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plantar faschia & heel spurs

Posted by Carol M on 5/18/04 at 21:24 (150799)

Are planta faschia and heel spurs one in the same? If this is the conditions my podiatrist said I have can they be treated with ESWT? I have decided to see a surgeon about ESWT. Please advise me as to what you opion is of the ESWT. I understand that this is an invasive surgery and would there be down time from work if you feel this would be beneficial to me.

Thank you
Carol M

Re: plantar faschia & heel spurs

Carol M on 5/18/04 at 21:42 (150802)

I have been diagnosed with plantar faschia and heel spurs. I am not sure that I exactly understand what they are. I have been told that ESWT would take care of these problems. I work on cement floors standing all day without any breaks. Not possible to get a break or set down to relieve the condition. I have had a custom orthotic made from a podiatrist. Seems to help some but I still have a lot of hurting. What are your feelings on the ESWT. Please advise me.

Thank you

Carol M