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Message Number 259218
Re: My new idea View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 7/28/09 at 21:23

John:

I can see the thinking behind your idea. Keep in mind, though, that the public would actually need to use the $4000 to purchase health care. I do have an issue with the government or industry taking the public money just to give it back.

Government and industry are to blame for over 80% of the so-called healthcare 'crisis.' I don't expect those who created the problem to solve the problem.

Consider some of the ways that big government and big industry created the problem....

BUT, before I provide you with the list, consider the following from the greatest American of the 20th Century, Barry Goldwater:
“A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have”
Goldwater states in the second chapter of his classic, The Conscience of a Conservative: 'Throughout history, government has proved to be the chief instrument for thwarting man’s liberty. Government represents power in the hands of some men to control and regulate the lives of other men. And power, as Lord Acton said, corrupts men. “Absolute power,” he added, “corrupts absolutely.”'

Goldwater recognized that concentrations of power are a danger to individual freedoms whether derived from government or corporate interests. Consider the following from the liberal website, Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/views02/1116-03.htm

Now, back to the ways in which big government and big business harmed health care in the US:
1) cost shifting - 'Cost shifting' became a dirty word to government and industry back in the late 1980's and 1990's. It was the means by which costs for uncompensated care were shifted to the insured, ie, the corporations paying for the insured. Cost shifting was a good thing! Doctors accepted all patients irregardless of their ability to pay before the late 1980's. That practice was engaged in for over a century and ensured that all would get care. It was the elimination of cost shifting by the influence of big business and their government lackeys that resulted in patients not getting care.
2) inequitable tax treatment of health insurance costs - a corporation deducts 100 percent of its employee health insurance premiums as business expense. The same treatment was not provided to individuals paying the premiums on personal health insurance policies. This unfair tax treatment, which still exists today, fostered the growth of employer based health insurance plans over individual plans. Why? The political influence of the employee benefits industry. The lucrative employee benefits industry was a by product of the tax system. An employee provided the choice between an additional $500 in pay per month (taxable) vs. an additional $500 in benefits (non-taxable)per month would opt for the benefits. The big health insurance companies no longer had to compete in the open market place but only had to sell large employer based policies. Additionally, the large corporations realized that they had an additional means to retain employees as there lacked portability of policies, ie. could not convert their policies to individual policies.
Some relief was provided via Cobra, albeit at exorbitant rates to the consumer.
3) Government promotion of mangled care, er, I mean managed care. Lets face it; managed care is the biggest scam foisted on healthcare in the last 25 years. So, we let who manage the care? Managers from government and industry whose goal it is to come up with short term savings at the expense of the patients. The Nixon Administration under then Secretary of HEW, Joseph Califano. Remember the infamous HMO Act of 1972! That act provided 'seed money' from the government to aid in the formation of HMOs, ie. taxpayers money to screw the taxpayors. That act mandated that employers must offer an HMO to employees when one was available in the area. If one was not available in the area, the taxpayors had the opportunity to foot the bill to start one. Did the taxpayors get to own the HMOs their money created? No. In fact most of the HMOs were consolidated into larger entities by the big health insurance companies. The big insurers were given a gift complements of the taxpayors. HMOs were often immune from legal action when in violation of the standard of care. Gee, we cannot possibly have such valuable institutions sued for malpractice.
HMOs based much of their attractiveness on low or no co-payments or deductibles; remember that all dollars run through the health scam, er, I mean health plan, are tax deductible but not the dollars spent on copayments and deductibles (may be partially deductible).
4) Medicare benefits often based on political considerations and special interests instead of sound science. Except for the most minor procedures on Medicare patients, I generally will perform surgical treatments including minor surgery in a hospital or surgicenter as opposed to the office. Why? Because doctors are disincentivized by financial penalties built into the system to perform office based surgery. Taking the patient to the surgicenter or hospital may treble the bill. It has been that way since 1965 and no one is talking about changing it. Medicare encourages surgical treatments and discourages conservative treatments and preventative medicine. Consider plantar fasciitis -- Medicare covers EPF, injections but not orthotics nor ESWT.
5) The US government has refused to enforce the Sherman Antitrust Law or other antitrust laws for the last two decades. What that means is that many industries including financial services and healthcare have seen massive mergers and consolidation signficantly limiting competition and consumer choice and leading to the creation of corporate entities that are 'too big to fail.' There is little doubt in my mind that these policies are a large cause of the current financial mess. Keep in mind that there are only a few health insurance companies left -- there is no real competition in the market place. A state of monopoly capitalism is not a free market.

So what are the real market solutions:

1) National health reinsurance - this was advocated by Milton Friedman and even mentioned by Barack bin Obama during the election campaign.
This is the real function of government - a safety net, not total control. Health insurers will not take excessive risks when insuring those with chronic disease or the hard to insure as they are provided with a stop loss. Decreased risk also means lower premiums.
2) Tax reform - individual policies need be on a level playing field with corporate policies.
3) Health Savings Accounts - done deal; but growth of these need be encouraged. HSAs are affordable and put the patient in the driver's seat.
4) Competition in the health insurance market place. Enforce the antitrust laws! Yes they ARE laws.
5) Write a standard set of policies as a means for consumers to identify what they are actually buying. This is one thing that the government actually got right with Medicare supplements. Our seniors had no idea what they were buying until the policy benefits became standardized as policy forms A through J. There is choice - 10 levels of benefits from a low in A policies to a high level in J policies but the public knows what it is buying. This system works with a minimum of rules and regulation.
6) Standardized basic rules for claim processing and adjudicating. Hospitals and physicians offices require armies of employees to deal with the health insurance industry's outrageous stall tactics and paperwork. Again, no limits of choices or benefits but there must be a basic code of conduct and standardized rules to ensure that the cost of medical administration need not continue to escalate. Every employee in the back office is one who could better serve the patient in patient care activities.

Dr. Ed

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Message Number 259129

Re: Are there any orthotics that may help with Tarsal Tunnel? View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 7/26/09 at 11:00

David:
Canada actually maintains Chiropodists and Podiatrists as two separate, distinct professions. There are no Podiatry schools in Canada so almost all Canadian podiatrists are trained in US schools. The provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario license podiatrists. My TUSPM roomate, Jerry Joseph, DPM practices in Calgary with his wife, Nancy O'Neil, DPM. The provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba have no licensure for podiatrists but do license Chiropodists. There are schools for 'Chiropody' in Canada. Ontario may license both Chiropodists and Podiatrist although there was a moratorium on licensure of new podiatrists. My information on the various provinces may not be up to date nor complete.
Ed

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Message Number 256669

Re: Where or where has Afghnastan gone? View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 4/06/09 at 16:04

I think your confused as to the mission in Afghanistan we aren't there to win a war or assist in one. We are there to capture binLaden, al Qaeda and drive away the Taliban.

On Africa. Our relationship with several war torn countries in Africa is complex and we can do more. There are several terrorist groups moving back and forth between Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

The hotspot right now is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the LRA.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/337/story/65549.html
Meanwhile, the number of dead and displaced by Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), in northeastern DRC continues to climb.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that an additional 11,000 people were uprooted in mid-March alone by LRA attacks. That brings the total of those displaced by rebel raids in the Haut Uele district of Oriental province to more than 188,000 in the last six months.

An additional 990 Congolese have been murdered by the LRA and 747 abducted, the vast majority of them children, UNHCR says. An additional 16,000 Congolese refugees who have crossed into Southern Sudan to escape LRA attacks are also receiving assistance.

Result number: 3

Message Number 252889

Re: Obama's team View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 12/08/08 at 16:02

Norm Coleman is running against Franken. Coleman has a shady background of accepting 'gifts' and that's why the race is tight. Franken is an emmy award winning comedian, writer, political commentator and a politician.Franken graduated__laude from Harvard with a bachelor of arts in general studies. In 2003, Franken served as a Fellow with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Franken has done 7 USO tours the last was in December of 06. He did 2 shows in Iraq with Burnham the Army soldier of the year. He is greatly admired by many in the political arena. He is highly critical of Fox News so if that's where your getting your info it's probably jaded.

And cuodos Joseph Caos. I think he will do a fine job for Louisiana.

Result number: 4

Message Number 250720

Re: The Debate View Thread
Posted by judy on 10/03/08 at 10:52

The Choice
Never in living memory has an election been more critical than the one fast approaching—that’s the quadrennial cliché, as expected as the balloons and the bombast. And yet when has it ever felt so urgently true? When have so many Americans had so clear a sense that a Presidency has—at the levels of competence, vision, and integrity—undermined the country and its ideals?
The incumbent Administration has distinguished itself for the ages. The Presidency of George W. Bush is the worst since Reconstruction, so there is no mystery about why the Republican Party—which has held dominion over the executive branch of the federal government for the past eight years and the legislative branch for most of that time—has little desire to defend its record, domestic or foreign. The only speaker at the Convention in St. Paul who uttered more than a sentence or two in support of the President was his wife, Laura. Meanwhile, the nominee, John McCain, played the part of a vaudeville illusionist, asking to be regarded as an apostle of change after years of embracing the essentials of the Bush agenda with ever-increasing ardor.
The Republican disaster begins at home. Even before taking into account whatever fantastically expensive plan eventually emerges to help rescue the financial system from Wall Street’s long-running pyramid schemes, the economic and fiscal picture is bleak. During the Bush Administration, the national debt, now approaching ten trillion dollars, has nearly doubled. Next year’s federal budget is projected to run a half-trillion-dollar deficit, a precipitous fall from the seven-hundred-billion-dollar surplus that was projected when Bill Clinton left office. Private-sector job creation has been a sixth of what it was under President Clinton. Five million people have fallen into poverty. The number of Americans without health insurance has grown by seven million, while average premiums have nearly doubled. Meanwhile, the principal domestic achievement of the Bush Administration has been to shift the relative burden of taxation from the rich to the rest. For the top one per cent of us, the Bush tax cuts are worth, on average, about a thousand dollars a week; for the bottom fifth, about a dollar and a half. The unfairness will only increase if the painful, yet necessary, effort to rescue the credit markets ends up preventing the rescue of our health-care system, our environment, and our physical, educational, and industrial infrastructure.
At the same time, a hundred and fifty thousand American troops are in Iraq and thirty-three thousand are in Afghanistan. There is still disagreement about the wisdom of overthrowing Saddam Hussein and his horrific regime, but there is no longer the slightest doubt that the Bush Administration manipulated, bullied, and lied the American public into this war and then mismanaged its prosecution in nearly every aspect. The direct costs, besides an expenditure of more than six hundred billion dollars, have included the loss of more than four thousand Americans, the wounding of thirty thousand, the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqis, and the displacement of four and a half million men, women, and children. Only now, after American forces have been fighting for a year longer than they did in the Second World War, is there a glimmer of hope that the conflict in Iraq has entered a stage of fragile stability.
The indirect costs, both of the war in particular and of the Administration’s unilateralist approach to foreign policy in general, have also been immense. The torture of prisoners, authorized at the highest level, has been an ethical and a public-diplomacy catastrophe. At a moment when the global environment, the global economy, and global stability all demand a transition to new sources of energy, the United States has been a global retrograde, wasteful in its consumption and heedless in its policy. Strategically and morally, the Bush Administration has squandered the American capacity to counter the example and the swagger of its rivals. China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other illiberal states have concluded, each in its own way, that democratic principles and human rights need not be components of a stable, prosperous future. At recent meetings of the United Nations, emboldened despots like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran came to town sneering at our predicament and hailing the “end of the American era.”
The election of 2008 is the first in more than half a century in which no incumbent President or Vice-President is on the ballot. There is, however, an incumbent party, and that party has been lucky enough to find itself, apparently against the wishes of its “base,” with a nominee who evidently disliked George W. Bush before it became fashionable to do so. In South Carolina in 2000, Bush crushed John McCain with a sub-rosa primary campaign of such viciousness that McCain lashed out memorably against Bush’s Christian-right allies. So profound was McCain’s anger that in 2004 he flirted with the possibility of joining the Democratic ticket under John Kerry. Bush, who took office as a “compassionate conservative,” governed immediately as a rightist ideologue. During that first term, McCain bolstered his reputation, sometimes deserved, as a “maverick” willing to work with Democrats on such issues as normalizing relations with Vietnam, campaign-finance reform, and immigration reform. He co-sponsored, with John Edwards and Edward Kennedy, a patients’ bill of rights. In 2001 and 2003, he voted against the Bush tax cuts. With John Kerry, he co-sponsored a bill raising auto-fuel efficiency standards and, with Joseph Lieberman, a cap-and-trade regime on carbon emissions. He was one of a minority of Republicans opposed to unlimited drilling for oil and gas off America’s shores.
Since the 2004 election, however, McCain has moved remorselessly rightward in his quest for the Republican nomination. He paid obeisance to Jerry Falwell and preachers of his ilk. He abandoned immigration reform, eventually coming out against his own bill. Most shocking, McCain, who had repeatedly denounced torture under all circumstances, voted in February against a ban on the very techniques of “enhanced interrogation” that he himself once endured in Vietnam—as long as the torturers were civilians employed by the C.I.A.
On almost every issue, McCain and the Democratic Party’s nominee, Barack Obama, speak the generalized language of “reform,” but only Obama has provided a convincing, rational, and fully developed vision. McCain has abandoned his opposition to the Bush-era tax cuts and has taken up the demagogic call—in the midst of recession and Wall Street calamity, with looming crises in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—for more tax cuts. Bush’s expire in 2011. If McCain, as he has proposed, cuts taxes for corporations and estates, the benefits once more would go disproportionately to the wealthy.
In Washington, the craze for pure market triumphalism is over. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson arrived in town (via Goldman Sachs) a Republican, but it seems that he will leave a Democrat. In other words, he has come to see that the abuses that led to the current financial crisis––not least, excessive speculation on borrowed capital––can be fixed only with government regulation and oversight. McCain, who has never evinced much interest in, or knowledge of, economic questions, has had little of substance to say about the crisis. His most notable gesture of concern—a melodramatic call last month to suspend his campaign and postpone the first Presidential debate until the government bailout plan was ready—soon revealed itself as an empty diversionary tactic.
By contrast, Obama has made a serious study of the mechanics and the history of this economic disaster and of the possibilities of stimulating a recovery. Last March, in New York, in a speech notable for its depth, balance, and foresight, he said, “A complete disdain for pay-as-you-go budgeting, coupled with a generally scornful attitude towards oversight and enforcement, allowed far too many to put short-term gain ahead of long-term consequences.” Obama is committed to reforms that value not only the restoration of stability but also the protection of the vast majority of the population, which did not partake of the fruits of the binge years. He has called for greater and more programmatic regulation of the financial system; the creation of a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank, which would help reverse the decay of our roads, bridges, and mass-transit systems, and create millions of jobs; and a major investment in the green-energy sector.
On energy and global warming, Obama offers a set of forceful proposals. He supports a cap-and-trade program to reduce America’s carbon emissions by eighty per cent by 2050—an enormously ambitious goal, but one that many climate scientists say must be met if atmospheric carbon dioxide is to be kept below disastrous levels. Large emitters, like utilities, would acquire carbon allowances, and those which emit less carbon dioxide than their allotment could sell the resulting credits to those which emit more; over time, the available allowances would decline. Significantly, Obama wants to auction off the allowances; this would provide fifteen billion dollars a year for developing alternative-energy sources and creating job-training programs in green technologies. He also wants to raise federal fuel-economy standards and to require that ten per cent of America’s electricity be generated from renewable sources by 2012. Taken together, his proposals represent the most coherent and far-sighted strategy ever offered by a Presidential candidate for reducing the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.
There was once reason to hope that McCain and Obama would have a sensible debate about energy and climate policy. McCain was one of the first Republicans in the Senate to support federal limits on carbon dioxide, and he has touted his own support for a less ambitious cap-and-trade program as evidence of his independence from the White House. But, as polls showed Americans growing jittery about gasoline prices, McCain apparently found it expedient in this area, too, to shift course. He took a dubious idea—lifting the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling—and placed it at the very center of his campaign. Opening up America’s coastal waters to drilling would have no impact on gasoline prices in the short term, and, even over the long term, the effect, according to a recent analysis by the Department of Energy, would be “insignificant.” Such inconvenient facts, however, are waved away by a campaign that finally found its voice with the slogan “Drill, baby, drill!”
The contrast between the candidates is even sharper with respect to the third branch of government. A tense equipoise currently prevails among the Justices of the Supreme Court, where four hard-core conservatives face off against four moderate liberals. Anthony M. Kennedy is the swing vote, determining the outcome of case after case.
McCain cites Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, two reliable conservatives, as models for his own prospective appointments. If he means what he says, and if he replaces even one moderate on the current Supreme Court, then Roe v. Wade will be reversed, and states will again be allowed to impose absolute bans on abortion. McCain’s views have hardened on this issue. In 1999, he said he opposed overturning Roe; by 2006, he was saying that its demise “wouldn’t bother me any”; by 2008, he no longer supported adding rape and incest as exceptions to his party’s platform opposing abortion.
But scrapping Roe—which, after all, would leave states as free to permit abortion as to criminalize it—would be just the beginning. Given the ideological agenda that the existing conservative bloc has pursued, it’s safe to predict that affirmative action of all kinds would likely be outlawed by a McCain Court. Efforts to expand executive power, which, in recent years, certain Justices have nobly tried to resist, would likely increase. Barriers between church and state would fall; executions would soar; legal checks on corporate power would wither—all with just one new conservative nominee on the Court. And the next President is likely to make three appointments.
Obama, who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, voted against confirming not only Roberts and Alito but also several unqualified lower-court nominees. As an Illinois state senator, he won the support of prosecutors and police organizations for new protections against convicting the innocent in capital cases. While McCain voted to continue to deny habeas-corpus rights to detainees, perpetuating the Bush Administration’s regime of state-sponsored extra-legal detention, Obama took the opposite side, pushing to restore the right of all U.S.-held prisoners to a hearing. The judicial future would be safe in his care.
In the shorthand of political commentary, the Iraq war seems to leave McCain and Obama roughly even. Opposing it before the invasion, Obama had the prescience to warn of a costly and indefinite occupation and rising anti-American radicalism around the world; supporting it, McCain foresaw none of this. More recently, in early 2007 McCain risked his Presidential prospects on the proposition that five additional combat brigades could salvage a war that by then appeared hopeless. Obama, along with most of the country, had decided that it was time to cut American losses. Neither candidate’s calculations on Iraq have been as cheaply political as McCain’s repeated assertion that Obama values his career over his country; both men based their positions, right or wrong, on judgment and principle.
President Bush’s successor will inherit two wars and the realities of limited resources, flagging popular will, and the dwindling possibilities of what can be achieved by American power. McCain’s views on these subjects range from the simplistic to the unknown. In Iraq, he seeks “victory”—a word that General David Petraeus refuses to use, and one that fundamentally misrepresents the messy, open-ended nature of the conflict. As for Afghanistan, on the rare occasions when McCain mentions it he implies that the surge can be transferred directly from Iraq, which suggests that his grasp of counterinsurgency is not as firm as he insisted it was during the first Presidential debate. McCain always displays more faith in force than interest in its strategic consequences. Unlike Obama, McCain has no political strategy for either war, only the dubious hope that greater security will allow things to work out. Obama has long warned of deterioration along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and has a considered grasp of its vital importance. His strategy for both Afghanistan and Iraq shows an understanding of the role that internal politics, economics, corruption, and regional diplomacy play in wars where there is no battlefield victory.
Unimaginably painful personal experience taught McCain that war is above all a test of honor: maintain the will to fight on, be prepared to risk everything, and you will prevail. Asked during the first debate to outline “the lessons of Iraq,” McCain said, “I think the lessons of Iraq are very clear: that you cannot have a failed strategy that will then cause you to nearly lose a conflict.” A soldier’s answer––but a statesman must have a broader view of war and peace. The years ahead will demand not only determination but also diplomacy, flexibility, patience, judiciousness, and intellectual engagement. These are no more McCain’s strong suit than the current President’s. Obama, for his part, seems to know that more will be required than willpower and force to extract some advantage from the wreckage of the Bush years.
Obama is also better suited for the task of renewing the bedrock foundations of American influence. An American restoration in foreign affairs will require a commitment not only to international coöperation but also to international institutions that can address global warming, the dislocations of what will likely be a deepening global economic crisis, disease epidemics, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and other, more traditional security challenges. Many of the Cold War-era vehicles for engagement and negotiation—the United Nations, the World Bank, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty regime, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization—are moribund, tattered, or outdated. Obama has the generational outlook that will be required to revive or reinvent these compacts. He would be the first postwar American President unencumbered by the legacies of either Munich or Vietnam.
The next President must also restore American moral credibility. Closing Guantánamo, banning all torture, and ending the Iraq war as responsibly as possible will provide a start, but only that. The modern Presidency is as much a vehicle for communication as for decision-making, and the relevant audiences are global. Obama has inspired many Americans in part because he holds up a mirror to their own idealism. His election would do no less—and likely more—overseas.
What most distinguishes the candidates, however, is character—and here, contrary to conventional wisdom, Obama is clearly the stronger of the two. Not long ago, Rick Davis, McCain’s campaign manager, said, “This election is not about issues. This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.” The view that this election is about personalities leaves out policy, complexity, and accountability. Even so, there’s some truth in what Davis said––but it hardly points to the conclusion that he intended.
Echoing Obama, McCain has made “change” one of his campaign mantras. But the change he has actually provided has been in himself, and it is not just a matter of altering his positions. A willingness to pander and even lie has come to define his Presidential campaign and its televised advertisements. A contemptuous duplicity, a meanness, has entered his talk on the stump—so much so that it seems obvious that, in the drive for victory, he is willing to replicate some of the same underhanded methods that defeated him eight years ago in South Carolina.
Perhaps nothing revealed McCain’s cynicism more than his choice of Sarah Palin, the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, who had been governor of that state for twenty-one months, as the Republican nominee for Vice-President. In the interviews she has given since her nomination, she has had difficulty uttering coherent unscripted responses about the most basic issues of the day. We are watching a candidate for Vice-President cram for her ongoing exam in elementary domestic and foreign policy. This is funny as a Tina Fey routine on “Saturday Night Live,” but as a vision of the political future it’s deeply unsettling. Palin has no business being the backup to a President of any age, much less to one who is seventy-two and in imperfect health. In choosing her, McCain committed an act of breathtaking heedlessness and irresponsibility. Obama’s choice, Joe Biden, is not without imperfections. His tongue sometimes runs in advance of his mind, providing his own fodder for late-night comedians, but there is no comparison with Palin. His deep experience in foreign affairs, the judiciary, and social policy makes him an assuring and complementary partner for Obama.
The longer the campaign goes on, the more the issues of personality and character have reflected badly on McCain. Unless appearances are very deceiving, he is impulsive, impatient, self-dramatizing, erratic, and a compulsive risk-taker. These qualities may have contributed to his usefulness as a “maverick” senator. But in a President they would be a menace.
By contrast, Obama’s transformative message is accompanied by a sense of pragmatic calm. A tropism for unity is an essential part of his character and of his campaign. It is part of what allowed him to overcome a Democratic opponent who entered the race with tremendous advantages. It is what helped him forge a political career relying both on the liberals of Hyde Park and on the political regulars of downtown Chicago. His policy preferences are distinctly liberal, but he is determined to speak to a broad range of Americans who do not necessarily share his every value or opinion. For some who oppose him, his equanimity even under the ugliest attack seems like hauteur; for some who support him, his reluctance to counterattack in the same vein seems like self-defeating detachment. Yet it is Obama’s temperament—and not McCain’s—that seems appropriate for the office both men seek and for the volatile and dangerous era in which we live. Those who dismiss his centeredness as self-centeredness or his composure as indifference are as wrong as those who mistook Eisenhower’s stolidity for denseness or Lincoln’s humor for lack of seriousness.
Nowadays, almost every politician who thinks about running for President arranges to become an author. Obama’s books are different: he wrote them. “The Audacity of Hope” (2006) is a set of policy disquisitions loosely structured around an account of his freshman year in the United States Senate. Though a campaign manifesto of sorts, it is superior to that genre’s usual blowsy pastiche of ghostwritten speeches. But it is Obama’s first book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” (1995), that offers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind and heart of a potential President. Obama began writing it in his early thirties, before he was a candidate for anything. Not since Theodore Roosevelt has an American politician this close to the pinnacle of power produced such a sustained, highly personal work of literary merit before being definitively swept up by the tides of political ambition.
A Presidential election is not the awarding of a Pulitzer Prize: we elect a politician and, we hope, a statesman, not an author. But Obama’s first book is valuable in the way that it reveals his fundamental attitudes of mind and spirit. “Dreams from My Father” is an illuminating memoir not only in the substance of Obama’s own peculiarly American story but also in the qualities he brings to the telling: a formidable intelligence, emotional empathy, self-reflection, balance, and a remarkable ability to see life and the world through the eyes of people very different from himself. In common with nearly all other senators and governors of his generation, Obama does not count military service as part of his biography. But his life has been full of tests—personal, spiritual, racial, political—that bear on his preparation for great responsibility.
It is perfectly legitimate to call attention, as McCain has done, to Obama’s lack of conventional national and international policymaking experience. We, too, wish he had more of it. But office-holding is not the only kind of experience relevant to the task of leading a wildly variegated nation. Obama’s immersion in diverse human environments (Hawaii’s racial rainbow, Chicago’s racial cauldron, countercultural New York, middle-class Kansas, predominantly Muslim Indonesia), his years of organizing among the poor, his taste of corporate law and his grounding in public-interest and constitutional law—these, too, are experiences. And his books show that he has wrung from them every drop of insight and breadth of perspective they contained.
The exhaustingly, sometimes infuriatingly long campaign of 2008 (and 2007) has had at least one virtue: it has demonstrated that Obama’s intelligence and steady temperament are not just figments of the writer’s craft. He has made mistakes, to be sure. (His failure to accept McCain’s imaginative proposal for a series of unmediated joint appearances was among them.) But, on the whole, his campaign has been marked by patience, planning, discipline, organization, technological proficiency, and strategic astuteness. Obama has often looked two or three moves ahead, relatively impervious to the permanent hysteria of the hourly news cycle and the cable-news shouters. And when crisis has struck, as it did when the divisive antics of his ex-pastor threatened to bring down his campaign, he has proved equal to the moment, rescuing himself with a speech that not only drew the poison but also demonstrated a profound respect for the electorate. Although his opponents have tried to attack him as a man of “mere” words, Obama has returned eloquence to its essential place in American politics. The choice between experience and eloquence is a false one––something that Lincoln, out of office after a single term in Congress, proved in his own campaign of political and national renewal. Obama’s “mere” speeches on everything from the economy and foreign affairs to race have been at the center of his campaign and its success; if he wins, his eloquence will be central to his ability to govern.
We cannot expect one man to heal every wound, to solve every major crisis of policy. So much of the Presidency, as they say, is a matter of waking up in the morning and trying to drink from a fire hydrant. In the quiet of the Oval Office, the noise of immediate demands can be deafening. And yet Obama has precisely the temperament to shut out the noise when necessary and concentrate on the essential. The election of Obama—a man of mixed ethnicity, at once comfortable in the world and utterly representative of twenty-first-century America—would, at a stroke, reverse our country’s image abroad and refresh its spirit at home. His ascendance to the Presidency would be a symbolic culmination of the civil- and voting-rights acts of the nineteen-sixties and the century-long struggles for equality that preceded them. It could not help but say something encouraging, even exhilarating, about the country, about its dedication to tolerance and inclusiveness, about its fidelity, after all, to the values it proclaims in its textbooks. At a moment of economic calamity, international perplexity, political failure, and battered morale, America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama.
—The Editors

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Message Number 250508

Re: Biden's list is impressive! View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 9/26/08 at 18:01

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/26/leaders_who_met_with_palin_als.html

Leaders Who Met With Palin Praise Biden

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili showered praise on Biden, saying he played a little known role in advising the government on how it should respond to Russian intervention last month. 'There were lots of people calling me,' he said at a breakfast hosted by Richard Holbrooke, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Biden and Holbrooke, he said, 'were two people that made lots of difference on the ground.'

Saakashvili said Biden called him two days after Russian troops entered Georgia and proposed a series of 'very concrete things we should do.' He said Biden came up with the idea -- later approved by the Bush Administration -- to provide a $1 billion grant to Georgia to get back on its feet, and that he also outlined a series of laws designed to punish Russia, including legislation that would 'go after corrupt Russian officials.'

At that stage, a senior aide interrupted the Pakistani leader. 'The president also spoke to Joseph Biden,' he said. Zardari said that Biden has been instrumental in steering hundred of millions of US dollars to Pakistan to shore up democracy. 'He has been a great friend of democracy from the first day,' Zardari added.

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Message Number 250507

Hung Jury in Cat Killer Trial View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 9/26/08 at 17:55

Animal cruelty or not? The guy did it and the cat is dead as a result.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5894865&page=1

A Manhattan judge has declared a hung jury at the trial of a former minor league baseball player accused of beating, stomping and kicking his girlfriend's cat to death during a drunken fury.

Joseph Petcka
Joseph Petcka is being tried for animal cruelty in the beating of his girlfriend's cat Norman.

Jurors struggled for five days over the charge of aggravated animal cruelty, a felony which carries a prison term of up to two years. They nodded, looking exhausted, when the judge asked Friday if future deliberations would be pointless.

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Message Number 249542

Obama & Biden View Thread
Posted by Dr. Wedemeyer on 8/23/08 at 14:23

I was pleased to hear that Senator Joseph Biden is Obama's choice for running mate. Although I am not a party line voter, I have voted Republican more often that the Democratic ticket.

In this instance Biden's foreign policy experience will have a profound effect on my decision in the primary.

I do feel that Biden is a more qualified candidate and should have been the Democratic front runner but, I'll take his ascendancy to high office as Vice President over Hillary and the ilk any day.

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Message Number 248350

Re: S. Res. 580: Senate on preventing Iran from.......... View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 7/09/08 at 16:43

co-sponsors of the bill............nice bi-partisan effort imho.

#
# and 32 Co-Sponsors

* Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA]
* Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D, MD]
* Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA]
* Sen. C. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA]
* Sen. Norm Coleman [R, MN]
* Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME]
* Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND]
* Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN]
* Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX]
* Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID]
* Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC]
* Sen. Elizabeth Dole [R, NC]
* Sen. Byron Dorgan [D, ND]
* Sen. John Isakson [R, GA]
* Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD]
* Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN]
* Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA]
* Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT]
* Sen. Mel Martinez [R, FL]
* Sen. Robert Menendez [D, NJ]
* Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD]
* Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA]
* Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL]
* Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS]
* Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL]
* Sen. Gordon Smith [R, OR]
* Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME]
* Sen. John Sununu [R, NH]
* Sen. John Thune [R, SD]
* Sen. David Vitter [R, LA]
* Rep. Roger Wicker [R, MS-1]
* Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR]

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Message Number 248242

heredity is equal to evolution View Thread
Posted by scott r on 7/06/08 at 06:01

Not accepting evolution as fact is the greatest source of American ignorance that is not present in the rest of the world. It keeps us in the dark ages of superstition and witchcraft when compared to Europe and Asia. So I have often looked for ways to explain basic science to my very religious family. I live in Montgomery, so ancient superstitions and witchcraft-based cults are rampant. Sacrifice and magic and are central beliefs of the cults, primarily mythology Jesus. The romans had no record of such a person so it's very strange that Americans treat that particular cult's early writings as more significant than all the other Jesus mythologies that came before and after the Jesus mythological writings. The new testaments is just a sampling from a cult that copied from many other cults that came before. At least Mohammad and the Mormon's Joseph Smith are proven historical figures.

Anyway, I was just thinking about how each child is proof of evolution, if you believe in basic heredity. The randomness of the 50% of genes selected from each parent is the source of the randomness of evolution. Christians think the randomness that selected the genes of their children is a gift from God, and yet at the same time they vehemently deny that it exists if you apply it to more than one generation. Mutations are no longer used in sexual animals as a source of evolution because there are enough genes out there to create any sort of animal from the existing genes. Sex is the fastest form of evolution.

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Message Number 246980

Re: back pain and your question View Thread
Posted by m.pierce on 5/19/08 at 19:20

Throughout history, true medical innovators have always faced criticism and opposition from establishment forces. North American Medical proudly continues a tradition pioneered by the likes of Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, and Albert Einstein. (Oh, and North American Medical).

Spinal decompression is offically a joke.
http://www.namcorporation.com/

Thanks Chuck

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Message Number 246880

Recovery time of pf and heel spur surgery View Thread
Posted by Lora on 5/16/08 at 11:54

Hi I had pf and heel spur surgery on April 9,2008. I am still in alot of pain. I was wondering how long it will take for my foot to heal? And when I will be able to walk on it without pain? My doctor says it should be feeling alot better by now. But he did say he had to recess my heel when he was in there. What does he mean by recessing my heal? I have two little boys that I need to take care of and with all this pain it is so hard. I just need to know about how much longer I will be dealing with the pain when I want. Thank you so much Lora

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Message Number 246854

Re: DRX 9000 Lawsuits View Thread
Posted by Oma Z offers clarity on 5/15/08 at 11:52

At long last Oma Z the self appointed and exiled queen of us all in the spinal decompression world has offered some clarity on this discussion board. Now it has become personal for her. This has never been about Axiom or their supposedly intolerable business practices, it is about a conflict and the failure to have one in her personal life as it relates to religion and money, as the two are hardly ever mutually exclusive. I have not viewed this web board for some time, then a colleague told me that it was getting quite interesting and that I should have another look. And just like that I tune in and shazam, it hits me, the righteous and moralistic west falls are at it again. You can not legislate morality by imposing or criticizing ones religious beliefs onto others. The US Constitution even says so, if you need a copy I will provide one to you. It holds the balance of free speech and religion as constants, even an atheist can have back pain. I suppose that by trying to paint the Axiom folks out as scientology zealots will further the westfall plight to collect on some sham lawsuit. Now would it surprise our message board readers that the westfall’s are mormons? Bet you didn’t know that now huh? And since they chose to paint with such a broad brush I guess that they are polygamists. Tell me what compound in Texas do you belong to? Tell me, what does scientology have to do with honesty or dishonesty? Aren’t all religions corruptible? Simply hypocritical morons, not very mormon of you to find the good in us all. What would the good book and the prophet joseph smith have to say for your sinister preaching’s and hypocritical livelihood? But then again it doesn’t mater, because mormon’s don’t believe in heaven anyway, they might as well make it hell on earth for all of us as well.

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Message Number 245741

Re: To Each His Own View Thread
Posted by Joseph Ogershok on 4/12/08 at 13:37

www.snopes.com states that Barry O. actually did not place his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthum on the occasion cited.
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Barack Obama and the National Anthem *** http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/anthem.asp ***
Barack Obama does not place his hand over his heart when the U.S. national anthem is played?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwog6E08CFU&feature=related

This is disrepectful without question.

That said I also want the source for, 'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'

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Message Number 245740

Re: To Each His Own View Thread
Posted by Joseph Ogershok on 4/12/08 at 13:19

From what source is the quote, 'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'

I am not finding it in a newspaper or news report.

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Message Number 243846

Re: DRX9000 vs VAXD etc View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 2/28/08 at 01:37

Dear DV:

I believe with non-surgical spinal decompression that you have a chance of becoming well enough to become more active. I've spoken to many doctors throughout the U.S. and Canada that are having great success with their patients. Since you have multiple bulges and degenerations, you will most likely need more than the standard 20 treatments of 30 minute duration each. The 20 treatments is for less than one year in duration and a single level herniation/degeneration/bulge.

There is a new study that just came out on the VAXD and pulished in one of the most prestigious peer reviewed journals in the Physical Medicine field. This three year study of 296 chronic back pain patients treated with VAX-D was funded in part by Blue Cross Independence, a major insurance company.

The study, which reported on the long term outcomes of VAX-D treatments, was published in the February 2008 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pages 269-274) and was titled, “Outcomes after a Prone Lumbar Traction Protocol for Patients with Activity-Limiting Low Back Pain: A Prospective Case Series Study”.

Among other things the study found that, “Patients reported significantly improved pain and RMDQ [Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire] scores after 16 to 24 visits of prone traction at discharge, and at 30 days and 180 days discharge.”

The authors of the study further stated that “Arguments can be made that if outcomes after prone traction using the VAX-D are superior to those after conventional traction or other equivalent interventions, investing in and reimbursing for traction provided by the VAX-D system may be cost effective.”



To view an online abstract of the study, go to the following link:



http://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(07)01669-3/abstract

Paul F. Beattie, PhD, PT, OCSa, Roger M. Nelson, PhD, PTbc, Lori A. Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCSd, Joseph Cammarata, DCe, Jonathan Donley, DPTf

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Message Number 242531

Re: Gratzer isn't doing it out solely out of "self interest," Ed View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 1/29/08 at 19:07

Tim:

One thing we can definitely agree on is that we do not want the big health plans controlling medicine in the US. The migration from standard health insurance to health 'plans' saw the biggest increase in power of those companies. Keep in mind that the US government supported those entities. That started in the Nixon administration when his Secretary of HEW, Joseph Califano, succesfully promoted a plan that required employers to offer HMO coverage to their employed.

Dr. Ed

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Message Number 241832

It's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. View Thread
Posted by Tim M. on 1/11/08 at 09:09

Wiki site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad

Politicians, all over the world, are always demonizing the other guy; don't forget Reagan's 'Evil Empire' and Bush's 'Axis of Evil.'

Like our own homegrown American politicians, Ahmadinejad is a product of his culture and his religious beliefs. The Mormon founder Joseph Smith, Jr., originally supported the laws regarding slavery, and it wasn't until 1978 that blacks could become LDS ministers. So for all of his formative years, Mitt Romney was taught, and believed, that blacks were inferior to whites.

I would tend to be more excited about Mitt's world view than I would about Mahmoud 's.

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Message Number 238907

Hillary Hillary Lighten Up View Thread
Posted by john h on 11/03/07 at 18:45

WHAT A SWEET LADY!!!

'Where is the G-damn f***ing flag? I want the G-damn f***ing flag up every f***ing morning at f***ing sunrise.'
(From the book 'Inside The White House' by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 - Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day, 1991)

'You sold out, you mother f***er! You sold out!' From the book 'Inside' by Joseph Califano, p. 213 - Hillary yelling at a Democrat lawyer.

'F**k off! It's enough that I have to see you __-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.'
(From the book 'American Evita' by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 – Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with 'Good Morning.'

'You f***ing idiot'
(From the book 'Crossfire' p. 84 - Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.)

'If you want to remain on this detail, get your f***ing__over here and grab those bags!'(From the book 'The First Partner' p. 259 - Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)

'Get f***ed! Get the f**k out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!'
(From the book 'Hillary's Scheme' p. 89 - Hillary's various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)

'Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!!?'
(From the book 'Unlimited Access', by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 - Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail)

'Where's the miserable c*ck sucker?'
(From the book 'The Truth About Hillary' by Edward Klein, p. 5 - Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer)

'Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!'
(From the book 'Dereliction of Duty' p. 71-72 - Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.)

'Son of a __.'(From the book 'American Evita' by Christopher Anderson, p. 259 - Hillary's opinion of President George W. Bush when she found out he secretly visited Iraq just days before her highly publicized trip to Iraq )

'What are you doing inviting these people into my home? These people are our enemies! They are trying to destroy us!' (From the book 'The Survivor' by John Harris, p. 99 - Hillary screaming to an aide, when she found out that some Republicans had been invited to the Clinton White House)

'Come on Bill, put your dick up! You can't f**k her here!!'
(From the book 'Inside The White House' by Ronald Kessler, p. 243 - Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female at an Arkansas political rally)

You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being? - Hillary Clinton
(From the book 'The Case Against Hillary Clinton' by Peggy Noonan, p. 55)

'We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices.... Government has to make those choices for people'
(From the book 'I've Always Been A Yankee Fan' by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 20 - Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hasert in 1993 discussing her expensive, disastrous taxpayer-funded health care plan)

'I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe' Hillary in 1996' From the book 'I've Always Been A Yankee Fan' by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 76 - Hillary in 1996)

This ill-tempered, violent, foul mouthed, hateful and abusive woman wants to be your president and have total control, as commander-in-chief of our Military, the very Military for which she has shown incredible disdain
throughout her public life. No thanks. The United States can easily do better than this.

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Message Number 237854

Re: Turkey View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 10/16/07 at 10:02

John:

The liberals in government have not and will not bring any resolutions to condemn left wing despotism no matter how horrendous so forget about Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin and Mao. Sort of says something about their thinking doesn't it? Oh by the way, how about freedom for occupied Tibet?

Ed

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Message Number 237844

Re: Turkey View Thread
Posted by john h on 10/15/07 at 22:57

Marie: Have we brought up a resolution for the genocide committed by Pol Pot (est 3 million) or Joseph Stalin (est 20 million) or the Chinese during the communist take over (millions)? If not then why not throw them in the resolution mix while we are at it. How about the Japanese as they were as bad as they come during WWII. Remember the Battan Death March. That was sort of common. I am not even sure we had a resolution on Hitler condemning him. What would this all prove? Genocide is bad? I think we all know that. How do you condemn an entire nation like Turkey? All Germans were not Nazis and all Turks did not commit genocide. As a matter of fact the Turks are all likely dead who may have participated in such a genocide, so what is the purpose of all this? To show we care? This is stupid anyway you look at it. There are millions of Muslims that would like to kill all non Muslims. Lets condemn those rascals also. The House should keep busy doing this for the next year.

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Message Number 237238

President Talabani Expresses Support for Biden-Brownback Federalism Amendment View Thread
Posted by marie on 10/05/07 at 22:59

http://biden.senate.gov/newsroom/details.cfm?id=284876&
Today, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. President Talabani welcomed the Senate’s approval of the Biden-Brownback amendment last week supporting federalism in Iraq, on a bipartisan vote of 75-23. He expressed his strong belief that the amendment promotes the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq and is not, as some have mischaracterized it, a call for partition. He also emphasized that the amendment is completely consistent with the decision Iraqis have made to adopt a federal form of government in their Constitution.

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Message Number 237170

Re: Genral Clark on Limbaugh View Thread
Posted by john h on 10/04/07 at 19:32

From this military mans perspective he was a lousy General at best. He was unliked by his superiors and relieved of his NATO Command.

As to Limbaugh insulting our solders so called phony soldiers:

This came from Robert Noe, a Special Forces veteran, who edits a Special Operations Association newsletter. The names of the senators who signed the letter re Limbaugh come as no surprise!!
Bob


From: SOG1RLNOE at aol.com
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:02:08 EDT
Subject: Democrats Condemn's Limbaugh - cabal of liars
To: SOG1RLNOE at aol.com

My letter to my senator who signed the letter:

Dear Senator Mary Landrieu:

I noted that you signed a letter addressed to the CEO of Clear Channel Communication, Inc., Rush Limbaugh's employer in opposition to Rush Limbaugh's comments regarding phony soldiers. Your letter states that Rush's comments was an attacked our troops.

Your assertions and accusations are totally false as there was no attack on our troops, only the phony soldiers who the antiwar movement continue to clammer to give a platform to spout their false claims of war crimes. You and the other senators who signed this letter are on a smear campaign in an attempt to curtail 'free speech' that the radio commentators have.

I am not a listener of Rush Limbaugh; however, I find your letter caused me to do some online research and in doing so, I find what he said did not rise to any attack on our soldiers, but only to the phony soldiers. There have been many 'phony soldiers' in the antiwar movement to include the 'Vietnam Veterans Against The War' that put forth false war crime claims, i.e. testimony in the winter soldiers investigation (See pages 113, 131-134, 136, 144, 559, Stolen Valor, by B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whtley) used by Senator John Kerry in his testimony to the US Congress where in he called the soldiers murders, etc., thus causing the democrat party to force America to abandon South East Asia resulting in millions of lives being lost and our national image being severely tarnished around the world. The false testimony also tarnished those of us who served and died for our country. I see the same phenomena raising its ugly head again.

It is clear Limbaugh was speaking of the phony Army Ranger, Macbeth, who was recently convicted of being a phony soldier and claimed many war crimes.

The democrat party had no problem in attacking one of our Generals and that backfired, now the party is attempting to making up a false allegation to divert or to attempt to obtain cover for that position. There is no comparison with what the democrats did with regard to Moveon.org's attack and what Limbaugh stated.

I urge you to disavow your attach on Mr. Limbaugh in this regard, actually, you should be applauding him for his attack on the phony soldiers. I suggest you do some goggle searches for Phony Soldiers, Wannabes online and you will find several websites that exposing these individuals, many claiming false war crimes. Your signature on the letter only reflects your true ignorance of what is going on within the antiwar movement and an embarrassment to the citizens of Louisiana.


Robert L. Noe
300 Pauline Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana 71303

P.S. I am sending this correspondence to the Armed Forces retired community and to many on Active Duty as well as the CEO in question.

CC: Mr. Mark P. Mays
CEO, Clear Channel Communications Inc.
200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209







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What a croc of liars. Limbaugh definitely supports our troops. Limbaugh was talking about the convicted felon, fake Ranger Jesse McBeth video, that ran non-stop for 4 days on Lafayette's Acadiana Open Channel / ( Palestinian & Muslim, Hesham Tillawi's 'Current Issues' program) defaming our troops during Memorial Day weekend.

http://democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=284699&


October 2, 2007

Senate Democrats Condemn Limbaugh's Attack On Our Troops




Washington, DC—Senate Democrats today sent the following letter to Mark P. Mays, CEO of Clear Channel Communications, calling on him to publicly repudiate Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of troops who speak out against the Iraq war as “phony soldiers.” Despite recent Republican comments condemning verbal attacks on our troops, when given the opportunity to join us in signing this letter, not a single one did so.

Below is the text of the letter:

October 2, 2007

Mr. Mark P. Mays
CEO, Clear Channel Communications Inc.
200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209

Dear Mr. Mays,

At the time we sign this letter, 3,808 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and another 28,009 have been wounded. 160,000 others awoke this morning on foreign sand, far from home, to face the danger and uncertainty of another day at war.

Although Americans of goodwill debate the merits of this war, we can all agree that those who serve with such great courage deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. That is why Rush Limbaugh’s recent characterization of troops who oppose the war as “phony soldiers” is such an outrage.

Our troops are fighting and dying to bring to others the freedoms that many take for granted. It is unconscionable that Mr. Limbaugh would criticize them for exercising the fundamentally American right to free speech. Mr. Limbaugh has made outrageous remarks before, but this affront to our soldiers is beyond the pale.

The military, like any community within the United States, includes members both for and against the war. Senior generals, such as General John Batiste and Paul Eaton, have come out against the war while others have publicly supported it. A December 2006 poll conducted by the Military Times found just 35 percent of service members approved of President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq, compared to 42 percent who disapproved. From this figure alone, it is clear that Mr. Limbaugh’s insult is directed at thousands of American service members.

Active and retired members of our armed forces have a unique perspective on the war and offer a valuable contribution to our national debate. In August, seven soldiers wrote an op-ed expressing their concern with the current strategy in Iraq. Tragically, since then, two of those seven soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq.

Thousands of active troops and veterans were subjected to Mr. Limbaugh’s unpatriotic and indefensible comments on your broadcast. We trust you will agree that not a single one of our sons, daughters, neighbors and friends serving overseas is a “phony soldier.” We call on you to publicly repudiate these comments that call into question their service and sacrifice and to ask Mr. Limbaugh to apologize for his comments.

Sincerely,

Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader
Senator Richard Durbin, Assistant Majority Leader
Senator Charles Schumer, Vice Chairman, Democratic Conference
Senator Patty Murray, Secretary, Democratic Conference
Senator Daniel Akaka
Senator Max Baucus
Senator Joseph Biden
Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Robert Byrd
Senator Benjamin Cardin
Senator Tom Carper
Senator Bob Casey
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Senator Kent Conrad
Senator Christopher Dodd
Senator Byron Dorgan
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Daniel Inouye
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Senator John Kerry
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Mary Landrieu
Senator Frank Lautenberg
Senator Patrick Leahy
Senator Carl Levin
Senator Blanche Lincoln
Senator Bob Menendez
Senator Barbara Mikulski
Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Barack Obama
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Jay Rockefeller
Senator Ken Salazar
Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Jon Tester
Senator Jim Webb
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Ron Wyden

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Message Number 235476

New treatment for PF View Thread
Posted by marie on 9/04/07 at 17:50

Has anyone heard of this yet?

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/9/prweb550156.htm
According to Dr. Joseph Fox, podiatric surgeon with Gramercy Surgery Center and 20+ years of experience in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of the foot, 'If you experience nagging heel pain when you wake up in the morning or after spending a significant time on your feet, you're not alone. While invasive surgery has been the primary option to treat chronic Plantar Fasciitis, a new, minimally invasive technique called coblation therapy promises pain relief and resumption of normal activities with fewer side effects.'

