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What do you do for a bone spur: Heel Spur Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Surgery

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Heel Spur Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Surgery

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur can extend forward by as much as a half-inch. Without visible X-ray evidence, the condition is sometimes known as “heel spur syndrome.”

Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot.

Treatments for heel spurs and associated conditions include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and cortisone injections. If conservative treatments fail, surgery may be necessary.

 

Causes of Heel Spurs

Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. Heel spurs are especially common among athletes whose activities include large amounts of running and jumping.

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Risk factors for heel spurs include:

  • Walking gait abnormalities,which place excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments, and nerves near the heel
  • Running or jogging, especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support
  • Excess weight and obesity

Other risk factors associated with plantar fasciitis include:

  • Increasing age, which decreases plantar fascia flexibility and thins the heel’s protective fat pad
  • Diabetes
  • Spending most of the day on one’s feet
  • Frequent short bursts of physical activity
  • Having either flat feet or high arches

 

Symptoms of Heel Spurs

Heel spurs often cause no symptoms. But heel spurs can be associated with intermittent or chronic pain — especially while walking, jogging, or running — if inflammation develops at the point of the spur formation. In general, the cause of the pain is not the heel spur itself but the soft-tissue injury associated with it.

Many people describe the pain of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis as a knife or pin sticking into the bottom of their feet when they first stand up in the morning — a pain that later turns into a dull ache. They often complain that the sharp pain returns after they stand up after sitting for a prolonged period of time.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Heel Spurs

The heel pain associated with heel spurs and plantar fasciitis may not respond well to rest. If you walk after a night’s sleep, the pain may feel worse as the plantar fascia suddenly elongates, which stretches and pulls on the heel. The pain often decreases the more you walk. But you may feel a recurrence of pain after either prolonged rest or extensive walking.

If you have heel pain that persists for more than one month, consult a health care provider. They may recommend conservative treatments such as:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Taping or strapping to rest stressed muscles and tendons
  • Shoe inserts or orthotic devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints

Heel pain may respond to treatment with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Aleve). In many cases, a functional orthotic device can correct the causes of heel and arch pain such as biomechanical imbalances. In some cases, injection with a corticosteroid may be done to relieve inflammation in the area.

Surgery for Heel Spurs

More than 90 percent of people get better with nonsurgical treatments. If conservative treatment fails to treat symptoms of heel spurs after a period of 9 to 12 months, surgery may be necessary to relieve pain and restore mobility. Surgical techniques include:

  • Release of the plantar fascia
  • Removal of a spur

Pre-surgical tests or exams are required to identify optimal candidates, and it’s important to observe post-surgical recommendations concerning rest, ice, compression, elevation of the foot, and when to place weight on the operated foot. In some cases, it may be necessary for patients to use bandages, splints, casts, surgical shoes, crutches, or canes after surgery. Possible complications of heel surgery include nerve pain, recurrent heel pain, permanent numbness of the area, infection, and scarring. In addition, with plantar fascia release, there is risk of instability, foot cramps, stress fracture, and tendinitis.

Prevention of Heel Spurs

You can prevent heel spurs by wearing well-fitting shoes with shock-absorbent soles, rigid shanks, and supportive heel counters; choosing appropriate shoes for each physical activity; warming up and doing stretching exercises before each activity; and pacing yourself during the activities.

Avoid wearing shoes with excessive wear on the heels and soles. If you are overweight, losing weight may also help prevent heel spurs.

Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment



Overview

What is a bone spur?

A bone spur, also called an osteophyte, is a smooth, bony lump that grows off a bone. Bone spurs develop over long periods of time, usually near joints (where two or more bones meet).

Who gets bone spurs?

Bone spurs are most common in people 60 years or older, but younger people can get them, too. People with osteoarthritis (OA) are much more likely to get bone spurs. OA is a common form of “wear and tear” arthritis that happens when cartilage, which cushions your bones, wears down.

Where can bone spurs grow?

Although they can grow from any bone, osteophytes are particularly common in the:

  • Foot, especially the heel (heel spurs or calcaneal spurs), big toe and ankle.
  • Hand or finger.
  • Hip.
  • Knee.
  • Neck.
  • Shoulder.
  • Spine.



Symptoms and Causes

What causes bone spurs?

Joint damage from OA is the biggest cause of bone spurs. OA is a breakdown of cartilage — the firm, flexible tissue that cushions bones and allows joints to move more easily. OA develops as we age or after damage (like a sports injury).

As the body tries to repair cartilage, it creates new bone material. These new bony growths are osteophytes.

Ankylosing spondylitis also may cause bone spurs. This rare arthritis causes spinal inflammation. Over time, ankylosing spondylitis fuses, or connects, the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). The body responds by forming spinal osteophytes.

What are symptoms of bone spurs?

Some people have bone spurs and don’t even know it. Spurs start to create symptoms when they:

  • Put pressure on nearby nerves.
  • Restrict movement.
  • Rub against other bones or tissues.

When that happens, you may feel some:

  • Knobby or bumpy areas, especially in the fingers or toes.
  • Numbness and weakness, especially in the legs if the spine has spurs.
  • Pain near the affected joint, like heel pain.
  • Reduced range of motion (how far the joint moves).
  • Stiffness.
  • Tendinitis (swelling of a nearby tendon).
  • Tendon tears (like a rotator cuff tear in the shoulder).



Diagnosis and Tests

How are bone spurs diagnosed?

Without symptoms, you may accidentally discover a bone spur during an X-ray or other test for a different condition.

If you report pain, stiffness and loss of motion to your healthcare provider, he or she will:

  • Ask you to describe your symptoms.
  • Ask about your medical history and family’s medical history.
  • Ask you to rate your discomfort.
  • Perform a physical examination.
  • Test your joint’s range of motion and strength.
  • Order imaging tests, like X-rays to look for arthritis and spurs or CT scans or MRIs to identify damaged ligaments or tendons.



Management and Treatment

When should I talk to my healthcare provider?

If you have bone spurs without symptoms, you don’t need treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop joint pain, stiffness, limited motion or numbness.

How are bone spurs treated?

Some home remedies and lifestyle changes help ease osteophyte symptoms:

  • Ice to reduce swelling.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or NSAIDS like ibuprofen.
  • Rest.
  • Supportive shoes or shoe inserts.
  • Weight loss to decrease joint and bone stress.

If those methods aren’t enough, your healthcare provider can prescribe:

  • Physical therapy: Exercises and stretches can reduce pain, improve range of motion and strengthen muscles around joints.
  • Prescription pain medications: If over-the-counter pain medicines don’t provide relief, your healthcare provider may prescribe a stronger option or cortisone shot.
  • Surgery: If symptoms continue after a year of treatment, surgery can remove the bone spurs.



Prevention

How can I reduce my risk of bone spurs?

There is no certain way to prevent bone spurs. But you can reduce your chance of developing them by following a healthy lifestyle:

  • Be physically fit.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight to reduce extra stress on bones and joints.
  • Maintain good posture and ergonomics (proper positioning at your desk).
  • Prevent joint injuries by stretching and using safe exercise techniques. Don’t overdo it.
  • Wear well-fitting, supportive shoes.



Outlook / Prognosis

How long do bone spurs last?

Bone spurs don’t go away unless you have surgery to remove them.

Do bone spurs grow back?

Although bone spurs don’t usually grow back after surgery, more may develop elsewhere in your body.



Living With

What can I do for pain and stiffness from bone spurs?

You can relieve pain and stiffness from bone spurs with rest, ice and over-the counter-medications. Properly fitting shoes and weight loss also reduce joint stress. If symptoms become severe or unmanageable, call your healthcare provider.

Should I avoid activity?

Even with bone spurs, try to stay active and healthy. Avoid activities and movements that hurt. Choose low-impact activities, like walking instead of running.

When you exercise, take steps to minimize joint damage: Make sure you have good footwear, concentrate on proper techniques, and always warm up and stretch.

A note from Cleveland Clinic

Bone spurs may cause no symptoms at all or may drastically affect your day-to-day life. Home remedies and lifestyle choices can help you delay or ease symptoms. If you can’t control your pain or other symptoms on your own, ask your healthcare provider about additional strategies.

Bone Spurs | Cedars-Sinai

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About bone spurs

In spite of their name, bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. They are a growth of normal bone that tends to occur as we age.

The spurs themselves are not painful. Their effect on nearby structures, such as nerves and the spinal cord, can cause pain.

The spine is made up of 33 bones (vertebrae) designed to protect the spinal cord. Gel-filled discs between the bones serve as shock absorbers. The discs also allow us to bend forward and backward and twist our backs in a variety of directions.

Behind each disc and under each joint are openings that allow a part of nerve roots to leave the spinal cord to go to other parts of the body. These tiny openings, called foramen, enclose the nerve and are just large enough for the nerve to go through.

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can be a problem if they develop in the openings for the nerve roots. They make the space narrower and press on the nerve. This is called foramen stenosis.

What are causes and risk factors for bone spurs?

A variety of factors contribute to bone spurs. These include:

  • Aging. As our discs wear down, ligaments get looser and don’t hold the joints as stable as they should. The body tries to thicken the ligaments to hold the bones together. Over time, the thickened ligaments start forming flecks of bone. The thickened ligaments and new bone around the spinal cord and the nerve roots cause pressure.
  • Disc and joint degeneration.
  • Heredity.
  • Injuries, including sports-related and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Nutrition.
  • Poor posture.
  • Structural problems that a person is born with.

