Heel spur syndrome and treatment reviews

Symptoms of calcaneal spur: how and with whom is this disease manifested and how to cure it?

Heel spur, or plantar fasciitis is a degenerative disease of the plantar fascia, which causes pain in the heel area, caused by the proliferation of bone tissue in the form of a spine( which, in fact, is called a calcaneal spur).In this article, you will find out what kind of disease it is, who it occurs, what symptoms are manifested, and what are the methods of treating this ailment.

Article content:

Why does heel spur?
Who gets this disease. Risk factors.
Symptoms and signs of illness + video
Treatment: heel pads, medicines, physiotherapy, curative gymnastics, surgical treatment

Why does this disease occur?

Although the heel spur is often referred to as a synonym for plantar fasciitis, this is not entirely true. Plantar, or plantar fascia - is a connective tissue formation( you can say - a bunch) that supports the longitudinal arch of the foot. Well, since the weight of our whole body lies on the foot, by and large, it turns out that almost all the time the weight in 50, 70, or even 100 kilograms weighs on this longitudinal fascia!

spur or plantar fasciitis

spur or plantar fasciitis( scheme)

Therefore, it is not surprising that, due to such a large load on it, small micro-snaps occur occasionally from the fascia. Usually, these microtraumas are healed on their own, but in some cases this does not happen, and aseptic inflammation( ie, inflammation without the participation of bacteria) of the fascia itself, as well as nearby formations, including the calcaneus, occurs. And the heel bone reacts to aseptic inflammation in the same way as it happens with deforming arthrosis of the joints: bone tissue proliferation( formation of marginal osteophytes) by the type of bone spines. So there is a disease, which is called the heel spur in the people. Who has this disease?

Most of all, the appearance of the calcaneal spur affects middle-aged people( after 40 years), and mostly women. It is not yet possible to find out exactly why this is happening and why some people have plantar fasciitis and others do not. But at the same time, the factors that trigger the onset of this disease are known.

Risk factors:

  • risk factors and causes of spurs flat feet( longitudinal);
  • is overweight;
  • gout;
  • dystrophic diseases of the joints of the legs, mainly large ones - such as arthrosis of the knee joint, osteoarthrosis of the hip joint, etc.;
  • leg injuries, in particular - calcaneus injuries, which often "trigger" the development of the calcaneal spur;they can be both acute and chronic;
  • metabolic disease;
  • presence of diseases in which blood circulation in the legs is disturbed( diabetes mellitus, etc.);
  • significant and prolonged loads in the heel area( especially often in athletes);
  • diseases of the spine( Bechterew's disease, uncovertebral osteoarthritis, etc.);
  • inflammation of various joints( arthritis), reactive arthritis, etc.

Symptoms of

signs and symptoms of spurs

pain in the heel area - the first symptom of the spine

The main and main symptom of the heel spur are heel pains that occur during movement, which increase with walking and physical exertion, andalso after a prolonged state of rest( the so-called "starting pain").

Usually these pains are especially pronounced in the morning, in the morning. The pain in the heel is sharp, sudden and sharp. In order to reduce it, the patient can use a cane or try to attack mainly on the toe of the diseased leg.

According to what signs the doctor diagnoses

Usually, in order to make such a diagnosis, an experienced doctor does not need a lot of time. As a rule, for this purpose it is enough to carefully examine the patient and find out when and how he has pain, and also to examine the area of ​​the heel and make an x-ray of the patient's foot. Usually on such an X-ray image with the naked eye can be seen the growth of the calcaneus in the form of an acute spine( see the figure), which, in fact, causes painful sensations.

x-ray of the calcaneal spur

x-ray of calcaneal spur

If the pain in the calcaneal region is there, and the X-ray examination does not show the presence of a spur, the doctor, in order to make the correct diagnosis, will have to exclude other diseases of bones and joints, primarily rheumatoid arthritis, as well as reactive arthritis.

But, as a rule, the statement of this diagnosis still does not cause difficulties for the doctor. And after he is delivered, it's time to start treating this disease.

