Calcaneal spur is a common clinical condition which significantly affects the quality of life with its chronic unbearable pain.
Calcaneal spur occurs when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone. This complaint occur over a period of many months.
Heel spur are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated tearing of membrane that covers heel bone. Calcaneal spur usually common among athletes whose activity includes large amount of running and jumping.
Walking gait abnormalities which place excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves near heel.
- Running and jogging especially on hard surface.
- Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes.
- Excessive weight and obesity.
As such heel spur or calcaneal spur causes no symptoms but it can be associated with intermittent pain or chronic pain especially while walking, jogging and running. Sometimes, pain of heel spur is like knife or pin sticking into the bottom of the feet.
When you first stand up in morning after a night sleep the pain worsens and is decreased when you walk more.
ROLE OF HOMEOPATHY
Calcaneal spur affects daily activities to a major extent. Pain usually gets worse day by day and if not treated on time, leads to further damage.
Conventional treatment with involves giving pain killers, steroidal injections or as a last resort surgery. However, these seldom give permanent results and problem tends to recur.
Homeopathy on the other hand has shown wonderful results in treating calcaneal spur. More than 80% cases of calcaneal spur are successfully treated by homeopathy at our center at Healing Harmony with 0% recurrence on long term follow-up. Homeopathy not only helps in repairing the muscles and ligaments covering the heel bone but also helps you preventing further heel damage.
Along with homeopathic medicines below exercises and preventive measures helps in speedy recovery:
- Wearing arched shoes/soles
- Avoid walking bear feet. At home wear soft slippers
- Use hot fomentation. Fill a bottle of glass water and roll it under your feet. This helps in providing hot fomentation as well as realigns the shape of your foot.
- Stretch your feet. Stand on your toes & then stand on your heels. Repeat this atleast 10 times as many times as possible during the day.
Here is a testimony of a patient of calcaneal spur treated at Healing Harmony
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