Heel Spurs - Natural Help
What Are Heel Spurs?
A heel spur is a growth on the heel bone that often causes people a lot of pain.
What Causes Heel Spur Pain?
The heel spur itself has no feeling. However, when a heel spur develops, it usually extends from the heel bone and rubs into the tissues and nerves surrounding the bottom of the foot. This often times causes inflammation of the plantar fascia and/or other surrounding tissues. Because the heel spur rubs into the tissues and nerves of the foots, pain may occur and be quite severe.
Why Are Heel Spurs Painful In The Morning?
Heel spur pain is often most intense after long periods of rest from being on your feet. Morning heel spur pain is often the most severe type of heel spur pain. The reason for this is: As you move during the day, the nerves surrounding the heel spur adjust around the spur so that the heel spur is not digging into them. After long periods of rest, such as when sleeping, the nerves relax back into their normal position. Thus, when you get out of bed in the morning, pain can become intense as you are putting weight on the heel for the first time causing the heel spur to be pushed into the sensitive nerves and tissues.
What Causes Heel Spurs?
There are many hard-to-believe theories on the cause of heel spurs. After many years of hearing what works for different people, our conclusion on the matter is this:
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, but it may also be the most deficient. The amount of calcium that we absorb from our food varies widely. One factor is age. An adolescent may absorb up to 75% of the calcium obtained from foods, while in adults the maximum absorption rate ranges from 20% to 30%. Even though our bones feel solid and seem permanent, they're just like any other body tissue - they're constantly being broken down and formed again. In an adult, 20% of bone calcium is withdrawn from bones and replaced each year, thus, every five years the bones are renewed.
Calcium is found in the extra cellular fluids and soft tissues of the body where it is vital to normal cell functioning. Much of the calcium in soft tissues is concentrated in muscle, although it is contained in the membrane and cytoplasm of every cell. The role of calcium is so vital in these fluids and tissues that if it's supply runs low the body will actually leach calcium from its own bones.
Many people that suffer from heel spurs find relief when they properly supplement their diet daily with "good" Calcium. The reason for this is that the body, when deficient of calcium, begins to leach calcium from the bones. In many people this happens to be in the heel of the foot or some other weak area of the body. As the calcium is being leached, it forms an eruption (similar to a volcano). This eruption is the heel spur. When the body is fed the right amount of "good" Calcium, the eruption subsides - along with the pain.
The best way to eliminate this "leaching process" (calcium deficiency) SAFELY, is to supplement your diet with a specially tested formulation of calcium along with the other vital minerals mentioned above.
Important: The calcium must be carefully formulated to be easily digested - to accomplish the "good" calcium environment in building healthy body/bone cells.
Why Should I Avoid Heel Spur Surgery?
Heel spur surgery may eliminate the heel spur pain temporarily. However, often times people will tell us that the heel spur will return shortly after the surgery. Even foot doctors will often say that there is no guarantee that heel spur surgery will eliminate heel spurs for good. The reason for this is because heel spur surgery doesn't get to the root of the heel spur problem.
How Can I Eliminate Heel Spurs For Good?
Back in September of 1987 a lady from Cleveland, Ohio told us how to find relief from heel spurs without surgery. She suggested a particular brand of nutrients which include calcium plus other vital minerals. Order Product! This application provides a special blend of nine essential nutrients which together play a vital role in improved health, and as you will read on this website, many people are happy with the results it has provided in diminishing heel spurs. Most people say they start to receive results within 3-6 weeks or even sooner! Each person's results vary depending on the size of the heel spur and the amount of damage that it has done to the surrounding tissues.