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Applying cider vinegar to the bone spur on heel will get cured?

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is it true that cider vinegar applied to the bone spur on my heel will get rid if the spur.I have tried exercises and ice that the orthapedic doctor advised me to do for several week but nothing has helped.I am still in a great amount of pain thank you
Posted Thu, 2 Aug 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 24 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
There are no studies available which advocate the efficacy of cider vinegar in treating the bony spurs. It is not likely to help you.
The initial treatment is done with anti inflammatory medicines with rest and cold fomentation which works fine for most of the patients. Cortisone injection is a good mid to long term treatment. You might need a repeat dose in a few months. Beware not to take it frequently since it causes induced tear of plantar fascia. Consider using soft silicone heel cushions for preventing any further damage to the area.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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