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Oscalsis

Posted by Moritz Percy on 2/18/02 at 18:25 (074248)

I want to know what oscalsis is. I was taken an X-Ray of Rt ankle which revealed no calcaneal spurs but rt side oscalsis. I developed a sharp pain in the rt heel, and the doctor thought it was a spur. I have lumbar HNP at L2-3 and rt radiculopathy. Please, let me know what means oscalsis. Thank you, Moritz

Re: Oscalsis

Carmen H on 2/19/02 at 19:23 (074350)

http://www.sohp.soton.ac.uk/biosci/_private/pppres/ankleinj/sld011.htm

take a look and see if this helps.

Re: Oscalsis

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/20/02 at 22:06 (074453)

'Os calcis' is simply a term that means 'heel bone.' The more common name for the heel bone is 'calcaneus.'

There are many reasons why pain can develop around the heel bone but plantar fasciitis, discussed on this site is one of the more common causes.
Radiculopathy can cause heel pain but usually at the L4,L5,S1 levels.
Ed

Re: Dr Ed:

wendyn on 2/20/02 at 23:00 (074463)

Good to see you around!

Re: Oscalsis

Carmen H on 2/19/02 at 19:23 (074350)

http://www.sohp.soton.ac.uk/biosci/_private/pppres/ankleinj/sld011.htm

take a look and see if this helps.

Re: Oscalsis

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/20/02 at 22:06 (074453)

'Os calcis' is simply a term that means 'heel bone.' The more common name for the heel bone is 'calcaneus.'

There are many reasons why pain can develop around the heel bone but plantar fasciitis, discussed on this site is one of the more common causes.
Radiculopathy can cause heel pain but usually at the L4,L5,S1 levels.
Ed

Re: Dr Ed:

wendyn on 2/20/02 at 23:00 (074463)

Good to see you around!