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Homeopathic treatment for  Heel Pain

 

-Dr.Manoj Kuriakose
B.H.M.S

Have you had a problem waking up in the morning and keeping your feet down,Your heel pains terribly for the first few minutes and as you begin to walk the pain gradually subsides or you sit for a while and when you get up from the seat your heel gives you agonizing pain till you walk a few steps.

You could be suffering from calcaneal spur.

The spur is deposition of calcium around the ligaments and tendons of the foot where they attach to the heel bone. The spur grows from the bone and into the flesh of the foot.

Calcaneal spur

A bony spur projecting from the back or underside of the heel bone (the calcaneus). A calcaneal spur is also called a heel spur.The calcaneal spur is seen most often in persons over the age of 40.These are also assosiated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis,Reiter's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis..

Achilles Heel

Spurs at the back of the heel are associated with inflammation of the Achilles tendon (Achilles tendinitis) and cause tenderness and pain at the back of the heel that is made worse by pushing off the ball of the foot.

Plantar fascitis

Spurs under the sole (plantar area) are associated with inflammation of the plantar fascia (the bowstring-like tissue stretching from the heel underneath the sole) and cause localised tenderness and pain made worse by stepping down on the heel.

Heel spurs and plantar fascitis are also associated with osteoarthritis,rheumatoid arthritis,Reiter's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

Causes

Deposition of calcium
Poor circulation of the blood
Degenerative diseases


Symptoms


Continuous painful aching
Severe pain when you start to walk after rest
Pain decreases as you walk
Tenderness

Not all heel spurs cause symptoms. Some are discovered on X-rays taken for other purposes.

Investigations

x-ray

Tips for Relief

Elevation of the affected foot and leg
Applying gentle heat to the painful area
Icing reduces pain and inflammation
Donut-shaped shoe inserts
Foam rubber pad in the heel of the shoe
Diathermy
Ultrasound waves
Whirlpool baths

Homeopathic approach
The traditional allopathic approach is to give a steroid shot locally which will take care of the symptoms for a few months but it invariably comes back plus the side effects of the steroids or in worse cases surgery is opted but Homeopathy has a sure shot remedy for this problem.

Homeopathy medicines have the ability to dissolve the calcium deposits on the bone,tendons and ligaments,thereby giving the patient total relief.He gets cured Once the deposits get dissolved.

Homeopathic medicines
Pulsatilla,Rhododendron,Rhus tox,Calcarea carb,Ruta,Hekla Lava,Chelidonium,Ledum pal etc.

Read More articles by Dr.Manoj on various other health issues>>

Dr.Manoj Kuriakose is a renowned Hyderabad based  Homeopathy Doctor
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