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Message Number 266247
Taos Treasure View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 7/15/10 at 21:27

Jeremy,
What is your opinion of the Taos Treasure sandal? My bi-lateral PF, collapsing arch feet that pronate slightly find it very comfortable. My feet can spread out and the metatarsal support and toe ridge seem helpful. Is this a more oblique shape? Can I use info from this in selecting a tie shoe?
Thank you.

Result number: 1

Message Number 265339

heel pain View Thread
Posted by sharon s on 5/24/10 at 16:46

can heel pain be cured,and does the night splint heel the feet after a while

Result number: 2

Message Number 264041

Re: gastroc slide for achilles tendonitis View Thread
Posted by GEri on 3/15/10 at 13:21

Sharon,
How are you feeling now? Di the surgery cure the pf?

Result number: 3

Message Number 263125

Re: still in pain View Thread
Posted by Robin W on 1/30/10 at 12:26

Hi Sharon, I have just read your post with so many others on this site. I am a UK based Podiatrist based in Sheffield. I am amazed that that no one on this site is aware of a cryosurgery as a treatment for neuroma and stump neuroma. Essentially it is an injection technique using hi resolution colour ultrasound to guide a probe into contact with the neuroma. The neuroma is then frozen for two 3 minute freezes cycles. Each freeze achieves a temp of -70 this causes the scar tissue around the nerve to simply breakdown. The technique does not involve cutting the nerve so there is absolutely NO Risk of stump neuroma pts have little to no pain after, this is also an office based procedure. The technique originated in the U.S. The main two DPMs who perform most cryos in the U.S are DR Deo Rampertab in Phoenix and DR Marc Katz in Florida. I am amazed that people are still being sliced and diced for neuromas when there is a much better option that spares the nerve and has a zero % of causing stump neuroma. The technique is difficult to learn, but once perfected is incredibly effective. I use the same technique as Dr s Rampertab and Katz and enjoy success rates in the high ninety’s. there are pt blogg sites re cryo so have a good read. good luck.

Result number: 4

Message Number 261695

Re: still in pain View Thread
Posted by Sharon H. on 11/03/09 at 09:18

Hi Gayle

I hope you will become one of those success stories. I hope I can tell my success story at some point. My pod wants me to continue using solaraze gel on my foot 3 times a day which is a type of anti inflamatory and he also wants me to wear nothing but my MBT shoes (even in the house) for the next 5 weeks so we can make a judgement as to whether or not they are helping. They take the weight off the ball of the foot so maybe they will help.

He also mentioned trying Lyrica for 3 months. He said in many cases the Lyrica will block the nerve and after the 3 months many people find the nerve annoyance doesn't come back or if it does not near as bad and they can go off it. He said there are many ways to treat a nerve problem and everyone is different. What works for one may not work for another.

I am in no way in a hurry to go on any drug. The side effects are worse than what you are treating. One thing about Lyrica, it is known to cause you to gain weight and who needs that!
For now I am going to be trying alpha lipoic acid which is a vitamin that suppose to help with neuropathy problems. I read many success stories on the health board website about how well it has helped people. I will try anything before resorting to a drug. Keep me posted as to how you are doing.

Sharon

Result number: 5

Message Number 261614

Re: still in pain View Thread
Posted by gayleh on 10/29/09 at 22:26

Hi Sharon,

Yes, all surgeries were for the same original neuroma. One explanation I was given was that it re-grew formed like a mushroom cap (stump neuroma). My scars on top and on bottom of my foot just kept getting longer (3 surgeries on top, 2 on bottom). I recently started PT again on my foot since I am going there for my knee. The massage and ultra sound are helping with the scar tissue. I need to be more diligent with massaging my foot at home.

After my 4th surgery I tried an Acti-Patch. This is similar to a TENS unit, but it is battery operated and the battery lasts only a month. I applied it to the bottom of my foot when I slept, hoping that the pain would not be as bad when I walked the next day. I tried this for 2 months and I did not see any noticeable improvement.

Regarding pain clinics: They do not put you on drugs, but rather teach you about chronic pain and provide group therapy, exercise, wellness, and in my case, art therapy classes. My pain meds are controlled by my pain doc, and I am not taking anything addictive. Folks addicted to pain meds must de-tox before entering the program. The physical therapists give you exercises specifically addressing your problem(s).

