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Haglund's Deformity/Achilles pain

Posted by Mark S. on 5/13/02 at 11:50 (083701)

Is the new ESWT treatment indicated for this type of problem? I had surgery on one heel for this, and now I have the same symptoms in my other heel. I would rather not have invasive surgery again. I have been using ice and ibuprofen for several months with no relief.

Re: Haglund's Deformity/Achilles pain

DR Zuckerman on 5/14/02 at 01:45 (083779)

ESWT is used for chronic achilles tendonitis . If the problem is a haglunds deformity , this is where there is pain at the upper outer edge of the heel bone, it can't be used. Very sucessful for the pain associated from insertional achilles tendonitis associated with spurs

Re: Haglund's Deformity/Achilles pain

DR Zuckerman on 5/14/02 at 01:45 (083779)

ESWT is used for chronic achilles tendonitis . If the problem is a haglunds deformity , this is where there is pain at the upper outer edge of the heel bone, it can't be used. Very sucessful for the pain associated from insertional achilles tendonitis associated with spurs