Heel Spurs Treatment - Home Remedies that Work!

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Posted by Cheryl (Scone, Australia) on 04/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

i have tryed the ice water remedy and found no difference in the time the other people did but after using it constantly for two months it did work and i have not suffered from my spur in the last 18 months to two years i do now highly reccomend it

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Posted by Geoff (Neptune, NJ) on 01/05/2009
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Heel Spur Remedy (Cold water/Hot water, Tennis Ball)

I found many of the suggestions quite helpful and ended up combining a number of treatments which had immediate results.

Although my foot did not seem as bad off as some others, it was still impacting my mobility and posture forcing me to walk on the outside of my foot. I was schedule to see a doctor tomorrow and feel as if the treatment has eliminated the need to see the podiatrist. After reading many of the "Standards of Care" remedies used by doctors, they did not sound very helpful. They sounded expensive and invasive...

One tub of very cold water about 3 inches deep. Non chlorinated.

One tub of very hot water with a half cup of epson salt about 3 inches deep. Non chlorinated.

First start by placing the foot in the cold water and leave submerged for about 5-10 minutes or as long as one can stand the extreme cold. Then placing the foot directly into the hot water.

This was repeated twice by replacing the water over a 30 minute period.

Then a tennis ball was used for about 20 minutes under the arch of the foot.

Using a combination of fast rolling and pressing the ball motions, the objective was to compress the ball as much as possible and apply pressure to the back of the arch near the heel.

I intend on following through for several days with this treatment to make sure that the heel is back to normal.

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Posted by Rajendra Kumar (Berlin, Germany) on 01/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars


After Reading the comments of Anonymous' and Allen from Cincinnati about the Ice water treatment for the heel spur, I decided to give it a try.

BTW, I have the heel spur and the pain for more than 7 months now. I have taken anti-inflammatory drugs, Cortisone injections and also Shock Wave Therapy for 3 times to get the heel spur cured, but all this did not cure the pain. All these treatments led to somewhat decrease in the pain but did not cure completely. Finally, I decided to try something else and fortunately I found this forum and the feedback from the users about the Ice water therapy.

Yesterday, I decided to try it out. I just took ICE cold water in a tub and immersed my feet in the water for 30 minutes . Already today iIfind great relief and most of the pain from the heel is gone, since I have done this only once the pain is not gone 100% but around 80% reduction I would say. I plan to continue this regime for few more days. I thought that this feedback might help some one in great pain caused by heel spur . I would suggest you to just try the Ice water therapy, which works wonders.

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Posted by Allen (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 10/20/2007
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After reading the anonymous' comments about relieving heel spur pain with soaking the foot in ice water, I decided to give it a try.

I started last Sunday evening soaking in about 3 inches of water with ice cubes for about 5 minutes. I continue doing this 2 times a day and after only 2 days my heel spur pain was gone. I had dealt with this for more than a month, trying custom orthotics, a cortisone shot, stretching exercises and Advil to no avail.

Ice water worked for me too.

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Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 07/13/2007
5 out of 5 stars

After getting two cortisone shots, I still had heel spur pain, Cold or hot compresses didn't work for me, and instead of going back to the doctor for a 3rd shot, and another bill to pay, I was determined to try my own remedy. I got one of those plastic Tupperware tubs and filled it w cold water, then I put a tray of ice cubes in it. I soaked my food ankle deep for @30min last night and did the same technique mid afternoon today, and already my heel spur is gone!!. I believe any bone ailment is best cured by submerging in water. You also have better movement in water. Maybe best to get to swimming pool.