I am sure that there are numerous success stories after additional neuroma surgeries, it's just that I am not one of them (yet?).

Regarding ortho vs. DPM: Years ago I saw two orthos with the same x-ray and they could not diagnose a stress fracture. A DPM did within minutes of looking at the x-ray. I am sure that there are good foot orthos out there, but none came up when I asked my network for recommendations.

Best of Luck to you - I hope that you leave your appt. tomorrow with confidence in the next steps in your journey.

Gayle

Result number: 6

Message Number 261577

Re: still in pain View Thread
Posted by Sharon H. on 10/27/09 at 18:39

gayleh

Thanks for responding. Were all 5 of your surgeries for a neuroma? I can't believe you had to go through so many surgeries. I am terrified at the thought of another surgery. Whose to say that my foot would feel any better? What I experience is not really pain (although I think I could stand that better) What I have, I am told is scar tissue rubbing against a nerve. It feels like I am walking on sandpaper, or like walking on broken up seashells every step I take. Definately a bad nerve entrapment of some kind. Like you the pod who did the surgery has never admitted that anything went wrong. He had me going to therapy, acupuncture, and even suggested a pain clinic. I don't want to go there because I don't want to be doped up with a bunch of drugs that only cover up the problem. What did they do for you at the pain clinic and did it help you at all? I have been seeing a different pod for several months and he has tried different things that I mentioned in my other post. So far nothing is helping me.I go back to see him on Friday and I am going to ask him about prescribing a T.E.N.S Unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator)that I would use at home.I had tens treatment at his office, but it didn't really help much, and the reason is because you are supposed to use it daily and I only went to see him once a month. There must be some way to get rid of scar tissue.I did have one injection that was suppose to help soften the scar tissue. He said it did help a little to soften. It just seems that someone somewhere could come up with a solution to our ongoing foot probems. I wonder sometime if I should have went to an orthopedic Dr.

Result number: 7

Message Number 261554

Re: still in pain View Thread
Posted by gayleh on 10/27/09 at 02:07

Hi Sharon,

I certainly sympathize with you. I wish that I never had surgery #5 in May 2008 and could go back to my pain level after surgery #4 since the pain is so much greater now. On a scale of 1-10 my pain level prior to surgery #5 was a 6, and now it is an 8 (of course I really hate this scale system and recognize that our pain recalibrates after some interventions, etc.). I, too, have had all that you mention and have found that the low profile MBT's are better than the higher (and older) profile soles. The one sneaker that I now wear all the time (and bought 6 pairs in case I can't find them anymore) is the Reebok DMX Crosstown walking shoe. It is available at Kohls.com in more sizes than you will find in their stores. The 'pods' at the bottom of the shoe act in a similar fashion as a rocker bottom shoe and helps keep pressure off of the forefoot. This model Reebok has more natural padding inside than the MBT's. I have a wide foot, so many other makes of shoes that may work for some will not work for me.

My first podiatrist could not admit that his operation did not fix me. Surgeries 2-4 were done by an instructor at a local podiatry school. He thought that my issue was solvable, and sent me to a plastic surgeon to do a more intensive surgery. I see my pain doctor more frequently than I see my new podiatrist. I have just finished an 8 week program at a pain clinic. I understand chronic pain a lot more, but I still don't want to accept it.

So the sneaker is all that I can recommend right now. I am about to have another MRI (have not had one since surgery #3), to see why a recent lidocaine-type (can't remember the exact name) injection into the 2nd-3rd metatarsal space traveled up and then around the bottom of my foot out to the base of my pinky toe. Not what the doctor was expecting, but totally validating where my pain is under my foot. My second and third toes are now splaying, indicative of another neuroma (and why he injected there). If the diagnostic tests confirm a neuroma anywhere in my foot I will concede to another operation as I am not handling this pain well at all. I realize that I am very lucky not to have RSD after having so many surgeries, but the risk for me is worth it.

