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heel pain...waiting for approval of Ossatron

Posted by Millie on 5/08/02 at 13:51 (083084)

I have heel spur with sometimes unbearable pain.other than the cortisone shots what can i do? Is there pain meds that help or ?.

Re: heel pain...waiting for approval of Ossatron

Dr. J. Cione on 5/08/02 at 16:32 (083109)

There is alot of conservative treatment that can be done for Heel Spur Pain. Anti-inflammatory medication, Cortisone Injections, physical therapy, night time splints, stretching, shock wave therapy (ESWT), Orthotics. If you haven't seen a Podiatrist I suggest you do so or go for a 2nd opionion if you are not getting any relief.

Re: heel pain...waiting for approval of Ossatron

Dr. John Cozzarelli on 5/08/02 at 20:54 (083141)

Millie:

In addition to waht Dr. Cione said, icing, shoe modification (Discontinue flats) wear wedge type shoes will help quite a bit.

Dr. John Cozzarelli

Re: heel pain...waiting for approval of Ossatron

Dr. J. Cione on 5/08/02 at 16:32 (083109)

There is alot of conservative treatment that can be done for Heel Spur Pain. Anti-inflammatory medication, Cortisone Injections, physical therapy, night time splints, stretching, shock wave therapy (ESWT), Orthotics. If you haven't seen a Podiatrist I suggest you do so or go for a 2nd opionion if you are not getting any relief.

Re: heel pain...waiting for approval of Ossatron

Dr. John Cozzarelli on 5/08/02 at 20:54 (083141)

Millie:

In addition to waht Dr. Cione said, icing, shoe modification (Discontinue flats) wear wedge type shoes will help quite a bit.

Dr. John Cozzarelli