In addition, certain conditions can make it more likely that bone spurs will develop, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis

In persons 60 and older, bone spurs are common. A little more than 40 percent of the population will develop symptoms that require medical treatment as a result of bone spurs.

What are symptoms of bone spurs?

Back or neck pain is the most common sign of bone spurs. The joint becomes inflamed (swollen and tender) and the back muscles become tender.

Common symptoms are:

  • Burning or tingling (pins and needles in the hands or feet)
  • Dull pain in the neck or lower back when the person stands or walks
  • Loss of coordination in a part of the body
  • Muscle spasms or cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Radiating pain in the buttocks and thighs
  • Radiating pain into the shoulders or headaches

Activity tends to make the pain worse. Rest tends to make it better. If the symptoms affect the back, the person may feel better leaning forward and bent at the waist as in leaning over a shopping cart or cane.

If there is severe pressure on the nerves, a person may have problems controlling his or her bladder or bowels.

How are bone spurs diagnosed?

After taking the patient’s medical history and performing a physical examination, physicians can rule out conditions that may have similar symptoms but different causes.

Tests that a doctor may order include:

  • Electroconductive tests. These show the degree and seriousness of the spinal nerve injury.
  • Computed tomography scans.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging.
  • X-rays to highlight any bone changes.

How are bone spurs treated?

Several approaches can be taken to treatment depending on the severity of the symptoms.

A conservative approach for persons with mild or moderate pressure on the nerves or spinal cord might include:

  • Steroid shots to help reduce joint swelling and pain. The effects of these are temporary and may need to be repeated up to 3 total in a year.
  • NSAIDS to reduce swelling, relieve pain and relax muscles for four to six weeks.
  • Physical therapy and manipulation of joints to restore flexibility and strength, improve posture and reducing the pressure on the nerves.
  • Rest.

If this approach isn’t successful, surgery may be needed, such as a laminectomy to remove bone spurs.

Key points

  • Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. They are a growth of normal bone that tends to occur as we age.
  • The spurs themselves are not painful. Their effect on nearby structures, such as nerves and the spinal cord, can cause pain.
  • Factors that contribute to bone spurs include aging, heredity, injuries, poor nutrition and poor posture.
  • Treatments can include medication, physical therapy and rest. If those don’t work, surgery may be needed.

Next steps

Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:

  • Know the reason for your visit and what you want to happen.
  • Before your visit, write down questions you want answered.
  • Bring someone with you to help you ask questions and remember what your provider tells you.
  • At the visit, write down the name of a new diagnosis, and any new medicines, treatments, or tests. Also write down any new instructions your provider gives you.
  • Know why a new medicine or treatment is prescribed, and how it will help you. Also know what the side effects are.
  • Ask if your condition can be treated in other ways.
  • Know why a test or procedure is recommended and what the results could mean.
  • Know what to expect if you do not take the medicine or have the test or procedure.
  • If you have a follow-up appointment, write down the date, time, and purpose for that visit.
  • Know how you can contact your provider if you have questions.

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How to Get Rid of Bone Spurs in Feet, Neck, Shoulder & Spine

What are bone spurs?

A bone spur is a small, sharp outgrowth of bone. They can come from local trauma to the bone, cartilage or tendon near where a bone spur has formed. Inflammation, like that caused by arthritis, can also cause the formation of bone spurs. Often, bone spurs are not painful or uncomfortable. They only require treatment when they start causing pain or discomfort.

What are home remedies for bone spurs?

Home remedies to soothe the symptoms of bone spurs includes application of ice packs and taking over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen and other non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications.

What is the treatment for bone spurs?

Bone spurs are treated only if they are causing symptoms. Initial treatment is directed toward decreasing inflammation and avoiding reinjury when possible. Local cold application can help when the location of the bone spur is accessible. Anti-inflammatory medications, administered both orally (over-the-counter NSAIDs) and by local steroid injection (Kenalog, Depomedrol, Celestone), are commonly used, depending on the location of the spur. Local mechanical measures, such as orthotics, or shoe inserts, and local bone spur pads might be considered, depending on the location of the bone spur.

Bone spurs that are causing irritation of nerves, tendons or ligaments and that are resistant to conservative measures can require surgical operations for treatment.

What kind of doctor treats bone spurs?

An orthopaedic surgeon, a doctor who corrects congenital or functional abnormalities of the bones with surgery, casting, and bracing in cases of bone spurs. Podiatrists also treat bone spurs and other injuries to the foot and ankle.

References



Doherty, Michael, and Abhishek, Abhishek. “Patient Education: Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Diagnosis (Beyond the Basics).” UpToDate.com. Nov. 2018. .

Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

What is a Bone spur? What treatment options are available? Physical Medicine, Neurosurgeon, Physical Therapy

Bone spur

Overview | Causes | Symptoms | Diagnosis | Treatment | FAQ

Overview

A
bone spur, or osteophyte, is a projection of bone that develops
and grows along the edge of joints. Bone spurs are fairly common
in people
over the age of 60. It is not the bone spur itself that is
the real problem; pain and inflammation begin to occur when the
bone spur
rubs against nerves and bones.
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Causes

As
we age, the discs in our spine naturally degenerate and lose some
of their natural shock-absorbing ability. Factors that contribute
to and accelerate this process include stress, injury, poor posture,
poor nutrition, and family history.

It
is not uncommon for people with osteoarthritis to get bone spurs.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition in which joint cartilage
begins to wear down, causing bone to rub against bone. As a result,
the body may begin to produce new bone to protect against this,
which is how a bone spur forms.
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Symptoms
  • Back
    and neck pain
  • Pain
    radiating through an arm and/or leg
  • Prominent
    lumps on the hands, feet or spine
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Muscle
    cramps

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Diagnosis

Outlined
below are some of the diagnostic tools that your physician may use
to gain insight into your condition and determine the best treatment
plan for your condition.

  • Medical
    history: Conducting a detailed medical history helps the doctor
    better understand the possible causes of your back and neck
    pain which can help outline the most appropriate treatment.
  • Physical
    exam: During the physical exam, your physician will try to
    pinpoint the source of pain. Simple tests for flexibility and
    muscle strength may also be conducted.
  • X-rays
    are usually the first step in diagnostic testing methods. X-rays
    show bones and the space between bones. They are of limited
    value, however, since they do not show muscles and ligaments.
  • MRI
    (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a magnetic field and radio
    waves to generate highly detailed pictures of the inside of
    your body. Since X-rays only show bones, MRIs are needed to
    visualize soft tissues like discs in the spine. This type of
    imaging is very safe and usually pain-free.
  • CT
    scan/myelogram: A CT scan is similar to an MRI in
    that it provides diagnostic information about the internal
    structures of the
    spine. A myelogram is used to diagnose a bulging
    disc, tumor, or changes in the bones surrounding the spinal
    cord or nerves.
    A local anesthetic is injected into the low back
    to numb the area. A lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
    is then performed. A dye
    is injected into the spinal canal to reveal where
    problems lie.
  • Electrodiagnostics:
    Electrical testing of the nerves and spinal cord may be performed
    as part of a diagnostic workup. These tests, called electromyography
    (EMG) or somato sensory evoked potentials (SSEP), assist your
    doctor in understanding how your nerves or spinal cord are
    affected by your condition.
  • Bone
    scan: Bone imaging is used to detect infection, malignancy,
    fractures and arthritis in any part of the skeleton. Bone scans
    are also used for finding lesions for biopsy or excision.
  • Discography
    is used to determine the internal structure of a
    disc. It is performed by using a local anesthetic and injecting
    a dye into
    the disc under X-ray guidance. An X-ray and CT scan
    are performed to view the disc composition to determine if
    its structure
    is normal or abnormal. In addition to the disc appearance,
    your doctor will note any pain associated with this
    injection. The benefit of a discogram is that it enables the
    physician
    to confirm the disc level that is causing your pain.
    This ensures that surgery will be more successful and reduces
    the risk of
    operating on the wrong disc.
  • Injections:
    Pain-relieving injections can relieve back pain and give the
    physician important information about your problem, as well
    as provide a bridge therapy.

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Treatment

The
goal when treating bone spurs is to minimize pain and prevent any
additional joint damage. Treatment methods may include weight loss,
stretching and physical therapy, rest and ice. Injections can reduce
inflammation long enough to relieve symptoms. Medications such as
ibuprofen or injections may be administered for pain. Bone spurs
can be surgically removed in the case of serious damage and deformity.
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FAQs
How
can osteoarthritis impact the spine and cause a bone spur?

Osteoarthritis
can have extremely serious consequences on the spine. It is a degenerative
condition in which joint cartilage can begin to wear down, causing
bone to rub against bone. As a result, the body may begin to produce
new bone to protect against this, which is how a bone spur forms.

How
can I tell if I have a bone spur?

Bone
spurs can generally be detected through X-ray, which can provide
a visual of any bony deposits.

Do
I need surgery to treat a bone spur?

Because
bone spurs are usually evidence of an underlying problem, this main
problem should be addressed first. This can include treatment methods
for degenerative disc disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. These
conditions can often be successfully treated with nonsurgical methods.
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How to Treat Bone Spurs The Natural Way

When most people hear the word “spur,” it’s hard to imagine anything other than a dusty John Wayne sauntering into town, white hat on and heels clicking. The everyday reality, however, is far more mundane and has much more to do with bones than chaps.