Treatment of

Therapy of this disease should be comprehensive and conducted immediately in several ways. There are several types of treatment for calcaneal spurs: non-drug methods, medicinal methods, physiotherapy and therapeutic gymnastics, as well as surgical treatment.

Non-pharmacological treatments for

Horseshoe pads for pain reduction during spur

horseshoes to reduce pain in the spine

Since microfractures of the longitudinal fascia are an important factor in the development of the disease, it is very important to ensure that they do not occur, walking is most comfortable for the patient, and physical stress on the foot is not too great.

First of all, this is achieved using the use of special orthopedic insoles, and the use of special non-rigid liners with a special groove in the center of the heel - so that the soft tissues around this bone growth are not injured.

Medical treatment

Since the main symptom of this disease is pain, the heel spur is prescribed anesthetic non-steroid drugs, which are designed to both reduce pain and reduce inflammation in the fascia and calcaneus zone. To this end, it is prescribed, for example, ibuprofen or diclofenac.

In addition to medications for calcaneal spurs that are ingested, various external ointments and gels are often used, which help to further reduce pain, but due to local action, they do not give the body side effects typical for NSAIDs.

medication spurs

medication spurs only by

doctor. In cases where pain can not be defeated with drugs from this group, more powerful hormonal drugs are used. Since they have rather strong side effects when administered internally, with a calcaneal spur they are usually prescribed as injections directly into the heel and the plantar fascia. Usually, in order to reduce pain and inflammation, one or two injections of such hormonal agents as diprospan or hydrocortisone are sufficient.

Please note: these preparations are presented in this article for informational purposes only! Do not self-medicate: this can lead to serious consequences. To treat the heel spur, you need to seek medical treatment internally!

In addition, there are quite effective folk methods for treating the calcaneal spur. Wise nature has created medicinal plants, decoctions and infusions of which can help to reduce pain in the foot, reduce inflammation, improve the nutrition of tissues in the diseased area. The main thing - do not forget that any methods of treating the spur of folk medicine must necessarily be coordinated with the attending physician. These methods of healing are useful only if they are carried out in parallel with medical treatment: it is only with the help of folk treatment that the spur does not pass!

Physiotherapy and Curative Gymnastics

shock wave therapy plantar fasciitis, photo

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Therapeutic exercises with a calcaneal spur help to train the plantar fascia in such a way that micro-ruptures do not form. To do this in the morning, special therapeutic exercises are carried out, designed to stretch and strengthen the fascia in a special way, so that its resistance to injury is increased.

A special place in the treatment of the calcaneal spur is physiotherapy. A good effect is provided by such procedures as greeotherapy( peloid-therapy), special therapeutic mineral baths, ultrasound therapy, Vitafon apparatus treatment, laser therapy and other methods. But the most effective method of treating spurs, especially when the bony outgrowths have reached a large size, is shock wave therapy. In this procedure, the bone growth( spur) is destroyed by a special narrowly directed source of sound that is beyond the audibility of a person.

Surgical treatment

In those rare cases when all of the above methods have not helped to cope with the disease, one has to resort to a surgical or surgical method of treatment. During this procedure, excision and removal of the bony outgrowth is performed, which traumatizes the surrounding tissues.

However, the earlier the patient discovers the symptoms of the calcaneal spur and turns to the doctor, the more likely the disease will be stopped by conservative methods and dispensed with without surgery.

Do not delay coming to the doctor, it will help you avoid unnecessary pain and again become a healthy person!


What is it?↑

The heel spur, or plantar( fascial) fasciitis, is a disease in which the aponeurosis, supporting the longitudinal arch of the foot, becomes inflamed.

As a result of this, a bone protrusion is formed on the heel, which looks like a wedge or spine, its sharp end o usually looks towards the fingers and slightly bent upwards.

By pressing soft tissues, the outgrowth causes burning pain when walking or resting on the heel.

Otherwise it can be said that the calcaneal spur is a chronic microtrauma of the plantar ligament connecting the calcaneus and the anterior part of the foot.

