Heel Spurs Treatment - Home Remedies that Work!

| Modified on Nov 02, 2023
Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Robert (Barrie, Ontario) on 02/01/2017

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Posted by Donna Hyde (Lincoln, NE) on 07/06/2009

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Roderick (Miami) on 08/21/2015

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

Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Art (California) on 09/25/2021 2159 posts

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.


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Gilly (Uk) on 08/15/2017

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, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Eric (Florida) on 12/15/2016

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, 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 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!

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by June (Australia) on 03/18/2014

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
Posted by Jane Mnt (Fairfax VÀ ) on 11/23/2016

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

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

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!

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

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 🦶😀

Calc. Fluor 6X
Posted by Art (California) on 12/17/2021 2159 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:


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


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!!

Iodine Grid Painting
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 04/11/2021

Iodine grid-line painting on the heel is a popular Russian remedy for heel spurs. Paint vertical and horizontal iodine lines on the heel daily for 3 weeks. Lugol's 2% is used.

I use this on my hips and joints and it does work! I can't find anything (in english) as to why it works. If you speak russian, there is plenty. Here is a TV Show from Moscow I found about the use of iodine in russian medicine but I can't understand it.

Йод - польза или вред? Здоровье. (01.04.2018)


Maybe someone reading this can translate this and add to my post.

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

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. :)

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/27/2016

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~

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Corcoran's (Foley, Al) on 01/23/2015

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap
Posted by Suzanneh (Newcastle, Australia ) on 10/10/2013

My family laughed at me when I told them I was going to try an apple cider vinegar wrap for my heel spur. The first morning, it did feel better, but didn't last for long only a few hours. The next day it felt better. The third day it felt heaps better. Not sure if I felt something perhaps break in the heal like the spur broke off. Anyway we are at the Bathurst racetrack now for the big race and I have been walking around a lot and it is good, so much better than before I tried it only a very small amount of pain now. Will do a few more treatments when we go back home.

Posted by Sophia (Sanaa, Yemen) on 04/08/2012

Hi I would like to thank this site for helping me cure my heel pain. I stubbled upon this site while trying to find a cure for my pain. I read everything from people who were suffering like me with similar symptoms. I was almost hopeless and was thinking about surgery to relieve my pain. I read in this site that some people used ACV and some people used calcium. I was planning to go and get the ACV.

I decided to use the calcium pills that I had sitting in my medicine cabinet which I don't use regularly. I took the first night two tablet which were 600 mg each. I felt that the pain was better when I got out of bed and took my first few steps. I was so amazed and surprised at what two tablets had done. The next day I took two tablets at night and the pain was even less. Today is my third day and I cannot believe it. I am almost painfree. I will continue using calcium supplements so that my pain stays away. So, I thank God, who guided me to your site and I thank you for helping people like me. Thank you! Thank you! For this wonderful site.