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heel spur treatment by injections

Posted by susiem on 3/04/05 at 03:18 (170407)

My doctor has diagnosed my heel pain as heel spurs. He says that we can remedy the situation with injections. What are your feelings?

Re: heel spur treatment by injections

Dr. David S. Wander on 3/04/05 at 14:29 (170446)

First of all, the injections are directed at reducing inflammation of the plantar fascia, and will have no effect on the 'spurs'. Injections are only a part of a long list of treatments for heel pain syndrome and injections should be limited due to potential complications. Your doctor should have discussed various options, including but not limited to: tapings, inserts/orthoses, physical therapy/stretching, ice, rest, change of shoes, night splints, removable casts, injections, weight loss (if appopriate) oral anti-inflammatory medication, ESWT, etc. For an excellent overview of this condition and treatment options, read Scott's 'heel pain book' on this site. It's filled with great information. And ask your doctor for a more thorough explanation, or find another doctor.

Re: heel spur treatment by injections

Jack on 8/10/05 at 12:02 (180323)

Does the ' high-energy shockwave surgery with the OssaTron® ' work for the heel spur? Where is the spur after treatment ?