Bone spurs are a relatively common condition that, more often than not, require no medical intervention. Bone spurs normally occur as a consequence of aging. However, there are lifestyle factors, medical conditions, and certain situational injuries, that cause bone spurs to occur earlier in life — and sometimes in a painful way. By understanding what bone spurs are, you can make healthy lifestyle choices that not only prevent them but will keep you sauntering as well as any chap-clad cowboy.


What is a Bone Spur?

Bone spurs, medically known as osteophytes, are bony growths that form along the edges of bones, particularly the edges of joints. That sounds painful, but bone spurs generally aren’t sharp like their name implies.

In fact, they can develop on any bone without signs or symptoms and often go undetected for years. Many people go through life not knowing that they have one or more bone spurs until they get an X-ray and the spur shows up as an oddity.

What Causes Bone Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis?

Bone spurs are often associated with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes cartilage to break down. It is the most common type of arthritis affecting over 27 million Americans. As osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in joints, your body attempts to repair the loss, or at least shield the bones from the effects of lost cartilage. It does this by creating a build-up of bone along the edges of your existing bones. This generally comes as a response to continued pressure, rubbing, or stress over a long period of time.

Bone spurs can also be caused by other diseases and conditions like:

  • Plantar fasciitis — A bone spur in your heel — or “heel spur” — can form where the connective tissue (fascia) connects to your heel bone (calcaneus). It’s one of the most common causes of heel pain and estimated to affect 2 million people in the US.  The spur results from chronic irritation or inflammation of the connective tissue but doesn’t cause the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
  • Spondylosis — Also called “arthritis of the neck” occurs when osteoarthritis and bone spurs cause degeneration of the bones in your neck (cervical spondylosis) or your lower back (lumbar spondylosis).
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) — Causes bony growths to form on the ligaments of your spine. DISH is relatively common and occurs in 10% of the population over the age of 50.
  • Spinal stenosis — Bone spurs can contribute to a narrowing of the bones that make up your spine (spinal stenosis), putting pressure on your spinal cord. There is currently no cure for this disease, but improving flexibility and strength by exercising can relieve symptoms and increase overall well-being.

Many older individuals without any diseases may still have bone spurs without being aware of them, as the body creates spurs to add stability to aging joints.


Where Do Bone Spurs Occur?

Working from head to toe, the most common areas for bone spurs to occur are in the cervical vertebrae of the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and heels. They are also common in the spine — adjacent to degenerated discs. That said, bone spurs can occur anywhere on any bone. Depending on what activities a person takes part in during their life, the wrists, hands, and feet are also common spots to develop spurs.

Why those areas?

Bone spurs typically occur when a joint is subject to continued rubbing or stress over a long period of time. With the hips, knees, and heels in mind, these are all areas where layers of cartilage and bone meet and are subject to frequent and repetitive movement and pressure. The cartilage and bones rub, wearing away at the cartilage over time. In response, the area becomes inflamed and new bone forms. This is the bone’s solution to the stress around it.


Risk Factors for Bone Spurs

For the most part, the risk factors for developing bone spurs are the same as for any other health condition: genetics, age, weight, lifestyle, physical activity, and health conditions over a lifetime.

Most common risk factors for bone spurs:

  • Age — For the most part, it’s a lifetime of wear and tear  — and our genetics — that ultimately leads to bone spurs.
  • Genetics — Some individuals have a genetic disposition towards developing bones spurs, particularly when other conditions such as osteoarthritis are factored in. Also, genetics can play a role in the body’s ability to absorb calcium, which in turn can increase the risk of bone spurs.
  • Injuries — Injury to a bone and/or joint can prompt the body to create bone spurs as part of the healing process. This goes for acute, one-off injuries like a broken bone, as well as ongoing strain, like wearing unsupportive footwear. Unsupportive footwear can result in an increased impact to the feet, knees, and hips with every step.
  • Lifestyle — Work, sports, and even transportation encourage the formation of bone spurs. Additionally, life choices such as smoking can impact your likelihood of developing bone spurs.
  • Medical Conditions — Certain medical conditions like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis all influence the potential formation of bone spurs.
  • Nutrition — Nutrition has a powerful impact on overall health, including the skeleton. Inadequate calcium and other bone-building minerals put your bones at risk for osteoporosis, fractures, and bone spurs. Diets high in salt, phosphorus, or other competing minerals — while low in calcium — can have the same effect. On the other hand, too much calcium paired with low intake of the nutrients needed to absorb and use calcium can lead to bone spurs. That’s why we recommend a natural balance of nutrients (and calcium) in the right proportion for your bones. There’s only one known plant source on earth that is clinically proven and provides this balance.
  • Posture — Poor posture over a lifetime can place undue pressure on joints. These fatigued joints can then develop bone spurs as compensation for the uneven pressure placed on them.
  • Weight — Excess weight puts strain on bones and joints. It significantly increases the impact sustained by the joints during motion. This is why it’s important to strike a balance between healthy diet, lifestyle, and physical activity if you choose to lose weight. A variety of activities will serve you better for overall weight loss and decrease the strain associated with repetitive motion.

Symptoms of Bone Spurs

Many times, bone spurs do not have any symptoms, so they’re most often found when being examined for another condition like arthritis. If you suffer from joint pain, numbness, restricted movement, and/or extreme tenderness in a certain area — and your physician believes it may be bone spurs — you will then be given an x-ray, CT, or MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis.

From there, you and your healthcare provider can select the best bone spur treatment depending on the location and severity of the spur, and any other contributing variables specific to your condition. Keep in mind, it’s not the actual bone spur that hurts, but rather the surrounding tissue. Asymptomatic bone spurs — spurs with no pain or inflammation — are rarely treated.

Heel spurs are the most common type of bone spur because of their location. After all, feet are the workhorses of the body and it can be hard to give them enough time to rest and heal. Heel spurs typically develop due to repeated impact. Excess weight, uneven walking, and ill-fitting shoes can all contribute to heel spurs.

Among others, a few signs you may have a heel spur include:

  • Pain on the bottom of your foot when walking or standing
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • And in many cases, plantar fasciitis.

When bone spurs show up in spots like the knee or shoulder joint, a sharp, shooting pain can be felt during certain movements. A loss in range of movement can be another sign of a bone spur in those areas, as well as swelling, tingling, and even a notable ‘catch’ when you move the joint.

Bone spurs in the spine may not be as easy to spot; backs are complicated and a variety of things can cause back pain. In the spine, bone spurs typically develop to accommodate the impact and pressure of cartilage breakdown over a lifetime. While that breakdown can be part of the normal aging process, conditions such as degenerative disk disease or spinal stenosis can play a part. Carrying extra weight and high-impact activities can also make an impact over time.

Bone spurs that occur in the spinal column can place pressure on nerves causing tingling in your arms and legs. You may also experience shooting pain, numbness, pain when standing or walking,  digestive issues, and even occasional incontinence.

High-use joints like shoulders and knees are at a higher risk of developing bone spurs. The signs and symptoms vary depending on the cause and location of the bone spur. That being said, pain, restricted movement, inflammation, and stiffness are common.

Bone Spur Diagnosis

As mentioned above, some people go their entire lives without knowing they have a bone spur until it shows up on medical imaging, like an x-ray. If the bone spur is asymptomatic and not affecting the surrounding tissue, the spur won’t require treatment. However, health care providers may make recommendations on lifestyle changes to prevent further spurs from forming.

When symptoms begin to persist, it’s time for your doctor to not only look for bone spurs but assess the cause of the spur as well. To make an accurate diagnosis, your doctor might send you for a CT scan, MRI, myelogram, ultrasound, or x-ray.

Your healthcare provider will choose the best testing option for you based on the availability of technology, current signs and symptoms, and your health history. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, you can discuss treatment options.

Conventional Treatment Options

Bone spur treatments can help to manage and relieve the pain that is associated with bone spurs. However, they will not go away on their own. Unlike herniated and bulging discs in the spine for example, that have the ability to heal through the process of resorption, bone spurs are permanent deposits.

Treatment will depend on the location, cause, and severity of your symptoms. Non-invasive treatment options are typically tried first.

It’s not fancy or expensive, but resting what ails you is often the first thing your healthcare provider will recommend. If you continue to aggravate the tissue, it won’t have an opportunity to heal. Taking time to step back from the activities that are hurting the area will not only speed healing but likely ease the pain as well. It will also help you identify which activities may be offending your bone spurs and once you do that, it is recommended to ice the affected area immediately.

When you apply ice to muscles, it reduces blood flow and constricts blood vessels, which will decrease pain, swelling, and inflammation.

In one randomized controlled study, cryoultrasound (a combination of ultrasound and cryotherapy — a therapy using short bouts of subzero temperatures) has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis. One group was given cryoultrasound therapy while the other cryotherapy, both groups reported reduced pain intensity showing early promise as effective treatment options.

Tight muscles are the culprit behind many skeletal issues. Muscles and tendons that are designed to support joints and bones can actually pull them out of proper alignment if they get too tight. Stretching helps release tight muscles and tendons slowly over time, which can also ease pressure related to bone spurs.

Weight loss comes up a lot in the discussion of bone spurs and that’s because excess weight puts more pressure on joints and bones. Over time, this excess pressure breaks down the impact-protecting cartilage in some joints, like the end of the bones in the knees and the cartilage in between each vertebra. In the feet, excess weight puts substantial pressure on all the small bones, shifting them around. It not only causes unnecessary wear and tear on the bones themselves but also the tissues that hold them in place.

