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Heel Spur - Going on cruise - in terrible pain - help!!

Posted by Darlene N. on 7/19/02 at 19:24 (090162)

I have had a heel spur which was treated 5 years ago with a cortizone shot and it last 5 years, pain free. Last year it came back, got two more shots, two months ago came back again, got shot and pain free. Now this past week I am in agony and going on cruise next week - is there any quick relief - even temporary - other than shot as doctor will not give me any more. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Heel Spur - Dr Kiper to Rescue?

Ron P. on 7/20/02 at 00:31 (090191)

Hi Darlene N.

One treatment u should consider is Silicone Liquid Orthotics. You tell Dr Kiper your symptoms & if OK he gives you a trial period...worked for me & no surgery! The fluid really cushions my spur & the pain is gone... worth a shot ...his @ 800 dr kiper.

Re: Heel Spur - Going on cruise - in terrible pain - help!!

EKC on 7/24/02 at 13:18 (090498)

There are a variety of pain drugs that people on heelspurs have
recommended. My best drug was nortryptline. Although Neurontin
has been used by many (on this site).

Re: Heel Spur - Dr Kiper to Rescue?

Ron P. on 7/20/02 at 00:31 (090191)

Hi Darlene N.

One treatment u should consider is Silicone Liquid Orthotics. You tell Dr Kiper your symptoms & if OK he gives you a trial period...worked for me & no surgery! The fluid really cushions my spur & the pain is gone... worth a shot ...his @ 800 dr kiper.

Re: Heel Spur - Going on cruise - in terrible pain - help!!

EKC on 7/24/02 at 13:18 (090498)

There are a variety of pain drugs that people on heelspurs have
recommended. My best drug was nortryptline. Although Neurontin
has been used by many (on this site).