In severe cases, heel spur may have to be removed through surgery. However, there have already been cases where the problem is resolved through conservative methods such as the use of orthotic shoe insert, rest, icing, and foot exercises and stretches.
Orthotic Shoe Inserts - This treatment method works by applying acupressure to the problem area of the foot, specifically the heel and the fascia. With this, there will be lessened strain and stress in these parts thereby reducing pain and discomfort and promote healing.
Rest, Ice, Stretches, and Foot Exercises - Rest is both a preventive and treatment method for heel spur. If you are an athlete, or your job requires you to stand, walk, and run a lot, make sure to have days off where you can rest your foot. When there is inflammation, apply ice packs on the area to reduce the swelling. There are also simple stretches and exercises that can help you relieve the pain associated with heel spur and plantar fasciitis.
If you want to know more about the effective treatment available for heel pain caused by heel spurs, come to us at Mattison Podiatry Group. Let's us stop the pain before it gets worse and before it affects your life and your overall health.