Heel Spur and Archilles Tendonitis, Multiple Doctors

by Yolanda
(Dallas, TX)

Hello my name is Yolanda, my pain started in August, it was minimal I had a small spur on the back of my heel and it would hurt when my shoe would rub on it.

I went to a podiatrist in September and he prescribed an ointment and he gave me heel arches. He also suggested ice 2-3 a day 20min and also to rest my heel as much as possible.

I followed his instructions and I did not get better he then suggested physical therapy I only did it for a week because it was painful. He then put me on a boot which I wore for about 2 months. I also had a cortisone injection. A PRP injection and two steroid injections.

I visited Dr #2 in December 2009 and he did not offer any other treatment aside from sleeping with the boot or having a cast.

Well last week I visited Dr #3 she advised for me to get another MRI because the one I had was back in October and she stated I might have a tear.

She said the best thing for me might be surgery. Dr #1 does not want me to have surgery he wants me to try all the procedures available before I have to do surgery.

I do not know what to do I just want to feel like I have a normal life again. Any help will be appreciated.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Yolanda.

Geez. Talk about a doctor runaround.....

I have some thoughts and questions.

1. What the hell was Dr. #2 thinking, 'sleeping in a boot'? That's crazy. Not even medical. Why did he want to cast you? What was the reasoning?

2. If
there was a tear showing in MRI #1, Dr. #3 should be able to see it. If there wasn't, and the pain is no different now than it was then, then it's unlikely that another MRI will show anything different. It might, of course, but when doctor's can't explain why pain is still there, more and duplicate tests are suggested 'just to be sure'.

3. What DID MRI #1 show?

4. Do you actually have Achilles Tendonitis? Or just a heel spur? Or?

5. You basically have tried all the possibilities 'before surgery'. The question is, will surgery help, and what -exactly- will surgery do? Did the doctor say?

So, I need to know what is going on in there.

Please describe the symptoms and history with as much detail as possible.

Please describe what exactly you have done for it so far, if anything is different than what you said above.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Aug 14, 2012
Doctors name in Dallas
by: Anonymous

Please help. I have achilles tendonitis and don't want surgery.


Joshua Comments:

Start here: Achilles Tendonitis

Read it all. Follow the links called Process of Inflammation, Pain Causing Dynamic, Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms, etc. Read them entirely.

If you're asking me for a doctor's name in Dallas, you'll have to find a more local source for a recommendation. Whether a doctor can help you avoid surgery, that's another matter entirely.

May 14, 2011
Achilles Tendonitis Surgeons In the Dallas area
by: Twisted

I have so been through this whole thing with less doctors. The first doctor I went to was a real jerk. Didn't return my phone calls about my MRI for two weeks and then I got an answer because I made an appointment. Spend $50 co-pay on him to tell me he was referring me out to a doctor that did the Achilles surgery. He could have told me he didn't do the surgery 2 months ago when he put me in the boot!

Anyway, I asked around and found a great doctor in Dallas. He did the surgery for the partial tear caused by a bone spur and I recovered about as expected. A week in temporary cast, 6 weeks in hard cast, and then back to the boot until I could tolerate weight baring (about 2 weeks). I also did his exercises and did well with them.

Now I have the same type of bone spur that is apparently pushing on my Achilles (this time the other foot). The difference is I knew who to go to and what that pain meant. Going back to do it again in 3 weeks. Not looking forward to it but I know that I will feel so much better in the end. If you want the name of my doctor email me at -hidden-. I have two great choices for you in the Dallas area.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Twisted.

I blocked out your email so spambots wouldn't pick it up and start sending you spam emails.

I have a suggestion for you to try before the next surgery...

Check out The ARPwave System.

There's a reason you're getting bone spurs, and all your Achilles issues.

Muscles are too tight. Connective tissue is too tight. And you have electrical disruption(s) that are keeping your muscles from firing hard enough and fast enough, so they don't absorb force like they're supposed to.

Thus connections on the bones are stressed, and bone spurs form, and it keeps going downhill from there.

ARPwave will send you a unit to your home at no cost, and do one evaluation and treatment session, also at no cost. If you want to continue with surgery, send it back, at no cost.

If you feel that it can help you, or fix your achilles issues on each side, then you'll continue.

The proof is in the pudding, and you may want to give it a try.

Granted, I'm biased towards fixing things, which surgery doesn't do. It can certainly be helpful, don't get me wrong, but what if one free session on the ARPwave system could convince you (seriously, it did for me) that it may be a better option?

P.S. If anybody wants the names of those doctors Twisted is recommending, reply here with your email, and I'll pass it along. But I don't post emails here as it's bad for getting spam.

And Twisted, thanks for being helpful and offering. I'm all for sharing great practitioners.

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