohol is very easily ignited. After completing the procedure, you do not need to wipe the feet from alcohol. After treatment with this method, pain from the calcaneal spur completely disappear.

Treatment of spurs in just 3 nights

A wonderful folk remedy that miraculously helps with a calcaneal spur, can cure a person for 3 nights. After treatment, there are severe pains that persecuted a person for several months or years, forcing to literally walk on tiptoes due to the inability to step on their heels. Well-known folk remedy is passed from mouth to mouth and allows to fully live many people, for whom the calcaneal spur was a huge problem. Therapeutic composition is prepared as follows.

You need to take 40 grams of animal bile( not birds), 20 grams of vodka and a small amount of shampoo. For example, pork bile is mixed with the rest of the ingredients. The resulting mass in the form of a compress for the whole night is applied to the steamed heels. From above necessarily put on socks. Already after the first procedure, a person is greatly relieved. Pain on walking sharply decreases. After three days, or rather, of the night, such procedures of pain from heel spurs pass completely and forever. Many people, thus getting rid of the disease, completely forget what pains in the heels.

An excellent remedy for heel spurs - May Nettle

Such a folk remedy, like nettles, will help get rid of the pain that persecuted a person for a very long time, even if they were caused by heel spurs the size of more than a centimeter. The person in this case experiences the strongest pain at loading on heels, not allowing to move without a thick layer of foam rubber in footwear, or without the help of crutches. A person "with the experience" of the disease can try a lot of means of treatment, until he finds an effective way to get rid of the disease.

This may be the treatment of May Nettle. Namely, collected in the last month of spring, the nettle is passed through a meat grinder, the resulting gruel is put on a burdock leaf and in this form the compress is applied to the sore spot, fixed with a bandage. The procedure is done at night, but many patients say that you can continue to wear a compress and during the day. The result starts to be felt after about two weeks of regular procedures.

In the subsequent treatment of pain, tormented for many years, begin to pass, a person regains activity and mobility of a healthy person. Such a recipe from May Nettle( at this time the plant has the greatest healing properties) can help with arthritis.

Get rid of spurs with iris and Vaseline

Perfectly helps with pain from the heel spur folk remedy with the root of the iris flower. To make it, dig out the root of the plant, about 250 grams you need to wash, then pass through a meat grinder. The resulting mass is poured with the same amount of alcohol, the vial is closed and placed for 2 weeks in a place where sunlight does not reach. After 14 days, the infusion is ready for use. Folded in 4 times, gauze or bandage is moistened in infusion and applied to the heel for the whole night. Top of the overlay polyethylene and fix the compress. The next morning the bandage is taken off. The next day, instead of infusion of iris on a sore spot, apply medical Vaseline, bought in a pharmacy. The procedures are repeated, alternating with each other. The course of treatment for a spur is usually 20 days, that is, 10 days for each remedy. From the first day of treatment, it can take 20 days, and maybe 45-50, but the spur will necessarily pass. Time can be individually, depending on the characteristics of the body. But the effectiveness of treatment is such that, once disappeared, pain from the calcaneal spur does not appear more never. It is proved in practice.

The simplest methods of treating the heel spur

For many people suffering from an ailment of the calcaneal spur, the best treatment was the use of honey and dough. The dough is covered with honey, dough is put on top, polyethylene is put on top, then the sock is worn. Do not remove the compress go a few days. Then wash your leg and repeat the procedure again. Approximately two months later the calcaneal spur passes completely.

With the help of household soap, you can also get rid of the spur. To do this, you need to grate soap and then melt on fire. The resulting mass is applied to the calcaneal spur in the form of a compress for the night. The daily procedure allows for a complete cure.

Massage is the most affordable folk method for treating the heel spur, and it helps even in cases when the medicine is powerless, and many other methods are tried. You need every day, you can sit down in the evening, after a day's work, and rub your heel on the old boots for a long time. For a month of such intense massage the spur passes.

Amazing way to get rid of the calcaneal spur

Sometimes the pains from the calcaneal spur become so unbearable that they mar the existence. A person can not move normally, that is, fully live. Some drop their hands, having tried a lot of medicines, and from the field of traditional medicine. Often the treatment is laborious enough, a person loses strength, but does not get rid of the pain. Sometimes an accidentally read note in a newspaper, or an outsider's advice can perform miracles of healing. One such miraculous means of treatment is a method, the use of which is possible at home.