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Message Number 235077

Re: anyone... someone...this is my big reach out to the people at heelspurs.com View Thread
Posted by Kevin L on 8/28/07 at 17:48

Dr DSW
Below are all the Podiatry providers that take my insurance within 30 miles of my zip 11223 (Brooklyn NY) In alphabetical order…then with detailed info address…etc etc..
A
Abady, Robert, DPM 1
Abeles, Jay, DPM 11
Abrahamson, Hal, DPM 11
Alfieri, Donna M., DPM 1
Alongi, Maryanne, DPM 11
Amante, Gregory, DPM 5
Amato, Richard, DPM 11
Amico, Susan G., DPM 5
Archer, Jean V., DPM 5
Aronica, Frank R., DPM 5
Asaro, Carlo S., DPM 1
Assini, Joseph, DPM 5
Axman, Wayne R., DPM 11
B
Babayev, Emil, DPM 5
Bagner, Jerome E., DPM 11
Baird, William T., DPM 5
Balboa, Henry M., DPM 11
Barbaro, Thomas, DPM 11
Bar-David, Tzvi, DPM 1
Barkoff, Matthew W., DPM 11
Barkoff, Steven L., DPM 5
Barlizo, Sharon R., DPM 1
Barone, Salvatore A., DPM 5
Barragan, Juan C., DPM 1
Bartol, David M., DPM 5
Bass, Elliot L., DPM 5
Bass, Fara D., DPM 5
Bautista, Debbie P., MD 1
Bayerbach, Frank, DPM 1
Becker, Jack S., DPM 11
Bell, Burt L., DPM 5
Bendeth, Marc L., DPM 11
Benzakein, Ralph, DPM 5
Berlin, Kim, DPM 11
Bienenfeld, Jay D., DPM 5
Biller, Bob S., DPM 11
Bilotti, Mary A., DPM 11
Birch, Gregory M., DPM 5
Bover, Elina, DPM 5
Braun, Suzanne G., DPM 5
Breitman, Debra, DPM 11
Breth, Evan G., DPM 5
Bubbers, Linda A., DPM 11
Buenahora, Joseph A., DPM 11
Burzotta, John L., DPM 11
Bushansky, Abe A., DPM 1, 5
Butters, Marva, DPM 5
Butts, Bryon G., DPM 1
Buxbaum, Frederick D., DPM 5
Buzermanis, Steven Z., DPM 5
C
Caimano, Francis X., DPM 11
Campbell, Andrew, DPM 1
Campbell, Douglas E., DPM 5
Caprioli, Russell, DPM 11
Caprioni, Enrico P., DPM 5
Carlton, Lawrence S., DPM 5
Castillo, Dennis E., DPM 5
Catanese, Dominic J., DPM 1
Charlot, Giznola J., DPM 1, 5
Cheng, Tung W., DPM 6
Chernick, Stephen B., DPM 11
Chionis, Anthony, DPM 1
Chopra, Jaideep, DPM 1, 6
Cicio, Gary, DPM 6
Ciment, Avraham Y., DPM 1
Cohen, Greg E., DPM 6
Cohen, Richard B., DPM 6
Cohen, Robert J., DPM 1, 11
D
Dacher, Jeffrey, DPM 6
D'Amato, Theodore A., DPM 6
D'Angelo, Nicholas A., DPM 6
Daniel, Lawrence B., DPM 6
Davies, Daniel A., DPM 11
Davies, Gregory F., DPM 11
De Bello, John A., DPM 1
DeCicco, John J., DPM 11
DeLeon, Jose L., DPM 1
Dellolio, Joseph A., DPM 1
DeMeo, James R., DPM 6
Dennis, Lester N., DPM 6
DeSantos, Pasquale, DPM 6
Dhandari, Angeleta, DPM 1
Dharia, Sumit S., DPM 6
Dixit, Chaitanya V., DPM 6
Donovan, Glenn J., DPM 6
Dorazi, Stephen T., DPM 6
Dubov, Spencer F., DPM 11
E
Edelstein, Michael C., DPM 1
Ehrlich, Josh C., DPM 6
Einhorn, Jill L., DPM 6
Elsinger, Elisabeth C., DPM 1
F
Fagen, Leonard, DPM 6
Falcone, Jeffrey J., DPM 6
Feldman, Gary B., DPM 11
Ficke, Henry, DPM 6
Finkelstein, Barry I., DPM 1
Fiorenza, Dominic, DPM 11
Fox, Corey, DPM 11
Fox, Roberta A., DPM 11
Frankel, Bruce, DPM 1
Freiser, Mark A., DPM 1
Fridman, Robert, DPM 1
Friedlander, Bruce W., DPM 6
Fuchs, David B., DPM 11
G
Ganjian, Afshin, DPM 6
Garcia, Sandra P., DPM 1
Garofalo, Alfred A., DPM 6
Garofalo, Gail F., DPM 11
Gasparini, Mark C., DPM 11
Gaudino, Salvatore C., DPM 2, 6
Geiger, Arthur, DPM 6
George, Thomas, DPM 2, 6, 11
Gertsik, Vladimir V., DPM 6
Gervasio, Joseph, DPM 11
Giammarino, Philip A., DPM 6
Ginsberg, Steven E., DPM 2
Giordano, Richard S., DPM 2
Gitlin, David, DPM 2
Glockenberg, Aaron, DPM 2, 6
Goez, Emilio A., DPM 2, 11
Goldenberg, Perry Z., DPM 2
Goldman, Gershon A., DPM 6
Goldstein, Harold L., DPM 2
Goldstein, Israel, DPM 7
Golub, Cary M., DPM 12
Gonzalez, Ivan, DPM 7
Goodman, Warren J., DPM 7
Gottlieb, Robert J., DPM 12
Gramuglia, Vincent J., DPM 2
Greenbaum, Bruce R., DPM 7
Greenbaum, Mitchell A., DPM 12
Greiff, Lance, DPM 2, 12
Grossman, Myles, DPM 12
Guberman, Ronald M., DPM 7
Gutierrez, David, DPM 2
Gventer, Mark, DPM 7
H
Habib, Henry, DPM 7
Harris, Carl F., DPM 2
Heller, David P., DPM 7
Herbert, Scott E., DPM 12
Herman, Craig P., DPM 2, 7
Hershey, Paul E., DPM 12
Herzberg, Abraham, DPM 12
Hickey, John, DPM 12
Honore, Lesly S., DPM 12
Horl, Lawrence, DPM 12
Horowitz, Mitchell L., DPM 7, 12
I
Iorio, Anthony R., DPM 2
Irwin, Robert A., DPM 12
Isaacson, Ernest, DPM 2
Ivanovs, Ray, DPM 7
J
Jackalone, John A., DPM 12
Jacobs, Louis W., DPM 2
Jarbath, John A., DPM 7, 12
Joshi, Pradip M., DPM 2
Jusma, Francoise D., DPM 7
K
Kaiser, Craig A., DPM 7
Kapadwala, Imtiyaz I., DPM 7
Karpe, David E., DPM 12
Kashefsky, Helene P., DPM 12
Kasminoff, June G., DPM 12
Katz, Alex S., DPM 7
Katzman, Barry, DPM 7
Kessler, Howard N., DPM 12
Kisberg, Stephen, DPM 12
Kitton, Stuart E., DPM 12
Klein, Michael S., DPM 12
Klirsfeld, Jeffrey S., DPM 12
Knobel, Jeffrey, DPM 7
Kohn, Arlene F., DPM 12
Kolberg, John J., DPM 2, 12
Koslow, Paul M., DPM 12
Kumrah, Praveen, DPM 2
L
Lafferty, William A., DPM 7
Lai, Katherine M., DPM 2
Landau, Laurence D., DPM 12
Landy, Robert J., DPM 2, 12
LaRocca, Albert, DPM 12
Larsen, Joseph A., DPM 12
LaSalle, Michael, DPM 2
Lepore, Frank L., DPM 7
Levine, Stanley, DPM 12
Levitsky, David A., DPM 12
Levitz, Steven J., DPM 7
Levy, Brian K., DPM 7
Levy, Denise A., DPM 2
Levy, Paul J., DPM 2
Liswood, Paul J., DPM 7
Livingston, Douglas W., DPM 12
Livingston, Leon B., DPM 13
Livingston, Michael D., DPM 13
Locastro, Robert M., DPM 2
Lok, Jonat, DPM 2
Lopiano, Steven N., DPM 2
Losyev, Sergey, DPM 7
Lucido, Jeffrey V., DPM 7
Lynn, Brian P., DPM 2, 13
M
Mahgerefteh, David, DPM 7, 13
Makower, Bryan L., DPM 7
Mandato, Mark, DPM 7
Mantzoukas, Argirios, DPM 7
Marcelonis, Debra A., DPM 7
Marchese, Nicholas A., DPM 13
Marville, Jillion, MD 3, 7
Masani, Farhan, DPM 13
Matthews, Frederick, DPM 8
McElgun, Terence M., DPM 13
Mckay, Douglas J., DPM 8
Mcshane, William J., DPM 13
Meliso, Vincent D., DPM 8
Meller, Edward P., DPM 8
Meshnick, Joel A., DPM 8, 13
Micallef, Joseph, DPM 8, 13
Moazen, Ali, DPM 13
Mollica, Peter W., DPM 8
Mollica, Raymond J., DPM 8
Montag, Richard M., DPM 13
Montalvo, Luis, DPM 8
Morreale, Edward, DPM 8
N
Nachmann, Dennis S., DPM 3
Naik, Hetal B., DPM 8
Nekritin, Vadim, DPM 8
Nester, Elizabeth M., DPM 13
Nester, Matthew J., DPM 13
Newmark, Alan J., DPM 8
Nezaria, Yehuda, DPM 13
Novofastovsky, Raisa, DPM 8
O
Odinsky, Michael E., DPM 8
Odinsky, Wayne Z., DPM 13
Oliva, Imelda A., DPM 3, 8
Orlando, Anthony, DPM 8
Oropall, Robert, DPM 3
Owusu, Stephen E., DPM 8
P
Pace, George N., DPM 8
Pace, John F., DPM 8
Pannell, Richard, DPM 3
Papa, Philip M., DPM 8
Passik, Arthur L., DPM 8
Pawson, John F., DPM 8
Pecora, Maria, DPM 8
Pedro, Helder F., DPM 8, 13
Perez, Walter H., DPM 8
Peterson, Donald T., DPM 13
Pierre, Nadja M., DPM 8
Pierre, Nedjie, DPM 9
Plotka, Steven D., DPM 3
Posner, Jonathan, DPM 3
Prince, Steven L., DPM 9, 13
Purvin, Jay M., DPM 13
R
Rabiei, Payman, DPM 9
Radler, Bruce L., DPM 9
Rampino, Robert, DPM 3
Ransom, Sherry M., DPM 3
Raskin, Simon, DPM 9
Reifer, Howard J., DPM 9
Richardson, Hugh L., DPM 13
Richman, Tara, DPM 3
Romano, Constance A., DPM 9
Rosen, Alan J., DPM 9
Ross, Charles F., DPM 3
S
Saadvandi, Terence M., DPM 9
Sande, Hervey, DPM 9
Scheiner, David M., DPM 9
Schikman, Lana, DPM 9
Schneidermesser, Susan G., DPM 9
Schulman, Leonard B., DPM 3
Scotti, Lorenzo, DPM 3
Shapiro, Eugene, DPM 9
Shechter, David Z., DPM 9
Shechter, Stuart B., DPM 9
Sherman, Gary, DPM 9
Silberstein, Jeffrey, DPM 9
Silverstein, Alan B., DPM 9
Snyder, Robert S., DPM 3
Spector, Donald, DPM 3
Spellman, Dean S., DPM 3
Spielfogel, William D., DPM 9
Spilken, Terry, DPM 3
Spindler, Harlan, DPM 9
Stanimirov, Catherine, DPM 9
Steiner, Richard M., DPM 3, 9
Stern, Stuart M., DPM 3
Strassman, David, DPM 3
Strassman, Lawrence, DPM 3
Stuto, Joseph C., DPM 9
T
Tabari, Issac, DPM 3
Tajerstein, Alan R., DPM 9
Tanenbaum, Mark, DPM 9
Tartack, Ira, DPM 9
Tavroff, Clifford D., DPM 9
Thompson, Michael, DPM 3
Trepal, Michael J., DPM 9
Trivlis, Maryann Z., DPM 9
U
Unger, Leslie M., DPM 9
V
Vader, Bonnie, DPM 9
Velasco, Debra, DPM 3
Vincetic, Anto, DPM 3
Vitale, Thomas, DPM 3
W
Waiss, Samuel M., DPM 9
Wallach, Jacob B., DPM 9
Walter, Eric G., DPM 3
Wexler, Craig, DPM 3
Winston, Wayne, DPM 4
Wolstein, Lewis, DPM 4
Wolstein, Peter D., DPM 4
Woltman, Robert T., DPM 4, 10
Z
Zonenashvili, Merabi, DPM 10
Zwiebel, Neil S., DPM 10

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349336P
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178750P
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Bronx, NY 10457
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Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-6105
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Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-8695
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Center, Saint Catharines
General Hospital, St Barnabas
Hospital
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Goldenberg, Perry Z.,
DPM
231271P
3250 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 328-3668
St Barnabas Hospital
Goldstein, Harold L.,
DPM
187909P
2016 Bronxdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-8695
37017P
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4422 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-6105
371962P
St Barnabas Ambulatory C
4487 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-6488
371965P
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Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 960-3933
371966P
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Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 220-2020
St Barnabas Hospital, United
Hospital Medical Center (NY),
White Plains Hospital Center
Speaks SpanishItalian
Gramuglia, Vincent J.,
DPM
216990P
Mercy Community Care
4234 Bronx Blvd
Bronx, NY 10466
(347) 341-4300
49500P
AllMed Medical & Rehab
4377 Bronx Blvd
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 325-0700
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667 E 233rd St
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 430-6066
M1576P
3795 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 828-3333
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
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Greiff, Lance, DPM
354487P
3333 Henry Hudson Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 601-2100
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), New
York Flushing Hospital &
Medical Center, Parkway
Hospital
Gutierrez, David, DPM
M1570P
2100 Bartow Ave
Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 320-0200
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Harris, Carl F., DPM
201401P
Lincoln Med & Mental Hlth
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Harlem Hospital Center,
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center
Herman, Craig P., DPM
227774P
Advanced Foot Care
3396 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 409-2121
300046P
Bronx Health Center
975 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 991-9250
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Iorio, Anthony R., DPM
357778P
HHC-Lincoln M&MH Center
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center, Metropolitan
Hospital Center
Isaacson, Ernest, DPM
341669P
Parkchester Family Foot
1340 Metropolitan Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-3338
Beth Israel Medical Center
(Petrie Campus), Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center
Speaks Hebrew
Jacobs, Louis W., DPM
36524P
4240 Hutchinson River Pkwy
E
Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 671-2233
Speaks SpanishHungarian
Joshi, Pradip M., DPM
36975P
1963A Daly Ave
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 617-6141
39978P
1650 Selwyn Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 590-1800
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
Center - Fulton Division, Our
Lady of Mercy Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Kolberg, John J., DPM
351082P
1387 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 992-9918
New Island Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Kumrah, Praveen, DPM
187664P
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Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 299-7295
214484P
Uptown HealthCare Mgmt
1778 Jerome Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 764-1661
221984P
1807 Randall Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 617-2468
New York Westchester Square
Me, Our Lady of Mercy
Medical Center
Speaks HindiPunjabi
LaSalle, Michael, DPM
200845P
Lincoln Medical & Mental
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center
Lai, Katherine M., DPM
37068P
Center for Podiatric Care
1500 Astor Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 882-6881
Beth Israel Medical Center
(Petrie Campus), Mount Sinai
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center
Landy, Robert J., DPM
37072P
1340 Metropolitan Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-3338
Massapequa General Hospital,
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, Parkway Hospital,
Southside Hospital, Winthrop
University Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Levy, Denise A., DPM
141439P
Hyperbaric Unit
111 E 210th St
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-6655
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div)
Speaks Spanish
Levy, Paul J., DPM
169192P
2545 Wallace Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 231-2500
36736P
2539 Fish Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 231-2500
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Our Lady
of Mercy Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Locastro, Robert M.,
DPM
124212P
731 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 893-7773
Southside Hospital, St
Barnabas Hospital, St
Catherine of Siena, St
Catherine of Sienna Medical
Center
Lok, Jonat, DPM
227010P
East Tremont Medical Ctr
930 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 860-1111
New York Downtown Hospital
(Beekman), Our Lady of Mercy
Medical Center
Lopiano, Steven N., DPM
36777P
3108 Kingsbridge Ave
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 548-1102
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center
Speaks SpanishItalian
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
Lynn, Brian P., DPM
38157P
Ctr for Ortho Specialty
1695 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 405-8430
38159P
MAP - Dept. of Ortho Surg
3400 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-2060
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, Montefiore Med Ctr
(Henry & Lucy Moses Div)
Speaks Spanish
Marville, Jillion, MD
179966P
Morris Heights Hlth Ctr
625 E 137th St
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 401-6578
49882P
Morris Heights Hlth Cntr
85 W Burnside Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 716-4400
Nachmann, Dennis S.,
DPM
188735P
Urgent Foot Care,PC
3594 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 597-5800
37260P
Urgent Foot Care PC
3058 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 409-0500
37261P
1216 Beach Ave
Bronx, NY 10472
(718) 597-1107
40448P
326 E 204th St
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 655-3410
53065P
1387 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 992-9918
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
Center - Fulton Division,
Montefiore Med Ctr (Jack D
Weiler Hosp of A Einst), New
York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Oliva, Imelda A., DPM
357238P
HHC Morrisania D & T Ctr
1225 Gerard Ave
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 960-2781
357786P
HHC-Lincoln M&MH Center
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Kings County Hospital Center,
Metropolitan Hospital Center,
Morrisania Hospital
Speaks TagalogSpanish
Oropall, Robert, DPM
142725P
Metropolitan Podiatry Ass
667 E 233rd St
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 430-6066
18943P
820 Lydig Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 792-5900
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center
Speaks German
Pannell, Richard, DPM
288046P
HHC-Morrisania D &TC
1225 Gerard Ave
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 960-2781
Harlem Hospital Center,
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Plotka, Steven D., DPM
200379P
HHC Lincoln Hospital
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center, Mount Sinai
Medical Center, Raritan Bay
Medcal Center, Robert Wood
Johnson University Hosp.
Speaks Spanish
Posner, Jonathan, DPM
105432P
Jonathan Posner, DPM
360 E 193rd St
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 933-2400
105434P
Jonathan Posner, DPM
1621 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 405-8040
143124P
MMG - CHCC
305 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-2500
P0052P
2532 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 960-1500
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div)
Rampino, Robert, DPM
157922P
North Central Bronx Hosp
3424 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 519-3630
157925P
Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Pkwy S
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-5700
Coney Island Hospital
Ransom, Sherry M., DPM
198963P
Derm & Surgery Associates
3620 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 792-4700
Mount Vernon Hospital
Richman, Tara, DPM
364345P
Tej Podiatric Group P.C.
1963-A Daly Ave
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 617-6141
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
Center - Fulton Division
Ross, Charles F., DPM
3113966P
HHC-Lincoln Med & Mntl HC
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center, Metropolitan
Hospital Center
Schulman, Leonard B.,
DPM
36464P
MMC-Family Care Center
3444 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-2273
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div)
Scotti, Lorenzo, DPM
36715P
North Central Bronx Hosp
3424 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 519-3589
51545P
Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Pkwy S
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-7224
Coney Island Hospital, Jacobi
Medical Center, North Central
Bronx Hospital
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Snyder, Robert S., DPM
46604P
3867 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 792-8790
Forest Hills Hospital, Parkway
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Spector, Donald, DPM
36812P
Cambridge Podiatry Center
259 W 231st St
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 548-3080
St Joseph's Medical
Center-Yonkers
Spellman, Dean S., DPM
381596P
Middletown Podiatry Assoc
1200 Waters Pl
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 863-5511
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center
Spilken, Terry, DPM
200471P
HHC Lincoln Hospital
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center
Steiner, Richard M., DPM
188831P
3530 Henry Hudson Pkwy E
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 548-3550
379697P
Kingsbridge Community Med
170 W 233rd St
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 543-0700
SVCMC-St Vincents Manhattan
Stern, Stuart M., DPM
36652P
Morris Park Podiatry
1015 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-3737
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Strassman, David, DPM
349822P
MMC - Dept of Surgery
111 E 210th St
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-6603
Montefiore Med Ctr (Jack D
Weiler Hosp of A Einst), New
York Methodist Hospital, New
York Westchester Square
Medical Center
Strassman, Lawrence,
DPM
358330P
MMC - Eastern Vascular
1825 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 792-8115
Montefiore Med Ctr (Jack D
Weiler Hosp of A Einst), New
York Westchester Square
Medical Center
Tabari, Issac, DPM
208998P
108 E 183rd St
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 295-4600
Lutheran Medical Center,
Nassau University Medical
Center
Speaks FARSI,
EASTERNPersian
Thompson, Michael, DPM
36705P
2574 Frisby Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 892-8382
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Our Lady
of Mercy Medical Center
Velasco, Debra, DPM
201409P
HHC Lincoln Hospital
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
214314P
Segundo Ruiz Belvis DTC
545 E 142nd St
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 579-4000
288345P
HHC-Morrisania D &TC
1225 Gerard Ave
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 960-2781
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center, Metropolitan
Hospital Center
Speaks Spanish
Vincetic, Anto, DPM
231369P
3635 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 409-0400
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div), Mount
Vernon Hospital
Speaks Croatian
Vitale, Thomas, DPM
201089P
HHC Lincoln Hospital
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center
Walter, Eric G., DPM
142727P
Metropolitan Podiatry Ass
667 E 233rd St
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 430-6066
357174P
1619 Pelham Pkwy N
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 665-3410
36967P
Bronx Foot Rehab Assoc.
326 E 204th St
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 655-3410
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center, SJRH -
St Johns Division, St Barnabas
Hospital
Speaks German
Specialist
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
PODIATRY (Continued)
Wexler, Craig, DPM
36647P
2391 Arthur Ave
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 365-4141
Newton Memorial Hospital,
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center
Winston, Wayne, DPM
359588P
Signature Health Center
220 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 537-1100
Forest Hills Hospital
Wolstein, Lewis, DPM
42408P
100-1 De Kruif Pl
Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 671-7226
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, United
Hospital Medical Center (NY),
White Plains Hospital Center
Speaks Spanish
Wolstein, Peter D., DPM
19917P
1340 Metropolitan Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-3338
Speaks SpanishTagalog
Woltman, Robert T., DPM
174899P
1488 Metropolitan Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 823-6239
174900P
Wellness Medical Asso
1180 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 863-8465
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, New York Westchester
Square Me, Peninsula Hospital
Center
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
PODIATRY
Amante, Gregory, DPM
199177P
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Amico, Susan G., DPM
184838P
SL Quality Care Diagnosti
9708 Seaview Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 444-0520
184843P
SL Quality Care Diagnosti
1902 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 621-9400
184852P
SL Quality Care Diagnosti
1220 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 376-1004
49812P
9731 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 836-1800
SVCMC-St Vincents Staten
Island, Staten Island University
Hosp-North, Victory Memorial
Hospital
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Archer, Jean V., DPM
105663P
Brookdale Family Care Ctr
2554 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 240-8600
40532P
Jamaica Hosp Medical Ctr
3080 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 647-0240
Jamaica Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Aronica, Frank R., DPM
36667P
20 Plaza St E
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-6387
Catholic Medical Center (NY),
Long Island College Hospital
Speaks SpanishItalian
Assini, Joseph, DPM
36727P
8616 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 948-3838
Doctors Hosp. of Staten Island,
Lutheran Medical Center,
Staten Island University
Hosp-North, Victory Memorial
Hospital
Speaks Italian
Babayev, Emil, DPM
224479P
Perloff Medical PC
2626 E 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 368-2626
37241P
Professional Medical Plaz
2269 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 339-8200
46696P
421 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 287-4200
Lutheran Medical Center, New
York Methodist Hospital
Speaks Russian
Baird, William T., DPM
37008P
Plaza Foot Care, PC
5412 Kings Plz Mall
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 377-1212
Peninsula Hospital Center
Speaks
SpanishFrenchRussian
Barkoff, Steven L., DPM
36921P
248 Roebling St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-0505
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), New
York Methodist Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Barone, Salvatore A.,
DPM
36884P
1601 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 646-5553
Lutheran Medical Center
Speaks SpanishGerman
Bartol, David M., DPM
139333P
North Star Orthopedics
1408 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 338-0909
59239P
North Star Orthopedics
2615 E 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 745-8787
59240P
North Star Orthopedics
26 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11242
(718) 935-0311
M6958P
1000 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 826-4000
M6958P
740 64th St
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 439-2000
Parkway Hospital
Bass, Elliot L., DPM
36493P
2381 E 29th St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 743-1400
49605P
Elliot L Bass, MD
2 W End Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-2900
Bass, Fara D., DPM
50123P
2 W End Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-1400
M100
2381 E 29th St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 743-1400
New York Methodist Hospital
Speaks Yiddish
Bell, Burt L., DPM
105602P
7608 20th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 837-8003
113259P
3065 Brighton 5Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 332-2722
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Benzakein, Ralph, DPM
36761P
2241 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 998-1375
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Speaks
ArabicHebrewRussianSpani
sh
Bienenfeld, Jay D., DPM
47072P
165 Taylor St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-0753
Peninsula Hospital Center
Speaks
SpanishHebrewYiddish
Birch, Gregory M., DPM
36595P
6419 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 232-6737
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Bover, Elina, DPM
353725P
A. Amerimed Physician P.C
1655 E 13th St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 339-3100
353726P
A. Amerimed Physician P.C
1100 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 434-7533
New York Methodist Hospital
Speaks AbkhazianAfam
(Oromo)
Braun, Suzanne G., DPM
142989P
2171 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 758-8920
359508P
710 Parkside Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 270-2075
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Speaks SpanishItalian
Breth, Evan G., DPM
49200P
Evan G. Breth, DPM
2352 Ralph Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 251-0200
M1550P
263 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 369-8080
M1551P
United Medical Assoc
9001 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 748-2900
M1552P
7124 18th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 234-3333
Lutheran Medical Center, New
York Methodist Hospital
Bushansky, Abe A., DPM
231380P
734 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 493-5986
37057P
711 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 493-5986
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Interfaith
Medical Center, Parkway
Hospital
Butters, Marva, DPM
343047P
158 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 783-4780
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Kings
County Hospital Center
Buxbaum, Frederick D.,
DPM
36540P
1501 W 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 837-0442
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn, New York
Methodist Hospital, Parkway
Hospital
Buzermanis, Steven Z.,
DPM
57282P
1230 Neptune Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 615-3200
57282P
3245 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 615-3777
57282P
345 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-6300
Campbell, Douglas E.,
DPM
37122P
MAIMONDES MED CTR
BROOKLYN, NY 11219
(718) 283-7593
54942P
4801 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 853-7469
54944P
241 Willoughby St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 853-7469
Maimonides Medical Center
Caprioni, Enrico P., DPM
163554P
326 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 369-7192
New York Methodist Hospital
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Carlton, Lawrence S.,
DPM
36731P
1981 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 338-8715
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus)
Castillo, Dennis E., DPM
0X190P
345 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 783-7300
105747P
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 783-7300
376722P
SUNY Downstate Med Ctr
840 Lefferts Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 783-7300
376724P
SUNY Downstate Med Ctr
445 Lenox Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 783-7300
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Interfaith
Medical Center, Kingsbrook
Jewish Medical Center,
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Speaks Spanish
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
)
Charlot, Giznola J., DPM
358034P
HHC-Kings County Hospital
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3325
Jacobi Medical Center, Kings
County Hospital Center, North
Central Bronx Hospital
Cheng, Tung W., DPM
36670P
299 Livingston St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 624-2150
Speaks Chinese
Chopra, Jaideep, DPM
283717P
Medical Office
462 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 856-6010
284749P
1324 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 774-5224
362592P
710 Parkside Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 270-2045
363451P
University Phys of Bklyn
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2045
Staten Island University
Hosp-North, University
Hospital of Brooklyn
Speaks Hindi
Cicio, Gary, DPM
36673P
142 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-3003
Beth Israel Med Ctr (Kings
Hwy Division), Long Island
College Hospital, New York
Downtown Hospital (Beekman)
Cohen, Greg E., DPM
168309P
142 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-3003
Cabrini Medical Center, Long
Island College Hospital
Cohen, Richard B., DPM
36732P
1331 E 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 375-3400
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus)
D'Amato, Theodore A.,
DPM
369717P
9731 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 745-3177
Staten Island University
Hosp-North, Victory Memorial
Hospital
D'Angelo, Nicholas A.,
DPM
M1613P
6511 20th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 837-7300
New York Methodist Hospital
Speaks Italian
Dacher, Jeffrey, DPM
36847P
3901 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 648-9104
Woodhull Medical & Mental
Health Ctr
Speaks Yiddish
Daniel, Lawrence B.,
DPM
10292P
2832 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 240-2000
58558P
Lawrence B. Daniel, DPM
1576 E 66th St
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 241-3803
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus),
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div), Montefiore
Med Ctr (Jack D Weiler Hosp
of A Einst)
DeMeo, James R., DPM
169482P
1545 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 613-4856
Cabrini Medical Center,
Interfaith Medical Center,
Mount Vernon Hospital, SJRH -
St Johns Division
DeSantos, Pasquale, DPM
371165P
HHC-Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Dennis, Lester N., DPM
50225P
746 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-4404
Catholic Medical Center (NY),
New York Flushing Hospital &
Medical Center, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, St Joseph's Hospital
Division, CMC, United
Hospital Medical Center (NY),
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Dharia, Sumit S., DPM
349314P
552 Saint Marks Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(516) 359-3339
Speaks Gujarati
Dixit, Chaitanya V., DPM
229092P
NY Medical Associates
98 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 372-0500
39505P
1700 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 692-1120
M1245P
2235 W 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 372-0400
Jamaica Hospital, New York
Methodist Hospital, Our Lady
of Mercy Medical Center
Speaks SpanishHindiItalian
Donovan, Glenn J., DPM
348058P
HHC-Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital
Dorazi, Stephen T., DPM
144643P
374 Stockholm St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 963-7233
Franklin Hospital, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, New York United
Hospital Medic, Sound Shore
Medical Center of Westchester,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Ehrlich, Josh C., DPM
341691P
Astrocare Medical Center
1669 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 467-7200
36823P
1651 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 382-2221
49886P
1535 51st St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 436-8886
Maimonides Medical Center,
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Speaks
HebrewYiddishRussian
Einhorn, Jill L., DPM
36976P
2616 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 891-2706
Beth Israel Med Ctr (Kings
Hwy Division), Maimonides
Medical Center
Fagen, Leonard, DPM
36474P
1390 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11239
(718) 642-2088
Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Falcone, Jeffrey J., DPM
168454P
8012 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 745-5600
New York Methodist Hospital
Ficke, Henry, DPM
177873P
2875 W 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 266-3131
288626P
444 Avenue X, Ste 1E
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 375-1616
288630P
2015 Bath Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 375-1616
Long Beach Memorial Hospital
Speaks
GermanItalianSpanish
Friedlander, Bruce W.,
DPM
229664P
567 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 840-0220
Long Island College Hospital
Speaks SpanishFrench
Ganjian, Afshin, DPM
37177P
146 Sheridan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 235-6100
Coney Island Hospital, St
Joseph's Hospital Division,
CMC
Speaks
PersianSpanishRussianItalia
n
Garofalo, Alfred A.,
DPM
226023P
Woodhull Med & Ment HC
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-5889
Bellevue Hospital Center,
Gouverneur Hospital, Woodhull
Medical & Mental Health Ctr
Gaudino, Salvatore C.,
DPM
114762P
Boro Medical, PC
540 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-4900
37094P
Bensonhurst Fam. Foot Ctr
7819 18th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 234-7054
51018P
Bensonhurst Family Foot
420 74th St
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 836-1017
Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Parkway Hospital, Queens
Hospital Center
Geiger, Arthur, DPM
52948P
Kings County Hospital Ctr
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3325
Kings County Hospital Center
George, Thomas, DPM
197909P
888 Fountain Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 235-0574
Hempstead General Hospital
Med Ctr., New York
Westchester Square Medical
Center
Gertsik, Vladimir V., DPM
193957P
Gertsik Podiatry< PC
415 Ocean View Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 934-4842
New York Methodist Hospital
Speaks Russian
Giammarino, Philip A.,
DPM
149919P
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
199181P
HHC-Sheepshead Bay Ctr
3121 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 646-9190
36584P
8607 21st Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 266-1986
Coney Island Hospital,
Lutheran Medical Center
Speaks SpanishItalian
Glockenberg, Aaron,
DPM
36620P
Kings County Hospital Ctr
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3325
Kings County Hospital Center,
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center, St
Barnabas Hospital, Union
Hospital of the Bronx (closed)
Speaks PolishHebrew
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
Goldman, Gershon A.,
DPM
372901P
Fayn Medical PC
1517 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 648-2491
Forest Hills Hospital, Parkway
Hospital
Speaks
HebrewFrenchYiddishSpanis
h
Goldstein, Israel, DPM
169498P
Ezra Medical Center
571 McDonald Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 686-7600
228018P
468 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 693-0578
Speaks
YiddishRussianRomanianHe
brew
Gonzalez, Ivan, DPM
137870P
East New York D & TC
2094 Pitkin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 240-0400
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Kings
County Hospital Center, St
Joseph's Hospital Division,
CMC, University Hospital of
Brooklyn
Speaks
SpanishFrenchPortugueseIt
alian
Goodman, Warren J., DPM
213648P
Kings Highway Podiatry
380 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 376-3077
Victory Memorial Hospital
Speaks FrenchSpanish
Greenbaum, Bruce R.,
DPM
P0058P
3000 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 265-2600
Staten Island University
Hosp-North, Staten Island
University Hosp-South
Guberman, Ronald M.,
DPM
144825P
Wound Healing & Hyperbar
374 Stockholm St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 381-8402
FLUSHING HOSPITAL
MEDICAL CENTER, Franklin
Hospital, Jackson Heights
Hospital Division (closed),
Sound Shore Medical Center of
Westchester, Wyckoff Heights
Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Gventer, Mark, DPM
49889P
434 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-7583
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Speaks RussianSpanish
Habib, Henry, DPM
44484P
8000 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 833-8136
SVCMC-St Vincents Manhattan
Speaks ItalianArabic
Heller, David P., DPM
36550P
843 Utica Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 345-8923
49818P
2124 Knapp St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 743-4121
Interfaith Medical Center
Herman, Craig P., DPM
363912P
94-98 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-0390
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Horowitz, Mitchell L.,
DPM
123582P
Quality Health Center Inc
138 Division Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-2408
Ivanovs, Ray, DPM
226092P
Woodhull Med & Ment HC
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-5889
Woodhull Medical & Mental
Health Ctr
Jarbath, John A., DPM
155825P
2051 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 677-1000
Forest Hills Hospital, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, Parkway Hospital,
Peninsula Hospital Center
Speaks FrenchCreoles and
pidgins, French-based
(Other)
Jusma, Francoise D., DPM
221129P
Cumberland D & T Ctr
100 N Portland Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 260-7500
221130P
Woodhull Med & Ment HC
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-5889
M4204P
100 Parkside Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 940-5288
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Woodhull
Medical & Mental Health Ctr
Speaks FrenchCreoles and
pidgins, French-based
(Other)
Kaiser, Craig A., DPM
361854P
1220 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 376-1004
361888P
19-02 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 621-9400
361892P
9708 Seaview Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 444-0520
37134P
465 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 941-3796
Maimonides Medical Center,
New York Methodist Hospital
Kapadwala, Imtiyaz I.,
DPM
37207P
220 A. Saint Nicholas Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 418-8540
50700P
2848 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 703-3000
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center, Wyckoff Heights
Medical Center
Speaks UrduHindi
Katz, Alex S., DPM
291819P
2797 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 615-4444
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Speaks
RussianHebrewSpanish
Katzman, Barry, DPM
M0791P
233 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 826-5900
New York Flushing Hospital &
Medical Center, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, Parkway Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Knobel, Jeffrey, DPM
M4199P
1636 E 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 336-1800
M4200P
662 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 336-1800
Beth Israel Medical Center
(Petrie Campus), Brookdale
Hospital Medical Center,
Jamaica Hospital
Speaks RussianYiddish
Lafferty, William A., DPM
355861P
858 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5574
SVCMC-St Vincents Staten
Island, Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Lepore, Frank L., DPM
194379P
349 Henry St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-8104
Catholic Medical Center (NY),
Long Island College Hospital,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Levitz, Steven J., DPM
371880P
3010 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 258-1820
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Wyckoff
Heights Medical Center
Levy, Brian K., DPM
109695P
1390 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11239
(718) 642-2088
Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center, Kingsbrook Jewish
Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Liswood, Paul J., DPM
37131P
Comprehensive Podiatry Sv
7212 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 745-0256
53864P
506 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 780-5850
Lutheran Medical Center, New
York Methodist Hospital
Speaks RussianSpanish
Losyev, Sergey, DPM
173305P
2005 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 645-4324
Lutheran Medical Center
Speaks Russian
Lucido, Jeffrey V., DPM
36833P
441 77th St
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 745-3800
54176P
150 55th St
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 630-7095
Doctors Hosp. of Staten Island,
Lutheran Medical Center
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Mahgerefteh, David, DPM
349781P
4405 16th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 633-8662
Parkway Hospital
Speaks Yiddish
Makower, Bryan L., DPM
100861P
Downstate Foot &Ankle Pod
121 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-8753
101467P
176 Fenimore St
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 940-0400
36786P
100 Parkside Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 768-1906
54693P
Downstate Foot & Ankle Po
322 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 768-1906
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), New
York Methodist Hospital
Speaks SpanishFrench
Mandato, Mark, DPM
298290P
HHC-Kings County Hospital
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3325
Kings County Hospital Center,
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Mantzoukas, Argirios,
DPM
221092P
HHC-Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital
Speaks Greek, Modern
(1453-)
Marcelonis, Debra A.,
DPM
173195P
465 New Lots Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 240-8900
Jamaica Hospital
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
PODIATRY (Continued)
Marville, Jillion, MD
49868P
353 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 221-9244
Matthews, Frederick, DPM
302146P
Frederick Matthew DPM
1641 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 778-2938
Interfaith Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Mckay, Douglas J., DPM
54837P
1704 Mermaid Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 265-0900
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Meliso, Vincent D., DPM
212393P
1029 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 383-3377
37004P
Lorimer Foot Care
411 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 383-2518
New York Methodist Hospital
Speaks Italian
Meller, Edward P., DPM
112287P
Ambulatory Care Clinic
1 Brookdale Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 240-5045
112288P
Urban Strategies
1873 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 240-8700
Jamaica Hospital, St Joseph's
Hospital Division, CMC
Meshnick, Joel A., DPM
105804P
Kings Country Medical Doc
2705 Mermaid Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 265-2222
191516P
2876 W 27th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 265-2222
57875P
ODA Primary Health Care
14-16 Heyward St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 260-4600
Lutheran Medical Center,
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Micallef, Joseph, DPM
106156P
1095 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 240-8800
Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center, Forest Hills Hospital,
Jamaica Hospital, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens
Mollica, Peter W., DPM
36634P
8223 14th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 875-9357
36635P
410 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 875-9357
36636P
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5481
Interfaith Medical Center,
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center, New York Methodist
Hospital
Speaks Italian
Mollica, Raymond J.,
DPM
36621P
8223 14th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 236-2871
50026P
Raymond J Mollica, MD
410 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 875-1105
Catholic Medical Center (NY),
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center, Lutheran Medical
Center, New York Methodist
Hospital
Montalvo, Luis, DPM
37021P
7523 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 745-7266
Lutheran Medical Center,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Morreale, Edward, DPM
0X185P
736 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 437-9343
SVCMC-St Vincents Manhattan
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Naik, Hetal B., DPM
113873P
Lafayette Med Office PC
468 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 399-6234
145498P
1417 Foster Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 421-6300
37256P
121 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-8753
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Lutheran
Medical Center, Maimonides
Medical Center
Speaks
HindiGujaratiSpanishUrdu
Nekritin, Vadim, DPM
294087P
2306 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 769-8210
St John's Episcopal Hospital
Speaks Russian
Newmark, Alan J., DPM
36637P
34 Plaza St E
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 857-9004
54470P
372 Kingston Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 604-0675
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus)
Speaks
SpanishHebrewFrench
Novofastovsky, Raisa, DPM
214483P
1812 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 382-1773
37025P
3066 Brighton 6
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 382-1773
37026P
8622 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-2121
51725P
All Medical Care L.L.P.
8622 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-2121
Lutheran Medical Center, New
York Community Hospital of
Brooklyn
Speaks Russian
Odinsky, Michael E.,
DPM
P0019P
200 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 422-8000
P0019P
546 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 604-4800
Oliva, Imelda A., DPM
139001P
Kings County Hospital Ctr
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3325
Kings County Hospital Center,
Metropolitan Hospital Center,
Morrisania Hospital
Speaks TagalogSpanish
Orlando, Anthony, DPM
371187P
HHC-Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital, Forest
Hills Hospital, Lutheran
Medical Center, North Shore
University Hospital
Owusu, Stephen E., DPM
208624P
434 Rockaway Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 346-2628
37081P
Mount Zion Podiatry,PC
106 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 385-2085
Jamaica Hospital, St Joseph's
Hospital Division, CMC
Pace, George N., DPM
373411P
Manhattan Footcare
133 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 330-1117
Cabrini Medical Center, Long
Island College Hospital, New
York Downtown Hospital, New
York Downtown Hospital
(Beekman)
Speaks Spanish
Pace, John F., DPM
45625P
John F. Pace, MD
398 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 834-0909
Long Island College Hospital,
SVCMC-Bayley Seton
Papa, Philip M., DPM
141176P
Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital
Passik, Arthur L., DPM
45847P
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
Coney Island Hospital,
Massapequa General Hospital,
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks SpanishItalianGreek,
Modern (1453-)
Pawson, John F., DPM
134403P
9229 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 257-1444
202015P
Bay Park Medical, PC
6403 18th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 621-0800
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Speaks
SpanishRussianChineseHeb
rew
Pecora, Maria, DPM
40587P
3245 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 615-3777
Forest Hills Hospital, Jamaica
Hospital, New York Hospital
Medical Center of Queens, St
Joseph's Hospital, St Joseph's
Hospital Division, CMC
Speaks Spanish
Pedro, Helder F., DPM
339019P
Family Physician FHC
5616 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 439-5440
339024P
Caribbean American FHC
3414 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 940-9425
54244P
Sunset Park Family Health
150 55th St
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 630-7208
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, Lutheran Medical
Center
Perez, Walter H., DPM
114659P
Advanced Walkin Foot CAre
2146 Beverley Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 675-1100
216489P
2919 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 336-4390
38123P
Advanced WalkIn Foot Care
1214 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 677-7700
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Interfaith
Medical Center, Jamaica
Hospital
Speaks
SpanishRussianTurkish
Pierre, Nadja M., DPM
225911P
Woodhull Med & Ment HC
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-5889
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Woodhull
Medical & Mental Health Ctr
Speaks French
Pierre, Nedjie, DPM
145469P
552 Saint Marks Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 398-8700
37250P
3400 Snyder Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 693-4060
37251P
The Brooklyn Hospital Cen
121 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 488-3708
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus)
Speaks FrenchCreoles and
pidgins, French-based
(Other)
Prince, Steven L., DPM
125224P
JHMC DTC - East New York
3080 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 647-0240
Jamaica Hospital, V A Hospital
- St. Albans
Rabiei, Payman, DPM
214667P
Metropolitan Foot Care PC
94-13 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 649-6464
58033P
Metropolitan Foot Care PC
3309 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 209-0013
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center, Long Island Jewish
Medical Center, Parkway
Hospital
Speaks HebrewPersian
Radler, Bruce L., DPM
36518P
6416 17th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 236-2821
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Raskin, Simon, DPM
377535P
Simon Raskin, DPM, P.C.
1409 Gravesend Neck Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 332-7771
Reifer, Howard J., DPM
152842P
1670 E 17th St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 382-9200
174814P
2433 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(917) 974-8726
174816P
3059 Brighton 13Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(917) 974-8726
198147P
Quentin Medical, PC
280 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 336-4499
217778P
157 York St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-0333
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Kings
County Hospital Center
Speaks Spanish
Romano, Constance A.,
DPM
36902P
386 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-9870
Cabrini Medical Center,
Interfaith Medical Center
Speaks Italian
Rosen, Alan J., DPM
36933P
5402 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 444-3338
Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center
Saadvandi, Terence M.,
DPM
349531P
Physicare Multi Services
150 55th St
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 253-3900
349532P
Nostrand Community Medica
220 13th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 769-4988
349533P
Brighton Community Medica
9000 Shore Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 646-5500
Lutheran Medical Center
Speaks Arabic
Sande, Hervey, DPM
52950P
Kings County Hospital Ctr
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3325
Kings County Hospital Center
Scheiner, David M., DPM
208600P
Good Health Medical, P.C.
3019 Brighton 1St St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-9700
Brunswick Hospital Center Inc,
South Nassau Comm. Hospital,
South Nassau Communities
Hosp., South Nassau
Communities Hospital,
Winthrop University Hospital
Speaks RussianSpanish
Schikman, Lana, DPM
359328P
Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5388
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center
Speaks Russian
Schneidermesser, Susan
G., DPM
37048P
18 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 398-7593
37049P
894 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 778-7311
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Shapiro, Eugene, DPM
36841P
301 Ocean View Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 332-2582
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Speaks Russian
Shechter, David Z., DPM
49893P
3066 Brighton 6Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-0111
New York Hospital Medical
Center of Queens, St Joseph's
Hospital Division, CMC,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Shechter, Stuart B., DPM
49678P
Stuart B Shechter, MD
3066 Brighton 6Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-0111
Island Medical Center (NY)_
Sherman, Gary, DPM
M4643P
7902 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 236-7520
Maimonides Medical Center,
New York Downtown Hospital
(Beekman), SVCMC-St Vincents
Staten Island
Silberstein, Jeffrey, DPM
36639P
1367 51st St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 438-4305
Speaks YiddishSpanish
Silverstein, Alan B., DPM
36642P
1185 Dean St
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 774-2740
Interfaith Medical Center
Spielfogel, William D.,
DPM
36935P
Hamilton Podiatry PC
369 93rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 680-6276
Columbia-Presbyterian
Medical Center
Spindler, Harlan, DPM
36541P
5412 Kings Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 377-1212
Peninsula Hospital Center,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Speaks
FrenchRussianSpanish
Stanimirov, Catherine,
DPM
112328P
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
137433P
Ida G Irael Comm Hlth Ctr
2201 Neptune Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 946-3400
Coney Island Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Steiner, Richard M., DPM
101731P
2811 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 648-5609
SVCMC-St Vincents Manhattan
Stuto, Joseph C., DPM
36813P
100 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-7537
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Long
Island College Hospital, New
York Community Hospital of
Brooklyn
Tajerstein, Alan R., DPM
36951P
1335 54th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 972-5000
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus)
Speaks YiddishHebrew
Tanenbaum, Mark, DPM
36644P
1648 E 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 627-0585
Tartack, Ira, DPM
187670P
Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 616-4331
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn, Our Lady of Mercy
Medical Center
Speaks
ItalianSpanishRussian
Tavroff, Clifford D., DPM
P0038P
233 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 826-5900
Trepal, Michael J., DPM
183218P
115 Henry St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-8022
Long Island College Hospital,
Metropolitan Hospital Center,
New York Downtown Hospital
(Beekman), SVCMC-St Vincents
Manhattan
Trivlis, Maryann Z., DPM
216717P
248 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 945-0770
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus)
Speaks Greek, Modern
(1453-)
Unger, Leslie M., DPM
36470P
1405 46th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 438-8717
49514P
Lesie M Unger, MD
2315 Mermaid Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 373-1820
Maimonides Medical Center
Speaks SpanishYiddish
Vader, Bonnie, DPM
36966P
621 Amboy St
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 345-2935
Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center, Forest Hills Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Waiss, Samuel M., DPM
351219P
2223 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 375-6096
New York Community Hospital
of Brooklyn
Speaks HebrewYiddish
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
PODIATRY (Continued)
Wallach, Jacob B., DPM
15739P
2108 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 951-6399
Maimonides Medical Center
Woltman, Robert T., DPM
205506P
Lyudmila Cavalier Physici
9014 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 209-5353
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, New York Westchester
Square Me, Peninsula Hospital
Center
Zonenashvili, Merabi,
DPM
293458P
201 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 621-1811
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Speaks
RussianGeorgianSpanish
Zwiebel, Neil S., DPM
363102P
420 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-3668
Cabrini Medical Center, Long
Island College Hospital
Kings
PODIATRY
Abeles, Jay, DPM
36958P
4136 Hicksville Rd
Bethpage, NY 11714
(516) 796-2900
Massapequa General Hospital,
New Island Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Abrahamson, Hal, DPM
54152P
100 Manetto Hill Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 822-9595
Catholic Medical Center (NY),
Forest Hills Hospital
Speaks Hebrew
Alongi, Maryanne, DPM
36724P
226 7th St
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 248-9680
Franklin Hospital ,
Massapequa General Hospital,
New Island Hospital
Amato, Richard, DPM
343044P
R.A. Podiatry, P.C.
2116 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
(516) 378-9191
New Island Hospital
Axman, Wayne R., DPM
179959P
70 Maple Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 536-3336
182388P
1420 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 374-8600
Long Beach Memorial
Hospital, Long Island Jewish
Medical Center, Mount Sinai
Hospital, Mount Sinai of
Queens, New York Hospital
Medical, South Nassau
Communities Hospital
Speaks SpanishGreek,
Modern (1453-)
Bagner, Jerome E., DPM
36499P
30 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 764-6800
49647P
165 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 746-6800
New Island Hospital
Speaks
YiddishItalianJapaneseSpani
sh
Balboa, Henry M., DPM
36506P
100 Manetto Hill Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 822-9595
Forest Hills Hospital, New
Island Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Barbaro, Thomas, DPM
36883P
706 Jericho Tpke
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 326-7979
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, North Shore University
Hospital
Speaks Italian
Barkoff, Matthew W.,
DPM
36920P
2900 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 579-2800
Glen Cove Hospital, New
Island Hospital, North Shore
University Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Becker, Jack S., DPM
36551P
178 E Rockaway Rd
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 596-1700
49835P
Jack S Becker, MD
3000 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 579-1700
Franklin Hospital, Franklin
Hospital , Nassau University
Medical Center, South Nassau
Communities Hosp., South
Nassau Communities Hospital
Bendeth, Marc L., DPM
36520P
1226 W Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 374-4444
Berlin, Kim, DPM
36650P
830 Atlantic Ave
Baldwin, NY 11510
(516) 623-4580
Long Beach Memorial
Hospital, South Nassau
Communities Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Biller, Bob S., DPM
M1057P
756 E Park Ave
Long Beach, NY 11561
(516) 432-7470
LONG BEACH MEMORIAL
MEDICAL CENTER, SAINT
JOHNS EPISCOPAL
HOSPITAL-SOUTH SHORE
Bilotti, Mary A., DPM
169106P
Long Island Podiatry Grp
2001 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 327-0074
M0911P
Long Island Podiatry Grp
375 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 825-4070
Franklin Hospital , Long Island
Jewish Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Breitman, Debra, DPM
36886P
250 Broadway
Lawrence, NY 11559
(516) 239-4700
Peninsula Hospital Center, St
John's Episcopal Hospital, St
John's Episcopal Hospital -
Far Rockaway
Speaks Spanish
Bubbers, Linda A., DPM
36627P
Sunrise Foot Care
4880 Sunrise Highway
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
(516) 795-6255
Syosset Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Buenahora, Joseph A.,
DPM
M2238P
477 Newbridge Rd
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 679-1338
Brunswick General Hospital,
Brunswick Hospital Center Inc,
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Speaks SpanishYiddish
Burzotta, John L., DPM
36762P
2419 Jericho Tpke
Garden City Park, NY 11040
(516) 294-9540
50161P
Pro Health Care
2800 Marcus Ave
Garden City Park, NY 11042
(516) 622-6040
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, North Shore University
Hospital
Speaks Italian
Caimano, Francis X.,
DPM
300372P
Francis X Caimano
495 S Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801
(914) 555-1212
P0014P
350 S Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 938-0100
Syosset Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Caprioli, Russell, DPM
359698P
1999 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 555-1212
36764P
Long Island Podiatry Grp
2001 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 327-0074
Franklin Hospital, Franklin
Hospital , Long Beach
Memorial Hospital, Long
Island Jewish Medical Center
Speaks ItalianSpanish
Chernick, Stephen B.,
DPM
50872P
175 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-2261
Parkway Hospital, St John's
Episcopal Hospital - Far
Rockaway
Speaks SpanishHebrew
Cohen, Robert J., DPM
36557P
72 Covert Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 354-7222
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, Parkway Hospital
Speaks French
Davies, Daniel A., DPM
36889P
6 Scranton Ave
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(516) 596-0022
Cabrini Medical Center, Good
Samaritan Hospital, Good
Samaritan Hospital (West Islip)
Speaks Italian
Davies, Gregory F., DPM
36657P
Syosset Medical Building
175 Jericho Tpke
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 496-7676
Glen Cove Hospital, North
Shore University Hospital,
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
DeCicco, John J., DPM
36618P
875 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 681-8866
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Speaks SpanishGreek,
Modern (1453-)Italian
Dubov, Spencer F., DPM
383227P
New Island Hospital
4295 Hempstead Tpke
Bethpage, NY 11714
(631) 858-0011
Mary Immaculate Hospital,
Massapequa General Hospital
Inc., NY Hospital Medical
Center of Queens, Plainview
Hospital
Speaks
YiddishSpanishItalian
Feldman, Gary B., DPM
36826P
5 Sunrise Plz
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 825-6825
St Joseph's Hospital Division,
CMC
Fiorenza, Dominic, DPM
P0048P
350 S Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 938-0100
Fox, Corey, DPM
37000P
Massapequa Podiatry Assoc
4160 Merrick Rd
Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 541-9000
Brunswick General Hospital,
Brunswick Hospital Center Inc,
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Speaks
SpanishTagalogItalian
Fox, Roberta A., DPM
37003P
410 Lakeville Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 488-5050
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center
Fuchs, David B., DPM
36704P
855 Cynthia Dr
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 292-2372
New Island Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Garofalo, Gail F., DPM
37140P
NS Podiatric Med & Surger
410 Lakeville Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 326-4709
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, St Catherine of Siena,
St Catherine of Sienna Medical
Center, Winthrop University
Hospital, Winthrop-University
Hospital
Gasparini, Mark C., DPM
337162P
119 New York Ave
Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 804-9038
Speaks Italian
George, Thomas, DPM
141475P
1029 Bellmore Rd
North Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 679-4636
Hempstead General Hospital
Med Ctr., New York
Westchester Square Medical
Center
Gervasio, Joseph, DPM
36653P
1000 Park Blvd
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
(516) 799-0550
36654P
156 Post Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 334-8208
Massapequa General Hospital,
Massapequa General Hospital
Inc., New Island Hospital,
Plainview Hospital, Southside
Hospital
Goez, Emilio A., DPM
51027P
Long Island Foot Care
294 W Merrick Rd
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 378-8383
Nassau University Medical
Center, Saint Catharines
General Hospital, St Barnabas
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Golub, Cary M., DPM
37076P
854 E Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
(516) 889-2200
Long Beach Medical Center,
South Nassau Communities
Hospital
Speaks Hebrew
Gottlieb, Robert J., DPM
36579P
188 W Main St
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 922-0502
Glen Cove Hospital, Good
Samaritan Hospital (West Islip)
Speaks Spanish
Greenbaum, Mitchell A.,
DPM
36924P
111 Mineola Ave
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(516) 484-1444
36925P
525 Woodbury Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 433-3353
Glen Cove Hospital, Long
Island Jewish Medical Center,
New Island Hospital, North
Shore University Hospital,
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Greiff, Lance, DPM
36988P
29 Barstow Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 829-1028
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), New
York Flushing Hospital &
Medical Center, Parkway
Hospital
Grossman, Myles, DPM
36831P
2174 Hewlett Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
(516) 379-2560
41745P
156 Post Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 334-8208
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital
Speaks SpanishHebrew
Herbert, Scott E., DPM
284145P
49 Church St
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 378-0184
St Catherine of Siena
Hershey, Paul E., DPM
36462P
2110 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 627-5775
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, Saint Francis Hospital -
Bronx
Speaks SpanishYiddish
Herzberg, Abraham, DPM
54315P
300 Franklin Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 561-1617
54316P
833 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 622-7900
Franklin Hospital, Jamaica
Hospital
Speaks Yiddish
Hickey, John, DPM
M4002P
2870 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 735-4545
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Honore, Lesly S., DPM
132409P
Podiatry Services of New
905 Uniondale Ave
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 565-5666
132410P
981 Rosedale Rd
Valley Stream, NY 11581
(516) 295-6307
Cabrini Medical Center, Mercy
Medical Center,
Winthrop-University Hospital
Speaks
SpanishFrenchCreoles and
pidgins (Other)
Horl, Lawrence, DPM
36912P
61 N Park Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 766-5550
Forest Hills Hospital,
Hempstead General Hospital
Med Ctr., Mercy Medical
Center, Peninsula Hospital
Center, South Nassau
Communities Hospital, St
John's Episcopal Hospital -
Far Rockaway
Speaks Spanish
Horowitz, Mitchell L.,
DPM
M2025P
2720 Jerusalem Ave
North Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 679-2720
Irwin, Robert A., DPM
37172P
143 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
(516) 623-2800
NY Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, New Island Hospital,
New York Hospital Medical
Center of Queens, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks SpanishItalianGreek,
Modern (1453-)
Jackalone, John A., DPM
277559P
Podiatry Offices
4295 Hempstead Tpke
Bethpage, NY 11714
(516) 579-3500
Catholic Medical Center (NY),
Forest Hills Hospital, Long
Beach Memorial Hospital, St
Vincents Medical Center Of
New York
Speaks Spanish
Jarbath, John A., DPM
155828P
50 Hempstead Ave
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(516) 599-0302
Forest Hills Hospital, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, Parkway Hospital,
Peninsula Hospital Center
Speaks FrenchCreoles and
pidgins, French-based
(Other)
Karpe, David E., DPM
160781P
Howard Kessler & Assoc PC
200 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 764-0434
Franklin Hospital, Franklin
Hospital , Peninsula Hospital
Center, South Nassau Comm.
Hospital, South Nassau
Communities Hosp.
Speaks Spanish
Kashefsky, Helene P., DPM
37071P
2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-0123
Nassau University Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Kasminoff, June G.,
DPM
37044P
666 Old Bethpage Rd
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
(516) 777-3668
Massapequa General Hospital,
New Island Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Kessler, Howard N., DPM
36570P
200 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 764-0434
Franklin Hospital, Franklin
Hospital , Mercy Medical
Center, Nassau University
Medical Center, South Nassau
Communities Hosp., South
Nassau Communities Hospital
Kisberg, Stephen, DPM
36519P
11 Franklin Pl
Woodmere, NY 11598
(516) 295-2121
St John's Episcopal Hospital -
Far Rockaway
Kitton, Stuart E., DPM
36573P
41 Woods Dr
Roslyn, NY 11576
(516) 626-3999
MEADOWLANDS HOSPITAL
MEDICAL CENTER, Mount
Sinai Medical Center,
SVCMC-St Vincents
Manhattan, The Mount Sinai
Hospital of Queens
Speaks Spanish
Klein, Michael S., DPM
36893P
East Norwich Podiatry
898 Oyster Bay Rd
East Norwich, NY 11732
(516) 624-2101
36894P
Oceanside Podiatry
3105 Lawson Blvd
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 766-8500
Glen Cove Hospital, Long
Beach Memorial Hospital,
Syosset Hospital
Klirsfeld, Jeffrey S.,
DPM
36857P
2870 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 731-3300
Massapequa General Hospital,
New Island Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Kohn, Arlene F., DPM
37113P
Family Footcare
120 Bethpage Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 938-6000
Mercy Medical Center, New
Island Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Kolberg, John J., DPM
37222P
320 Post Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 338-8802
New Island Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Koslow, Paul M., DPM
50912P
Great Neck Podiatry Asso
29 Barstow Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 829-1028
Maimonides Medical Center,
New York Hospital Medical
Center of Queens, New York
Methodist Hospital
LaRocca, Albert, DPM
36594P
2 Raemar Ct
Bethpage, NY 11714
(516) 935-0111
New Island Hospital
Speaks ItalianGerman
Landau, Laurence D., DPM
193059P
86 George St
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(516) 731-1900
38312P
160 Hicksville Rd
Bethpage, NY 11714
(516) 731-1900
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital
Landy, Robert J., DPM
123448P
120 Bethpage Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 827-4500
123481P
530 Hicksville Rd
Bethpage, NY 11714
(516) 937-5000
Massapequa General Hospital,
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, Parkway Hospital,
Southside Hospital, Winthrop
University Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Larsen, Joseph A., DPM
50624P
National Foot Care
2419 Jericho Tpke
Garden City Park, NY 11040
(516) 294-9540
North Shore University
Hospital
Levine, Stanley, DPM
36477P
4725 Merrick Rd
Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 799-8545
Brunswick General Hospital,
Brunswick Hospital Center Inc,
Hempstead General Hospital
Med Ctr., Massapequa General
Hospital, New Island Hospital,
Syosset Hospital
Speaks
SpanishGermanItalian
Levitsky, David A., DPM
301933P
161 Orchard St
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 822-9666
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
Livingston, Douglas W.,
DPM
37180P
Livingston Foot Care Spec
1685 Newbridge Rd
North Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 826-0103
Brunswick Hospital Center Inc,
Massapequa General Hospital
Inc., Nassau University Medical
Center, New Island Hospital,
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Livingston, Leon B., DPM
36486P
Livingston Foot Care Spec
1685 Newbridge Rd
North Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 826-0103
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Livingston, Michael D.,
DPM
37064P
Livingston Foot Care Spec
1685 Newbridge Rd
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 826-0103
Brunswick Hospital Center Inc,
Nassau University Medical
Center, New Island Hospital,
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Lynn, Brian P., DPM
108081P
Comprehensive Podiatric
2110 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 627-5775
355143P
Comprehensive Podiatric
935 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 627-5775
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, Montefiore Med Ctr
(Henry & Lucy Moses Div)
Speaks Spanish
Mahgerefteh, David, DPM
349786P
230 Middle Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 829-2560
Parkway Hospital
Speaks Yiddish
Marchese, Nicholas A.,
DPM
359291P
1000 Park Blvd
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
(516) 799-0550
New Island Hospital, Southside
Hospital
Masani, Farhan, DPM
37069P
530 Old Country Rd
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 334-7642
Nassau University Medical
Center, Syosset Hospital,
Wyckoff Heights Medical
Center
Speaks
SpanishFrenchHindiUrdu
McElgun, Terence M.,
DPM
36861P
520 Franklin Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 746-4732
36862P
1135 N Broadway
Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 756-0091
380037P
N. Shore Hosp., Plainview
888 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 796-1313
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital, Syosset Hospital
Speaks SpanishItalian
Mcshane, William J., DPM
36802P
Harbor Podiatry PC
131 Main St
East Rockaway, NY 11518
(516) 593-2233
36803P
54 Main St
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 538-4531
Franklin Hospital, Island
Medical Center (NY)_
Meshnick, Joel A., DPM
139939P
2574 Hewlett Ln
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 781-5440
Lutheran Medical Center,
Staten Island University
Hosp-North
Micallef, Joseph, DPM
36900P
101st Avenue Foot Care PC
287 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 773-4001
Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center, Forest Hills Hospital,
Jamaica Hospital, New York
Hospital Medical Center of
Queens
Moazen, Ali, DPM
P0033P
226 Clinton St
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 483-2020
Speaks Persian
Montag, Richard M.,
DPM
36509P
528 Bellmore Ave
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 483-7386
Island Medical Center (NY)_,
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Nester, Elizabeth M., DPM
37243P
3 Walnut Rd
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 674-9661
37244P
Nester Podiatry Associate
267 Lincoln Blvd
Long Beach, NY 11561
(516) 889-0969
57655P
East Coast Podiatry PLLC
680 Merrick Rd
Baldwin, NY 11510
(516) 889-0969
Glen Cove Hospital, Long
Beach Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Nester, Matthew J., DPM
211451P
Nester Poadiatry Assoc
3227 Long Beach Rd
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 431-1600
50871P
Nester Podiatry Asso.
3 Walnut Rd
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 674-9661
Long Beach Medical Center,
Long Beach Memorial
Hospital, St John's Episcopal
Hospital, St John's Episcopal
Hospital - Far Rockaway
Speaks Spanish
Nezaria, Yehuda, DPM
37236P
7 Franklin Ave
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(516) 887-2820
49675P
2053 Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 887-2820
Franklin Hospital, Franklin
Hospital , Huntington Hospital
Speaks Hebrew
Odinsky, Wayne Z., DPM
P0034P
2035 Lakeville Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(718) 343-0600
New York Hospital Medical
Center of Queens, Parkway
Hospital, Rockaway Beach
Hospital (closed)
Pedro, Helder F., DPM
54241P
Helder F. Pedro, DPM
1 Willow Pl
Albertson, NY 11507
(516) 621-3721
Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, Lutheran Medical
Center
Peterson, Donald T.,
DPM
36931P
8029 Jericho Tpke
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 496-0900
Plainview Hospital, Syosset
Hospital
Prince, Steven L., DPM
124780P
78 Marina Rd
Island Park, NY 11558
(516) 432-1332
Jamaica Hospital, V A Hospital
- St. Albans
Purvin, Jay M., DPM
36608P
467 Merrick Ave
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 489-1950
New Island Hospital, Plainview
Hospital
Richardson, Hugh L., DPM
195855P
L.I. Podiatric Grp
2001 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 327-0074
195856P
L.I. Podiatric Grp
375 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 825-4070
363220P
1999 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
(516) 555-1212
Franklin Hospital, Franklin
Hospital , Long Island Jewish
Medical Center, Long Island
Jewish, Manhasset (closed)
Speaks Spanish
Bronx Kings Nassau

Result number: 25

Message Number 234590

Re: information on different footbeds within the Birkenstock line View Thread
Posted by Joseph F. on 8/18/07 at 08:35

EXCELLENT LINK.

