Heel Spurs Treatment - Home Remedies that Work!

Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap

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Posted by Christian (Rowlett, TX) on 05/03/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar cures heel spurs.

Instructions: Soak apple cider vinegar with a cloth and applied on your heel for 6-8 hrs. You can wrap it with a plastic bag around your heel while you sleep. You might need to repeat the process for several days.

Depending on how bad the heel spur, the process will take longer. If the pain is not relieved after doing this process for long period of time, then you might have a different problem and advised to see your doctor.


Apple Cider Vinegar Wrap, Epsom Salt Soak

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Posted by Gloria (Ct) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Mabel (Canada) on 03/15/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

After about 2 weeks of suffering from heel pain in my right foot, making it very difficult to walk- I made the ACV, blackstrap molasses and baking soda drink this morning - the difference is amazing. The pain has largely subsided compared to just a day ago, after just 1 glass. I plan to make another one and continue with 2 glasses a day until the pain has completely gone. I did experience diarrhea this morning but it did not last long.

Replied by Ngozi
(Nigeria)
03/16/2022

Thanks for the clue. Please, include the dosages.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Robert (Barrie, Ontario) on 02/01/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Kim S.
(East Rochester, Ohio)
05/18/2017

Could you tell me the amount of Apple vinegar, molasses and baking soda to use .how is this applied? Your help would be appreciated

Replied by Sharon
(Nsw, Australia)
11/26/2018

Curious as to whether this recipe is applied to the heel spur or do you drink it. There is no mention of water in the recipe!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Eric (Florida) on 12/15/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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 10/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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. :)

Replied by Sur
(Texas)
01/26/2017

Would someone please give me the recipe for ACV, baking soda and honey/molasses they are drinking for heel spurs? I assume drinking. I found a couple of places that said they are rubbing on. Please clarify.

Replied by Sue
(Bellingham, Wa)
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!

Richard
(New York)
07/16/2018

Thanks, Sue. I've had a spur on the back of my heel since 2014. It has gotten smaller but still causes pain, especially when I run. I'm sipping on this concoction as I write this. How often should one take this? Here's hoping it works

Replied by Sue
(Bellingham, Wa)
07/22/2018

Hello Richard, I just came back to this site tonight, to remind myself what the cure was, because I am "footsore." I went hiking for two days in flip flops, sturdy ones, but still, that was not smart. So I'm sipping the concoction too. As per your question above, in the past with the painful heel spur it didn't take long, maybe three days of drinking a mug of the stuff two or three times per day to get complete relief. (And that heel spur never came back.) I hope it is working or has already worked out for you. And I hope it's the cure for being footsore, too.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Mary (Tx) on 06/24/2014
5 out of 5 stars

The ACV, molasses, and baking soda really helps heel spurs after ONLY one day! I can really tell the difference.

Replied by Sam
(Miami, FL)
06/25/2014

Heel spurs could be caused by calcium supplements. One don't need supplement calcium. It should all come from food. Body can't absorb calcium supplements. For centuries it has been know by herbalists that regular intake of horsetail helps prevent bone loss and will speed up the repair of broken bones. Yet, horsetail contains little or no calcium. What it does contain is rich amounts of silica. Apparently, the silica atoms in horsetail can be converted into calcium atoms by the body. However body can't transmute just any old silicon into calcium. In fact, ingesting inorganic silicon will cause decalsification of bones, page 669, book: The Chemistry of Essential Oils by David Stewart.

Replied by Lady Mars
(Lithia, Fl)
06/25/2014

Hi Sam, my husband has heel spurs and there is a strong link between heel spurs and arthritis or another inflammatory disease. Heel spur remedy mentioned of ACV, molasses and baking soda would alkalize the body and reduce inflammation.

Regarding calcium, I have a condition where my body doesn't process calcium very well (hypoparathyroidism). I've been dealing with it for 40 years, and have learned a thing or two about calcium. It's essential for just about every organ in the body, not just bones and teeth. Too little will cause blood pressure to plummet, fainting and the heart to struggle to beat. Been there, done that. (I must take mega-doses of calcium and have never had a heel spur. Neither have other members of my family with this same condition.)

All calciums are not equal; I've tried every kind and calcium citrate is absorbed easiest. It would be best if everyone could get all the calcium they needed from food, but it isn't possible for many and I'd hate for anyone to be discouraged from taking something so essential. If one must choose, too much calcium is preferable to too little.

Replied by Becky
(Columbus, Oh)
06/10/2015

Could you use honey instead of molasses

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
06/11/2015

Dear Becky,

I think the honey would not be harmful, but you may lose some of the benefit of this remedy by substituting. If you use Blackstrap Molasses, you get many additional nutrient benefits. (Honey has great benefits, too, just suited to different situations.) In particular, I think the magnesium content in the Blackstrap may be what helps with the bone spurs.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Erica
(North Carolina)
09/26/2015

I have never tried this but I have a question? Is this a drink or do you just simply rub them on your feet?

EC: A drink...


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Tim (Gulf Shores, Alabama) on 01/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Trudy
(Drumbo, Ontario)
11/30/2009
0 out of 5 stars

I really don't suggest the ACV/molasses/baking soda remedy. Just tried it this morning and it worked like a laxative. I was very sick/nauseous for several hours and after about 30 mins of taking it, had terrible diarrhea.

