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MRI vs Ultra sound

Posted by Mike P on 12/29/02 at 19:23 (104245)

What procedure would you recommend having done to make sure heel pain is PF or a badly bruised heel pad??? MRI or Ultrasound? Can this procedure be done with the ESWT machine without making a decision to have ESWT done at the same time?

I am currently waiting to hear from my insurance co for coverage of ESWT.

Thank you.

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 12/29/02 at 20:08 (104248)

You can use ultrasound to determine if you have bursitis and or plantar fasciitis. The dornier Epos has outline ultrasound which we use all the time to evaluate the degree of plantar fasciitis before ESWT is performed.

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Mike P on 12/30/02 at 15:39 (104310)

Dr Z...Can this be done in Northeastern PA Podiatry office with the EPOS machine that you have or is there a need to visit your office in NJ? Thanks so much.

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 12/30/02 at 16:42 (104322)

This can be done at the Northeastern PA Podiatry Office with Epos

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 1/01/03 at 16:14 (104474)

Which office are you going to . Who is the doctor?. I can arrange to have the ultrasound reviewed by me if you would like. E-mail at (email removed) and let me know

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Anne G on 1/05/03 at 09:35 (104884)

What is the difference between symptoms of bursitis and plantar fascitis?

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 1/05/03 at 16:53 (104903)

Location of pain is one of the big difference.

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 12/29/02 at 20:08 (104248)

You can use ultrasound to determine if you have bursitis and or plantar fasciitis. The dornier Epos has outline ultrasound which we use all the time to evaluate the degree of plantar fasciitis before ESWT is performed.

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Mike P on 12/30/02 at 15:39 (104310)

Dr Z...Can this be done in Northeastern PA Podiatry office with the EPOS machine that you have or is there a need to visit your office in NJ? Thanks so much.

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 12/30/02 at 16:42 (104322)

This can be done at the Northeastern PA Podiatry Office with Epos

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 1/01/03 at 16:14 (104474)

Which office are you going to . Who is the doctor?. I can arrange to have the ultrasound reviewed by me if you would like. E-mail at (email removed) and let me know

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Anne G on 1/05/03 at 09:35 (104884)

What is the difference between symptoms of bursitis and plantar fascitis?

Re: MRI vs Ultra sound

Dr. Z on 1/05/03 at 16:53 (104903)

Location of pain is one of the big difference.