Abnormal extension of bones present in heel which cause discomfort, inflammation and pain in the affected area is known as heel spurs. Those who belong to sports field or have active lifestyles are more susceptible to heel spur. There are many reasons which cause heel spurs such as lifting heavy objects, improper footwear, weight gain, and weak calf muscle and due to sudden increase in daily activities. In order to fight this problem there are several home remedies for heel spur from different parts of the world.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the effective home remedies. All you have to do is cut a paper in the shape of a heel and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Try this daily for next four to five days and see the effects of it.
Chlorinated water is also helpful in bringing down the inflammation and relieving the pain. Drinking alfalfa tea more than twice a day on regular basis is helpful in decreasing the pain and discomfort. Try to consume food rich in calcium as it is counted as one of the great home remedies for heel spur. Applying flaxseed pack on the affected area on regular basis will bring down the inflammation and pain of the heels caused by the spur formation.
Consuming 500 mg of curcumin (yellow pigment of turmeric) empty stomach early morning is also helpful in treating this problem. Another home remedy is to warp cheese cloth dipped in linseed oil around the heel and let it stay there for few hours. Coconut oil massage to the affected area is also very much helpful in reducing the pain.
Try to soak your feet regularly in the borax solution. It is considered one of the effective home remedies for heel spur. To wrap cabbage leaves around the affected area is believed to be effective for reducing the pain and inflammation. Applying a mixture of baking soda, molasses and apple cider vinegar is one of the effective home remedies.
Orthopedic molds are quite effective in treating heel spurs. They are easily available in market. Just place these molds under the heel in your shoes on regular basis. It will give you relief from the abnormal situation. Always keep in mind to reduce the pressure on your feet by means of some weight management exercises. Strengthen your calf muscles and the muscles of the lower part of your legs by calf exercises.