A very effective tool that can relieve pain in a short time is prepared from the ingredients that are available in virtually any refrigerator:

1. one fresh egg 2. 200 grams of natural butter, not salted 3. acetic essence in such quantity to coverEgg in a glass


Egg in a glass is poured with vinegar. You can use any 200-gram cookware. Butter should be melted on the fire, not leading to a boil. The melted butter is poured into the glass. Without mixing the mixture, the container is closed with a lid, wrapped on top with a towel and placed in a dark place for 3 days. After 3 days, you need to open the jar and mix everything thoroughly. The remedy is ready.

Method of application:

Weight is applied to the folded in several layers of gauze and applied to a sore spot, the sock is worn on top. The procedure must be repeated every day. It is believed that for the healing you need to use all the resulting ointment, but not all do it. The fact is that the remedy is so effective that a cure takes place long before the end of the remedy. The beneficial effect of the ointment affects the condition of the skin after compresses.


Peeling of the skin on the legs is possible during treatment, which causes discomfort. In this case, the procedure can be interrupted for a few days, and after the skin has healed, again to continue treatment until the complete removal of the heel spurs. After several procedures, the condition of a person is much improved.



How to treat spurs on heels at home |ABC of Health

Ultrasonography accelerates metabolic and recovery processes, relieves spasm 5-10 minutes 15 procedures
Laser treatment reduces pain, increases local blood flow 3-5 minutes 7-10 procedures
Destruction of salt deposits, osteophytes, cell repair Individually( from 1up to 3-5 procedures)
Gymnastics( fingernail picking, ball rolling) Stretching of the plantar fascia 15-20 minutes 2-3 sets per day, 1-2 months

Surgical treatment. Removing the calcaneal spur by an endoscope or a standard technique consists in removing the bone growth, excising part of the plantar fascia, and releasing nerve endings that experience compression.

Spurs exercises - physiotherapy

Treatment of plantar fasciitis or spurs on the heel at home should begin with therapeutic activities of the 1st line, that is, exercise therapy, wearing orthoses and the procedure for taping.

What should I do the exercises for? Mainly for stretching the plantar fascia. With regular exercise of such exercises, the fascia strengthens, becomes more elastic and its length tends to normal, this will reduce pain today and reduce the risk of its occurrence in the future.

  • It is not uncommon for the training to start too drastically, aggressively to perform them, without preliminaries( warming up), the pain intensifies. Therefore, one should not start them without warming the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, and also during gymnastics it is worth listening to your sensations.
  • An integrated approach to treatment is also very important - exercises will have a greater effect if you combine gymnastics and replacing your shoes, using insoles and orthoses that should be selected according to the doctor's recommendations.

The next set of exercises can be performed at home at any time, but in this order, they will replace unwanted types of physical activity with a spur on the heel - running, playing sports:

Exercise 1 - Starting position - palm rest against the wall, legs likelike standing on a rope - one after another, a sick leg from behind, alternate legs, if both hurt. Crouch, do not tear off the heels, bend your legs in the knees until you feel the lower leg of the diseased leg tension, lock for 15 seconds, go back to the starting position. This is considered a warm-up that increases the elasticity of the muscles and the warming feet, repeat the exercise 10 times.

Exercise 2 - Also is a heating element with stretching elements of the fascia and is considered to be the most effective. It is performed on the stairs or on the dais( put a stack of books 5 cm high on the floor).If on the stairs, then you can lean on the railing, if at the wall, then resting your palms against the wall. It is necessary to stand on the edge of a step or books, so that the heels hang below the support and begin to bend over to the wall, feeling the muscles stretch at the bottom of the shin. Quit for 15 seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times, then you need to rest 2-3 minutes and do the same exercise, standing on 1 foot.

Exercise 3 - One more exercise, quite effective, its execution is possible only after warm-up( 1-2 exercises).It is necessary to take a rolling pin, a tennis ball, a straw or a bottle up to 5 cm in diameter, put under the foot and roll, massage and squeeze the longitudinal arch of the foot, that is rolling it over the entire arch of the foot. With severe pain, you can put in a bottle of cold water, it will relieve the pain. Exercise time is 5 minutes.

Exercise 4 - This exercise strengthens the foot muscles, reduces the risk of relapse, pain in the heel against the background of plantar fasciitis. One of the reasons for the development of plantar fasciitis is the heeling of the heel inward when walking, this can be seen if you have stitches heels on the inside and deform the back of your shoe in this direction. This increases the tension of the fascia and the likelihood of development of ruptures and inflammation. Therefore, it is important to train not only the muscles of the lower leg, but also the feet. So, scatter small objects - balls, coins, stones, keys, and pick them up with your fingers, collect it, for example, in a jar or other container. The main thing is that the objects were of different sizes and more than 30 pieces. As an option, such an exercise - put the towel on the floor and try to fold it with your toes.