Result number: 8

Message Number 261501

Re: still in pain View Thread
Posted by Sharon H. on 10/25/09 at 10:18

I had neuroma surgery in May 2008 and now my foot feels worse than it did before surgery. What I am experiencing is numbness and annoying feeling in ball of foot. The pod I am going to now says it is scar tissue rubbing against the nerve. I have had tens treatments, an injection to help soften the scar tissue, padding to get the weight off ball of foot,orthotics, just to mention a few. I just purchased a pair of mpt shoes that I was told might help (they do help to get the weight off ball of foot a little) This feeling is driving me insane, I want it to stop, but no one seems to be able to come up with a solution. I also wish I would never have had the surgery in the first place. I am terrified with the thought of cutting into my foot again to remove scar tissue or a possible stump neuroma. Whose to say my foot wouldn't feel even worse? If there is anyone who has had a similiar experience who has found relief I would welcome any suggestions. Nothing worse than having a continual, never ending nerve problem in your foot that you feel with every step you take.

Result number: 9

Message Number 260891

Roman Polanskii View Thread
Posted by john h on 9/28/09 at 13:01

Should Roman Polanski be brought back from Switzerland to face charges of rape of a 13 year old girl some 30 years ago? He is somewhat of a hero in France. He paid off the girl and she now does not want to prosecute him and he has admitted the crime. Does time alone exonerate him? He has agreed to come back if he is guaranteed no jail time. There still is no guarantee that Switzerland will deport him but at least some. He has won many awards since moving to France but that has nothing to do with the crime. He is now 76 years old, rich, and married.

If you have forgotten his wife was the startlet Sharon Tate who was murdered in the famous Hollywood murders many years ago.

What say you people?

Result number: 10

Message Number 260312

Re: gastroc slide for achilles tendonitis View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 9/03/09 at 08:03

I had grastroc slide surgery to relieve PF that I have been suffering from for almost two years. I had tried EVERYTHING from cortizone injections, lifts, stretching exercises, Core therapy, Physical therapy...you name it I tried it. The original doctor I was seeing (a podritrist) wanted me to have the fascia release but I did not hear of many good results so I went to an orthopeditic and he said that my condition was chronic and suggested the gastroc slide. I am 3 weeks post surgery and am still walking mostly in a boot. I am not able to do any exercising at this point and will see my doctor on the 16th. The surgery was not bad but the recovery is longer than I anticipated. I'm told I need to be patient so that's what I'm trying to do! I just want to be able to walk around without a lot of pain!!!!

Result number: 11

Message Number 260311

Re: gastroc slide for achilles tendonitis View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 9/03/09 at 07:55

I had grastroc slide surgery to relieve PF that I have been suffering from for almost two years. I had tried EVERYTHING from cortizone injections, lifts, stretching exercises, Core therapy, Physical therapy...you name it I tried it. The original doctor I was seeing (a podritrist) wanted me to have the fascia release but I did not hear of many good results so I went to an orthopeditic and he said that my condition was chronic and suggested the gastroc slide. I am 3 weeks post surgery and am still walking mostly in a boot. I am not able to do any exercising at this point and will see my doctor on the 16th. The surgery was not bad but the recovery is longer than I anticipated. I'm told I need to be patient so that's what I'm trying to do! I just want to be able to walk around without a lot of pain!!!!

Result number: 12

Message Number 260007

Re: More on the health care issue: the view from England View Thread
Posted by Julie on 8/23/09 at 02:50


Ed, of course Dr Manley was silly: not just to squander his money on Porsches but to hold an unrealistic and misguided view of the system. I thought the article made that clear. And given his high level of self-indulgence it's unlikely he was providing pro bono services. But Dr Manley wasn't the point of the article, which was primarily about Dr Sharon Lee's clinic, where one public-spirited doctor is trying to heal the cracks left by the system and serve the people who have dropped through those cracks.

I don't doubt for a moment that you and many other good doctors provide discounted services. I'm glad to know it. But there are too many people in the poorer areas of America who cannot afford any services. Sharon Lee describes 'a huge army of jobless and low-income working families who are left in limbo' and says 'It's the working poor who are most at disadvantage'...people with no insurance avoiding seeking medical help for fear of the bills that follow, until it is too late'. The woman who halved her diabetes and heart medication when her husband was injured and they could not afford medical care for both of them is a case in point.

