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heel pain

Posted by marni v on 5/15/01 at 14:53 (047826)

about 7 years ago, podiatrist diagnosed a 'bone spur' on my heel, sold me expensive orthotics, which I have replaced with store bought heel cups. Worked weel for many years until started playing tennis again. Now daily pain, on average of 1-10, most days a 6, some mornings a 10, have appointment with physician soon. What to expect?

Re: heel pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 5/15/01 at 17:59 (047841)

He is going to x-ray , evaluate your joints, range of motion. gait analysis.

In the mean time rest and stop playing Tennis at this point in time. Taping the foot could really help until your appointment

Re: heel pain

marni v on 5/15/01 at 18:39 (047855)

thanks for the info - I'm not a good patient. Can I ask further questions once I'm examined about what the diagnosis is?

Re: heel pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 5/15/01 at 17:59 (047841)

He is going to x-ray , evaluate your joints, range of motion. gait analysis.

In the mean time rest and stop playing Tennis at this point in time. Taping the foot could really help until your appointment

Re: heel pain

marni v on 5/15/01 at 18:39 (047855)

thanks for the info - I'm not a good patient. Can I ask further questions once I'm examined about what the diagnosis is?