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Calcium

Posted by Shawn P on 5/22/02 at 06:59 (084835)

Is it possible that PF becomes recalcitrant because of an overabundance of calcium pulled out of the heel into the Plantar Fascia? Is the pain we feel little pieces of calcium that feel like shards of glass?

Re: Calcium

Ed Davis DPM on 5/22/02 at 11:14 (084861)

There is not a strong correlation between the presence of a calcified or ossified origin of the plantar fascia (AKA, heel spur) and the development of recalictrance.
Ed

Re: Calcium

Shawn P on 5/22/02 at 11:45 (084864)

More specifically, my bone scan showed calium deposits not only at the origin, but out into the PF. Do these calcium pieces cut the PF, like little shards of glass, or create microcuts and thus more inflamation?

Re: Calcium

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/22/02 at 23:08 (084949)

No.
Ed

Re: Calcium

Ed Davis DPM on 5/22/02 at 11:14 (084861)

There is not a strong correlation between the presence of a calcified or ossified origin of the plantar fascia (AKA, heel spur) and the development of recalictrance.
Ed

Re: Calcium

Shawn P on 5/22/02 at 11:45 (084864)

More specifically, my bone scan showed calium deposits not only at the origin, but out into the PF. Do these calcium pieces cut the PF, like little shards of glass, or create microcuts and thus more inflamation?

Re: Calcium

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/22/02 at 23:08 (084949)

No.
Ed