The size of the spur can be different, but mostly varies from 3 to 12 mm.

Often the inflammatory process affects both soft tissues around the built-up edge, mucous bags and periosteum.

Causes of appearance ↑

The immediate cause of the spur is excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, leading to its micro-snaps at the place of attachment to the heel.

Because of this, aseptic inflammation develops, calcium salts are deposited and eventually a bone growth occurs.

The following factors lead to this state of affairs:


This causes 90% of the formation of calcaneal spurs.

With flatfoot, the load on the bones of the feet increases and its distribution changes, resulting in excessive stretching of the tendons, they are injured from any external influence, up to the unevenness of the soil, which is walking.

Microtrauma leads to the fact that the place of an overgrowth is overgrown with a scar tissue that is not elastic and continues to be injured in turn.

There are inflammations accompanied by pain, and as a result - heel spurs.

Age-related changes

In older people, bone growth occurs mainly because of a load on the lower surface of the foot for a very long time.

Fabrics no longer have the ability to regenerate, which in young people, the lower limbs are already badly blood supply, which together leads to plantar fasciitis.


In young people, the cause of the appearance of calcaneal spurs are physical training.

If sports are very intense and often, then the load on the bone-ligamentous apparatus of the foot increases, and microtraumas appear that trigger the mechanism of bone growth.

The greatest risk zone is sports such as jumping and running.

Excess weight

Obesity and even just excess pounds cause an increased load on the feet and become a provoking factor for various injuries, for example, dislocations.

Other diseases

Chronic and acute injuries of the calcaneus or various pathologies of metabolism, including gout and diabetes mellitus, can cause the heel spur.

Similarly, the disease can be caused by circulatory disorders of the lower limbs, poor permeability of blood vessels.

Photo: gout on the legs

Spur can also form as a result:

  • of the inflammatory processes of the joints( Bechterew's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.);
  • disturbances in normal distribution of body gravity when walking;
  • inflammation of mucous feet bags( subclavian bursitis, achillobursitis);
  • inflammation of the muscle shells of the foot.
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Symptoms are conditionally divided into two groups:

The pain of

is the most common symptom. There are sharp and burning pain when walking and resting on the heel.

A characteristic comparison for the heel spur is the sensation of a "nail in the heel".

The intensity of pain in this case directly depends on the shape and size of the bone build-up, because sometimes, in rare cases, they turn out to be flat and people can simply not feel them, especially if they are small in size.

At the initial stage, acute pain in the heel occurs in the morning, after a person has just gotten out of bed, during the day it subsides, and by the evening, due to the daytime stress on his feet, again arises.

The closer the spur to the nerve endings of the foot, the stronger the pain will be.

Gradually, as the disease is neglected, the built-up edge will bother and without direct impact on the foot.

is due to the fact that scar tissue appearing on the site of microtraumas starts accumulating calcium salts, which irritate adjacent tissues, bone membranes, shells of articular bags, and causes inflammation, causing permanent pain.

Change in gait

In 90% of cases, changes occur because pain extends to the entire surface of the foot or only from the inside of the foot, a person involuntarily tries to unload this area, and this affects his gait.

There is a transfer of the center of gravity to the outer edge and the front parts of the foot, which leads to the fact that the body weight is distributed incorrectly and there is a transverse flatfoot.

Also understand that there was a heel spur, it is possible when pressing fingers on the side surfaces of the heel or arch of the foot.

Possible complications ↑

The main unpleasant consequence of a calcaneal curtain is that patients do not have the opportunity to lead the way of life that used to be.

If every step is accompanied by pain, it is difficult to continue to lead an active life and play sports, if before it was present in a person's life.

In case of particularly severe pain, bed rest is prescribed. Approximately a quarter of the diseased as a result become partially motionless, as they lose the ability to move on their feet.