I hope you agree that this is a totally unacceptable state of affairs.

You've mentioned more than once the need for a plan to cover 'catastrophic illness'. That is not health care. Health care is knowing that you can rely on seeing a doctor whenever you are ill, and on your health care needs being met until you get better or die.

You mentioned individual responsibility. Under a system of health care financed out of taxation that individual responsibility has been shouldered by everyone who pays taxes. Of course, there are those who do not pay taxes because they are not in work, and of course there is benefit fraud, which needs to be addressed. But the basic principle - of the whole community looking after the health of every member of the community - is, to me, inviolable.
.

Result number: 13
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Message Number 259781

Re: cheilectomy surgery View Thread
Posted by Sharon O on 8/17/09 at 14:51

How's your foot doing now? 7 months later? This surgery has been recommended to me. The responses on this site are not pleasant.

Result number: 14

Message Number 258777

thick toe nails View Thread
Posted by hopalongmomma on 7/10/09 at 09:02

I was told by my podiatrist that really nothing can be done for thick toe nails other than denailing the toe.. I was wondering if there might be a vitamin i could try or maybe u had a differnt suggestion..what happend is i had a palet jack smach my toe a long time ago and now the toe nail has grown in layers..any help i would appreciate ...thank you sharon ps...thick toenails are nealy impossible to cut with nail clippers

Result number: 15

Message Number 258776

thick toe nails View Thread
Posted by hopalongmomma on 7/10/09 at 09:02

I was told by my podiatrist that really nothing can be done for thick toe nails other than denailing the toe.. I was wondering if there might be a vitamin i could try or maybe u had a differnt suggestion..what happend is i had a palet jack smach my toe a long time ago and now the toe nail has grown in layers..any help i would appreciate ...thank you sharon ps...thick toenails are nealy impossible to cut with nail clippers

Result number: 16

Message Number 252145

toe surgery View Thread
Posted by Sharon K on 11/11/08 at 21:51

Hello,
I am having cheilectomy surgery on Monday. I am so scared. I am not good with pain and I hope that I am not going to make my situation worse. As it is, I can hardly walk... especially without shoes. I have a bone spurr that was agravated when an entire Aqua Fina display fell on my toe in the market. It has been over a year. I have had cortozone injections and I have been throuh phisical therapy. I have been to 3 doctors that have read the MRI and highly suggest I have surgery. Does anybody have anything to say. I am scared
My son is getting married next summer.... I want to wear beautiful shoes
Thanks

Sharon

Result number: 17

Message Number 252140

Re: cheilectomy surgery View Thread
Posted by Sharon K on 11/11/08 at 21:49

Hello,
I am having cheilectomy surgery on Monday. I am so scared. I am not good with pain and I hope that I am not going to make my situation worse. As it is, I can hardly walk... especially without shoes. I have a bone spurr that was agravated when an entire Aqua Fina display fell on my toe in the market. It has been over a year. I have had cortozone injections and I have been throuh phisical therapy. I have been to 3 doctors that have read the MRI and highly suggest I have surgery. Does anybody have anything to say. I am scared
My son is getting married next summer.... I want to wear beautiful shoes
Thanks

Sharon

Result number: 18

Message Number 251709

Re: Its my last effort for you to see who you are getting involved View Thread
Posted by Susan on 10/31/08 at 14:15

'American Thinker' What a pompous name! Typical for a right-wing org. Anyway, that quote is a miracle of condensation. I've never seen so many unsupported assumptions in such a small paragraph. Tammy see if you can read this WHOLE thing:

From the NY Sun:
We're no shills for Mr. Obama, but these Republicans haven't checked their facts. At least by our lights, Mr. Obama's commitment to Israel, as he has articulated it so far in his campaign, is quite moving and a tribute to the broad, bipartisan support that the Jewish state has in America.

In remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Chicago in March, Mr. Obama spoke about his first visit to Israel, in January 2006. 'I flew on an IDF helicopter to the border zone. The helicopter took us over the most troubled and dangerous areas and that narrow strip between the West Bank and the Mediterranean Sea. At that height, I could see the hills and the terrain that generations have walked across. I could truly see how close everything is and why peace through security is the only way for Israel,' Mr. Obama said, sounding like a certain governor of Texas recounting the helicopter tour he got as a presidential candidate from a future prime minister named Ariel Sharon.

