Apple cider vinegar may reduce the pain of a heel spur. Apple cider vinegar works to pull out excessive calcium from the area of a heel spur. It is a natural treatment for a heel spur, notes Foot-Care.org. Patients can apply it by soaking cotton balls in the vinegar and dabbing it on the heel area or by cutting out a piece of paper or towel in the shape of the foot and submerging it in apple cider vinegar. Patients then place the paper or towel in their shoes, rotating it between all the shoes that they wear for five days, notes Natural Home Remedies. Strech the Heel.
Most cases of heel spurs can be treated by the simple, conservative means of our Heel Cups, Heel Seats, Heel Pads, Arch Supports, and Insoles They use acupressure as an effective way to treat the pain associated with heel spurs. Our unique treatments not only effectively treat the pain, they also reverse the heel spur growth. They cradle the heel and arch of the foot, providing the support and reinforcement of the heel which is necessary to relieve stress and pain in the tissue around the heel spur. Night Splints or taping are both very useful for heel spur treatment since they help stretch your plantar fascia while you’re sleeping.
Physical Therapy This may be necessary to help reduce the inflammation in the plantar fascia. The physical therapist may use such modalities as ultrasound, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, friction massage, electrogalvanic stimulation, and soft tissue mobilization to treat scar tissue in the tendons caused by the chronic inflammation. Later, the small muscles of the foot will be strengthened to support the weakened plantar fascia. Shin Curls Run your injured foot slowly up and down the shin of your other leg as you try to grab the shin with your toes. A similar exercise can be done curling your toes around a tin can. Repeat 15 times, 2 times/day.
Home remedies usually focus on reducing the inflammation of ligaments and thus the pain associated with it. One of the best ways to do so is to wear orthopedic molds. You can buy them over the counter and, after placed under your heel , they will diminish the pain felt when walking. It is totally unadvisable to walk barefoot because this will apply some extra pressure on your ligaments. If you don’t have orthopedic molds, before buying them, use shoes that have a one inch high heel This is extremely painful in the morning, after the ligaments have contracted overnight.
ICE Ice (eg., bag of ice) can be applied to the foot for 20-30 minutes, 3-4 times per day initially, and then 2 times per day. Apply ice for 15 minutes after any activity to minimize additional inflammation caused by the activity. An ice massage is a very effective form of ice application. COMPRESSION This can be achieved by using an ace wrap initially, then by using tape. Then the foot is taped to maintain the arch, and some of the tension on the plantar fascia is relieved. Sep 11, 2010 By Sandra Ketcham Photo Caption Heel spurs can make walking painful. Photo Credit pieds image by Ellsing from Fotolia.com
Apple cedar vinegar is one of the effective remedies.all you have to do is cut a paper in the shape of a heel and soak it in apple cedar vinegar.try this daily for next four to five days.etc. as a result kapha dushti/vitiation bone formation in that area malfunctioned.lead to inflammation etc. excess calcium deposition and spur formation occurs. these vitiated kapha block or alter the normal path of the vata srothas/channels.vata has the main dosha in three of them and has the main functions like movement,neurological and motor activities.the vitiated vata also causes burning sensation and pain.
Plantar fascitis affects adults with disregard to body weight or foot type (flat or high arches). Heel pain usually results from overuse or mechanical changes in the foot as we age. As we walk our feet roll and tilt below the ankle producing a slight twist or torque in the plantar fascia ligament. Excessive forces over time lead to thickening or inflammation of the plantar fascia. The body then attempts to repair itself by growing new bone in this area (a heel spur). Inflammation in the heel can even cause burning or shooting pain from nerve compression.