At the base of this patient’s heel bone, bone marrow oedema is seen on MRI as a slightly lighter patch.

Bone Marrow Oedema

Caused by an excess of fluid building up within bone marrow, bone marrow oedema (sometimes referred to as ‘Bone Bruising’ or Bone Marrow Lesion) is a painful and often debilitating condition known for its typically long healing times. Traditionally, CAM walkers (moon boots) and footwear modification, along with rest, were the primary methods of slowly reducing this build up of fluid.

More recently, papers published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research have shown that Radial Shockwave Therapy is a clinically effective means of reducing both the symptoms and the amount of bone marrow oedema present1.  

  1. Zhao et al

Why choose Prahran Foot Clinic?

Established in 2007, Prahran Foot Clinic has been providing high quality care for all foot and ankle conditions, using the latest, evidence-based treatments in a dedicated, stand-alone podiatry clinic.

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Our highly skilled team of professional podiatrists are at your service to give you the best footcare.

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  • Modern, state of the art equipment with instruments sterilised for each patient
  • Central, convenient location in the heart of Prahran and only minutes from the Melbourne CBD
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