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How to remove a spur


The spurs, especially those that appear in the heel that are the most frequent, are small bony protuberances that appear as a consequence of having done repeated exercises such as dancing or running for a long time, or as a consequence of a plantar fasciitis.

Although in some cases they may not cause problems or appreciable symptoms, the truth is that in many other cases they can cause pain and problems when walking, so some treatment that facilitates their elimination is required.

Today the most appropriate method to eliminate a spur is to undergo surgery, however there are some guidelines that can help mitigate discomfort.

Use orthopedic insoles

Orthopedic insoles are one of the most effective ways to correct the problem of spurs. This type of templates are usually made of a soft material that cushions the footsteps. Through its use we manage to reduce the pain and little by little reduce the bone calcification or spur.

With the use of orthopedic insoles, what we get is that the foot rests directly on it instead of on the shoe so we avoid pain and pressure.

Many of them can be purchased in establishments in which orthopedic devices are sold, although in some cases it is preferable that the templates are personalized for each case.

Wear proper shoes

Another way to facilitate the healing of a spur is to use appropriate footwear that suits the problem. Ideally, it is a padded footwear and have a certain thickness in the heel part. It is also very important that the footwear fits perfectly to the foot so that when using it we reduce the inflammation caused by the spur.

The footwear must be complemented with the use of orthopedic insoles, so you must take into account the size of the shoe to be able to place them comfortably. In some cases it is necessary to have a special width so that the foot fits properly, although the specialist will be responsible for giving you the appropriate guidelines.

Do stretching exercises

Stretching exercises in this area can also be very effective in relieving the discomfort of the calcaneal spur. Something as simple as stretching the toes or rolling a rubber ball with the sole of the foot can help improve symptoms a lot.

Thanks to the stretching exercises we also get to recover the mobility of this area, although it is necessary to maintain certain constancy and repeat the exercises to treat the spurs, on a daily basis.

Take rest

The first weeks following the appearance of a spur, it is essential to keep the maximum possible rest so that we do not exert pressure on the area and the symptoms worsen.

During these days we must reduce to the maximum any physical activity that involves running or walking for too long. It is also important to avoid overweight and begin to practice stretching exercises to relieve symptoms.

Remove a spur by surgery

Surgery is the last resort that is used to eliminate the spur definitively, however you should only opt for it when the remedies available today to alleviate the problem do not work or the pain prevents the person to make a normal life .

Many of the interventions that are carried out of this type consist of filing the spur. It is done through a minimally invasive intervention although it is true that it is not exempt from some complications and that it does not guarantee a total recovery.

Use of night splints

Surgery is the last resort that is used to eliminate the spur definitively, however you should only opt for it when the remedies available today to alleviate the problem do not work or the pain prevents the person to make a normal life .

Many of the interventions that are carried out of this type consist of filing the spur. It is done through a minimally invasive intervention although it is true that it is not exempt from some complications and that it does not guarantee a total recovery.

The use of night splints or other similar remedies known as the Sock of Strasbourg should always be recommended by a medical specialist. This type of splints in particular the Sock of Strasbourg, consist precisely of a sock with a strip of velcro in the upper part that fits the knee while keeping the toes stretched.

What is achieved through the use of these methods is that when sleeping we keep the plantar fascia stretched so that the foot is in a resting state and the spur does not have any type of pressure. In this way we reduce the pain, although it will be necessary to use them for a minimum of two to three months to start obtaining results.

Keep in mind that the appearance of a spur is somewhat painful and that it may take some time until the discomfort is reduced. The important thing is to take the appropriate measures, follow the recommendations of the specialist and be aware until finally the spur disappears.

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