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Heel Spurs Symptoms, Causes, Exercise, Natural Treatments, and Surgery Topic Guide

Heel Spurs Heel Spurs: Heel spurs are pointed bony outgrowths on the calcaneus bone. Tenderness on the back of the heel is the main symptom. Treatment may involve using orthotics, taking anti-inflammatory medications, applying ice to the area, cortisone injections, or physical therapy.

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Heel Spurs Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »