Bone spurs are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones. Bone spurs (osteophytes) often form where bones meet each other — in your joints. They can also form on the bones of your spine. The main cause of bone spurs is the joint damage associated with osteoarthritis.
They do not always cause symptoms because many people have bone spurs but do not know it. However, if bone spurs rub against other bones or nearby soft tissues they can cause pain or a loss of normal motion in a joint. This is most common in the hips, knees, shoulders, hands, and feet.
The most common cause for bone spurs is wearing high heels. The painful condition is much more intense in the morning, and can seriously affect your day-to-day activities, which is why it needs to be resolved sooner rather than later.
Bone spurs are usually treated with orthopedic insoles, although surgery is required in rare cases. Massages and side skirts with silicone also help, and some people take medications as well. However, there are natural ways of fighting the condition – they are far cheaper than the other options and can be safely used by anyone.
Most effective natural remedies for bone spurs
Coconut oil will soften the skin around your heel and soothe the pain. Warm it up a bit before massaging the area so the oil can penetrate your skin easier. Additionally, we suggest taking coconut oil capsules to reduce the inflammation and pain from within.
2.Apple cider vinegar
ACV is a healthy liquid made from fermented apples that contains essential minerals such as calcium and potassium which can reduce pain and inflammation. To reduce the pain caused by bone spurs, soak a cotton ball in it and apply it on the affected area. Secure the cotton piece with a tape and put your socks on, then go to bed and leave the remedy to work overnight. Repeat the process every night for a week and the pain should go away.
Ice packs are an old and reliable method that has been used to reduce pain and inflammation for many years. Ice works great against any kind of injury – just put some in a plastic bag and apply it on the area for 15-20 minutes. Never put ice directly on your skin though, or it may burn it.
Baking soda is also great for treatment of bone spurs. It will neutralize the excess calcium from your bones that is often the main cause for the spurs. Make a paste with some baking soda and water, then put it on gauze and apply it on the affected area and leave it to work overnight. Repeat the process twice a week for best results.
These natural remedies work great and are much more effective than any kind of conventional treatment – all you need to do is give them some time.