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Ointment from the heel spur

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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020

A heel spur is called a spine-like bony growth. In the place of attachment of ligaments in the foot, this formation may look like a bone exophyte. Such spurs usually develop due to problems with metabolism (gout), excess weight. The cause may also be a strong overload of the foot or flat feet.

In the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis (calcaneal spur), at the initial stage of therapy, topical medications are usually used - such as gel, cream, or ointment from the calcaneal spur.

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Indications of the ointment from the calcaneal spur

Such ointments are shown with a calcaneal spur - they are used to relieve inflammation in the tissues around the heel, and also to eliminate pain sensations.

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Release form

The drug used for topical topical application is available in a tube. Ointment is a translucent or transparent homogeneous mass. Can have a brownish or yellowish color or be completely colorless.

Names of ointments from the calcaneal spur

There are ointments from the heel spurs from different medicinal groups.

  • Medicines NPVS - Voltaren, Naproksen, Indometatsinovaya ointment, Dip Relief, Diklak-gel.
  • Steroid hormonal drugs - Betamethasone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone Ointment, Dexamethasone.
  • Drugs, stimulating the recovery - Chondroxide, Arthrin, as well as Mukosat.
  • Homeopathic remedies - ointment Apis, Objective T and Pjatkashpor ointment.
  • Ointments from natural substances (medicinal herbs) - Kontratubeks, cream Golden mustache, ointment from sabelnik.
  • Ointments with a warming effect - Efkamon, Capsicum, Nikofleks, Viprosal, Finalgon, Apizartron.


Golden mustache from the spur

In the ointment used with heel spurs, clove oil and golden mustache extract are contained. These ingredients stimulate the process of resorption of the build-up and remove the feeling of pain in the heel. Also in the composition there are pepper and garlic extracts, due to which it has a warming effect, and also promotes the expansion of the vessels, thereby positively influencing the process of blood flow in the place of the disease development.

Also, all of the above components of the drug have a strong anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect. That is why this ointment is used for infectious infection or inflammation of tissues in the calcaneal region.

In addition, the elements of the drug contain vitamins A, B and C, which contributes to the normalization of the skin on the foot and heel. Also, these medicinal components interfere with the development of corns, cracks or cracks on the sole.

Hydrocortisone ointment

Hydrocortisone ointment contributes to the normalization of the balance of mineral elements, and also has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the damaged area. Steroids narrow the capillaries in the region of the calcaneal spur, which reduces the pain syndrome and removes the swelling.

Ointment tiger's eye

Ointment "Ortho-Tiger Eye" makes the skin of the foot softer, thereby distributing the weight load on its entire surface. Removes pain and inflammation that occur at an early stage of plantar fasciitis. Acts as an anesthetic, and also removes the feeling of discomfort, manifested in the process of walking. Has a warming effect, increases the strength of blood flow in the tissues of the heel and foot.

Treatment of heel spur with dimexide

Dimexide with plantar fasciitis is used under the guise of a solution in a small dosage. The medicine in this case is added to the compresses. To make such a compress, you need to take 1/5 of the drug and dilute in water (1 stack.). After that, moisten the napkin in this solution and put on the heel. At the top, close the compress with polyethylene and a piece of cloth (or simply put a sock over it). Leave this compress on the damaged place for 30 minutes and then take it off.

Ointment from spurs with egg and vinegar

To prepare an ointment from spurs with egg and vinegar, you need to take a chicken egg, put it in a glass and pour it with vinegar, covered with a top. Then it should be for a few days to put the glass in the place closed from the light. When the shell dissolves, it is necessary to rupture the film on the egg and pour the inner contents into the vinegar. Stir the contents of the glass and pour into it 1 tbsp. Sunflower oil.

Next, you need to take a piece of cloth, moisten with the resulting ointment, and apply this bandage to the spur. From above, the heel should be wrapped in cellophane and warm cloth. A few procedures will be enough to make the pain disappear, and the build-up will resolve.

Ointment from heel spurs with snake fat

Using ointment "Fat snakes" helps to reduce the swelling and remove pain. Elements contained in snake fat, have antibacterial effect, and also contribute to the restoration of damaged cells and tissues that are damaged as a result of disease.

