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What over-the-counter medications can you take for heel spurs?

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Heel pain may respond to treatment with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Aleve). In many cases, a functional orthotic device can correct the causes of heel and arch pain such as biomechanical imbalances. In some cases, injection with a corticosteroid may be done to relieve inflammation in the area.

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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