Mr. Obama spoke of 'a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel: our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy.' Quoth he: 'That will always be my starting point.' Mr. Obama spoke of the threat of Iran. 'President Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust. He held a conference in his country, claiming it was a myth. But we know the Holocaust was as real as the 6 million who died in mass graves at Buchenwald, or the cattle cars to Dachau or whose ashes clouded the sky at Auschwitz. We have seen the pictures. We have walked the halls of the Holocaust museum in Washington and Yad Vashem. We have touched the tattoos on loved-ones arms. After 60 years, it is time to deny the deniers,' he said.

Mr. Obama went further, stating: 'In the 21st century, it is unacceptable that a member state of the United Nations would openly call for the elimination of another member state. But that is exactly what he has done. Neither Israel nor the United States has the luxury of dismissing these outrages as mere rhetoric.' Mr. Obama added: 'We must preserve our total commitment to our unique defense relationship with Israel by fully funding military assistance and continuing work on the Arrow and related missile defense programs. This would help Israel maintain its military edge and deter and repel attacks from as far as Tehran and as close as Gaza.'

He took Israel's side against those who would fault it for its actions in Lebanon in the Summer of 2006. 'When Israel is attacked, we must stand up for Israel's legitimate right to defend itself,' Mr. Obama said. 'Last summer, Hezbollah attacked Israel. By using Lebanon as an outpost for terrorism, and innocent people as shields, Hezbollah has also engulfed that entire nation in violence and conflict, and threatened the fledgling movement for democracy there.'

And Mr. Obama rejected the idea, put forth by Israel's false friends, that America does Israel any favors by exerting pressure in the name of peace. 'We should never seek to dictate what is best for the Israelis and their security interests. No Israeli Prime Minister should ever feel dragged to or blocked from the negotiating table by the United States,' Mr. Obama said. 'When I am president, the United States will stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel,' Mr. Obama told the National Jewish Democratic Council in February of 2007.

'Those who have worked with me in Chicago in the state Legislature and now in the United States Senate will testify that I have not just talked the talk, I have walked the walk when it comes to Israel's security. I think it is fundamental. I think it is something that is in the interests of the United States because of our special relationship, because Israel has not only established a democracy in the region but has been a stalwart ally of ours,' Mr. Obama said to the NJDC. 'The United States government and an Obama Presidency cannot ask Israel to take risks with respect to its security.'

Result number: 19

Message Number 251231

Lost padding on heel of foot View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 10/16/08 at 10:40

My mom suffers from RA is in really bad pain in her heel due to the fat padding diappearing. She has special made shoes and we had padding made for the heal but she is very bad pain. The funny thing is when she sits the heel actually hurts worse. I have tried 5 different gel insert but that did not work. Any suggestions to help my mom with the pain.

Result number: 20

Message Number 250441

Biden's list is impressive! View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 9/23/08 at 19:50

This is a partial list of leaders............it's not complete.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/23/meetings_with_foreign_leaders.html
Senator Biden/Meetings with World Leaders

Iraq
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi (May 2004 - April 2005)
Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (April 2005 - May 2006)
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (April 2006 - Present)
President Jalal Talabani (June 2005 - Present)
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani (June 2005 - Present)
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani (March 2006 - Present)

Israel
Prime Minister Golda Meir (March 1969 - June 1974)
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (July 1992 - November 1995)
Prime Minister Shimon Peres (November 1995 - June 1996)
Prime Minister Menachem Begin (June 1977 - October 1983)
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (October 1986 - July 1992)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (June 1996 - July 1999)
Prime Minister Ehud Barak (June 1996 - July 1999)
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (March 2001 - April 2006)
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (April 2006 - Present)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (January 2006 - present)

Palestinian Territories
Chairman Yasser Arafat (September 1993 - November 2004)
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (November 2004 - Present)
Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad (June 2007 - Present)
Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei (October 2003 - March 2006)

