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Suggestions for pain relief or 6mm heel spur exercises?

Asked 3 years ago

Hi, I've recently been told I have a 6mm heel spur. Always sore, just different degrees of pain! Any suggestions for relief, exercises? Will it get better? Might insoles or orthotics help? Thanks

Kaliyah Irwin

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Foot flexes, and stretches can help relieve heel spur pain. There are also over-the-counter medicines that may help. You could put ice on the area, massage it, or use night splints. Some doctors recommend cortisone injection, ESWT therapy, or even surgery. One thing you can do immediately is to get custom orthotic insoles for extra cushioning and support.

Wesley Chambers

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

For a home remedy, you can follow some routines like regular stretches. Calf stretches or foot flexes might relieve the pain. On the other hand, you can apply an ice bag at least twice a day. If it is still not enough then high-quality orthotic insoles can help. Insoles are proven to lessen such heel spur pain.

Kaden Stewart

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Regardless of the intensity of pain due to heel spurs, you can achieve pain relief using the following;

  • Use of NSAIDs
  • Rest and activity modification,
  • Ice application,
  • Weight reductioneasingHeel spur stretches,
  • Orthotics (insoles or inserts)

In particular, insoles help by redistributing the pressure on the foot, easing pain in the process.

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