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Is there a cure for a heel spur?

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Most heel spurs can be cured with non-surgical methods. Conservative treatments such as stretching, orthopedic shoes, taping, shoe inserts and physical therapy will successfully cure heel spurs for about 90 percent of sufferers, according to WebMD.

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Rest alone may not heal spurs. Extensive rest may increase pain. Heel pain responds well to over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Painful heel spurs can often be remedied by a functional orthotic device. In extreme cases, a corticosteroid injection may be necessary to relieve pain and inflammation. If the heel spur does not respond to any non-invasive treatment, surgical removal may be necessary to restore mobility, notes WebMD.

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