Exercise 5 - Final stretching exercise for plantar fascia. With your hands or ribbon, pull your feet towards you, trying to achieve the maximum back folding of the foot, stay in this position for 15 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

Tapping with spurs

After stretching and training( physical exercises) with heel spurs, it is recommended to perform tapping.

What is it? Tapping, this is the imposition of an adhesive tape( adhesive plaster) for fixing ligaments, muscles, joints for the treatment of injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

With a heel spur this is necessary to fix the spur in an elongated state and support the longitudinal water of the foot.

If possible, it is better to tap with a special sports tape - if it's not there, then an ordinary wide adhesive plaster( best of Hartmann) will do, as well as scissors with blunt ends for removing it, ether for skin treatment and bandages. When carrying out the laying procedure, the tape should be pulled when it traverses the foot at the bottom slightly to the front of the heel to reduce the load on the heel.

There are several variants of foot mounting with spurs on the heel( 1 in the table, 2 in the figure):

1. First, an anchor is done, the band of the patch is cut length to completely cover the widest place of the foot at its arch, fix the patch. 2. The second strip should be applied to the same place of the foot, only now from above, so that the edges of the second strip, 2 cm more than the first( went behind it).
3. At the base of the thumb, fasten the strip of the patch and guide it around the heel, as shown in the figure. 4. Further after the turn around the heel, fix the adhesive plaster at the base of the thumb, that is, on the inner edge of the foot.
5. The next strip of patch lead from the beginning of the little finger, also around the heel and finish in the place where you started, but already on the outer edge of the foot. 6. Another 1 time should be drawn strips of sticking plaster from the thumb and 1 strip from the little finger, but in such a way that there was a displacement of new strips for previously deposited about 1/4 of their width.
7. On the sole, glue several strips so that their length is slightly more than 1/2 the circumference of the foot and so that the strips overlap each other half width. You should start from the fingers towards the heel, but leave it not sealed. 8. Then attach the fixing strip around the foot at the sides, from the thumb to the little finger. In the conclusion it is necessary to knead and smooth a bandage with your hands.

Nocturnal orthoses

In the complex treatment of the calcaneal spur( plantar fasciitis) it is recommended to include nocturnal braces( orthoses).Above we explained what explains the morning pain with fasciitis - a repeated rupture of fascia that has grown together with a shortening overnight. This fusion with a shortening occurs because the person sleeps with elongated toes of the feet, in other words the joints of the foot and ankle joint all night( especially if sleeping on the stomach) are in the position of plantar flexion.

It is clear that the tension of the fascia in this position is minimal( compressed) and fusion occurs with a shortening. And if you fix your foot at an angle of 90 degrees at night, you can avoid morning pain or significantly reduce it. For this reason, it is recommended to wear night orthoses, tires, braces, Strasbourg socks.

If there is no possibility to buy such a device, then you can do it yourself - wear a long golf, and attach its sock strap to your leg or use felt boots, since their rigidity does not allow the foot to bend( stretch).In the beginning, of course, this creates inconvenience, but everything can be used.

Prevention of calcaneal spur

Prophylaxis of calcaneal spur is not only a way to prevent disease but also treatment of pathology at its earliest stages:

  • Treatment of spinal column diseases.
  • Permanent training of muscles and ligaments of the foot.
  • Prevention of joint diseases.
  • Wearing rational footwear, using rigid orthopedic insoles with insteps.
  • Prevention of injuries and overloads of the foot.
  • Preventive courses of foot massage, physiotherapy.
  • Active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Performing gymnastics to strengthen the feet, exercise therapy.
  • Maintain weight within normal limits.
  • Rational Nutrition


For discounted categories, discounts for treatment up to 10% apply. The course for the treatment of the calcaneal spur consists of 5-8 sessions with an interval of 4-7 days.

Doctors, treatment of calcaneal spur

Treatment of the calcaneal spur in the center is performed by our doctors with 30 years of medical experience practicing shock wave therapy:

  • from 2010.doctor-physiotherapist Belomizay Tamara Georgievna( statistics for 2012),
  • from 2013.neurologist Vladimir Ryabinin.