Basic diagnostic methods ↑

Not always detected in self-diagnosis pain in the heel can be just a spur. Therefore, before you put yourself such a disappointing diagnosis, you need to see a doctor.

may be a surgeon, orthopedist or rheumatologist who will exclude other diseases with a similar picture - rheumatoid arthritis, Rayner's syndrome and Bekhterev's disease, which are manifested by specific factors in the biochemistry of blood.

The diagnosis of heel spur itself is made by specialists quite easily, based on the following patient complaints:

  • pain appearing in the heel after sleep;
  • pain, appearing in this area after a rest period;
  • pain after long walking, running or physical activity;
  • the appearance of painful sensations when pressing on the heel area;
  • decrease in the feeling of pain as the patient paced.

If the blood tests disprove the presence of other diseases, the diagnosis of "calcaneal spur" will remain to be confirmed by an X-ray study.

Sometimes the bone growth in the image is detected by chance, because it does not bother the person in any way, and in some cases, it seems, there are all the symptoms of the disease, but on the x-ray no spurs are found.

In the first case, no treatment is prescribed, and in the second case the patient's examination continues to find the cause of the pain in the heel.

Today there is a wide range of methods for treating the calcaneal spur. Let's consider each of them.

Hardware treatment

The basic hardware method of treatment is shock wave therapy.

The experience accumulated to date shows that the effectiveness of getting rid of heel spurs shock wave therapy is very high.

The method itself is based on the impact of pulses of ultrasonic waves of a certain frequency, which leads to the fact that the deposits of calcium salts in the heel loosen. In the future, these deposits are washed away from the body by blood.

In addition, thanks to shock wave therapy:

  • the process of tissue regeneration is activated;
  • decreases swelling and inflammation;
  • the pain becomes less with each procedure and by the end of the course of treatment disappears completely;
  • the affected area of ​​the foot is restored, and at the initial stages of the disease the bone growth completely disappears.

If the process has a long course, then calcium deposits are removed, inflammation is removed - and there is the possibility of normal life without pain during walking.

Video: shockwave therapy

However, the method has a number of contraindications, which include:

  • bleeding disorders;
  • heart rate;
  • disorders of the nervous system;
  • low blood pressure;
  • malignant formation;
  • thrombophlebitis;
  • pregnancy;
  • acute infectious diseases.

Treatment at home with traditional medicine

Among the "grandmother" recipes is very popular onion tincture from the heel spurs.

For its preparation, onion husks are poured with vinegar in a ratio of 1: 1 and insisted with a tightly closed lid for two weeks.

Constant thus the husk, which has turned into mass, is superimposed on the heel and covered with an oilcloth, after which a sock is put on. This compress should be kept for 8 hours, done daily, but no more than six times in a row.

A similar principle in the treatment of chicken bile.

To make a compress, 40 grams of bile should be mixed with 20 grams of vodka and 5 grams of shampoo, soak the linen napkin with this mixture, attach it to the sole( pre-steaming your feet in hot water), wrap with cellophane and put on a sock.

Traditional medicine still advises tincture from the roots of the garden iris.

To do this, 300 gr of raw material should be crushed with a meat grinder or blender, pour the same amount of medical alcohol and insist in glassware for 15 days. Use as a compress on the same principle as described above. The course of treatment - 10 procedures.

Medical treatment

To eliminate heel spurs used bile, but already medical, sold without a prescription in any pharmacy.

Photo: chemist's medical bile

A piece of cloth or gauze is wetted in the bile, applied to the heel, covered with cellophane, wrapped in bandage and under the sock at night. In the morning, after removing the compress, the sore spot is wiped off with boric or ammonia.

For successful results, at least 20 procedures must be performed.

Also, official medicine suggests ways to treat the calcaneal spur with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug dimexide, hydrocortisone, once - diprospan.

Photo: Dimexide

As a topical treatment, ointments, gels, patches with resorptive and anti-inflammatory properties are sometimes used.

Surgical treatment

Used in the absence of positive effects from all other methods. In this case, the bone growth is excised together with the altered tissues.

