Best Treatment Options for Heel Spurs

Best Treatment Options for Heel Spurs
Published on, 27 July, 2023. Answered by Dr. Adam Albaba and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Can a heel spur in the left foot be curable with the help of medicine? If yes, then how? Otherwise, is surgery the last option?


Answered by Dr. Adam Albaba


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


I can recommend a treatment approach for heel spurs. In many cases, using a silicone cup insole combined with a good NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) can be sufficient to alleviate the symptoms and promote healing. However, if the pain persists despite these measures, a cortisone injection might be considered to further reduce inflammation.

It's important to note that surgical intervention is generally not the first-line treatment for heel spurs. Non-surgical options are typically explored first, and surgery is usually reserved for cases where conservative treatments have failed to provide relief.




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Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics

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