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famous plantar faciitis

Posted by davidb on 10/26/00 at 11:35 (031334)

I'm reading Richard Ben Cramer's new book, Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life and Cramer spends a few chapters describing the Yankee slugger's heel spurs. At one point, DiMaggio is described as feeling like an icepick was stabbing him in the heel. Sound familiar? At another point, after surgery and an infection, he had maggots sown in his heel to eat away dead skin. Look on the bright side. The docs some of us go to do some things we don't like, but thank goodness they've given up doing that.

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DR. Zuckerman on 10/26/00 at 18:14 (031392)

If there was ESWT he would still be playing.

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john h on 10/26/00 at 18:37 (031405)

'where have you gone Joe Dimagio? ' another paul simon favorite of mine---

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Beverly on 10/27/00 at 20:00 (031485)

Oh my gosh! Maggots! What era was that? Wasn't he from the 70's? That sounds like something from Dr. Huey's era.
Beverly

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Julie F on 10/28/00 at 03:37 (031496)

Maggots are being used again now - but perhaps only in less-high-tech UK. Apparently they gobble up infected tissue, leaving a clean wound. Good stuff! Joe was a lucky guy.

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Scott on 11/02/00 at 15:31 (031832)

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scott on 11/02/00 at 15:36 (031833)

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Scott R on 11/03/00 at 20:31 (031884)

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Re: famous plantar faciitis

DR. Zuckerman on 10/26/00 at 18:14 (031392)

If there was ESWT he would still be playing.

Re: famous plantar faciitis

john h on 10/26/00 at 18:37 (031405)

'where have you gone Joe Dimagio? ' another paul simon favorite of mine---

Re: famous plantar faciitis

Beverly on 10/27/00 at 20:00 (031485)

Oh my gosh! Maggots! What era was that? Wasn't he from the 70's? That sounds like something from Dr. Huey's era.
Beverly

Re: famous plantar faciitis

Julie F on 10/28/00 at 03:37 (031496)

Maggots are being used again now - but perhaps only in less-high-tech UK. Apparently they gobble up infected tissue, leaving a clean wound. Good stuff! Joe was a lucky guy.

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Scott on 11/02/00 at 15:31 (031832)

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scott on 11/02/00 at 15:36 (031833)

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Scott R on 11/03/00 at 20:31 (031884)

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