I have flat feet and pronate and would strongly recommend the Birkenstock Arizona sandals before buying a custom orthotic if you happen to have flat feet and pronate. I was not able to walk 5 MINUTES STRAIGHT without excruciating pain for 8 months until I tried these sandals. I had Superfeet and the PowerStep orthotics, and then I bought $550 custom orthotics...

I wore New Balance motion control running shoes constantly with orthotics (and Thorlo socks)from sunrise to sunset (excluding showers where I would have to tape my feet and wear Nike rubber sandals to stand in the shower) before I bought my Arizona sandals, that is. I developed blisters from having shoes on constantly and having hot feet all day. These sandals are a blessing. If you live in a colder climate you can wear the Birkenstock Boston clogs or the Birkenstock London's w/ the EVA midsole with the same Birkenstock Arizona footbed.

Result number: 26

Message Number 233068

Re: mortons neroma View Thread
Posted by Joseph on 7/16/07 at 14:48

I think that Dr. Wander makes a valid and important point which should not be overlooked by other lay responders, and it represents a clear example of why it is so unwise for even a well-meaning responder to give such a definitive opinion based entirely on his or her personal and limited experience, which in this case I feel certain is an aberration rather than a common occurrence on which one might make an intelligent decision. One has to wonder why, if the results were so routinely poor, that the responder had five such operations before deciding that it was not working out for him or her.

Result number: 27

Message Number 231284

U.S. officials back off Iraq progress report View Thread
Posted by marie on 6/08/07 at 10:41

Like we didn't see this one coming when Petraeus originally made his offer to give a progress report to the Senate Armed Services Cmte. during his conformation hearing. I want to point out that this was his idea and not the idea of anyone in the Senate. It seems to me if you're just going to tell our US Senators what you think you want them to hear to get apointed then it's pretty disingenuous to say the least. As soon as the funding was approved..........which I did not have a problem with they began spinning the Korean Model. I wonder what will happen under a Democratic Presidency?

http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1181277534326&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112101662670

Officials have started downplaying the importance of the September assessment by Army General David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker as they work to lower public expectations about any quick progress in Iraq.

Army Major General Joseph Fil, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, confirmed yesterday that barely one-third of Baghdad's 457 neighbourhoods have been secured by American forces five months after the start of the emergency U.S. troop buildup that President George W. Bush announced Jan. 10.

The September progress report on Iraq began as an offhand pledge by Army General David Petraeus to the Senate Armed Services Committee during confirmation proceedings in January to become a four-star general overseeing U.S. operations in Iraq. * Jan. 23: Peiraeus offered to provide the Democratically-controlled Congress periodic reports on the impact of the so-called 'troop surge' that President George W. Bush ordered. Neither Petraeus nor members of the Senate Armed Services Committee mentioned September.

Result number: 28

Message Number 230525

Re: stupid question View Thread
Posted by john h on 5/25/07 at 10:22

Julie: This will give some credence to your support of non weight bearing stretching. However I have found one large study done on rats that is somewhat different than this one.

Scientific Article

Tissue-Specific Plantar Fascia-Stretching Exercise Enhances Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Heel Pain

A Prospective, Randomized Study

Benedict F DiGiovanni, MD, Deborah A Nawoczenski, PhD, PT, Marc E Lintal, MS, PT, Elizabeth A Moore, MS, PT, Joseph C Murray, MS, PT, Gregory E Wilding, PhD and Judith F Baumhauer, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, University of Rochester Campus, Rochester, New York

Benedict F. DiGiovanni, MD
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14642. E-mail address for B.F. DiGiovanni: benedict_digiovanni at urmc.rochester.edu. E-mail address for J.F. Baumhauer: judith_baumhauer at urmc.rochester.edu

Deborah A. Nawoczenski, PhD, PT
Joseph C. Murray, MSPT
Department of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, University of Rochester Campus, 300 East River Road, Suite 1-102, Rochester, NY 14623. E-mail address for D.A. Nawoczenski: dnawoczenski at ithaca.edu

Marc E. Lintal, MSPT
Department of Physical Therapy, University Orthopedics Center, 101 Regent Court, State College, PA 16801

Elizabeth A. Moore, MSPT
Department of Physical Therapy, The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605

Gregory E. Wilding, PhD
Division of Biostatistics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 3435 Main Street, Building 26, Buffalo, NY 14214

In support of their research or preparation of this manuscript, one or more authors received grants or outside funding from the Research Designated Fund of the New York Physical Therapy Association. None of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

Background: Approximately 10% of patients with plantar fasciitis have development of persistent and often disabling symptoms. A poor response to treatment may be due, in part, to inappropriate and nonspecific stretching techniques. We hypothesized that patients with chronic plantar fasciitis who are managed with the structure-specific plantar fascia-stretching program for eight weeks have a better functional outcome than do patients managed with a standard Achilles tendon-stretching protocol.

Methods: One hundred and one patients who had chronic proximal plantar fasciitis for a duration of at least ten months were randomized into one of two treatment groups. The mean age was forty-six years. All patients received prefabricated soft insoles and a three-week course of celecoxib, and they also viewed an educational video on plantar fasciitis. The patients received instructions for either a plantar fascia tissue-stretching program (Group A) or an Achilles tendon-stretching program (Group B). All patients completed the pain subscale of the Foot Function Index and a subject-relevant outcome survey that incorporated generic and condition-specific outcome measures related to pain, function, and satisfaction with treatment outcome. The patients were reevaluated after eight weeks.

Results: Eighty-two patients returned for follow-up evaluation. With the exception of the duration of symptoms (p < 0.01), covariates for baseline measures revealed no significant differences between the groups. The pain subscale scores of the Foot Function Index showed significantly better results for the patients managed with the plantar fascia-stretching program with respect to item 1 (worst pain; p = 0.02) and item 2 (first steps in the morning; p = 0.006). Analysis of the response rates to the outcome measures also revealed significant differences with respect to pain, activity limitations, and patient satisfaction, with greater improvement seen in the group managed with the plantar fascia-stretching program.

Conclusions: A program of non-weight-bearing stretching exercises specific to the plantar fascia is superior to the standard program of weight-bearing Achilles tendon-stretching exercises for the treatment of symptoms of proximal plantar fasciitis. These findings provide an alternative option to the present standard of care in the nonoperative treatment of patients with chronic, disabling plantar heel pain.

Level of Evidence: Therapeutic study, Level I-1a (randomized controlled trial [significant difference]). See Instructions to Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.



Related articles in JBJS:


Plantar Fascia-Specific Stretching Exercise Improves Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. A Prospective Clinical Trial with Two-Year Follow-Up
Benedict F. Digiovanni, Deborah A. Nawoczenski, Daniel P. Malay, Petra A. Graci, Taryn T. Williams, Gregory E. Wilding, and Judith F. Baumhauer
JBJS 2006 88: 1775-1781. [Abstract] [Full Text]



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Message Number 230178

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by Jane on 5/20/07 at 08:13

I am a physical therapist, have had pf, and wear JS shoes with off-the-shelf orthotics, and find the shoes to be fine. The most important element in dealing with pf is to have good arch support and general fit. Then have good cushioning, massage the tender areas, and ask your doctor about taking an anti-inflamatory until you're better (I took ibuprofen).

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Message Number 228802

Re: Ending the brainwashing of children in Africa View Thread
Posted by marie on 4/29/07 at 19:39

There has been tremendous results in just one year but getting the Ugandan government to sit down with the LRA has been testy. A cease fire has been in place and the 2 parties were suppose to meet in Somalia but the Somalian government made a statement that the only good LRA member is a dead one so the rebels pulled out last Friday. There have been less abductions from the camps by Joseph Kony's LRA (head of the rebels) since the film was made in part because of global pressure. Invisible Children began a small business in the camp making bracelets that they sell for 20.00 via Invisible Children. The sales goes back to the business so more people can work in the refugee camp to earn a little more money, several schools have been built and improved sanitation due to the fundraising done by high school and college kids. Even with that over 1000 people die each day in the camps. There is still alot of work to be done.

Well it's good to see kids working towards something for someone else. I hope they continue and I hope they can make a difference.

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Message Number 228508

post surgery pain View Thread
Posted by hidyhi on 4/25/07 at 16:20

My name is Heidi and everyday I am living with exstreem pain in both my feet. I have health insurance it is medically needed, there for I am having problems with getting treated.
Currently right now I am trying to complete my externship as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy, but because of the pain in my feet it is making it next to impossible
to work.
November of 06 and January of 07 I had each foot have the surgery Plantar fascaitis release. I rested each foot, wore my splints as directed by my surgeon and as soon as I returned from my leave of absense from school to start my externship my pain returned, but in a different area of my feet.
My new symptoms are as follows; clicking in both achilies tendons when I walk,pulling cramp in both feet on the bottom lateral side,pain in both calfs and while working and or standing or even sitting its like my feet have a pulse all their own, pain in the balls of my feet all the time. Most days when I leave work to drive home I often feel that I can't drive because the pain is so bad.
The treatments that I received prior to surgery were rest, ice,mineral ice, heel injections- 5 in rt foot and 3 in lf foot, physical therapy for 4 weeks, orthotics, heel lifts, night splints and then surgery. Didn't help. My surgeon tells me that there is not much else I can do but go to physical therapy, but that didn't work before when I just had the plantar fasciatis and physical therapy at St. Joseph said that they couldn't help me.
I have tried calling different places for help and with out the right kind of insurance they just won't help me, My question is can you help me or can you suggest someone that could help me. I have a spouse that is totally disabled and can't work and two children in school which they all need me in order to care for them because my spouse can't. Please write me as soon as possible, I am a real person with real pain and I need someone to help me and not to close any more doors on me.
My surgeon told me that they will not be able to take my share of cost anymore, my cost per month is $1,384.00 per month. Which unless I goto the hospital which is not a life threatening condition, I can't get help.
My new condition is now called Lateral Column Cuboid Syndrome, which from what I have found on the internet is common after the PF release. It may be common but the pain in my feet started over three years ago without the success of getting my pain to a tolerated level, so I can function in life. thank you

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Message Number 228236

post surgeries pain in feet View Thread
Posted by hidyhi on 4/21/07 at 21:02

My name is Heidi Nieber and everyday I am living with exstreem pain in both my feet. I have health insurance it is medically needed, there for I am having problems with getting treated.
Currently right now I am trying to complete my externship as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy, but because of the pain in my feet it is making it next to impossible
to work.
November of 06 and January of 07 I had each foot have the surgery Plantar fascaitis release. I rested each foot, wore my splints as directed by my surgeon and as soon as I returned from my leave of absense from school to start my externship my pain returned, but in a different area of my feet.
My new symptoms are as follows; clicking in both achilies tendons when I walk,pulling cramp in both feet on the bottom lateral side,pain in both calfs and while working and or standing or even sitting its like my feet have a pulse all their own, pain in the balls of my feet all the time. Most days when I leave work to drive home I often feel that I can't drive because the pain is so bad.
The treatments that I received prior to surgery were rest, ice,mineral ice, heel injections- 5 in rt foot and 3 in lf foot, physical therapy for 4 weeks, orthotics, heel lifts, night splints and then surgery. Didn't help. My surgeon tells me that there is not much else I can do but go to physical therapy, but that didn't work before when I just had the plantar fasciatis and physical therapy at St. Joseph said that they couldn't help me.
I have tried calling different places for help and with out the right kind of insurance they just won't help me, My question is can you help me or can you suggest someone that could help me. I have a spouse that is totally disabled and can't work and two children in school which they all need me in order to care for them because my spouse can't. Please write me as soon as possible, I am a real person with real pain and I need someone to help me and not to close any more doors on me.
My surgeon told me that they will not be able to take my share of cost anymore, my cost per month is $1,384.00 per month. Which unless I goto the hospital which is not a life threatening condition, I can't get help.
My new condition is now called Lateral Column Cuboid Syndrome, which from what I have found on the internet is common after the PF release. It may be common but the pain in my feet started over three years ago without the success of getting my pain to a tolerated level, so I can function in life. thank you

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Message Number 228038

Re: Dr. in Boston, MA area View Thread
Posted by Linda on 4/18/07 at 08:46

I know of a great doctor in Boston.
He is at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Here is his information.

Robert Joseph Scardina, DPM
Chief, Podiatric Unit
Director, Podiatric Residency Program
Podiatry Group,
55 Fruit Street,
YAW 3056,
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3487

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Message Number 224551

Sorry Marie here is the real explanation! View Thread
Posted by jim on 3/07/07 at 18:47

I cannot reveal my source or it my get deleted if Dorthy complains.

Sept. 4, 2006 issue - In the early morning of Oct. 1, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell received an urgent phone call from his No. 2 at the State Department. Richard Armitage was clearly agitated. As recounted in a new book, "Hubris" Armitage had been at home reading the newspaper and had come across a column by journalist Robert Novak. Months earlier, Novak had caused a huge stir when he revealed that Valerie Plame, wife of Iraq-war critic Joseph Wilson, was a CIA officer. Ever since, Washington had been trying to find out who leaked the information to Novak. The columnist himself had kept quiet. But now, in a second column, Novak provided a tantalizing clue: his primary source, he wrote, was a "senior administration official" who was "not a partisan gunslinger." Armitage was shaken. After reading the column, he knew immediately who the leaker was. On the phone with Powell that morning, Armitage was "in deep distress," says a source directly familiar with the conversation who asked not to be identified because of legal sensitivities. "I'm sure he's talking about me."


Armitage's admission led to a flurry of anxious phone calls and meetings that day at the State Department. (Days earlier, the Justice Department had launched a criminal investigation into the Plame leak after the CIA informed officials there that she was an undercover officer.) Within hours, William Howard Taft IV, the State Department's legal adviser, notified a senior Justice official that Armitage had information relevant to the case. The next day, a team of FBI agents and Justice prosecutors investigating the leak questioned the deputy secretary. Armitage acknowledged that he had passed along to Novak information contained in a classified State Department memo: that Wilson's wife worked on weapons-of-mass-destruction issues at the CIA. (The memo made no reference to her undercover status.) Armitage had met with Novak in his State Department office on July 8, 2003—just days before Novak published his first piece identifying Plame. Powell, Armitage and Taft, the only three officials at the State Department who knew the story, never breathed a word of it publicly and Armitage's role remained secret.

Armitage, a well-known gossip who loves to dish and receive juicy tidbits about Washington characters, apparently hadn't thought through the possible implications of telling Novak about Plame's identity. "I'm afraid I may be the guy that caused this whole thing," he later told Carl Ford Jr., State's intelligence chief. Ford says Armitage admitted to him that he had "slipped up" and told Novak more than he should have. "He was basically beside himself that he was the guy that f---ed up. My sense from Rich is that it was just chitchat," Ford recalls in "Hubris," to be published next week by Crown and co-written by the author of this article and David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation magazine.

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Message Number 224265

Re: Why? View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 3/05/07 at 19:00

My friends orthotics were made where they make artifical legs.
I was really surprised at the low cost because I thought they would be a lot more. They even gave him a discount because his insurance like most doesn't cover them.

I still say he's wearing Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Orthotics.

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Message Number 224229

Re: Why? View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 3/05/07 at 15:36

Dr. Wander,
I my post never mentioned price as being the determining factor that I though it was a way to make a quick buck. My post was mainly on the way that the orthotics are made and given out by doctors.

I never knew that groves could be cut into an orthotic until Dr. Ed mentioned that they can be made that way yet I've yet to hear anyone on this site with a very bad case of P.F. say that the custom orthotic they got from their doctor was made with a grove so that it didn't push hard against the already inflamed P.F.

I often hear one of the doctors here tell a poster your orthotic can be off loaded to do this or that and relieve pressure or you can have such and such done to help with the metatarsal area. I question why isn't the person's own doctor telling him that or just doing it for his patient. I don't think you want me to assume that only the doctors here know this stuff because you say so in your post.
I just wonder why doctors don't see the problem ahead of time and construct the orthotics accordingly.

Like I said I've never seen a pair of orthotics like those that my friend is sporting in his shoes.

I again want to say that making a huge profit isn't the topic of my post. I just mainly want to know why if it's possible to use a multitude of materials when constructing an orthotic why do we see hard or semi hard bottom slabs with a softer material stuck with glue on top.

Why isn't everyone getting Joseph's colorful handmade modular type of orthotic made for their feet instead of someone's brand name like Langer or a no name piece of hard plastic with a cheap foam stuck the surface.

Like you say forget about profit because I'm not addressing profit. I just want to know if one person can have this type of orthotic really custom and I mean custom made for him why can't everyone get something this custom made for themselves?

The difference between my Langer's and his no brand name truely handmade custom orthotics is like night and day in construction. My Langers cost more then his magical ones so apparently price isn't a factor in what can actually be made for a patient.
Ralph

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Message Number 224213

Re: Why? View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 3/05/07 at 14:06

Dr. Z,
I don't know all of them. Lots of foot pain in different locations and he rolled out. One side of his orthotic is actually build up higher then the other so it looks like it has a side to it. Reminds me of a bar that you find on a hospital bed so you don't fall out.

The bottom is made of some white material, then there is a thin black layer but it doesn't go all across the entire bottom of the orthotic. Their are indented circles on the top surface and the toe area is almost layed out like a glove. Since he's been wearing them you can see the outline of his individual toes imprinted on his orthotics. Like I say they look like a puzzle put together. Never seen anything like them. I tell him he's wearing Joseph's amazing dream orthotics instead of his coat.
Ralph

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Message Number 220778

Re: Josephine where are u View Thread
Posted by josephine on 1/26/07 at 15:03

Just to add, my doc is in Natick, Massachusetts - in case you happen to live around there.

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Message Number 220777

Re: Josephine where are u View Thread
Posted by josephine on 1/26/07 at 15:00

I had no idea if ART was working until I had gone for a month, 3x/week. The first week or two was actually VERY painful because he was triggering the nerve. But I had faith and stuck with it.

Through the treatment process I had backslides, where my TTS would flare up after having a series of very good pain free weeks or days.

The above poster had a good point about the adhesions further up the leg, which surgery does not address. I have adhesions through my hamstring, and calf. My ART chiro works on those too.

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Message Number 220419

Re: Josephine where are u View Thread
Posted by Brian on 1/22/07 at 23:42

i just wanted to know where u had ur art done? i had it done some but the man felt that if i did not see any change in about 2 visigs at all than i might as well move onto something else.

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Message Number 220360

Re: Active Release Therapy View Thread
Posted by josephine on 1/22/07 at 14:02

I have.

I had TTS for three years, but was misdiagnosed until about 5 months ago. I am 29, and was a long distance runner. Once I got the TTS diagnosis I began seeing a chiropractor who specialized in nerve entrapment/art.

It took about 12 visits (3x/week for a month) for me to start being hopeful.I currently see my ART guy 2-3x/month, and am feeling very good.

I am running 3x/week again - something I thought I'd never get to do again.

It is certainly worth a try. Anything beats surgery. Good luck!

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Message Number 219825

2008 presidential candidate matchmaker View Thread
Posted by marie on 1/15/07 at 12:26

http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=08frontrunners

Ok here are my top few....not all of them but just the main ones.

(100%) 1: Gov. Bill Richardson (D) Information
(100%) 2: Sen. Barack Obama (D) Information
(93%) 3: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) Information
(90%) 4: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) Information
(86%) 5: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D) Information
(86%) 6: Ex-VP Al Gore (D) Information
(86%) 7: Sen. John Kerry (D) Information
(86%) 8: Sen. Joseph Biden (D) Information
(83%) 9: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) Information
(81%) 10: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) Information
(76%) 11: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D) Information
(74%) 12: Gov. Mitt Romney (R) Information
(67%) 13: Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) Information

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Message Number 219084

Re: Dr Goldstein/Metanx View Thread
Posted by Dr. David S. Wander on 1/07/07 at 18:43

Below is some information that I believe may have been the study/article that prompted many of the cardiologists to stop prescribing Foltx/Metanx. It was from the New England Journal of Medicine and the NORVIT trials and HOPE 2 trials:

Remember, this is NOT my opinion, so don't shoot the messenger.


Published on-line in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa060900), the HOPE 2 trial randomly assigned 5522 patients with heart disease or diabetes to receive either a combination of 2.5 mg of folic acid, 50 mg of vitamin B6 and 1mg of vitamin B12, or a placebo.

3982 patients were from Canada and the US (countries with folate fortification programs) and 1540 patients were from Western Europe, Brazil and Slovakia (countries with no compulsory fortification program).

Mandatory fortification of certain food with folic acid was introduced in the US and Canada to reduce the occurrence of birth defects, and has been successful in cutting the number of children born with neural tube defects by over 25 per cent.

Patients were tested every six months for five years, with blood samples taken at the start, after two years, and at the end of the study.

“In our study, daily administration of the combination of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 lowered homocysteine levels significantly but did not reduce the incidence of death from cardiovascular causes, myocardial infarction, and stroke,” wrote lead author Eva Lonn from Hamilton General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

Blood levels of homocysteine decreased by 2.4 micromoles per litre (0.3 milligrams per litre) during the five years of supplementation, while the placebo group’s homocysteine levels increased by 0.8 micromoles per litre (0.1 milligrams per litre) during the same period.

Despite decreases in homocysteine levels for the supplementation group, no link was found between B-vitamin intake and the risk of death.

“The risk of death from any cause was similar in the active-[supplement] group and the placebo group,” said Lonn.

The NORVIT trial reported similar results for the 3749 patients who had suffered an acute heart attack within a week of the start of the randomised trial.

Supporting the results of the HOPE 2 trial, the supplementation with B vitamins did not affect the risks of death from recurrent cardiovascular disease or death. Indeed, taking vitamin B6 alone was linked to a 17 per cent increase in further heart attack.

The main conclusion to draw from the studies appears that the combination of B vitamins for these high risk groups cannot be recommended.

Joseph Loscalzo from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston stated the same in an accompanying editorial: “The results lead to the unequivocal conclusion that there is no clinical benefit of the use of folic acid and vitamin B12 (with or without the addition of vitamin B6) in patients with established vascular disease.”

The studies also draw into question the link between homocysteine and the risk of CVD, a question raised by Loscalzo. The HOPE 2 researchers proposed that “homocysteine could be a marker, but not a cause, of vascular disease.”



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Message Number 216141

Re: cortisone injections and TTS View Thread
Posted by kconnell on 11/25/06 at 23:41

Josephine,
I think you need to talk to an M.D. about medications, I am just a fellow sufferer. I know that both podiatrists and orthopedists abminister this shot. The hope with cortisone therapy is to reduce inflamation. I don't think that it is a "cure," per se, but it does help some people. Now that I have stated this who is the doctor that diagnosed you? He/she is the one you need to ask this question of.kconnell

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Message Number 216112

cortisone injections and TTS View Thread
Posted by josephine on 11/25/06 at 10:44

I have been living with TTS syndrome for three years. It was just correctly diagnosed two months ago, which was when I started seeing a chiropractor who practices ART. ART truly brought me back to the land of the living.

Currently my pain level throughout the day stays pretty low, and I feel I am getting better. I feel on my "bad" days I am 90% better. On good days I feel no symptoms at all.

If I wasn't a runner I would be satisfied. I have been adding very short runs (30 min. of primarily walking, but with 4-5 short & slow 30 sec. jogs mixed in). This feels fine during, but after I get burning sensations which may last until the following afternoon.

Could you tell me if perhaps a treatment of cortisone would "cure" this problem all together so I could run again? What type of doctor is best at administrating this shot?

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you for your help and support.

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Message Number 215399

and then........ View Thread
Posted by marie on 11/11/06 at 13:03

job & pension security

implementation of the 9/11 commission recomendations

affordable healthcare and college costs

and one of the most important bills to the security of our nation: energy independence through the increased use of alternative fuels and technologies.

http://bayh.senate.gov/issues_energy.html
http://lugar.senate.gov/pressapp/record.cfm?id=249025

The original cosponsors are Sens. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Norm Coleman (R-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Richard Lugar (D-IN), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Barack Obama (D-IL), Ken Salazar (D-CO), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

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Message Number 215149

Re: dr.rob "fibrotic buildup" follow up View Thread
Posted by joseph on 11/08/06 at 01:32

so my plantar fascia is pretty "grainy" but it really doesnt hurt, but still it is there if i take both of my thumbs and really go up and down digging on the major fascia. Anyway, what is the most extreme method besides surgery that effectively gets rid of this and break it down in terms of treatment that you are acustomed with. for example, therapy, (whatever) ow many times a week and what not. i know there has got to be something more extremet that really goes deep besides just ART. Anyway, there it is. i lay it out for you to play it out...

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Message Number 215129

Re: dr.rob "fibrotic buildup" View Thread
Posted by Robert J. Sanfilippo, DC, CCSP, ART on 11/07/06 at 17:02

Hey there Joseph, and I'd be happy to explain this concept of fibrotic buildup. When tissues are acutely injured, and this goes on for approximately 4 weeks or more, they go through changes which entails a laying down of fibrotic tissue. This tissue can also be called scar tissue.

So when are speaking about PF, many people have a buildup of this fibrotic tissue which alters the function of the plantar fascia, and the muscles/tendons that directly affect the plantar fascia. Breaking down this scar tissue is very important in the resolution of the symptoms associated with PF. If you ever run your fingers of your plantar fascia you will feel this "grainy" feel and you may even feel little lumps. That is what I am talking when I say fibrotic buildup.

Hope this helps....Dr. Rob

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Message Number 215123

dr.rob "fibrotic buildup" View Thread
Posted by joseph on 11/07/06 at 15:18

what are we talking about here? Could you explain this a little more in detail for me so i can comprehend the concpet?

Thanx

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Message Number 215071

Last Day for Senate POLLS: Webb surges ahead of Allen View Thread
Posted by marie on 11/06/06 at 15:53

Not that polls are necessarily the total predicter but here is the final run down. All are still very close. Please add any polls you find. I don't have a dog in the Senate fight so I'm living vicarously through other states. I'm sticking with my original prediction. The House will go Democratic and Dems will pick up 4 seats in the Senate. Although 6 would be very ok!

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=5639356
Democrat Jim Webb has surged ahead of Republican George Allen in the last poll of the campaign, conducted for News-7 by SurveyUSA.

The survey shows Webb with 52% of the likely voters, with 44% going to Allen.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/November%202006/tennesseeSenate1104.htm
In Tennessee, Republican Mayor Bob Corker now leads Democratic Congressman Harold Ford 51% to 47%

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/October%202006/ConnecticutSenate1028.htm
In the Senate race, Independent Senator Joseph Lieberman leads Democrat Ned Lamont 48% to 40% (see crosstabs). Early this month, Lieberman led 50% to 40%.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061104-114908-8992r.htm
The most recent survey, conducted by Reuters/Zogby, shows Mr. DeWine trailing Mr. Brown, 49 percent to 42 percent. Mr. DeWine's seat has been targeted by Democrats as one of the six they hope to pick up Tuesday in order to gain control of the Senate.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/November%202006/MissouriSenate1105.htm
The latest Rasmussen Reports election survey shows incumbent Jim Talent (R) “leading” challenger Claire McCaskill (D) by a single point, 49% to 48%

http://www.turnto10.com/politics/10246196/detail.html?rss=pro&psp=news
NBC 10's Bill Rappleye reported that the last time Chafee led in a public poll was June. But in the survey of the Senate race conducted last week, he was one point up on Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse -- 46 percent to 45 percent. Nine percent said they were undecided.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/November%202006/montanaSenate1104.htm
Now, our final Montana poll shows Tester leading by just two points--50% to 48%

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-n-e-poll-110206-cn,0,1857872.story?track=rss
according to the final The Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll before Tuesday's election.

Democrat Bob Casey Jr. holds an eight point lead over Republican Santorum, the statewide survey showed.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/November%202006/NewJerseySenate.htm
In the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of New Jersey’s Likely Voters, appointed Democratic Senator Menendez is now leading Republican Tom Kean, Jr. 48% to 43%

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Message Number 214593

Re: Republicans Endorsing Democrats: "Drive Them Out" View Thread
Posted by marie on 10/30/06 at 20:13

There is a long list but these where the three points that stuck out to me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-palermo/what-republicans-will-be-_b_32306.html

What Republicans will be voting for Nov. 7th

The "Fiscally Conservative" Republicans will be voting for record budget deficits and a national debt of some $8 trillion.

The "Law and Order" Republicans will be endorsing disgraced GOP officials such as "Duke" Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, Bob Ney, Ralph Reed, David Safavian, Michael Scanlon, Curt Weldon, and many others.

The "Strong on National Defense" Republicans will be voting for a party that dragged us into a nearly four-year occupation of Iraq that has weakened the Army and the Reserves, cost the lives of 2,800 American soldiers, (with 20,000 wounded), and has tied down U.S. forces while other crises are developing in the Middle East and Northeast Asia.

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Message Number 210668

Lump on plantar fascia View Thread
Posted by Joseph G. on 9/19/06 at 14:39

I have a lump on my plantar fascia about the size of a marble. It is in the center of my foot but on the same side as my big toe. It doesn't stick out of my foot very much but feeling around you can feel its size. I have no heel pain, but it is a throbing pain constantly. When I walk or put pressure on the lump it hurts like hell. What is it and how do I make it go away? Please help.

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Message Number 209056

Re: Stars & Stripes Reports....... View Thread
Posted by know them on 9/02/06 at 09:16

Basicaly,most humans are gullable fools who allow themselves to be contolled by some charlatan spouting some kind of mumbo jumbo about one sort of mystical entity or another. Why are people such fools as to believe the BS that these fakes spout-

-Give me a bag of gold and I'll get your dead grandmother out of purgatory

- stick this feather in you butt, a bone in your nose, dance around like a fool to the noise of another fool beating on a hollow log and you'll find enough bugs to feed your family under the next log you turn over

-shave your head bald, let your sideburns grow around your ears, put on a big black hat and along with the other idiots spend all day rocking and bowing while you wait for someone to appear who will make the dead rise and take them all to heaven

-get the people to give you a big chunk of their income so you can build a build a huge building dedicated to a story about a bum named Joseph, a whore named Mary, and their bastard son and while their backs are turned you bugger their sons.

-you believe in gravity and say the world is round! That entitles me to tear your skin off and squeeze your head in a vise until you are dead

-you eat with both hands instead of only the right!- well that gives me the right to kill you

-kill this goat and drink it's blood on a tuesday night, without a moon, and in 10 days you'll have 10 goats

-the mother wheel is waiting for you so drink the kool-aid

-the mother ship is waitng for you so give me all your money and buy your way onboard

I just stand on the side and laugh my butt off at all of you

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Message Number 208971

Wilson Plame lie View Thread
Posted by larrym on 9/01/06 at 08:51

End of an Affair
It turns out that the person who exposed CIA agent Valerie Plame was not out to punish her husband.

Friday, September 1, 2006; A20



WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years. But all those who have opined on this affair ought to take note of the not-so-surprising disclosure that the primary source of the newspaper column in which Ms. Plame's cover as an agent was purportedly blown in 2003 was former deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage.

Mr. Armitage was one of the Bush administration officials who supported the invasion of Iraq only reluctantly. He was a political rival of the White House and Pentagon officials who championed the war and whom Mr. Wilson accused of twisting intelligence about Iraq and then plotting to destroy him. Unaware that Ms. Plame's identity was classified information, Mr. Armitage reportedly passed it along to columnist Robert D. Novak "in an offhand manner, virtually as gossip," according to a story this week by the Post's R. Jeffrey

Smith, who quoted a former colleague of Mr. Armitage.

It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago.

That's not to say that Mr. Libby and other White House officials are blameless. As prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has reported, when Mr. Wilson charged that intelligence about Iraq had been twisted to make a case for war, Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney reacted by inquiring about Ms. Plame's role in recommending Mr. Wilson for a CIA-sponsored trip to Niger, where he investigated reports that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium. Mr. Libby then allegedly disclosed Ms. Plame's identity to journalists and lied to a grand jury when he said he had learned of her identity from one of those reporters. Mr. Libby and his boss, Mr. Cheney, were trying to discredit Mr. Wilson; if Mr. Fitzgerald's account is correct, they were careless about handling information that was classified.

Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.

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Message Number 207081

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/11/06 at 23:18

Dear Dr:

I have read Scott's book. I understand now. I intend on taking your advise as well. Do you recommend that she see another foot doctor or her own physician?

My Mom was just doing what her foot doctor told her to do. Fortunately, she's made major improvements since she seen him this past Wednesday. Her swelling has gone away and she's feeling less pain when she walks. This was all done by her resting, icing and stretching her leg. I promise I won't bother you anymore, but can you just advise me on which doctor is best to see at this point. Whatever the condition was, I'm just happy that she's feeling better. Please advise one last time. Thank you Doctor.

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Message Number 207045

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/11/06 at 17:35

Dear Dr. Wander:

I'm so confused and perhaps I made you confused as well. She had swelling on the SIDE of her foot...not swelling under or around her heel. The doctor pressed on her foot where it was swelled and said that it was water. Like I said in my last posting, the swelling has gone down and her heel pain is better today than it was yesterday. Should I still seek advice from another doctor. Please advise! Thank you.

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Message Number 207043

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/11/06 at 16:56

Dr. Wander:

My Mom's swelling has gone down, since two days ago. She has been resting, doing ice therapy and doing some light stretching for the back of the her calf. Her foot doctor took an x-ray and it did show that it was a heel spur, I saw it myself.

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Message Number 207042

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/11/06 at 16:56

Dr. Wander:

My Mom's swelling has gone down, since two days ago. She has been resting, doing ice therapy and doing some light stretching for the back of the her calf. Her foot doctor took an x-ray and it did show that it was a heel spur, I saw it myself.

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Message Number 207036

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by Shari R on 8/11/06 at 16:30

Josephine, Listen to Dr. Wander. He's right on. And definately don't go ordering shoes at this point. Its not the open toed shoes that are the problem. Support is a real issue, but she needs a new Dr. and to stay off her feet so that it doesn't become chronic. Dr. Wander is correct about the weightbearing exercises........as someone who has suffered for a long time I know because thats what I did. With this condition you don't walk through the pain.Keep in touch.

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Message Number 207031

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by Dr. David S. Wander on 8/11/06 at 15:28

Josephine,
If your mother's pain is in the bottom of her heel, I can assure you that the actual "spur" is NOT the cause of her heel pain. For a thorough explanation of that, please read Scott's heel pain book on this site. Additionally, if all her doctor did was recommend ice, stretching and supportive shoes, I would recommend seeking another doctor and/or second opinion. One of the primary treatments for this condition involves providing support for her foot. I would highly recommend AGAINST your mother performing stretching exercises at this point in her acute phase, especially if there is significant pain and swelling. I am NOT a proponent of weightbearing stretching and I firmly believe that this can and does aggravate the condition.

Swelling is NOT a common symptom of classic plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome, and that's why I believe your mom should seek a second opinion. At 83 years of age, the swelling can come from a variety of causes and should DEFINITELY be investigated as soon as possible. Pain is NOT normal and should be taken care of soon.

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Message Number 206996

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/11/06 at 10:48

Dear Doctor Wander:

Thank you for responding. My Mom's pain is on the BOTTOM of her right heel. Thank you for any information that you can give me.

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Message Number 206995

Re: Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/11/06 at 10:45

Dear Dr. Wander:

My Mom's pain is on the BOTTOM of her right heel.

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Message Number 206945

Please Help My Mom...She Has An Extremely Painful Heel Spur View Thread
Posted by JosephineC on 8/10/06 at 21:43

Dear Doctor: My Mom is a very young 83 year old. Since the early 70's she's worked at department stores standing on her feet all day long wearing open toe high heels. Four years ago she started working at my brother's health food store where she is still presently working. She has stopped wearing high heels since then, but still stands on her feet all day long. She has been wearing a flat shoe with an open toe and a back strap for several years. Her heel started hurting her three days ago with severe swelling. I immediately took her to the foot doctor and the x-ray showed that she has a heal spur in her right heel. She is in extreme pain and can bearly put her foot down. She is doing the stretching exercises and ice therapy that was recommended. The big problem is finding a closed shoe, which she is not used to wearing. She has a prescription and a place where the doctor recommended.

My brother suggested that she not get fitted for the shoe yet because of her swelling. As you know these shoes are extremly expensive. I took her to a local shoe store that spealizes in the shoes that she would need. It was extremely painful for her to even put them on, and even more painful when she stood up. She felt more comfortable with her open toe back strap shoe that she wore to the store. My question is: Should I wait until the swelling goes down so that she can be probably fitted? Also, more importantly, I can't see my Mom in pain, especially when she tried those closed shoes on. How can she get used to wearing a closed shoe, when she's not used to wearing one...especially now that she is in so much pain. Thank you for your response.

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Message Number 202005

Re: New Balance View Thread
Posted by Jeremy L on 6/24/06 at 10:00

There aren't a whole lot of men's dress collections which comprehensively contain models that are made with enhanced supprt and allow orthotic use. So, I'll separate my lists according to thier benefits. This list is also far from complete. These are the brands with which I am most familar with, either through personal fitting or from inspection at exhibitions.

Have good support, and are orthotic friendly:
Mephisto
Birkenstock Footprints collection
Bostonian Strada collection
HS Trask
Drew
PW Minor
Dr Comfort
Limmer Boot
Finn Comfort

Have good support, are orthotic friendly, but not all styles have therapeutic/orthopedic elements:
Dunham
Rockport
Shoefly
Joseph Seibel
Bostonian American collections
Bass
Timberland

Do not accomidate orthotics, but are awesomely built, supportive shoes:
Allan Edmunds (best made American collection available)
Scarpa dress collection (damned hard to find, but worth it)

A few tips worth noting:

- There are lots of little, phenominal Italian and German brands. Specialty comfort shops and places like Nordstrom.

- Unfortunately the days of the great American shoe industry are past. There are a couple small, specialty brands still out there. But even Drew can't afford to make shoes here and maintain their price structure. Glad I grabbed one of the last narrow paits available for me.

- One American brand worth noting is Otabo. Although not specifically custom molded shoes, with their several thousand lasts they can specifically manufacture to the individual's fit needs. They are well made, use fantastic leathers, and in my experience a relative steal (if you can consider $600 per pair a steal) for a custom fit product.

- Please keep in mind that in this age of shoes which flex right out of the box (and don't last worth a lick), many don't realize how better made men's shoes are supposed to fit when new. By using thick chrome leather insoles (not inserts, btw) you should expect some minor slipping in the heel when brand new. Mind you, this should be verticle slipping, not twisting. Blisters occur from a twisting, boring motion ... and from shoes which press the heel too hard into the back counter.

Happy shopping.

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Message Number 195849

Re: Dr. Pearl Question View Thread
Posted by Joseph L on 3/20/06 at 20:09

what is the likelihood of success for ESWT on a partial tear of the achilles tendon at the medial insertion?

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Message Number 191192

Re: People search View Thread
Posted by Terry on 1/10/06 at 14:55

Zabasearch.com is an excellent site. You also may want to check and see if the library has the book called You Can Find Anybody by Joseph Culligan.

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Message Number 188706

Re: Holiday Eggnog View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 12/02/05 at 01:40

LindaV - Yes, I have made old-fashioned egg nog and we love it, but I do "pasteurize" the eggs by gently cooking them over a hot water bath without curdling them. I would have to look at the directions for this as I only do it rarely and don't have it memorized. If you are familiar with Dr. Joseph Mercola, he has actually advocated eating raw eggs - but only eggs that are very carefully selected. I'm too - uh - chicken to do that.

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Message Number 188610

Re: New Medical Device Approved by the FDA View Thread
Posted by David P. on 12/01/05 at 10:51

Pauline, thank you for the kind words. Joseph L. Posch, MD was my grandfather. Your post brought back many memories of his office. I worked for him for many years at his east side location. I meet people practically weekly that met him or knew him well. I am truly amazed at how many lives he touched. He was a true pioneer in his field. Sincerely yours, J David Posch

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Message Number 186198

Re: antibiotic (quinolone) and tendons View Thread
Posted by d fuller on 10/30/05 at 01:19

This is a list of citations begining in 1965 to date that deal with this "rare" adverse event. I present this not as an argumentative rebuttal but as proofs regarding my previous post. One would think if indeed this was a rare occurence we would not read medical journal articles concerning it each and every year for forty years. Nor does this list inlcude all such citations, only those readily available to the average person. Of special interest is the statements made at the 62 Meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (circa 1994)where quinolone induced joint destruction (requiring complete joint replacement) is discussed as well as irreversible tendon and ligament damage. You will find that towards the end of this response. We find the same documentation when it comes to peripherial neuropathy as well which was first reported in association with Nalidixic Acid in the mid sixties.

1965

1. DE VRIES AC.
[SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE ACHILLES TENDON]
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1965 Jan 2;109:59-60. Dutch. No abstract available.
PMID: 14284979 [PubMed - OLDMEDLINE for Pre1966]

2. CROZZOLI NR, MANCA M.
[SUBCUTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE ACHILLES TENDON. CONSIDERATIONS ON OUR CASE
HISTORIES]
Minerva Ortop. 1965 Jan-Feb;16:21-9. Italian. No abstract available.
PMID: 14303636 [PubMed - OLDMEDLINE for Pre1966]

3. VON GRAFFENRIED, ENGELER V, HEIM U.
[SUBCUTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE ACHILLES TENDON]
Helv Chir Acta. 1965 Jan;32:253-6. German. No abstract available.
PMID: 14290218 [PubMed - OLDMEDLINE for Pre1966]


1969

1. Rosolleck H.
[Subcutaneous achilles tendon rupture]
Monatsschr Unfallheilkd Versicher Versorg Verkehrsmed. 1969 Dec;72(12):544-7.
German. No abstract available.
PMID: 4248859 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1971

1. Auquier L, Siaud JR.
[Nodular tendinitis of the Achilles tendon]
Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1971 May;38(5):373-81. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 5092370 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Krahl H, Langhoff J.
[Degenerative tendon changes following local application of corticoids]
Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 1971 Jul;109(3):501-11. German. No abstract available.
PMID: 4254811 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1972

1. Nalidixic Acid arthralgia
Bailey et al (CMA Journal 1972; 107 601-605)

2. Dupuis PR, Uhthoff HK.
In vivo study of the effects of a synthetic steroid, betamethasone (16B methyl-9X fluoroprednisolone) on the calcaneal tendon in rabbits Union Med Can. 1972 Sep;101(9):1763-7. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 5075006 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1976

1. Jouirland JP Les ruptures tendineusues. Le tendon normal et patholoqique
Seminar de Monte Carlo 13-14 February 1976


1980

1. Mason JO, Meagher DJ, Sheehan B, O'Doherty CK.
The management of supraspinatus tendinitis in general practice.
Ir Med J. 1980 Jan;73(1):23-40. No abstract available.
PMID: 7380640 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1981

1. Jensen KE.
[Bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon]
Ugeskr Laeger. 1981 Jul 6;143(28):1768. Danish. No abstract available.
PMID: 7292758 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1982

1. Fink RJ, Corn RC.
Fracture of an ossified Achilles tendon.
Clin Orthop. 1982 Sep;(169):148-50. No abstract available.
PMID: 6809391 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Cetti R, Christensen SE.
[Rupture of the Achilles tendon after local steroid injection]
Ugeskr Laeger. 1982 May 10;144(19):1392. Danish. No abstract available.
PMID: 7135524 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Chechick A, Amit Y, Israeli A, Horoszowski H.
Recurrent rupture of the achilles tendon induced by corticosteroid injection.
Br J Sports Med. 1982 Jun;16(2):89-90. No abstract available.
PMID: 7104562 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Newmark H 3rd, Olken SM, Mellon WS Jr, Malhotra AK, Halls J
A new finding in the radiographic diagnosis of achilles tendon rupture.
Skeletal Radiol. 1982;8(3):223-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 7112151 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1983

1. Norfloxacin induced rheumatic disease
Bailey et al (NZ Med J 1983; 96; 590)

2. Kleinman M, Gross AE.
Achilles tendon rupture following steroid injection. Report of three cases.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1983 Dec;65(9):1345-7. No abstract available.
PMID: 6197416 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1984

1. Chamot AM, Gobelet C.
[Achilles tendinitis: a pathology of confines]
Rev Med Suisse Romande. 1984 Oct;104(10):783-7. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 6515224 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1985

1. Between 1985 and July 1992 100 cases of tendon disorders had been identified in France
Kessler et al (HRG Publication 1399, August 1. 1996)

2. Jones JG.
Achilles tendon rupture following steroid injection.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1985 Jan;67(1):170. No abstract available.
PMID: 3968099 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. 100 reported tendinopathies 1985-1992 France
In France, between 1985 and 1992, 100 patients who were being managed with fluoroquinolones had tendon disorders, which included thirty-one ruptures (Royer, R. J.; Pierfitte, C.; and Netter, P.: Features of tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones. Therapie, 49: 75-76, 1994.)
http://www.studiomedico.it/allegati/achille.pdf


1987

1. Ciprofloxacin an update on clinical experience
Areieri et al (Am J of Med 1987 82 381-386)

2. 93 ruptures, 103 tendinopathies, 20 tenasynovitis, 1987-1997
Source: http://www.sma.org/smj1999/junesmj99/harrell.pdf


1988

1. McEwan SR, Davey PG. Ciprofloxacin and tenosynovitis. Lancet 1988; 2: 900.

2. Adverse effects of fluoroquinolones
Halkin et al (Rev Infect Dis 1988 10 258-261)

3. Ciprofloxacin and tenosynovitis
McEwan et al ( Lancet 1988 15 900)

4. Tendon disorders attributed to fluoroquinolones; a study on 42 spontaneous reports in the period 1988-1998
Van Der Linden et al (American College of Rheumatology; Arthritis Care and Research 45; 2001 pages


1989

1. Adverse reactions during clinical trials and post marketing surveillance
Janknegt et al (Pharm Weekbl Sci 1989 11(4) 124-127)

2. Arthritis induced by norfloxacin
Jeandel et al (J Rheumatol 1989 16 560-561)

3. Schumacher HR Jr, Michaels R.
Recurrent tendinitis and achilles tendon nodule with positively birefringent crystals in a patient with hyperlipoproteinemia.
J Rheumatol. 1989 Oct;16(10):1387-9.
PMID: 2810266 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1990

1. Histologic and Histochemical Changes in Articular Cartilages of Immature Beagle Dogs Dosed with Difloxacin, a Fluoroquinolone
J.E. Kurkhardt et al (Vet Pathol 27;162-170, 1990)


1991

1. Rheumatolgical side effects of quinolones
Ribard et al (Baillere’s Clin Rheumatol 1991 5 175-191)

2. Perrot S, Ziza JM, De Bourran-Cauet G, Desplaces N, Lachand AT.
[A new complication related to quinolones: rupture of Achilles tendon]
Presse Med. 1991 Jul 6-13;20(26):1234. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 1831902 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1992

1. Seven Achilles tendinitis including three complicated by rupture during fluoroquinolone therapy
Ribard et al (J Rheumatol 1992; 19; 1479-1481)

2. 704 achilles tendinitis, 38 ruptures 1992-1998 Netherlands
Fluoroquinolone use and the change in incidence of tendon rupture in the Netherlands
Van der Linden et al (Pharmacy World and Science vol 23 no 3 2001 pg 89-92)
The cohort included 46 776 users of fluoroquinolones between 1 July 1992 and 30 June 30 1998, of whom 704 had Achilles tendinitis and 38 had Achilles tendon rupture
source: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7349/1306

3. 100 reported tendinopathies 1985-1992 France
In France, between 1985 and 1992, 100 patients who were being managed with fluoroquinolones had tendon disorders, which included thirty-one ruptures (Royer, R. J.; Pierfitte, C.; and Netter, P.: Features of tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones. Therapie, 49: 75-76, 1994.)
http://www.studiomedico.it/allegati/achille.pdf

4. Ribard P, Audisio F, Kahn MF, De Bandt M, Jorgensen C, Hayem G, Meyer O, Palazzo E.
Seven Achilles tendinitis including 3 complicated by rupture during fluoroquinolone therapy.
J Rheumatol. 1992 Sep;19(9):1479-81.
PMID: 1433021 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Perrot S, Kaplan G, Ziza JM.
[3 cases of Achilles tendinitis caused by pefloxacin, 2 of them with tendon rupture]
Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1992 Feb;59(2):162. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 1604233 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Lee WT, Collins JF.
Ciprofloxacin associated bilateral achilles tendon rupture.
Aust N Z J Med. 1992 Oct;22(5):500. No abstract available.
PMID: 1445042 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Blanche P, Sereni D, Sicard D, Christoforov B.
[Achilles tendinitis induced by pefloxacin. Apropos of 2 cases]
Ann Med Interne (Paris). 1992;143(5):348. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 1482040 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8. Olivieri I, Padula A, Lisanti ME, Braccini G.
Longstanding HLA-B27 associated Achilles tendinitis.
Ann Rheum Dis. 1992 Nov;51(11):1265. No abstract available.
PMID: 1466609 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1993

1. Spontaneous bilateral rupture of the Achille’s tendon in a renal transplant recipient
Mainard et al (Nephron 1993;65- 491-492)

2. Boulay I, Farge D, Haddad A, Bourrier P, Chanu B, Rouffy J
[Tendinopathy caused by ciprofloxacin with possible partial rupture of Achilles tendon]
Ann Med Interne (Paris). 1993;144(7):493-4. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 8141519 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1994

1. Royer RJ, Pierfitte C, Netter P.
Features of tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones.
Therapie. 1994 Jan-Feb;49(1):75-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 8091374 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Armengol S, Moreno JA, Xirgu J, Torrabadella P, Tomas R.
[Ciprofloxacin as a cause of a behavior disorder in a patient admitted into intensive care]
Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1994 May;12(5):271-2. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 8049295 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Donck JB, Segaert MF, Vanrenterghem YF.
Fluoroquinolones and Achilles tendinopathy in renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation. 1994 Sep 27;58(6):736-7. No abstract available.
PMID: 7940700 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Onieal ME.
Achilles injuries.
J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 1994 Mar;6(3):125-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 8003362 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Scioli MW.
Achilles tendinitis.
Orthop Clin North Am. 1994 Jan;25(1):177-82. Review.
PMID: 8290227 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Hernandez MV, Peris P, Sierra J, Collado A, Munoz-Gomez J.
[Tendinitis due to fluoroquinolones. Description of 2 cases]
Med Clin (Barc). 1994 Sep 10;103(7):264-6. Review. Spanish.
PMID: 7934295 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Achilles tenditinis and tendon rupture due to fluoroquinolone therapy
Huston et al (New England Journal of Medicene 1994 331 748)

8. Royer, R. J.; Pierfitte, C.; and Netter, P.: Features of tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones. Therapie, 49: 75-76, 1994.)

