The heel spur is a natural aging phenomenon caused by the wear and destruction of cartilage in the heel of the foot for various reasons, which contributes to the repair, hardening, and proliferation of bone itself. The symptoms are heel tenderness, the heel does not dare to exert force when walking, and there is a feeling of stone piercing. After the activity was started, the symptoms were relieved.
7 TCM treatment folk prescriptions for Heel spur
1. Rhizoma Chuanxiong Powder
Take 45 grams of Rhizoma Chuanxiong, grind it into fine powder, and pack it into cloth bags sewn with thin cloth, and each bag contains 15 grams of herbs powder. Put the herbs bag in the shoes and directly contact the affected area, take 1 bag each time, change the medicine once a day, and use 3 herbs bags alternately. The changed herbs bag can be reused after drying.
2. External application of cactus
Take an appropriate amount of cactus, scrape off the burrs on both sides with a knife, then cut it in half, apply the cut side to the painful heel, fix it with external tape, and change the other half after applying it for 12 hours. In winter, the cut side can be baked in a hot pot for 3-4 minutes, and applied to the affected area after it is heated, usually at night. During the treatment period, it is advisable to wear cloth shoes and exercise appropriately to make the Qi and blood meridians unblocked.
3. Fresh cocklebur
Take an appropriate amount of fresh cocklebur leaves and smash it, wrap the affected area with a small piece of plastic film, and change the dressing after drying.
4. Soak with Spica Prunellae
Take 50 grams of Spica Prunellae, soak in 1000 ml of vinegar for 24 hours, then boil for 15 minutes, first fumigate and wash the affected area for 20 minutes, 1-3 times a day, each dose can be used for 2 days.
5. Melia Toosendan leaf and brown sugar ointment
Take 30-60 grams of fresh Melia toosendan leaves and an appropriate amount of brown sugar. Mix the two into a oinment, apply externally to the painful heel, and replace it after 24 hours. Generally, the pain disappears after 2-3 times.
6. Ailanthus leaves fumigation and soaking
Take 250 grams of fresh leaves or 100 grams of dried leaves of Ailanthus, add about 1000 ml of water, boil to extract juice, add 150 grams of vinegar, fumigate and soak the affected area with heat, 1-2 times a day, 20 days as a course of treatment.
7. Soaking feet with Radix Clematidis
100 grams of Radix Clematidis, 500 ml of 9-degree vinegar, boil over low heat, when the temperature is suitable, pour out of the pot, soak the feet for about 40 minutes when it is placed, and reheat it if it is not hot enough.