Heel Spur PAIN!!

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I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis…had several cortisone shots, took NSAIDS, tried orthotics, ultrasound therapy and shock waves.
The pain is still present and radiates up to lower back area.
My alignment is off and I have great pain.
As surgery is a last resort, what else can I do?
Any suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks a lot.


    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    If the pain is radiating up to the lower back, then it is possible that you might have a low back problem or even tarsal tunnel syndrome. A neurologist might be a thought. They are diagnosticians- they don’t do surgery. If it turns out to be neither then you might discuss your concerns with your doctor. You have had many conservative treatments, all of which work on some patients some of the time. We can never predict. Good luck.


    9 10

    Thanks. I think that the pain in my lower back stems from the problems with my feet. The pain has caused me to walk differently and my gait is off….the back pain seems to coinside with the feet. Does that make sense? I am going to try a night splint and arch braces. thanks


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