When it comes to shedding pounds, for any reason, find a balance between a healthy diet and exercise. Keep your exercises varied, as this not only keeps things interesting and exciting but reduces the risk of causing injury through repetitive motion. Take running for example. Running is not recommended as a weight loss activity for someone with heel spurs, but stretching, swimming, yoga, pilates, and walking are great options. Pair that with a healthy diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, and you’ll be feeling fit and trim in no time.

Another temporary bone spur treatment is anti-inflammatory over-the-counter or prescription medications. However, these can cause side effects such as ulcers, bleeding, and even bone loss if used long term. Steroid injections may also be recommended if pain persists. However, side effects can worsen symptoms and there are complications that can result from steroid injections, like a rupture of your plantar fascia.

A number of options may be suggested by your doctor, including anti-inflammatory medications, rest, and natural at-home spur treatments like stretching and ice.

If bone spurs are causing discomfort, treatment could be directed at the causes, symptoms, or the bone spur itself. If the cause of the bone spur is not addressed, removal of the spur will only provide an expensive, invasive, temporary reprieve.

Surgical removal of bone spurs is often the last resort after all natural treatments and non-invasive options have been explored. This option is generally reserved for when the spur begins to limit your range of motion or causes extreme pain.


5 Natural Bone Spur Treatments

Keep in mind, bone spurs don’t always require treatment.

Some bone spurs have no signs, symptoms, or discomfort, while others can be excruciating and greatly impact mobility.

However, there are natural remedies that you can try if you are experiencing discomfort or pain.

Antioxidant-Rich Diet

A healthy diet is crucial for overall health, but also bone spur treatment as they typically develop in areas of inflammation. Antioxidants are compounds that are found in foods that protect your cells from free radical damage and can help reduce inflammation. ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) is a measure of antioxidant content in foods that was initially developed by the National Institute of Aging.The relation between ORAC value and food/supplements and their benefits is still unproven. But researchers theorize that higher ORAC value may be more effective at neutralizing free radicals.

Here are some of the top antioxidant-rich foods by weight:

  • Dark Chocolate: 20,816 ORAC score
  • Pecans: 17,940 ORAC score
  • Elderberries: 14,697 ORAC score
  • Wild Blueberries: 9,621 ORAC score
  • Kidney Beans: 8,606 ORAC score
  • Blackberries: 5,905 ORAC score
  • Cilantro: 5,141 ORAC score
  • Goji Berries: 4,310 ORAC score

The website Superfoodly has a convenient, regularly updated tool where you can type in the food you’re interested in and you can see its ORAC value.

As you can see, ORAC scores are based on weight. So it may not make sense to eat high amounts of all of these foods above.

And stop adding fuel to the fire by removing proinflammatory foods like added sugar, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fats.

Massage and Stretching

In a meta-analysis of 60 studies published in the journal Pain Medicine, massage has been looked at to help relieve various types of pain including headaches, internal pain, fibromyalgia pain, and muscle and bone pain. This systematic review showed that massage therapy relieves pain better than no treatment at all. And when compared to other treatments like physical therapy and acupuncture, massage still proved beneficial with few side effects.

Studies have shown that massage can specifically lower Substance P, which is a neurotransmitter associated with pain.

When it comes to plantar fasciitis, stretching of the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon is considered one of the best treatments. That’s because stretching the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon helps to relieve stress placed on them by tight tendons and tissues surrounding the bone spurs.

Orthotics and Proper Footwear

If the bone spur is in the foot — as in plantar fasciitis — then orthotics, new footwear, and extra cushy insoles may help. Shoes that are too constricting and tight can prevent movement of your tendons and damage the bones in your feet.

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Anti-Inflammatory Supplements

 Turmeric has been scientifically proven time and time again to reduce inflammation substantially. A compound in turmeric root, known as curcumin, is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties! Curcumin is linked to positive improvements in hundreds of different diseases and conditions and is among the most potent antioxidants on earth. When looking for a quality turmeric supplement, make sure it’s standardized to 95% curcuminoids.

The omega 3 fatty acids EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) also boast anti-inflammatory properties and protect against age-associated cognitive decline, cardiovascular diseases, and bone loss. Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil puts the brakes on inflammation and contains clinical doses of turmeric curcumin, omega 3 fatty acids, and an additional potent anti-inflammatory, astaxanthin.

Ginger is one of the most consumed dietary substances in the world! Studies have shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties as strong as over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen. When looking for a quality ginger supplement, make sure it’s standardized to 5-6% gingerols and 6% shogoals.

Adequate Vitamin and Mineral Intake

Bone spurs are directly associated with osteoarthritis, the breakdown of the cartilage in joints. Osteoarthritis can be linked to calcium and mineral deficiency and can be treated and prevented with a diet that’s well-rounded with balanced nutrients. So it makes sense that bone spurs can also be treated with a high calcium and mineral diet. As they say, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Magnesium is an essential mineral used for bone formation and absorbing calcium. Low magnesium has also been linked with higher C-reactive protein (CRP) in the body — an indicator of inflammation. So incorporating magnesium-rich foods like black beans, spinach, and pumpkin seeds will up your dietary intake. Vitamin C is also crucial for collagen formation and a lack of it can also weaken tendons and ligaments.

It can be difficult to consistently hit your recommended intake of vitamins and minerals, which is why it can be beneficial to incorporate a daily supplement like AlgaeCal Plus. AlgaeCal Plus is a natural, bone-friendly calcium complex with all 13 mandatory trace minerals, including magnesium, for your bones. It supports bone health while actually building new bone.


Bone Spur Prevention and Outlook

Bone spurs, from symptoms to location, are vast and varied. Some of them you’ll never notice, while others can cripple you with pain and require surgery. Some respond well to natural remedies and others may require man-made intervention, like orthotics.

However, prevention — and even treatment — remains the same in a lot of ways. Wear good footwear, eat a balanced diet that is nutrient-dense, and change up your exercise routine to avoid repetitive impact injuries.

Osteophyte (bone spur) – NHS

Osteophytes are bony lumps (bone spurs) that grow on the bones of the spine or around the joints.

They often form next to joints affected by osteoarthritis, a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff.

Osteophytes can grow from any bone, but they’re most often found in the:

  • neck
  • shoulder
  • knee
  • lower back
  • fingers or big toe
  • foot or heel

Osteophyte symptoms

Osteophytes do not always cause symptoms.

They can cause problems if they:

  • rub against other bone or tissue
  • restrict movement
  • squeeze nearby nerves

For example, osteophytes in the:

  • spine can cause pain and stiffness in the back
  • neck can pinch a nearby nerve and cause pain, pins and needles, numbness or weakness in the arms
  • shoulder can limit the space available for tendons and ligaments, and may be linked to tendonitis or a rotator cuff tear
  • hip and knee can reduce the range of movement and are often associated with painful arthritis 
  • knee may cause pain when you bend and extend your leg
  • fingers can cause lumps

What causes osteophytes

Osteophytes tend to form when the joints have been affected by arthritis.

Osteoarthritis damages cartilage, the tough, white, flexible tissue that lines the bones and allows the joints to move easily.

Osteoarthritis is most common in the knees, hips, spine and small joints of the hands and base of the big toe.

As the joints become increasingly damaged, new bone may form around the joints. These bony growths are called osteophytes.

Osteophytes can also form in the spine as a result of ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that specifically affects the spine.

When to seek medical advice

See a GP if you have joint pain or stiffness, or if you have other symptoms in an area of your body, such as numbness or nerve pain. They’ll investigate the underlying cause.  

A GP will ask you about your symptoms and may examine the affected area. They may test your joint movements and muscle strength. They’ll also look at your medical history. 

You may be referred for an X-ray, which will highlight any arthritis in the joint and osteophytes. An MRI scan is better for examining torn ligaments or tendons.

Treating osteophytes

Osteophytes do not usually cause pain, but the associated arthritis might.

If you’re in pain, painkillers you can buy from a pharmacy or shop, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, may help.

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which can also help reduce any swelling and inflammation.

If you’re overweight, losing weight will help by relieving some of the strain on your joints.

A physiotherapist may also be able to help you by recommending exercises that can strengthen the muscles surrounding the problem area, and by helping to improve your range of movement.

Surgery can sometimes be used to help manage any underlying arthritis in the joint. It can be helpful for osteoarthritis that affects your hips, knees or joints, particularly those at the base of your thumb.

Find out more about treating osteoarthritis

There’s usually no need to remove an osteophyte, unless it’s irritating a nerve in the spine or restricting a joint’s range of movement. 

If you do need surgery to remove an osteophyte, your surgeon will explain the procedure’s risks and benefits.

Page last reviewed: 07 May 2019
Next review due: 07 May 2022

90,000 Heel spur. Traditional methods of treatment of heel spur

Spur on the heel is a fairly common disease that each of us can undergo. It does not pose a serious threat to health, but it brings considerable inconvenience when walking.

Various factors affect the development of the disease, but it is quite easy to recognize it.

What is a spur? These are bony growths that arise due to the heavy load on the tendons. They lead to deformation of bone tissue of varying strength, changing the shape of the calcaneus – most often the spur is wedge-shaped or spherical.

In this article, we will consider in detail how the deformation of the foot occurs, what spurs on the heels are, the symptoms and treatment of this disease.

Symptoms of the disease

The main symptom of a heel spur is pain, acute or burning. Most often, it appears after a long stay in a horizontal position or a sitting position, when there is no load on the heel, and then, getting out of bed, you focus on your leg, then the first unbearable pain appears. As you walk, the pain decreases a little, and if you disperse, the painful sensations may approach a minimum, and increase closer to the evening time of day.

