Calcaneal spine or lemon spine are two terms to name this frequent heel injury that is painful and bothersome. The lemon spine is actually a calcification of the fascia at the heel that may or may not be a consequence of plantar fasciitis. In all cases, a lemon spine is visible only by radiography and must therefore be consulted by a podiatrist.
Treat a Lemon Spine and Relieve Pain
Very often very painful, the thorn of Lenoir is an injury that should not be taken lightly because there is a risk that its condition worsens and that the fascia which is the membrane that supports the arch of the foot can no longer play its role and thus prevents you from walking properly.
To wait while easing the pain, you can however relieve your pain through:
The Application of Ice: First, if the pain occurs after a sports activity or any other activity, it is necessary to relieve inflammation. To do this, nothing better than the famous bag of frozen peas or the bag of ice placed surrounded by a clean cloth on the wound. Start by raising your foot above the rest of your body, wrap a cloth around the ice, and then gently put it on the wound several times a day for at least fifteen minutes each time.
Rest: Because the causes of the appearance of the spine are generally the practice of sport without heating, prolonged standing, long walks on hard surfaces or wearing heels improperly, it is recommended to offer rest to your suffering feet. It should also be known that this injury is supported by the mere weight of the body so we must pay particular attention to the practice of sports activities that gives even more pressure to the heels.
Rehabilitation Exercises: Stretches done alone at home and exercises of rehabilitation of fascia with the help of a podiatrist can significantly reduce the pain because the fasciae are fibrous membranes that are too tense in case of lemon spine. In addition to relieving pain, rehabilitation exercises are of course very useful to promote healing but also prevent the risk of recurrence of the injury.
Medications: Analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications can temporarily relieve the pain caused by a louse spine but should not be taken for more than three days in a row without consultation with a North Dakota podiatrist. In case of persistent pain, the podiatrist may also consider the prescription of cortisone injections.
Green Clay Cataplasm: Recognized to relieve inflammatory lesions, a clay poultice can partially decongest, revitalize and rebuild. To obtain positive effects with this natural product, you must choose quality green clay and brush it on a clean support and preferably in natural material. The poultice of clay placed directly on the skin will then relieve the pain.