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achilles heel spur

Posted by Herb G on 3/25/02 at 10:00 (077485)

I am suffering with a diagnosed heel spur on the back of my heel, not on the bottom of the heel. I am doing stretching exercises, wearing heel pads and trying to stay off it as much as possible. Can you suggest anything that might give me additional relief. How long can I anticipate this condition will last. I would appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

Re: achilles heel spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 3/25/02 at 13:46 (077506)

IF the problem has been going on for six months or more then ESWT can be used for this condition. This the use of sound wave to heal the damaged fibers of the achilles tendon. We have used ESWT for this condition for over two years with very good results.

Re: achilles heel spur

Julie on 3/26/02 at 02:45 (077576)

Careful with the stretching. What are you doing?

Re: achilles heel spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 3/25/02 at 13:46 (077506)

IF the problem has been going on for six months or more then ESWT can be used for this condition. This the use of sound wave to heal the damaged fibers of the achilles tendon. We have used ESWT for this condition for over two years with very good results.

Re: achilles heel spur

Julie on 3/26/02 at 02:45 (077576)

Careful with the stretching. What are you doing?