With a heel spur, the entire surface of the heel hurts – often patients compare this pain with the fact that someone plunges needles into the heel or drives a nail. The degree of pain depends not on the size of the spur, but on its location.

The second symptom is a change in gait. This phenomenon is very easy to explain. A person tries not to step on a painful point, puts his foot in a way that will not be uncomfortable for him – as a result, the gait takes on an unnatural look.

Specific calluses may appear at the site of the spur.The pain is noted both when walking barefoot and in shoes, it does not make a difference.

What a heel spur looks like:

Where does the spur come from?

Let’s analyze why a heel spur appears:

  1. Heel injury. Most often observed in young people with an incorrect distribution of the load on the heel bone or a fall. Subjected to a heel spur and athletes who are involved in running, athletics, long jump. Due to bone injury, the tissue begins to grow together improperly, forming outgrowths, which will subsequently become a spur.
  2. Congenital abnormalities of the foot, eg flat feet. It changes gait and redistribution of weight on the foot. There is an incorrect anatomical location of the ligaments, which can lead to their damage. With frequent inflammatory processes in the heel, due to injury to the ligaments, inflammation of the bone tissue occurs, from where the spur appears.
  3. Overweight, which is a common cause of diseases not only of the legs, but also of other organs. The spur appears when the body is overloaded on the ankle and on the heel area.
  4. Chronic diseases such as gout and diabetes. They lead to abnormal development and regeneration of bone tissue, which will cause the growth and appearance of a spur.

Diagnosis and Differences with Other Diseases

Pain in the heel can also occur in other diseases, so it is important to make a differential diagnosis of the heel spur with other diseases.

Sometimes a spur is confused with a fracture of the calcaneus and rheumatoid arthritis.In the first case, it is worth making the simplest X-ray of the foot, in which it will be clearly visible what kind of pathology it is. The presence of a fracture or fissure will indicate a fracture, and a wedge-shaped overgrowth of bone in the area of ​​the heel bone indicates a spur.

To distinguish between spurs and arthritis, it is worth making a biochemical blood test for rheumatoid factor, which will show the presence or absence of this pathology. Based on the correct diagnosis, you can prescribe adequate treatment and get rid of the annoying spur.

Prevention of unpleasant manifestation

Let’s take a look at what preventive measures should be taken so as not to get a heel spur.

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The simplest thing is to lead a correct healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition, adherence to a diet, constant monitoring of your weight, the fight against extra pounds, the exclusion of harmful foods from the diet will prevent the appearance of not only heel spurs, but also more serious diseases.

The treatment prescribed by the doctor should be taken for diseases of the skeletal system and for trauma to the heel bone in particular. Also, proper therapy should be carried out for chronic diseases such as gout, diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis so that they do not lead to serious complications, one of which is the heel spur.

If you suffer from flat feet, you must wear the correct orthopedic shoes.

By adhering to preliminary preventive measures, you can avoid such an unpleasant disease as a heel spur and save on drug treatment.

Treatment and method of getting rid of the problem

If it so happens that you get sick with a heel spur, then let’s consider the treatment options.

As with other diseases, there are two types of getting rid of the problem – going to a doctor and using prescribed medications, and self-medication using folk methods that you have read or heard somewhere from specialized sources.

Treatment of a heel spur is not an easy one – it is a complex of measures, of varying cost and severity, but all are steadily leading to a complete cure.

These include:

  • Shockwave therapy, external exposure to the heel spur with magnetic waves and electrophoresis;
  • taking medications of the glucocorticoid group, such as hydrocortisol and others;
  • immobilization of the foot, that is, its immobilization, removal of the load from the affected foot;
  • The last and last resort is a surgical intervention on the foot in order to remove the pathological outgrowth on the heel bone.

The first thing to do with a heel spur is to unload the foot, to reduce the stress on it as much as possible.It is necessary to spend more time in a horizontal or sitting position, reduce walking time to a minimum, use a different supporting leg, wear special insoles for shoes or orthopedic shoes.

In severe cases, crutches, a cane or a wheelchair should be used if the pain is unbearable. But it is worth remembering that this is only the beginning, and you are only alleviating your pain symptoms, but not treating the disease as such. Drug therapy is indispensable. Often it is she who leads to a complete recovery of the patient.

In the treatment of heel spurs and its symptoms, anti-inflammatory and analgesic ointments have the greatest pharmacological effect. These include:

  • Voltaren gel;
  • Piroxicam;
  • Oxycam;
  • Meloxicam;
  • Diclofenac and other ointments, which are endless in any network of pharmacies.

The ointment is applied to the affected area until completely absorbed, three to five times a day for 14-18 days.

The second medication for the treatment of heel spurs is the use of irritants. They reduce the inflammatory process, enhance metabolic processes in the heel area.

The strongest of this group of funds is Dimexide .

How to use it is as follows: it is necessary to dilute with water in a ratio of 1: 4, apply on a napkin or cotton pad, preferably sterile, apply in the form of a compress for half an hour on the heel zone.This poultice must be kept for several minutes. It should be applied about 10-15 times per cycle of the disease.

Traditional medicine

Traditional methods of treating spurs are also very popular, and some even replace therapy with medicines. You can prepare the necessary ingredients right at home, after consulting your doctor.

The most popular is the use of heated alcohol . This method of treatment has deep roots and has been tested for many generations, so you can clearly say that it helps.

Here’s how to do it correctly: heat a frying pan over low heat, pour alcohol into it. You need to warm it up for several minutes, then pour it into a certain container.

It is worth remembering that alcohol is a highly flammable substance and this procedure must be carried out with great care!

Find a comfortable position and place a container of alcohol in front of you. Lower the painful heel there and keep it there for at least 20 minutes. Then take it out and do not wipe it with a towel, but leave alcohol on the foot.

Alcohol has a strong analgesic effect. Recommended for everyone, without exception, who suffers from this pathology of the skeletal system.

Heel spur can also be cured with a mixture of chicken eggs, butter and vinegar. As you can see, the ingredients are simple and you can buy them anywhere, so this method is very common.

You need to cook it like this:

  1. Stir the egg with melted butter and vinegar. Vinegar is used in an amount sufficient to drown the egg in a glass.
  2. Next, the mixture is hidden in a dark place and covered with a lid or cap.
  3. After a few days, the product is removed, mixed and applied to a bandage or gauze, which were previously folded in several layers.
  4. Next, apply a compress to the affected area and put on a sock on top. It is advisable to perform the procedure every day, but frequent use can lead to flaking of the skin. Then you should take a break from these poultices.

Additional Treatment Options

If you want to use herbal ingredients for a heel spur, think of a plant like nettle.It will relieve your heel from pain for a long time and will help even with large spurs.

What do you need? A few nettle leaves and a few burdock leaves. Nettle is chopped with a blender or passed through a meat grinder. This mass is applied to a burdock leaf, which is wrapped around a painful heel. All this is fixed with an elastic bandage or gauze bandage, you can use a sock, but do not damage the burdock leaf.

This compress should be used at night when the foot is at maximum rest.Do it for two weeks, every day.

It is also worth mentioning that the healing properties of nettle also help with other diseases of the skeletal system. It is better to collect nettles in spring, when it is maximally saturated with nutrients.

Guided by the information about the heel spur and its symptoms, treatment and prevention, you can protect yourself and save yourself from this ailment. If you get sick with a heel spur, then above are detailed treatment measures, both medicinal and folk.

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Heel spur symptoms and treatment with foil

Foil for heel spur treatment

The most unusual but effective way to solve the problem with plantar fasciitis is to treat the heel spur with foil. The method works by influencing the sore spots with the heat generated by the body. The patient does not feel an unpleasant burning sensation, as with mustard plasters, but heats up the sore joint. Foil can improve the condition in many diseases.

What determines efficiency?

The foil has a heat display function.This feature makes the treatment of heel spur effective. The material heats up, fights off the heat that is released by the human body and directs it to the sore spot. The heel spur, warming up, heals faster. There is an assumption that the sore spot is saturated with metal. A static field arises, which closes the energy hole formed in the epicenter of constant pain sensations. In this way, you can resist the following diseases:

Which foil to choose for the treatment of heel spurs?

Choose an ordinary baking material, from chocolate or tea packaging.The denser the foil, the greater the heat transfer. Since thermal function is important in the process, the method of treatment is considered effective. Foil from the heel spur has a beneficial effect on the joint. If thin material is available, it can be folded in several layers, which will greatly improve the quality.

How is the treatment carried out?

Therapy can be carried out in several main ways. The foil is applied to the sore spot and warms it up. The difference lies in the attachment to the affected joint.These can be bridges with adhesive plaster. Bandage or scotch tape is chosen as an auxiliary material. The methods are equally effective. The patient chooses a method that suits him or is recommended by a specialized physician.

Foil therapy is more effective if warming occurs around the clock. It is necessary to replace the used pieces of material with new ones. The process lasts from 1 month to 6 weeks.

Foil bridges

Use foil and adhesive plaster to warm the affected area.Special bridges are created from these materials. For optimal adaptation, a 2 cm thick patch is needed, if there are allergic reactions, it is better to choose a hypoallergenic one. The foil is cut so that after attachment to the adhesive plaster, about 0.5 cm or more remains around the perimeter of the free space. The difference is left to apply the bridge to the sore spot. In a situation where the affected area is not completely covered by the device, you can make a couple of stickers side by side. The bottom line is that the problem area must be completely covered with bridges.

