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heel spurs

Posted by Diane P on 5/18/05 at 10:04 (175236)

Can ultra sound eliminate heel pain?

Re: heel spurs

Robert J. Sanfilippo, DC, CCSP, ART on 5/18/05 at 16:21 (175267)

With my experience, I haven't seen ultrasound eliminate heel pain. Ultrasound should be used as an adjunct to a primary treatment technique to the area. There is the shock wave therapy that is used for heel pain and plantar fascitis(osis) that can be quite effective.

Re: heel spurs

Suzhia on 5/23/05 at 13:09 (175546)

A follow-up question: can the ultra-sound, or ESWT, remove a bone spur that might have created/aggravated an achilles tendinitis problem? And can this be an alternative to surgery? And, how would I find out who is currently applying this technology in my neck of the woods. Thanks.