Heel Spurs Treatment - Home Remedies that Work!

| Modified on Mar 16, 2022

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Posted by Donna Hyde (Lincoln, NE) on 07/06/2009
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Have you all tried to drink organic apple cider vinegar for a heel spur? taking it internally works better than putting it on your skin. I had a spur on my foot the vinegar dissolved it. i was taking the vinegar to clean out my body. i was taking 1/4 cup in a glass of water 2 times a day. I did it for 1 month. It works.


Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Art (California) on 12/06/2021 1254 posts
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I recommended a homeopathic remedy to one of my sister's friends. The remedy is often suggested for foot pain in general and many other uses. In this case, Jane had an actual diagnosis from her doctor of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs in both feet. Her severity was such that she could only get around in a wheelchair because it was too painful to stand on her feet.

There are quite a few homeopathic remedies for these two conditions, but I recommended only one remedy to make it easier and simpler for her.

I recommended Calcarea Fluorica 6x (CF) which is commonly used for heel spurs and rarely suggested for plantar fasciitis.

https://www.pureformulas.com/calcarea-fluorica-6x-500-tablets-by-hylands.html

Her two doctors told her that her only option was surgery, but she also has another condition that I do not understand and is as yet undiagnosed. This condition from her description of it, sounds like seizures. She had one of these episodes while at the doctor's office and when he saw it, he told her that surgery is no longer an option for her with this seizure like condition. Needless to say she was distraught after the doctor told her that he had no treatments to offer her and she would have to use a wheel chair for the rest of her life. So my sister asked if I would recommend something for her friend, which I did.

She started on it as soon as she got the CF and about 1 1/2 months later, she reported that the inflammation had diminished to almost nothing and according to her doctor, the plantar fasciitis was much improved, but the bone spurs were still an issue. I had told her at the outset to allow 3 months to see benefit.

At two months she reported that the plantar fasciitis was no longer an issue and the heel spurs were about 95% resolved and her doctors were very surprised at these changes as they had told her that surgery was the only remedy and she was not a candidate for the surgery. All this was good news, but the best news was that she is now walking with a cane and no longer needs a wheelchair!

She is very happy! Her seizure like events have also diminished in quantity and intensity! At 2 1/2 months in, Jane remains on this regimen to see if she can reach 100% recovery. I will suggest regular exercise to try and recover muscle strength in her legs. Being in a wheelchair all the time has no doubt weakened her leg muscles and strengthening those muscles now, will help keep her more stable on her feet and much less likely to fall.

In addition to the homeopathy remedy, I had suggested the use of mag oil or Epsom salt foot soaks with borax. I had also suggested icing to help get the inflammation under control initially and after initial control, to be used only on an as needed basis. That is the whole remedy that was very successful for Jane.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Robert (Barrie, Ontario) on 02/01/2017
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When I had heal spur a few years ago, I searched online and found this recipe for apple cider vinegar, molasses and baking Soda. The writer claimed it was gone in three days. So I tried it and within three days the spur was gone. I have searching for this recipe again and found it here and thought I would share my expereince.

Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Art (California) on 09/25/2021 1254 posts
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A friend of mine was relating a pain he was having at the forward edge of his heel that radiated forward into the arch of the foot that made it painful for him to walk on that foot or use a ladder. Based on what he was telling me, I was leaning more toward a heel spur, rather than Plantar Fasciitis, since he had not been diagnosed by a doctor. I suggested that he start with a well known homeopathic remedy for heel spurs and if that didn't work, there are several other homeopathy remedies for Plantar Fasciitis (PF) which can also be effective if it turns out to be PF.

So he started with the homeopathic remedy for heel spurs (Hyland's Calc. Fluor. 6x) of which I ordered him a bottle of 500 tablets and told him to follow the directions on the bottle for adults.

Recently I asked him how his foot was doing since he had been taking the remedy for about two months. He thought for a moment, smiled, and said, "You know, I had completely forgotten about it because it hasn't been hurting anymore!" I just smiled back at him.