Replied by Debra Mitchell
(Largo, Fl)
09/07/2010

For the person who had a bad reaction - you probably just shocked your system. I bet if you did try again with a much smaller amount & slowly build up you'd be alright. ACV cures so many things. I bet it is all you need, mixed with water. Good luck.

Replied by Ruthie
(Winchester, Kentucky)
05/16/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Worked wonders for me, I can walk again!!!!

Replied by Kris Maxwell
(Mooresville, Nc)
05/16/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Creatine does wonders for heel spurs. My heel hurt on and off for the better part of 8 years. And I read that creatine could possible help you lose weight, so I started taking the minimum dose. It didn't help the weight loss; only a low carb diet and lots of exercise. But my heel stopped hurting. Then my sweet little Bichon torn what is similar to our ACL, and my vet said the surgery would be $2,000. During my research, I read on the internet it is likely the other would tear, and then a rapid form of arthritis would probably set in. So because it was also a ligament, I gave him creatine. 2 years later he walks and jumps fine. He isn't 100%, but probably 83%. Not really bad for an 8 year old dog.

By the way I also read a lot of the smaller breeds were tearing ligaments because of early neutering. It seems they need those sex hormones to develop strong ligaments. But my heel and Max's knee are virtually healed because of the creatine. Only pure creatine, nothing else added.


Borax

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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~


Borax Foot Bath

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Posted by Gilly (Uk) on 08/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by Debbie
(Gloucester, Uk)
08/24/2017

Where are you buying it in the UK? I haven't been able to get hold of it.

Replied by Art
(California)
08/24/2017
1291 posts

In reply to Debbie (Gloucester, Uk),

Here is one place you might be able to get it.

Art

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Borax-Sodium-Tetraborate-Decahydrate-99-9-Pure-Lab-Grade-1KG-1000g-/321145555408

Replied by Debbie
(Gloucester, Uk)
08/25/2017

Thanks, Art. I did stumble across this listing and messaged the seller to ask if it comes packaged in original 20 Team Mule packaging. Apparently, if I purchase a 25KG bag it will be, but if I purchase anything less than 25KG it will be shipped in a clear polybag as they split the 25KG bags down into to smaller sizes. I'm a bit nervous about ordering white powder in a polybag from the internet, but I think I might be willing to risk it!

Replied by Art
(California)
08/25/2017
1291 posts

Debbie (Gloucester, Uk),

You're welcome.

This one looks like it comes in the 20 Mule Team Borax box.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/20-Mule-Team-Borax-Laundry-Booster-76-Oz/1200190878

Art


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Lady Tee (Chicago, Illinois) on 05/30/2016

I had heel spurs on both feet. The treatment I used was an old remedy my grandparents gave me.

  1. Soak feet in mixture of 1/4 cup of Borax, 1 capful of ammonia, and 1 gallon of cool or lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water, using a washcloth to rub your feet. Let feet air dry (I used an electric fan to speed up the drying process).
  2. Wrap green banana peels (not yellow) on the heels and tape it with duct tape. Put white cotton socks over them. Keep this on overnight.
  3. In the morning, take the peel and tape off, rinse feet and air dry again. Put on ACV with a cotton ball and let it dry on your feet.

I did this for about 5 days...But I noticed a great improvement after the 1st treatment.

The extra skin, which I'm supposing was the heel spur, or excess skin, came off (around the 3rd day)!!

I have been heel spur free for 3 years and counting...And yes, my job requires me to stand 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week...It worked for me :) I hope it can help anyone else!


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Marcia (Washington, Dc) on 09/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I am on day 6 of borax soaks for a heel spur. I have cut down from 1/2 cup in the foot soaker to about 1/4 cup.


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Jason (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much Ted, I did the borax foot bath for my heel spur and its so much better after just 24 hours...


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Brook (Ny, Ny) on 09/25/2009

Ted: My husband has a large bone spur on top of his foot and runs to the side of his foot. He acquired this through a trauma to his foot, years ago. He has started soaking his foot in Borax and a bit of chlorox. How long will it take the bone spur to go away? Also, when he soaks, he notices his bone spurs hurts. Is this a good sign? Please let me know. Thank you.

Replied by Leelannee
(Sussex, Nj)
09/27/2009

Brook, I had bone spurs on my wrists for many years. I took a certain type of calcium, and they dissolved and haven't grown back.

Eliyah
(South Carolina)
05/03/2016

Would you please give me details on the calcium you used for bone spurs? I would really appreciate the help! Thank you!


Borax Foot Bath
Posted by Connie (Diana, Tx) on 09/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I tore my achillles about 3 weeks ago on a cool down part of dance video..The pain is awful when u first get up in the morning..I couldn't wear my sandals or go barefooted I had to wear my tennis shoe from then on..I started the search for remedies a week ago and saw Ted's borax bath remedy..

I made a Foot Bath of 1/2 tsp to 1 liter of COLD water and soaked my feet in it for 30 mins every night..

The very first night I could feel the pain lessen all the way up calf..You'll have to wear a good shoe.. But I was able to start stretching that part back out..I'm only a week into this but so far this has really helped..Many, many thanks Ted..

PS: I wish I had looked here a lot sooner.



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