Bandage with bandage

Use this treatment option for more extensive pain. The heel joint is wrapped in foil and secured with an elastic bandage. It is important that the bandage around the leg is tight enough. Strong compression with a bandage can aggravate the problem by squeezing blood vessels and soft tissues, as well as damage the joint. If the bandage is weak, there is a possibility of displacement of the sheet from the sore spot and the desired result will not be achieved. The method also has a minus – when moving, the material may be damaged.The method is suitable for warming up during sleep, when the patient will not walk.

Bandages with wide tape

This method requires an adhesive material and a plaster. The foil is distributed over the entire surface of the tape. The reflective side should be on top. These strips are wrapped around the heels, and fastened with pieces of adhesive plaster. The duration of warming up the affected tissues reaches up to 2 hours a day. It is important not to reuse the strips, it is better to make new ones.

Contraindications

A unique and harmless (at first glance) method of treating plantar fasciitis has contraindications.Tumors may increase with thermotherapy. Cannot be used by people allergic to aluminum. Doctors do not recommend the method to patients with skin diseases that are exacerbated by thermal exposure. To avoid unpleasant moments, it is better to see a doctor right away.

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Heel spur symptoms and treatment with foil

Starting heel pain after waking up is the result of mechanical irritation of the foot by a build-up. The relief of the pain signal is the main goal of traditional therapy, and for this, the heel spur is treated at home.For the preparation of potions, beekeeping products and available natural ingredients are used. When choosing an alternative method, it must be remembered that alternative therapy is an additional tool and cannot replace drug treatment.

Characteristics of pathology

A pointed thorn on the plantar part of the calcaneus, formed as a result of the growth of bone tissue, is commonly called a heel spur. The formation of bone growth is facilitated by destructive processes and metabolic disorders.

The following predisposing factors can be the cause of degeneration:

The main symptom of a heel spur is pain in the heel that manifests itself when standing or walking. Soreness appears during the first steps after a long rest in a horizontal position. This condition is typical after waking up in the morning, when a person rests on a sore leg. The pain signal is often compared to the pain of piercing the heel with a nail.

After a short walk, the pain gradually subsides and ceases to bother the patient.The situation is significantly complicated if painful syndrome caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia joins the soreness from the bone growth. Plantar fasciitis is a frequent companion of the heel spur, therefore, treatment, including at home, often includes procedures to get rid of the plantar aponeurosis.

In most cases, the disease is diagnosed in the female half of the population. The detection of the disease is carried out on the basis of clinical symptoms and the results of an X-ray examination.It is believed that women get sick more often than men due to wearing shoes with heels above seven centimeters, as well as with water-salt imbalance.

General therapy

Complex therapeutic measures for the treatment of heel spurs in a hospital or at home are primarily aimed at eliminating pain. In addition to drug therapy, physiotherapy is prescribed, as well as the use of orthopedic medical devices.

All appointments should be carried out by the attending physician after a complete examination not only of the foot in the heel area, but also of the general condition, taking into account the chronic diseases of the patient.

Medicines

The use of pharmacotherapy for bone growth on the heel is carried out in order to relieve symptoms and eliminate inflammatory processes that often accompany the acute course of degenerative pathology. The anti-inflammatory effect is achieved with the appointment of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Diclofenac, Ketorolac, Ketoprofen), which, in addition to the anti-inflammatory effect, will help to relieve pain.

Chondroprotectors (Teraflex, Structum, Honda) are recommended to be used to prevent further tissue degeneration.The drugs provide the supply of the necessary components for metabolic reactions at the local level. The drugs require long-term use, one course can last more than six months.

For severe pain that does not decrease with prolonged use of non-hormonal agents, local blockages are performed. Chipping of a sore spot on the heel should only be carried out by a medical specialist. As a medicinal basis, glucocorticosteroid drugs are prescribed – Flosteron, Diprospan, Betamethasone.To get rid of inflammatory and painful reactions, a steroid hormone is combined with a 1% solution of Novocaine or Lidocaine in one injection.

In addition to oral preparations, local treatment of heel spurs with ointments or gels is recommended, which can also be used at home. The effectiveness of a local remedy depends on the active ingredient that forms the basis of the ointment.

Effective local remedies:

Shockwave therapy

One of the most effective physiotherapy treatments for the heel spur.The therapeutic effect is based on the effect of acoustic waves on a bone thorn. It is believed that after a few sessions, the build-up is reduced. In addition, the condition of the connective tissue improves, which makes the ligaments more elastic. The painless procedure is carried out in a physiotherapy room.

Contraindications to the shock wave method:

At home, you can use the medical device “Vitafon”, which is also based on acoustic exposure.

Physiotherapy and orthopedic products

Treatment of a heel spur with physiotherapy is carried out in remission, some of them can also be used at home. Exposure to laser beams, ultrasound, radiation therapy, paraffin baths and mineral baths improve blood circulation and regenerate destructive tissues.

To reduce pain, modern manufacturers of medical devices have taken care of the comfort for patients with heel spurs.To do this, use silicone heel pads or with a round hole in the spur area. Orthopedic insoles and half insoles are preferable to wear. They are made using the same technology, but additionally participate in the correction of the foot for the treatment or prevention of flat feet. Some of the most effective products are ORTO Grand, ORTO Festival half insoles.

Traditional methods

Treatment of a heel spur at home is most often carried out using homemade folk recipes.There is an opinion that this method has no contraindications, in fact, everything is different. People who have a tendency to allergies have a history of chronic endocrine pathologies, heart or kidney problems, the use of folk remedies should be treated with caution and consult a doctor before use.

Dimexide

The pharmaceutical agent produced in solution has a good therapeutic effect.Due to the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, compresses with Dimexidum relieve pain and prevent inflammatory processes. In addition, the solution has a disinfecting property, which will not allow pathogenic microorganisms to lead to the addition of an additional infection.

To prepare the base for the compress, you will need 20 ml of Dimexide and 50 ml of warm water. Fold the gauze napkin in several layers, you can take five small napkins, saturate with the solution and distribute on the sore heel.Fix the napkins with cling film and wrap with a warm cloth. It is recommended to keep Dimexide on your leg for at least half an hour. The procedure must be repeated 2 times a day for two weeks.

The drug penetrates into the deep layers, suppressing inflammatory infiltration and improving blood microcirculation. These properties are indispensable for the restoration of damaged cells. Compress with Dimexidum can be used in the acute phase of pathology, and enhance the therapeutic effect of the main treatment.

Compresses and applications

Application of bile

Medical bile has an irritating effect, which increases hemodynamics and accelerates local metabolic reactions. The ready-made solution can be bought at the pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription. With regular use of bile for local procedures, the salt deposits dissolve and there is a tendency for the heel spur to collapse.

Compress with bile is carried out according to the general rules and hold from eight to twelve hours.An exception is pain and severe burning during manipulation. In this case, it is advisable to stop the procedure, remove the medicinal composition, wash the foot and lubricate with a fat cream. Usually the course is about ten days, but sometimes it is recommended to put twenty compresses.

Recipes:

Foot baths

A foot bath is considered an excellent relaxing and healing procedure. The procedure relieves fatigue, relaxes and tones, softens the skin, preparing the feet for further manipulations.The approximate time for taking water procedures in all cases is about twenty minutes.

At the end, the feet are wiped dry and smeared with baby cream or special local agents that affect the spur.

The best recipes:

Ointments and medicinal lotions

Treatment at home gives good results, provided that the proportions of the ingredients are observed in the preparation of infusions, decoctions and other means. Completion of the full course also plays an important role in achieving a good result.One of the most effective recipes is homemade ointment. The disadvantage of a homemade product is a short shelf life.

Combine one raw egg with 50 ml of apple cider vinegar and 100 grams of butter. Melt the resulting mixture in a water bath and cool. The ointment “softens” the bone formation on the heel, if used regularly in the evening before bedtime.

The following solutions can be used as lotions:

Taping

A modern method of alternative treatment of heel spurs will help to get rid of pain, relieve the muscles of the foot and lower leg.The technique is based on the application of tape tapes, which, with certain knowledge, can be carried out at home. Correctly applied kinesio tape, which looks like a wide adhesive plaster, maintains the arches and muscles of the foot in the correct functional position. To experience significant improvement, taping should be done within two months.

Application rules for heel spurs:

Exercises

Physiotherapy exercises for the treatment of heel spurs are carried out at home after consultation with the attending physician.Regular training of the muscles of the feet and lower legs improves blood microcirculation, muscle tissue function to reduce pain and prevent inflammation of the plantar fascia.

Classic exercises:

Prevention

An active lifestyle in combination with a balanced diet is the basis for the prevention of heel spurs, which should be carried out from a young age. Wearing the correct footwear close to orthopedic standards, timely correction of the feet if flat feet are suspected will prevent incorrect load distribution during physical activity.If pain in the heel appears, you should immediately contact an orthopedist for a timely diagnosis of the disease.

When a diagnosis is made, the treatment of a heel spur at home is carried out under the supervision of a doctor. In the treatment regimen, the medical specialist includes not only therapeutic procedures, but also recommendations for the prevention of exacerbation occurring against the background of inflammatory reactions. To do this, you will need to drink at least two liters of water a day, limit salt, prevent excess pounds, use orthopedic devices to reduce the pressure of the bone spike on the heel.

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Methods for treating a heel spur using ordinary food foil

There are various methods of traditional medicine, with the help of which they alleviate the condition with a heel spur. One of them is the application of foil. It is believed that such treatment at the initial stages of the disease can completely relieve pain and inflammation. With an advanced stage of plantar fasciitis, it is also used, but in addition to drug therapy.