9. Dekens-Konter JA, Knol A, Olsson S, Meyboom RH, de Koning GH.
[Tendinitis of the Achilles tendon caused by pefloxacin and other
fluoroquinolone derivatives]
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1994 Mar 5;138(10):528-31. Dutch.
PMID: 8139714 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Prantera C, Kohn A, Zannoni F, Spimpolo N, Bonfa M.
Metronidazole plus ciprofloxacin in the treatment of active, refractory Crohn's disease: results of an open study.
J Clin Gastroenterol. 1994 Jul;19(1):79-80. No abstract available.
PMID: 7930441 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11. Van Linthoudt D, D'Oro A, Ott H.
[What is your diagnosis? Bilateral Achilles tendinitis associated with
quinolone treatment]
Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax. 1994 Feb 22;83(8):201-2. German. No abstract available.
PMID: 8134743 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

12. Kawada A, Hiruma M, Morimoto K, Ishibashi A, Banba H.
Fixed drug eruption induced by ciprofloxacin followed by ofloxacin.
Contact Dermatitis. 1994 Sep;31(3):182-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 7821014 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13. Guharoy SR.
Serum sickness secondary to ciprofloxacin use.
Vet Hum Toxicol. 1994 Dec;36(6):540-1.
PMID: 7900274 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1995

1. Hernandez Rodriguez I, Allegue F.
Achilles and suprapatellar tendinitis due to isotretinoin.
J Rheumatol. 1995 Oct;22(10):2009-10. No abstract available.
PMID: 8992016 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Szarfman A, Chen M, Blum MD. More on fluoroquinolone antibiotics and tendon rupture. N Engl J Med 1995; 332: 193[Free Full Text].

3. Magnesium Deficiency Induces Joint Cartilage Lesions in Juvenile Rats which are Identical to Quinolone Induced Arthropathy
Stahlmann et al (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Sept., 1995 pg 2013-2018)

4. Crowder SW, Jaffey LH.
Sarcoidosis presenting as Achilles tendinitis.
J R Soc Med. 1995 Jun;88(6):335-6.
PMID: 7629765 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Pierfitte C, Gillet P, Royer RJ
More on fluoroquinolone antibiotics and tendon rupture.
N Engl J Med. 1995 Jan 19;332(3):193. No abstract available.
PMID: 7800022 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Szarfman A, Chen M, Blum MD.
More on fluoroquinolone antibiotics and tendon rupture.
N Engl J Med. 1995 Jan 19;332(3):193. No abstract available.
PMID: 7800023 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Norfloxacin induced arthalgia
Terry et al ( J Rheumatol 1995 22 793-794)

8. Fluoroquinolone Induced Tenosynovitis of the Wrist mimicking de Quervain’s Disease
Gillet et al (British Journal of Rheumatology vol 34 no 6 pg 583-584, Feb 1995)

9. Mirovsky Y, Pollack L, Arlazoroff A, Halperin N.
[Ciprofloxacin-associated bilateral acute achilles tendinitis]
Harefuah. 1995 Dec 1;129(11):470-2, 535. Hebrew.
PMID: 8846955 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



1996

1. McGarvey WC, Singh D, Trevino SG. Partial Achilles tendon ruptures associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a case report and literature review. Foot Ankle Int 1996; 17: 496-498[ISI][Medline].

2. Pierfitte C, Royer RJ.
Tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones.
Therapie. 1996 Jul-Aug;51(4):419-20. No abstract available.
PMID: 8953821 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Hugo-Persson M.
[Rupture of the Achilles tendon after ciproxine therapy]
Lakartidningen. 1996 Apr 17;93(16):1520. Swedish. No abstract available.
PMID: 8667750 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Therapie 1996; 51: 419-420 Tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones 421 cases have been collected by the Centre de Pharmacovigilance, 340 of tendinitis and 81 cases of tendon rupture.

5. McGarvey WC, Singh D, Trevino SG.
Partial Achilles tendon ruptures associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a
case report and literature review.
Foot Ankle Int. 1996 Aug;17(8):496-8. Review.
PMID: 8863030 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Skovgaard D, Feldt-Rasmussen BF, Nimb L, Hede A, Kjaer M.
[Bilateral Achilles tendon rupture in individuals with renal transplantation]
Ugeskr Laeger. 1996 Dec 30;159(1):57-8. Danish.
PMID: 9012076 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Jagose JT, McGregor DR, Nind GR, Bailey RR.
Achilles tendon rupture due to ciprofloxacin.
N Z Med J. 1996 Dec 13;109(1035):471-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 9006634 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8, Ottosson L.
[An unexpected verdict by the HSAN in a case of Achilles tendon rupture]
Lakartidningen. 1996 Dec 18;93(51-52):4712, 4715. Swedish. No abstract available.
PMID: 9011717 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

9. Castagnola C, Suhler A.
[Tendinopathy and fluoroquinolones]
Ann Urol (Paris). 1996;30(3):129-30. French.
PMID: 8766149 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Foot Ankle Int. 1996 Aug;17(8):496-8.
Partial Achilles tendon ruptures associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a case report and literature review.

11. Fluoroquinolone induced arthralgia and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Loeuille et al (The Journal of Rheumatology volume 23 no 7 , July 1996)

12. Fluoroquinolone Induced Tendinopathy; Report of Six Cases
Zabraniedkl et al (The Journal of Rhuematology 1996; 23; 3)

13. Quinolone induced cartilage lesions are not reversible in rats
Forster et al (Arch Toxicol (1996) 70; 474-481)

14. Maki T, Heinasmaki T, Riutta J, Tikkanen T, Laasonen L, Eklund K.
[Bilateral Achilles tendon rupture caused by oral fluoroquinolones]
Duodecim. 1996;112(19):1818-20. Finnish. No abstract available.
PMID: 10596182 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

15. ENGLAND
130 reported tendon inflammation or rupture (England, France and Belgium, 1996)
The group cited 130 reports of tendon inflammation or rupture in people who used the prescription drug in England, France and Belgium. The FDA has received at least 52 reports of patients in the U.S. who have suffered tendon damage
(from public citizens 1996 petition)
Szarfman et al. recommended that the labeling on packaging for fluoroquinolone be up-dated to include a warning about the possibility of tendon rupture. In its recommendations on the use of
this class of antibiotics, the British National Formulary
suggested that "at the first sign of pain or inflammation, patients should discontinue the treatment and rest the affected limb until the tendon symptoms have resolved."
British National Formulary. No. 32, p. 259. London, British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1996.
{Notice how this labeling change has not be altered since 1996 and appears to have been copied word for word in every monograph.}

16. FRANCE
921 reported tendon disorders France
340 reported tendonitis, 81 tendon ruptures 1996, WHO
Adverse drug reactions with fluoroquinolones The French system of drug surveillance has analyzed the reports of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to fluoroquinolones since they were launched. The frequency of reactions ranges from 1/15000 to 1/208000 case per days of treatment. Cutaneous disorders and tendon disorders dominate in France, whereas cutaneous effects and neuropsychiatric disorders are predominant in the UK; tendon disorders take up only the 5th position. Among the most unexpected ADRs are the following: 1- Shock 2- Acure renal failure Tendon ruptures represent 81 cases for 921 reports of tendon disorders which are related in decreasing order to pefloxacin 1/23130 case per days of treatment, ofloxin, norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin 1/779600 case per days of treatment. Age and corticosteroids increase the risk of tendon rupture. Therapie 1996; 51; 419-420 Tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones 421 cases have been collected by the Centre de Pharmacovigilance: 340 of tendinitis and 81 of tendon rupture. These cases were attributed to Peflacine, Oflocet, Noroxine, Ciflox. Tendinitis was characterized by a bilateral malleolar oedema associated with a sudden pain. Sometimes this oedema evoked phlebitis. The tendon rupture was generally preceded by a tendinitis but in half of the cases it occurred without warning.
Source: http://www.who-umc.org/newsletter/newsltr97_1.html (sic)


1997

1. Australia. The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee first reported tendinitis in association with fluoroquinolone antibiotics in 1997. The Committee has continued to monitor this adverse reaction, and has now received 60 reports of tendinitis, tensosynovitis and/or tendon rupture in association with these drugs. Ciprofloxacin was most frequently cited (55 reports), as well as norfloxacin (4) and enoxacin (1).
Forty-five reports described tendinitis alone, one report described tensosynovitis, and 14 reports documented tendon tear or rupture. Fifty-five of the 60 reports specified the Achilles tendon, including 20 which described bilateral Achilles tendon damage. All 14 reports of tendon rupture involved the Achilles tendon. The 58 patients ranged in age from 38 to 91 years (median: 69), with no significant difference between those with tendinitis and those with tendon rupture.
The daily doses of ciprofloxacin ranged from 500 mg to 2250 mg, with 46% of patients taking 1500 mg and 46% of patients taking 1000 mg daily. For those who developed tendon rupture, 57% were taking 1500 mg daily. Time to onset varied from within 24 hours after the drug was commenced to 3 months after starting, but the majority of cases of tendinitis occurred within the first week. Time to rupture was longer with a median time of 2-3 weeks. Known risk factors for these reactions include old age, renal dysfunction and concomitant corticosteroid therapy. In the cases reported to the ADRAC, 29 reports documented concomitant corticosteroid use, and in 21 of the other 31 reports the patients were aged 69 years or older. In the reports of tendon rupture, 12 of the 14 described either concomitant steroid use (9) or old age (9).
Prescribers are reminded to be alert for this reaction and to withdraw the fluoroquinolone immediately when symptoms of tendinitis appear in order to reduce the risk of tendon rupture.
[See also Pharmaceuticals Newsletter Nos. 7&8, July&August 1997.]
Tendinitis associated with Fluoroquinolone therapy
(Pharmaceuticals Newsletters Nos 7&8 July & August 1997)
Australia

2. 93 ruptures, 103 tendinopathies, 20 tenasynovitis, 1987-1997
Source: http://www.sma.org/smj1999/junesmj99/harrell.pdf

3. Danesh-Meyer MJ.
Complicated management of a patient with rapidly progressive periodontitis: a case report.
J N Z Soc Periodontol. 1997;(82):25-9. No abstract available.
PMID: 10483437 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Poon CC, Sundaram NA.
Spontaneous bilateral Achilles tendon rupture associated with ciprofloxacin.
Med J Aust. 1997 Jun 16;166(12):665. No abstract available.
PMID: 9216589 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Shinohara YT, Tasker SA, Wallace MR, Couch KE, Olson PE.
What is the risk of Achilles tendon rupture with ciprofloxacin?
J Rheumatol. 1997 Jan;24(1):238-9. No abstract available.
PMID: 9002057 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Movin T, Gad A, Guntner P, Foldhazy Z, Rolf C.
Pathology of the Achilles tendon in association with ciprofloxacin treatment.
Foot Ankle Int. 1997 May;18(5):297-9.
PMID: 9167931 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Tendons and Fluoroquinolones; Unresolved issues
Kahn et al (Rev Rhum [Engl. Ed.] 1997 64(7-9) 437-439)
(Rev Rhum [Ed. Fr.] 1997 64(7-9) 511-513

8. Fluoroquinolones tendinitis update Australia
Tendinitis associated with Fluoroquinolone therapy
(Pharmaceuticals Newsletters Nos 7&8 July & August 1997)

9. Toxic effects of quinolone antibacterial agents on the musculoskeletal system in juvenile rats
Yoko Kashida et al (Toxicologic Pathology vol 25 number 6 pages 635-643 1997)

10. Tendinitis and tendon rupture with fluoroquinolones
ADRAC (The Achilles heel of fluoroquinolones Aust Adv Drug React Bull 1997;16;7, Szarfman et al)

11. Effects of Ciprofloxacin and Ofloxacin on adult human cartilage in vitro
(Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1997, Vol 41; issue 11; pages 2562-2565)

12. Repeated rupture of the extensor tendons of the hand due to fluoroquinolones, Apropos of a case
Levadoux et al (Ann Chir Main Memb Super 1997, vol 16, issue 2, pgs 130-133)

13. Benizeau I, Cambon-Michot C, Daragon A, Voisin L, Mejjad O, Thomine JM, Le Loet X.
Tendinitis of the tibialis anterior with histologic documentation in a patient under fluoroquinolone therapy.
Rev Rhum Engl Ed. 1997 Jun;64(6):432-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 9513620 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1998

1. Khan KM, Cook JL, Bonar SF, Harcourt PR.
Subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon.
Br J Sports Med. 1998 Jun;32(2):184-5. No abstract available.
PMID: 9631234 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Stafford L, Bertouch J.
Reactive arthritis and ruptured Achilles tendon.
Ann Rheum Dis. 1998 Jan;57(1):61. No abstract available.
PMID: 9536827 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Kahn MF.
Achilles tendinitis and ruptures.
Br J Sports Med. 1998 Sep;32(3):266. No abstract available.
PMID: 9773187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. van der Linden PD, van Puijenbroek EP, Feenstra J, Veld BA, Sturkenboom MC, Herings RM, Leufkens HG, Stricker BH.
Tendon disorders attributed to fluoroquinolones: a study on 42 spontaneous reports in the period 1988 to 1998. Arthritis Rheum. 2001 Jun;45(3):235-9.
PMID: 11409663 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Blanco Andres C, Bravo Toledo R.
[Bilateral tendinitis caused by ciprofloxacin]
Aten Primaria. 1998 Feb 28;21(3):184-5. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 9607242 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Tendon disorders attributed to fluoroquinolones; a study on 42 spontaneous reports in the period 1988-1998
Van Der Linden et al (American College of Rheumatology; Arthritis Care and Research 45; 2001 pages 235-239)

7. Petersen W, Laprell H
[Insidious rupture of the Achilles tendon after ciprofloxacin-induced tendopathy. A case report]
Unfallchirurg. 1998 Sep;101(9):731-4. German.
PMID: 9816984 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8. Voorn R.
Case report: can sacroiliac joint dysfunction cause chronic Achilles
tendinitis?
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1998 Jun;27(6):436-43.
PMID: 9617730 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

9. West MB, Gow P.
Ciprofloxacin, bilateral Achilles tendonitis and unilateral tendon rupture--a case report.
N Z Med J. 1998 Jan 23;111(1058):18-9. No abstract available.
PMID: 9484431 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Gabutti L, Stoller R, Marti HP.
[Fluoroquinolones as etiology of tendinopathy]
Ther Umsch. 1998 Sep;55(9):558-61. German.
PMID: 9789471 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11. NETHERLANDS
704 achilles tendinitis, 38 ruptures 1992-1998 Netherlands
Fluoroquinolone use and the change in incidence of tendon rupture in the Netherlands
Van der Linden et al (Pharmacy World and Science vol 23 no 3 2001 pg 89-92)
The cohort included 46 776 users of fluoroquinolones between 1 July 1992 and 30 June 30 1998, of whom 704 had Achilles tendinitis and 38 had Achilles tendon rupture
source: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7349/1306

12. 42 spontaneous reports 1988-1998
Tendon disorders attributed to fluoroquinolones; a study on 42 spontaneous reports in the period 1988-1998
Van Der Linden et al (American College of Rheumatology; Arthritis Care and Research 45; 2001 pages 235-239) June 2001
http://www.rheumatology.org/arhp/acnr/2001/0106.html


1999

1. Eriksson E.
In vivo microdialysis of painful achilles tendinosis.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1999;7(6):339. No abstract available.
PMID: 10639649 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Mousa A, Jones S, Toft A, Perros P.
Spontaneous rupture of Achilles tendon: missed presentation of Cushing's syndrome.
BMJ. 1999 Aug 28;319(7209):560-1. No abstract available.
PMID: 10463901 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Harrell RM.
Fluoroquinolone-induced tendinopathy: what do we know?
South Med J. 1999 Jun;92(6):622-5. Review.
PMID: 10372859 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Gibbon WW, Cooper JR, Radcliffe GS.
Sonographic incidence of tendon microtears in athletes with chronic Achilles tendinosis.
Br J Sports Med. 1999 Apr;33(2):129-30.
PMID: 10205697 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Lewis JR, Gums JG, Dickensheets DL.
Levofloxacin-induced bilateral Achilles tendonitis.
Ann Pharmacother. 1999 Jul-Aug;33(7-8):792-5.
PMID: 10466906 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Zambanini A, Padley S, Cox A, Feher M.
Achilles tendonitis: an unusual complication of amlodipine therapy.
J Hum Hypertens. 1999 Aug;13(8):565-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 10455480 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. van der Linden PD, van de Lei J, Nab HW, Knol A, Stricker BH.
Achilles tendinitis associated with fluoroquinolones.
Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1999 Sep;48(3):433-7.
PMID: 10510157 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8. Van der Linden PD, van de Lei J, Nab HW, Knol A, Stricker BHCh. Achilles tendinitis associated with fluoroquinolones. Br J Clin Pharmacol 1999; 48: 433-437[CrossRef][ISI][Medline].

9. 60 reported tendonitis August 1999
Fluoroquinolones tendinitis update Australia
Tendinitis associated with Fluoroquinolone therapy
(Pharmaceuticals Newsletters Nos 7&8 July & August 1997)
Australia
ADRAC Bulletin, vol 18, No 3, August 1999
Tendinitis and tendon rupture with
fluoroquinolones
The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (ADRAC) first reported tendinitis in association with the fluoroquinolone antibiotics in 1997. The Committee has continued to monitor this adverse
reaction, and has now received 60 reports of tendinitis, tenosynovitis and/or tendon rupture in association with these drugs. Most involved was ciprofloxacin (55), but there were also reports with norfloxacin (4) and enoxacin (1). Fortyfive reports described tendinitis alone, one report described tenosynovitis, and 14 reports documented tendon tear or rupture. Fifty five of the 60 reports specified the Achilles tendon, including 20 which described bilateral
Achilles tendon damage. All 14 reports of tendon rupture
involved the Achilles tendon.
Source: http://www.who.int/medicines/library/pnewslet/pndec99.html

10. 421 reported tendon disorders and 81 tendon ruptures 1999
Therapie 1996; 51: 419-420 Tendon disorders with fluoroquinolones 421 cases have been collected by the Centre de Pharmacovigilance, 340 of tendinitis and 81 cases of tendon rupture.

11. Rev Rhum Engl Ed. 1999 Jul-Sep;66(7-9):419-21.
Suspected role of ofloxacin in a case of arthalgia, myalgia, and multiple tendinopathy.

12. Levofloxacin-induced bilateral Achilles tendonitis
Lewis JR, JG Gums, and DL Dickensheets 1999

13. Inhibition of fibroblast metabolism by a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Williams et al (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1999 Annual meeting, paper number 118, Geb 5, 1999)

14. Levofloxacin induced bilateral achilles tendinitis
Lewis et al (The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 1999 July/August, volume 33 pages 792-795)

15. Fluoroquinolone induced tendinopathy; what do we know?
Harrell et al (South Med J 92(6) 622-625 1999)

16. Ann Pharmacother. 1999 Jul-Aug;33(7-8):792-5.
Levofloxacin-induced bilateral Achilles tendonitis.

17. Schwald N, Debray-Meignan S.
Suspected role of ofloxacin in a case of arthalgia, myalgia, and multiple tendinopathy.
Rev Rhum Engl Ed. 1999 Jul-Sep;66(7-9):419-21.
PMID: 10526383 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


2000

1. Fluoroquinolone induced tendinopathy; also occurring with levofloxacin
Fleisch et al (Infection 28 2000 no 4 pages 256-257)

2. Infection. 2000 Jul-Aug;28(4):256-7.
Fluoroquinolone-induced tendinopathy: also occurring with levofloxacin.

3. Quinolone and Tendon Ruptures
Casperian et al (Southern Medical Journal May 2000 vol 93 no 5 pages 488-491)

4. Evaluation of toxicokinetic variables and arthropathic changes in juvenile rabbits after oral administration of an ivestigational fluoroquinolone, pd 117596
Johnson et al (AJVR vol 61 no 11, pages, 1396-1402, November 2000)

5. Rupture of the patellar ligament one month after treatment with fluoroquinolone
Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot. 2000 Sep;86(5):495-7.

6. FINLAND
42 reported tendinopathies 2000
Finland:
Register of adverse drug reactions in 2000

7. The majority of ADR reports received among antibacterials concerned levofloxacin, which is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Fourteen of the reports were on tendinitis or rupture of the Achilles tendon. Tendinitis caused by fluoroquinolones was discussed in TABU for the first time in 1996. Since then the ADR register has received a total of 42 reports on tendinopathies caused by
fluoroquinolones, over a third of which were ruptures of the tendon.
The use of fluoroquinolones has in-creased by about 75% since 1996. Levofloxacin is responsible for the major part of this increase. It has been marketed in Finland since mid 1998.
source: www.nam.fi/uploads/english/Publications/Tabu/tabu22001_eng.pdf

8. Casado Burgos E, Vinas Ponce G, Lauzurica Valdemoros R, Olive Marques A.
[Levofloxacin-induced tendinitis]
Med Clin (Barc). 2000 Mar 4;114(8):319. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 10774524 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

9. Casparian JM, Luchi M, Moffat RE, Hinthorn D.
Quinolones and tendon ruptures.
South Med J. 2000 May;93(5):488-91. Review.
PMID: 10832946 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Gravlee JR, Hatch RL, Galea AM.
Achilles tendon rupture: a challenging diagnosis.
J Am Board Fam Pract. 2000 Sep-Oct;13(5):371-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 11001009 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11. Kouvalchouk JF, Hassan E
[Achilles tendon disorders]
Tunis Med. 2000 Jun-Jul;78(6-7):462-7. Review. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 11043038 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

12. Ortiz V, Holgado S, Olive A, Fite E.
Ach illes tendinitis as the presentation form of Lofgren's syndrome.
Clin Rheumatol. 2000;19(2):169-70.
PMID: 10791635 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13. Vavra-Hadziahmetovic N, Hadziahmetovic Z, Smajlovic F.
Phy sical therapy in conservative (functional) treatment of acute achilles tendon rupture.
Med Arh. 2000;54(2):121-2.
PMID: 10934845 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

14. Martinelli B.
Rupture of the Achilles tendon.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Dec;82-A(12):1804. No abstract available.
PMID: 11130653 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


2001

1. Rev Clin Esp. 2001 Sep;201(9):539-40.
Achilles pain and functional impotence in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with pneumonia. Tendon rupture caused by levofloxacin

2. Pharm World Sci. 2001 Jun;23(3):89-92.
Fluoroquinolone use and the change in incidence of tendon ruptures in the Netherlands.
van der Linden PD, Nab HW, Simonian S, Stricker BH, Leufkens HG, Herings RM.

3. Mennecier D, Thiolet C, Bredin C, Potier V, Vergeau B, Farret O.
[Acute pancreatitis after treatment by levofloxacin and methylprednisolone]
Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2001 Oct;25(10):921-2. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 11852403 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Csizy M, Hintermann B.
[Rupture of the Achilles tendon after local steroid injection. Case reports and consequences for treatment]
Swiss Surg. 2001;7(4):184-9. German.
PMID: 11515194 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Adverse reactions to fluoroquinolones an overview on mechanistic aspects
De Sarro et al (Current Medicinal Chemistry 2001, 8, 371-384)

6. Fluoroquinolone use and the change in incidence of tendon rupture in the Netherlands
Van der Linden et al (Pharmacy World and Science vol 23 no 3 2001 pg 89-92)

7. Tendon disorders attributed to fluoroquinolones; a study on 42 spontaneous reports in the period 1988-1998
Van Der Linden et al (American College of Rheumatology; Arthritis Care and Research 45; 2001 pages 235-239)

8. 1847 reported tendinopathies December 2001
Tabelle 7
Pharmacovigilance: Meldungen von Tendinopathien im Vergleich zu allen gemeldeten unerwünschten Arzneimittelwirkungen (UAW), Stand 17. Dezember 2001.

9. Meldungen Schweiz (IKS-Datenbank) Welt (WHO-Datenbank)
Tendinopathie alle UAW Tendinopathie alle UAW
Ciprofloxacin 8 (5%) 155 649(2,2%) 29 090
Fleroxacin 9 (1,2 %) 754
Norfloxacin 1 (1%) 91 163 (2,1%) 7536
Ofloxacin 2 (6%) 34 432 (1,8%) 23 990
Levofloxacin 32 (41%) 79 576 (7,8%) 7432
Moxifloxacin 18 (4,5 %) 4030
Source: http://www.saez.ch/pdf/2003/2003-02/2003-02-694.PDF
http://www.saez.ch/pdf/2003/2003-02/2003-02-694.PDF

10. U.S. ARMED FORCES
Spontaneous Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon, US Armed Forces, 1998-2001
Methods. The Defense Medical Surveillance System was searched to identify all incident ambulatory visits of active duty servicemembers with a primary diagnosis of non-traumatic rupture of the achilles tendon (ICD-9- CM code 727.67) and other tendon ruptures (ICD-9- CM codes 727.60-727.66, 727.68-727.69) between January 1998 and May 2001.
The most striking finding of this analysis is the sudden and significant increase in rates of achilles tendon ruptures beginning in calendar year 2000. The increase was manifested across all Services and in most demographic subgroups (table 1). Rates
of non-traumatic ruptures of several other tendons also increased during the period; and increases in ruptures of the rotator cuff were comparable to those of the achilles tendon.
Source: http://amsa.army.mil/1Msmr/2002/v08_n01.pdf

11. Nuno Mateo FJ, Noval Menendez J, Suarez M, Guinea O.
[Achilles pain and functional impotence in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with pneumonia. Tendon rupture caused by levofloxacin]
Rev Clin Esp. 2001 Sep;201(9):539-40. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 11692412 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

12. Malaguti M, Triolo L, Biagini M.
Ciprofloxacin-associated Achilles tendon rupture in a hemodialysis patient.
J Nephrol. 2001 Sep-Oct;14(5):431-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 11730281 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13. Butler MW, Griffin JF, Quinlan WR, McDonnell TJ.
Quinolone-associated tendonitis: a potential problem in COPD?
Ir J Med Sci. 2001 Jul-Sep;170(3):198-9.
PMID: 12120977 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

14. Bharani A, Kumar H.
Drug points: Diabetes inspidus induced by ofloxacin.
BMJ. 2001 Sep 8;323(7312):547. No abstract available.
PMID: 11546701 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

15. Toverud EL, Landaas S, Hellebostad M.
Repeated achilles tendinitis after high dose methotrexate.
Med Pediatr Oncol. 2001 Aug;37(2):156. No abstract available.
PMID: 11496361 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

16. Oatridge A, Herlihy AH, Thomas RW, Wallace AL, Curati WL, Hajnal JV, Bydder GM.
Magnetic resonance: magic angle imaging of the Achilles tendon.
Lancet. 2001 Nov 10;358(9293):1610-1.
PMID: 11716890 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

17. Fletcher MD, Warren PJ.
Sural nerve injury associated with neglected tendo Achilles ruptures.
Br J Sports Med. 2001 Apr;35(2):131-2.
PMID: 11273977 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

18. Humble RN, Nugent LL.
Achilles' tendonitis. An overview and reconditioning model.
Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2001 Apr;18(2):233-54. Review.
PMID: 11417153 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

19. Eriksson E.
Achilles tendon surgery and wound healing.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2001 Jul;9(4):193. No abstract available.
PMID: 11522072 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

20. Speed CA.
Fortnightly review: Corticosteroid injections in tendon lesions.
BMJ. 2001 Aug 18;323(7309):382-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 11509432 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

21. Van der Linden et al (Pharmacy World and Science vol 23 no 3 2001 pg 89-92)
The cohort included 46 776 users of fluoroquinolones between 1 July 1992 and 30 June 30 1998, of whom 704 had Achilles tendinitis and 38 had Achilles tendon rupture
source: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7349/1306


2002

1. Ulreich N, Kainberger F, Huber W, Nehrer S.
[Achilles tendon and sports]
Radiologe. 2002 Oct;42(10):811-7. German.
PMID: 12402109 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Doral MN, Tetik O, Atay OA, Leblebicioglu G, Oznur A.
[Achilles tendon diseases and its management]
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2002;36 Suppl 1:42-6. Review. Turkish. No abstract available.
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3. Hersh BL, Heath NS.
Achilles tendon rupture as a result of oral steroid therapy.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2002 Jun;92(6):355-8.
PMID: 12070236 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. [No authors listed]
Side effects of levofloxacin.
Prescrire Int. 2002 Aug;11(60):116-7. No abstract available.
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5. Hatori M, Matsuda M, Kokubun S.
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Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2002 Sep;122(7):414-7. Epub 2002 May 03.
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6. Pouzaud F, Rat P, Cambourieu C, Nourry H, Warnet JM.
[Tenotoxic potential of fluoroquinolones in the choice of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in ophthalmology]
J Fr Ophtalmol. 2002 Nov;25(9):921-6. French.
PMID: 12515937 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Sobel E, Giorgini R, Hilfer J, Rostkowski T.
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J Foot Ankle Surg. 2002 Sep-Oct;41(5):330-4.
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8. Lohrer H, Scholl J, Arentz S.
[Achilles tendinopathy and patellar tendinopathy. Results of radial shockwave therapy in patients with unsuccessfully treated tendinoses] Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2002 Sep;16(3):108-14. German. No abstract available.
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9. Eriksen HA, Pajala A, Leppilahti J, Risteli J.
Increased content of type III collagen at the rupture site of human Achilles tendon.
J Orthop Res. 2002 Nov;20(6):1352-7.
PMID: 12472252 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Kannus P, Paavola M, Paakkala T, Parkkari J, Jarvinen T, Jarvinen M.
[Pathophysiology of overuse tendon injury]
Radiologe. 2002 Oct;42(10):766-70. German.
PMID: 12402104 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11. Summers JB.
Importance of an accurate diagnosis for Achilles rupture.
Am Fam Physician. 2002 Nov 15;66(10):1836. No abstract available.
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12. Ulreich N, Huber W, Nehrer S, Kainberger F.
[High resolution magnetic resonance tomography and ultrasound imaging of the Achilles tendon]
Wien Med Wochenschr Suppl. 2002;(113):39-40. German.
PMID: 12621837 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13. Dwornik L, Lomasney LM, Demos TC, Lavery LA.
Radiologic case study. Acute Achilles tendon rupture.
Orthopedics. 2002 Nov;25(11):1239, 1318-20. No abstract available.
PMID: 12452339 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

14. Wood ML, Schlessinger S.
Levaquin induced acute tubulointerstitial nephritis--two case reports.
J Miss State Med Assoc. 2002 Apr;43(4):116-7. No abstract available.
PMID: 11989200 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

15. McClelland D, Maffulli N.
Percutaneous repair of ruptured Achilles tendon.
J R Coll Surg Edinb. 2002 Aug;47(4):613-8. Review.
PMID: 12363186 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

16. Eriksson E.
Tendinosis of the patellar and achilles tendon.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2002 Jan;10(1):1. Epub 2001 Dec 18. No abstract available.
PMID: 11819012 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

17. Bleakney RR, Tallon C, Wong JK, Lim KP, Maffulli N.
Long-term ultrasonographic features of the Achilles tendon after rupture.
Clin J Sport Med. 2002 Sep;12(5):273-8.
PMID: 12394198 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

18. Majewski M, Widmer KH, Steinbruck K.
[Achilles tendon ruptures: 25 year's experience in sport-orthopedic treatment]
Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2002 Dec;16(4):167-73. German.
PMID: 12563559 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

19. Cook JL, Khan KM, Purdam C.
Achilles tendinopathy.
Man Ther. 2002 Aug;7(3):121-30. Review.
PMID: 12372309 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

20. Shukla DD.
Bilateral spontaneous rupture of achilles tendon secondary to limb ischemia: a case report.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2002 Sep-Oct;41(5):328-9.
PMID: 12400717 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

21. Grechenig W, Clement H, Bratschitsch G, Fankhauser F, Peicha G.
[Ultrasound diagnosis of the Achilles tendon]
Orthopade. 2002 Mar;31(3):319-25. German.
PMID: 12017866 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

22. Mazzone MF, McCue T.
Common conditions of the achilles tendon.
Am Fam Physician. 2002 May 1;65(9):1805-10. Review.
PMID: 12018803 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

23. Schepsis AA, Jones H, Haas AL.
Achilles tendon disorders in athletes.
Am J Sports Med. 2002 Mar-Apr;30(2):287-305. Review.
PMID: 11912103 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

24. Fluoroquinolones and risk of Achilles tendon disorders: case-control study BMJ 2002;324:1306-1307 ( 1 June ) P D van der Linden, researcher a, M C J M Sturkenboom, assistant professor a, R M C Herings, associate professor b, H G M Leufkens, professor b, B H Ch Stricker, professor a.
a Pharmaco-epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands, b Department of Pharmaco-epidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

25. Pai VS, Patel N.
Atypical coronal or sagittal Z ruptures of the achilles tendon: a report of four cases.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2002 May-Jun;41(3):183-5.
PMID: 12075907 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

26. van der Linden PD, Sturkenboom MC, Herings RM, Leufkens HG, Stricker BH.
Fluoroquinolones and risk of Achilles tendon disorders: case-control study.
BMJ. 2002 Jun 1;324(7349):1306-7. No abstract available.
PMID: 12039823 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

27. Tiling T.
[Is an Achilles tendon rupture without degeneration possible?]
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2002 Jun 21;127(25-26):1401. German. No abstract available.
PMID: 12075502 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

28. Med Clin (Barc). 2003 Jan 25;120(2):78-9.
Comment on: Med Clin (Barc). 2002 Jun 8;119(1):38-9.
Levofloxacin and bilateral spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture

29. 4 cases of levaquin induced tendintis (orign spansih)
Mica magazine of Chile Issn0034-9887 versi printed
Rev. m. Chilev.130n.11Santiagonov.2002
Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 1277-1281
Associated aquiliana Tendinitis to the levofloxacino use:
communication of four cases
Claudius Hoops And, Claudius Flowers W, Sergio Mezzano A.
Levofloxacin associated Achilles

29. Pedros A, Emilio Gomez J, Angel Navarro L, Tomas A.
[Levofloxacin and acute confusional syndrome]
Med Clin (Barc). 2002 Jun 8;119(1):38-9. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 12062009 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

30. Maffulli N, Kader D.
Tendinopathy of tendo achillis.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 Jan;84(1):1-8. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 11837811 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

31. Sidorenko SV, Krivitskaia NS
[Use of ciprofloxacin in sequential antibiotic therapy]
Antibiot Khimioter. 2002;47(7):25-30. Review. Russian. No abstract available.
PMID: 12516193 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

32. Paavola M, Kannus P, Jarvinen TA, Khan K, Jozsa L, Jarvinen M.
Achilles tendinopathy.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Nov;84-A(11):2062-76. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 12429771 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

33. Roberts C, Deliss L.:
Acute rupture of tendo Achillis.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 May;84(4):620; author reply 620. No abstract available.
PMID: 12043793 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

34. Tumia N, Kader D, Arena B, Maffulli N
Achilles tendinopathy during pregnancy.
Clin J Sport Med. 2002 Jan;12(1):43-5. No abstract available.
PMID: 11854590 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

35. Paffey MD, Faraj AA.
Acute rupture of tendo Achillis.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 May;84(4):620-1; author reply 621. No abstract available.
PMID: 12043792 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

36. Chhajed PN, Plit ML, Hopkins PM, Malouf MA, Glanville AR.
Achilles tendon disease in lung transplant recipients: association with ciprofloxacin.
Eur Respir J. 2002 Mar;19(3):469-71.
PMID: 11936524 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

37. Greene BL.Physical therapist management of fluoroquinolone-induced Achilles tendinopathy.
Phys Ther. 2002 Dec;82(12):1224-31.
PMID: 12444881 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

38. Breck RW.
"Ciprofloxacin: a warning for clinicians".
Conn Med. 2002 Oct;66(10):635. No abstract available.
PMID: 12448217 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

39. Hufner T, Wohifarth K, Fink M, Thermann H, Rollnik JD.
EMG monitoring during functional non-surgical therapy of Achilles tendon rupture.
Foot Ankle Int. 2002 Jul;23(7):614-8.
PMID: 12146771 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

40. Khurana R, Torzillo PJ, Horsley M, Mahoney J.
Spontaneous bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Respirology. 2002 Jun;7(2):161-3.
PMID: 11985741 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

41. Mert G.
Rupture of the Achilles tendon in athletes: do synthetic grass fields play a part?
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Feb;84-A(2):320-1. No abstract available.
PMID: 11861742 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

42. Lynch RM
Management of Achilles tendon ruptures.
Am J Sports Med. 2002 Nov-Dec;30(6):917; author reply 917-8. No abstract
available.
PMID: 12435663 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

43. Amendola N.
Surgical treatment of acute rupture of the tendo Achillis led to fewer
reruptures and better patient-generated ratings than did nonsurgical treatment.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Feb;84-A(2):324. No abstract available.
PMID: 11861747 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

44. Zwar RB.
Utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Aust Fam Physician. 2002 Jun;31(6):559, 561.
PMID: 12154604 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

45. Cottrell WC, Pearsall AW 4th, Hollis MJ.
Simultaneous tears of the Achilles tendon and medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle.
Orthopedics. 2002 Jun;25(6):685-7. No abstract available.
PMID: 12083581 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


2003

1. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2003) 51, 747–748
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkg081
Advance Access publication 28 January 2003
Correspondence
Spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture in patients
treated with levofloxacin
L. J. Haddow, M. Chandra Sekhar, V. Hajela and
G. Gopal Rao

2. Manoj Kumar RV, Rajasekaran S.
Spontaneous tendon ruptures in alkaptonuria.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 Aug;85(6):883-6.
PMID: 12931812 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. Harris RD, Nindl G, Balcavage WX, Weiner W, Johnson MT.
Use of proteomics methodology to evaluate inflammatory protein expression in tendinitis.
Biomed Sci Instrum. 2003;39:493-9.
PMID: 12724941 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Milgrom C, Finestone A, Zin D, Mandel D, Novack V.
Cold weather training: a risk factor for Achilles paratendinitis among
recruits.
Foot Ankle Int. 2003 May;24(5):398-401.
PMID: 12801195 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Schwalm JD, Lee CH.
Acute hepatitis associated with oral levofloxacin therapy in a hemodialysis patient.
CMAJ. 2003 Apr 1;168(7):847-8.
PMID: 12668542 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Oh YR, Carr-Lopez SM, Probasco JM, Crawley PG.
Levofloxacin-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Ann Pharmacother. 2003 Jul-Aug;37(7-8):1010-3.
PMID: 12841809 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7. Bardin L.
Comments on 'Achilles tendinopathy'.
Man Ther. 2003 Aug;8(3):189; author reply 190-1. No abstract available.
PMID: 12909446 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8. Ackermann PW, Li J, Lundeberg T, Kreicbergs A.
Neuronal plasticity in relation to nociception and healing of rat achilles tendon.
J Orthop Res. 2003 May;21(3):432-41.
PMID: 12706015 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

9. Gotoh M, Higuchi F, Suzuki R, Yamanaka K.
Progression from calcifying tendinitis to rotator cuff tear.
Skeletal Radiol. 2003 Feb;32(2):86-9. Epub 2002 Apr 05.
PMID: 12589487 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Dalal RB, Zenios M.
The flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for chronic tendo-achilles ruptures revisited. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2003 Jul;85(4):283. No abstract available.
PMID: 12908473 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11. Joseph TA, Defranco MJ, Weiker GG.
Delayed repair of a pectoralis major tendon rupture with allograft: A case report.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2003 Jan-Feb;12(1):101-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 12610495 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

12. [No authors listed]
Tendon abnormalities and hypersensitivity of levofloxacin.
Prescrire Int. 2003 Feb;12(63):20. No abstract available.
PMID: 12602391 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13. Magnusson SP, Beyer N, Abrahamsen H, Aagaard P, Neergaard K, Kjaer M.
Increased cross-sectional area and reduced tensile stress of the Achilles tendon in elderly compared with young women.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 Feb;58(2):123-7.
PMID: 12586849 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

14. Khan KM, Forster BB, Robinson J, Cheong Y, Louis L, Maclean L, Taunton JE.
Are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging of value in assessment of Achilles tendon disorders? A two year prospective study.
Br J Sports Med. 2003 Apr;37(2):149-53.
PMID: 12663358 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

15. DY, Song JC, Wang CC.
Anaphylactoid reaction to ciprofloxacin.
Ann Pharmacother. 2003 Jul-Aug;37(7-8):1018-23.
PMID: 12841811 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

16. Ying M, Yeung E, Li B, Li W, Lui M, Tsoi CW.
Sonographic evaluation of the size of Achilles tendon: the effect of exercise and dominance of the ankle.
Ultrasound Med Biol. 2003 May;29(5):637-42.
PMID: 12754062 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

17. Cook J, Khan K.
The treatment of resistant, painful tendinopathies results in frustration for athletes and health professionals alike.
Am J Sports Med. 2003 Mar-Apr;31(2):327-8; author reply 328. No abstract available.
PMID: 12642274 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

18. [No authors listed]
Fluoroquinolones in ambulatory ENT and respiratory tract infections: rarely appropriate.
Prescrire Int. 2003 Feb;12(63):26-7.
PMID: 12602405 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

19. Matsumoto F, Trudel G, Uhthoff HK, Backman DS.
Mechanical effects of immobilization on the Achilles' tendon.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 May;84(5):662-7.
PMID: 12736878 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

20. Maffulli N, Kenward MG, Testa V, Capasso G, Regine R, King JB.
Clinical diagnosis of Achilles tendinopathy with tendinosis.
Clin J Sport Med. 2003 Jan;13(1):11-5.
PMID: 12544158 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

21. Forslund C.
BMP treatment for improving tendon repair. Studies on rat and rabbit Achilles tendons.
Acta Orthop Scand Suppl. 2003 Feb;74(308):I, 1-30. No abstract available.
PMID: 12640969 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

22. Cetti R, Junge J, Vyberg M.
Spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon is preceded by widespread and bilateral tendon damage and ipsilateral inflammation: a clinical and histopathologic study of 60 patients.
Acta Orthop Scand. 2003 Feb;74(1):78-84.
PMID: 12635798 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

23. Mulvaney S.
Calf muscle therapy for Achilles tendinosis.
Am Fam Physician. 2003 Mar 1;67(5):939; author reply 939-40. No abstract available.
PMID: 12643353 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

24. Khaliq Y, Zhanel GG.
Fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy: a critical review of the literature.
Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jun 1;36(11):1404-10. Epub 2003 May 20. Review.
PMID: 12766835 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

25. Prasad S, Lee A, Clarnette R, Faull R.
Spontaneous, bilateral patellar tendon rupture in a woman with previous Achilles tendon rupture and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2003 Jul;42(7):905-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 12826711 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

26. Gold L, Igra H.
Levofloxacin-induced tendon rupture: a case report and review of the literature.
J Am Board Fam Pract. 2003 Sep-Oct;16(5):458-60. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 14645337 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

27. Schindler C, Pittrow D, Kirch W.
Reoccurrence of levofloxacin-induced tendinitis by phenoxymethylpenicillin therapy after 6 months: a rare complication of fluoroquinolone therapy?
Chemotherapy. 2003 May;49(1-2):90-1. No abstract available.
PMID: 12756981 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

28. de La Red G, Mejia JC, Cervera R, Llado A, Mensa J, Font J.
Bilateral Achilles tendinitis with spontaneous rupture induced by levofloxacin in a patient with systemic sclerosis.
Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Oct;22(4-5):367-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 14579169 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

29. Tomas ME, Perez Carreras M, Morillasa JD, Castellano G, Solis JA.
[Rupture of the Achilles' tendon secondary to levofloxacin]
Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2003 Jan;26(1):53-4. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 12525331 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

30. Mathis AS, Chan V, Gryszkiewicz M, Adamson RT, Friedman GS.
Levofloxacin-associated Achilles tendon rupture.
Ann Pharmacother. 2003 Jul-Aug;37(7-8):1014-7.
PMID: 12841810 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

31. Aros C, Flores C, Mezzano S.[Achilles tendinitis associated to levofloxacin: report of 4 cases]
Rev Med Chil. 2002 Nov;130(11):1277-81. Spanish.
PMID: 12587511 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

32. Shah P.[Do tendon lesions occur during quinolone administration?]
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2003 Oct 17;128(42):2214. German. No abstract available.
PMID: 14562223 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

33. Melhus A, Apelqvist J, Larsson J, Eneroth M.
Levofloxacin-associated Achilles tendon rupture and tendinopathy.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2003;35(10):768-70.
PMID: 14606622 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

34. Cebrian P, Manjon P, Caba P.
Ultrasonography of non-traumatic rupture of the Achilles tendon secondary to
levofloxacin.
Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Feb;24(2):122-4.
PMID: 12627618 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

35. Bernacer L, Artigues A, Serrano A.
[Levofloxacin and bilateral spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture]
Med Clin (Barc). 2003 Jan 25;120(2):78-9. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 12570920 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

36. Haddow LJ, Chandra Sekhar M, Hajela V, Gopal Rao G.
Spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture in patients treated with levofloxacin.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2003 Mar;51(3):747-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 12615887 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

37. Othmani S, Battikh R, Ben Abdallah N.
[The myo-tendinopathy caused by levofloxacin]
Therapie. 2003 Sep-Oct;58(5):463-5. French. No abstract available.
PMID: 14682197 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

38. Gutierrez E, Morales E, Garcia Rubiales MA, Valentin MO.
[Levofloxacin and Achilles tendon involvement in hemodialysis patients]
Nefrologia. 2003 Nov-Dec;23(6):558-9. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 15002793 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

40. Spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture in patients treated with levofloxacin
L. J. Haddow, M. Chandra Sekhar, V. Hajela and G. Gopal Rao*
Department of Microbiology, University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LH, UK 2003 The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

41. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003;36:1404-1410
2003 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
Fluoroquinolone-Associated Tendinopathy: A Critical Review of the Literature
Yasmin Khaliq1 and George G. Zhanel2

42. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2003 Jul-Aug;93(4):333-5.
Fluoroquinolone therapy and Achilles tendon rupture.
Vanek D, Saxena A, Boggs JM.

43. Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Dec;22(6):500-1. Epub 2003 Oct 18.
Ciprofloxacin and Achilles' tendon rupture: a causal relationship.

44. Aten Primaria. 2003 Sep 15;32(4):256
Bilateral Achilles tendinitis as adverse reaction to levofloxacine.

45. Therapie. 2003 Sep-Oct;58(5):463-5.
The myo-tendinopathy caused by levofloxacin

46. Reumatismo. 2003 Oct-Dec;55(4):267-9.
Levofloxacin-induced bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon: clinical and sonographic findings

47. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2003 Jan;26(1):53-4.
Rupture of the Achilles' tendon secondary to levofloxacin

48. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2003 Mar;51(3):747-8.
Spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture in patients treated with levofloxacin.

49. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Feb;24(2):122-4.
Ultrasonography of non-traumatic rupture of the Achilles tendon secondary to levofloxacin.

50. Chemotherapy. 2003 May;49(1-2):90-1.
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51. rupture of the Achilles tendon: clinical and sonographic findings]
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52. Ann Pharmacother. 2003 Jul-Aug;37(7-8):1014-7.
Levofloxacin-associated Achilles tendon rupture.

53. Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Oct;22(4-5):367-8.
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54. Scand J Infect Dis. 2003;35(10):768-70.
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56. Levofloxacin and trovafloxacin inhibition of experimental fracture-healing. Clin Orthop 2003 Sep;(414):95-100 (ISSN: 0009-921X) Perry AC; Prpa B; Rouse MS; Piper KE; Hanssen AD; Steckelberg JM; Patel R Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

57. Levofloxacin-associated Achilles tendon rupture. Ann Pharmacother 2003 Jul-Aug;37(7-8):1014-7 (ISSN: 1060-0280) Mathis AS; Chan V; Gryszkiewicz M; Adamson RT; Friedman GS Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA. smathis at sbhcs.com.

58. Richardson LC, Reitman R, Wilson M.
Achilles tendon ruptures: functional outcome of surgical repair with a "pull-out" wire.
Foot Ankle Int. 2003 May;24(5):439-43.
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Levofloxacin-induced tendon rupture: a case report and review of the literature.


2004

1. Mehra A, Maheshwari R, Case R, Croucher C.
Bilateral simultaneous spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon.
Hosp Med. 2004 May;65(5):308-9. No abstract available.
PMID: 15176150 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2. Vergara Fernandez I.
[Muscle and tendon problems as a side-effect of levofloxacine: review of a case]
Aten Primaria. 2004 Mar 15;33(4):214. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 15023326 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3. McKinley BT, Oglesby RJ.
A 57-year-old male retired colonel with acute ankle swelling.
Mil Med. 2004 Mar;169(3):254-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 15080249 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4. Fama U, Irace S, Frati R, de Gado F, Scuderi N.
Is it a real risk to take ciprofloxacin?
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Jul;114(1):267. No abstract available.
PMID: 15220615 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Kahn F, Christensson B.
[A rapid development of Achilles tendon rupture following quinolone treatment]
Lakartidningen. 2004 Jan 15;101(3):190-1. Swedish. No abstract available.
PMID: 14763088 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6. Long term outcome after Fluoroquinolones tendinopathies
13/01/2004 14:11:07 P-0077
C Guy (1); Y Murat (1); MN Beyens (1); M Ratrema (1); G Mounier (1); M Ollagnier (1); (1) Centre de Pharmacovigilance, Hôpital Bellevue - CHU St-Etienne, Sant-Etienne

7. Levofloxacin-induced bilateral Achilles tendon rupture: a case report and review of the literature. J Orthop Sci 2004;9(2):186-90 (ISSN: 0949-2658) Kowatari K; Nakashima K; Ono A; Yoshihara M; Amano M; Toh S Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aomori Rosai Hospital, 1 Minamigaoka, Shirogane-machi, Hachinohe 031-8551, Japan.

8. Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2004 Jan;308(1):394-402. Epub 2003 Oct 20. In vitro discrimination of fluoroquinolones toxicity on tendon cells: involvement of oxidative stress.

9. Hosp Med. 2004 May;65(5):308-9.
Bilateral simultaneous spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon.
Mehra A, Maheshwari R, Case R, Croucher C.

10. Therapie. 2004 Nov-Dec;59(6):653-5.
Ofloxacin-induced achilles tendinitis in the absence of a predisposition

11. An Med Interna. 2004 Mar;21(3):154.
Achilles bilateral tendonitis and levofloxacin

12. J Orthop Sci. 2004;9(2):186-90.
Levofloxacin-induced bilateral Achilles tendon rupture: a case report and review of the literature.

13. Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36(4):315-6.
Recurrent tendinitis after treatment with two different fluoroquinolones.

14. Joint Bone Spine. 2004 Nov;71(6):586-7. Related Articles, Links
Rupture of multiple tendons after levofloxacin therapy.
Braun D, Petitpain N, Cosserat F, Loeuille D, Bitar S, Gillet P, Trechot P.
Pneumology Department, Maillot Hospital, 54150 Briey, France.

15. Aten Primaria. 2004 Mar 15;33(4):214.
Muscle and tendon problems as a side-effect of levofloxacine: review of a case

16. Kowatari K, Nakashima K, Ono A, Yoshihara M, Amano M, Toh S.
Levofloxacin-induced bilateral Achilles tendon rupture: a case report and review of the literature.
J Orthop Sci. 2004;9(2):186-90. Review.
PMID: 15045551 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

17. Gomez Rodriguez N, Ibanez Ruan J, Gonzalez Perez M.
[Achilles bilateral tendonitis and levofloxacin]
An Med Interna. 2004 Mar;21(3):154. Spanish. No abstract available.
PMID: 15043504 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

18. Filippucci E, Farina A, Bartolucci F, Spallacci C, Busilacchi P, Grassi W.[Levofloxacin-induced bilateral

19. Burkhardt O, Kohnlein T, Pap T, Welte T.
Recurrent tendinitis after treatment with two different fluoroquinolones.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36(4):315-6.
PMID: 15198194 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


2005

1. Toxicology. 2005 May 9
Fluoroquinolones cause changes in extracellular matrix, signalling proteins, metalloproteinases and caspase-3 in cultured human tendon cells.
Sendzik J, Shakibaei M, Schafer-Korting M, Stahlmann R.

2. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2005 Mar;125(2):124-6. Epub 2005 Jan 12.
Missed Achilles tendon rupture due to oral levofloxacin: surgical treatment and result.

3. An Med Interna. 2005 Jan;22(1):28-30.
Partial bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon associated to levofloxacin

4. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2005 Mar;4(2):299-309.
Fluoroquinolones and tendon disorders.
Melhus A.

