Remedies for Bone Spurs
Bones spurs are projections occurring on your heels that can cause a great deal of pain. Heel spurs are more common among old people. This is because of their age at which they are prone to developing heel problems. As you age the natural pads of fat that provides a cushioning effect to the sole of your feet wears out and hence the soles of the gradually fail to provide the same level of shock absorption as you age.
Because of repeated stress and strain occurring on the heel bone and the surrounding soft tissues, the body forms heel bone spurs as a form of protection from this wear and tear. One normally feels this form of pain at the bottom region of the heels. During the night tightening and stiffening occurs at the heels and this leads to the pain becoming worse in the morning.
Heal spurs occur because of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is basically an inflammation in the ligament region that extends from the heels to the toes. Heal spurs are actually soft deposits of calcium that can occur because of tension.
Some factors that cause Bone Spurs:
- It can occur because of excessive activities.
- Overweight can be another cause.
- Wearing a shoe, that’s not fitting well etc.
Some easy remedies for bone spur:
- Slowly massaging your heel area can give you some relief.
- While you are purchasing a shoe make sure that your shoes have thick padded portions so that it can support your heel.
- Arrange a heating pad or a warm water bottle (as much heat you can tolerate) & use a towel to wrap it. Now place it on the affected area for almost 10-15 minutes.
- Stretching is another effective option which can be possible at your home with some expert advised.
- Ice pack has also been recommended for lowering the inflammation.
- Weight loss is also required to treat spurs on your heel.
- Sometimes professionals advise steroid injections, which is ephemeral relief as well as painful.
- Sometimes sock wave therapy has also been recommended.
- After using for 300-350 miles you need to replace your shoes.
- You can also try some over the counter medicines which can reduce your pain as well as prevent the added inflammation.