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Spur in left heel

Posted by Mike G on 8/13/01 at hrmin (056576)

I have a spur in my left heel, Xray's taken by my foot doctor advice Injections once a month for 3 months and also had orthotics made for a new pair of sneakers I had to purchased.One injection didn't give me relief so Im on the net looking for help. Is there anything i can do until my next injection to ease the pain.

Thank you
Mike G

Re: Spur in left heel

DR. Zuckerman on 8/13/01 at 13:52 (056580)

Sure,

Stretching, ice, nsaid, taping, rest, physical therapy. What other things are being done besides wait for the next steriod injection

Re: Spur in left heel

Michael G on 8/20/01 at hrmin (057314)

Is therapy going to help and won't it come back again.

The Doctor doesn't recommend surgery claiming 3 Injectios will cure it.What if it doesn't cure it, wouldn't it be better to have it removed by surgery?

Re: Spur in left heel

Michael Guiro on 8/20/01 at hrmin (057317)

I am just waiting for the next needle hopeing it will give me relief.Im going crzy he had told me if i had surgery I would be laid up for a month. So with the needle he gave me i should have had surgery with all the pain I have, it will be a month in Sept.

Thank you

Re: Spur in left heel

Louis F on 9/23/01 at hrmin (061333)

Please advise what 'nsaid' is.

Thank you.

Re: Spur in left heel

DR. Zuckerman on 8/13/01 at 13:52 (056580)

Sure,

Stretching, ice, nsaid, taping, rest, physical therapy. What other things are being done besides wait for the next steriod injection

Re: Spur in left heel

Michael G on 8/20/01 at hrmin (057314)

Is therapy going to help and won't it come back again.

The Doctor doesn't recommend surgery claiming 3 Injectios will cure it.What if it doesn't cure it, wouldn't it be better to have it removed by surgery?

Re: Spur in left heel

Michael Guiro on 8/20/01 at hrmin (057317)

I am just waiting for the next needle hopeing it will give me relief.Im going crzy he had told me if i had surgery I would be laid up for a month. So with the needle he gave me i should have had surgery with all the pain I have, it will be a month in Sept.

Thank you

Re: Spur in left heel

Louis F on 9/23/01 at hrmin (061333)

Please advise what 'nsaid' is.

Thank you.