Grapefruit Seed Extract
I had a heel spur for three years and tried hundreds of dollars in remedies to no avail. Then heard about grapefruit seed extract. I happened to have a small bottle. I applied a few drops to my heel, put a bandaid on to keep the extract on my heel and then went to bed. The next morning it was almost gone, did the same on the second night, next morning completely gone.
I went to a foot doctor. Had heel spur. He put infraredheat on my heal two or three times and it was cured. Nothing else. Thank God he was not into doing surgery as it seems that was the normal.
Iodine Grid Painting
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.
HEEL SPUR...too much uric acid in the system. I had to alkaline, and there is several ways to do that, but I chose lemons. I watched a doctor on a talk show who said he took 5 lemons per day for his health. I did 1 lemon in water three times per day. I don't remember how long it took, maybe a week and the spurs on my heel were gone.
I had bone spurs several years back.. I looked up this.. What caused it I found that magnesium and calcium are not in balance and it calcifies.. So I started to use magnesium oil.. I sprayed it all over my body and I soaked my feet in warm water and magnesium oil just to below the ankles.. Every day for 30 days. 10 drops in water every.. I swear by this.. I also make my own now.
Magnesium with Calcium, Vitamin D3
Magnesium with Calcium and vitamin D3 supplement works for me. I have been a type two diabetic for 20 years now. I recently developed heel pain in my left foot. I had a MRI done and it is a heel spur. I take two pills once a day and in two weeks I am noticing less pain and more comfort when walking. I do not drink milk and I am on insulin therapy with metformin. I am 52 and bike daily and play softball twice a week. I hope this helps someone. I also tried Magnesium Oil and it made it worse for me.
Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin C
My son had a painful heel spur. The doctors offered little help. He used magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, in capsules. In three days the pain subsided, and in 2 weeks it was all gone. He is a big man, so he used a pill of each, twice a day. I don't know the mg of each, but it pretty standard. Hope this will help someone. Thank you.
I have a friend from Africa and he said to
- Get a rock 1/2 the size of your heel and put it on the gas cooker to make it really hot.
- Put a sock on your foot and then put your heel on the rock and keep it on for as long as you can.
- Do this three times in a row. Keep doing it for three weeks and it will be gone for ever.
I have tried it for the last week and it works. I have had a heel spur for two years and it was so painful.
Good luck, Denise
I have had a heel spur for 9 months and went and had a remedial massage ( it was hard) on the calves and hamstrings. One hour treatment and the pain in the heel was gone.
The spur was chronic and I done hours of research, nowhere did I read about getting a massage till my massuer mentioned it. Makes sense as all the muscles are interconnected and the massage loosened the tight muscles.
I have had ongoing issues with heel spurs for 15 years. They come and go, but currently I have had extreme pain from one for almost a year. In the past, my podiatrist could help with cortisone, inserts, brace, therapy, etc. , but no luck so far this time. One thing that has helped is freezing a soup can in the freezer. When frozen, roll the sole and heel of your foot back and forth over the inflamed area, and this does provide some welcome relief for a while. I do it for about 20 minutes every evening. Good luck!
I had an extremely painful heel spur and elected to go with chiropractic treatments. My chiropracter worked on the muscles and tendons with ultrasound and simple massage. She said the problem was the tendons, ligaments, etc. and that I was loosing the arch in my foot. To get it back she suggested getting a golf ball and rolling it along the arch of the foot (ball on floor, roll with bottom of foot) to work out the tightness and inflamation. This is fairly painful when inflamed, so be prepared(no pain, no gain) After about 6 weeks the pain went away and I have been fine since. By the way, the spur is still there(saw it in an x-ray recently), it just isn't bothering me.
MSM, Magnesium, ACV
I had heel spurs for 2 years and was getting steroid shots. Thank god for EC. I used 1,000 mg of msm, 1,000 mg of magnesium and 2 Apple Cider Vinegar tabs, daily, Within 1 week I was completely healed.
Rolling Heel on Golf Ball
My heel only started hurting 2 days ago but checked my favorite site, Earth Clinic an hour ago. Did a couple minutes of the foot stretch that others posted on here then fixed the acv, molasses and baking soda which I'm drinking while soaking my foot in Ice water.
Ironically, before I soaked my foot I noticed I didn't have heel pain any long er!!!! Wow. So folks, try the foot stretches first. They work!! Thank you Earth Clinic/ Deirdre as you've done so much for me as I've used this site for years and told many peeps about it!!!! Blessings to you.
Rolling Heel on Golf Ball
I used to do foot reflexology. X-rays in June 2017 confirmed I had a heel spur. I called the reflexologist who works on my feet. He said using a golf ball will help break up the spur. I placed the ball on the floor and rolled my heel over it several times as much as I could tolerate the first day. It hurt a LOT, but the next day the pain was decreased about 90%. I did this for 2-3 months while watching TV and barely feel it now. No fuss, no muss.
I read on another board that Acid-A-Cal could stop heel spurs and it works, I was suffering with pain for over six months and after three days of taking this stuff the pain is almost gone, I'm going to finish this bottle and hope the problem doesn't come back, if it does, I know what to get. Sure beats expensive and painful surgery!
I don't understand how this stuff works, it says it helps the absorption of calcium, perhaps the heel spurs are being reabsorbed?