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Heel or Bone Spur


About
An often painful calcium deposit found on the bone. Most commonly it is found on the heel, but can be found on any bone including neck, spine, arms and legs.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Fasting for 2 weeks on raw foods or use a cleansing fast.
  • Only if your heel spur is painful and irritating should you have it surgically removed.
  • Steroid injections have been know to relieve and treat a heel spur.


Advice
  • A linseed oil packet can be helpful in easing pain. Make the pack by warming (not boiling) linseed oil and then dipping a cheesecloth in it. Put the cheesecloth on desired area (back or chest). Put a piece of plastic over the cheesecloth and a water bottle or warm cloth over that. Let sit for half an hour to two hours. Other remedies for easing pain include physical therapy, deep massage, stretching exercises, and herbs to help with inflammation.
  • Avoid citrus fruits, coffee, alcohol, and sugar.
  • Biking and swimming are good alternatives to jogging or walking.
  • Consume only steam-distilled water.
  • Massage bottom of the feet with ice for pain relief. Hot and cold foot baths, used alternately, are also helpful.
  • Night splints cause a gentle stretching during sleep.
  • Shoes should be comfortable, made of rubber heels. Jogging shoes are a good option. Heel cushions are a good way to help alleviate pain.
  • When possible, walk on areas that have padding, and stay away from concrete, hard floors, and wood floors.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Betaine hydrochloride (HCl)
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances absorption of vitamin C. Elderly people are often lacking HCl. Caution: Those with a history of ulcers should not take HCl.


Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Works with magnesium to protect against abnormal bone deposits. Chelate and asporotate forms are recommended.


Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Works with calcium to protect against abnormal bone deposits. Chelate and asporotate forms are recommended.


Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps absorb nutrients. Eases irritation and inflammation. Caution: For adult use only.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Eases inflammation. Beneficial for collagen and connective tissue.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: N/A
Comments: B vitamins enhances each other.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps produce hydrochloric acid which enhances absorption of calcium and hinders formation of bone spurs.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Arnica and Chamomile
Type: External
Purposes: Make a poultice from these two herbs by placing them in a towel. Place the poultice on the bone spur.

Bromelain (from Pineapple) and Curcumin (from Turmeric)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Contain anti-inflammatory properties and are said to alleviate pain.