Foil selection

Before treating a heel spur with foil, it is important to decide on the right material.You can use rolls of food grade aluminum tape to help keep the food from burning and juicy in the oven. Another option is a sun shade for windows. It is also sold in rolls, only wider.

It is worth considering that only a solid base is convenient. It is better not to choose too thin foil. It is fragile and crawls away from the slightest touch. More suitable material with a thickness of 20 microns, which is easier to unwind from a roll without breaks and easier to fix on the body.

Often, for medicinal purposes, dense “golden grains” from chocolate and leaf tea are used. They are applied to the spur with the shiny side. This material is thicker than food grade aluminum foil, which means the result is better.

The effectiveness of foil

Foil as a method of healing refers to alternative medicine and is in demand among healers, folk healers.

It affects the human biofield and restores the energy balance.The material “works” by acting on the active points of the body and stimulating them by reflecting or amplifying electromagnetic waves.

Supporters of an unusual method of treatment note that foil helps to solve the following problems with a heel spur:

It is worth considering that improvement comes to everyone in different ways. Some people feel better after several sessions, but most patients continue the course for 10-15 days. An integrated approach yields the greatest results. Doctors do not advise to rely entirely on the method and refuse medications, physiotherapy procedures.

Foil with scotch tape

A strip is made of wide scotch tape 1-2 cm larger than the diseased area. A matching piece of foil is glued onto it with the shiny side up. The resulting adhesive tape with a metal backing is applied to the heel and fixed with a conventional adhesive plaster. The procedure is performed daily, gradually increasing its duration from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

Foil with elastic bandage

The simplest version in terms of execution technique.Sick heel is wrapped with foil, an elastic bandage is put on top. No need to try to tighten the bandage tighter. This will impair circulation to the affected area. To keep the foot at rest, the procedure is done before bedtime. The compress is left overnight. In the morning, the “spent” substrate is discarded.

You can replace the elastic bandage with a sock and walk like that during the day. However, the substrate fidgets and knocks, which reduces the healing effect. High-quality treatment of a heel spur with foil suggests the following nuances:

Foil bridges

The “silver bridges” procedure is especially popular.This is the name of the strips of metallized tape, fixed on an adhesive plaster according to a certain pattern. It is not difficult to try this kind of heel spur treatment with food foil. People write detailed reviews and post videos that show how to make “bridges” correctly.

The pharmacy offers a ready-made adhesive plaster with “silver” tracks. More often they do it on their own at home.

On each side of the “glitter” there should remain an adhesive base, with the help of which the “bridge” is fixed on the skin.For the first sessions, a short contact with the body is sufficient. Later, the “bridges” are changed only once every 3 days. The course is 2 weeks.

Contraindications

Foil is not used for the treatment of heel spurs during pregnancy, with oncology or individual intolerance to aluminum. It is recommended to refuse it in case of increased body temperature, fresh injuries, serious skin lesions. It happens that an allergic reaction to metal is detected during the procedure.Its main symptoms are redness, rash. In such a situation, you should interrupt treatment and seek medical advice.

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Opinions on the treatment of heel spurs using foil

Treatment of heel spurs with foil (staniol) is one of the most unusual methods, rooted in traditional medicine. That is why many patients doubt whether it is possible to cure a heel spur with foil, especially with high quality and for a long time. Nevertheless, practice shows that it is possible.Of course, in combination with other treatments.

What is a spur

Heel spur – inflammation and abnormal neoplasia (bone hyperplasia) in the area of ​​the calcaneal tendon. Treatment of the heel spur with foil favorably affects the elimination of the symptoms of inflammation of nearby tissues, injured by the process.

Symptoms include swelling and pain (worse after rest). At the internal level: impaired exchange of blood, oxygen, water and salts, partial cell atrophy is possible.Pathology can be secondary (consequences of obesity, curvature of the spine, flat feet, osteochondrosis) or primary (impacts, stretching, excessive load) character.

Methods of treatment with foil

Treatment of calcaneal spurs with food foil is based on its ability to pointwise influence the organs, or rather the points responsible for their activity. The musculoskeletal system is no exception. Simply put, the electrical impulses leaving the points do not leave, but, being reflected from the staniol, return to the affected tissues and regenerate them.

Foil treatment methods are based on its unique properties

The theory goes back to the Chinese teaching, according to which the metal energetically follows the native rock, in this case, stops bone transformations.

There are several common methods for relieving pain, fatigue and tension.

The course of treatment is one and a half months. Under the film, you can apply Tiger’s eye cream or similar. This will improve the warming and regenerating effect.In order to figure out how to perform the procedure correctly, you can watch a video of the treatment of heel spurs with foil. It is recommended to fold the sheet several times to get a thick layer.

Under the bandage, you can apply fat (badger is perfect) and any restorative component (mountain oil). The procedure can be supplemented with massage, orthopedic insoles for permanent wear and, of course, elimination of the root cause.

It is important to follow the process and be careful not to get burned! With a favorable course, you can wear a bandage without removing the entire course, but replace it every morning.

Foil bridges

Steel bridges are the most common, optimal and multifunctional method. It is based on the theory of the energy depletion of the sore spot. Foil with a heel spur restores energy to the legs.

The sheet is cut into strips. The length depends on the area of ​​pain, and the width is about 1 cm. It is attached to the body with the same strips of plaster, but twice as wide and slightly longer (they must completely cover the foil). With a distance of at least half a centimeter between the layers.So many bridges are glued to the body to evenly cover the entire painful surface.

Additional warm socks can be worn. Repeat the procedure for 60 minutes every couple of hours. Course application is recommended: two weeks after one (two).

Special bridges (strips) can be made of foil

Contraindications to treatment

Contraindications reflecting who and how to treat a heel spur with foil have not been identified. Forbidden for aluminum intolerance (rare).It is recommended to use with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

With additional heating (cream, socks, cotton), among the general safety measures, it is not recommended:

Reviews

Reviews on the treatment of heel spurs with foil confirm the availability, effectiveness and prevalence of metal therapy.

Galina

I have been doing the procedure for three days in the morning and in the evening. I did the first two on socks, as it was somehow scary.But I felt better and became humanly – under my socks. We must try it somehow and leave it overnight. I combine it with massage and remedial gymnastics. These are the final stages of my treatment to eliminate all discomfort. I think that after the course (the doctor recommended 12 procedures) it will completely pass. A very handy thing. You can do it all for a day and work calmly. But at first she doubted!

Igor

This is nonsense! I don’t know what kind of doctors they advise. I feel sorry for my grandmother.She also heard reviews of the foil from the heel spur, plus the doctor advised alternative methods. I abandoned the normal treatment, everything is treated with foil. But I see that there’s no point. It only got worse. Pains have returned almost to the initial stage, walks with great difficulty. Doesn’t listen to me. In general, cheating is everything! And those who work are probably just very suggestible, or they did and played a role in other activities.

Lyudmila

And at one time the foil helped me a lot. And now I resort to her.Only for her, by the way, I am saved. Immediately, I will feel the aching pain, I will carry out a course of procedures, and again I am healthy. The main thing is not to delay.

She disclosed her own method (at the suggestion of a doctor), combining metal therapy, exercise therapy and warming up. I smeared the spur with cream (the doctor wrote it out), wrapped it in foil, and a sock on top. And then she did not lie alone, but rolled the bottle with her foot. Unusually, surprisingly, the pain completely stopped after two weeks. And the first improvement was noted on the fourth day. I even wanted to quit, but my natural persistence saved me.

In this video you will learn about the peculiarities of the treatment with aluminum foil:

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Heel spurs, heel spur treatment | Treatment of spurs in Izhevsk

When unpleasant sensations and even acute pains begin to bother in the heel area, treatment of a heel spur is often required. A heel spur is a bony growth on the surface of the heel bone, protruding in the form of a thorn and squeezing soft tissue.

Causes of the heel spur

A heel spur is caused by calcium deposits on the lower part of the calcaneus, as well as due to increased stress on the heel area, muscle and ligament strain, plantar fascia traction and ruptures of the membrane covering the calcaneus.It is in those who experience constant stress on the heel area that spurs form on the heels, the treatment of which is important to start immediately.

It is likely that you may need heel spur treatment if:

  • You have flat feet,
  • You have an irregular or impaired gait,
  • regularly run and jump on hard surfaces,
  • wear uncomfortable and low-quality shoes,
  • are overweight.

Among the risk factors that provoke the treatment of spurs are old age, diabetes and flat feet.

Symptoms of the disease

The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis that require treatment for spurs are:

  • heel pain,
  • morning pains that subside with movement,
  • 90,031 pains after vigorous physical activity and sports.

The pains are like a pin pricked in the leg.

Treatment methods

The most effective methods of treating a disease in which a patient is worried about a heel spur are:

  • shock wave therapy,
  • taking anti-inflammatory drugs
  • reduction in physical activity,
  • physical therapy classes,
  • orthopedic special shoes,
  • laser therapy.

It is shock wave therapy that is highly effective, capable of accelerating the healing process.If you are concerned about heel spurs, treatment should be started immediately. In most cases, modern techniques can eliminate the cause of the disease without the need for surgery.

You can make an appointment with a surgeon or orthopedist for the treatment of a heel spur through the window of our website “Appointment” or by phone 8 (3412) 65-51-51.

