Calcified Achilles tendonPosted by James T. on 12/19/04 at 08:58 (165849)
80 year old male.
40 year old history of heel spur and pain (chronic minimum-6) caused by an imroperly applied caste to a broken leg, causing calcification of the Achilles tendon. Three doctors have told me I am not a candidate for ESWT. I am not a candidate for surgery because 'my circulation is so poor, I wouldn't heal.' Add extensive arthritis in the foot, and you have a picture of the pain with which I have been living for many years.
The only thing the last podiatric surgeon could offer was rolling my foot on a can of frozen soup- which provides only some temporary relief.
James Taylor (email removed)
Re: Calcified Achilles tendonDr. Z on 12/19/04 at 09:18 (165851)
Maybe cryotherapy. Go to http://www.footfreezer.com
Nice to hear from you again
Re: Calcified Achilles tendonDr Ben Pearl on 12/21/04 at 06:27 (165905)
why no eswt?
Re: Calcified Achilles tendonJames T. on 12/21/04 at 15:59 (165943)
Dear Dr. Ben Pearl:
A sonogram of the heel by a local podiatric surgeon was 'negative' for the procedure.
I am most appreciative of your interest.