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What medications treat 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 some cases, injection with a corticosteroid may be done to relieve inflammation in the area.

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 August 28, 2020

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 August 28, 2020

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