Jordan
King Hussein (August 1952 - February 1999)
King Abdullah (August 2005-Present)

Egypt
President Hosni Mubarak (October 1981 - Present)
President Anwar Sadat (October1970 - October 1981)

Libya
Prime Minister Col. Muammar Qaddafi (March 1977 - March 1979)

Lebanon
Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri (October 1992 - December 1998)
Prime Minister Najib Mikati (April 2005 - July 2005)

Bahrain
Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (March 1999 - Present)

Syria
President Bashar al-Assad (July 2000 - Present)

Turkey
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (March 2003 - Present)
President Ahmet Sezer (May 2000 - August 2007)
Prime Minister/President* Abdullah Gul (November 2002 - March 2003, Current President)
Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit (January 1999 - May 1999)
Prime Minister Demirel (November 1991 - June 1993)

Greece
President Kostis Stephanopoulos (March 1995 - March 2005)
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis (March 2004 - Present)
Prime Minister Kostantinos Mitsotakis (April 1990 - October 1993)
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou (October 1981 - July 1989)
(October 1993 - January 1996)

Cyprus
President George Vassiliou (February 1988 - February 1993)
President Glafcos Clerides (February 1993 - February 2003)

Afghanistan
President Hamid Karzai (December 2001 - Present)

Pakistan
President Asif Ali Zardari (September 2008 - Present)*
Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani (March 2008 - Present)
President Pervez Musharraf (June 2001 - August 2008)
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (December 1988 - August 1990, October 1993 - November 1996)
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (November 1990 - July 1993, February 1997 - October 1999)

India
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (May 2004 - Present)
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (May 1996 - June 1996)
(March 1998 - May 2004)

Sri Lanka
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (May 1993 - August 1994)
(December 2001 - April 2004)

Russia
President Vladimir Putin (May 2000 - May 2008; current Prime Minister)
President Boris Yeltsin (July 1991 - December 1999)
Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev (March 1990 - December 1991)
Soviet Union President Andrei Gromyko (July 1985 - October 1988)
Premier of the Soviet Union Alexey Kosygin (October 1964 - October 1980)
Premier of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev (May 1960 - July 1964)

France
President Jacques Chirac (May 1995 - May 2007)
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (May 2005 - May 2007)
President Francois Mitterrand (May 1981 - May 1995)

U.K.
Queen Elizabeth (February 1952 - Present)
Prime Minister Tony Blair (May 1997 - June 2007)
Prime Minister John Major (November 1990 - May 1997)
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (May 1979 - November 1990)

Ireland
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern (June 1997 - Present)
Prime Minister John Bruton (December 1994 - June 1997)
Prime Minister Albert Reynolds (February 1992 - December 1994)
Prime Minister Charles Haughey (December 1979 - June 1981)
(March 1982 - December 1982)
(March 1987 - February 1992)

Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel (November 2005 - Present)
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (October 1998 - November 2005)
Chancellor Helmut Kohl (October 1982 - October 1998)
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (May 1974 - October 1982)

Italy
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (June 2001 - May 2006)
(May 2008 - Present)
Prime Minister Romano Prodi (May 2006 - May 2008)
Prime Minister Cossiga (July 1989 - April 1992)

Serbia
President of Serbia Boris Tadic (July 2004 - Present)
Prime Minister of Serbia Vojislav Kostunica (March 2004 - Present)
Prime Minister of Serbia Zoran Djindjic (January 2001 - March 2003)
President of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic (May 1989 - July 1997)

Yugoslavia
Premier of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito (January 1953 - May 1980)

Croatia
President of Croatia Franjo Tudjman (May 1990 - December 1999)

Slovenia
Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Drnovsek (December 2002 - Present)
President of Kosovo Ibrahim Rugova (March 2002 - January 2006)
President of Slovenia Milan Kucan (October 1991 - December 2002)

Bosnia and Herzegovina
President of Bosnia Haris Silajdzic (November 2006 - Present)
President of Bosnia Sulejman Tihić (October 2002 - November 2006)
President of Bosnia Alija Izetbegovic (March 1992 - October 2000)

Kosovo (as an independent nation)
President Fatmir Sejdiu (January 2008 - Present)
Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (January 2008 - Present)

