A heel spur is "a little bone formation which forms on the calcaneus (Heel bone)", as Netdoctor explains. This formation causes discomfort in sufferers, especially when walking or carrying out other daily activities. When trying to ease the pain of a spur, stretching exercises are very useful and help speed-u recovery. There are also home remedies that help cure a heel spur. In this article we explain what the best exercises to reduce heel spur pain are.
One of the exercises to reduce heel spur pain that you will find very useful is that of placing a towel on the floor and trying to lift and move it towards you with your toes. You can place a heavy element on top to further exercise your resistance.
You can also do stretches leaning on a table with your hands, bending one knee and stretching the other. You must must lean forward, as if you want to move the table to further stretch the calf muscles of the stretched leg. Hold for 10-15 seconds.
Another exercise to relieve pain from the spur involves slowly moving the sore foot up and down on the shin of the other leg. You should try to wrap it with your fingers. The aim of these exercises is to relax the muscles that are close to the spur, but so they are effective you should be constant and do them every day.
Rolling a small ball with the sole of the foot can also be beneficial for the treatment of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. Try to make movements with your foot on the ball, getting a kind of massage that will relax your foot sole.
Another easy exercise you can practice daily is the following: Stand straight up with one feet in front of the other. Place your arms in front of you with the back of your hand at the height of your face. Then, carefully flex your legs making sure your feet are firmly on the floor. Then go back up and repeat the exercise.
Stretches help ease the pain of spurs, though this is not the only way to improve the condition and, in fact, in some occasions surgery will be required to get rid of the spur completely.
In this way, you should visit your chiropodist or specialist doctor to examine your case so you can be diagnosed appropriately. However, in OneHowTo we also explain how to cure a heel spur using home remedies to reduce pain.
This article is merely informative, OneHowTo does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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