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Calcaneal spur

Relieving calcaneal spur with homoeopathy

The calcaneal spur (or heel spur) is a small bone spur located on the calcaneus (heel bone). It has the shape of a large flat blade. A calcaneal spur starts to form as a result of plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the plantar fasciosis). If excessive pressure is applied on the plantar fasciosis, the point of insertion on the calcaneum can suffer from small tears or minor trauma . Know that calcaneal spur can be healed very effectively with homoeopathy.

Treating a calcaneal spur with homoeopathy

J. J. Garth Wilkinson noticed that the absorption of volcanic ash resulted in jaw exostoses in sheep. By applying the law of similars, which is the foundation of homoeopathy, he concluded that after being strongly diluted, this ash would be able to treat bone disorders such as osteoporosis or calcaneal spur. The recommended homoeopathic remedies in case of calcaneal spur are: Hecla Lava Montis, Solanum Malacoxylon and Kalium Bichromicum.

Recommended dosage of homoeopathic remedies used to treat calcaneal spur

If you need to resort to Hecla Lava Montis 4 CH to treat your calcaneal spur, take 2 granules every 3 hours every 4 out of 5 days. If the calcaneal spur is caused by excess weight or the practice of intense physical activity requiring the use of feet (hiking, running, walking, etc), it is advisable to take Solanum malacoxylon 4 CH, followed by Solanum malacoxylon 9 CH. The treatment should last 4 weeks. Kalium Bichromicum is also prescribed to treat calcaneal spur when the pain affecting the heel alternates with pain felt around the digestive system. In this case, one needs to take Kalium bichromicum 4 to 7 CH three times a day. However, note that this remedy’s scope of action is rather limited in comparison with other homoeopathic remedies.

Individuals that are most affected and risk factors

A calcaneal spur mainly affects persons who have hollow or flat feet, individuals over 45 years old  – women in particular, those who have an unbalanced gait, pregnant women, diabetics and people suffering from rhumatoid arthritis or any other disease that causes inflammatory lesions.

Calcaneal spur can also affect people who engage in certain sports such as running, jogging or hiking. Workers who need to remain standing at all times or carry heavy loads can also be affected by this pathology. Obesity, lack of stretching or failure to warm-up before physical exercise and wearing inadequate or worn-out shoes are all risk factors.

When should you consult a doctor?

It is strongly recommended to seek medical attention in case any of the following symptoms appear: if a bud appears and starts to develop on the calcaneum’s outer part or if a painful bud appears on the skin that covers the foot’s sole. Consult a doctor who prescribes homoeopathic remedies if you want your calacanea spur to be dealth with in a natural manner.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “calcaneal spur”

Associated treatments

•    Hekla Lava

Good to know: Calcaneal spur is easily treated with specific homoeopathic remedies. The formula was designed after observing the development of jaw exostoses in sheep that consumed volcanic ash. A high dilution of this substance helps treat calcaneal spur as well as other bone-related conditions.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.