Reasons for the formation of heel spurs

Heel spurs can appear at any age. Nobody is immune from this disease. In older people, the development of the disease is associated with age-related changes, in young people it can occur due to heavy loads on the feet and intense sports. In addition, the causes may be trauma, and various diseases associated with metabolic disorders. Inflammation can also occur as a result of chronic inflammatory diseases of the joints.

A frequent cause of the disease is flatfoot. In the presence of deformation of the foot, the load is distributed incorrectly, which leads to an overstrain of the ligaments of the foot, which are easily injured by any perpendicular force( unevenness of the soil, small stones).There is inflammation accompanied by pain. In the area of ​​ligament ligament, its fibers are replaced by a fibrous( scar) tissue. It is not elastic and not strong, and for this, most likely, it will become a place of the next tears. In this case, immediate treatment is required. Participation of a doctor in solving this problem is mandatory.

On the X-ray, the affected area of ​​the shadow density is similar to the bone tissue, which makes it seem that it continues the contour of the bone, and looks like a spike or a pointed protuberance. At the initial stage of the disease, when there are tears and inflammation, but there is still no calcium deposits, X-ray diagnostics is not conclusive.

How to treat heel spurs?

The main principle in the treatment of the heel spur is therapy, designed to eliminate the main symptom of the disease - pain. First of all, it is necessary to reduce the excessive load and pressure on the affected area. The use of special orthopedic insoles makes it possible to correctly distribute the load on the foot.

Diagnosis of the spine

This disease does not cause difficulties in its diagnosis. An experienced specialist is able to do this, carefully probing the foot and listening to the patient's complaints for the purely characteristic pain in this case. According to their description, the doctor determines that they are associated with an emerging spur, and not with something else. To confirm the diagnosis, an X-ray is taken.

Prevention measures

Prevention of calcaneus should be aimed at preventing premature aging of the osteoarticular apparatus:


Heel spur: treatment, therapy and folk remedies

Heel spur is a degenerative inflammatory disease of the soft tissues of the foot, bone proliferation, withkind of wedge or spine, formed on the sole in the calcaneal region, it is necessary to treat the heel spur in a timely manner.

The disease is accompanied by sharp burning pain when walking or just resting on the heel. The causes can be: flat feet( high load on the heel area), age-related bone changes( more often after previous injuries), rheumatism, vascular or neurodystrophic disorders. Often spurs are formed as a result of inflammation of mucous bags( Achilobussis) or inflammation of the muscular tissues of the soles( fasciitis).

When choosing a method for treating a calcaneal spur, all factors, including the cause of the disease, should be taken into account. To determine how to get rid of the heel spur is best, you need to consult a doctor. Many people are afraid to do this, because they think that the disease will have to be treated only surgically. However, there are various methods for treating this ailment. As a rule, to treat the disease, it is more effective conservatively, that is, with the help of massages, physiotherapeutic procedures, reducing the burden on the inflamed area.

A specialist in a paid clinic or your doctor will tell you how to treat a heel spur with medicines, and folk remedies for the disease are presented below. Also, the expert will recommend a set of procedures aimed at treatment, such as mud applications or mineral baths and the symptoms of the calcaneal spur will go away. Carrying out ultrasound and X-ray will help to establish how to heal the heel spur, so as not to bring to an operational intervention.

Operation - as a method of getting rid of the calcaneal spur - is tried very rarely, since it does not eliminate the cause of the disease and thus can not give full confidence in the complete cure. Even in the absence at this time of the disease should be aware of it all. This knowledge is necessary in order to take quick measures, and how to cure an unpleasant sensation in the heel.

All types of treatment can be divided into three groups: folk remedies, medication and other types of treatment. It is worth considering each of the groups.

Folk remedies for the calcaneal spur

For the treatment of the heel spur folk remedies use the usual natural products that can be found at home or bought in the store.

One of the folk remedies for the heel spur is the curd. Place three tablespoons of fresh cottage cheese on a bandage wrapped in several layers and apply overnight to a sore spot. The procedure is to spend three nights in a row.

The use of table salt is also one of the folk methods of treatment. To relieve pain, it is recommended that you walk around the scattered salt for 15 minutes with a bare heel.

Another popular remedy is a compress made of grated onions. Grate one small head of onions, place the mass in a cellophane bag and lower the leg into it. From above it is necessary to tie a bag with a bow to the leg with something warm, preferably a downy shawl so that the warming process begins. Compression is done at night, the morning is not washed, but simply wiped off with a handkerchief. The procedure must be done 2-3 times.

