Heel Spur Treatment
Calcium deposits that form heel spurs will not detach or decrease completely on their own. Heel spur treatment will be required to remove them completely. Surgery is rarely required as at-home treatments and easy measures can be introduced to reduce the symptoms.
Rest is the primary method for heel spur treatment. Simple cold compresses should also be applied after intense exercise or long days on your feet. Anti-inflammatory treatments, including creams and balms, can sooth the pain that begins to radiate between the heel and arch. Simple over-the-counter medications will also help if pain becomes too acute.
Specialist stretches and basic physiotherapy can also reduce the pain of heel spurs. The gentle exercises can be implemented into a routine after over-exercise or bouts of pain. Even the most effective stretches for heel spur treatment can be performed at home, including calf stretches and simple rolling. Please note, exercise will reduce the symptoms of heel spurs but not treat the actual cause.
The most common cause of the above issues is down to over-pronation. This is where the foot/ankle roll inwards therefore applying excessive pressure on the on the Plantar Fascia tendon. The best way to treat this is to wear orthotic insoles.
FootActive orthotics are designed to support the arch of the foot and stabilise the heel therefore restoring the natural foot position. This reduces the strain and pressure on the Plantar Fascia and will therefore reduce the pain! Get in touch with one of our experts, working with podiatrists and physiotherapists to ensure we are providing the best foot care.