How do you get rid of a heel spur?
- Rest: Getting plenty of rest and taking pressure off the feet can help to reduce pain and swelling in the affected area.
- Applying ice: This can help reduce pain and swelling.
- Using custom-made orthotics (shoe inserts): These donut-shaped inserts go inside the shoe to take the pressure off the heel.
What causes a heel spur?
Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone.
What is the difference between a heel spur and plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, affecting about two million people every year. A heel spur is a type of bone spur, or calcium deposit, that develops on the calcaneus, or heel bone.
Is heel pain a sign of cancer?
The vast majority of cases involving heel pain are diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis or other non-cancerous conditions. However, chronic heel pain can be an indicator of cancer in rare cases.