Radiation therapy

The fact is that the heel is exposed to focused X-rays with a reduced dose of radiation.

then leads to the blocking of nerve endings, because of what the pain disappears.

Exposure to the heel spur can not be done only with pregnancy.


A very popular method of therapy is laser treatment.

With this effect, the spur itself does not dissolve, it just improves blood circulation in the tissues around it, which relieves pain.

Photo: laser therapy

Also heel spurs are treated:

  • by magnetotherapy;
  • ultraviolet;
  • by electrophoresis( sometimes with iodine);
  • with warm baths;
  • ultrasound;
  • UHF-therapy;
  • with liquid nitrogen;
  • with Vitafon and Danas.

In children ↑

Due to the fact that the ligament of the foot in children is not strong, strong physical activity can adversely affect them, especially if they have a long-lasting character.

Until age 18, the pediatric foot is generally easily deformed, hence the frequent development of flat feet, so the excess weight of the child, its rapid growth, lack of nutrients or increased exercise can provoke the formation of calcaneal spurs.

Methods of therapy in children do not differ from adult treatment in any way, but the positive effect comes much earlier due to the greater ability to regenerate the child's body.

The most important preventive measure in this case is the proper selection of shoes that corresponds to the child's age and its anatomical features.

Orthopedic insoles should also be used.

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In pregnancy ↑

Because of the physiologically softening of the ligament of the foot during pregnancy and the body weight increases, the risk of calcaneal spurs increases significantly in women.

In order for bone growth to not form, you need to pay a lot of attention to prevention - daily to do foot massage, walk a lot, wear comfortable shoes with a pedicator, and eat a variety and full.

Due to the fact that most of the methods for treating heel spurs during pregnancy are prohibited, you can only carry sparing therapy - therapeutic foot massage, pain relief procedures and change the motor regime.

Nutrition and diet ↑

Treatment of the disease should be accompanied by changes in the diet.

These changes should be directed, first of all, to accelerate the process of salt withdrawal and reduce inflammation.

For this you can eat more watermelons and cucumbers.that will be enough to alleviate the general condition.

It is necessary to limit the consumption of all smoked foods and pickles, as well as in principle to reduce the amount of salt in dishes, and also drink plenty of water.

What does not work?↑

Despite all the attractiveness of self-treatment, it almost does not help to cope with the heel spurs. And some funds can aggravate the process and make the injuries irreversible.

The same dangerous and "therapeutic" circulation of stones.

Doctors dealing with this problem say that during their career they have not seen a single patient who has recovered from a heel spur with the help of traditional medicine.

Measures to prevent disease ↑

In order to prevent the formation of calcaneal spurs, one must pay attention to the prevention of early wear of the osteoarticular apparatus and to avoid injuries.

For this it is necessary: ​​

  • to fight excess weight;to live an active lifestyle;undergo a regular medical examination;wear comfortable orthopedic shoes;
  • with already available flat feet, use orthopedic insoles.
  • And, of course, with the slightest suspicion of the heel spur to seek the advice of a specialist and begin treatment at the earliest stages of the disease.

Heel spur is an unpleasant disease, but if you start treatment in the early stages, you can get rid of the pain and continue normal life.

Modern medicine has a range of treatments, with surgical being the most extreme measure - most spurs are cured conservatively. But a doctor should appoint a therapy appropriate to a particular case.

Video: Symptoms and Treatment

Removal Prices ↑

Operative excision of the heel spur in different clinics is different: the price ranges from 5 to 25 thousand rubles.

One session of laser impact on the spur costs an average of 15 thousand, while it does not actually remove it, but only positively affects adjacent tissues.

The nondoscopic method of removing the built-up edge( with the minimum cut and rapid rehabilitation) is the most expensive, its cost is above 5 thousand euros.

Reviews ↑

Lyudmila, 52 years old:

I have been suffering from this sore for more than 8 years. Whatever she did, and the tinctures are different, and the bile used medical equipment - it seems to help, but for a while. I was tired of constant pain and went to the orthopedist. Have appointed or nominated nyxes and to pick up leather insoles. Now I live without these torments!

