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What non-surgical treatments are recommended for heel spurs?

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If you have heel pain that persists for more than one month, consult a health care provider. He or she may recommend conservative treatments such as:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Taping or strapping to rest stressed muscles and tendons
  • Shoe inserts or orthotic devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints

From: Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Podiatric Medical Association: "Heel Pain," "General Foot Health." American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine: "Running and Your Feet." American Podiatric Medical Association: "Rearfoot Surgery." FamilyDoctor.org: "Plantar Fasciitis: "A Common Cause of Heel Pain."        Green, D. Podiatry Today, May 2006.




DeLee: DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine,  3rd ed.

The Nemours Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

SOURCES: American Podiatric Medical Association: "Heel Pain," "General Foot Health." American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine: "Running and Your Feet." American Podiatric Medical Association: "Rearfoot Surgery." FamilyDoctor.org: "Plantar Fasciitis: "A Common Cause of Heel Pain."        Green, D. Podiatry Today, May 2006.




DeLee: DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine,  3rd ed.

The Nemours Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

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