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heel spur pain only after hiking or running

Posted by Gerald F. on 11/03/00 at 11:53 (031869)

Good afternoon doctors,

I am a professor in Ecuador and developed a heel spur probably because of my excessive hiking and jogging in the mountains. Six months ago I had ultrasound shock treatment in Canada and have realized some reduction in pain. Now there is no pain when I swim or cycle for exercise. When I run I do not experience pain until 1-2 hours after the exercise. This is deceptive as the lack of pain when I am running tends to encourage me to run more causing more intense pain 1-2 hours after I finish. Can you point me in any direction for future treatment?

Regards,

Gerald

Gerald L. Finch, Ph.D.
Ecuador

Re: heel spur pain only after hiking or running

Dr. Biehler on 11/03/00 at 19:20 (031883)

First would be a good and complete biomechanical evaluation of you feet. Have you had this done already? Dr. B

Re: biomechanical evalution question

Cindy W on 11/04/00 at 09:37 (031923)

Dr.B,
What kind of Dr. would do a biomechanical evalution?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Cindy W

Re: biomechanical evalution question

Dr. Biehler on 11/04/00 at 19:58 (031953)

I am a podiatrist and I do them related to the lower extremity. Most orthopedics and or doctors that deal with sporting injuries should be well versed in biomechanics. Dr. B

Re: heel spur pain only after hiking or running

Dr. Biehler on 11/03/00 at 19:20 (031883)

First would be a good and complete biomechanical evaluation of you feet. Have you had this done already? Dr. B

Re: biomechanical evalution question

Cindy W on 11/04/00 at 09:37 (031923)

Dr.B,
What kind of Dr. would do a biomechanical evalution?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Cindy W

Re: biomechanical evalution question

Dr. Biehler on 11/04/00 at 19:58 (031953)

I am a podiatrist and I do them related to the lower extremity. Most orthopedics and or doctors that deal with sporting injuries should be well versed in biomechanics. Dr. B