Turnips Ease Pain in Heel

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Neighbor offered a unique solution to ease the pain of heel spurs with the help of baked turnips.

About 40 years ago, I was a
waitress at a truck stop, and I had severe heel pain. Since there wasn’t a
doctor in our rural town, I went to a big city and found a doctor.

He took X-rays, which showed spurs
on both of my heels. When I asked if he could surgically remove them, he said
they didn’t do that anymore because the spurs would just grow back. He
prescribed pain pills, sent me to a shoe store to purchase padded shoes, and
told me to invest in a cane.

Pain in Heel Remedy

I went home wondering how I would
be able to keep working. While telling an elderly neighbor about it, he
suggested I try a remedy he and his family had used for frostbite. Desperate
for relief, I decided to try it.

He went to the kitchen and returned
a minute later with two turnips, which he proceeded to bake in the coals of the
fireplace. Then, when they were baked and cooled slightly, he told me to mash
one into each heel as hard as I could.

I followed his advice and was
amazed when the pain immediately subsided. Two weeks later, the pain returned,
and I repeated the procedure. Since then, however, I’ve never been troubled
with spurs in my heels again.

San Simon, Arizona

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