5. Toxicology. 2005 May 9
Fluoroquinolones cause changes in extracellular matrix, signalling proteins, metalloproteinases and caspase-3 in cultured human tendon cells.
Sendzik J, Shakibaei M, Schafer-Korting M, Stahlmann R.
Institute of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Toxicology, Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Garystr. 5, 14195 Berlin, Germany; Institute of Anatomy, Department of Cell and Neurobiology, Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Konigin-Luise-Str. 15, 14195 Berlin, Germany; Musculoskeletal Research Group, Institute of Anatomy, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitat Munich, Pettenkoferstr. 11, 80336 Munich, Germany.

Additional references:

AUSTRALIA
THE ACHILLES HEEL OF FLUOROQUINOLONES
One of the more unusual adverse reactions known to be associated with the fluoroquinolone antibiotics is the occurrence of tendinitis. This is a serious effect since it may progress to tendon rupture with many weeks of disability as a result. Over 200 cases have been reported in the literature with the majority from France. Most members of the class including ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, ofloxacin, and norfloxacin have been implicated. The Achilles tendon is most often involved.
In Australia, there have been 25 reports of tendinitis in association with fluoroquinolones. Most (22) have been with ciprofloxacin and the other three with norfloxacin. The majority of the patients involved were elderly, ranging in age from 46 to 91 (median 69) years and the sex distribution was equal. For ciprofloxacin, daily dosages ranged from 750 mg to 2250 mg although most (13) patients were taking 1000 mg daily. For norfloxacin, all three patients were taking the usual dose of 800 mg daily. Time to onset ranged from the same day that the drug was commenced (in two patients) to two months although in 13 of the 24 reports which provided the information, the reaction occurred within the first week. Almost all (23) of the reports specified the Achilles tendon as the site of the tendinitis. Tendinitis was described as bilateral in 11 cases. Only 8 patients had recovered at the time the report was submitted and the other patients were being treated with rest and/or physiotherapy. There have been no reports of tendon rupture in Australia although in one severe case, the patient required a plaster cast up to the mid thigh.
A number of risk factors have been identified with regard to this adverse reaction. These include old age, renal dysfunction, and concomitant corticosteroid therapy. Of the patients reported to ADRAC, 72% were older than 60 years. Nine of these patients were taking corticosteroids as were three of the younger patients.
Prescribers are reminded that tendinitis, especially involving the Achilles tendon, is a rare adverse effect of the fluoroquinolones. It is more likely to occur in association with the risk factors referred to above. The antibiotic should be withdrawn immediately to reduce the risk of tendon rupture.


DUTCH
Fluoroquinolones have been associated with tendon disorders, usually during the first month of treatment,1-5 but the epidemiological evidence is scanty. We did a nested case-control study among users of fluoroquinolones in a large UK general practice database to study the association with Achilles tendon disorders.

Participants, methods, and results

We obtained data from the IMS Health database (UK MediPlus), which contains data from general practice on consultations, morbidity, prescriptions, and other interventions in a source population of 1-2 million inhabitants. The base cohort consisted of all patients aged 18 years or over who had received a fluoroquinolone. We excluded people with a history of Achilles tendon disorders, cancer, AIDS, illicit drug use, or alcohol misuse. We identified potential cases by reviewing patient profiles and clinical data and excluded tendon disorders due to direct trauma. We randomly sampled a group of 10 000 control patients from the study cohort.

We defined four categories of exposure to fluoroquinolones: current use, recent use, past use, and no use. We defined current use as when the tendon disorder occurred in the period between the start of the fluoroquinolone treatment and the calculated end date plus 30 days, recent use as when the calculated end date was between 30 and 90 days before the occurrence of the disorder, and past use as when the calculated end date was more than 90 days before the occurrence of the disorder. We used unconditional logistic regression analysis to calculate adjusted relative risks and 95% confidence intervals for Achilles tendon disorders, using the no use group as the reference. We adjusted for age, sex, number of visits to the general practitioner, use of corticosteroid, calendar year, obesity, and history of musculoskeletal disorders.

The cohort included 46 776 users of fluoroquinolones between 1 July 1992 and 30 June 30 1998, of whom 704 had Achilles tendinitis and 38 had Achilles tendon rupture. Four hundred and fifty three (61%) of the cases were women, and the mean age was 56 years. Cases visited the general practitioner significantly more often than did controls (mean 20 v 17). Cases and controls were similar with respect to indications for use of fluoroquinolone. Age, number of visits to the general practitioner in the previous 18 months, gout, obesity, and use of corticosteroid were determinants of Achilles tendon disorders. The adjusted relative risk of Achilles tendon disorders with current use of fluoroquinolones was 1.9 (95% confidence interval 1.3 to 2.6). The risk for recent and past use was similar to that for no use. The relative risk with current use was 3.2 (2.1 to 4.9) among patients aged 60 and over and 0.9 (0.5 to 1.6) among patients aged under 60 (table). In patients aged 60 or over, concurrent use of corticosteroids and fluoroquinolones increased the risk to 6.2 (3.0 to 12.8).

Relative risk of Achilles tendon disorders associated with use of fluoroquinolones according to age
Current exposure to fluoroquinolones increases the risk of Achilles tendon disorders. This finding is in agreement with a smaller study, in which we found an association between tendinitis and fluoroquinolones.5 Our results indicate that this adverse effect is relatively rare, with an overall excess risk of 3.2 cases per 1000 patient years. The effect seems to be restricted to people aged 60 or over, and within this group concomitant use of corticosteroids increased the risk substantially. The proportion of Achilles tendon disorders among patients with both risk factors that is attributable to their interaction was 87%. Although the mechanism is unknown, the sudden onset of some tendinopathies, occasionally after a single dose of a fluoroquinolone, suggests a direct toxic effect on collagen fibres. Prescribers should be aware of this risk, especially in elderly people taking corticosteroids.

Acknowledgments
We acknowledge the cooperation of IMS Health United Kingdom.
Contributors: PDvdL, MCJMS, and BHChS formulated the design of the study. PDvdL carried out the analyses. PDvdL, MCJMS, and BHChS wrote the paper, and RMCH and HGML edited it. BHChS and HGML are guarantors for the paper.

Funding:
Dutch Inspectorate for Health Care.

Competing interests:
MCJMS is a consultant for Lundbeck (France) and Beaufour (UK) and has previously been a consultant for Pfizer (USA), Roche (Switzerland), and Novartis Consumerhealth (Switzerland). MCJMS is responsible for research conducted with the integrated primary care information database in the Netherlands, which is supported by project specific grants from GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Wyeth, and Yamanouchi. MCJMS has conducted research projects on use of antibiotics for Merck & Co (USA) and Bayer (Italy).

This is far from being an all inclusive list of such medical journal entries and other such main stream documentation. Starting in 1965 and ending in 2005, almost forty years worth of such reports and the treating physician as well as the patient have no prior knowledge concerning such events. This defies logic but sadly enough this is the true state of affairs. In spite of the overwhelming evidence presented at that 62 Meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee that the fluoroquinolones cause irreversible joint damage in the pediatric population the FDA has recently added the use of Ciprofloxacin in the pediatric population, treating children as young as one years of age.

Numerous studies have indicated that such use in a pediatric patient runs the risk of crippling the child for life. Yet additional clinical trials continue aided and abetted by the FDA, for other drugs in this class other than Ciprofloxacin. A disaster that is detailed within the 62nd meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee where it was so eloquently stated:

"…when we talk about the issue of arthropathy that potentially includes a number of things, ranging from simple effusion, for instance, of a knee joint, which might rapidly resolve after the conclusion of therapy, to a more permanent disability. .." (sic)

"…in September of 1997 there is now a ciprofloxacin suspension which is available, and although it continues to have the same warning statements about arthropathy in juvenile animals and the potential concern in pediatric populations, obviously, the issue of off label use will extend over to pediatric populations in this formulation…."(sic)

"…An important safety question is, what adverse events should be monitored, and Doctor Goldberger alluded to this earlier. This is some of the examples I present. One is permanent lameness, reversible lameness, joint effusion, joint pain, and even latent articular disease or damage that may occur months or years following drug exposure, and there may be others…."(sic)

"…And, data submitted to the Agency, as well as data from the scientific literature, indicate that these lesions don't appear to be reversible…"(sic)

"…Doctor Stahlmann in Berlin is working on an idea that it may be an effect between the endocrines, the magnesium and the matrix and the quinolone. And that data is just coming out now. But as to the exact mechanism, I think you're right. I don't think we have a handle, as far as I know, on the exact mechanism. If there's anybody else that does, I'd sure like to hear it…"(sic)

"… Relating your personal experience, I was wondering about the potential for a delayed effect that in fact one might have a patient who had some histologic changes that would not be manifest clinically for many years. Is that a potential?" (sic)

"… I think it is a potential…"(sic)

"… In trying to assess toxicity with a very sensitive assay, obviously you've got tissue that you can look at in your animal models. There is some human data that were collected by Doctor Urs Schaad using MRI scanning in children and I'm wondering if you can correlate some of your histopathologic findings with MR in the animal model to give us an idea of how sensitive it would be sort of as a follow-up to Doctor Klein's question is the MR something that will be able to predict long-term outcomes, even if there are no clinical symptoms during therapy…."(sic)

"… That I don't know. I'll just be perfectly frank. I don't know. But on the slides I've seen from the animals from the chronic study, the repaired articular cartilage that is there is principally fibrocartilage yet it will provide the same joint margin and it has a calcified base and when we stain it with safrain O screen there's no proteoglycans there so it's going to make it an extremely chondromalaistic area and beyond the one year I can't tell you what the results will be…"(sic)

"…Anyway, it was by a group in Vienna where they looked at the articular cartilage of postmortem specimens of articular cartilage from kids with cystic fibrosis that had been on quinolones for a period of time and they found that there was damage in the chondrocytes…."(sic)

"…There were no deaths reported in U.S. pediatric zero to 18 year old cases where a flouroquinolone was reported as the suspect drug. However, there are eight deaths in the whole cohort of suspect and concomitant flouroquinolone drug reports in the system. Five of these deaths reported ciprofloxacin as a concomitant drug and not the suspect drug. These five were U.S. cases with ages ranging from seven months to six years. The remaining three deaths were all foreign, all 18 year old patients with either ofloxacin or norfloxacin reported as the suspect drug…."(sic)

"…There are 14 reports of arthropathy or arthralgia in the pediatric zero to 18 year old flouroquinolone reports. One report of a 14 year old girl had both ofloxacin and lomefloxacin as the suspect drug so there is an extra count because of the two flouroquinolones on this one report. This particular report indicates that a pediatric orthopedic surgeon diagnosed femoral anteversion as the cause for the girl's arthralgia, therefore you see it listed twice, and not the flouroquinolones. Most of the reports indicated that either an involved knee or elbow with or without other joints was involved…."(sic)

"…One interesting case which is not included on this slide for arthralgias was a 15 year old boy who received ofloxacin IV for an emergency appendectomy and had not grown more than his 70 inches in height over the last year. The 15th percentile for height for a 15 year old boy however is 66.5 inches and the expected growth rate is about two inches per year…"(sic)

"…Three patients had their seizure after the first dose of flouroquinolone, one on ciprofloxacin and the other two on ofloxacin, one of which had received ofloxacin several months earlier…"(sic)

"…The 15 psychiatric reports are a loose grouping of reports which include events ranging from euphoria to psychosis. The ages range from five to 18 years with the median at 15 years. There were two suicide attempts, one on ofloxacin and the other on norfloxacin, three reports of hallucination, one each on ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin and norfloxacin, and one report of aggressive behavior with confusion in a patient who had a psychiatric history and was on norfloxacin. The seven cases of photosensitivity were reported with lomefloxacin with one case on ciprofloxacin and two cases on ofloxacin. …"(sic)

"…I will mention that there were 152 U.S. cases aged zero to 18 years in the U.S. AERS system suspect flouroquinolones in the WHO line listing. The country with the most pediatric reports in the WHO foreign reports is the United Kingdom with 177 reports followed by Germany with 72 and France with 71. The rest of the countries had 20 or fewer reports…."(sic)

"…And with regards to muscular-skeletal events, 21 percent of the patients had an event in ciprofloxacin…"(sic)

"…We have focused our analysis on joint disorders and pefloxacin. 79 cases were reported and consist mainly of arthralgia. I don't know the pronunciation of hydrarthrosis -- 49 persons. It involved the knee in 52 cases, the wrist in 20 cases, the elbow in 20 cases, the shoulder in 6 cases, the ankle in 5 cases, and the hip once. It is associated with a functional discomfort in all cases, and when the duration of this discomfort is known, it can persist more than one month in 61 percent of these cases. But the outcome was favorable in 58 cases without discontinuation in two cases. …"(sic)

"…There have been sequelae in three cases with knee effusions persisting one year later in one case with discomfort following 8 months later in the second case. The third case is articular. It is a 17-year-old patient who experienced arthropathy and the drug was not suspected and the treatment was continued two following months. It leads to destructive arthropathy of the knees and the hip and prothesis was performed three years later. He was treated for a cerebral abscess. The outcome was unknown in 18 cases. In 9 cases, there was no follow-up. In the 9 last cases, we had a follow-up three months later and patients were not -- were still with disabilities and after we have no evolution…." (sic)

"… It is my understanding that one of the children had a joint replacement, is that correct?"

" Pardon me?"

" One of the children with the complications had an artificial joint replacement?"

"Yes."

"…If an irreversible cartilaginous lesion can occur, it is very likely that is going to cause problems down the line and we can't even anticipate what they are like…" (sic)


Again I state that this is for your reference & review and being made in support of my oppossing opinion that such occurences are not rare. I also take exception to the statement made that there is some kind of obligation to report such events. There is not. Such reports are done strictly on a voluntary basis and no law mandates that this be done by the treating physician. The medwatch program is voluntary and less that 3% of such events are ever reported to the FDA. A full 97% of such events never make it to the FDA. When reviewing the medwatch data base for the fluoroquinolones, joint, tendon and cartilage damage are all the top three events being reported, more so than any other adr.

In addition when a physician fails to recognize such an event it is doubtful that it would be reported. The NUMBER ONE complaint of those who have suffered such an event is the fact that the treating physician DENIES that it could possibly be the result of fluoroquinolone therapy. Any number of the tens of thousands of such victims I have discussed this issue with have reported that their physician REFUSED to make such a report, REFUSED to review the citations brought to them by their patients, and instructed their patients to stay off the internet. Even when such documentation was presented to the drug reps via pharmacafe those posting such information were ridiculed and harassed. This is not a situation I find condusive to accurate reporting of such events. It is a situation that results in false and misleading information being available to both the patient and the physician, while the true state of affairs is swept under the carpet.

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Re: First Post View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 10/29/05 at 10:39

Not to mention the fact that while chemical neurolysis was being used, McNamara was an executive at Ford Motor Company and rose to fame by designing the Ford Falcon (an affordable car for all Americans) but later became infamous for his handling of the Vietnam War. Joseph McCarthy had risen to the floor of the Senate with startling information but most people today have forgotten that most of what Joe McCarthy got blamed for was actually carried out by the HOUSE Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA). The the German scientists captured by the Soviets were working on Sputnik and the US had Werner von Braun who ultimately was responsible for us landing on the moon in 1968. Comedian Bob Hope flew to Moscow in 1959 to congratulate the Russians on their success with Sputnik but stated that he "would like to extend cogratulations but did not speak German" so he had to apologize before coming home. Yes, chemical neurolysis was around when Truman fired McArthur and during the Korean War. Yet a major segment of the medical community will not accept it today. So with these parting words, I wish Dr. Steve Goldstein the best of luck and may the "force" be with you....
Ed

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Message Number 186117

Re: First Post View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 10/29/05 at 10:24

Lisa:
Thank you. I think that we are now very clear where everyone stands. Unquestionably, Dr. Steve Goldstein, has assumed the risks inherent with being the pioneer in a new area. We are living in a nation that still has debates over ESWT, a technology more than a decade old that has cured tens of thousands of people. Dr. Zuckerman of this site was the pioneer in that field, and beleive me, he has the scars to prove it. I still have to contend with attitudes of colleagues in other parts of medicine that cannot understand the concept of chemical neurolysis, a technique that originated before I was born ( I liked Ike), introduced and reintroduced. I can show you my battle scars over chemical neurolysis, a technique that was probably curing patients somewhere while Vice Presidential candidate Richard Nixon was delivering his "checkers speech," Babe Ruth was back in the minor leagues, Ed Wood was producing grade B sci fi flicks like Plan 9 From Outer Space, Nikita Kruschev was replacing Joseph Stalin as leader of the Soviet Union and a popular song taught to school students was "Duck and Cover."
Ed

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Message Number 184072

Re: Naming babies View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 10/04/05 at 10:16


Linda,

When I asked my mother why she called me Kathy when Kathleen was so pretty, she said the only reason she chose Kathleen was so she could call me Kathy. She was Katherine and didn't want two Katherines in the family!

And my parents didn't have the imagination to give my older sister and I middle names but my younger sister's middle names is Marie!

I have a friend who teaches first grade and she says there aren't nearly as many Johns, Josephs and Michaels as there used to be, nor Anns, Janes or Carols.

I have an older friend named Shirley and she went to school with many
Shirleys, all named after Shirley Temple.

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Message Number 182483

John's question View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 9/09/05 at 14:15

John H – You asked about Lieberman. Here’s just one tiny little thing from that CNN article: "Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, had cited Brown's Edmond experience as "particularly useful" for FEMA during a hearing in 2002."

And do you remember how he KISSED and hugged GWB at the height of the whole lying, deceiving Iraq invasion?

He hasn’t been a Democrat for a long time and I have no idea why Gore chose him as a running mate, other than the perception that Lieberman is clean and pious and Gore was trying to do whatever he could to distance himself from the smell that Clinton left behind.

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Message Number 182481

On FEMA View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 9/09/05 at 14:09

This is from CNN's website. They are also reporting that Brown has been "recalled" to Washington, D.C. And also that Laura Bush is out defending her husband against criticism. Laura, Barbara, and daddy, all the royals telling us what to think about the prince.

FEMA director's qualifications questioned

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Top U.S. disaster official Michael Brown, under fire over the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, cited prior emergency-management experience in an official biography but his duties were "more like an intern," Time magazine reported.

Brown's biography on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site says he had once served as an "assistant city manager with emergency services oversight," and a White House news release in 2001 said Brown had worked for the city of Edmond, Oklahoma in the 1970s "overseeing the emergency-services division."

However, a city spokeswoman told the magazine Brown had actually worked as "an assistant to the city manager."

"The assistant is more like an intern," Claudia Deakins told the magazine. "Department heads did not report to him." Time posted the article on its Web site late on Thursday.

Brown, a lawyer, was appointed as FEMA's general counsel in 2001 and became head of the agency in 2003. The work in Edmond is the only previous disaster-related experience cited in the biographies. Brown served as commissioner of the International Arabian Horse Association before taking the FEMA job.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, had cited Brown's Edmond experience as "particularly useful" for FEMA during a hearing in 2002.

Critics, including some Republicans, have blasted Brown for delays and missteps in the federal government's response to Katrina's deadly and devastating assault on New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast last week. Some have demanded his ouster.

Bush last week gave Brown a word of support, saying "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

This week, Bush put the U.S. Coast Guard's chief of staff in charge of the federal recovery effort in New Orleans and gave Vice President Dick Cheney the job of cutting through bureaucratic delays.

Post: Top FEMA officials lack experience
The Washington Post reported on Friday that five of eight top FEMA officials had come to their jobs with virtually no experience in handling disasters. The agency's top three leaders, including Brown, had ties to Bush's 2000 presidential campaign or the White House advance operation.

Former Edmond city manager Bill Dashner recalled for Time that Brown had worked for him as an administrative assistant while attending Central State University.

"Mike used to handle a lot of details. Every now and again I'd ask him to write me a speech. He was very loyal. He was always on time. He always had on a suit and a starched white shirt," Dashner told Time.

Edmond's population is about 70,000.

In response to the Time report, FEMA issued a statement that took issue with elements related to an unofficial biography, and described his job in Edmond as "assistant to the city manager."

Brown "remains focused on helping Americans through the worst natural disaster in history," FEMA said.

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Re: More for thought View Thread
Posted by Shari R on 9/03/05 at 09:28

LTC Joseph C Myers got it right on the nose. Why didn't the Pres., Gov. Mayor etc. DEMAND evacuation. We all knew up North 2 days before, that New Orleons was going to be a fish bow. There are people there that have no money, cars, etc. and really didn't think that it would be that bad. But we knew........They should have had buses picking up people days ahead of time that didn't have the means or insight to get out of there. I've NEVER been so dissapointed in our Goverment than I have been this week. OK, mr. president went and hugged a couple of poor people....whoopie. His butt should have been in New Orleons in that big, filfty Dome. Where is the Governor hiding! Ok , I'm done venting.

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Message Number 181778

More for thought View Thread
Posted by john h on 9/02/05 at 22:37


LTC Joseph C. Myers
Senior Army Advisor




While no doubt DoD is responding in way not yet seen or understood the
anarchy we are witnessing in New Orleans should give all local, state
and national
level planners pause given that we had 48hrs warning for this hurricane...
the terrorists will not give us a 48 hr warning in a nuke strike.

Because we have a federal political system, the President and national
agencies are going to work in support of state and local officials-not
usurp them
or "take over." However certain crises are so severe that local and state
officials are overwhelmed...in the case of New Orleans and Louisiana we are
seeing that. Our federal system ordinarily requires appropriate state
authorities to request specific support...but where states are reluctant
to admit
failure for reason of pride or politics, I assume the President has his own
authorities and New Orleans appears to be a collapsing environment.

Northcom has the lead for coordinating DoD activities and military support
to civil authorities for crisis management and consequence management;
the new
Joint Pub 3-26 for Homeland Security just published this month makes that
clear. Northcom has liaison staffs now in each of the affected states.
I understand there is a command post set up at Camp Shelby, the Navy is
steaming from Norwalk with disaster relief supplies, so it does look
like there
was some leaning forward since the weekend-given those ships were unlikely
loaded for that last Friday....I also know that AMC is running crisis
response
activities now.

But New Orleans just showed us the following [even though the FEMA director
has said that New Orleans was their number catastrophic planning scenario
over the last several years...]

1. The US is incapable of evacuating more than 50% of even a medium
size city with 48 hours notice. Evacuation plans do not take into
consideration
those who cannot evacuate because of no cars, no money, etc. Also the
evacuation was voluntary-if you're not forced to leave under a 'mandatory
evacuation notice'-it's voluntary. Why weren't school buses and other
public
transportation assets mobilized to evacuate the city? [Note: It appears
the City
and State leadership was unprepared and not ready for this emergency].

2. The "shelters" are nothing more than disasters waiting to happen,
ie
SuperDome. 12 hours after power went out at the SuperDome, the people were
on the verge of rioting. Sanitation has collapsed there. The roof has
open
holes in it. No A/C. People are being allowed to go out of the Dome for
fresh air. Now - imagine a disaster where fresh air is not an option.
There
is no information being given to the people. No satellite system for Public
Information. No chemical toilets/porta-potties brought in, given
anticipated
electrical failures. Bottom-line the Superdome was not well planned for
as a
"shelter" [The City and State leadership was unprepared, not ready].

3. You have to have plans in place and materials ready to be pushed
forward or be pre-positioned and New Orleans shows that a lot of that
preparation was not done with 48 hrs to get ready. Compare that to the
readiness of
Houston to house refugees in the Astrodome, with the same 48 hrs
warning-they
will have upwards of 15k cots, medical care, nurseries and heavy security
along with back-up systems [granted they have electrical power but any
facility
designated for shelter should have alternate power sources.] [The City and
State leadership was unprepared, not ready] .

4. I do not understand why the Corps of Engineers is now trying to
determine how to plug a breached levy in New Orleans under duress when "New
Orleans was the number 1 catastrophe for FEMA planning"? That would
have to have
been an 'exercise' scenario. I also do not understand why the levies were
not continuously improved over time. Some fingers are being pointed at the
Administration on that already and that will be a major political issue.

5. Our transportation infrastructure has serious vulnerabilities -
i.e.bridges, tunnels, etc. Major arteries in and out of New Orleans are
down and
the city is largely cut off by land from the rest of the country. New
Orleans isn't the only city with those problems - imagine tunnels and
bridges
around NYC. Not a pretty thought. Cities that can be cut off by water
need to
IMMEDIATELY make sure that any disaster plans include use of boats etc for
transport in and out of the city after a disaster.

6. If martial law is imposed you have to be ready to use lethal force
or you don't have martial law; they are not doing it and the anarchy has
now
impacted rescue and recovery.

7. I am surprised that the state did not mobilize police resources
from
other locations and have them ready to go into New Orleans as soon as the
hurricane lifted and flooding was seen; local law enforcement there is not
mission capable...and should not have been expected to be. However,
doing this
non-standard law enforcement mission requires extraordinary planning which
given what we are witnessing was not done, consequently, ...

8. I am more shocked that state National Guard forces were not ready
to
air assault ground troops along with early entry command posts and
sustainment items...given that one could assume that ground
transportation routes
would be disrupted. I understand that 60% of LA guard is in
Iraq...given that
fact Guard commanders have to report their 'other missions' readiness
status
across a range of assigned missions and the impacts of deployments and
current
operations to respond to those other tasks-such as supporting state
emergencies...Either the LA guard is not ready for this mission, did not
fully plan
contingencies or they did not push up their shortcomings to their
governor and
the DoD level. They are not on the ground there yet.

9. Likewise, the active military components have immediate response
forces in the event of national emergencies across the various FEMA
departments
around the United States. The use and release authority for military
support
to civil law enforcement agencies [MSCLEA] have to come from the President
and SecDef through Northcom... at this point I am surprised that
decision has
not been made to deploy those assets to support local law enforcement given
what we are seeing on TV. Either the state has not requested it, or is
refusing it, or the President has elected not to use his own national
emergency
authorities.

10. I have seen Hollywood movies that show more organization than this
real world crisis.

Do not doubt that the global jihadists are watching this and making their
own notes on our response capabilities and planning shortcomings... We will
need to review this calamity of planning rapidly; four years after 9-11
we STILL
have SERIOUS communications, readiness and planning deficiencies.

Also the federal government through the Homeland Security Department is
going to have to take a more active oversight, inspection, compliance and
readiness role over the states for a full range of disasters.

LTC Joseph C. Myers
Senior Army Advisor
Air Command and Staff College
Maxwell AFB Montgomery, AL
DSN 493-2226
Comm. 334-953-2226


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Message Number 180135

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by Iris P on 8/06/05 at 13:35

I like my first pair so much I bought a second a pair in a different color ....the most comfort shoes I have ever had.

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Message Number 175680

Re: Weird sensation in toe View Thread
Posted by Bob J on 5/25/05 at 07:41

Hi Joseph
Thanks for your reply. No, I have no lumps, just that weird feeling in the bottom of my large toe.You mentioned olive leaf helped you. Is this an oil that you apply to the affected area?

Thanks
Bob

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Message Number 175640

Re: Weird sensation in toe View Thread
Posted by Joseph D. on 5/24/05 at 16:53

Do You also have lumps in mussels, excesive scar tissue that formed after initial healing, stiff joints ? I was also diagniosed with PF. I also had simuler sensation in my toes and lumps in the pad of my foot, mine were very painfull. After living with this for three years, I found olive Leaf. It seemed to get worse for the first week. Remarkable improvment after two months getting a little better every day.

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Message Number 174354

Re: Surgery on Friday View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 5/05/05 at 22:29

gotta agree with ya......a walker is MUCH easier than crutches for those of you trying to decide between the two. Crutches really hurt under my arms and I too have little upper body strength. My mom just happened to have a walker as she had knee replacement surgery last year......

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Message Number 174353

had Tarsal Tunnel Surgery almost 2 weeks ago..... View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 5/05/05 at 22:23

For those of you unsure as to what to expect.......here's how my experience was......It was done on an out-patient basis.....put under with anesthesia (which made me pretty sick afterwards- I passed out a couple times when attempting to go to the bathroom....)Went home in a camwalker and had a walker to hang onto (don't like crutches, found a walker to be much easier to maneuver with) Not much appetite for a couple days....pain wasn't too bad really....the camwalker was and still is a very heavy uncomfortable boot. I have a LOT of trouble sleeping with it on as I like to lay on my side and am not able to do that with this boot on. Oh, and not to mention the damn TED hose you have to wear on both legs. They drove me batty!!!!I'm getting around pretty good now (this is Day 11).......went back to the Dr. the other day and he said the stitches were healing nicely and he wants to see me back on may 19th to take SOME of the stitches out......I also have a Morton's Neuroma which may mean more surgery as I can still feel that on my foot......all in all, it's been a pretty positive operation. If you suffer with foot pain like I do......believe me, it's worth it. Oh, one other thing they usually won't tell you ahead of time.....only sponge bathing until the stitches come out. (That sucks!!!!)I hope this helps anyone who is unsure as to what to expect................Good Luck!

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Message Number 173680

Re: Plantars and Dealing With Employers View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 23:06

most employers do not care about any foot related injuries unless of course they can be proven to have happened at work (workman's comp)....trying to prove this is a waste of time because their hotshot lawyers will shoot ya down in a heartbeat. Plantars, heel spurs, tendonitus, etc.......YOU know you got them if you are on your feet all the time at work and especially if you've worked at that job for some time........HOWEVER, employers quite frankly don't care. Hang in there!!!!

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Message Number 173679

Re: TTS in BOTH feet View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 22:58

I have TTS as well...only in 1 foot at this time. I have worked the past 3 years at a store where I work as an overnight stocker. I'm on my feet all night long. I'd thought about turning it into workman's comp but figured they'd deny and say there was no proof that I got it there. After seeing how you were treated, my guess is I would have got the same answer. It's so unfair......we work our asses off for these people and this is how they thank us! Good luck to you! (I go in tomorrow for my surgery)

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Message Number 173678

Re: TTS in BOTH feet View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 22:58

I have TTS as well...only in 1 foot at this time. I have worked the past 3 years at a store where I work as an overnight stocker. I'm on my feet all night long. I'd thought about turning it into workman's comp but figured they'd deny and say there was no proof that I got it there. After seeing how you were treated, my guess is I would have got the same answer. It's so unfair......we work our asses off for these people and this is how they thank us! Good luck to you! (I go in tomorrow for my surgery)

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Message Number 173677

Re: TTS in BOTH feet View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 22:57

I have TTS as well...only in 1 foot at this time. I have worked the past 3 years at a store where I work as an overnight stocker. I'm on my feet all night long. I'd thought about turning it into workman's comp but figured they'd deny and say there was no proof that I got it there. After seeing how you were treated, my guess is I would have got the same answer. It's so unfair......we work our asses off for these people and this is how they thank us! Good luck to you! (I go in tomorrow for my surgery)

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Message Number 173670

Re: TARSAL TUNNEL SURGERY QUESTION View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 20:46

thanks for your advice!!!! Any and all is welcome!

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Message Number 173646

Re: Tarsal Tunnel surgery View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 12:32

did you feel anything while they were working on you???

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Re: TARSAL TUNNEL SURGERY QUESTION View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/24/05 at 12:31

Dr. Rob....
Yes, all other options were exhausted. I've read comments from people on websites citing not being able to go to the bathroom for a week or take a bath for a week after surgery....I had been to a dr. back in Nov. 04 for heel pain....he said it was a heel spur and treated it as such. I endured at least 7 or 8 cortisone shots in my heel during this time because the pain wasn't getting better and the dr. said that this was the route to go. During this time, I had toes that were going numb....I told him on a couple different occasions and he responded with "Hmmmm, could be a pinched nerve?" However, he never took anymore Xrays or referred me anyone else. I quit going to him. I then went back to my regular family dr. who said that what the dr. had done was normal and my only other alternative was to see an orthopedic surgeon but that he would probably tell me the same thing the other dr. did....and that it would probably be a waste of my time and money.
Fast forward to now.....6 months later.........I've been working on my feet all this time with horrible pain. I finally caved and an saw an orthopedic surgeon and after performing conductivity testing, Xrays and an MRI he told me I had Tarsal Tunnel, a Morton's neuroma and a pinched nerve. It's so bad that I went to see him on a Friday.....and I'm having surgery on Monday.
My question to you......was it NORMAL for the first dr. to give me all those painful cortisone shots??? Shouldn't he have stopped like after the 3rd one and if nothing else, taken another Xray?!!!

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Re: Recover Time View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/23/05 at 18:26

I have surgery done on Monday, Apr. 25, 2005. My Dr. has me off work for 4 weeks........however, from what I've read, it's more like 5 or 6 weeks for most folks so it seems. How was surgery for you? Did they put you under? What was the pain like when you woke up out of it? Are you using crutches or a walker? Just curious......how old are you? I'm 44.

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Message Number 173593

Re: heel spur View Thread
Posted by wendy d on 4/23/05 at 18:04

I went to a local foot dr. ( only 2 in this town to choose from) for a heel spur. He took an Xray of my foot, said it was a heel spur and treated it as such. He also gave me a cortisone shot in my foot and taped it up. (Oh, and a shoe insole thing for my shoe.) Well, during the course of treatment I had a couple toes that were going numb....the dr. didn't seem at all too concerned about it. He just said it "could be" a pinched nerve - he never ordered another Xray and never referred me to anyone....Every time I'd go into his office, I got a cortisone shot for my heel......a series of 8 cortisone shots to be exact. I finally quit going to him...went back to my family dr. who said, "Not much you can do about it...I supposed you could TRY going to an orthopedist, however, they will just tell you the same thing the dr. told you....." Well fast forward to now.....after almost 6 months of working on my feet and feeling nothing but pain I caved and went to an orthopedic surgeon. He took Xrays, did conductivity testing AND an MRI..........it all confirmed I had tarsal tunnel syndrome, a Morton's neuroma AND a pinched nerve. I go in for surgery THIS Monday..............my advice is after 3 cortisone shots at TOPS, and your foot isn't better.......seek out another dr.

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TARSAL TUNNEL SURGERY QUESTION View Thread
Posted by wendy on 4/23/05 at 17:52

I'm having tarsal tunnel surgery on Monday at a local hospital on an out-patient basis.......what can I expect? I've read some horror stories so please tell me something calming!!!!

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Message Number 173212

The Food Channel & Paula Deen View Thread
Posted by Kathy in Ky on 4/14/05 at 17:00

(For those of you who watch the cooking shows, you know the wonderful lady I am talking about) A group of my co-workers drove about 70 miles after school yesterday to buy her cookbook & have it signed at Joseph-Beth. The bookstore was expecting 300, instead over 1000 showed up & needless to say we didn't get our books signed. But she was just as funny & gracious in person as on her show, she actually had tears in her eyes when she walked into the large crowd because it was her largest turnout for a signing. My feet were killing me after standing for about an hour but it was worth the try. I really want to go back next week to have Silas House sign a book but my feet are screaming no way!

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Message Number 170783

Re: Tipping...what do YOU do? View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 3/09/05 at 09:56

I love dogs. What kind of dog do you have Dr. Z. I have a Golden Retriever named Samatha Josephine. She's called Sammy Jo for short.

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Message Number 170057

Re: Ed and Elliott/Helping HIlda View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 2/27/05 at 15:22

JudyS - Here are a few more, but they don't come with the personal recommendation that your book does. I have not read even one single one of these books, but I have kept a list of them in case I ever get around to reading on this subject - and when I really NEED to read them, I won't be able or have the time!
Anyway, they SOUND good and if you read the descriptions and customer comments (for what that's worth) on, say, Amazon, they are generally positive:

What to Ask the Doctor: The Questions to Ask to Get the Answers You Need by Margaret Fitzpatrick

Hospital Handbook – Get In, Get Well, Go Home by Joseph Sacco

Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable by David Sherer

Protect Yourself in the Hospital: Insider Tips for Avoiding Hospital Mistakes for Yourself or Someone You Love by Thomas A. Sharon

How to Survive Your Hospital Stay: The Complete Guide to Getting the Care Your Need – And Avoiding Problems You Don’t by Gail Van Kanegan

What Your Doctor Won’t or Can’t Tell You: Doctors, Hospitals, Drugs, Insurance – What You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Own Health Care by Evan Scott Levine, MD

How Not to Be My Patient: A Physicians’ Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis by Edward Creagan

How to Survive Your Doctor's Care: Get the Right Diagnosis, the Right Treatment by Mary Gallin

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Re: Ed and Elliott/Helping HIlda View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 2/27/05 at 15:20

JudyS - Here are a few more, but they don't come with the personal recommendation that your book does. I have not read even one single one of these books, but I have kept a list of them in case I ever get around to reading on this subject - and when I really NEED to read them, I won't be able or have the time!
Anyway, they SOUND good and if you read the descriptions and customer comments (for what that's worth) on, say, Amazon, they are generally positive:

What to Ask the Doctor: The Questions to Ask to Get the Answers You Need by Margaret Fitzpatrick

Hospital Handbook – Get In, Get Well, Go Home by Joseph Sacco

Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable by David Sherer

Protect Yourself in the Hospital: Insider Tips for Avoiding Hospital Mistakes for Yourself or Someone You Love by Thomas A. Sharon

How to Survive Your Hospital Stay: The Complete Guide to Getting the Care Your Need – And Avoiding Problems You Don’t by Gail Van Kanegan

What Your Doctor Won’t or Can’t Tell You: Doctors, Hospitals, Drugs, Insurance – What You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Own Health Care by Evan Scott Levine, MD

How Not to Be My Patient: A Physicians’ Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis by Edward Creagan







How to Survive Your Doctor's Care: Get the Right Diagnosis, the Right Treatment by Mary Gallin

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Message Number 169245

heel spurs View Thread
Posted by joseph vigliotti on 2/17/05 at 09:39

i have heel spurs left foot heel and bottom of foot,could hardly walk ,doctor say to keep of foot impossible to do. what about surgery? also i am a diabetic type 2. does it have anything to do with this? thank josepj

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Message Number 163664

Re: Okay, that's it - no more trying to be healthy! View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 11/12/04 at 01:11

Dorothy:

Johnathan Wright is well respected but keep in mind that as a practitioner of "alternative" medicine, he has his share of detractors simply becasue he goes against "mainstream" thinking. I don't know him well personally but have heard him speak at lectures. He had gotten the attention of the mainstream media a few years ago when FDA agents armed with automatic assault rifles raided his office, making his patients lay spread eagle on the floor while they confiscated his supply of an herb that he was not supposed to have.

Bastyr is regarded as probably as one of the top schools of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, a naturopath and former dean of the school wrote an encyclopedic work that many MDs bought copies of a few years back.

Again, one of the dilemnas faced in naturopathic medicine is having to work hard to get the right information. Commission E from Germany is one source. We just don't devote enough research to the area so it is easy to criticize those praciticing alternative medicine for not having enough "double blinded" studies. That criticism is often a lame excuse since if one has a good understanding of physiology then one can come to conclusions empirically that don't always require extensive studies. Certainly, if many of us had our way, a lot more resources would be devoted to the preventative medicine advocated by the naturopathic profession and those practicing alternative or integrative (mixing traditonal with alternative) medicine. So many studies in preventative medicine are not led by the "right" people, that is, individuals with an agenda designed to prove those advocating supplements wrong. I think that some of the prior studies that used dl-Alpha tocopherol are prime examples of this as such studies are basically "doomed" from the start to yield poor results as a basic understanding of the physiology of the synthetic form of vitamin E allows us to realize that if you crowd out the natural form of vitamin E with the synthetic which has significantly lower antioxidant power, a bad result will occur. That is is study basically designed to fail. Too few have the guts to admit that Rachel Buchbinder's ESWT study was designed to fail becasue 50% of the patients had acute PF (not affected by ESWT) -- Rompe, as a scientist is much more diplomatic than me in his criticisms.
Ed

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Message Number 160510

Re: a visit from Heelspur.com friends... View Thread
Posted by Suzanne D. on 9/25/04 at 21:40

Thank you, Dorothy. That was a very nice thing to say; I hope to live up to your description although I feel unworthy of it!

I trust you are feeling some better today!

My daughter is home today from college, and tonight she and I attended a community performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". She is used to being in such productions, and she said it felt strange to be on the other side of the curtain, but she was glad to be there and support her friends who were in it and enjoy the show.

Take care,
Suzanne :)

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Message Number 154900

Re: 10 months post EPF surgery/April same here View Thread
Posted by Bud P on 7/08/04 at 23:20

Rich,
I can't say enough good about him. The only thimg I really didn't care for was that he was so sure the EPF would work.He was just so confident. I had read all the horror stories on this site and was really uptight about having the EPF. He explained exactly what he was going to do and how it would be done. I kept telling him how much pain I was having. The pain was absolutely excruciating.The thought of suicide actually had been contemplated.I am in a pain management group and 120mg of oxycontin a day had no effect on the PF.
I didn't know that my Dr. had a website. His name is Dr.Howard M. Imanuel D.P.M.,F.A.C.A.S. that's a lot of letters for one guy. His partner is Dr. Joseph Grillo. I'm not to crazy about him. All business no bedside manners. Together they are the Podiatry Cenetr of Southwest Florida.Write me at BuddyPalmer13@aol.com so we can finish this conversation. Good Luck.

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Message Number 154531

Re: New Medical Device Approved by the FDA View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 7/05/04 at 10:52


AAHS
Mission Statement

The mission of the American Association for Hand Surgery shall be to foster and to promote the highest quality of hand care through the development and sponsorship of educational programs related to the hand and the upper extremity, through communications with health care professionals and the public, and through the endowment of research.

Founding

The American Association for Hand Surgery was founded by a group of American and Canadian hand surgeons. The group received their training under Dr. Joseph L. Posch at the Harper/Grace Hospital in Detroit and shared a vision of forming an organization that would represent the interest of all surgeons practicing hand surgery.

In 1970, that vision became a reality. The founding purpose of the American Association for Hand Surgery was to provide an educational forum to increase the professional expertise and knowledge of surgeons involved in hand surgery.

Today, the association has grown to over 1100 members and has been expanded to include hand therapist and other health professionals who care for patients with hand and upper extremity problems.

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Message Number 154502

Re: New Medical Device Approved by the FDA View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 7/04/04 at 23:56

What is interesting about this is that we had an excellent hand and microvascular surgeon who in our area was the best around. Dr. Joseph Posch M.D. There were many write ups about him reattaching fingers etc. etc. Unfortunately he passed away, but I remember an article in the paper showing him using leeches on one man in the hospital. He apparently used the leeches to help circulation and it worked.

He is the only surgeon I ever knew that had two shifts of nurses in the office. His office consisted of two entire floors in a major office building downtown. There were 20 waiting rooms.

I took my son who was an infant at the time to see him. His appointment was at 3:00 P.M. and we finally saw Dr. Posch at 7:00 P.M. Emergencies would cause him to leave the office and to go Harper Hospital. Fingers don't wait, then he would come back and finish up patients who waited to see him. True story. Luckily I packed baby food and of course at that time even the warming dish for it. Actually fed my son on the doctors Cherry Desk in his office while we talked about his problem. Then he said finish feeding him and I'll examine his hand. We were put in exam room #15. I'll never forget my experience with Dr. Posch nor will many others.

He was a quiet strong gentleman and very gentle. His walls were filled with letters from patients who were very grateful for his work. He was an early pioneer in hand surgery and a wonderful doctor.

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Re: Mayo Clinic of Feet View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis,DPM on 5/28/04 at 00:58

Dorothy:
It is interestig information. I use St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, listed as one of the top hundred hopitals in the US but it would give one little info. about choosing me as their provider.
Ed

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Message Number 150037

Re: Pregabalin View Thread
Posted by john h on 5/04/04 at 19:29

Pauline: As you must know they have a woman's verison of Viagra. If the various drug companies think they can make a profit on a verison of a drug they will market it. How many makers of aspirin do we have? I like St Joseph's Aspirin strategy. The only one they make is the 87mg aspirin you use for heart and strok prevention. That is the way they now advertise it.

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Message Number 148666

foot pain View Thread
Posted by JosephineH on 4/10/04 at 15:42

I have pains in my foot and my foot is hard where the pain is. At first I thought it was my arch but then after several days of placing a piece of cardboard in my shoe the pain continued. If I am off my feet for a few hours the pain sometimes subsides but it is still there some. What do you reccommend and could it be gout? (gout runs in my family.)

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Message Number 147933

Re: I always wear Birkenstocks...but feel frumpy... View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 3/27/04 at 09:26

Lynda,

Make sure you check out the ones that Suzanne mentions above. They come in a couple of styles and would look great with a long skirt. When my son married, I wore a long black skirt with my Joseph Sibels and got away with them until later in the reception when I just had to switch to my orthotics in my running shoes. I wish I could wear standard Birks.

I'm located in Milford in southern NH. Where are you? Was yesterday a delightful warm day for you? It hit seventy here! Of course, it's going to get colder and start to rain but it was so nice yesterday that we know that Spring can't be far away!

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Re: Carole View Thread
Posted by pala on 3/11/04 at 09:29

wendyn, i also read a lot of books at one time. and i read everywehere, in the bathtub, wherever i go really. right now i am reading:

a beautiful mind - about nobel prize winning author john nash. very well writen and i am even learning about abstract mathematics a little (a very little)

the history of courtly love- interesting to see how the western world developed ideas of romantic love.

the poisonwood bible - the best book kingsolver, a wonderful writer, ever wrote, i think.

yet another bio of jack kerouac - writing bios of him seems to be a minor industry in and of itself. maybe i should give it a try since i love his early books, before the alcahol ruined his mind and his prose lost it's muscle

the joy luck club - i read it years ago but am enjoying it even more this time. it is a book to read slowly and savor

hanta yo - remarkable historical novel of the dakotah (siouan) indians. the author put 25 years of researcjh and a study of their language to write the novel. as you read it, you really feel like you are a meber of the litte band of american indians in this book, joing in the ceremonies and their lives

a fire in the mind - a bio of joseph campbell - the myth guy. probably single handedly exposed americans to myths of all cultures.

it is probably a form of attention deficit disorder that i like to go from book to book on any given day. it also draws out the reading experience so i cant think about each book . when i come to the end of a good book, i am a little sad to say so long.

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Re: books View Thread
Posted by wendyn on 3/08/04 at 22:09

Pala - try Outland by Diana Gabaldon. I also enjoyed one about Josephine B. I think it was called The Secret Diaries of Josephine B.

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Message Number 137994

Re: Souther SAT View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 11/19/03 at 17:27

Marie, my southern extended family lived mostly in the mountains and mostly in what would be called poverty by any standards, but they are proud and dignified people who revere learning (whether formal or self-taught) and who love the land. Both of those qualities I think you can relate to. They were marvelous musicians and extraordinary storytellers and many of them were among the funniest people I have ever spoken with. They might have smiled or chuckled if someone told one of these ubiquitous "hillbilly" jokes because they were generally polite, but they were people who knew what was really funny - and also people who know what is really sad, with Celtic genes, what else!

None of us here needs to enter into competitions for who is/is not southern, poor, up-from-nothing, all the rest. Most of us here are not in that category now anyway or we would not be buying Birkenstock sandals and New Balance sneakers and communicating via computers at home or the workplace. I know that when I visited rural backwaters of Mississippi, I thought that such poverty should not exist in America. I still think that. It is worse than third-world because it is in America where people with several homes and multiple cars co-exist with abject poverty. I thought southern poverty and ignorance was unique to the south. Then when I was doing some particularly difficult social work in Michigan and making home visits, I encountered living conditions that were beyond my wildest imagination - and I have a very good imagination - and unbelievable poverty and ignorance. This is not always about choices in life; it is HARD to get out of the kind of poverty and ignorance that some people, many people, live in in America. These are rarely "stupid" people, but they are often ignorant and the poverty is long-standing and deep. I know it from all angles - and it is not funny. Rich northerners/westerners/midwesterners also exhibit bad taste, use poor grammar, leave junk in their yards, and all the rest. And who was the biggest bootlegger in U.S. history? Probably Joseph Kennedy - and didn't he have him a passle of young-uns, though! Not southern, not poor, not stupid. OK, I'm really beating a dead horse here and I really don't have THIS much emotion invested in this topic; it's just a sore spot.

Julie has expressed my point of view much better than I have, so I will just refer you to her post. I like it. I think that "out people" laugh at things that really leave a bitter taste behind the laughter. I have a number of close relatives who are Jewish, some by heritage and some by conversion. Julie is quite right about humor and heritage and identity.

So, I just want to say - let's all just love each other, shall we? We all hurt and we all have good days - and we have a new baby to celebrate!
Marie, you have said in such lovely fashion: there is nothing that anyone here can say that would make me stop liking them.

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Message Number 130428

wedding, dancing, shoes, and more..... :) View Thread
Posted by Carole C in NOLA on 9/18/03 at 10:23

It sounds like the wedding went really well, and I'm glad it did. :)

I can sure relate to your dancing fears! Last night, Frank and his 82-year old uncle and aunt took me to a dinner-dance club. It wasn't too crowded, and most of the members were very old, older than his uncle, I think. The band members were very old too, and played authentic big band music (some of the best I have ever heard). Frank and I don't really dance, so we enjoyed talking for a while while his uncle and aunt danced.

Then, his uncle very graciously asked me if I'd care to waltz with him. I couldn't say no to this handsome and charming elderly man! But that dance floor sure seemed big and I felt very nervous. I hadn't danced in 30-40 years. What made it worse, was that because he is so old and frail he didn't really lead at all. I was rather tentative because I was afraid of stepping on his feet, and I was trying to follow his non-existent lead. The waltz seemed very, very long and I was very, very clumsy. I survived (barely).

Although I really didn't do very well with the dancing, Frank's uncle is a remarkable man and I felt really honored that he asked me to dance. He said he thought I did well, considering how long it had been since I had danced. LOL

Glad to hear that your Joseph Seibels worked until 10:30 or 11:00. I suppose that could have been worse, and I'm glad your feet aren't TOO bad today. Last night I was wearing some very non-PF-friendly pumps, but other than the waltz we just sat the whole evening (thank goodness). Frank's aunt is very outgoing and a marvelous conversationalist. Frank's uncle is quiet but he was the fascinating one... telling me amazing stories about New Orleans and what it was like in the 1930's and 1940's.

After the dinner-dance it was pretty late, but his aunt suggested that we all go to Morning Call for beignets and cafe au lait. That was fun, too.

Carole C

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Message Number 129856

Re: Many joyful questions View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 9/13/03 at 11:40

Sharon:
There are still more "Palestinians" in what is now Jordan than in the West Bank. Keep in mind that Israel could have, after 1967, annexed the West Bank. They did not. The West Bank is part of Eretz Israel, ie, historical/biblical Israel. Important things like the tomb of Joseph are there -- it was recently desecrated by the Arabs -- what a tragedy. It contains towns such as Jericho and Bethlehem. The more religious sects in Israel would have liked to have seen the area annexed to Israel and the Arabs relocated east of the Jordan River.

Practical politics kept the Israeli government from annexing the West Bank. Many could envision an autonomous region there linked to Jordan with some international supervision of religious sites. That will not be allowed to happen with the current radical leadership of the Palestinian Arabs.

For years, it has been necessary to remove that radical leadership. For years, pressure from the Euro-weenies has prevented that from happening.
Ed

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Message Number 127967

Our French "allies" View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis,DPM on 8/25/03 at 19:21

Enough is enough!
Ed





MONDAY
AUGUST 25
2003


THE NEW WORLD DISORDER
France: No proof Hamas is terror group
Official fingers only 'military wing' of organization for violence

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The French government is once again bucking the United States-led international war on terrorism and urging fellow Europeans to follow suit by not classifying Hamas and Islamic Jihad as terror organizations.

While the U.S. State Department lists the groups as sponsors of terror, the European Union has only flagged what it calls a "military wing" of Hamas – Izzedine al-Qassam. The terror designation allows the freezing of assets and the imposition of sanctions.

Following last week's suicide bombing on a crowded Jerusalem bus in which 20 people were killed, including several children, the U.S. froze the assets of six Hamas leaders and those of mostly European-based Palestinian charities it accused of fund-raising for Hamas.

Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack and Hamas released video of the 29-year-old Hebron man it said was the bomber. After Israel launched retaliatory missile strikes in which a senior Hamas leader was killed Thursday, both groups pronounced an end to their seven-week cease-fire.

Hamas and Israeli leaders traded accusations over this latest road block to the "road map" to Mideast peace.

"The assassination of Abu Shanab ... means that the Zionist enemy has assassinated the truce, and the Hamas movement holds the Zionist enemy fully responsible for the consequences of its crime," Hamas spokesman Ismail Haniyah told reporters in Gaza.

Last night, the EU joined the diplomatic frenzy to put the "road map" back on course. The Associated Press reports Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, whose country holds the EU presidency, held telephone talks last night with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom and Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath on "the tragic events in Iraq and the Middle East.

Frattini reportedly stressed the struggle against terrorism must "continue to be among the international community's top priorities."

To that end, Frattini said EU foreign ministers will discuss "the problem of Hamas" at a Sept. 5-6 meeting in northern Italy, ostensibly to review its classification of the group.

According to the news wire, Frattini said that while Shalom called for "the immediate dismantling" of Hamas, Shaath pleaded for European understanding of the "particularly delicate phase the [Palestinian] government of Mahmoud Abbas is experiencing at the moment."

The Jerusalem Post reports an adviser to President Chirac, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, is lobbying the EU to resist Israel's pressure to add the full Hamas organization to its terror list.

"If we find that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are indeed terror groups opposed to peace, we may have to change the EU's stand," Gourdault-Montagne reportedly told the Israeli ambassador in France, Nissim Zvilli. "However, we mustn't limit ourselves to one, clear cut, position."

According to the Post, Gourdault-Montagne's assertion drew outrage at Israel's foreign ministry.

"Such an attitude is one of criminal negligence. It refuses to assume responsibility over the war against – and thus legitimizes – terrorism," an official is quoted by the paper as saying.

In March, a threatened veto by France forced the U.S. and Britain to abandon efforts to secure a new United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the use of military force to disarm Saddam Hussein of suspected weapons of mass destruction. A coalition of some 40 countries subsequently invaded Iraq over continued pleas for diplomacy from a handful of council members, including France.

Paradoxically, France subsequently offered its military expertise with weapons of mass destruction to the coalition effort, despite its fierce opposition. French ambassador Jean-David Levitte told CNN days before the launch of the war that the use of biological and chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein's forces would "change completely the perception and the situation for us." He said the French military had equipment to fight "under these circumstances" and could join the coalition if forces came under such attack.

French officials, who have consistently objected to placing Hezbollah on the EU terror list, claim there is insufficient proof the entire organizations of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, not just their "military wings," are involved in terrorism.

Israel and the U.S. argue no such distinction can be made.

