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Painful spurs on the ankle, over weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   in what are you a professional?
Doctor :   i am a general practitioner
User :   ok
User :   i have a problem with my ankles
User :   i have spurs and are very painful
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am not able to walk or stand for long
User :   how can you help me
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   its more than five years but since two years have been having acute pain and only a few months ago i discovered thru an xray i have spurs
User :   what is the solution to this?
Doctor :   where are the spurs located?
Doctor :   on the ankle?
User :   in the heels
Doctor :   ok
User :   where are you located doctor? If i may ask?
Doctor :   you can go for a paring procedure by a surgeon
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
User :   ok..i live in new zealand
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had to give a friends mobile number to enter this chat
Doctor :   you should also wear good well fitting
Doctor :   foot wear
User :   i have tried all sorts of foot wear nothing really helps
User :   i have spur pads
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am a bit over weight working on it a lot and have succeded to quite an extent
User :   what is paring?
Doctor :   the paring procedure would help
Doctor :   paring is scraping the area away
User :   but the trouble is i have more pain in the ankles and get a lot of twisting pains when i walk ..its not so painful in the heel that normal with spurs?
User :   is paring a painful procedure and i know it will be done under general anesthesia
Doctor :   yes it could happen
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   but how long before i walk?
User :   how much rest
User :   oh yes ..i have heaps of problems
User :   but my doctor here takes care of them
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you overweight?
User :   and how much will it cos for the surgery?
User :   a little overweight..not excessively
Doctor :   the cost depends on the hospital and the type of procedure required
Doctor :   for you
Doctor :   the surgeon would decide the management
User :   just an estimation..please
Doctor :   after physical examination
Doctor :   he may decide that you may not need surgery
Doctor :   that can be done only after examining you
User :   some doctors here have asked me to take the injection in the heel..will that help?
Doctor :   steroids ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   they help with the pain
User :   they say it will help with the pain for many years..but the injection itself is quite painful and has to be given one leg at a time
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is painfull as it is given in the joint
User :   do you reckon i go ahead with the injection?
Doctor :   if you dont mind the pain
Doctor :   then you can consider the injection
User :
Doctor :   you can also try physiotherapy
User :   thank you for your help
User :   tried physio..did not help much
Doctor :   and get them examined by a surgeon
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User :   where do i fill in the feedback??
Doctor :   have you received it now?
User :   yes thank you..ihave done it and sent already
User :   may i have your name if you dont mind it doctor?
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXX
User :   ok Dr. XXXXX..thank you very much for your suggestion and help
User :   one last reuqest
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   will it be better to have it done here in new zealand or in india?
Doctor :   any place is ok
Doctor :   depends on your insurance claims
Doctor :   and other issues
User :   ok doctor..thank you..have a lot of health problems but i think you will not be able to help with medications
User :   so i will have to see my doctors here only to get help
User :   thank you once again.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   as we cant prescribe online
Doctor :   for your own safety
User :   yes and we dont get medicines here unless precribed by a doctor
User :   yes i do understand.
User :   but suggestions are welcome
User :   thank you
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with XXXX?
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i consult a dietician on this site for some good remedies
User :   or some diets to lose more weight
Doctor :   i suggest a website called
Doctor :   it gives some good advice
User :   the problem here is ..the foods here that are meant for dieting patients are not for indian tastes
User :   so its hard to go on their diets
User :   i would like some indian recipes for diets
Doctor :   i can suggest you some tips
Doctor :   example you need to avoid all refined foods like maida and sugar products
User :   that i do
Doctor :   take whole grains like wheat
User :   i dont take any sugar
User :   as i am diabetic too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   add less oil in foods while cooking
User :   yes that too
Doctor :   khichdi, dhokla, idli phulkas
Doctor :   are good options
User :   i dont eat meats either
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can take ragi malt
Doctor :   it is very good for diabetics
Doctor :   take skimmed milk
Doctor :   AAAAAAA
Doctor :   is also good
Doctor :   eat more raw vegetables
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   are you there XXXX?
User :   sorry doctor i was reading the website
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   thats it for the moment
User :   i will log on again if i have any other queries
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   are you back XXXX?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hi
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