Short-term treatment solutions for heel spurs include:
• Rest, avoid prolonged activities such as walking, running and sports
• Ice, apply ice onto the heel for about 5 mins, allowing the inflammation to cool down
• Anti-inflammatory painkillers, containing Ibuprofen
However, research has shown that the most effective long-term solution for heel spurs is treating the cause of the problem. In other words, correcting abnormal foot mechanics with orthotics. Footlogics orthotics are designed to re-align the foot and ankle and to support the arches. The orthotics release the excessive tension on the Plantar Fascia ligaments, treating the cause of Plantar Fasciitis.
In addition, research has shown that orthotics are more effective when combined with some simple, daily heel pain exercises, which can be found here.