"There's no question that there is a direct link between the heads of Hamas and the terrorists on the ground," Gideon Meir, an Israeli foreign ministry official, told the Jerusalem Post.

Meanwhile today, Izzedine al-Qassam leaders again vowed revenge after Israeli missile strikes killed another four members in Gaza City last night.

"Our response will be painful and quick," officials pledged in a statement.

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Message Number 127905

Re: Plantar Spur-Image Report In. View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis,DPM on 8/25/03 at 10:42

Mary:
Jerry and Nancy Joseph, DPM are a good husband and wife team of podiatrists in Calgary, Alberta (Jerry was my roomate in school).
Ed

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Message Number 127314

A message to all ---will suffice until my Broadband comes back! View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 8/19/03 at 16:13


Hi Everyone,

First of all, thank you all for your kind suggestions and the sympathy! Actually, my husband is wonderful and I have no complaints; but somehow it makes it easier to whine to those who have experienced my frustration!

I went to the Chiropractor, bless him, and I feel much better. On Sunday night, it occurred to me that maybe the back pain was not from the fall, or rather stumble, I took. After all, I was OK on Saturday. I wondered if it could have been wearing those new shoes for the wedding! As I was lying on the table, and he was rubbing my back, I was telling him my tale of woe when he asked if I'd been wearing any different shoes. I hadn't even gotten around to telling him that yet! He said what he was feeling was very consistent with what he sees in many people in the Fall, when they have to change shoe types, and in the Spring, for the same reason. I told you he was a smart guy! And to think I never had to let anybody know what a klutz I was falling over that stone! Everyone assured me that it shouldn't have been there but they were all kind enough not to mention that I was the only one who'd managed to fall over it!

So, while my back's not 100%, it's getting there. He said that I had messed it up (not his words) more than most people do from changing shoes but that's kind of the way my body is. I am taking muscle relaxants, Steve. For the short-term, they seem to be a necessity.

My feet are another story and I am firmly convinced that it's due to wearing those shoes, along with having to stay still for the dressmaker to set my hem yesterday. It took her about twenty minutes and that's a long time to stand! I'm going to have to wear my old Joseph Siebels to the wedding, and change into my Birks when necessary. I figure it's fine. No one is going to look at the mother of the groom anyhow!

I won't be signing on for a while. We are having trouble with our Broadband and Verizon is going to work on it. The tech at AOL told me that if they check and you're on line, they assume the problem is fixed and they won't continue to check it. What a pain! It's so funny how accustomed we've become to having speedy access to the internet!

I'll check in, hopefully, in 36-48 hours, which is how long it may take! Gosh, thank goodness I'll still have my computer. I'd be lost without it! What did I do in the old days?

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Message Number 126368

Re: hole in foot View Thread
Posted by Richard, C.Ped on 8/06/03 at 08:53

Joseph...
I would suggest seeing a doctor about that.
Richard

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Message Number 126264

hole in foot View Thread
Posted by Joseph D on 8/05/03 at 10:22

3 Weeks ago I stepped on something small and it went through the callus of my left foot below my big toe. I doesn't hurt but leaks in my white socks every day. I tried every medication I know, and bandaids, to no avail. I'm 57 years old, retired, and just want to know if any thing else can be done without seeing a doctor? Cannot stay off it long because of stuff to do around the house, shopping, cleaning kids pool, yard work, etc.

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Message Number 125179

TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME View Thread
Posted by JOSEPH HARDWICK on 7/25/03 at 01:24

DEAR DOCTOR,
I AM A PHYSICIAN WHO HAS TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME FOR THE LASR 6 YEARS FOLLOWING A INVERSION INJURY TO THE ANKLE. I WOULD LIKE A REFERRAL TO A SURGEON IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA WHO HAS SURGICAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PROBLEM AND IS RESPECTED BY HIS PEERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

JOSEPH HARDWICK MD
jhardwickmd@earthlink.net
310-8294448 office
310-9307331 cell

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Message Number 123111

Re: I went shopping for shoes - not a good experience! View Thread
Posted by Carole C in NOLA on 6/28/03 at 10:17

Easy Spirits would probably OK for one night with orthotics, although they have gotten a lot of "bad press" on the board because they have not been helpful for PF for a lot of people (including me). So, you might not get a whole lot of wear out of them later on.

The Joseph Seibels don't sound so bad (?) I don't know what they look like, really. One thing to think about is that nobody is going to remember what shoes you wore, unless they definitely ATTRACT ATTENTION. If you can wear something sort of discreet and nondescript, nobody will notice them even if they are a little too sporty or whatever. At least that's my opinion.

Suzanne has had a lot of luck with her Birkenstock Annapolis with inserts. I don't know if those would be an improvement in looks over your Joseph Seibels or not. You could put your orthotics in them. They would cost more than the Easy Spirits, I would imagine, but you could probably wear them later on for a lot of things. Decisions, decisions.

The wedding and reception will be over pretty fast. Don't forget that you will be standing in the reception line for what may seem like a hundred years, though. If you are obviously feeling foot pain, that will draw more attention to your shoes. I know you will let your personality shine through, and that will distract attention from your feet! :)

Carole C

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Message Number 123110

I went shopping for shoes - not a good experience! View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 6/28/03 at 10:00


My son is getting married in early September. I have my outfit but I need black shoes to go with it. I have worn nothing for the last five years but running shoes with orthotics. Occasionally I've worn my Birks but they hurt and on two or three occasions, I've worn my old Joseph Siebels. For the wedding, I wanted low-heeled, open-toed shoes. I have a problem with the ends of my toes turning up, which has gotten much worse, and I have to wear open toes.

I went to three shoe shoe departments and the news ain't good! I did find one pair of Easy Spirits that might work out but the store was having a sale and they were so busy, I didn't want to wait around to try them on. They were $59. Ironically, I didn't want to wait because my feet hurt so much I just wanted to go home! I really don't want to pay a whole lot more than say, $75, as I'm not going to wear the shoes again. I know Nordstrom's has some dress shoes that will accommodate an orthotic but the price is outrageous. We have a shoestore nearby that has those types of shoes.

I also went to this place called DSW Warehouse which has a huge selection of shoes. I tried on several pairs. Not one pair was a remote possibility. My problem, besides PF, is that the second toe on my right foot hurts, no make that stings, if the cut of the shoe is wrong. That has nothing to do with PF; it's been that way my whole life. But I guess it's gotten worse because 90% of the shoes I tried killed it! It was very discouraging.

The Easy Spirits on display were size 8 and I need an 8 1/2 but they felt pretty good and I'm hoping that those work out. There's a couple more stores I can try but I think I'll end up with either those or I'll have to wear my Seibels again. They are so sporty and this is a night wedding. What do you think? Would I look better in a pair of black running shoes if I can find them? That would be a clear signal that I have problem feet. Or should I wear the Seibels? But that might look like I have no sense of style. It wouldn't necessarily look like I have problem feet.

I usually don't care but there are going to be so many people from my son's fiancee's side of the family. They all come from an affluent suburb of NYC and will be dressed to the hilt. I hate to come across as a NH hick!

Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe I should wear my regular old running shoes and dress them up with some black silk bows or something. Or I could add sequin trim. I know; I could replace the shoe laces with those strings of sequins you can buy! That might be an option! Can't you just hear the comments? Her grandmother is so convinced that NH is the end of the earth that she asked her if we have hairdressers here who can do her hair! She probably wouldn't be shocked at all if I wore running shoes to a formal occasion!

Any ideas and opinions would be welcomed!

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Message Number 119909

Re: Pauline : are you bored I am View Thread
Posted by Dr. Z on 5/25/03 at 20:28

There is a great movie on TV. The Josephine Baker Story. It's on homebox. Ever see it? I am going to watch it though you might want to see it if you haven't already. See you later alligator

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Message Number 115806

Pain meds, helpful information View Thread
Posted by BrianG on 4/09/03 at 21:28

Although this study was done for Neuropothy, I think it shows that slow release opiates will work (for pain) when nothing else is working. I believe the same is true for PF and TTS. After 42 days, none of the participents had any addiction, or tolerance, issues!!! I realize there is no magic bullet in curing PF, but I do believe this is a safe alternative, especially when surgery is the only recommended treatment. It will most likely allow the patient some time, especially if they do not feel that surgery is the right course for them.

Regards
BrianG

Cut and pasted from Medscape.com

Controlled-Release Oxycodone Effective in Moderate-Severe Diabetic Neuropathy CME
News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
Clinical Reviewer: Gary Vogin, MD
CME Editor: Bernard M. Sklar, MD, MS
Complete author affiliations and disclosures, and other CME information, are available at the end of this activity.
Release Date: March 31, 2003; Valid for credit through March 31, 2004
Credit Available
Physicians - up to 0.25 AMA PRA category 1 credit(s)
All other healthcare professionals completing continuing education credit for this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
Participants should claim only the number of hours actually spent in completing the educational activity.
Canadian physicians please note:
Medscape's CME activities are eligible to be submitted for either Section 2 or Section 4 [when creating a personal learning project] in the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada [RCPSC]. For details, go to www.mainport.org.
March 31, 2003 — Controlled-release (CR) oxycodone was effective for the treatment of moderate to severe diabetic neuropathy, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial reported in the March 25 issue of Neurology. The editorialist reviews available treatments and suggests that opioids may be safer in some patients, which is similar to conclusions from a recent trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine and reported by Medscape. The latter study showed the benefit of opioids in nondiabetic neuropathic pain.
"Opioid treatment has played a limited role in the management of diabetic neuropathy, in part because of concerns about the responsiveness of neuropathic pain to opioid treatment," write Joseph S. Gimbel, MD, from the Arizona Research Center, LLC, in Phoenix,and colleagues. "Although controlled studies support the use of tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, anticonvulsants, and a number of other drugs, such as ion channel blockers and topical agents, therapy remains unsatisfactory for many patients. Opioids may be effective for pain in diabetic neuropathy; however, data are very limited, and findings must be extrapolated from experience with other types of neuropathic pain or from trials of related drugs."
In this multicenter, parallel-group study, 159 subjects with moderate to severe pain from diabetic neuropathy received up to six weeks of treatment with either one 10-mg tablet of CR oxycodone (n = 82) or placebo (n = 77) every 12 hours. Doses could be increased every three days to a maximum of six tablets (60 mg CR oxycodone) every 12 hours.
In the intent-to-treat cohort, CR oxycodone provided more analgesia than placebo (P = .002) at an average dose of 37 ± 21 mg per day (range, 10-99 mg/d). From days 28 to 42, overall average daily pain intensity, rated from 0 (no pain) to 10 (pain as bad as you can imagine), was 4.1 ± 0.3 in the CR oxycodone group and 5.3 ± 0.3 in the placebo group.
Adverse events, which were mostly opioid-related in the CR oxycodone group, occurred in 80 (96%) of 82 patients given CR oxycodone and in 52 (68%) of 77 patients given placebo.
"Although opioid tolerance and physical dependence have been reported during chronic opioid therapy, neither phenomenon was demonstrated in this 42-day study," the authors write.
"The efficacy of CR oxycodone for moderate to severe pain due to diabetic neuropathy suggests that opioid therapy should be included among the therapeutic approaches used for this disorder." However, the authors recommend careful patient selection, regular monitoring, dose titration, and management of adverse effects to optimize long-term effectiveness.
Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of oxycodone, supported this study and has financial arrangements with one of its hosting institutions.
In an accompanying editorial, Douglas W. Zochodne, MD, FRCPC, from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and Mitchell B. Max, MD, from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, note that "the findings reassure those physicians who resort to opioid therapy in neuropathy patients that opioid use is evidence-based."
However, CR oxycodone was not dramatically better than tricyclics or gabapentin because it did not eliminate pain, and 30% to 40% of patients had dose-limiting gastrointestinal adverse effects or somnolence.
"Clearly, more effective treatments with fewer side effects are required," they write." Opioids may be safer to use in diabetic patients who have concurrent cardiac and renal disease.

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Message Number 114382

What anti-war demonstrators found..... View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 3/24/03 at 22:06

Group shows Iraqis welcoming U.S.
By Arnaud de Borchgrave
THE WASHINGTON TIMES


AMMAN, Jordan — A group of American anti-war demonstrators, part of a Japanese human-shield delegation, returned from Iraq yesterday with 14 hours of uncensored video, all shot without Iraqi government minders present, with Iraqis eager to tell of their welcome for American troops. Top Stories
• 12 U.S. soldiers killed or captured
• U.S. calls footage of POWs 'disgusting'
• Female captive first since Pentagon altered rule
• 7,000 rally to show support for troops
• British jet downed by 'friendly fire'
• Saddam likely still alive


The Rev. Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor of the Assyrian Church of the East, said the trip to Iraq "had shocked me back to reality."
Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera, he said, "told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start. They were willing to see their homes demolished to gain their freedom from Saddam [Hussein]'s bloody tyranny."
Mr. Joseph said the Iraqis convinced him that Saddam is "a monster the likes of which the world had not seen since Stalin and Hitler. He and his sons are sick sadists.
"Their tales of slow torture and killing made me ill, such as people put in a huge shredder for plastic products, feet first so the [torture masters] could hear their screams as bodies got chewed up from foot to head."
The pastor and others making it across the border into Jordan tell harrowing stories about their journey. The only gasoline station between Baghdad and the border, a distance of 400 miles, was blown up by U.S. fighter-bombers. The station, in the one-camel village of Ramadi, had the only telephone booth on the road across the desert and a Jordanian, who had stopped to call his parents in Amman to let them know he was on his way home, was killed in the explosion.
The few taxi drivers in Baghdad willing to drive to the Jordanian border are charging $1,500 per passenger. Very few Iraqis can afford the fare, and only about 300 "third-country nationals," mostly Sudanese and Egyptians, have reached the border post since the "shock and awe" campaign began. Travelers have to struggle with their luggage across the last two miles on foot to Al Karama, the first Jordanian outpost. From there, they are taken by bus to a tent city at the Ruwaished refugee camp, 36 miles inside Jordan.
The Baghdad-Jordan highway was busy with commercial traffic before the beginning of the war, with some 700 tanker-trucks shuttling daily with part of the 12,000 tons of oil consumed by Jordan every day. All of it comes from Iraq at discounted prices under the U.N. oil-for-food program. Some 2,600 Jordanian and 1,500 Iraqi tankers have been involved in the overland oil traffic. Movement was down to 140 tankers the day before the bombing started. It stopped abruptly two days ago.
Jordan had made plans for a quick switch to tankers anchored off Aqaba. Qatar had pledged to replace whatever shortfall Jordan experienced.
Jordanians see one favorable omen. Every day, almost a thousand white storks arrive at a supermarket parking lot on one of Amman's seven hills, a pit stop on their way from Africa to their East European breeding grounds. About 100,000 storks are expected to stop here over the next month, numbers not seen in 10 years. Jordanians take this as a sign of ample rain and a good harvest ahead.
The difference between official and private views of some ranking Jordanian officials may be an omen, too. Officially, they condemn the war and say they are "deeply troubled" by the prospect of repercussions of the war on the region, and describe the situation as "critical."
Privately, they say, the war is developing a new opportunity for peace in the Middle East. Says one former prime minister: "If the U.S. can get a new Iraq to recognize Israel as a quid pro quo for a final Palestinian settlement, others will fall into place — Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the other Gulf states. Iran would then have to pull back its military support for Hezbollah."
•Arnaud de Borchgrave is editor at large of The Washington Times and of United Press International. This dispatch was distributed by UPI.


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Message Number 113913

Re: Wendyn View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 3/22/03 at 14:57

carynz:
My podiatry school roomate practices in Alberta, Gerald Joseph, DPM.
He grew up in Pennsylvania but married Nancy O'Neal, DPM, from Ontario. They moved to Calgary immediately after graduation to set up a practice together.
Ed

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Message Number 113686

30 years of terror -- the end in sight View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 3/20/03 at 21:14


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OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM
Baghdad welcomes 'moment of liberation'
Reporter in capital says newly emboldened people eager for war

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1:00 a.m. Eastern



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Newly emboldened Iraqis are revealing to the few reporters left in Baghdad that they see America's military action as their moment of liberation.

"Many, many Iraqis are telling us now – not always in the whispers we only heard in the past, but now in quite candid conversations – that they are waiting for America to come and bring them liberty," said New York Times reporter John Burns in an interview from Baghdad on the PBS News Hour last night.

"Along with all of this apprehension," said Burns, "Americans should know that there also is a good deal of anticipation. Iraqis have suffered beyond, I think, the common understanding in the United States from the repression of the past 30 years."

PBS's Gwen Ifill asked Burns to clarify: "They are actually eagerly anticipating war?"

"It's very hard for anybody to understand this," he said. "It can only be understood in terms of the depth of repression here."

Burns said that, of course, there are people who don't want war out of loyalty to the regime, or out of fear or out of "suspicion of America's motives." Because of the closed nature of Iraqi society, we cannot know how numerous either side is, he said.

"All I can tell you – and every reporter who is here will attest this – is that the most extraordinary experience of the last few days has been a sudden breaking of the ice here," said Burns, "with people from every corner of life coming forward to tell us that they understand what America is about in this."

Burns said the people naturally are fearful of errant bombing, damage to Iraq's infrastructure and what kind of government might come after Saddam is gone.

"Can I just say," Burns stated, after Ifill tried to interrupt, "there is absolutely no doubt, no doubt, that there are many, many Iraqis who see what is about to happen here as their moment of liberation."




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Message Number 113415

the "peace" movement View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 3/18/03 at 21:42



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Has anti-war movement
been hijacked?
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Posted: November 4, 2002
1:00 a.m. Eastern


By Sherrie Gossett
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com


While publicly promoting non-violent protest and humanitarian causes, some key leaders and prominent groups that organized and participated in the recent anti-war demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol and San Francisco are staunch supporters of terrorist groups and dictatorial regimes worldwide.

In fact, critics now charge that the "new" anti-war movement is being "hijacked" by this dominant network whose organizational power is increasing and whose political agenda is anathema to most Americans.

The Saturday, Oct. 26 rally, which focused on opposition to a U.S.-led war against Iraq and drew 100,000 protesters, featured speeches by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, actress-activist Susan Sarandon, singer-songwriter Patti Smith, as well as a host of lesser-known figures. The protests also served as a platform for Democratic Party campaigning, as top politicos hobnobbed with the elite of the anti-war movement.

The large turnout signals an invigoration of the "new" anti-war movement, which has been increasingly dominated by the international A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition, an organizational front group formed by the International Action Center. Closely allied with IAC is the World Workers Party, a quasi-Stalinist organization that supports authoritarian regimes and communist dictatorships. The World Workers Party created the IAC in 1992, and put Ramsey Clark, now kingpin of the anti-war movement, at the head of it.

Also at the forefront in the weekend demonstration and current anti-war protests was the "Not In Our Name" campaign. NOIN spokesman Clark Kissinger represents that movement to the public and is an integral part of Refuse and Resist, an organization with close ties to the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, of which Kissinger is a member and writer for its newspaper.

The controversial ties of IAC remain almost completely unreported by the mainstream media, but increasingly are being exposed by a handful of enterprising journalists, including Michelle Goldberg of Salon.com, Ian Williams, United Nations correspondent for The Nation; Michael Tremoglie, Edward Immler and David Horowitz of FrontPage Magazine and Christopher Hitchens, a 20-year veteran of The Nation magazine, now writing independently.

The controversy has now spread to the commentary pages of Mother Jones and also has Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com crying foul while bemoaning San Francisco's "Baghdad-by-the-Bay" protest experience.

"Pathetic" is how Raimondo described the protest, complaining that those in charge of the demonstration "weren't about to brook any criticism of either their ideology or their methods: this was the only show in town, and they weren't about to give it up."

Now, a small but growing number at both ends of the political spectrum, as well as libertarian activists and writers, are accusing the organization's elite of being sellouts to foreign dictators while giving lip service to humanitarian concerns. Some warn that this "patina of morality" obfuscates a surreptitious political agenda: the armed overthrow of the American republic.

Leading critics from both left and right now charge the leaders with supporting the very things against which they claim to be protesting.

"The International Action Center and the Revolutionary Communist Party [USA] aren't just extremists in the service of a good cause," says Michelle Goldberg, a writer with Salon.com. "They are cheerleaders for some of the most sinister regimes and insurgencies on the planet."

"Once people realize this," Goldberg adds, "it could easily discredit any nascent anti-war movement, unless a more rational group comes to the forefront."

Sock puppet for Saddam?

The founder of the IAC and director for A.N.S.W.E.R. is Ramsey Clark, who is introduced at IAC rallies as the former attorney general under the Lyndon Johnson administration. No mention is made of the fact that Clark, in his current occupation, has been retained by the State of Iraq to serve as legal counsel for the regime.

Not surprisingly, criticism of Saddam Hussein is not aired at IAC/A.N.S.W.E.R.-controlled protest events. No mention is made of Saddam's gassing of the Kurds, invasion of Kuwait, murder of an estimated 1 million of his own people, environmental terrorism, imprisonment, torture or execution of political prisoners.

The suffering of the Iraqi people is blamed solely on the United States, just as the suffering of Palestinians is blamed solely on Israel.

IAC/A.N.S.W.E.R leaders have aligned themselves exclusively with pro-Arafat groups. The only Jewish people truly embraced as "brothers and sisters" are those who equally denounce Israel or deny Israel's right to exist. A.N.S.W.E.R's pro-Palestinian march in April was regarded by many, in fact, little more than a thinly disguised public display of anti-Semitism masquerading as a "pro-Palestinian" march. Frequent mention was made at the march of a "supposed holocaust," and of a "genocide" in Jenin, despite the fact that New York Times reporters allowed into the area had already discredited such reports as erroneous.

The "genocide" claims dominated the rally, even though fatality estimates had already been downgraded from 500 down to 56-90, most of which, according to media reports, were said to be terrorists.

Clark represented PLO leaders in a suit brought by the family of Leon Klinghoffer, the elderly tourist who was shot and thrown overboard from the hijacked Achille Lauro cruise-ship by renegade Palestinian terrorists in 1986.

And while accusing the Bush administration and Israel of Nazi-like war crimes, Clark fails to mention his former client Karl Linnas, an ex-Nazi concentration camp guard in Estonia, where he had overseen the murder of some 12,000 resistance fighters and Jews. Linnas was at that time being deported from the U.S. to the U.S.S.R. to face war-crimes charges. Clark lost the case, but went to bat for his client in the public arena. According to media reports, Clark said that he questioned the need to prosecute Nazis "forty years after some god-awful crime they're alleged to have committed."

While consistently denouncing the American and Israeli "terrorist states," IAC leadership, headed by Clark, have defended dictator Slobodan Milosevic in the International Criminal Court. They also leapt to the aid of genocidal Hutu militias as the U.N. wrote up war-crime charges against their leaders for ordering the slaughter of half a million Tutsi civilians in 1994.

Clark client, Rwanda genocide indictee Pastor Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, was accused of telling Tutsis to hide in his church and then summoning Hutus to massacre them. The genocidal leader later led killing squads in the "hell on earth" that Rwanda quickly became.

Elsewhere in the media:


The WWP supported the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre of protesting students and workers, who were conveniently labeled "counter-revolutionaries."

Clark and his backers also were quick to cheer on the brutal Chinese repression of the indigenous culture in Tibet (which sent the Dalai Lama and 80,000 refugees packing).

The WWP has wooed the Democratic Party, and supported Jesse Jackson's presidential bid in 1984. In New York, the WWP made alliances with the left wing of the Democrats in order to establish a strategic foothold in key trade unions.

Clark has defended convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, in a New York civil suit brought by Bosnian rape victims. The suit, brought by the National Organization for Women and the Center for Constitutional Rights, charged Karadzic with ordering mass rape and war crimes.
Serbia also has retained Clark as counsel. Accordingly, no outrage over Serbian ethnic cleansing or rapes will ever be heard at an IAC/A.N.S.W.E.R. rally. Nor will mention be made of the siege of Sarajevo, the killings at Srebrenica or the million homeless refugees. Clark and the IAC make no mention of the notorious tortures held at the Serbian police station on Cacak Street in central Pristina.

The scene was discovered by British paratroopers and the media, who described "a bed, with leather straps, its ratty yellow mattress plunged through with bayonet and bullet holes, and clothes of its victims piled in the corner." Reporter Laura Rozen described it as a "house of torture" still reeking of "rotting human flesh" where Kosovo Albanians, many of them teen-agers and children, were brutally raped, beaten and killed. Stashed on the scene were all manner of torture instruments, as well as violent pornography.

Nevertheless, at the Oct. 26 rally, IAC staff introduced Clark to an adulating crowd as a "man of extraordinary principles and conscience."

'The war criminal's best friend

Detractors from both the left and the right denounce Clark for his "straightforward dishonesty," calling him the "tyrant-in-chief," a "traitor" and "the war criminal's best friend."

Overall, the IAC-WWP-A.N.S.W.E.R. triaxis, firmly at the helm of the anti-war movement, unequivocally supports Iraq, while instructing protestors that the U.S. is the foremost terrorist threat to the world. In addition they claim that Osama bin Laden was the victim of an imperialist American plot. Brian Becker, member of the secretariat of the World Workers Party, national co-director for the IAC and a member of the national A.N.S.W.E.R. steering committee, is admired by the North Korean dictatorship for his loyalty to their state as well. At a press conference in Pyongyang, Becker denounced the U.S. for "mercilessly killing innocent people." In May of 2001, FBI Director Louis Freeh labeled the World Workers Party a potential threat to U.S. national security – a status certain to be explained by the WWP/IAC (as is most criticism) as a conspiratorial smear by warmongers.

WorldNetDaily asked Larry Holmes, co-director of IAC and spokesperson for A.N.S.W.E.R., to comment on Clark's retention as counsel for the state of Iraq. Holmes replied, "He's just a spokesman." When WND indicated that Clark was in fact the founder of IAC as well as the director of the international A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition, Holmes deferred comments to Clark, who was unavailable for an interview.

Asked to comment on what detractors call the "Pro-Saddam" slant of the IAC and its failure to criticize Iraq or Saddam Hussein, Holmes responded: "We live in America. We have to take some responsibility for what the government is trying to do in our name. I think it’s wise for us to stay focused. It’s U.S. foreign policy that we must be responsible for."

He added, "There's an effort to vilify Iraq and its government and not on an honest basis … but as a very conscious effort to demonize a government for the purpose of making it easier to move forward with war." Asked whether he would support war on Iraq if it attacked first, Holmes evaded the question, indicating it would be the U.S.' fault for planning a pre-emptive strike.

Pressed to answer the same question in a scenario where Iraq attacked after the U.S. gives up plans for a pre-emptive strike, Holmes still declined to answer: "That's just a hypothetical," he said. "I don't think that Iraq poses a threat to this country – it's a transparent search of pretexts for war. No one talks about oil, and the geopolitical reasons for invading the country. Media is not saying that this is really the reason they're going to war. Government and corporations want to occupy Iraq for oil."

Holmes added that the idea of Iraq attacking the U.S. was as ridiculous as Jamaica or Haiti attacking.

'Peace Congress' to undo U.S. Congress?

The next move for the IAC is to convene a "Peace Congress" the weekend of Jan. 18 and 19, coinciding with Martin Luther King’s birthday.

"Congress rushed and rubber-stamped the war issue," Holmes complained. "It's time to expose the very serious fact that Congress was not listening to the people." There will be delegations from every state, as well as from labor unions. "They will pass resolutions concerning how the budget should be used – for jobs and education," Holmes explained. In addition, there may be marches on Monday, Jan. 20 as well.

WND asked Homes to explain the logic behind saying the American people were "not heard," since the U.S. has a representative form of government and it was elected officials that voted.

"It failed," Homes said. "That's the problem. At a time when anti-war sentiment was going through the charts, late September for example, when Congress had calls and e-mails 40-1 against the war – they very quickly and cowardly and sheepishly voted so the issue would go away."

'The really beautiful thing'

Especially prominent at the Oct. 26 rally was the "Not In Our Name" campaign, which ran a large ad in the New York Times and whose slogan was central to IAC speakers. At least one member of the media labeled the campaign a "really beautiful thing."

Represented by Clark Kissinger, the ad campaign was lauded by Hartford Courant writer Frank Rizzo, who quoted the activist as saying: "People have been longing for this. It's a statement that basically repudiates the whole direction of things. It's about American empire-building."

FrontPage Magazine writer Michael Tremoglie laments Rizzo's failure, however, to inform readers of the details behind Kissinger or his organization: "The same journalists who will be more than happy to tell their readers that a group is related to, or receives funds from, say the NRA or the Christian Coalition or the dreaded Scaife Foundation, will never mention the relationship of a liberal group with communist organizations – even if such organizations are labeled terrorist by the FBI," says Tremoglie.

Kissinger's Refuse and Resist runs information releases from the Revolutionary Communist Party USA on its site. The following are some of the goals and ideologies of the party as expressed in the party's newspaper, "Revolutionary Worker," for which Kissinger writes. They give an indication of what leader Kissinger and associates plan for the U.S.


Its ideology is Maoist/Leninist/ Marxist communism, and its capstone program for the U.S. is called "Create Public Opinion – Seize Power."

Party members are being told to prepare and plan for "a future armed uprising" leading to a "civil war" in the U.S. primed by "a major crack in the system" – a destabilizing event that will enable the RCP to "seize power" in a violent insurrection that replaces the American government with a "Communist proletarian dictatorship." Says RCP, "We are preparing minds and organizing forces for the time" – the time when "revolutionary crisis breaks out."

RCP officials say they are "doing everything to help bring about, as quickly as possible, the conditions where we can begin the highest form of the struggle – the fight for power over society … when, 'all of a sudden,' millions are starting to bust loose. When there is a great upheaval throughout society. … Then it is time to strike – and to hold back nothing – time to take power by force and arms. … That time is coming, and we must get ourselves and others ready for it."
Central to this plan is a stated effort to convince Americans that their government is illegitimate and therefore can and should be overthrown and its institutions seized. At the Oct. 26 rally, Clark referred to President Bush's foreign policy as "criminal offenses, they are high crimes, they are indictable offenses, and they are impeachable offenses."

Repeated throughout the rally was the notion that the American government as a whole had lost its legitimacy, and leaders called on protesters "to seize all the major institutions," "to take democracy back" and "occupy the Capitol," a clarion call with obviously widely different meanings for different groups:


The RCP expects the armed uprising to follow along Leninist lines in the confrontation of "economic relations with employers" or "immediate exploiters and oppressors."

They have been working to "spread our influence through society, especially where people are protesting or rebelling." To this end RCP advises its members to spread out like "seeds" and plant themselves into other organizations, so that the RCP's cohesive plan is harder to detect and define, while its influence spreads.

Agitation and manipulation of those at the lowest levels of society is key. It's noted that these people generally feel they have "nothing left to lose" and will be most likely to take up arms in order to facilitate the leaders' power grab. Key is convincing them of a victimhood status where those who have more personally owe them something. From there the thinking is developed to convince the unfortunate to steal others' material effects by force of arms. But it’s clear that the real intent is to use the lower class for personal gain.

The eruption of an "actual crisis" is anticipated as the pivot point for the activities of the RCP. This is where "the authority of the ruling class and both its right and its ability to rule are called fundamentally into question." It adds that the "crisis will be marked by sharp divisions within the ruling class itself, reaching into its major pillars of power, including the armed forces."

While the RCP promises that this civil war will usher in a "global community of freely associating individuals," whites will not have the same rights of association as minorities. The program calls for allowing "people of color" to "just live around other people of their race" if they desire, but a similar allowance will "not be [made] for white people," who are seen as particularly untrustworthy. This, in spite of the fact that the RCP’s leader, Bob Avakian, is a white male. (Whites are seen as the least likely to submit to the RCP revolution.) According to media reports, Avakian is now in France, hiding out from the FBI.

While the Associated Press reported that the Maoist guerilla-led insurgency in Nepal left hundreds dead, the RCP called the bloody uprising "glorious" – a far cry from the anti-violence rhetoric of the big rally in the nation's capital.

In addition, the RCP supports the brutally violent "Shining Path" of Peru. The RCP website boasts of killings perpetrated by Shining Path members and notes "rulers in Peru fear the Maoist People's Party." The approved killings include those of police, army personnel and any civilians who disagree with the Shining Path.
In a Workingforchange.com article, writer Geov Parrish recalls Kissinger, identified as a "core member" of the RCP: "I still have vivid memories of Kissinger explaining calmly to me why when the RCP took over it would be necessary to shoot everyone who didn't agree with them."

Despite the murder/mayhem tactical line of the RCP, Kissinger ironically called President George W. Bush a "blood-stained executioner" and the Republican National Convention the "Executioners Ball."

Kissinger also publicly vilifies Homeland Security head Tom Ridge as "really scary" because Ridge supports the death penalty for murderers.

WND asked Larry Holmes, co-director of IAC and spokesperson for A.N.S.W.E.R., whether he foresees an armed uprising, should January's "Peace Congress" and all other efforts fail to overturn the U.S. Congress' vote.

"That’s nothing that we can get involved in," said Holmes. "We can have dramatic and creative protests, though."

When asked to comment on the RCP’s support for armed uprising, Holmes said, "I don't know that that's what they're planning." When told that taking up arms against the U.S. government was indeed a stated key part of RCP's plan, and asked whether he and the IAC support that plan, Holmes responded, "That sounds just like rhetoric," and added: "We have to be very careful now, not to be talking about these things – with the Patriot Act and all, you know, Attorney General John Ashcroft is just looking for excuses to pick people up, detain them, and throw them into prison for no reason at all. We don't want to give the FBI or feds a pretext to move against them [the RCP]."

WorldNetDaily attempted to contact Revolutionary Communist Party national spokesman Carl Dix, but his two phone numbers had been disconnected. No one was answering phones at the RCP Publications PR office and a message left was not returned.

9-11: 'Nothing personal'

IAC associate Lynne Stewart, labeled by detractors as "the terrorist lawyer," is also an influential presence at IAC events. A civil-rights attorney, Stewart was recruited by Clark to defend the "blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Kahman, later convicted as being the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and the planner behind the proposed bombings of New York City landmarks, including the Lincoln and Holland tunnels.

In April of this year, Stewart was handcuffed outside her Brooklyn apartment and indicted on two charges of lying to the government and two charges of aiding a terrorist organization. The charges stemmed from recorded conversations between Stewart and her client. Attorney General Ashcroft charged that Stewart knowingly participated in aiding the sheik in communicating with an Egyptian terrorist organization.

Stewart denied the charges, portraying herself as the victim of a frightening police state, run by a power-mad administration. But the activist’s reputation was badly damaged when the supposedly sealed affidavit for a search warrant was leaked to Court TV and somehow wound up posted on The Smoking Gun website.

Included were transcripts of the wiretaps that revealed Stewart knowingly allowed the sheik, in violation of federal law, to dictate information to be passed to terrorists. That information passed to an Egyptian terrorist organization included an order to end a cease-fire and the message to "to fight the Jews and kill them wherever they are."

Later, after a meeting of Stewart supporters was canceled, she would voice concern to New York Times writer George Packer, over "Jewish and Zionist supporters" of the radical associations she is involved with. Perhaps they were driving her supporters away, she worried.

In addition, Stewart joked on tape that she should get an acting award for fooling prison guards into thinking she was engaged in a legal lawyer-client conversation.

At the recent Washington, D.C., rally, Stewart gleefully joined protesters in a chant of "Ashcroft sucks! Ashcroft sucks!" She again portrayed the attorney general as a prominent threat to America, denouncing his Patriot Act as a profound and unforgivable violation of civil rights.

A few protestors called for Ashcroft’s death and the hanging of Bush administration officials.

Ironically, according one writer, "The social and cultural rights claimed by [Ramsey Clark's] Iraqi hosts include the right to hang opponents in public."

In addition to speaking at IAC-led protests advocating "non-violent" resistance, Stewart had this to say in a 1995 New York Times interview: "I don't believe in anarchist violence, but in directed violence. That would be violence directed at the institutions who perpetrate capitalism, racism and sexism, and the people who are the appointed guardians of those institutions."

In a recent New York Times article, author George Packer wrote about Stewart's attitude toward 9-11: "When the towers fell, she felt that her city had been violated and her own life disrupted. But this warm-hearted woman took the slaughter of innocents with a certain cold-bloodedness. The Pentagon was a 'better target'; the people in the towers 'never knew what hit them. ... They took it personally. And actually, it wasn't a personal thing.'"

Packer continued, "As for civilian deaths in general: [Stewart said] 'I'm pretty inured to the notion that in a war or in an armed struggle, people die. They're in the wrong place. ... So I have a lot of trouble figuring out why that is wrong, especially when people are placed in a position of having no other way.' Stewart doubts the government's version of Osama bin Laden, nor does she find him too 'repugnant' to represent.'"

Writer and novelist Michael Tremoglie comments, "Obviously, Stewart's worldview meshes seamlessly with that of Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, the blind Sheik and Osama bin Laden. And with that of ... Brain Becker, Ramsey Clark and the World Workers Party."

He adds, "There are many legitimate defense attorneys who provide legal defenses for clients with whom they do not themselves sympathize. Lynne Stewart, Ramsey Clark are not among them."

If convicted, Stewart faces up to 40 years in prison.

A 'hijacked' movement?

Michelle Goldberg of Salon.com writes of the "hijacking" of the "new" anti-war movement, and contends that the political views of the anti-war protest leaders are "anathema" to most Americans.

Libertarian Justin Raimondo of antiwar.com agrees, but still feels there’s hope for the movement: "The people who came to these demonstrations – 100,000 in Washington – don't share the politics of the organizers. Indeed, there aren't many people on earth – save in North Korea – who share the politics of the organizers. I won't go into a long tirade about those politics – the 'International A.N.S.W.E.R.' 'coalition' is, in reality, a front for a group of particularly kooky leftists, the Workers World Party."

"Suffice to say that I'm not alone in my criticisms," says the activist, "and that dissatisfaction with having admirers of Kim IL-Sung representing the antiwar movement has bubbled up from the rank-and-file."

Indeed, some have expressed deep concern that they not be "painted with the same brush."

"Here, at this solemn moment, as the nation teeters on the brink of a disastrous war," Raimondo adds, "and rational arguments are called for, what do we get? 'Rah rah, sis-boom bah! Hooray for us, and [expletive deleted] the rest of the country.'"

"The only relief from tirades against capitalism came when a few Democratic party politicians trooped to the microphone, telling us how we need "regime change in Washington" – so as to give the Other War Party a chance to prove its warmongering bona fides," he said.

"The movement has been hijacked by a bunch of neo-Stalinists," complains Raimondo, "who, oddly enough, utilize their hopped-up 'radical' rhetoric in the service of the most conventional Democratic Party politics imaginable.”

"It was a revealing moment, and a truly disgusting sight,” he said.

'Extremist Islamic backings'

"The Pull," a "hacktivist" with the infamous "Cult of the Dead Cow" hacking group, told WND: "I find that [they] generally are extremely biased and they operate as a cult. While there are communist backings behind them, there are also extremist Islamic backings ... and many of their 'liberal' ideas were first found amongst Neo-Nazi cults."

The Cult of the Dead Cow, former bad-boy hackers, now use their skills to work through underground channels to help members of oppressed populations gain access to state-forbidden Internet information – most notably Western news sites, human-rights websites, and "gay" and lesbian organizations.

To this end they pass hacking tools to members of Communist and radical Islamic countries – tools designed to enable citizens to break through firewalls, in order to gain freer access to such information. In addition, they are outspoken opponents of communist dictatorships and authoritarian regimes. They also have the distinction of being banned by the United Arab Emirates.

Commenting on the controversial elements of the anti-war leadership, "The Pull" added, "Two of their [mentors] … have a history of supporting ruthless dictators and slaughters," referring to Noam Chomsky and Edward Said. "Chomsky has covered up Sudan and the slaughters behind the Soviet Union. His works are full of extremely biased errors," he said.

"If these fellows [key leaders] are shown to be extremist communists and paid by Iraq, many of them will have a trained response" said "The Pull," such as that one should be interested in a person's points, not his personal life.

"They are obviously supporting a ruthless dictatorship against the U.S. in their fight," he said. "It is not with wonder that Iraqi-Americans turned out to counter-protest these groups."

"The Pull" was referring to a tiny counter-demonstration of about 200 people, held on a capitol street corner, organized by "Freepers" sporting "Tyranny Response Team" T-shirts. "Freeper" speakers challenged current leadership of the anti-war movement, accusing them of being sycophants in the service of brutal dictators. Among the "Freeper" speakers was former Clinton administration official Notra Trulock.

Trulock is former counter-intelligence chief for the Department of Energy, and a well-known whistleblower on national security counter-intelligence failures. He shot to fame as the target of FBI harassment meant to intimidate and silence his revelations. ("Freepers" are supporters of the Free Republic Network).

Their Iraqi guests, who addressed the crowd in both English and Arabic, spoke of atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein and pleaded for Americans to intervene militarily. For some, it was personal. Several of the Iraqi-American community members present said they had lost family members to Saddam Hussein's regime through execution or imprisonment.

Days after the event, Trulock told WorldNetDaily, "The mainstream media's coverage of last Saturday's 'anti-war protest' was a disgrace. Attorney General John Ashcroft ought to be looking hard at the degree to which the hard-left, 'hate America' crowd was driving this protest and how it was funded." Trulock currently is affiliated with Accuracy in Media, a journalism watchdog group.

'Morally tainted leadership'

Todd Gitlin, author of "The Sixties: Years of Hope and Days of Rage," also agrees with Goldberg's assessment.

Currently a Columbia University professor, the former president of Students for a Democratic Society fears the hypocrisy will result in a "gigantic ruination of the anti-war movement." Gitlin prefers peaceful and informative debates and "teach-ins" where all are allowed (and expected) to present honest, rational arguments for their views.

"They should be holding debates," contends Gitlin, "not rallies of the faithful."

"Clark and others of his mindset are not only morally tainted," adds the professor, "they're doomed. And the anti-war movement is doomed if they're allowed to lead it."

"This will not play in Peoria," warns Gitlin, "It does not deserve to play in Washington."



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Re: Bayshore/Toronto: ESWT-- 3 months + post treatment View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 3/16/03 at 21:34

Bev,
Dr. Jeffrey Klein DPM uses the Ossatron and I believe he was the first Dr. in Mich to use ESWT so I'd say he's been doing it the longest in MI. I think he has at least offices one near Pontiac and one in Southfield.

Dr. Arthur Manoli M.D. is in the Pontiac area with an office in the medical center attached to St. Joseph's Mercey but as far as I know he does not use ESWT.

You could call his office. Manoli is the guru of Foot and Ankle surgery in MI. He is an Orthopedic specialist, is listed in Best Doctors in America and has posted here on occasion.

What I find interesting is that none of our major centers Beaumont, St. John's or Henry Ford have put in ESWT machines and as you know Henry Ford treats all the major sport teams.

Dr. Zingas ran the FDA Dornier studies at Henry Ford, but at last contact they didn't buy the machine. Zingas left Henry Ford and is now only with St. John's and he's still not using it.

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Re: Has anyone heard or tried neuromuscular therapy (and an overview) View Thread
Posted by Sharon W on 3/12/03 at 11:56

Laurie,

That's strange -- I had no problem searching for Carmen, but she is so prolific the posts didn't go back to the one I remembered! So, I searched for "trigger points" instead -- and found this repost (by Suzanne) which copies Carmen's previous post. (It is a subject that has been discussed at considerable length in the past...)

I do keep in contact with Carmen, and if you give me your e-address (being careful to leave an extra space, of course, to discourage spammers) I will try to put you in contact with her so you can learn more about this from someone who's done it.

Anyway, here's a copy of Carmen's post last summer:

Sharon

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Re: trigger points View Thread
Posted by Carmen on 6/12/02 at 08:42

You can start with the book I posted....Claire Davies is a massage therapist.
Sharon is correct Claire Davies wrote the book. Also the book by Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual" is worth checking out. It's VERY in depth on trigger points. Janet Travell developed the concept of myofascial pain syndrome in the 1950's. She was Kennedy's white house physician. He too suffered from trigger points. The syndrome most often occurs between the ages of 30 and 60 years...but has ben found to happen in all ages.
MPS has many complex factors to condsider so it's not an easy diagnosis. Now for the sources you need to be more versed on trigger points.
Keep in mind that not EVERY article will pertain to feet. So they must be read thoroughly and with concentration. But since you're a relatively bright person Scott when it comes to matters of the body you should find this easy reading. I use book tabs and a highlighter....it keeps my own condition in check.

First here are a few names of supporters of Trigger point therapy and it's concepts.

Bernie S. Sieglel M.D.-Former student of Travell & Simons
Joseph F. Audette, M.D.-Instructor of Harvard Medical School Director of Outpatient Services Spaulding Rehab.
Scott M. Fishman M.D. Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine Dept of Anesthesiology nad Pain Univ. of Calif.
Robert Gerwin(who actually wrote to me last week)-M.D. Neurologist in Mass.
Robert K. King-founder and president of Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Michael D. Reynolds-M.D. Rheumotologist
Devin Starlanyl-M.D.-GREAT source online
Now some online sources to read up on:

www.doctorsexercise.com/journal/myofascial.htm
www.myosymmetriesedmonton.com/lumbar.htm
http://www.sover.net/~devstar/ (this site is very informative)
http://www.olc.ort.cuhk.edu.hk/news/ETOIMS_20020314.htm (on this site if you scroll down you'll see they just did a seminar n March of 2002 on the muscles of the foot)
http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/1997/02feb/fomby2.htm (this site will tell you in the article that trigger points in the gastroc. can lead to instep foot pain...which is where I have it)

Here's on specifically for feet ( I need to read further on this one..it's extensive)
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/podiatry/myofasc/cover.html



She does seminars on spray and stretch technique and other release therapies for trigger points. She's a physical Therapist.
Mary Maloney PT
Naugatuck Physical Therapy
175 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 203-723-0533


An excerpt from an article on MPS:

"Myofascial TrPs can entrap the nerves, blood, and lymph vessels, causing a variety of symptoms that confuse doctors and patients alike. Often nerve damage is erroneously suspected, and many expensive, unnecessary (and often painful) tests are ordered.

TrPs are formed of multiple microscopic areas called active loci (pronounced low-sigh). These loci cause the segments of the muscle fibers, called sarcomeres, to become distorted. Eventually, a contraction knot forms, as well as a taut band. When you have TrPs, your muscle strength becomes unreliable. You may also notice that when one part of your body is supported by another part while you are sleeping, the part being compressed goes numb."


More from Devin's site Some symptoms of trigger point pain:

"shin splint-type pain [peroneus, tibialis], FMS&MPS Complex foot* (wide in front, narrow in back, high arch), Morton's foot*, heel pain [soleus, quadratus plantae, abductor hallucis, tibialis posterior]"


This was a bit more than a journal or two but it should get you started. If you need any more I have a SLEW of references. I am a plethora of information on this. I have much more to read myself so I am still learning.
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Thousands of Russians volunteer to defend Iraq

Around ten thousand Russian citizens have applied for entry visas into Iraq to defend this country against the planned aggression by the warmongering USA and UK, according to the Iraqi Embassy in Moscow.

Iraqi Ambassador to Moscow, Abbas Khalaf, declared last week that the Embassy had received around 3,500 requests, a number which has multiplied in the last few days, according to sources in the same Embassy.

The requests come from young males, some with combat experience, who describe themselves as “volunteers” who are willing to defend Iraq against the illegal armed aggression of the USA and the United Kingdom, two countries which continue to follow a belligerent stance on crisis management, wholly outside the generally accepted concepts of a New World Order based upon multilateralist approaches to problem solving, based upon the United Nations Organisation, a position championed by president Putin’s Russian Federation.

For those who present an adequate reason for travelling to Iraq, the Embassy provides a visa and transportation, free of charge.

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Re: A man of vision.... View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 3/11/03 at 18:58

John:

I think history will judge President Bush well....


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March 11, 2003

The Lone Ranger rides again


Let it be said before we know the outcome of the war in Iraq that America and the world are inordinately lucky to have George W. Bush as America's president.


In fact, I would go further. To the extent that one is ever able to see the hand of God in history -- and since biblical times, one has never been given certitude in this regard -- I believe that either divine intervention or good luck on the magnitude of a lottery win explains George W. Bush's rise to the position of president.

It is not meant to disparage the character of two decent men, Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, to say that we should daily get down on our hands and knees in gratitude that George W. Bush, along with Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice, has governed our country since 9-11. I am not alone (even many Democrats now agree) in shuddering at the thought of how close we were to having the Democratic Party governing at this time.

Al Gore, I always believed, was more frightening than Bill Clinton. President Clinton loved politics and power, and he did not appear to have a set of core beliefs. This prevented him from ever attaining greatness. But it also prevented him from being dangerous. Gore, on the other hand, did deeply believe in something: the greatest danger to the world was the threat to the natural environment. George W. Bush most fears a different danger to the world: human evil.

Al Gore and the Democratic Party, like the Western Europeans, fear global warming far more than they fear Saddam Hussein. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney fear Saddam far more than they fear carbon dioxide emissions.

Lacking the moral confidence possessed by President Bush, Al Gore and his Democratic Party would have striven for consensus -- arguing, again just as the European moral relativists do, that it is morally right to attack Iraq if the United Nations says it is, but morally wrong if the United Nations says it is not. For the Democratic Party and their European allies, right and wrong are man-made constructs, and therefore U.N. votes determine what is right. George W. Bush argues that morality should never be decided by a U.N. vote, that having Syria, China, Guinea and France determine what is right and wrong and what America should do to protect itself would precipitate the beginning of the end of America and of civilization itself.

George W. Bush believes in a God "who is not neutral" between good and evil, between the torturer and the tortured. The Democratic Party prefers to see God as a deity who shies away from making moral judgments. Or whose judgments are His alone, unknowable to mortals.

George W. Bush believes that America has a God-given mission to be a light to the world and to spread liberty. The Democratic Party believes that such talk is chauvinistic arrogance. They believe, like the French, that the United Nations, not America, should be the most powerful force on earth.

George W. Bush would surely like the world to agree with him and to like him, but, thank God, he is prepared to go it alone and to be hated -- a defining trait of a great leader. Most Democrats believe that America should never go it alone and that if America is widely disliked, America must be wrong. In this regard, George W. Bush is the antithesis of his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, for whom being loved was of paramount importance.

George W. Bush is regularly described by American and foreign critics as a "cowboy." They are right, and for this, too, we should thank God. The Europeans and Democrats use that term as an epithet, but for many Americans the image of a lone cowboy fighting bad men is a revered one. Many of us have far more moral confidence in the Lone Ranger than in Jacques Chirac or Kofi Annan.

The Lone Ranger rides again. Thank God he does.



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Many are exhausted by the issue of Iraq—and understandably so, as the topic has gone on for a long time, and has come to dominate people’s thinking both on Wall Street and Main Street. But even as a final countdown approaches, a clear resolution to the crisis may prove elusive, even with the best possible military outcome. World and domestic opinions have polarized and emotion levels are running high, with rational discussion frequently absent. A major contribution to mature discussion is The Threatening Storm (Council on Foreign Relations), published last year by Kenneth Pollack. Hailed by Bill Keller of The New York Times as the most influential book on foreign policy in years, it was also characterized by The Economist (12/14), as the book to be read before listening to anyone else on the subject.

What are the author’s credentials? Pollack spent seven years in the Central Intelligence Agency as a Persian Gulf analyst, and was one of the few to predict the invasion of Kuwait. He was also the primary author of the CIA’s history of that invasion. A graduate of Yale and the holder of a doctorate from MIT, Pollack was the Olin Senior Fellow of National Security Studies for the Council on Foreign Relations at the time that he authored the book. He is now serving as the Director of Research for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He previously served on the National Security Council under President Clinton from 1995 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2000.

Reluctant Warrior
The book’s subtitle is “The Case for Invading Iraq,” yet Pollack came to his current conclusion reluctantly. While many of his arguments seem to mirror the rhetoric of the Bush administration, Pollack offers a number of criticisms of U.S. policy over the last 15 years. He is far more critical of the policies and perfidy of the French, Russians, and Chinese for their roles over the last decade in undermining the resolve of the United Nations. Pollack’s book painstakingly details the history of Iraq, the mindset of Saddam Hussein, and the pros and cons of five key policy options: containment, deterrence, covert action, the Afghan approach, and invasion.

Pollack calls this our last chance to stop Iraq, and says that a war today would be much less costly and risky than an inevitable conflict with Hussein down the road. Pollack strongly fears that Hussein will not be deterred, and that it is reckless to assume he can be. Other policy options pose a greater risk than war.

A Brief History
Hussein came to power in Iraq in the early 1970s and assumed the presidency in 1979. Following the model of his idol, Joseph Stalin, he cruelly and relentlessly purged his opposition early on and continues to do so right up to this day. In his first purge, he forced a confession from an opponent at a party meeting, then read the names of 54 others sitting in the room, alleging their conspiracy against him. Hussein had each dragged out by guards to confront a kangaroo court. They were then dispatched by a firing squad consisting of the other high officials whose names hadn’t been called.

As Saddam eliminated his internal opposition, external checks on him weakened. The British had withdrawn from east of Suez, and the U.S. relied on its proxy in the region, the Shah of Iran. Hussein invaded Iran in 1980, after the Shah’s overthrow, in the hope of winning what was then 20% of the world’s oil reserves. The U.S. tilted toward Iraq in the war as the lesser of two evils, and didn’t interfere when Iraq used chemical weapons against the Iranians in 1983, and against its own Kurds in 1988.

Bankrupted By War
The eight-year war cost Iraq the equivalent of 18 million Americans killed or wounded, and distorted and virtually bankrupted its economy. The U.S. tried to turn Saddam into a regional ally from 1988 to 1990, but he distrusted our intentions, and Israel’s. It was at this point that Saddam attempted to build a uranium enrichment facility.

The first Bush administration decided on a hands-off policy, and Hussein invaded Kuwait in August of 1990 with the purpose of snaring its huge treasure chest. After a lightning victory, he moved his troops to the border of Saudi Arabia. Pollack asserts that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Hussein expected an American military response to his invasion of Kuwait, but thought that he could thwart the light military effort that he expected the U.S. to mount, and that we would soon back down. According to Pollack, Hussein did not contemplate the coalition building and massive use of air and ground power that followed.

Hussein made what Pollack enumerated as four wrong assumptions about the Gulf War. But then, we made some miscalculations of our own in 1991. Following our quick military victory, we didn’t thrust into Baghdad, and expected Hussein’s government collapse, instead. The U.S. wanted to leave a strong, cohesive Iraq to serve as a counter to Iran. Neither did we wish to exceed the UN mandate, or agitate world opinion with further slaughter of helpless Iraqi troops. The next miscalculation was to underestimate the remaining strength of Iraq’s military capability; we stood by as they used air power and the Republican Guards to eliminate revolts by the Kurds in the north and the south.

