There are limited home treatments for a bone spur that will only help relieve any pain or discomfort associated with the condition. A bone spur (our office usually sees and treats the type known as heel spurs) is excess bone tissue that the body produces, often to defend against persistent pressure or friction.
Some of the at-home treatment methods that you may try include stretching, over-the-counter pain relievers, and changing footwear to models that fit better. Additionally, icing the affected area can help decrease the level of pain you are experiencing. Given that a bone spur is a progressive condition, it will not get better on its own.
When you experience the pain and discomfort that accompanies a heel spur, make an appointment with Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona. We can examine your situation and develop an effective treatment plan. Call us at (480) 963-9000 for our Chandler, AZ office or (480) 981-1800 for our Gilbert office. You can also use our online form to request an appointment.