Natalia, 34 years old:

I suffer for the second year. From folk methods all the skin on his heel peeled off, so I had to go to the doctor. Has appointed or nominated nyxes, UHF-therapy. It seems to help while, at least not to jinx. ..

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One comments

  1. on 03/23/2014 at 09:44

    I suffer for a long time with a calcaneal spur. I tried everything. Shockwave therapy does not help. Laser and ultrasound did not help either. All this is useless, so is folk medicine. I had to see an orthopedist. After a single injection of the Kenalog with novocaine it became better. It does not hurt anymore.


In some cases, the process leading to the formation of osteophytes can be considered one of the manifestations of aging of the body.

How to treat spurs

The main objective in the treatment of calcaneal spurs is to relieve the inflammatory and pain symptom and improve blood circulation in the calcaneal region. For this, 3 conservative methods are used.

Tapping is a way of fixing joints and muscles with the help of a special adhesive plaster. In this case, the tape is an elastic band covered with glue on one side. Unlike a regular patch, teips are prone to stretching and squeezing, the cotton base allows the skin to breathe, and when it hits the water( after a shower or pool) it dries quickly. When applying this teip, the effect will be after 2 hours, and you can change it in 3-4 days. You can use a regular band-aid for this purpose, but the effect will be much less expressed.

The night orthosis is a special orthopedic device designed to reduce the load on a limb or joint, adjust their function, and simultaneously relieve pain, i.e. Orthosis is a kind of corset for the ankle joint. For the treatment of the heel spurs are sold special socks-orthoses. They are best worn at night, so that during the sleep the joint, the muscles of the foot and fascia do not relax. If there is no opportunity to purchase such an orthosis, then it is possible to adapt for this purpose an ordinary felt boots, only shortening its bootleg.

Orthopedic insoles. It's important to distribute the pressure on the heel painfully. For this you can buy special orthopedic preparations. Before use, the workpiece is heated, then it is tapped with a foot so that a trace of your foot is imprinted on the workpiece. The excess is removed, and the insole is put into the shoes.

Useful advice

Taking into account the causes and factors of development of the calcaneal spur, consider the following tips for treatment and prevention:

  • Wear the right shoes. Heel should not exceed 4 cm, high heels leave for special and special cases. But also shoes without a heel, too, should not be abused.
  • Under the heel, make an orthopedic tab with a hole to reduce pressure on the center of the heel.
  • Do exercises to stretch the lower leg and foot. As such exercises it is possible to collect feet and shift, for example, pebbles. Or roll a glass bottle or rolling pin.
  • Acute pain can be removed with ice slices. Of course, you can apply and pain medication.
  • Physiotherapy. Procedures with ultrasound can help relieve pain, since ultrasound blocks impulses from pain receptors.

Traditional methods of treatment of heel spurs

I offer you some tips, using which you can remove the pain and get rid of suffering for a considerable time, and even for good. Hormonal injections diprospanyom or kenogom, of course, help, but someone for a little while. The worst thing is that they are very painful. And to the same, injections of corticosteroids have a number of side effects, for example, from the side of the gastrointestinal tract. Of course, you must decide. But I'm offering you some advice from people who helped these ways.


What is spur

Spur is a growth in the bone of the legs, the treatment of which should be done under the strict supervision of medical personnel. According to stereotypes, the protrusion appears in lovers of high heels or obese girls. In fact, more often, those who walk on low speed( flops, slaps, etc.) and people after 30 years suffer from an ailment.

Before beginning treatment of the disease at home, it is necessary to consult a specialized surgeon. The point is that the heel spur is often confused with a wart: the stem outgrowths on the legs have approximately the same symptoms as the bone:

  1. Sharp pain in the leg when walking after prolonged sitting;
  2. Redness of the heel;
  3. Discomfort when wearing orthopedic shoes;
  4. Edema of the foot.

Initially, you begin to notice pain in the heel, after swelling and difficulty in moving, after the stop begins to show you - it's time to start treating spurs.

