Heel Spur Prevention Measures

by Sam Malone

Heel spurs can be really painful and uncomfortable. Also sometimes known as plantar fasciitis, though this is not, strictly speaking, the same thing at all. Heel spurs can give you really debilitating pain that cannot really be effectively helped with the use of pain killers alone. There would also have to be other things used along with medication which will help to remedy the situation. Keep in mind that the most important thing with reference to taking adequate care of heel spurs is that you need to rest your feet. This is often overlooked by people who generally have to go about their daily routines. But keep in mind that there is no hope for a complete cure without rest. Apart from this golden rule to curing any kind of foot related ailment, the next thing you should be thinking about is providing comfort. Aching feet, particularly the heel where a lot of weight is concentrated, needs a lot of comfort. This can be provided by warm foot soaks to which you can add some amount of Epsom salts. Epson salts, or for that matter, any salts, have the unique ability to absorb the worst of the pain from your feet. Try and soak your feet for about half an hour at a time.

The next thing is to get a massage. You should try and use mustard oil for this purpose, as this is considered to be extremely useful in helping to fight the pain and discomfort. Moreover, mustard oil also helps because it has some amount of curative properties. Mustard oil is also extremely warm in nature and it will add to the much required warmth that is needed in such cases. Keep in mind that you should not massage too hard or too deeply. It is always advisable to be mild, as this will help, whereas pressure can work adversely. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you should try and look for a cure that will be long term and will not allow this problem to recur. There are two such things. One is that you ought to avoid wearing even an inch of heel in your shoes. This will automatically allow your total weight to be distributed all over the body. The second thing is to get shoes professionally fitted for daily wear and usage such as walking and so on. Following a combination of these methods should easily help with curing heel spur.

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