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Former Donald Trump’s lawyer, in scandalous and unprecedented statements at a hearing in the US Congress, exposed many of the secret circumstances of the election campaign, as well as the financial wrongdoings of the incumbent.

While the US media recently reported that the investigation by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections.and Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign are drawing to a close, the incumbent’s former personal lawyer gave sensational testimony at a hearing before the House of Representatives oversight committee.

Michael Cohen said in Congress last Wednesday that President Trump was a “cheater” and a “cheater”, that he knew about his longtime advisor’s interactions with WikiLeaks, and that he implicitly instructed Cohen to lie about the Trump Tower project in Moscow , which was discussed during the 2016 presidential campaign.

This extraordinary testimony was given by a former attorney and Trump’s henchman before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. On Tuesday evening, reporters from several media outlets, including The New York Times, received the text of Cohen’s upcoming speech. It was at this time that Trump began meetings in Vietnam, the main of which was a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

In a statement on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denounced Cohen as a “dishonored criminal.”“It’s just ridiculous that anyone would take the word of convicted liar Cohen at his word. The sad thing is that he was given another opportunity to spread his lies, ”she said.

Cohen, in vivid and sometimes poignant terms, told his remorseful story of how he worked with Trump for ten years. Among other things, Cohen spoke about episodes from the 2016 campaign believed to be at the center of investigations by Special Attorney Robert Mueller and the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

His testimony featured extremely unpleasant topics and stories about Trump from among those that are constantly written and talked about by the media: how he exaggerated the size of his fortune, made statements of a racist nature, threatened his enemies and tried to circumvent the law in his personal interests. But this time everything sounded officially, under oath, and from the mouth of a man who was one of Trump’s closest aides.

“I am ashamed that I decided to take part in covering up Trump’s wrongdoing instead of listening to my conscience,” Cohen said.- I am ashamed because I know who Trump is. He’s a racist. He’s a crook. He is a deceiver. ”

But Cohen’s testimony included other, more dangerous allegations that could increase the likelihood of Trump being prosecuted following an investigation into which Cohen and other Trump aides have already been caught. Cohen’s testimony before the oversight committee was his first public appearance in Congress. But he has already spent more than 70 hours with Mueller’s investigators and federal prosecutors in New York, who are investigating a clandestine payment scheme developed ahead of the election to a porn actress who claims she had an affair with Trump.

Republicans, in turn, did not sit idly by and violently attacked Michael Cohen and his testimony. They asked questions about his previous business dealings and how much you can trust this man. They tried to portray Cohen as a narcissistic, untrustworthy man who broke the law and had already lied to Congress once. They sought to show that when Cohen was caught lying, he began spreading stories about his former boss so that he could get his jail time off.

Cohen, from the very beginning, directly and frankly spoke about his lies, and also confirmed some of his statements with documents. He painted a picture in which Trump provides non-specific instructions, more characteristic of organized crime bosses than an American president.

“During conversations during the campaign, when I was actively negotiating in Russia on his behalf, Trump sometimes looked me in the eyes and said that there was no business in Russia. And then he openly lied to the American people, saying the same thing, ”Cohen said.”So he gave me instructions to lie too.”

Cohen then added: “Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. He doesn’t do that. ”

Cohen also noted that his testimony was approved by Trump’s personal lawyers. This indicates that they have given the green light to false reporting on House and Senate intelligence committees. That same week, Cohen had a confidential meeting (behind closed doors) with members of these committees, at which he apparently corrected his false statements.

“Trump knew about the talks in Moscow and guided them throughout the campaign. And then he lied about it, ”Cohen said. “He lied about it because he didn’t expect to win the election. He also lied because he could make hundreds of millions of dollars on his Moscow real estate project. ”

Last month, BuzzFeed reported that Mueller had evidence that the president “personally instructed” his former lawyer to lie about the project in his 2017 testimony to Congress.Mueller’s representatives called the message “inaccurate,” and the main question now remains what Trump said to Cohen. While testifying under oath, Cohen stated that something had taken place, but he will not confirm that Trump gave him direct instructions.

Cohen also told Congress that Trump had learned in advance from his longtime adviser Roger Stone about the WikiLeaks plan to publish the correspondence stolen from Hillary Clinton, and knew that this would harm his rival.

“In July 2016, a few days before the Democratic convention, I was in Trump’s office when his secretary said Roger Stone was calling. Trump turned on the speakerphone, says Cohen’s testimony. – Stone told Trump that he had just called Julian Assange, and he told him that in a couple of days a huge amount of information from Hillary Clinton’s emails would appear on the network, which would seriously harm her election campaign. Trump basically replied that it would be great. “

Stone, who was recently charged with pressuring witnesses and lying to Congress, told reporters that there was no such phone call. The accusation against him does not mention this conversation either, but it says that some high-ranking representative of Trump’s headquarters at about that time was instructed to contact Stone and find out what kind of materials WikiLeaks had.

In addition, Cohen told about the conversation he heard between Trump and his eldest son Donald, which took place just when a meeting was planned with a Russian lawyer who promised incriminating evidence on Hillary Clinton.He did not claim to have heard direct mention of this meeting. Cohen said he remembered this after the June meeting was reported by The New York Times. “I remembered how Don Jr. leaned over to his father and quietly said to him: ‘Everything is ready for the meeting.”

Last year, CNN reported, citing its sources, that Cohen witnessed Trump Jr.’s story to his father about a meeting with a Russian lawyer.Cohen’s lawyer Davis later said that he provided the information to CNN and that it was wrong.

Much of what Cohen said about the secret payments for silence, which he made at Trump’s direction during the final stage of the campaign in 2016, is already known. This was reported by a federal court and the media after Cohen was accused of financial irregularities during the campaign – precisely because of these payments. But he described a surreal scene in the Oval Office that took place a month after Trump took office.Then the president assured Cohen that he was about to reimburse him for the costs of these illegal payments.

At the same time, Cohen told about other meetings – less dubious from the point of view of law, but still unsightly. He said that as a candidate, Trump instructed him to write letters to schools, colleges and other institutions, and to warn them not to publish the results of his tests and exams.

Cohen said that Trump asked him to discourage reporters asking questions about how he managed to avoid being drafted to the Vietnam War for health reasons, and he secretly told Cohen that he did not have any bone spur, which gives reason not to serve in army.According to Cohen, Trump said, “Do you think I’m a fool? I had no intention of going to Vietnam. ”

In addition, Cohen said that Trump exaggerated his fortune in order to attract attention, and understated the size of assets in order to reduce tax payments.

According to Cohen, his former boss is full of controversy, but ultimately a dishonest person.

“Trump is a mystery,” Cohen said. – He is a difficult person, like me. He has good and bad, as we all have.But the bad in him outweighs the good, and when he became president, he turned into the worst version of his own self. ”

Interestingly, while talking about the porn actress’s payment for silence and how Trump reimbursed him for these costs, Cohen said that this extramarital affair took place, and that he deeply regrets that he had to lie to Trump’s wife Melania. “She’s a kind, good person,” Cohen said. “I really respect her, she doesn’t deserve to lie.”

Towards the end of the congressional hearing, Michael Cohen, after being violently attacked by Republican congressmen, warned them not to be mistaken about the president’s identity and urged them to stop supporting Trump.

“I am responsible for your stupidity, because for ten years I have been doing the same thing that you are doing now … I can only warn you. People who – like me in my time – blindly obey Mr Trump will suffer the same consequences that I suffer from now, ”Cohen said at an open hearing before the House Oversight Committee.

Cohen’s words about his “responsibility for the stupidity” of the Republicans who stood up to Trump’s defense caused a sharp surge in activity on social networks.According to the social media monitoring agency Brandwatch, the phrase was quoted on Twitter, Facebook and other popular networks that day at a speed of 4,200 times per minute. In second place in terms of citation (4,100 posts per minute) was the phrase “Ashamed”, with which Cohen addressed the main Republican on the Oversight Committee, Jim Jordan.

During Congressional hearings, Republicans tried several times to question Cohen’s claims, characterizing him as a notorious liar whose testimony cannot be trusted.Republicans argued that Cohen was furious that he was not given the previously promised position in the White House.

In addition, they tried to explain his revelations by the interest of the former Trump lawyer in receiving millions of dollars in the event that he writes a book with the possibility of subsequent film adaptation.

According to Republican congressmen, Cohen and the Democrats set out to “destroy” Trump. Republicans also suggested that Cohen had promised to cut his time in jail for his crimes.

After the hearing, Cohen told reporters that he felt “humiliated.” At the same time, he thanked Elijah Cummings, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, for “giving me the opportunity to tell … the truth.”

Cummings himself agreed in an interview with reporters with the testimony of Cohen, noting that Donald Trump committed some of the crimes while already the President of the United States. He added that Michael Cohen’s speech is just the beginning of the process, the goal of which, according to Cummings, is to bring Trump to justice.

Cummings disagreed with Republicans, who called the Oversight Committee hearing “a circus and a booth.” He said that, in this case, we are talking about the normal operation of the system of checks and balances between the legislative and executive branches of government.

Note that Cohen has become the most famous witness to testify in Congress against the current US president since the Watergate scandal, which ended in 1974 with the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

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Articulat restores cartilage tissue, nourishes the problem area with vitamins and microelements, and also removes water. The phyto-complex promotes the absorption of nutrients by the body and removes toxic components from the internal organs.

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Articulate saturates the problem area with missing vitamins and minerals, replenishes the lack of synovial (bone) fluid, improves the absorption of nutrients, and removes toxins from the body.
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