Heel Spurs Treatment - Home Remedies that Work!

Ultrasound Treatments
Posted by Aaron (Irving, Tx) on 02/14/2008
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I work as a medical professional and see heel spurs on a daily basis. Not only have I seen this problem, I also was one to have a bad heel spur in my heel.

Ultrasound treatments, along with correct alignment of the hips and back, can cure this problem. Ultrasound is commonly used in the sports medicine field to help increase blood flow to areas of pain and where problems persist (note that this type of ultrasound treatment is not the same ultrasound as used on pregnant women). The ultrasound will help soften the calcium of the heel spur and help the body reabsorb it.

Treatments should be continuous 5-7minutes per time with a intensity of .5. Athletic trainers, physical therapist and chiropractors have access to this type of treatment.

Also, I have found that correct alignment of the hips and back can lead to severe heel pain which can result in heel spurs. If the hips and back are out of line then too much pressure can be put on one heel as opposed to the other. This mis-alignment can cause poor biomechanics and cause severe heel pain. A chiropractor can help assess and see if this can be the problem and help correct it.