Cryotherapy or ice therapy are both effective for treating chronic heel spurs. It may be used to relieve inflammation and reduce pain.
Thermotherapy helps to loosen tense muscles and promote oxygen and blood flow to the affected area. Heat therapy might also be effective for reducing pain during exercises.
Low laser therapy:
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is found to be an effective method for treating heel spurs.
Deep tissue massage may be helpful for heel spurs, by increasing blood circulation and removing toxins.
Therapeutic ultrasound is proved to be effective in relieving pain and swelling.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT):
ESWT is an advanced technology modality used by physiotherapists to ease pain and decrease swelling.
Night splint keeps the ankle in 5-degree of dorsiflexion for a few weeks Patients feel relief from heel pain in the short term when the use of a night splint is incorporated into a conservative treatment procedure.
Heel inserts relieve heel spur pressure and inflammation by distributing the pressure evenly throughout the heel reducing stress.
Customized orthotics are useful in distributing pressure uniformly over the rearfoot region.
Proper footwear provides relief from heel pain and heel spurs as it aims to correct over-pronation, fallen arches, and flat feet.
Passive and active stretching:
Strengthening and stretching of the muscles is done to eliminate inflammation surrounding the spur. The treatment program may take 6 to 12 months for relieving symptoms.