So This is the homeopathic remedy he used :

I asked him to see his bottle and it still had some pellets left in it, so he had not used all of the 500 tablets.

Art

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Eric (Florida) on 12/15/2016
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Started drinking apple cider vinger, molasses, baking soda about 5 days ago every morning. I'm a active workout Guy and I was afraid of not being able to go jogging due to my heel spur. I was not able to barely walk right sometimes. This drink has made the whole problem gone. I'm so impressed.. I would recommend this in a heart beat..


Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Roderick (Miami) on 08/21/2015
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Yesterday I spent a few hours on my feet and at night my heel spurs were on fire. Pushing down even lightly on it felt like a nasty bruise.

I found the apple cider vinegar wrap remedy last night and immediately tried it. I used two small hand towels and Saran wrap. I placed the dry towel on my heel and started wrapping from my ankle down. Once the towel was tightly wrapped I poured the ACV down there and soaked the towel. I then finished wrapping to about the arch of my foot. This left my toes comfortably uncovered.

I slept about 7 hours and then took them off. My heels were like grapes. I thought that maybe I over did it. I pushed on the heel and felt no pain.

Today I was on my feet for hours and my feet feel great compared to yesterday. I don't have the bruising feeling. I just wrapped them again. I don't think I'll need to continue this very long. I'll update

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Melissa (Indianapolis, In) on 08/26/2015

Yes, please update. I am soaking in Apple Cider Vinegar and taking 2 tb a day.i can see the deposits pushing thru my achilles. I've changed to expensive support shoes and refuse to have surgery. I heard vinegar dissolves calcium. Here we go!


Supplements
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 08/19/2017

Dear Md. Rais,

Acid a Kal is a supplement with calcium, magnesium and vitamin K, if memory serves me correctly.

I bought this for my husband for heel spurs and it did not work for him.

I started to give him very small amounts of borax in the water he took to work each day. About 1/16 of a teaspoon per half gallon of water. It took many months, but during that time, the bony protrusions on his heels got much smaller and his pain went away.

I believe it is the boron in the borax that works. If you cannot find borax, you may be able to find a boron supplement. But borax is very cheap.

~Mama to Many~


Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Mary (Escanaba, Mi) on 06/24/2011
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I am a foot reflexologist and I have been having pain in my heel from what I believe is a heel spur. I had been working on my feet and enduring the pain as I did not want to have cortizone injections. I started wrapping my heel with an ace bandage soaked in ACV. I also starting taking it orally 2 T daily as I have read many other benefits of ACV. Also, a huge plus, the wrap on my heel took away all the built up callus. I am going to wrap my other foot as well!


Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Art (California) on 12/17/2021 1254 posts

I just wanted to do an update on Jane who had heel spurs and plantar fasciitis in both feet that meant that the only way for her to get around was with a wheelchair as the pain was intolerable if she tried to stand on her feet.

As of about 3 months of the treatment plan, both feet are now pain free and her doctors are amazed. Regarding her seizure like issues, she reports that this issue has diminished a bit more also.

It sounds like Jane is going to have a very nice Christmas this year after her doctors had told her about 5 months ago that they could do nothing to help her and that she would remain in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.

Here is a link to Jane's story on Earth Clinic:

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/heel-spurs-treatment-home-remedies3.html#cf

I will add this update to the Plantar Fasciitis page also as she has now recovered from both issues.

Art


Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Deirdre (Connecticut) on 12/19/2021

Hi Art,

Thank you for recommending this remedy to us! Just started on it today. I have an old, repetitive stress fracture on one foot that becomes very painful when I walk, run, or do karate for any length of time. I will let you know how it goes! The dose on the bottle is 4 tablets 3x a day so I'm starting with that. Thanks again!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jane Mnt (Fairfax VÀ ) on 11/23/2016
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Thank God lead by Him to your web. I felt something usually on my left foot, but I was ok. It not bothered me. Somehow last late September 2016, both feet were inflame, around soles and needles seem poked under your soles!