When Containment Failed
With Hussein still in power, the U.S. and the UN stitched together a containment policy--which the “doves,” both here and abroad, thought would work. Hussein was determined to resist inspections from the outset. He formed a Concealment Operations Committee in June 1991, and had no intention of giving up his weapons of mass destruction. Hussein credited the chemical weapons with salvaging a victory over the Iranians, quashing the Kurds in northern Iraq, and deterring the U.S. with attacking Baghdad. The Iraqis withheld documentation, key equipment, and key people from the inspection teams from the beginning. For a while, the containment program seemed to be working and had broad international support.

In 1993, an attempted assassination of the former President Bush was foiled in Kuwait, and in 1994 Iraq issued warnings that unless the UN sanctions, which he claimed were starving his people, were lifted, he would take action. There were even indications that he was going to reinvade Kuwait, until the U.S. responded with a military threat. While Hussein tried to enlist world pity for the impact of the sanctions on his people, he continued to build what amounted to fifty new palaces, and proceeded with the production of banned weapons.

Meanwhile, defectors indicated that the inspectors were being hoodwinked, but France pushed to ease the sanctions. The Iraqis were sufficiently emboldened in 1995 to announce that they would cease all cooperation with the inspectors. Should the U.S. respond militarily, the Iraqis threatened tie the inspectors to the machinery likely to be attacked.

U.S. Distracted
The inspectors made concessions to the Iraqis in 1996, and Iraqi efforts to circumvent the sanctions by smuggling had increasing success. Support for any retaliatory efforts on our part came increasingly in question as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey began to waver. U.S. governmental policy fluctuated somewhat as the doves in the foreign policy establishment, Anthony Lake, Strobe Talbott, and Warren Christopher, were replaced, and we were distracted by the problems in Somalia and Haiti.

The CIA had been given the green light in 1997 to pursue coup attempts, but at least six attempts didn’t come close to succeeding. Clinton didn’t want Iraq to be the centerpiece of his foreign policy, but his efforts at ameliorating the Israeli-Palestinian issue, however promising for a time, couldn’t maintain momentum. Americans tend to forget that during those years, when the Clinton administration attempted a more even-handed Mideast policy, a series of major terrorist attacks occurred, including the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The attacks, while not positively linked to Hussein, may have been financially and morally supported by his regime.

Matters came to head in 1997 when Iraq blocked the inspectors from entering the country. At that time, Richard Butler, a much tougher leader than Hans Blix, led them. They had two close calls: One occurred when an Iraqi tried to seize control of a UNSCOM helicopter—almost crashing it. In the second, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired into UNSCOM headquarters. That fall, the Iraqis blocked an inspection, but when the Security Council threatened to impose travel restrictions on Iraqi officials, there were five abstentions in the vote, including France, China, and Russia. When the U.S. and Britain massed forces in the area, Arab and European governments distanced themselves from any support. When matters reached the boiling point once again in 1998 regarding the inspections process, Clinton again began rebuilding U.S. forces in the region, but found little support, with only the Kuwaitis willing to allow us the use of their bases. The UN showed little determination and, one more time, Saddam proved that few nations would support the use of force.

Obstruction Continues
When the inspections team found VX nerve gas on missile warheads, the Iraqis destroyed them, and the Security Council offered only a muted reaction. In August 1998, al Qaeda detonated car bombs outside our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and in October, Saddam expelled 10 Americans from the inspections team and renounced any cooperation with UNSCOM. In November, along with the British, we had attack planes in the air—but the operation was aborted when Iraq announced on CNN that the inspectors would be allowed back in the country. That situation lasted only a short while, because Richard Butler informed the Security Council that Iraq was still impeding the inspectors, and he withdrew his staff.

A few days later, on December 19th, President Clinton announced that it was henceforth the policy of the U.S. government to replace the Hussein regime, but that it would be very difficult to accomplish without an invasion. That possibility was derailed the following year when the U.S. got involved in the war in Kosovo. International resolution was further damaged when the French went back on their word, according to Pollack, and abstained on voting for Resolution 1284 to preserve the military embargo and the United Nations’ control over Iraq’s finances, thereby defeating U.S. efforts for a consensus. The presumed reason was that Iraq trade had grown to $17 billion and other countries were trying to get a share of that. When Russia abstained, so did France, fearing that otherwise they would lose contracts to the Russians.

In the meantime, smuggling mushroomed to the benefit of some of the Gulf countries, Syria, and Turkey. Arab-Israeli violence inflamed the Arab street. Saddam urged this on, knowing that it was to his advantage. In its last year in office, the Clinton administration was just playing defense in regard to Iraq. When the Bush camp came in, there was no clear priority set initially, because, as earlier, the foreign policy establishment was split between doves, moderate hawks, and extreme hawks. The new administration, like its predecessors, initially chose the “least bad” solution, adopting the dovish version, which remained in place until 9/11 changed everything.

Saddam Hussein
So what about this man, who some name in the polls as “less dangerous” than George Bush? The atrocities attributed to him are mind-boggling. An estimated 200,000 have disappeared into the prison system and the number tortured vastly exceeds that. He employs 500,000 people in his internal intelligence security and police, exclusive of the army. One of his sons is said by defectors to have athletes beaten and tortured if their teams lose in international matches. While Pollack doesn’t think that Hussein is irrational or suicidal, he’s sure that he’s totally out of touch with reality, and surrounded only by sycophants. Saddam’s views of the world are amazingly narrow and distorted.

Saddam shares some of Hitler’s most dangerous traits, Pollack says. His history of foreign policy decisions is littered with bizarre judgments and catastrophic miscalculations, such as his invasion of Iran, his expectation of repulsing the U.S. in Kuwait, and his continued dismissal of our will and capabilities. He sees himself as a great man in history, the new Saladin. His goal is to head a new pan-Arab union with Iraq as a superpower in total control of the Persian Gulf.

Once Saddam has a nuclear weapon, he expects to deter the U.S. and Israel under all circumstances. His weapons of mass destruction program have been so important to him that he’s been willing to give up $130 to $180 billion in oil revenue in order to hang on to them, sacrificing his people, the Iraqi economy, and conventional military power. Pollack believes, as many other experts do, that Saddam may achieve that nuclear capability within one to four years, and could become emboldened by its possession. He is far more of a gambler than were the Soviets.

The Inspections Trap
Pollack has long been a disbeliever in the effectiveness of weapons inspection, doubting that we could ever get and be able to retain the quality of inspection regime required. In the past, the UN has periodically weakened inspections’ effectiveness, and the French, Russians, and Chinese have consistently attempted to shift the burden of proof from Iraq to the inspectors. At times, they’ve colluded with the Iraqis. Even as strong as UNSCOM was, it couldn’t eradicate WMD. Iraq has played the inspection game the last several weeks exactly as Pollack had predicted in his book, completed months earlier.

Other Options
The author dismisses the alternatives to invasion as useless and riskier than invasion itself. Some politicians have advocated an attempted coup, but we’re tried that a number of times, never successfully. Pollack isn’t impressed with the quality of leadership among the opposition groups. Hussein’s security wall seems almost impenetrable, especially after he eliminated any potential adversary. George Tenet, the CIA director, has said that the chances of success of covert action are no better than 20%. Some observers have championed the adoption of the “Afghan Approach” in lieu of war. This would consist of using overt military forces at arms length, supported by Special Forces units and air power such as we did with the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. Pollack doesn’t think the Iraqi opposition forces are of the caliber of the Northern Alliance, and is cautious on any expectations of a mass uprising or even widespread surrenders.

The Iraqi army is not of uniformly high quality and isn’t as well equipped as in 1990-91, but the Republican Guard fought hard in that brief conflict, although not effectively. The use of air power in Iraq would be hampered in urban conflict, unlike in Kuwait. Our tactical air campaigns have not always been wildly successful as, for example, against the Serbian group forces in Kosovo where we inflicted little damage. What was effective in the Gulf War was the psychological pounding from five weeks of bombing by B-52s, but in this campaign, care would be taken regarding population centers.

Many Europeans and members of the Gulf States favor the option of deterrence, relying on American military action short of invasion. But that’s what has been practiced in part since 1991 without great success. It could not be maintained once Hussein has the bomb. He’s the risk taker that the Soviets were not. As we’ve seen, support for U.S. military action has flickered off and on, with several Gulf States showing increasing reluctance to let the U.S. use their bases.

Pollack feels that containment is the least bad of the alternatives to invasion. Sanctions have been the greatest impediment to Iraqi military rebuilding, but the sanctions policy has been eroding due to the increase in smuggling and the Iraqi leveling of surcharges on oil going through the UN system. It’s estimated that Iraq has earned $2 billion per year through the breakdowns in the system. Other breaches in discipline have been uncovered as well. In 2000, it was discovered that China was constructing a nationwide fiber optic system for the Iraqi government that would have military and internal security capabilities. There just hasn’t been the will to punish violators of the sanctions program. The Chinese and Russians have even sold arms to the Iraqis. Another example of a breakdown is the disintegration of the ban on air travel to Iraq.

Having written about this subject three weeks in a row, we should get off it, but we find ourselves troubled and even sickened by so much of what we hear in our cynical and often ignorant world. A reading of this book should refamiliarize many with what a grotesque brute Hussein has always been, and always will be—and how few major countries have shown a consistent will other than Britain and the U.S. The UN has wavered, and France, Russia, and China have obstructed. The inspections process has been ineffective. One may disagree on the wisdom of a war alternative, but the hawks’ motives shouldn’t be subject to the ridicule they have been. Even if our government should be drawing the wrong conclusion, the intentions of the administration and Tony Blair are purer than many in the opposite camp, abroad. And anyway, we may already have passed the point of no return. We can’t keep our forces in the Gulf doing nothing for six months, and soon the weather will become an obstacle. The risks of our backing down at this stage would be formidable. Better to brace yourselves, take a deep breath, and hope.




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A terrorist attack will strike the United States within the next week, according to an Islamist website.

The site, published a religious exhortation on Monday claiming that "the train of death is on its way" within 10 days, and "nothing will stop its riders," according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.


Image from Islamic website warning of imminent attack on United States

The author, who used the moniker "The Prince of Philosophy," claimed that the attack is imminent and only an order from a commander is needed before it is carried out.

Two pictures of Osama bin Laden were posted with the exhortation – one with an image of the World Trade Center in flames – hinting of a possible connection to bin Laden's al-Qaida network, MEMRI said.

The writer said it is a "little more than 10 [days] or less until we hear the cry announcing to us the good tidings of Allah's victory [coming] by the hands of our brethren, the jihad fighters. This is a serious matter and not a joke."

"The operations have already been set," the pronouncement says, "and the lions have taken their positions and everything is complete. They are only waiting for permission from the heroic commander."

MEMRI said the website is registered to Paris-based "AlFajr," and its technical contact is listed as DomainValet Support Department, located in Bellevue, Wash.

The following is the main part of the exhortation:

"Allah Akbar [Allah is the greatest], Allah Akbar. Here is victory appearing in the horizon.

"Allah Akbar, here is the dawn of Islam that has arrived to bring an end to the night of unbelief, collaboration [with foreign powers] and hypocrisy.

"Allah Akbar, die with your anger, oh herds of error. Allah Akbar, die with your wrath, oh gangs of [unjust Muslim] rulers. Allah Akbar, oh slaves: All of you are big slaves and small slaves, you and your masters.

"Your shrouds are woven with gun powder and smoke, and your coffins are shells of fire and spearheads.

"There is no rescue, nor escaping the earth, with all of its width and length [it] belongs to our Lord, the skies and their horizons belong to our Lord. You have nothing, oh slaves of the cross and slaves of the Dirham and Dinnar [currency used in the Arab world].

"Allah is our ally and you have no ally. Our dead go to Paradise and yours go to Hell, and how bad is their fate.

"Allah Akbar. It is Paradise, a paradise as wide as the whole skies and earth. Rejoice, oh lovers of the Hur [i.e., the black-eyed virgins of Paradise] and the gardens [of Paradise]

"Allah Akbar, it is the clear victory and the great triumph [promised by Allah]. By Allah, if you knew what I know, you would laugh much and you would go to your trenches crying with extreme joy, while you carry your arms.

"Allah Akbar, here are the heroic soldiers of the truth. They have taken their positions and raised their swords and they shielded themselves with the protection and support of Allah.

"Allah Akbar. Here are the lions ready to set out, waiting to hear the [battle cry] "Allah Akbar" coming from their commander, to assault with speed, with the heat of a volcano, and the bombardment of thunders.

"Allah Akbar, how long was the dark night, its darkness will no longer besiege us.

"Oh the raiders for Allah, hurry on your way to crush this unbelief, oh the raiders for Allah.

"Allah Akbar, oh the people of Islamic lands, your brethren have left to encounter the enemy with firm resolve and conviction of victory, Allah willing.

"You should offer supplications. Continue with [supplications] and do not stop. Do not stop asking Allah's forgiveness and recite his name, so that victory should come from him.

"Oh lions of Islam, may our appointed time be tonight and every night in the prayer niches of the Exalted One so that we align our feet before Allah, he who has all power, kingship, and greatness.

"We beseech him and humble ourselves before him and implore him to direct the coming blows [right to the targets] and to protect our brethren who went out to meet the enemy inside his own home [country].

"You, our brethren, be firm and keep the path and hide in waiting and prostration [as in prayer] for it is only a matter of a few days, a little more than 10 or less until we hear the cry announcing to us the good tidings of Allah's victory [coming] by the hands of our brethren, the jihad fighters. This is a serious matter and not a joke.

"The operations have already been set and the lions have taken their positions and everything is complete. They are only waiting for permission from the heroic commander.

"Whatever the enemy may do, he will never be able, Allah willing, to thwart anything. The brigades for the main missions are ready. They are supported by their brethren, members of the supporting brigades and the reserve brigades. The alternative plans are ready.

"Hence, whatever the enemy of Allah may do, he shall not be able to harm us, Allah willing.

"The train of death is on its way. Its riders are steadfast. Nothing will stop them or turn them back, Allah willing, from the goal: Neither the bushes of the enemy nor his weeds, neither his reptiles [nor] his lizards will stop its progress.

"There is no force or advancement, except from Allah, the All-Powerful ... .

"It is only a matter of a few days so be patient. We will come out and announce to you the news of the great victory.

"And so I repeat: supplications, supplications, supplications, supplications to Allah ... .

"We implore Allah, to protect them [the jihad fighters] ... and to take away from them [the enemies'] hearing and sight.

"Oh Allah, this is America ... destroy it and shake it and all who walk in its line and entrenches with it ... . There is no god but you, the exalted ... ."



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Americans objecting to the anti-war rhetoric of Hollywood celebrities are no longer remaining silent, but are starting to fight back with their own grass-roots offensive.

They're on the attack flooding actors, talent agencies and anti-war groups with their own thoughts on the possibility of war with Iraq, and what they think of the public stances being taken by many entertainers.


Sheryl Crow: 'The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies' (photo: Hollywood.com)

"These [celebrities] are abusing their stature and they need to be informed that there is a lot of America who vehemently disagrees with them," says Los Angeles radio talk-show host John Kobylt. "They need to be put back in their place. They need to understand where they are in the great food chain of life."

Kobylt and his partner Ken Chiampou of KFI-AM are promoting a "Virtual March on Hollywood." It's a counter-measure to the "Virtual March on Washington" which took place yesterday with anti-war activists jamming phone and fax lines in the nation's capital to get their message across.

'Stop Celebrity Spokesholes'

On the John and Ken website, the hosts provide a series of links in their movement to "stop celebrity spokesholes." Phone and fax numbers, along with some e-mail addresses are listed for some of the leading activists opposing President Bush's policy on disarming Iraq.

"It's just the first time in their life they've been criticized," says Kobylt, "because they think anybody who supports a war against Iraq is some stupid, redneck half-wit who's got no teeth, no shoes, no brain. They don't consider that most of the people would rather have a peaceful world, that we're fighting this war or we're gonna fight this war because of the terrorist attack."

A caller from San Pedro, Calif., phoned in to read a portion of an e-mail he wrote to actor Mike Farrell, suggesting celebrities opposing the president volunteer to be human shields in Baghdad:


Since our military has already said we cannot guarantee the safety of those who have already gone over as human shields, when the bombing starts this remedy could have a double benefit. First, you will be able to put your money where your mouths are. Secondly, it's more than likely that you and your traitor conspirators will be erased from the planet. I call this the [epitome] of the term 'win-win.' Your insignificant group does not have the backing of the American people. We are not quick to go to war, we are a people of peace who time and time again have tried to help the impoverished of this world with food, finances, and when necessary, blood (you're welcome, France). ... What a shame that you did not choose to support our country like the true stars of the past, people like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Errol Flynn, and others who used their talent to fight dictators, fascism, and tyranny.
For his part, Farrell has been on the front lines against the use of force to persuade Saddam Hussein to disarm.

"It is inappropriate for the administration to trump up a case in which we are ballyhooed into war," said the former star of "M*A*S*H." But as pointed out by WorldNetDaily columnist Larry Elder, "when Clinton took non-U.N.-approved military action in Kosovo, Farrell said, 'I think it's appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene. I am in favor of an intervention.'"

The Virtual March on Hollywood is indicative of a sentiment that has not received much coverage in the national media, but is just now elbowing its way to center stage.

For instance, America Online yesterday featured the issue of celebrities' war stances on its welcome screen. The Internet service provider asked members three questions in connection with entertainers' impact on public policy. With over 400,000 votes logged by 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, results in the unscientific survey overwhelmingly showed that few believe high-profile activists influence their own stances:


Do celebrity activists affect your political opinions?

93% No

7% Yes

Total votes: 437,186
Should President Bush pay more attention to anti-war protesters?


71% No

29% Yes

Total votes: 437,724
Do you think peace demonstrations embolden Saddam?


71% Yes

29% No

Total votes: 432,144
AOL also showcased many of the personal comments submitted by its subscribers, shown here in the precise order displayed by AOL:


"They are actors! Why do people bow down and swear allegiance to what they say?" (Danrad54)
"Are actors qualified to do geopolitical commentary? No. It is sort of like saying Charlton Heston is qualified to be Moses." (Zopinion)

"Celebrities have a right to state their opinion and we have an obligation to ignore or mock them." (Andy 72259)

"Stop the insanity and force these people to live in the rest of the world like the rest of us." (MissOktavia)

"If Hannity and Rush and O'Reilly can froth at the mouth for the war machine – and none of them are more or less qualified to do so than any actor – I don't see why the celebrities have to be silenced." (PoetAmelie)

"Are celebrities entitled to their opinion? As private citizens, yes. As self-proclaimed experts because they starred in a movie about war, no!" (Pcny1953)

Hollywood Halfwits

Meanwhile, a California investor fed up with hearing "anti-American" celebrity rhetoric has created a website to document the statements made by well-known entertainers.

HollywoodHalfwits.com made its debut three days ago, and without spending a cent on advertising was already receiving up to 2,000 hits per hour last night.

The site's creator, Mark Fleming, believes many celebrities speaking against President Bush right now are simply ignorant and uninformed.

"While they think they're promoting peace, they're actually pushing us to war," he told WorldNetDaily. "Saddam Hussein gets more and more emboldened [by them]. If we were all together on this, he'd be out of there by now."

Among the celebs featured on Hollywood Halfwits is singer Sheryl Crow, who made headlines earlier this week by claiming CBS executives sought to silence any anti-war rhetoric during the Grammy Awards broadcast.

The Crow statement featured by Fleming is the singer's current philosophy regarding military conflict:

"I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies."

Ironically, during the Balkan conflict of the mid-1990s, Crow was not involved in any anti-war protests. In fact, the singer was ecstatic about entertaining American troops in Bosnia.

"Once over there I felt extremely patriotic," Crow told USA Today. "Here are these people, from 18-year-olds to military veterans, enduring real duress for the cause of peace."

"I don't ever want to play for a regular audience again, only military folks who are starving for music," she added.

Crow's apparent flip-flop didn't go unnoticed by radio talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh.

"Do you think if the Bush administration asked her to go entertain the troops in Iraq, she would go?" asked Limbaugh. "I wouldn't count on it. All these people are just a bunch of thoroughbred hypocrites."

Also featured on Fleming's site is the famous pro-peace statement made by actor Richard Gere during the "Concert for New York" to raise money for the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attack. Gere was loudly booed while making these remarks:


Richard Gere (photo: Hollywood.com)

"In a situation like this, of course you identify with everyone who's suffering. [But we must also think about] the terrorists who are creating such horrible future lives for themselves because of the negativity of this karma. It's all of our jobs too keep our minds as expansive as possible. If you can see [the terrorists] as a relative who's dangerously sick and we have to give them medicine, and the medicine is love and compassion. There's nothing better."

Back in Los Angeles, KFI's John Kobylt had this reaction to Gere's stance.

"Who the hell wants to go see him in a movie? I mean who can stomach that guy once you hear that stuff?" he asked.

The public-relations offensive could gain more steam this weekend with the debut of a television commercial featuring "Law & Order" star Fred Thompson.

"Thank goodness we have a president with the courage to protect our country," the former Tennesee senator says in the ad, according to the Drudge Report. "What should we do with the inevitable prospect of nuclear weapons in the hands of a murderous and aggressive enemy? Can we afford to appease Saddam?"

The effort comes just days after "West Wing" actor Martin Sheen created a commercial in which he implores fans and viewers: "Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work; war won't."

NBC executives were reportedly unapprised of Thomspon's spot challenging Sheen.

"We obviously have not taken a stand on President Bush's policies," a senior network official told Drudge. "Mr. Sheen and Mr. Thompson are both acting in their capacity as private citizens, I would trust."



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They think anybody who supports a war against Iraq is some stupid, redneck half-wit who's got no teeth, no shoes, no brain.



--Los Angeles radio talk-show host John Kobylt




While they think they're promoting peace, they're actually pushing us to war. Saddam Hussein gets more and more emboldened [by them].



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Bev,

I did a search on "Manoli" in these message boards, and I came up with an old post by D. Thomas that says this:

"You might want to make an appointment with Dr. Arthur Manoli for another opinion. His practice is at the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. He and Brian work together. His number is 248-858-6773. Ask for Sue. She will take care of you."

I hope this helps!

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Joseph:

Neuromuscular stim is a form of electrotherapy which is used for a number of orthopedic conditions. A number of different currents and waveforms exist with varying therapeutic effects. High frequency stim acts like a TENs unit to interrupt pain signals. The concept is that pain itself can be self perpetuating and that breaking the pain cycle can afford relief.
Low frequency stim is often used to obtain rhythmic contractions of muscle tissue around an injured body part, increasing circulation and decreasing edema. Interferential stimulation refers to using two waveforms that cross each other forming an "interference" pattern. That can create an effect akin to deep tissue massage.
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Lynn,

You might want to make an appointment with Dr. Arthur Manoli for another opinion. His practice is at the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. He and Brian work together. His number is 248-858-6773. Ask for Sue. She will take care of you.

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I've seen a lot of references to C Peds on this site, and am wondering what the difference is between an orthotist and a C Ped. I had orthotics made be an orthotist with a C.O. certification after having neuroma surgery and subsequently suffering from pf. I've since developed tts, which I understand from this site can happen to people wearing hard orthotics, which mine are. I've recently tried going without them, always wearing good shoes (Joseph Siebel, Mephisto,etc.) but still have a lot of pain, including in my achilles tendon. I suspect I need softer orthotics, but my orthotist said they wouldn't work for me due to the degree of correction needed.

Basically, I'm wondering if anyone can 1. tell me the difference between an orthotist and a C Ped (if there is one) and 2. recommend anyone in the Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI area.

Thanks and sorry for the long post.

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Posted by DeLaine on 1/12/03 at 07:54

Thanks Nancy..
Agree with the pain associated with the shot. Unbelievable. Will stop the off the stair stretch and up the "pull the toes up", especially while soaking the foot - warm water helps. Also more stretchs.

Re: weight bearing - I'm a 2 mile/day walker - but this kept me off the track for over 2 months - naturally weight gain! Now I started walking again. Is that OK?

Another great help, beside the inserts, I've bought new shoes - Mephisto's have great arch support, Joseph Siedel, Reiker's, Merrills (use the inserts here).

Have torn or pulled out the padding in most of my old shoes and inserted the inserts - what a relief.

I found a site on the internet that greatly discounts the above mentioned shoes - the Mephisto's are terribly expensive otherwise. And, no, I'm not rich.

Will have to work forever!

Again - thanks. Will not take the "semi-relief" for granted. Will be very careful for quite some time.

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Posted by Suzanne D on 12/12/02 at 16:28

You all have been patient in reading my many posts about school and particularly about our school closing and our consolidation and move to a new building in January. We were told we would move the Monday after school is out for Christmas on the 20th. Unexpectedly, this week, we have been receiving word at the end of each day which classrooms would be moved the next day! (Of course we're still here with the children until the 20th, but all our STUFF has to be packed up to go now. At this point, I have 101 boxes ready, and most things are packed. I have a Christmas tree, three little bookcases with Christmas books and activities to take us through next week, my desk full of things, and a few things in a cabinet left. My room may be moved tomorrow, but maybe not until Monday. Right now I also have shepherd, angel, kings, and Mary and Joseph costumes hanging around the room for our Christmas play tonight. There is one song about the Nativity, and I brought outfits from our church for those children who are in it. It is my job to get them outfitted tonight before the play begins.

I bought carpet and pad for my new room (couldn't be wall to wall, but it will cover most of the area). It is waiting at the store until I call them to tell them my room is ready for it. My principal has assured me this will be alright, but I am hearing that someone in the central office doesn't want anything on the floors. I will fight it if told not to put it down, but the principal doesn't think it will come to that.

Well, I am really tired and am going home to eat a bite before I have to be back in an hour for our Christmas program. I'm sorry if this is rambling; I just wanted to say "hello".

Suzanne :-)

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resources on trigger point therapy View Thread
Posted by Suzanne D on 11/18/02 at 19:34

Leon, here is a message posted from Carmen in the past in which she gives a lot of resources - books and web sites - about trigger point therapy. I don't know if these links will be able to be clicked on or will have to be typed in, but I have copied and pasted it here for you. You can do a search on trigger point therapy on this message board and come up with lots of posts.

Suzanne :-)

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Re: trigger points View Thread
Posted by Carmen on 6/12/02 at 08:42

You can start with the book I posted....Claire Davies is a massage therapist.
Sharon is correct Claire Davies wrote the book. Also the book by Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual" is worth checking out. It's VERY in depth on trigger points. Janet Travell developed the concept of myofascial pain syndrome in the 1950's. She was Kennedy's white house physician. He too suffered from trigger points. The syndrome most often occurs between the ages of 30 and 60 years...but has ben found to happen in all ages.
MPS has many complex factors to condsider so it's not an easy diagnosis. Now for the sources you need to be more versed on trigger points.
Keep in mind that not EVERY article will pertain to feet. So they must be read thoroughly and with concentration. But since you're a relatively bright person Scott when it comes to matters of the body you should find this easy reading. I use book tabs and a highlighter....it keeps my own condition in check.

First here are a few names of supporters of Trigger point therapy and it's concepts.

Bernie S. Sieglel M.D.-Former student of Travell & Simons
Joseph F. Audette, M.D.-Instructor of Harvard Medical School Director of Outpatient Services Spaulding Rehab.
Scott M. Fishman M.D. Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine Dept of Anesthesiology nad Pain Univ. of Calif.
Robert Gerwin(who actually wrote to me last week)-M.D. Neurologist in Mass.
Robert K. King-founder and president of Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Michael D. Reynolds-M.D. Rheumotologist
Devin Starlanyl-M.D.-GREAT source online
Now some online sources to read up on:

www.doctorsexercise.com/journal/myofascial.htm
www.myosymmetriesedmonton.com/lumbar.htm
http://www.sover.net/~devstar/ (this site is very informative)
http://www.olc.ort.cuhk.edu.hk/news/ETOIMS_20020314.htm (on this site if you scroll down you'll see they just did a seminar n March of 2002 on the muscles of the foot)
http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/1997/02feb/fomby2.htm (this site will tell you in the article that trigger points in the gastroc. can lead to instep foot pain...which is where I have it)

Here's on specifically for feet ( I need to read further on this one..it's extensive)
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/podiatry/myofasc/cover.html



She does seminars on spray and stretch technique and other release therapies for trigger points. She's a physical Therapist.
Mary Maloney PT
Naugatuck Physical Therapy
175 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 203-723-0533


An excerpt from an article on MPS:

"Myofascial TrPs can entrap the nerves, blood, and lymph vessels, causing a variety of symptoms that confuse doctors and patients alike. Often nerve damage is erroneously suspected, and many expensive, unnecessary (and often painful) tests are ordered.

TrPs are formed of multiple microscopic areas called active loci (pronounced low-sigh). These loci cause the segments of the muscle fibers, called sarcomeres, to become distorted. Eventually, a contraction knot forms, as well as a taut band. When you have TrPs, your muscle strength becomes unreliable. You may also notice that when one part of your body is supported by another part while you are sleeping, the part being compressed goes numb."


More from Devin's site Some symptoms of trigger point pain:

"shin splint-type pain [peroneus, tibialis], FMS&MPS Complex foot* (wide in front, narrow in back, high arch), Morton's foot*, heel pain [soleus, quadratus plantae, abductor hallucis, tibialis posterior]"


This was a bit more than a journal or two but it should get you started. If you need any more I have a SLEW of references. I am a plethora of information on this. I have much more to read myself so I am still learning.

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Message Number 99471

Pain on top/side of foot View Thread
Posted by Joseph O. on 11/05/02 at 21:30

I have for the past six months been experiencing sharp pain in my right foot on top directly posterior to the little toe. This usually happens in the morning or at night after I remove my shoes. The area is extremely painful to the touch. What could possibly be causing this?

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Message Number 96684

Re: SDO's update-Anyone? View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 10/02/02 at 08:09

Well I am glad they are helping you. i would love to know how they fit them for you? Do they come in sizes like shoes or what?

At this point I have spent so much money on shoes, boots, sandals, water shoes, and orthotics I am broke! HA! But I may give them a shot if nothing else pans out. I am getting my POD to give me new orthotics that are somewhat softer, but to be honest they don't seem that much softer so I am way skeptical about them helping much.

I am finding some relief with my new E-Stimulator machine, I hook up the pads and put them right on my heels and my achilles on the back of the foot and then treat for 45 minutes x2 a day. So far minimal relief, but somewhat. I find the Joseph Seibel shoes are really sweet for work. I am awaiting my new Mephistos, I got 2 pair, one was a closeout, for only $99 bucks the other the boots, for the snow here, are more like $270 but worth it I think.

I did find out that they do sell them near by me, the closest would be Jackson Hole Wyoming, then Salt Lake and Boise. So at least now I can get them somwhere besides the net. When spending that kind of cash it is a little scarey not trying them on first.

Well I am rambling a bit. Tell me honey, what do this Chiro do to break up scar tissue, please let me know.

Hugs
Carrie

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Message Number 96638

Re: Carrie View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 10/01/02 at 17:49

Thanks for the supportive post, but I am being honest when I say that running shoes are my worse enemy, any of them, I have tried tons of them. Within an hour or if I am lucky a couple, I am in agony. I cannot wear them, period, for any legnth of time. I am having much more luck with the Joseph Seibels and the Birkies. I also am getting some Mephisto sandals and boots, these should help. I am one of those freaks who cannot wear anything totally flat, which is a running shoe or athletic shoe. I wear them at the gym when doing my wieghlifting and then I am out of them.

Thanks
C

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Message Number 96446

Re: Carrie-long post and response to your ? on sdos View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 9/29/02 at 15:04

Carmen

It isn't even so much a fashion issue for me. I think my point has been missed. I would wear anything at this point if it was comfy! I mean trust me the Joseph Seibel shoes are anything but cute, however they are pretty comfy. MY PROBLEM is the weather here in IDaho I need a closed shoe, and in reality if New Balance running shoes worked for me I would wear them everyday,l trust me(cept to church) I am LDS and we cannot wear slacks to church. I am only there 3 hours a day on Sunday so as far as that goes, I can get away with sandals or whatever for that , my issue is that I need a boot or something that is comfy for work. I am blessed with a job that is pretty much sit down, with some up and down but not tooo much. I have come to terms with my condition and the fact that I am unable to cycle, spin or any of that kind of working out anymore. I realy have turned to swimming full on and find that to my amazement it not only is therapeutic to my mind, but my body is looking really toned from it. I do weight lifting 2 times a week and make sure to be cautious of my feet for this. I am really mentally allot happier with my attitude about the working out. I have accepted it will be water, pilates and wieghts (no standing) and stretching to be fit, and yes I am even dieting somewhat( i love to eat) ha ha, so Carmen I am getting emotionally allot more stable with this. My issue though is that I need some boots for winter and closed shoes that I can handle for work. The SAS shoes don't feel good on me or god knows I would wear them. SOOOO now that I am wearing the earth shoe boots(trust me they are clunky and not the best looking things ) but at least they feel good. Now I am also told they are not good for me, back to what to do again I guess. IN reality I know my posts take on a major desperate tone at times, but like I said I really am changing my attitude and it is hard. You know at 38 years old we are hard to change our ways much as we are set in them. I am trying hard to learn to be happy with what feels good. The main thing is finding what feels good, then finding out it is not good?

anyhow I am rambling here but the point I wanted to make is that I am making much progress emotionally, my new boots and my joseph seibel shoes should be enough for now to get me through the winter months. Summer is easy with my birks, I can live in those !

thanks Carmen I appreciate your kindness.

ALso where are the photos of visitors? I would like to see them, maybe I can even post my own.

hugs
Carrie

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Message Number 96421

Re: Getting depressed View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 9/29/02 at 09:59

Thanks for the encouragement, ya know I have said that this site can get to me, only because I want so much to hear that it gets better but I totally understand that we are all probably in the same position as me and of course that means we need to vent! :)

On to the shoe issue. The Joseph seibels are still working for me well, the problem is that they are not the only style and look I want and the earth shoes were really cute and kind of like a hiking boot look which I thought would be cool for jeans and more casula attire. My problem is letting go of my fashion passion I suppose, which is hard. I was so sad that they rubbed the back of my feet the way they did cause they felt so good on my arch! It just seems like a no win situation. Anyhow the Mephisto Boots are very cute, fashionable, feminine, which I am in need of, I hate the masculine look esp SAS arg! I have not found the SAS to be that great for me, same with New Balance, they just don't have enough arch support for me, they kill me, I wear them only to the gym to lift wieghts and that is it, I am out of them immediately OR I WILL BE IN TEARS! i do have a pair of italian clogs, they are wooden and hard heeled, and have a pretty good sized heal, but the inside is cushy and padded and they are so cute, these I can wear for awhile, like for church with a skirt. I have to get some more dressy sandals for church etc. The biggest issue for me is the sizing with the Mephisto. I have size 6 feet in most shoes, but the Mephisto's run narrow through the toe area, so while they are fitting good and feeling good in the heal and arch. the toe area is hurting, so I am going to swith up to 6 1/2. My biggest problem again is that if I go too big I lose support. In the birkies I wear a 36 which is strange in Dansko I wear 37's

anyhow I am going to church now. I will pray for all us PF sufferers while there, ha ha can't hurt

hugs
C

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Message Number 96419

Re: Getting depressed View Thread
Posted by Suzanne D on 9/29/02 at 07:46

Dear Carrie,

I am sorry you are feeling upset and discouraged. MANY of us can relate to what you're feeling and extend our understanding and sympathy to you. Perhaps your feelings right now can help you understand why so often there are posts on this board that may seem "negative". I think you have posted before about how sometimes this site gets to you and that you wish there were more postive posts to read. When you read such posts, just realize that all those people were feeling like you do right now when they posted. They are frustrated about shoes and orthotics and treatments not working, etc. It DOES help to know you are not alone.

Still there are the positive and helpful posts from those who cared enough to inform people of what IS helping them and from the foot professionals who give of their valuable time to help, getting nothing for themselves in return other than the knowledge that they helped someone. So we offer sympathy and understanding and help whenever we can. Many of us are often feeling just as you are now. I will add that you might want to try reading and posting on the social/support board on this site as sometimes there are some interesting, non-foot related discussions which can be a welcome break from all the foot talk. Just a thought! :-) (And if you HAVE posted there, forgive me; sometimes the names run together in my mind!)

Now about your shoes...Are the Joseph Seibel shoes still working for you? I had read with interest what you wrote about those shoes as I have never seen them. I'm sorry your Mephistos have to be sent back as well as the Earth shoes. I have no experience with those, either.

I DO have some Birks as well as Birk inserts which I place in SAS walking shoes. Now those SAS shoes aren't cute, and I really wish I had something more stylish that also helped my feet, but they do fit well and support my feet, so I wear them. I teach first grade and am on my feet a lot and have to have something that I can walk and stand in. I am going to try some Superfeet inserts which I hope to be able to get this week while we are off from school. They were recommended on this site. They provide support and cushion, I understand, and I want to try them as they may be better for me than the Birk inserts which are semi-rigid. New Balance shoes are also recommended. Have you tried those?

I just thought I would mention the SAS shoes to you. They aren't as "bulky" as athletic shoes, but they are supportive, come in widths, and have room in the toes and can accomodate orthotics. From what I've read, they are "o.k." shoes for PF - not the highest recommended - and yet they have some positive points and have truly helped me with the Birk inserts.

Everyone has to keep trying to see what helps them and keep reading and learning and sharing. That way we all help one another.

I believe I read that your pod said he could get soft custom orthotics for you if the hard ones did not work. Perhaps you might check into that if none of the shoe options seem to work for you. Perhaps you need a little more support than any shoe can give you.

Well, this has gone on long enough. I do wish you well, Carrie, and understand your frustrations! My feet are quite "sensitive", also, and I wear a women's 11 which is hard to find sometimes, too. Also, the "cuter" Birks and such often stop with a 42, and I need a 43 in the Eurpopean sizing. I have had the thought that NO ONE in the entire world must have feet like mine and that there are no shoes out there for me! :-) So I DO understand.

Try to keep smiling! Have a good day!

Suzanne :-)

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Message Number 96410

Re: shoe question View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 9/28/02 at 20:59

I highly recomend that you should try the Mephisto and also Joseph Seibel Shoes would be great for you if like a softer yet supportive shoe. I love these allot, the Mephistos do not come cheap and they do tend to run narrow so if you have a wide foot I am not sure how they would be for you, but they are cute and comfy. Much better than anything else I have tried. I wish I would have ordered a half size bigger as I have to exchange them. I found a site that ships overnight free(I am sure the price is built in though) I will add the link here in the end of this email. I guess this is proof too that we are all individual as I find the arch support of hard birkies to be wonderful for me.

Take care
www.mephistonextday.com/showshoes.

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Message Number 96317

Re: Shoes and orthotics View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 9/27/02 at 08:40

Def worth investigating them if you can get them in town, me I am in Idaho where there are no Mephistos in the stores but I can get birks, Joseph Seibel and a few other high end ones. I wish I would have spent the $300 bucks on good shoes rather than stupid hard orthtotics! ARG!

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Message Number 96308

Re: Joe B View Thread
Posted by Joe B. on 9/27/02 at 07:18

Hi Laurie,
I'm taking Effexor XR. It seems to help a bit, but I have a funny feeling that my Dr. may want to increase my dosage. I'm only taking 75mg a day and the last time I increased it, I had trouble sleeping. So what were you on before you tried Xanax?? How much Xanax do you take?? How long does it last?? You can reply to me here at work instead of using the message board. Just email me at Joseph.Bondi@unisys.com.

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Message Number 96157

Shoes and orthotics View Thread
Posted by Carrie on 9/24/02 at 21:36

Well I am pretty disgusted by the hard $300 dollars orthotics I got at this point. I just don't see how these will ever be a solution for me. I did want to share however that I got a great pair of Joseph Seibel shoes that are pretty darn cute for work and dressy business type slacks that I love. These were $12o bucks and so far they are worth every penny! I am extremely pleased with them. I ordered a pair of Mephisto boots for winter too. THere is a site that is doing closeouts and these $300 boots were marked down to $199 so not too bad, if they work out. THey have allot of them on sale now if anyone is interested I can repost the website. I cannot find any Mephisto here in Idaho Falls so I am taking my chances on them as far as size and fit. Hope they work out. In the meantime what should I do about the nasty hard orthotics? i cannot believe I got tricked into believeing my pod that these would help me. I have done an hour a day and increased slowly but they suck, that is all there is too it, I don't forsee it getting much better. I want to know why these Drs think that this hard thing is a solution since most of what I read no one does well with them. Is there another type of orthotic that is worth getting? Something softer maybe? Seems I do better with a bit of cushion on my heels.

Well any input on orthotics would be appreciated. He told me he would get me soft ones if these didn't work, and I feel that is my only other option at this point.

Please let me know if you have thoughts on these orthotics and meanwhile the Joseph Seibel shoes are great!

hugs
Carrie

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Message Number 95085

Re: ESWT In Michigan View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 9/11/02 at 21:46

Machine: HMT OssaTron . . . Installed: 1/2000
KLEIN, JEFFREY
MI INSTITUTE OF SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
3711 ELIZABETH LAKE ROAD
WATERFORD, Michigan, USA . . . TOLL FREE 1-866-HEEL-SPUR OR 248 681-6180 . . . BUNION1@AOL.COM
LOCATED IN WATERFORD/NORTHERN OAKLAND COUNTY. APPROXIMENTLY 35 MIN. OUTSIDE OF DETROIT AND 10 MIN. WEST OF THE PONTIAC SILVERDOME. OUR OTHER LOCATION IS IN OAK PARK.
DR. KLEIN IS BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE ABPS IN FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY. HE IS AFFILIATED WITH MULTIPLE HOSPITAL'S INCLUDING ST.JOSEPH MERCY-OAKLAND, NORTH OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTERS, PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS, ST. JOHN'S OAKLAND GENERAL HOSPITAL, HURON VALLEY-SINAI DMC HOSPITAL.WE HAVE MORNING AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS AND DR. JEFFREY B. KLEIN &
DR. MARIE DELEWSKY (MARIEDPM@AOL.COM) ARE NOW EXCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.

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Message Number 95082

Re: ESWT In Michigan View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 9/11/02 at 21:41

Here is information from Scotts ESWT location site.

Location ID #73 . . .
Machine: HMT OssaTron . . . Installed: 1/2000
KLEIN, JEFFREY
MI INSTITUTE OF SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
3711 ELIZABETH LAKE ROAD
WATERFORD, Michigan, USA . . . TOLL FREE 1-866-HEEL-SPUR OR 248 681-6180 . . . BUNION1@AOL.COM
LOCATED IN WATERFORD/NORTHERN OAKLAND COUNTY. APPROXIMENTLY 35 MIN. OUTSIDE OF DETROIT AND 10 MIN. WEST OF THE PONTIAC SILVERDOME. OUR OTHER LOCATION IS IN OAK PARK.
DR. KLEIN IS BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE ABPS IN FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY. HE IS AFFILIATED WITH MULTIPLE HOSPITAL'S INCLUDING ST.JOSEPH MERCY-OAKLAND, NORTH OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTERS, PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS, ST. JOHN'S OAKLAND GENERAL HOSPITAL, HURON VALLEY-SINAI DMC HOSPITAL.WE HAVE MORNING AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS AND DR. JEFFREY B. KLEIN &
DR. MARIE DELEWSKY (MARIEDPM@AOL.COM) ARE NOW EXCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
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Message Number 94848

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by jonna p on 9/09/02 at 18:31

Are you a flat foot or a high arch? PF?

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Message Number 94129

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by JudyS on 9/01/02 at 11:07

Kim, I have a couple of pair of Josef Seibel clogs and I love them. Of all the brands I've tried, they've been the best for me.

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Message Number 94103

Re: Haglunds Deformity removed six times on the R and five on the left. View Thread
Posted by Jennifer B on 8/31/02 at 22:13

The site wont let me get any further back than December of 2000. Thanks

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Message Number 94102

Re: Haglunds Deformity removed six times on the R and five on the left. View Thread
Posted by Jennifer B on 8/31/02 at 22:12

Thank you for your response. There have been three surgeons involved. They have each done two of the six before referring me to someone else. The first two were done by a podiatrist, the last 4 were done by an orthopedic surgeon, two seperate ones. I have seen several different podiatrists regarding this problem but are always sent to an orthopedic surgeon. I have not found a podiatrist within 100 miles that will even consider further treatment. The most aggressive they want to be is injections, which I have been advised not to take anymore. Orthotics have been tried on several occasions without success, cork and leather, rohadur, First Steps, and the last Sole Supports made with a foam casting tray. The orthotics have been altered on the inside to tilt the foot back outward. I wear tennis shoes everyday and dont buy new shoes until the soles are falling off because the bumps are so prominent they will rub holes in the backs of the shoes. Trying to get in a new pair of shoes without the holes rubbed in the back for the Haglunds causes 2 months of painful walking. Orthotics were attempted before and after surgery without success. The surgery has been to just remove the Haglunds Deformity and repair the achilles tendon tears just above the insertion. As of this far I have not had to use Mitek anchors. Also folowing surgery I am casted for 6 weeks, cam walker for 6 weeks, partial weight bearing splint, then full weight bearing. Is there some other type of surgery they could be performing to correct this or is there something else that can be tried to improve this last surgery. I have post-poned the surgery for the L at this time as the R is still very painful. An MRI, X-rays and physical examination do reveal a severe Haglunds once again with a small tear in the achilles tendon just above the insertion but again if the L should turn out like the R I will not be mobile at all. Also the scars due to the many surgeries are overlapped in several places, the skin is very tight, and full range of motion can not be achieved, the normal heel to toe walk is just on the heel because there is not enough stretch to roll from the ball of the foot to the toe, do you have any suggestions for this problem. As it is now I am 32 years old and walk like Im 85. If you should know of a physician in the Kansas City, Missouri area that you think maybe could help me, please e-mail me his name and office location. Any further suggestions you may have would be appreciated.

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Message Number 94003

Haglunds Deformity removed six times on the R and five on the left. View Thread
Posted by Jennifer B on 8/30/02 at 16:25

Over the last 15 years starting in 1986 I have had 11 surgeries for treatment of Haglunds Deformity. Six being on the right and five on the left. Prior to all surgeries conservative treatment has been tried. Shoe lifts, inserts, orthotics, cortisone injections, physical therapy, stretching exercises, NSAIDS with no improvement. These surgeries have averaged 2 years apart with the most recent being in 1-02. I have gradually gotten worse since this last surgery. It has been painful daily with bruising 6 months post op, excessive swelling and the end of every day. Walking, standing, sitting, sleeping, driving a car, rocking my daughter to sleep in a rocking chair are extremely painful. I am able to function doing simple day to day activities, running the vaccum, loading the dishwasher etc, only with the use of pain medication and only in short intervals. Sitting with my feet hanging down causes excessive swelling within one hour. I have been told by the surgeon this may not get any better. I have been to Rehab recently and they tell me the figure eight measurement of the right foot compared to the left has a significant difference in size. (2.5 inches) They have told me the range of motion is very poor in both ankles even though the left has not been operated on since 1996. They have told me there is such a lack of skin on the back of the ankle that proper range of motion will never be acheived again. An MRI pre-op revealed that there was significant deterioation due to steriod injections over the last 15 years and was advised not to get any more injections. I dont like taking the pain medication daily but see no other option by the end of the day. I am used to being very active. I am a registered nurse, room mother for my daughters school, head of the Northwest Missouri Girls Softball Association, and coach a boys basketball team. I have not worked in 5 months and feel I may have to resign from the other activities. Is there anything else I can try for pain relief. Is there something I can do to prevent the recurrence of the Haglunds Deformities. I should mention I let the Haglunds Deformities get so large before I agree to surgery that they tear the achilles tendon and that has to be sutured up during surgery as well. What causes these to recur in such a short period of time and why do they continue to recur. If you have any advice for me I would appreciate it. I am considering appling for disability benefits in the near future if this situation does not get better. In your opinion would I qualify for such benefits. I am a wife with a mortgage, car payments and three children. I am sick at seeing the savings dwindle due to the fact I can not work. I would appreciate any advice anyone has. I am at my wits end.

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Message Number 93956

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by F.H. on 8/30/02 at 08:34

I tried those about a year ago...didn't work for me.
Birkenstocks...nope.
Mephistos-good for a short time but cause a flare up if worn too long.

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Message Number 93880

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by Kim R. on 8/29/02 at 11:59

Day 2. Wearing the Josef Seibels and they are fantastic. The orthotics fit well and it is refreshing to be at work in something other than New Balance. This shoe, while somewhat masculine looking, goes well with pants suits. They are expensive. I recommend that you go and try some on if you are looking for comfort and something to wear with your orthotics. Also bought a pair of Mephisto sandals to wear around the house. They are wonderful. The Birkenstocks killed my foot, but the Mephisto is like wearing my custom orthotic in sandal-form. The Seibels I purchased are the low-heel loafer style. Two pair lace up in the front and one has a velcro buckle. Just a thought for those of you searching for a comfortable shoe.

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Message Number 93864

Re: Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by F.H. on 8/29/02 at 08:14

Everyone is different. Wear them around the house but not outside, if they don't work after a week take them back.

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Message Number 93705

Joseph Seibel shoes View Thread
Posted by Kim R. on 8/27/02 at 14:25

Has anyone had any experience with Joseph Seibel shoes? I have purchased a pair for $130. My orthotics fit nicely and they are quite comfortable. Before I wear them, I would like to solicit some feedback from others with pf.

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Message Number 93641

Re: Carrie - Pilates View Thread
Posted by Julie on 8/27/02 at 06:19


Carrie, you asked my opinion of Pilates, on another thread, and I forgot to answer. I like it. It's largely based on yoga, which Joseph Pilates practised, and its great contribution is that it targets the muscles (principally the abdominals) that are responsible for supporting the spine and for core (pelvic) stability. It's very precise and controlled, very disciplined.

It's not an alternative to yoga, which is much more than exercise, but it's an excellent exercise system.

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Message Number 93543

Ibuprofen Cream View Thread
Posted by Ellis C on 8/26/02 at 09:32

Can anyone tell me where I can buy Ibuprofen Cream without a prescription.
I have some that I purchased via a prescription but since that time I learned that a prescription is not needed.
Ellis

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Message Number 87261

Re: trigger points View Thread
Posted by Carmen on 6/12/02 at 08:42

You can start with the book I posted....Claire Davies is a massage therapist.
Sharon is correct Claire Davies wrote the book. Also the book by Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual" is worth checking out. It's VERY in depth on trigger points. Janet Travell developed the concept of myofascial pain syndrome in the 1950's. She was Kennedy's white house physician. He too suffered from trigger points. The syndrome most often occurs between the ages of 30 and 60 years...but has ben found to happen in all ages.
MPS has many complex factors to condsider so it's not an easy diagnosis. Now for the sources you need to be more versed on trigger points.
Keep in mind that not EVERY article will pertain to feet. So they must be read thoroughly and with concentration. But since you're a relatively bright person Scott when it comes to matters of the body you should find this easy reading. I use book tabs and a highlighter....it keeps my own condition in check.

First here are a few names of supporters of Trigger point therapy and it's concepts.

Bernie S. Sieglel M.D.-Former student of Travell & Simons
Joseph F. Audette, M.D.-Instructor of Harvard Medical School Director of Outpatient Services Spaulding Rehab.
Scott M. Fishman M.D. Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine Dept of Anesthesiology nad Pain Univ. of Calif.
Robert Gerwin(who actually wrote to me last week)-M.D. Neurologist in Mass.
Robert K. King-founder and president of Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Michael D. Reynolds-M.D. Rheumotologist
Devin Starlanyl-M.D.-GREAT source online
Now some online sources to read up on:

www.doctorsexercise.com/journal/myofascial.htm
www.myosymmetriesedmonton.com/lumbar.htm
http://www.sover.net/~devstar/ (this site is very informative)
http://www.olc.ort.cuhk.edu.hk/news/ETOIMS_20020314.htm (on this site if you scroll down you'll see they just did a seminar n March of 2002 on the muscles of the foot)
http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/1997/02feb/fomby2.htm (this site will tell you in the article that trigger points in the gastroc. can lead to instep foot pain...which is where I have it)

Here's on specifically for feet ( I need to read further on this one..it's extensive)
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/podiatry/myofasc/cover.html



She does seminars on spray and stretch technique and other release therapies for trigger points. She's a physical Therapist.
Mary Maloney PT
Naugatuck Physical Therapy
175 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 203-723-0533


An excerpt from an article on MPS:

"Myofascial TrPs can entrap the nerves, blood, and lymph vessels, causing a variety of symptoms that confuse doctors and patients alike. Often nerve damage is erroneously suspected, and many expensive, unnecessary (and often painful) tests are ordered.

TrPs are formed of multiple microscopic areas called active loci (pronounced low-sigh). These loci cause the segments of the muscle fibers, called sarcomeres, to become distorted. Eventually, a contraction knot forms, as well as a taut band. When you have TrPs, your muscle strength becomes unreliable. You may also notice that when one part of your body is supported by another part while you are sleeping, the part being compressed goes numb."


More from Devin's site Some symptoms of trigger point pain:

"shin splint-type pain [peroneus, tibialis], FMS&MPS Complex foot* (wide in front, narrow in back, high arch), Morton's foot*, heel pain [soleus, quadratus plantae, abductor hallucis, tibialis posterior]"


This was a bit more than a journal or two but it should get you started. If you need any more I have a SLEW of references. I am a plethora of information on this. I have much more to read myself so I am still learning.

I started my own trigger point therapy Saturday.....I have had a pain level of .5 since then. The worst was about a 2. I am also getting a guy certified in ART to do the trigger points for me as it helps to get assistance from someone on some of the spots I can't reach. I have more han just feet going on....but they have been my major complaint for over a year.....so I am hoping this is the answer for me. Not responding to NSAIDS, shots, orthotics etc. MAKES no sense for otherwise healthy individuals to not recover for years and years from PF....so there had to be another reason out there. I hope this is it.

good luck.

Result number: 166

Message Number 84722

Re: looking for a good pod in calgary,CANADA View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 5/20/02 at 19:21

Dr. Mark Zivot, has a lot of surgical training and is well respected. My podiatry school roomate Dr. Jerry Joseph practices in Alberta with his wife, Dr. Nancy O'Neil-- both great people-- primarily do conservative care.
Ed

Result number: 167

Message Number 82594

Re: wedding attire... View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 5/06/02 at 08:40


Carole,

Good for you! Sometimes the least said, the better! What about a gift certificate to a nice store or even a restaurant that you know they like? That way, they could purchase just what they want! I don't think that's a "typical" wedding present, but then the couple isn't "typical"!

