Plantar fasciitis (heel spur) – Calcar calcanei – the bulging of the heel bone is usually downward. It is considered that it is reactive bone formation due to chronic mechanical overload, it is irritated when walking on and then it causes pain. It occurs more often in older people and people who spend a lot of time standing because of their profession. It is characterized by severe pain in the middle of the heel, which doesn’t allow burden of the heels.
Painful symptoms occur in the first steps after sleeping or sitting too long, and they appear in the heel or on its inner surface. Heel pain can be so unbearable that people complain of a sense of a nail presence in the heel.
We consider traditional methods of treatment more effective than any ointment purchased at the pharmacy. We tried several methods, which were on their way proved effective. We suggest them to you, too, if you need them.
– The simplest treatment of pain in the heel – slowly, several times a day to hit the heel on the floor, which increases circulation and metabolism of calcium, and prevents the deposition of salt.
– Compress of potatoes helps in severe pain. You need to wash the potatoes and grate it with its peel. Put the mixture on gauze and attach it to the sore spot. Wrap it in a nylon bag and put socks on your feet. Change the wraps daily. The duration of the treatment is 7-8 days.
– Compress with honey and salt. Mix the honey and salt in the same proportion (1: 1) and slather on the sore spot. Put a piece of gauze above them, plaster and wrap with a nylon bag. Wear your socks and sleep with them.
I put my mother in law these kind of wraps every night. After the third treatment the pain lessened, and after the fifth one I saw a smile on her face again. We did the treatment for 10 days, after which the pain completely disappeared.
I will suggest to you one more recipe for heel pain, which had been used by my neighbour, and according to her, it is extremely efficient.
The medicinal tincture with aspirin
– Crush 10 tablets of aspirin (200mg) into powder and pour 250 ml of brandy (or 70% medical alcohol) and leave it for 1-2 days.
Shake the tincture every evening and dip a piece of folded gauze into it. Place the compress on the heel, wrap a nylon bag and wear socks. Leave it overnight. In the morning, wash with water, wipe and apply some ointment for legs. After 10 treatments, your foot and heel will be purified from the rough skin and ointment. By the way, you may clean your foot with a brush or cotton balls, and then apply the ointment.