I walked led as handicapped, not able to walk! I hurried ordered vitamine B complex, magnesium, calcium, potassium as my sister said that lack of those kind could gave me that sickness

X-ray showed that I have little bone spur on both feet. Oh, ye little but in pain, and not able to walk! Dr let me go to therapist. Help only 1/10 or 2/10 if I was lucky got the therapist with instrument to do the groupon (not sure the correct name) .other therapists they don' t have their own devices, they only massaged, not help at all!

Then how lucky I was, searching cure zone.com, it lead me to you . I applied vinager on both feet during whole night, the next morning, oh thank God I saw I was on heaven . I don't know how to use words to describe my happiness, my gratitude to your link with all readers had shared their success by using all the remedies on your link about bone spurs

May god bless you, link and readers, may God bless all seekers in pain, in need open mind to try all methods to avoid the unnecessary surgery

Jane MNT


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Sue (Bellingham, Wa) on 10/25/2017

Oh gosh, sorry I didn't see this comment to get back to you. Now it's over a year later. Anyway it was approximately 2 TBspoons of ACV, 1 TBspoon of Molasses and about a teaspoon or little less of baking soda. All dissolved in very hot, formerly boiling water. It's not awful tasting and it worked. Good luck!


Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by June (Australia) on 03/18/2014
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Apple cider vinegar wrap worked for mey heel spur I was in agony for months I had 3 cortozone injections in a week, that's how bad I was. I used a paper towel and made it damp but not soakin put it on my heel for most of the day. When it dried out I repeated the procedure. I did this for 6 weeks taking it of at night and I have been pain free for a year and a half. It sounded really daft but I think its fantastic. My skin peeled where I put to much but it wasn't painful. My brother soaked his feet in a bucket of water with apple cider vinegar added and he got relief too.

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Corcoran's (Foley, Al) on 01/23/2015
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On the Apple Cider Vinegar for heel spurs, we use Organic Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar, Unfiltered.Organic Unrefined. It still has apple bits in it. You can find this in grocery stores or you can order online . This means the apples and the tree were never sprayed with chemicals and it's important to have the bits from the fermenting.


Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Art (California) on 12/19/2021 1254 posts

Hi Deirdre,

Specifically for a fracture, you may have better results using Calc Phos.

https://www.pureformulas.com/calcarea-phosphorica-6x-500-tablets-by-hylands.html?accountid=53000524&CAWELAID=1664063491&CATARGETID=530005240008779763&cadevice=c&gclid=Cj0KCQiAzfuNBhCGARIsAD1nu-8jXe2iT72sxUXdx9XPcHOXp626Q5EL4D4knJW2xRraC02IVcKpZiQaAoh6EALw_wcB

Symphytum could also be useful :

https://www.pureformulas.com/symphytum-officinale-30c-by-boiron.html

These should ship free.

Good luck and I look forward to your update!

Art


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Sue (Bellingham, Wa) on 10/29/2016
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Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda - Heel Spur

Well, it's been less than 24 hrs and it seems to be working: a lot less pain, it's almost gone, went from about a scary 9 to a reassuring I'll be normal again 2 on a pain scale, and that's a big improvement. I feel grateful to Earth Clinic and Earth Clinic posters. Thanks everyone! Even tho I have no idea why ACV, molasses, and baking soda works to resolve this painful condition, I'll keep doing this till it is gone and I can walk pain free. I don't think you can get into much trouble making concoctions from what you've already got in the kitchen. Doctors are great when you need them, but it's really nice when you don't. :)

Borax
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/27/2016
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My husband has had trouble with his feet for a long time. He had plantar faciitis pain, which his mother also had. We found that the correct shoe made a big difference in his pain. He gets a well supporting shoe. Related to the platar faciitis is that he developed heel spurs. On the back of each heel he had a boney protrusion that resembled a half an avacado pit. I tried many different remedies from Earth Clinic and other things, and I can't even recall what they all were. But nothing was helping.