The calcaneal spur is also helped by a folk remedy or medicine made from chicken eggs and lard.100 g of lard must be poured with 100 g of acetic essence, then add 1 chicken egg with the shell and mix well. Next, the medicine should be placed in a dark place for 10 days, while periodically it should be stirred. Having unscrewed a sick leg, it is necessary to put a swab moistened in the present medicine, for 5-6 hours on a sore spot. If burning occurs, it is recommended to stop treatment.

Birch bark is an excellent folk remedy for the heel spur. It is necessary to twist the flagellum from the birch bark wrap it with a bandage and place it in the shoes in the form of a pretzel. The heel must precisely fall into the resulting hole, which will significantly reduce the burden on the inflamed area.

In fact, there are a lot of folk methods of treatment and it's simply impossible to tell about everything. The main thing to remember is that treatment with folk remedies is a lengthy process, and the effect is not immediately apparent, but after a few weeks.

Therapy for calcaneal spur

In the field of treatment of spurs on the heel, many conservative methods are used. These include several types of therapy, which we will discuss in more detail.

Shock wave therapy for calcaneal spur

Shock Wave Therapy for Treating Spinal Spur( UTV) - helps to reduce pain sensitivity, loosen and reduce ossified areas, and improve blood circulation. Installed on the patient's skin, the device sends pulses to the inflamed area and reduces pain. Treating the heel spur with shock wave therapy gives an amazing result in a short time.

X-ray spine X-ray therapy

X-ray therapy of the spur on the heel is done out-patient and absolutely painless. This procedure has no contraindications and is aimed at blocking the nerve endings, which leads to a reduction in pain. A low-dosed x-ray is sent to the spur, which is clearly fixed in the place of the heel where the spur is located. The procedure for treating the calcaneal spur with X-ray therapy lasts only ten minutes. The spur itself does not disappear after X-ray therapy, but the pain stops torturing the patient. Usually there are ten sessions.

Treatment of calcaneal spur by ultrasound

Last years preference was given to the method of treatment of calcaneal spur by ultrasound. During the procedure, the process of heating the most painful areas on the heel, but not more than two degrees from the natural temperature of the body, is going on. This allows you to speed up the metabolic processes and regenerate damaged tissue. Ultrasound improves the process of microcirculation of blood, has an antispasmodic and resolving effect.

Other spur treatments

Excellent results are noted when treating the heel spur with medical bile, use a purified product. Medical bile at the heel spur can be used even at home. It is easily available in any pharmacy and is dispensed without a doctor's prescription. The procedure is carried out at night as an application of a lotion on the area of ​​the patient's heel. A piece of cotton cloth or gauze is moistened with bile and superimposed on the heel, then it should be covered with polyethylene and fixed with a tubular bandage of the appropriate size. For better warming, it is recommended to wear a toe on the leg. In the morning, the lotion needs to be removed, and the heel rubed with boric alcohol or lotion, it is better not to wash. Use medical bile for treatment is recommended with at least 20 procedures. It is not advisable to take a break in treatment. The use of medical bile with a calcaneal spur helps to completely get rid of the disease, provided that the full course of treatment is completed.

The main groups of medicines for the treatment of the calcaneal spur are described in detail:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The most common drug is Ibufen - improves microcirculation, used in the form of gels and creams. Also apply Fleksen( Ketoprofen) after meals in the form of gelatin capsules and Voltaren( Diclofenac) is applied in the form of tablets once a day.
  • Topical anti-inflammatory drugs. The treatment of heel spur with Dimexide( Dimethylsulfoxide) is very popular. This drug penetrates deeply into the focus of inflammation through the skin and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. Used in the form of gauze applications, moistened in a solution of Dimexide. Duration of the procedure is 1-2 weeks.
  • Hormonal preparations: Hydrocortisone - is used in the form of a cream or gel, reduces the lumen of capillaries and the permeability of blood vessels. The course does not exceed 14 days;Diprospan( Betamethasone) - used in the form of injections at the site of inflammation with a dosage of 0.5ml.
  • Local anesthetics: Novocain blocks impulses in nerve endings, removes pain syndrome.
  • Wearing insoles with a calcaneal spur reduces the trauma of soft tissues in the heel area of ​​the heel, it is convenient to use with any footwear. After the application of correctly and qualitatively manufactured insoles, the need for hormonal preparations, or the use of shock wave therapy with a calcaneal spur, is usually completely lost.

When choosing medicines for treatment, you should always consult a doctor and not self-medicate.

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