How to treat a spur

There are a lot of modern techniques that can be used at home to get rid of the spur. They can be divided into the following groups:

  1. Medication;
  2. Hardware options;
  3. Operative intervention.

Professional medicine mainly uses a variety of local remedies: painkillers and disinfectants ointments and creams. Although some doctors recommend also to drink special pills. Doublofenac and indomethacin ointments are the undoubted leaders of the heel spur self-treatment. These tools are quite accessible and have an excellent effect.

To get rid of the problem once and for all, you need to rub the chosen medicine three times a day, at the same time, beforehand, properly steam out the skin. Heat the water to the temperature in which you usually soar your feet with a cold, preferably use a herbal decoction( chamomile, oak bark, mint, sage, etc.).After depending on the instructions, wipe or not feet, and apply active movements on the heels of the spur zone cream or ointment. Do not exert too much pressure, it is better to conduct several times on the sick zone, after the procedure, wrap the legs in polyethylene and a towel. It is desirable to withstand such a compress for at least a couple of hours, during this time the epidermis will become softer and stop ache. Continue to impact for two weeks, after this time the spur will become less noticeable or disappear altogether. You will see the first results in seven days.

A very interesting and effective way to cure a spur is to inject a heel into the joint of the heel. Here you can not cope on your own( if you do not have experience or medical education).In this zone, a strong antibiotic is injected, which anesthetizes and softens the tissues, afterwards the spur becomes small and is not felt at all.

Drugs for the treatment of spurs on the heels must be appointed by professionals.in each case, you need an individual approach. For example, if you do not have the oldest form of the disease, then you can try even a band-aid. This method works on the principle of Chinese medicine - it activates certain points on the heel, which help reduce the pain, remove the swelling and cure the build-up. On average, 15 to 20 patches will be needed for treatment.

Photo - Kind of calcaneal spur

Treatment of deep spurs on heels with medical bile and iodine is often performed. This is a pretty tough option, so be careful. It is necessary to connect a few drops of iodine, a spoonful of bile and a spoonful of any soap or shampoo. Spread the mass on the spur, wrap the foot and wait 1-2 hours. Video: a simple method for treating plantar fasciitis

Folk methods

Treatment of spurs on heels with medicines does not always justify itself: it's expensive, long and sometimes dangerous( allergic reactions, inflammations).For hundreds of years our ancestors used to get rid of this ailment with various improvised means.

Many experts recommend using different techniques in a complex, so you accelerate recovery and save time. Of course, do not combine ointments and poultices at the same time, try to act gently.

Popular folk recipes for treating spurs on heels:

  1. The nut needs to be grinded with a mortar or blender. We recommend using green fruits, they are softer and more effective. After that, we put the mass on the damaged place for several hours, as well as the ointment. Apply every day;
  2. Often folk medicine uses the spurs on the heels of onion infusion .You will need to pour 200 grams of onion peel 500 ml of pure alcohol. After that, we pour the resulting broth into a dark bottle and set it for two weeks in a cool place away from the sun's rays. Do not forget to shake the container every two days. Liquid apply to a sore spot at night;
  3. Very effective treatment of spurs on the heels is obtained when using honey, iodine and plain salt( although the sea is better).A teaspoon of honey is mixed with salt and five drops of iodine, then applied to the skin, covered with plaster or polyethylene and leave for several hours( can be overnight).Repeat every day at least once;
  4. Spots with spurs and vinegar work well. You just need to make a compress and leave it on your foot for a couple of hours;
  5. You can also try using army methods at home. The simplest and cheapest medicine for heel build-ups is a laundry soap. The briquette must be grated, heated in a water bath and applied to the spur zone. You can cover with polyethylene and wear a mixture under your toes.
Photo - Treating the calcaneal spur

The hardware options are not very suitable for home use, but nevertheless spur laser treatment is the undoubted leader among the proposed methods. In some surgeons' offices, you may also be offered a disposal by an ultrasound device, but this technique has not yet been proven. If you can afford it, then look in the online stores such devices, for example, in Krasnoyarsk such a device costs from 12,000 rubles, and in Kiev from 20,000.

