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Heel Spurs

Posted by Cal B on 8/25/01 at 04:25 (057898)

Have ultra sonics been used effectively to dissolve heel spurs?

Re: Heel Spurs

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/25/01 at 13:43 (057938)

No. Heel spurs are solid bone. They cannot be dissolved. Read the heel pain book here so you will have a better understanding where the pain comes from-- not the spurs, usually.
Ed

Re: Heel Spurs

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/26/01 at 06:00 (057999)

Neither Ultasound or ESWT dissolve the calicification that is sometimes presnt with plantar fasciitis. These aren't sharp pieces of bone sticking into a nerve

Re: Heel Spurs

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/25/01 at 13:43 (057938)

No. Heel spurs are solid bone. They cannot be dissolved. Read the heel pain book here so you will have a better understanding where the pain comes from-- not the spurs, usually.
Ed

Re: Heel Spurs

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/26/01 at 06:00 (057999)

Neither Ultasound or ESWT dissolve the calicification that is sometimes presnt with plantar fasciitis. These aren't sharp pieces of bone sticking into a nerve