There are many ways to treat heel spur and plantar fasciitis. First of all, especially in the early stages, there is a lot you can do yourselves (most of our site is dedicated to this). If this fails, many therapists can help you, but it can be hard to find the best one. On this page we will sum up all options, but make sure to click on the links for more detailed information for each treatment.
Luckily most people recover from their heel spurs in a few months. We have performed a poll among our users with over 40.000 votes and it turns out two thirds of all patients recover in less then half a year. See the table for all results:
|Period with heel spur issues||Percentage|
|More then 3 years||5%|
As you can see, there is still quite a percentage that suffers very long. This is realy what you should avoid. Onze the heel spur is chronic, it is very hard to get rid of it, make sure you do not ignore the early signals!
Luckily there is quite a lot you can do yourself. However, keep in mind: if the complaints do not disapear, or even get worse, make sure to see your doctor!
If all this does not help, go see a doctor:
If self aid does not help, you should go to a good therapist, usually a physio-therapist or podo-therapist.
Alternative or Experimental Treatment
Next to the standard therapies we already discussed, there are also some relatively new or experimental therapies. These may not be always scientifically proven, but many still report success:
And there may be many more that we will not discuss in detail, like osteopathie, homeopathie, abc therapie and many more.
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