I didn't see your post util today but for my neice's wedding, I finally found a long, kind of gauze (sp?) like dress with lining, and I plan to wear some old, but not worn because I had to stop wearing them years ago, Joseph Sibel sandals with it. I, too, figure with a pair of knee highs, I will be really comfortable. And since the dress is lined, I don't even have to wear a slip! (The guys who post here are saying, "This is way more than I need to know!")

My sister, who's the mother of the bride, but has been to many more weddings than I have, says that unless it's a late-night, candlelight wedding, weddings, by and large, are much less formal than they used to be. Suzanne would know even better.

So, get a long dress or skirt and wear your Birks and kick up a storm (as best you can)!!!

Result number: 168

Message Number 80584

CHIROPRACTICS View Thread
Posted by FLO W. on 4/21/02 at 16:09

I HAVE BEEN SEEING DR. JOSEPH PAZ, A CHIROPRACTOR IN CLIFTON NJ. I WAS IN TERRIBLE PAIN WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS SINCE JULY. I HAD BEEN TO MANY DOCTORS AND OTHER THAN PAIN KILLERS AND STRETCHING, NO ONE COULD OFFER ME SOMETHING THAT WOULD RID THE PROBLEM UNTIL I STARTED WITH A SPECIAL FORM OF CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT SPECIFICALLY FOR PLANTAR FASCITIS. THE TREATMENT IS PAINFUL AT THE BEGINNING, BUT WELL WORTH IT. I NO LONGER HAVE THE PAIN!!!!!IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE OFFICE (NOT ALL CHIROPRACTORS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE METHOD), DR. JOSEPH PAZ CAN BE REACHED AT 1-973-777-6995.

Result number: 169
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Message Number 72616

Re: Long-term Antibiotic treatment ANYONE? also: handicap parking permit View Thread
Posted by alan k on 2/05/02 at 07:46

you might go to dr. joseph mercata's site for info on using anti-biotics long term as an alternative treatment for several things. At least, he has dietary information which he claims will work with anti-biotic treatment to speed the effects. There are many aspects to the diet he recommends which are known elsewhere to be good for chronic pain and rheumatism.

The site might be meracta.com or mercata.org

Result number: 170

Message Number 71837

Re: Shoe question View Thread
Posted by John h on 1/29/02 at 17:20

Monte: a couple of shoes worth looking at are Joseph Seibel, Ecco, SAS (not very formal).

Result number: 171
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Message Number 67172

Mail to you all about Sweden! Merry Christmas! View Thread
Posted by clara on 12/17/01 at 03:34


Hej! (that´s hi there! in Swedish)

My name i Clara and I live in Sweden. I am 36 years old and I am living in Orebro, the first letter you don´t have, its an O whith two dots on it. It pronounced Oerebro. I am married and have 2 boys, Emanuel, he is 9 years old and Joseph, 2½ years. I have always been living in Sweden, and have only been abroad a couple of times, in France and England. Never in the U.S.A. My husband, however, have been touring "round the world" when he was younger. I work as a librarian at our public library in Orebro. I love my work! It took me for about 5 years at the university in Orebro and Boras to get my degree. Well, about Sweden and the swedish people. I think we are a very friendly people in common. Maybe a little naive, I think, we have not have any wars since the 15:th century. We don´t love our country like you do (well I do!) I mean like this, we are not at all "patriotic", is that spelled rigth?? You see, here in Sweden we have a crazy unspoken "law", It is common known here, but we hardly never talk about it, we call it the "Luther Law". It like that: "You should NOT think that you ARE somebody, or BETTER than anybody". It´s rather strange, but everybody knows about it. (Not foreighers perhaps!) And it´s no good, either. I can´t explain it, it´s a feeling. Maybe we are a little cold on the inside (towards our selves, if you understand what I mean.) It is cold here, too! In the winters, brrrrrrrrrr! But in the summers, it can be rather hot, and its very pretty, in the North you can see the sun during the day AND night in june-july !!! So, probably you know that Sweden is large at the area. However, we aren´t that many here, "only" 9 million people. Sweden is mostly trees, trees and more trees....... But we have many immigrants here in Sweden, that´s good to our culture. Maybe we need more warmness, and temperamentness(right?) too, if you understand what I mean. Many of us are a little booooring, I think. We need other "better" cultures, "inner-laws" like "Love yourself" and so on! I think I´m lucky. We study a lot english in scool, for about 7 years (believe it or not!!!) I don´t talk that much english, so I haven´t got any practice in real life, but little every day on my job, AND on the "board" I have learned a lot lately. And got many friends! Soon it´ll be Christmas and I´m sure you know that we eat smorgasboard here, it´s from Sweden, and one of the dishes is meatballs. We give eachother Christmaspresents not on Christmas Day, but on dec.24! Gosh its lots to tell you but now I will stop, either I will go on and on and on.... It was fun telling you about Sweden. If you want, plz tell me something about your country and what you do, and so on. It would be fun! If you want to know more about Sweden, you can go in on the following site and get more statistics and so on about Sweden www.sweden.com or www.sweden.se and mail me if you want to know something more about Sweden. I hope you have got something (to laugh about, too, perhaps!!!) ....! Take care! And:

GOD JUL OCH GOTT NYTT AR!!!! (that´s Merry Christmas ad a happy New Year in Swedish!!!) /Clara

Result number: 172

Message Number 66969

Re: Experiment View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 12/14/01 at 15:05

Dr. Manoli,
Why do so many patients that have the Plantar Fascia cut seem to end up with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Have you been able to talk to Dr. Chris Zingas about his Dornier ESWT Studies now that the machine has been approved. Are you considering the use of ESWT at St. Joseph's Mercey? If so would you also go with the Dornier Espo Machine or something else. Dr. Zingas still has it at Henry Ford's Center for Sports Med.

Before I forget welcome to the board, and I hope that you or one of your staff members will continue to post from time to time.

Result number: 173

Message Number 63295

Re: Achilles tendinitis and dancers View Thread
Posted by Joseph A on 10/19/01 at 13:05

I have back of the heel pain. Can't walk. Dr. says it's the "sack"
with the (ligaments). Gives anti inflammatory but I'm hesitant to
take it constantly. Any ideas.

Result number: 174
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Message Number 58493

Cure PF using your subconscious mind? View Thread
Posted by Max K on 8/30/01 at 14:24

I am reading one of the classic books on the subconscious mind, in which there are several descriptions of successful MENTAL healings of various diseases, including tuberculosis. Assuming that some of these stories are true, what are the chances of curing PF using your subconscious mind?

The book is "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Joseph Murphy (1898-1981).

Result number: 175

Message Number 58272

Re: Ooops, I feel guilty now View Thread
Posted by Debbie on 8/28/01 at 17:40

I was the original poster about the Danskos. I did buy a pair but found them very uncomfortable on the top of my foot, so I returned them. I have found the Joseph Seibel shoes to be very comfortable. Apparently there is no "right or wrong" just what suits each person best.

Result number: 176

Message Number 55419

Pilates and yoga View Thread
Posted by Julie on 8/04/01 at 06:48



There have been a few posts lately from runners and others who are looking for alternative forms of exercise. Recently I've become interested in Pilates, which seems to me to be a very sound form of bodywork. Its basic principle is the importance of creating a firm, stable, central core, and to that end it targets the muscles that support the pelvis and the lower back - primarily the deep abdominal muscles, (transverse and oblique) but also the pelvic floor and other muscles.

For me, it feels like a good companion to yoga, In some ways it is similar (its originator, Joseph Pilates, drew extensively on his own yoga experience). It's thorough and precise, and like yoga, emphasizes relaxation, correct breating, and the importance and involvement of the mind in all the work of the body.

As most of you know, although I teach yoga, I don't often suggest that people unfamiliar with it join a class, because so many classes emphasize standing poses. But Pilates is entirely (or mostly) non weight-bearing. No, it's not cardiovascular exercise (though it should improve breathing). But while one can't do the weight-bearing cardio exercise, it could be a useful avenue to explore.

I know some of you are using the simple yoga foot exercises I described a few weeks ago. I know many of you swim, and you might like to try doing them in the pool. The pool I go to has a sort of waterfall (overflow from the whirlpool). It's nice to stand under it and do all the joints exercises while my shoulders are being water-massaged.

Result number: 177

Message Number 52524

Making Big BUCKS Legally View Thread
Posted by Anonymous_not_so_much on 7/09/01 at hrmin

GET $40,000 WITH ONLY 6 BUCKS!!! THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!!
April 13, 2000 at 6:34 PM L.C. Peete
from IP address 148.245.81.183


Original post:

A while back, I was browsing these newsgroups, just
like you are now, and
came across an article similar to this
that said you could make thousands of CASH within
weeks with only an
initial investment of
$6.00 plus stamps! So I thought, "Yeah, right, this
must be a scam!" But
like most of us I was curious and kept
reading. It said that if you send $1.00 to each of
the 6 names and addresses listed in the article, you
could make thousands
in a very short period of time. You
then place your own name and address at the bottom of
the list at #6, and
post the article to at least 300
newsgroups. (There are about 32,000 of them out there
and that's quite a
large market pool). No catch, that was
it. Even though the investment was a measly $6, I had
three questions that
needed to be answered before I could
get involved in this sort of thing.

1. IS THIS REALLY LEGAL?
I called a lawyer first. The lawyer was a little
sceptical that I would
actually make any CASH but he said it WAS
LEGAL if I wanted to try it. I told him it sounded a
lot like a chain
letter but the details of the system (SEE
BELOW) actually made it a legitimate legal business.

2. IS OK WITH THE POST OFFICE OR IS IT MAIL FRAUD? I
called them:
1-800-725-2161 and they
confirmed THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! (See 18, h
sections1302 NS 1341 of
Postal Lottery Laws). This
clarifies the program of collecting names and
addresses for a mailing list.

3. IS IT RIGHT? Well, everyone who sends me a buck has
a good chance of
getting A LOT of CASH ... a much
better chance than buying a lottery ticket!!!

So, having these questions answered, I invested
EXACTLY $7.92 ... six $1.00
bills and six 32 cent postage
stamps ... and boy am I glad I did!!!
Within 7 days, I started getting CASH in the mail! I
was shocked! I figured
it would end soon and didn't give it
another thought. But the CASH continued coming in. In
my first week I made
between $20 to $30.
By the end of the second week I had a made a total of
$1,000.00. In the
third week I had over $10,000.00 and it
was still growing. This is now my fourth week and I
have made a total of
just over $42,000 and it's still coming
in .....
It's certainly worth $6.00 and 6 stamps !!!

Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW,
so you can get the
information off of it as you need it. I
promise you that if you follow the directions exactly,
that you will start
making more CASH than you thought
possible by doing something so easy!

Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully! (print
it out or download
it.) Follow the simple directions and
watch the CASH come in! It's easy. It's legal.
And, your investment is only $6.00 (Plus postage)

IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent;
it is not illegal;
and it is virtually no risk - it really
works!!!! If all of the following instructions are
adhered to, you will
receive extraordinary dividends.

PLEASE NOTE:
Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or
more can be yours in
20 to 60 days. This program
remains successful because of the honesty and
integrity of the
participants. Please continue its success by
carefully adhering to the instructions.
You will now become part of the Mail Order business.
In this business your
product is not solid and tangible, it's
a service. You are in the business of developing
Mailing Lists. Many large
corporations are happy to pay big
bucks for quality lists. However, the CASH made from
the mailing lists is
secondary to the income which is made
from people like you and me asking to be included in
that list.

Here are the 4 easy steps to success:
STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the
following on each
piece of paper "PLEASE PUT ME ON
YOUR MAILING LIST." Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place
ONE inside EACH of
the 6 pieces of paper so the
bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent

thievery). Place one paper in each of the 6 envelopes
and seal them. You
should now have 6 sealed envelopes,
each with a piece of paper stating the above phrase,
your name and address,
and a $1.00 bill. What you are doing
is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You
are requesting a
legitimate service and you are
paying for it! Like most of us I was a little
skeptical and a little
worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I
checked it out with the U.S. Post Office
(1-800-725-2161) and they
confirmed that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6
envelopes to the following addresses:



#1) J. Thomas
36 Easterly Drive
East Sandwich, MA 02537

#2)Christopher L. Sloan
2200 Hickory St.
H.S.U. Box #14579
Abilene, TX 79698

#3) Kristen DeJoseph
138 Jansen Street
Staten Island, NY 10312

#4) Azina Beesony
Hall 10, 49-02-943,
Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore

#5) Fco Javier A.
107 ote Matancillas
Garza Garcia NL
Mexico 66230

#6) L.C. Peete
7510 Bigger Street
Merrillville, IN 46410



STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see
above, move the
other names up (6 becomes 5, 5
becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on
the list.

STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep
this article as close
to original as possible. Now, post your
amended article to at least 300 newsgroups. (I think
there are close to
32,000 groups) All you need is 300, but
remember, the more you post, the more CASH you make!
This is perfectly
legal! If you have any doubts, refer to
18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal lottery laws. Keep a
copy of these steps
for
yourself and, whenever you need CASH, you can use it
again, and again.

PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful
because of the honesty
and integrity of the
participants and by their carefully adhering to the
directions. Look at it
this way. If you are a person of
integrity, the program will continue and the CASH that
so many others have
received will come your way.
NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address
sent to you, either on
a computer or hard copy and keep
the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are
truly providing a
service. (Also, it might be a good idea
to wrap the $1 bill in dark paper to reduce
the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post is
downloaded and the directions
carefully followed,
six members will be reimbursed for their participation
as a List Developer
with one dollar each. Your name will
move up the list geometrically so that when your name
reaches the #1
position you will be receiving thousands of
CASH in CASH!!! What an opportunity for only $6.00
($1.00 for each of the
first six people listed above) Send
it now, add your own name to the list and you're in
business!

---DIRECTIONS ----- FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS

Step 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter
to do your own
posting. Simply put your cursor at the
beginning of this letter and drag your cursor to the
bottom of this letter,
and select 'copy' from the edit menu.
This will copy the entire letter into the computer's
memory.

Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your
cursor at the top of the
blank page. From the 'edit' menu select
'paste'. This will paste a copy of the letter into
notepad so that you can
add your name to the list.

Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If
you want to do your
postings in different settings, you'll
always have this file to go back to.

Step 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try
searching for various
newsgroups (on-line forums, message
boards, chat sites, discussions.)

Step 5) Visit these message boards and post this
article as a new message
by highlighting the text of this letter
and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the
Subject, this will be
the header
that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of
postings in a
particular group, click the post message button.
You're done with your first one!
Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you have to do is
jump to different
newsgroups and post away, after you get
the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each
newsgroup!

**REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE
MORE CASH YOU WILL MAKE!!
BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 300**

That's it! You will begin receiving CASH from around
the world within days!
You may eventually want to rent a
P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail you will
receive. If you wish to
stay anonymous, you can invent
a name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it.

**JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.**

Now the WHY part:
Out of 300 postings, say I receive only 7 replies (a
very low example). So
then I made $7.00 with my name at #6
on the letter. Now, each of the 7 persons who just
sent me $1.00 make the
MINIMUM 300 postings,
each with my name at #5 and only 7 persons respond to
each of the 7
original 7, that is another $49.00 for me,
now those 49 each make 300 MINIMUM posts with my name
at #4 and only 7
replies each, I will bring in an
additional $343.00! Now, those 343 persons turn around
and post the MINIMUM
300 with my name at #3 and
only receive 7 replies each, I will make an additional
$2401.00! OK, now
here is the fun part, each of those 2401
persons post a MINIMUM 300 letters with my name
at #2 and they each only receive 7 replies, that just
made me $16,807.00!!!
Those 16807 persons will all deliver
this message to 300 newsgroups with my name at #1 and
if still 7 persons
per 300 Newsgroups react I will
receive $117,649.00! With an original investment
of only $6.00! And some stamps.
AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the list, you
just take the latest
posting in the newsgroups, and
send out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting
your name at number 6
again. And start posting again. The
thing to remember is: do you realize that thousands of
people all over the
world are joining the internet and
reading these articles everyday? JUST LIKE YOU are
now!! So, can you afford
$6.00 and see if it really
works?? I think so...
People have said, "what if the plan is played out and
no one sends you the
CASH? So what! What are the
chances of that happening when there are tons of new
honest users and new
honest people who are joining the
internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to
give it a try?

Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every
day, with thousands of
those joining the actual internet.

Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will
really work.

By the way, if you try to deceive people by posting
the messages with
your name in the list and not sending
the CASH to the rest of the people already on the
list, you will NOT get as
much. Someone I talked
to knew someone who did that and he only made about
$150.00, and that's
after seven or eight weeks! Then he
sent the 6 $1.00 bills, people added him to their
lists, and in 4-5 weeks
he had over $10k.
This is the fairest and most honest way I have ever
seen to share the
wealth of the world without costing
anything but our time!!! You also may want to buy
mailing and e-mail lists
for future CASH.
Make sure you print this article out RIGHT NOW! Also,
try to keep a list of
everyone that sends you CASH and
always keep an eye on the newsgroups to make sure
everyone is playing
fairly. Remember, HONESTY IS THE
BEST POLICY. You don't need to cheat the basic idea to
make the CASH!! GOOD
LUCK to all and please
play fairly and reap the huge rewards from this, which
is tons of extra
CASH.

Please remember to declare your extra income. Thanks
once again...

"People have asked me if this is really legal. Well,
it is! You are using
the Internet to advertise your business.
What is that business? You are creating a mailing list
of people who are
interested in home based computer and
online business and methods of generating income at
home. Remember, people
send
you a small fee to be added to your mailing list. It
is legal. what will
you do with your list of thousands of names?
That's up to you." So, build your mailing list, keep
good accounts, declare
the income and
pay your taxes. By doing this you prove your business
intentions. Keep an
eye on the newsgroups and when the
cash has stopped coming (that means your name is no
longer on the list),
you just take the latest posting at the
newsgroups, send another $6.00 to the names stated on
the list, make your
corrections (put your name at #6) and
start posting again.

NOTES:
*1. In some countries, the export of the country's
exchange is illegal. But
you can get the license to do this from
the post office, explaining the above statements (that
you have an online
business, etc. You may have to pay an
extra tax, but that's OK, the amount of the incoming
CASH is HUGE! And as I
said, a few countries have that
restriction .
*2. You may want to buy mailing and e-mail lists for
future CASH. (Or
Database or Spreadsheet software.)
*3. If you're really not sure or still think this
can't be for real, please
print a copy of this article and give it to
someone who really needs the CASH, and see what
happens.
*4. You will start getting responses within 1-2 weeks,
it depends.

***ALSO REMEMBER***
SEND YOUR $1 OUT TO EVERYONE ON THE LIST,
EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT FROM THE U.S.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!

Result number: 178

Message Number 52523

Making Big BUCKS Legally View Thread
Posted by Anonymous_not_so_much on 7/09/01 at hrmin

GET $40,000 WITH ONLY 6 BUCKS!!! THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!!
April 13, 2000 at 6:34 PM L.C. Peete
from IP address 148.245.81.183


Original post:

A while back, I was browsing these newsgroups, just
like you are now, and
came across an article similar to this
that said you could make thousands of CASH within
weeks with only an
initial investment of
$6.00 plus stamps! So I thought, "Yeah, right, this
must be a scam!" But
like most of us I was curious and kept
reading. It said that if you send $1.00 to each of
the 6 names and addresses listed in the article, you
could make thousands
in a very short period of time. You
then place your own name and address at the bottom of
the list at #6, and
post the article to at least 300
newsgroups. (There are about 32,000 of them out there
and that's quite a
large market pool). No catch, that was
it. Even though the investment was a measly $6, I had
three questions that
needed to be answered before I could
get involved in this sort of thing.

1. IS THIS REALLY LEGAL?
I called a lawyer first. The lawyer was a little
sceptical that I would
actually make any CASH but he said it WAS
LEGAL if I wanted to try it. I told him it sounded a
lot like a chain
letter but the details of the system (SEE
BELOW) actually made it a legitimate legal business.

2. IS OK WITH THE POST OFFICE OR IS IT MAIL FRAUD? I
called them:
1-800-725-2161 and they
confirmed THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! (See 18, h
sections1302 NS 1341 of
Postal Lottery Laws). This
clarifies the program of collecting names and
addresses for a mailing list.

3. IS IT RIGHT? Well, everyone who sends me a buck has
a good chance of
getting A LOT of CASH ... a much
better chance than buying a lottery ticket!!!

So, having these questions answered, I invested
EXACTLY $7.92 ... six $1.00
bills and six 32 cent postage
stamps ... and boy am I glad I did!!!
Within 7 days, I started getting CASH in the mail! I
was shocked! I figured
it would end soon and didn't give it
another thought. But the CASH continued coming in. In
my first week I made
between $20 to $30.
By the end of the second week I had a made a total of
$1,000.00. In the
third week I had over $10,000.00 and it
was still growing. This is now my fourth week and I
have made a total of
just over $42,000 and it's still coming
in .....
It's certainly worth $6.00 and 6 stamps !!!

Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW,
so you can get the
information off of it as you need it. I
promise you that if you follow the directions exactly,
that you will start
making more CASH than you thought
possible by doing something so easy!

Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully! (print
it out or download
it.) Follow the simple directions and
watch the CASH come in! It's easy. It's legal.
And, your investment is only $6.00 (Plus postage)

IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent;
it is not illegal;
and it is virtually no risk - it really
works!!!! If all of the following instructions are
adhered to, you will
receive extraordinary dividends.

PLEASE NOTE:
Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or
more can be yours in
20 to 60 days. This program
remains successful because of the honesty and
integrity of the
participants. Please continue its success by
carefully adhering to the instructions.
You will now become part of the Mail Order business.
In this business your
product is not solid and tangible, it's
a service. You are in the business of developing
Mailing Lists. Many large
corporations are happy to pay big
bucks for quality lists. However, the CASH made from
the mailing lists is
secondary to the income which is made
from people like you and me asking to be included in
that list.

Here are the 4 easy steps to success:
STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the
following on each
piece of paper "PLEASE PUT ME ON
YOUR MAILING LIST." Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place
ONE inside EACH of
the 6 pieces of paper so the
bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent

thievery). Place one paper in each of the 6 envelopes
and seal them. You
should now have 6 sealed envelopes,
each with a piece of paper stating the above phrase,
your name and address,
and a $1.00 bill. What you are doing
is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You
are requesting a
legitimate service and you are
paying for it! Like most of us I was a little
skeptical and a little
worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I
checked it out with the U.S. Post Office
(1-800-725-2161) and they
confirmed that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6
envelopes to the following addresses:



#1) J. Thomas
36 Easterly Drive
East Sandwich, MA 02537

#2)Christopher L. Sloan
2200 Hickory St.
H.S.U. Box #14579
Abilene, TX 79698

#3) Kristen DeJoseph
138 Jansen Street
Staten Island, NY 10312

#4) Azina Beesony
Hall 10, 49-02-943,
Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore

#5) Fco Javier A.
107 ote Matancillas
Garza Garcia NL
Mexico 66230

#6) L.C. Peete
7510 Bigger Street
Merrillville, IN 46410



STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see
above, move the
other names up (6 becomes 5, 5
becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on
the list.

STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep
this article as close
to original as possible. Now, post your
amended article to at least 300 newsgroups. (I think
there are close to
32,000 groups) All you need is 300, but
remember, the more you post, the more CASH you make!
This is perfectly
legal! If you have any doubts, refer to
18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal lottery laws. Keep a
copy of these steps
for
yourself and, whenever you need CASH, you can use it
again, and again.

PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful
because of the honesty
and integrity of the
participants and by their carefully adhering to the
directions. Look at it
this way. If you are a person of
integrity, the program will continue and the CASH that
so many others have
received will come your way.
NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address
sent to you, either on
a computer or hard copy and keep
the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are
truly providing a
service. (Also, it might be a good idea
to wrap the $1 bill in dark paper to reduce
the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post is
downloaded and the directions
carefully followed,
six members will be reimbursed for their participation
as a List Developer
with one dollar each. Your name will
move up the list geometrically so that when your name
reaches the #1
position you will be receiving thousands of
CASH in CASH!!! What an opportunity for only $6.00
($1.00 for each of the
first six people listed above) Send
it now, add your own name to the list and you're in
business!

---DIRECTIONS ----- FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS

Step 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter
to do your own
posting. Simply put your cursor at the
beginning of this letter and drag your cursor to the
bottom of this letter,
and select 'copy' from the edit menu.
This will copy the entire letter into the computer's
memory.

Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your
cursor at the top of the
blank page. From the 'edit' menu select
'paste'. This will paste a copy of the letter into
notepad so that you can
add your name to the list.

Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If
you want to do your
postings in different settings, you'll
always have this file to go back to.

Step 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try
searching for various
newsgroups (on-line forums, message
boards, chat sites, discussions.)

Step 5) Visit these message boards and post this
article as a new message
by highlighting the text of this letter
and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the
Subject, this will be
the header
that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of
postings in a
particular group, click the post message button.
You're done with your first one!
Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you have to do is
jump to different
newsgroups and post away, after you get
the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each
newsgroup!

**REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE
MORE CASH YOU WILL MAKE!!
BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 300**

That's it! You will begin receiving CASH from around
the world within days!
You may eventually want to rent a
P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail you will
receive. If you wish to
stay anonymous, you can invent
a name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it.

**JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.**

Now the WHY part:
Out of 300 postings, say I receive only 7 replies (a
very low example). So
then I made $7.00 with my name at #6
on the letter. Now, each of the 7 persons who just
sent me $1.00 make the
MINIMUM 300 postings,
each with my name at #5 and only 7 persons respond to
each of the 7
original 7, that is another $49.00 for me,
now those 49 each make 300 MINIMUM posts with my name
at #4 and only 7
replies each, I will bring in an
additional $343.00! Now, those 343 persons turn around
and post the MINIMUM
300 with my name at #3 and
only receive 7 replies each, I will make an additional
$2401.00! OK, now
here is the fun part, each of those 2401
persons post a MINIMUM 300 letters with my name
at #2 and they each only receive 7 replies, that just
made me $16,807.00!!!
Those 16807 persons will all deliver
this message to 300 newsgroups with my name at #1 and
if still 7 persons
per 300 Newsgroups react I will
receive $117,649.00! With an original investment
of only $6.00! And some stamps.
AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the list, you
just take the latest
posting in the newsgroups, and
send out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting
your name at number 6
again. And start posting again. The
thing to remember is: do you realize that thousands of
people all over the
world are joining the internet and
reading these articles everyday? JUST LIKE YOU are
now!! So, can you afford
$6.00 and see if it really
works?? I think so...
People have said, "what if the plan is played out and
no one sends you the
CASH? So what! What are the
chances of that happening when there are tons of new
honest users and new
honest people who are joining the
internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to
give it a try?

Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every
day, with thousands of
those joining the actual internet.

Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will
really work.

By the way, if you try to deceive people by posting
the messages with
your name in the list and not sending
the CASH to the rest of the people already on the
list, you will NOT get as
much. Someone I talked
to knew someone who did that and he only made about
$150.00, and that's
after seven or eight weeks! Then he
sent the 6 $1.00 bills, people added him to their
lists, and in 4-5 weeks
he had over $10k.
This is the fairest and most honest way I have ever
seen to share the
wealth of the world without costing
anything but our time!!! You also may want to buy
mailing and e-mail lists
for future CASH.
Make sure you print this article out RIGHT NOW! Also,
try to keep a list of
everyone that sends you CASH and
always keep an eye on the newsgroups to make sure
everyone is playing
fairly. Remember, HONESTY IS THE
BEST POLICY. You don't need to cheat the basic idea to
make the CASH!! GOOD
LUCK to all and please
play fairly and reap the huge rewards from this, which
is tons of extra
CASH.

Please remember to declare your extra income. Thanks
once again...

"People have asked me if this is really legal. Well,
it is! You are using
the Internet to advertise your business.
What is that business? You are creating a mailing list
of people who are
interested in home based computer and
online business and methods of generating income at
home. Remember, people
send
you a small fee to be added to your mailing list. It
is legal. what will
you do with your list of thousands of names?
That's up to you." So, build your mailing list, keep
good accounts, declare
the income and
pay your taxes. By doing this you prove your business
intentions. Keep an
eye on the newsgroups and when the
cash has stopped coming (that means your name is no
longer on the list),
you just take the latest posting at the
newsgroups, send another $6.00 to the names stated on
the list, make your
corrections (put your name at #6) and
start posting again.

NOTES:
*1. In some countries, the export of the country's
exchange is illegal. But
you can get the license to do this from
the post office, explaining the above statements (that
you have an online
business, etc. You may have to pay an
extra tax, but that's OK, the amount of the incoming
CASH is HUGE! And as I
said, a few countries have that
restriction .
*2. You may want to buy mailing and e-mail lists for
future CASH. (Or
Database or Spreadsheet software.)
*3. If you're really not sure or still think this
can't be for real, please
print a copy of this article and give it to
someone who really needs the CASH, and see what
happens.
*4. You will start getting responses within 1-2 weeks,
it depends.

***ALSO REMEMBER***
SEND YOUR $1 OUT TO EVERYONE ON THE LIST,
EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT FROM THE U.S.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!

Result number: 179
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Message Number 48019

IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT HAS HAD PF FOR MORE THAN 10 YRS AND RECOVERED? View Thread
Posted by pam w on 5/16/01 at 22:09

I'VE TRIED ALMOST EVERYTHING INCLUDING 5 TO 7 DIFFERENT ORTHODICS, NIGHTSPLINTS, CORTIZONE INJECTIONS, VIOXX, ELAVIL, ROLFING, SURGERY, STRETCHING, SOME NEW AGE MEDITATION. I HAVE PAIN EVERYDAY, I CAN CONTROL SOME PAIN BY WEARING JOSEPH SIEBEL CLOGS WITH A ONE INCH HEEL TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF MY HEELS, AND DAILY STRETCHING. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Result number: 180

Message Number 46960

Re: That's encouraging new John View Thread
Posted by john h on 5/07/01 at 18:30

i wear orthotics or birk sandals most of the time. i wear SAS shoes or the New Balance 853 cross trainer. on occasion i will wear a joseph seibel dress shoe or ecco dress shoe both of which have a good arch support built in. having hallux limitus in my right foot (i had a cheilectomy on my left one) it is important that i have a fairly stiff sole because bending the to up with hallux limitus produces "PAIN"! the roll bar in the New Balance 853 also is a help with hallux limitus.

Result number: 181

Message Number 46956

Re: That's encouraging new John View Thread
Posted by john h on 5/07/01 at 18:01

i wear orthotics or birk sandals most of the time. i wear SAS shoes or the New Balance 853 cross trainer. on occasion i will wear a joseph seibel dress shoe or ecco dress shoe both of which have a good arch support built in. having hallux limitus in my right foot (i had a cheilectomy on my left one) it is important that i have a fairly stiff sole because bending the to up with hallux limitus produces "PAIN"! the roll bar in the New Balance 853 also is a help with hallux limitus.

Result number: 182

Message Number 41720

I didn't get NB shoes, but I discovered Nordstroms View Thread
Posted by Lori E. on 3/17/01 at 13:06

Brian,
I didn't get the NB's because I don't over-pronate and wanted to find them locally to try them on without having to go thru the trouble of shipping them back if they didn't work.(I know alot of us have gone thru that hassle.)I originally found the info on the 851's because they said they were good for underpronaters.
Good news though, I found a great source for shoes this weekend. I went to Nordstrom's at Mall of America and the salesman was very helpful and informative. He had PF himself, (he even gave me the name of a doctor at the Mayo clinic who helped cure his PF.) He was wearing Mephisto shoes. He recommended them as being very helpful. I could believe him at least since he was wearing them and had a job where he was on his feet all day. But we are all different.
At least I found a shoe place where they were informed, understanding and weren't trying to tell me how my feet are. You know the type, "Birkenstock Arizona(...Ecco, Joseph Siebel,Dansko) are the ONLY shoe for PF, he actually tried to find a shoe that really fit well and that gave me the support I needed. I tried on alot of shoes yesterday. The selection there is GREAT! I bought some shoes yesterday, I will let you know how it turns out. I don't want to report anything yet, I don't want to jinx it.
I am glad the info helped you all on the board. I am still looking for the "perfect" shoe. Wish me luck.

Result number: 183
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Message Number 25807

Re: To Kathy----Difference between Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fibromatosis? Help View Thread
Posted by Pauline on 8/19/00 at 11:13

Kathy,
There are 2 in Michigan who have gained respect in ankle and foot surgery. One is Dr. Arthur Manoli out of St. Josephs
Pontiac and the other is Dr. Katcherian with Henry Ford at the
West Bloomfield office. Both M.D.s. Dr. Manoli used to be with the Detroit Medical Center, moved to Florida and returned. There is a Dr. David Collon who is chairman of Henry Fords Dept of Orthopeadics. He has a great reputation as team physician for the Detroit Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings. My neighbors daughter plays soccer for U.of Minnesota on scholarship. Her injury was so bad she would have lost her scholarship because she could not play anymore. Dr Collon did her knee surgery and put her on his fast tract rehabilation program with equipment sent to the home and she recovered in 2 months. Her recovery othewise would have been 6 to 9 months. Remember now we are talking here about a knee injury not P.F. I'm not sure he even takes feet patients. I plan to call his office Monday. Good Luck. I waited 4 months to see Katcherian. Will he be worth it?????. My own opinion is he will be the same as the others. We'll see. Result number: 184

Message Number 24071
Re: For those interested in chiropractic care for feet... View Thread
Posted by PattyS on 7/26/00 at 23:52

Laurie,
Dr. Joseph Leahy is in San Jose, CA. (Near Good Sam. Hospital/85 and 17). His phone # is 408 358 7900. Good luck with it. He got me in right away and I saw him for a little over 2 weeks, 3x a week. PattyResult number: 185

Message Number 23654
Re: new shoes.........Want more info on the Siebels View Thread
Posted by Beverly on 7/20/00 at 19:07

Judy,

I saw your post titled, "New Shoes," and I lit up like a Christmas Tree! Not only do I relish every opportunity to search for the "eternal shoe;" I can't resist reading shoe posts!

I sit with baited breath wondering how you will find the Joesph Siebels. How do they feel now? I say that because I bought some earlier this summer... in men's sandals. They had the most comfortable tops I've felt yet. They had velcro straps, and as you said, the leather was so soft it was heavenly. Unfortunately, the sandals just were not firm enough in the shank... not enough support and increased my heel pain. After wearing them around the house briefly for a day or two, I had to send them back. So, I am very eager to know more about your clogs. What is the footbed made of? Do they bend at the arch? (That was the problem with the sandal... too bendable.) What is the style name?
I am eager to know how they work.

I have Ecco Cosmo Sandals.(velcro straps) They are a dream for the tops of my feet, and in terms of support, fine for just around the house. But so far, my feet are not well enough to wear them about town... not enough support.

I have decided that the perfect shoe would have a birk footbed and a super soft Joseph Siebel top part with velcro straps.

Keep us posted on those shoes,
BeverlyResult number: 186

Message Number 23653

Re: new shoes.........Want more info on the Siebels View Thread
Posted by Beverly on 7/20/00 at 19:07

Judy,

I saw your post titled, "New Shoes," and I lit up like a Christmas Tree! Not only do I relish every opportunity to search for the "eternal shoe;" I can't resist reading shoe posts!

I sit with baited breath wondering how you will find the Joesph Siebels. How do they feel now? I say that because I bought some earlier this summer... in men's sandals. They had the most comfortable tops I've felt yet. They had velcro straps, and as you said, the leather was so soft it was heavenly. Unfortunately, the sandals just were not firm enough in the shank... not enough support and increased my heel pain. After wearing them around the house briefly for a day or two, I had to send them back. So, I am very eager to know more about your clogs. What is the footbed made of? Do they bend at the arch? (That was the problem with the sandal... too bendable.) What is the style name?
I am eager to know how they work.

I have Ecco Cosmo Sandals.(velcro straps) They are a dream for the tops of my feet, and in terms of support, fine for just around the house. But so far, my feet are not well enough to wear them about town... not enough support.

I have decided that the perfect shoe would have a birk footbed and a super soft Joseph Siebel top part with velcro straps.

Keep us posted on those shoes,
BeverlyResult number: 187

Message Number 22420

What does "shank" mean? /How can I tell if shoe has good "shock absorption"? View Thread
Posted by Beverly on 6/26/00 at 09:10

This is a dumb question for all you mechanical people out there and medical minded folks, but this "artsy" type has trouble understanding some of our technical language.

I have read Dr. Z and others post about how important it is to have a "stiff shank." In plain English, what is that? How do I tell if a shoe has it? Also, how do I tell if a shoe has good shock absorption?

If I make enough $$ this week to afford them, I'd like to try another pair of running shoes to alternate with my Birks. So far, what I have tried in running shoes pushed me up too high in my shoes when orthodics or inserts were added, and rubbed the tops of my feet sore.

Also, I tried a pair of Joseph Seibel "Austin Raider" sandals. They felt wonderful in the store but when I got them home, they increased heel pain. It's obviously a well made shoe. About a 1.5 inch heel... very cushiony leather sole with a clearly defined scooped out heel cup. The toe part lifts up slightly (in other words, it's not flat on the ground). The toe part gives a little when I try to bend it. The heel is made out of some kind of thick rubber (like athletic shoes). The velcro straps are a dream.... so comfty. I can't for the life of me understand why this shoe increases heel pain. Fortunately, I still have time to send them back.

Also, I tried a pair of the Gizah Birk thongs (same footbed as Arizona). I tried the 40 and 41. I have the Arizona Birk in a 40, and I have wondered if I should have gone up a size since my toes continue to hit the rim. So I tried a 41 in the Gizah - too soon to say which is best. I seem to be averaging a 41 in Euro shoes when I try them on and an eight in men's shoes. So, unless Birks just run big, I have a hunch I need to be in a 41. It's hard to tell when your foot hurts to know which shoe is right. I still have more hope for these Birks than anything else.

However, I can't wear them out in the rain, and so I need an alternative, and hope to find a running shoe that feels good.

Thanks,
BeverlyResult number: 188

Message Number 22277

Re: painful heel and feet View Thread
Posted by john h on 6/23/00 at 11:02

i also wear joseph siebels and clarks. both have wide toe boxes and excellent shock absorbsoton.
posted to the eswt board . . . keyword: Result number: 189

Message Number 22256
painful heel and feet View Thread
Posted by d.p.thomas on 6/22/00 at 21:16

I have been a hairstylist for 26 years. Over time I have had tremedous heel and foot pain, and I discovered that changing shoes about 3 times in a 10 hour day makes a tremendous difference. My conclusion is each shoe massages a different part of the sole of may feet. Also, I take calcium with magnesium, and then potassium. Every third day I take the anti-inflammatory, Vioxx. The shoes of my choice are Joseph Siebels, Clarks, Naots. Actually, I believe you need a soft sole on your shoe. Hope this method helps.
posted to the eswt board . . . keyword: Result number: 190

Message Number 21907
Re: To Nancy on Birk toe fit View Thread
Posted by Beverly on 6/16/00 at 08:28

Nancy (and Robin & Alan too if you're out there):

Thank you for posting.

In answer to the Birk toe fit question, I have a couple of smaller toes (primarily the third toe) that are pushing against the rim. To some extent the third toe is going over the rim, but it is not going off the rim. In other words, it feels weird that it is hitting the raised rim area, but at NO time is it hanging off in thin air. It's just hitting the rim. But the big toe is well/safely within range and most of the other toes are within range. I think my third toe is just long for a third toe. What the store and Birk friend both thought was that my toes would mold the rim down... "beat it down" and the rim would not be a problem. Yes, I have the stap pulled tight... tighter than I would ever think to pull it, but I am following both your advice and store's advice. I have it in the tightest hole. Right now, I can just get my little finger under it. (I have VERY small hands and fingers.) I'm wearing that second strap a bit looser... can't stand it tight too.
I am curious if there is a style of Birk that runs long.
One problem for me is that with an extra 20 lbs, gainned these last few years, I am not the "true" size I used to be. There was a time when I was a perfect 9N all the time. I suspect that if I could even get 10 pounds off, these Birks would be a better fit.
Well, one more reason to keep trying to loose weight.

Oh, also... I know I've read somewhere here about breaking in the Birk... take it easy. But I don't remember details. How long and how much should I wear them at first?

Finally, I think I will have to giveup that silicone insert. It was somewhat comfortable, but it is raising my foot so much off the ground that my even my roomy running shoes are rubbing me ontop of my foot. The shoe salesman noticed it and said I had the beginning of a bursa.
My Dad has bunions; so I sure don't want that. I am so frustrated with all these orthodics and inserts. They help one problem and start another. One helps heel pain but causes arch pain. Another helps arch pain but causes heel pain. And my latest somewhat help both arch and heel pain but cause my feet to be lifted too high off the ground and rub the top into this blister/beginning bursa! And consider, all this is happening in a pair of running shoes that are otherwise roomy. Other than perhaps giving Superfeet one more try, I am ready to pack all my orthodics in a box. That is why I am trying so diligently to find the perfect Birk/Mephesto sandal - so I can get rid of these orthodics. I will say this much, the Birk gives far better support than any orthodic. I like the Mephesto too. It too feels firm and supportive.

I'm sending the Mephesto 40 back to the store. My heel keeps trying to go off the edge. So frustrating after an allday trip, but otherwise it is a very comfortable shoe. I think I will order a 41 in the same thing over the internet. I think I just needed a tad bit bigger size and the store's Mephesto stopped at 40. Because I can tell that if I can just find the right size, Mephesto may be the perfect shoe for me. I like the amount of arch support it gives... not too much, not too little.
Every one of those Mephesto's felt good the minute I put them on my feet... just a little too small.

I'm still curious to hear from anyone who has tried the Joseph Seibel.
Thanks,
Beverly

Result number: 191

Message Number 21894

Shopping Expedition:Birks, Mephestos, Danskos, Jospeh Soebels View Thread
Posted by Beverly on 6/15/00 at 22:07

Hi gang!

I took my shopping expedition today. Off to the big city I went.

I took Nancy's advice about sales people, and not just taking anyone.
I called the store last night, asked to speak to the manager, and I asked him which salesman he would most reccomend for fitting problem feet at this "healthy shoe" type store. I asked for that specific guy when I got there, and I'm glad I did. He knew alot about all these shoes. I was not lucky enough for him to be a Birks wearer. (He said he wears Dansko's, Joseph Soebel's and Havanna Joe's.) But he knew alot about all of the shoes.

Here is what I decided:
1. Of the Birks, the only shoe I felt sure felt good was the leather Arizona. I took a size 40 regular. (In a regular shoe my average size is a 9.5, but I have worn as small as a 9 and as big as a 10, depending on the shoe.) I would have picked out a 41 left to my own devices, and I still wonder about that, but both the salesman and my Birk loving friend who went with me, both felt like the 40 was the best fit. Plus, the 41's toebar was hitting my big toe in the wrong spot, and it was not snug like you all have instructed. So I went with the 40. The only place it seems small is at the toe length on one toe. I'm not used to having my toes that close to the edge, but they both felt it would be ok and comform to my foot.
I really wanted to try that Nebraska Nancy likes, but they didn't have them.

2. I also liked the Mephesto's very much. Almost all of them felt good. I wish the store had a bigger selection. I ended up getting the Mephesto Altina in a 40. It is almost identical to the Arizona Birk but has a less pronounced arch and no or little toe hugger. It was the most comfortable shoe I tried. Once again, I hope I didn't get it too short in length. One other thing I noticed is that it runs more narrow than the Birk... a good thing for a narrow foot. I am not used to these European shoes, and so I really don't know what I'm doing. I'm rather dependent upon the salesman and what I've learned here on the board.


3. I also tried Dansko's. To look at them, they didn't look comfty, but I was surprised how comfty they were. Here, I was told, to go with roomy. They had one pair in my size drastically marked down. I figured I might as well try it too. I liked it because it was dressier and had plenty of heel height. I don't plan to do much walking in Dansko's. I just need something to wear with dresses.

That was all I could afford to buy, but I also tried Joseph Soebel.
Another German shoe... very, very comfortable...a roomy shoe that I was told was meant to be roomy. I wish I'd been able to get it too. I hadn't heard of it, and running out of money, I felt like for my first trip,I'd better go with names I know.
Have any of you worn it?

So, a small fortune later, I came home with three pairs of shoes. I hope I can figure out which ones work around the house on the carpet; so I can send the "bad" ones back.

See ya,
Beverly
Result number: 192

Message Number 20209

Re: breaking in orthotics View Thread
Posted by john h on 5/11/00 at 09:52

david: there are some orthosis i have never been able to get comfortable in. particularly ones that offer to much arch support. since my pain is primarly in my arch the ones with a lot of support in that area seem to aggrevate my condition. my rigid orthotics really did take some getting accustomed to. about a month or more. some shoes such as Joseph Siebel have a good arch support to start with, a wide toe box, and under the removable liner the shoe is a hard rubber which offers additional comfort. i can wear these with or without an orthosis. good shoe stores carry these european made shoes. other than a rigid orthosis i would guess that it should not take long at all to feel comfortable in a custom orthosis if they are properly fitted.Result number: 193
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Message Number 15733
Re: for guys only (shoes)
Posted by And for gals too... on 2/11/00 at 00:00

Joseph Siebel also makes some very comfortable shoes for women. Good support and wide toe boxes--I especially like his women's sandals with the nubby and supportive insoles. They are pricey--but not more so than birks. Best, BarbaraJResult number: 194

Message Number 15722
for guys only (shoes)
Posted by john h on 2/11/00 at 00:00

for the past few months i have been wearing some dress shoes that i think have some theraputic value as well as looking ok and are comfortable. they are made by "Joseph Siebel), fully leather lined, with a good removable insert. they have a wide toe box and to me are more comfortable than birk shoes for men. made in Hungary but should be availble in good shoe store everywhere. Cost about $130 a pair.Result number: 195

Message Number 13954
Here's an old message for a Dr. in Los Gatos
Posted by BarbaraJ. on 12/20/99 at 00:00

This is from a search of Active Release Therapy on this site. He is well known for this procedure.

Message # 1355

Re: Chiropractor-Active Release Therapy

Posted by Ruth Morrow on August 18, 1998 at 01:01:27:
Yes, if you can find the right chiropractor. There is a new technique called Active Release Therapy, which, as I understand it, breaks the adhesions. When I had
this therapy I had already had a cortisone shot that lasted for only 2 days, a night split that I couldn't sleep with, and 3 weeks of ultrasound 3 times a week, yet my foot
was getting worse.

When I limped into my chiropractor's office I couldn't put my foot down and was walking on my toes with one foot. I was there because I had back problems resulting
from walking funny. When I told him I had PF he said he could fix it. Desperate, I gave him my foot. Five minutes later I walked out of his office on 2 pain-free feet. It
took 3 weeks of treatment to get rid of all the adhesions. I've had set backs when I've walked too much or stood for too long, but it only takes one session to get them
right again.

This is really a new technique and there aren't that many people who know how to do it. My doc, Dr. Joseph Leahy, is located in Los Gatos, CA for those of you who
live in the Bay Area. He has a website that doesn't work very well, but I think you can e-mail him through it: http://www.chaseclinic.com

I was waiting for him to get his website working before writing this, but the subject came up.... Result number: 196

Message Number 13712

Re: my symptoms and questions (long)-- perhaps important for atypical pf'ers
Posted by john h (long) on 12/14/99 at 00:00

a short history of my problem: i had been running for 6-7 years about 25-30 miles a week including local 5k and 10k races. for about 2 years before my pain begin i was running a lot up and down steep hills because that is the terrain around here. one day i developed a slight burning pain in my foot. i ignored it as it went away when i finished running. i then developed achilles tendonitis which after several months was cured. the hot feet problem continued and gradually got worse until about a year later i had what was diagnosed as PF. i was prescribed hard orthotics and anti-inflamatories. got a little better and started running again. shortly after i was in chronic pain in both feet with the pain centered just forward of the heel in the arch area. i never had early morning pain with the first step and could not punch on a spot an recreate pain. i know my gait changed when i pulled my achilles and runing up and down hills probably was the cause of my problems. my instincts tell me that tts was or is not my problem however that is just instinct. a message thearapist was pressing real hard recently and did find a spot which did produce pain (where the band of fascia from the big toe attaches to the heel). this is directly over a nerve called the "baxter nerve" named after a well known surgeon who produced the PF surgery called the "Baxter Procedure" (which is what i had). A small section of fascia directly over the nerve is removed. Carl lewis the world class runner had this procedure perfomed and continued to win races. My doctor said that the science in PF studies indicate this nerve is frequently the cause of PF pain. It is possible that some of us may have nerve damage from overuse or long term chronic conditions. Of course continued microtears in the fascia can produce pain and would require a different approach. I currently take celebrex (i do not think it helps). were birk sandals at home (they help), wear Joseph Seibel shoes to work without orthotics. ice generally each night. wear a night splint (think it helps). do minimal stretching as it seems to make it worse. ride a bike 30-40 minutes a day 3-4 days a week and do stretching and some weights. i am in the midst of accupuncture and have had to treatments. i am prepared to go to 10 treatments. my dr says it will take a year to know the final results of the surgery. i also use the whirlpool at the healthclub and think there is some benefit to massage if not to vigorous. if you have tts you would not want a vigorus massage around your ankle. i use the ibuprofen cream but doubt it is helping. i have felt good for a week at a time and then would do something stupid like walk 3 miles and set me right back. i will continue on my bike until i feel zero pain (hopefully).Result number: 197

Message Number 12736
Re: Need San Francisco to San Jose Dr. Referral
Posted by Sue B. on 11/15/99 at 00:00

If you want to try a chiropractor who does Active Release Therapy I would recommend Dr. Joseph Leahy in Los Gatos. He pretty much cured someone who used to post on the message board and he helped me some. I still have the problem, but it is not as bad as it was.

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Message Number 12287

Re: Would like to know about Pilot's Performer- Debbie
Posted by Debbie M on 11/03/99 at 00:00

John - this machine is a big, heavy piece of equipment with a platform that moves against resistance from bungee type cords. It is what someone came up with as a home version of the things available in Pilate studios. Joseph Pilates came up with this form of excercise in the 1920's and it apparently has always been very popular with dancers.It stresses the body working as a unit using mild resistance to strengthen muscles. I had been going to a physio for my PFand was doing the prescribed excercises without benefit, I ordered the machine because it was non weight bearing excercise and I was very frustrated as I could no longer run. The warmup excercises all involve the feet pushing against a bar with resistance from the cords. One of them called heel lowers is much like standing on the stairs on your toes and lowering your heels but it feels safer because you are lying down and it feels more intense because it is against resistance.This series of warmups [ 7 quick excercises repeated 10 times each] and the cool down which is like heel lowers but alternating feet in a running type motion made my feet feel a tiny bit better in about a week so I started doing that part of the workout 5 times a day. I could tell very soon that it was making a difference and so persisted and in about 2 months all the pain was gone. That was a couple of years ago. Since then I got my husband to use it but he started as soon as he had the first pain in his foot from running and he only took 2 weeks to get better. When a friend got Pf I gave her all of pages from this site because she did not want to take my machine. After awhile i convinced her to borrow it but at first she was not using it the number of times daily that I thought was optimum. She was frustrated but increased and soon was a little better and after 2 months is running again.I know with all three of us getting healed there is something to this. I think it is thse fact that the excercise is gentle but against resistance speeds up the results and the fact that it is very pleasant and relaxing makes compliance better. I still am hoping that just one of you out there has one or has the use of one and will write in and try this. The company does not make any claim of helping PF , that is my claim as someone who has seen the same result with three people. John I know you thought the equipment looked overpriced but I can honestly say for me it was the best money I ever spent because I got my life back. I am actually passionate about what it did and I think it would help the people that read this site, but I also know it is a lot of money and I do not feel comfortable asking people to part with their money without a few more trials. So please log on if you have a Pilates or can borrow one. My regime is to do the "Foot and Lower Leg" excercises 5 times daily increasing the "Heel Lowers" to 20 instead of ten and dsoing the Cool Down "Running" to a count of 100 afterwards. It takes less than 5 minutes each time. I hope someone can try it.Result number: 199
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Message Number 8242
Re: My heels are healed
Posted by Debbie on 6/27/99 at 00:00

This machine is a home version of a physio machine made by a Joseph Pilate 75 years ago. It was used by ballet dancers and others. There apparently are Pilate Studios in big cities and they are trendy. I recently read about celebrities using them in People Magazine. But the home one is a cushioned platform that you lie on with four bungee type cords for resistance and a foot bar you push against.There is about a 20 minute workout to do but the foot ones can be done in about 2 minutes.I bought my machine through the HOme Shopping Network here in Canada not expexcting to help my feet but just so I could excercise. I didn't really even believe it till it heped my husband and now a friend.It really is just stretching against resistance but it worked so well for me.The machine is about 8 feet long and quite heavy but it can fold in half. I came across this site getting info for my friend and remember well how bad I felt. I honestly believe the machine cured me and am not even ashamed to say where I found it because it is the best money I have spent. I honestly use it every day because I am so scared of PF returning, but I also enjoy the whole excercise routine. My husband stopped using it when he got better, but he too believes it was the Pilates that was the answer and he is glad we have it in the house.They probably sell it on the TV shopping network in the states if thats where you are and if I find it again on the INternet I will post it, I found it yesterday but am not great with computers yet. I would think that 800 number could send you some info. When I bought mine 2 years ago you could send it back after 30 days, and believe me by then you would know if it woould help you.

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Message Number 5979

I had ART
Posted by Sue B. on 4/02/99 at 00:00

Hi Everyone,

I promised I would post after I had ART with Dr. Joseph Leahy in Los Gatos, California.

I had 5 treatments all together and I am sorry to tell you that I have noticed NO improvement--no better, no worse.

After the 5th treatment he said that he had gotten rid of 90 per cent of the adhesions and since I still had pain that the pain must be from inflammation.

I don't live in the Los Gatos area so he told me to look into other possible causes for the inflammation--with docs closer to home.

But I do know someone from this message board who he was able to help and she knows a couple of other people who he helped. So if you live in the Los Gatos area or if you want to try ART with someone else it seems that it is worth trying because it does help some people. You can call Dr. Mike Leahy in Colorado for a referral to an ART doc in your area--719-473-7000

I don't read the board regularly so if anyone has any questions please feel free to e-mail me.

Sue B.
suedusty@aol.com

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