Somewhere along the line I started to give him borax 4-5 days a week for something else. While the dose for men is 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water sipped through the day, this was too much for him. Instead, I put 1/16th of a teaspoon in his water for work (total of about 6 cups of water.) And he drank this through the day.

Over the course of many months, maybe a year, the heel spurs decreased in size, significantly and are barely noticable now. It took years to develop them, so it is not unreasonable to expect it to take a long time to heal. Though some people seem to experience relief more quickly with some remedies. Perhaps if his gut could have tolerated a higher dose, it would have worked more quickly.

But it worked for him. I could tell he moved gingerly when he first got up in the morning from the pain in his feet. He doesn't do that now.

Apparently borax can help to balance the calcium-magnesium balance in the body. I am guessing this is why it worked. For some, magensium supplementation works. But the easiest remedy for him was a bit of borax daily.

~Mama to Many~


Exercises
Posted by Dave (Riverside, Ca.) on 01/17/2012
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BALLET DANCER EXERCISES FOR HEEL SPURS!

I had a big heel spur on my right foot for 4 years. It got to the point where I almost couldn't walk it was so painful! I talked to the doctor about it and she said "if it is very painful I can send you to a specialist but I believe you will need surgery".

I had tried all types of exercises that were recommeded for heel spurs and they didn't help.

Quite by accident I clicked on FOOT EXCERCISES on the internet and I saw the people that do ballet dancing doing excercises for their feet.

The dancers were sitting with their legs straight and pointing their toes and foot forward like the ballerinas do when they are dancing, arching the top of the foot. So I tried it and almost instantly my pain went away and my heel spur went away! When you point the foot forward you have to hold the foot and tighten the muscles. I usually hold mine for 3 to 4 minutes and afterwards I have no pain!

I do this daily to avoid pain!

If I don't do these exercises the pain will come back but not as badly. Also today I have no pain and no heel spur. And I never needed surgery!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Tim (Gulf Shores, Alabama) on 01/17/2007
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I have been suffering with heel pain for months now and have tried everything, heat, cold, wrapes, Advil, etc, etc.I want you to know that I believe in Dr. and medicine so my wife made this stuff with ACV and said try this for a week once a day so I did. You would not believe this the pain was gone in 3 days. Here is what she gave me. 2 tbsp of ACV 1 tbsp molasses and 1 tsp of baking soda mix well and drink. I can walk barefooted with no pain. I think she got the recipe from this site. Thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Pammie (Australia) on 10/26/2021
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Hi all,

I have had heel spurs for 8 weeks. In a lot pain. I had x-ray ultra scan which showed a heel spur flat arch. I had a shock wave treatment which didn't help much so I tried Apple vinegar wraps. brown paper bag soaked in a cup of vinegar. Brown bag in old slippers when home. changed when dry to wet moist ones. I started with 5 times a day for only day 3 and no pain. I kept it up for two weeks but such a relief to walk on heel again.

Try it, it works 🦶😀


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Gilly (Uk) on 08/15/2017
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So glad I found this site for for heel pain cures- I soaked my feet for 20 mins in about 1/2 tsp borax per litre hot water and today was the first day for 3 months that I have not had painful shooting pains every few minutes- not a single pain! After just one soak- I can't believe it's possible!

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap, Epsom Salt Soak
Posted by Gloria (Ct) on 01/07/2017
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ACV wrap for Heel spurs:

I start in the a.m. I place a 3 x 3 gauze pad soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar then wrap my heel in saran wrap and place a sock over my foot to hold it in place. I wear this all day.

I also drink 1 tab Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 1 tab. raw honey in a glass of water 2 x a day.

Before bedtime, I remove the wrap and soak my foot in a tub with 1/4 cup epsom salt dissolved in warm to hot water for about 10 to 15 minutes pat dry and then rub with foot cream to soften the peeled looking skin (some skin falls off but don't pick at it)

Do this for 2 to 3 weeks. It will feel better. Gloria


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Becky (Columbus, Oh) on 06/10/2015

Could you use honey instead of molasses



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