Plantar fasciitis or, as this disease is more commonly called, a calcaneal spur, is a small pathological process on the calcaneus. On x-ray, it looks like a pointed hook extending down to the foot. It is impossible to get rid of fasciitis by conservative methods, because the growth consists of bone tissue. But it is quite possible to eliminate the pain, inflammation and swelling of the soft tissues that the heel spur causes – treatment with Dimexide successfully copes with the listed problems. Therefore, operations to remove plantar fasciitis are carried out less and less.
Does Dimexide help with heel spurs?
The drug in question is based on dimethyl sulfoxide. Initially, this substance was developed as a vehicle that increases the permeability of other drugs by improving the permeability of biological cell membranes. In the course of medical practice, it turned out that Dimexide alone produces a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, and also has a number of other positive properties:
- inactivation of hydroxyl radicals;
- normalization of metabolic processes in pathological foci;
- analgesic and mild anesthetic effect;
- increased sensitivity of tissues to antibacterial drugs;
- intensification of fibrinolytic activity;
- elimination of pathogenic microbes.
Given that the clinical manifestations of plantar fasciitis are associated with inflammation and irritation of the soft tissues in contact with the bone process, Dimexide has proven to be a very effective treatment for these symptoms. The drug almost immediately reduces the severity of pain and relieves swelling of the foot. With prolonged and regular use, it allows you to forget about the pathology for a long time and prevent its relapses in time.
How to breed Dimexide with a heel spur?
The classic recipe for the treatment of plantar fasciitis involves the use of the described medication and distilled water in a 1: 1 ratio. But such a solution is too aggressive for the first procedure, it can damage the upper layers of the skin and even lead to a chemical burn. Therefore, doctors advise first using Dimexide from a heel spur with water in a proportion of 30 to 70%, respectively. In the future, you can increase the concentration of the drug, gradually bringing it to a ratio of 50 to 50%.
How to treat a heel spur with Dimexide?
According to the standard recipe, it is necessary to prepare a solution (it is allowed to mix water and Dimexide for future use) and perform the following manipulations:
- Wash the foot and dry the skin.
- Make a napkin out of gauze, soak it with medicine.
- Put a compress on the heel, wrap it with polyethylene and some thick cloth or towel.
With lotion, you need to sit or lie down for about 30 minutes. The procedure is repeated daily, in total it will take 10-15 sessions, but relief is felt after 5 times.
Instead of a solution from a heel spur, Dimexide gel can be used. The concentration of dimethyl sulfoxide in it is 50%, which is excellent for the treatment of fasciitis.
It is also recommended to use the transport properties of the drug. For example, try the effective treatment of heel spurs with Dimexide with Novocaine, Analgin, Hydrocortisone, Droperidol or other drugs. If you first lubricate the foot with an anti-inflammatory ointment (Ibuprofen, Voltaren, Diclofenac), pain relief will occur even faster, and positive results will be noticeable after the first procedure.