lavanya

lavanya

 

  • drajaythakur Mrs Lavanya is a diabetic and hypothyroid since 10 years.
  • drajaythakur She started noticing both side heel pain, more on the right side.
  • drajaythakur She was taking pain killers on and off for the pain and managing.
  • drajaythakur She consulted the general physician who referred her to an orthopedic surgeon.
  • drajaythakur The orthopedic surgeon started her on medication and physiotherapy .
  • drajaythakur He injected cortisone twice as she did not improve with physio and exercises.
  • drajaythakur She was referred by her friend to visit me.
  • drajaythakur Her x-rays showed she had a heel spur, a bony outgrowth at tendon insertion.
  • drajaythakur Further cortisone injections are not recommended as it would result in tear of the Achilles tendon.
  • drajaythakur Open surgery was also deferred as there was high risk of wound problems and infection due to diabetes and hypothyroidism.
  • drajaythakur She underwent an arthroscopic surgery and the excess bone outgrowth was removed with a motorized burr instrument and the inflamed tendon tissue was existed and removed.
  • drajaythakur She was advised to use crutches for 3 weeks.
  • drajaythakur Slow stretching exercises followed by strengthening exercises were started for her.
  • drajaythakur Her pain subsided without any surgical complications and she was again back to her routine at home.
  • drajaythakur He started going to gym regularly to keep himself fit.

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