Ointment with vinegar from the heel spur

The heel spur effectively eliminates ointment based on vinegar. You should take vegetable oil, 70% acetic acid, and also dry mustard (1 tablespoon total), mix the ingredients, then put the mixture on the cloth and attach it to the heel for 30 minutes. Then remove the compress and wash the foot with warm water. Approximately 2 weeks of daily application of this procedure will be sufficient to eliminate the disease.


The properties of ointments from the calcaneal spur are considered for example the hydrocortisone ointment.

Hydrocortisone is a synthetic type glucocorticosteroid for external use. The drug eliminates swelling, itching, inflammation, resulting from plantar fasciitis. Slows down the process of isolating cytokines (interferons and interleukins) from monocytes and lymphocytes, interferes with the release of inflammation mediators via eosinophils, disrupts the process of combining prostaglandins and the metabolism of arachidonic acid. Providing a stimulating effect on glucocorticosteroid receptors, hydrocortisone promotes the production of lipocortin. Reduces the power of inflammatory infiltrates in cells, reduces the rate of migration of leukocytes, among which also lymphocytes, into a sore spot.

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The drug applied to the skin is concentrated in the epidermis. The absorbed part undergoes the metabolism process first in the epidermis, and then in the liver. Further, metabolites and a small part of the hydrocortisone that remains unchanged are excreted from the body together with bile or urine.

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Use of the ointment from the calcaneal spur during pregnancy

Pregnant women are not advised to engage in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, because this can adversely affect the process of gestation. In this case, it is recommended to perform other analgesic procedures - foot massage, the use of individually manufactured orthopedic insoles, which include a special soft cushion under the heel, and a change in the mode of motion.


Ointments containing a golden mustache are not allowed to be used by smokers. In general, the contraindication to the use of ointments from heel spurs are allergic reactions to any components of the drugs, damage to the skin, as well as pregnancy.

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Dosing and administration

NSAID ointment should be applied three times a day to the affected area with a thin layer. Strengthen the effect of the drug may be a preliminary procedure - 10 minutes to keep your feet in warm water, then dry them wipe. Use the ointment should be a long time, at least 2-4 weeks. To prevent possible addiction, after 2 weeks, change the ointment to another drug from the same drug group.

Steroid hormonal drugs - apply a little ointment on the skin 2-3 r. / Day, distributing the inflamed area with soft movements. The treatment course can last a maximum of 2 weeks.

Stimulants of recovery - these ointments should be applied to dry washed skin until the drug is completely absorbed. This procedure should be carried out 2-3 r. / Day. Within 2-5 weeks.

Homeopathic ointments should be applied to washed skin - a little medicine is rubbed softly until absorbed. Apply ointment should be 3-4 r. / Day. The treatment course can last at least 2 weeks, and a maximum of 3 months.

Ointments from natural substances and medicinal herbs - apply to the lesion site three times a day. It is more effective to perform the procedure after a foot or foot massage to improve the absorption process. The quality of the treatment is exerted by the use of Golden Sous and Counterattubes at the same time. In the first two days they should be applied hourly, alternating between each other so that there is no allergic reaction. After 2 days you can treat the inflamed place twice a day. Such drugs are allowed to be used long-term - within 1-3 months.

Warming ointments should be applied 2-3 r. / Day, previously washing off the skin of the previous layer of the drug. For the application, a minimum amount of medication will be sufficient, which must be gently rubbed into the skin, then wait for 2-3 minutes, so that it absorbed. Then, to strengthen the effect, a woolen toe should be worn on the foot. The treatment course lasts approximately 10-14 days.

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Interactions with other drugs

Ointment Indomethacin, when interacting with drugs that trigger a photosensitization reaction, can enhance this effect.

Hydrocortisone ointment in combination with salicylates reduces their activity. In conjunction with cardiac glycosides can cause hypokalemia, and when interacting with anabolics can enhance the hydrophilicity of tissues.

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Storage conditions

Ointments for external use are stored in standard conditions - at a temperature of no more than 20-25 degrees Celsius in a dry place, closed from the sun.

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Shelf life

Any ointment from the calcaneal spur is suitable for use for 2-4 years from the date of manufacture.

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To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Ointment from the heel spur" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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