As you can see in the photo, home treatment of spurs on the heels gives an effect, the reviews state, that such options are even more effective than injections or surgeries. If you have encountered similar problems - share your recommendations in the comments.


How to cure a heel spur at home?

Salam Aleykum

heel spurs are treated with anti-inflammatory drugs( topically - ointment type voltaren, pyrox-gel or diclofenac-gel), orthopedic inserts. ..
1. In shoes - a thick soft insole, under the sore spot - a hole. This is to unload.
2. To go less. Do not wear weights. Do not jump.
3. Buy any anesthetic rubbing( best - pyrox-gel, dolgite, voltaren) and after a warm but not hot bath( you can add mint or wormwood and / or sea salt) into the water, lasting 10 minutes, spread. Smotrisya-smeared more.
4. If the heel strongly hurts, and the stomach is healthy and there is no allergy to tablets - piroxicam 1 capsule 2 times a day for not more than 5 days. Usually passes earlier. If the stomach is sick - better than nimesulide( nimesil) in the same way and if it becomes worse with the stomach - stop. If the allergy or did not help for 5 days - in the clinic for physiotherapy.
5. Massage with a rolling pin.
6. If nothing helps, doctors treat X-ray therapy, injections of hormonal drugs( eg diprospan), and in the most extreme cases - surgery. ..
Currently, the treatment of the heel spur is to provide relief by using various types of insoles and thrusts, physiotherapeutic complex treatment of mud applications, ultrasound therapy, mineral baths, topical administration of corticosteroids, X-ray therapy, and in the absence of effect, surgical treatment - surgical removal of the bony outgrowth and excisionaltered tissues.
Here is the article "Heel spur" -http: //www.doctor-maximov.ru /shpora/
And here "heel spurs: treatment with folk remedies" -http: //narmed.ru/bolezni/artros/shpora/


Easily, by massage. We take a rolling pin and knock back and all the painful places, in three days you will forget the crook.


many recipes, but little use, itself was treated with folk methods 2 months - it did not help, and all folk recipes guarantee healing almost 2-3 times. I went to the hospital, I go to electrotherapy. I did not help any rolling pin! !!!


Boil potatoes in a uniform, drain the water, cool, but so that the legs do not burn. Tread until it cools. Lubricate with a nutritious cream, wear cotton socks. This all must be done at night. And so the days 5.

Tatiana Goroshko

My friend had such a problem. Than only she did not treat: both medical and folk ways. While one doctor did not say that over time the spur is encapsulated and walking will be much more comfortable. And so it happened.

Irina Lapshina

I steamed in the basin legs with sea salt, liquid Skipar or edible salt, then applied a vibropoise, and pain relieved with a vitamin complex and an iodine grid. To successfully withdraw salt, I used 4-5 Kapilar tablets for the premix, since this amount with a drink of 2-2.5 liters of pure water, allows you to remove salt from the body. What are spurs? These are unreleased wastes of food and medicines that go into mucus, salt, stones, clots and occupy the free space of the body. Why? We move little( using only a part of the muscles and joints), too much calories and eat too little clean water. But from the very beginning, I used the flooring Paul-half( erva woolly), but it too "furiously" sweeps out the body of salt, so I drank 2 times a day a solution: a pinch of grass on a mug of boiling water with a lid and drank until the solution cooled downand for half a year, but necessary!vitamin complex + Asparcum or Panangin + Ascorutin. Thus managed to remove not only the spurs, but also forgot about the double flatfoot + with the help of other manipulations and dietary supplements, managed to get rid of varicose veins and from the deposits of salts in the fingers and toes. I was engaged in procedures for the legs 2 times a week for about a year. You can go to the clinic and ask for laser excretion.


You need to go to an orthopedic doctor or surgeon to pick up you competent treatment, and you will calmly be treated at home. But it may be necessary physioprocedures and drug blockades.

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