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Spur behind Achilles Tendon

Posted by Chiquita K. on 12/06/00 at 20:27 (034360)

I have a bone spur on the back of my heel which becomes inflamed and causes extreme pain/pressure on my Achilles Tendon. When this occurs I cannot wear shoes with a back on them. This causes other problems as I have spurs on the bottom of my heels also. These become inflamed when I don't use my orthodics.

My question: Are you familar with the use of laser's for removal of spurs? How effective is the procedure? Time of recovery? Cast? How long has this treatment been around? Who are the experts in the use of Laser's. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Spur behind Achilles Tendon

Dr. Biehler on 12/07/00 at 08:41 (034393)

I have never heard of lasers being used for heel spur removal. I have used ESWT for retro calcanial heel spur with good results. DR. B.

Re: Spur behind Achilles Tendon

Dr. Biehler on 12/07/00 at 08:41 (034393)

I have never heard of lasers being used for heel spur removal. I have used ESWT for retro calcanial heel spur with good results. DR. B.