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heel spur treatment with ESWT

Posted by Don P on 9/02/00 at 09:55 (026951)

Dr. Zuckerman or Dr Biehler,

I have a confirmed heel spur on the back of my heel where the Tendon

Re: heel spur treatment with ESWT

Don P on 9/02/00 at 10:01 (026952)

Sorry the above message was transmitted before completion.

As I said I have this heel spur that is located at point where the
Tendon connects to the heel and it is causing a lot of pain from
the shoe pressure when I walk as well as Tendonitist in the Achilles
Tendon.

Question: In leiu of surgery as recommended by my doctor will or can
EWST be effective in my treatment. My current Podiatrist is unfamiliar with the proceedure.

Thanks for your reply in advance.

Re: heel spur treatment with ESWT

Dr. Biehler on 9/02/00 at 10:43 (026955)

When ever possible I feel ESWT should always be tried first with this kind of problem. Dr. Biehler

Re: heel spur treatment with ESWT

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/02/00 at 18:11 (026981)

I have done ESWT on insertional achilles tendonits with bone spurs with very effective results. I love to treat this problem with ESWT.

Re: heel spur treatment with ESWT

Don P on 9/02/00 at 10:01 (026952)

Sorry the above message was transmitted before completion.

As I said I have this heel spur that is located at point where the
Tendon connects to the heel and it is causing a lot of pain from
the shoe pressure when I walk as well as Tendonitist in the Achilles
Tendon.

Question: In leiu of surgery as recommended by my doctor will or can
EWST be effective in my treatment. My current Podiatrist is unfamiliar with the proceedure.

Thanks for your reply in advance.

Re: heel spur treatment with ESWT

Dr. Biehler on 9/02/00 at 10:43 (026955)

When ever possible I feel ESWT should always be tried first with this kind of problem. Dr. Biehler

Re: heel spur treatment with ESWT

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/02/00 at 18:11 (026981)

I have done ESWT on insertional achilles tendonits with bone spurs with very effective results. I love to treat this problem with ESWT.