I think I have a heel spur. How can I get rid of it?
Heel spurs are usually painless. However, they can cause heel pain if you develop plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition involving the fibrous tissue on the bottom of the foot that attaches the heel bone to the ball of the foot. Treatment for this problem involves rest from high impact activities like running, calf stretching exercises, ice and anti-inflammatory medications including cortisone injections. In addition wearing comfortable shoes and orthotics can help relieve pain. Rarely is surgery necessary to treat this condition.