Over the counter medicines to relieve pain
Take some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to ease pain and reduce swelling.
Apply an ice pack
Apply an icepack to your heel for 10 to 15 minutes several times a day. The ice will help reduce swelling and inflammation and will also relieve pain. If the heel spurs are accompanied by plantar fasciitis, try rolling the affected foot over an iced bottle, this will help relieve symptoms of both the disorders.
Use orthotic inserts such as heel cups and night splints
Use a heel cup to take the pressure off your affected heel, while night splints keeps your plantar fascia stretched while you are sleeping. Heel cups and other such orthotic inserts can be found at medical stores.
Rest is most effective
Limit your physical activities such as running, jogging, walking etc and give your affected heel as much rest as possible. This will reduce inflammation and help ease pain and irritation in the foot.
Consult your doctor
If the above DIY home remedies do not improve your symptoms, visit a podiatrist. He will recommend you X-rays and few other tests to determine the severity of the condition.
Do not fear surgery
Do not fret if your doctor recommends you to undergo a surgery to remove the bone spurs in your heel. It is a simple procedure, mostly performed on an outpatient basis, that is you do not need to have an overnight stay in the hospital.