Poland
President Lech Walesa (December 1990 - December 1995)
Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz (October 1993 - March 1995)

Czech Republic
President Vaclav Havel (February 1993 - February 2003)

Hungary
Prime Minister Gyula Horn (July 1994 - July 1998)
President Arpad Goncz (August 1990 - August 2000)
Prime Minister Viktor Orban (July 1998 - May 2002)

Finland
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen (April 1995 - April 2003)

Romania
President Ion Iliescu (December 1989 - November 1996)

Georgia
President Mikheil Saakashvili (January 2004 - Present)
President Eduard Shevardnadze (October 1995 - November 2003)

Kazakhstan
President Nursultan Nazarbayev (December 1991 - Present)

Ukraine
President Viktor Yushchenko (January 2005 - Present)

Canada
Prime Minister Paul Martin (December 2003 - February 2006)
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (September 1984 - June 1993)

NATO
Secretary General Lord George Robertson (October 1999 - January 2004)
Secretary General Javier Solana (December 1995 - October 1999)
Secretary General Manfred Woerner (July 1988 - August 1994)
Secretary General Lord Peter Carrington (June 1984 - July 1988)

China
President Jiang Zemin (March 1993 - March 2003)
Premier Zhu Rongji (March 1998 - March 2003)

Hong Kong
Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa (July 1997 - March 2005)

Taiwan
President Chen Shui-Bian (May 2000 - Present)

Korea
President Kim Dae Jung (February 1998 - February 2003)

Singapore
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (June 1959 - November 1990)
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong (November 1990 - August 2004)
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (August 2004 - Present)

Indonesia
President Megawati Sukarnoputri (July 2001 - October 2004)
President Bambang Yudhoyono (October 2004 - Present)

Australia
Prime Minister John Howard (March 1996 - December 2007)
Prime Minister Paul Keating (December 1991 - March 1996)

Philippines
President Gloria Arroyo (January 2001 - Present)
President Fidel Ramos (June 1992 - June 1998)

Vietnam
Prime Minister Phan Van Kai (September 1997 - June 2006)

East Timor
President Ramos Horta (May 2007 - Present)

Tibet
The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (1950 - Present)

Colombia
President Alvaro Uribe (August 2002 - Present)
President Andres Pastrana (August 1998 - August 2002)
President Cesar Gaviria (August 1990 - August 1994)

Mexico
President Vincente Fox (December 2000 - December 2006)
President Ernesto Zedillo (December 1994 - November 2000)

Bolivia
President Jaime Paz Zamora (August 1989 - August 1993)

South Africa
President Thabo Mbeki (June 1999 - September 2008)
President Nelson Mandela (April 1994 - June 1999)

Liberia
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (January 2006 - Present)

Lesotho
Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan (July 1965 - January 1986)

United Nations
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (January 2007 - Present)
Secretary General Kofi Annan (January 1997 - January 2007)
Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali (January 1992 - January 1997)

Vatican City
Pope John Paul II (October 1978 - April 2005)

Slovakia
President Rudolf Schuster (June 1999 - June 2004)

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Message Number 248933

cryosurgeons in Texas for neuropathy View Thread
Posted by Sharon R on 8/04/08 at 18:10

Can you give me a list of names of cryosurgeons that you would recommend in the Dalls/Ft. Worth area, or Lubbock?

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Message Number 248144

At our wits end View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 6/30/08 at 16:03

It's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm back writing about my husband's feet. It's been almost 5 years of heel pain in BOTH feet, 3 ESWT treatments, every conservative treatment known to man, 11 doctors (orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, chiropractor, rhumo doc) and most recently, TOPAZ on both feet one week ago. We aren't expecting miracles from this but at this point he hurts worse than before the surgery.

This latest doctor, which is in fact the first one he saw years ago, says he has short heels and that is what causes the heel pain. He says he has to get into shoes with heels. Problem is my husbands pain is so severe when he tries new shoes he can't do it. He's been wearing soft custom orthotics and Brook's Beast for about 3 years now. Add to that his size 15 feet and he's limited.

He doesn't have the 'standard' PF pain. No pain in the morning but cannot stand more than 30 seconds without heel pain kicking in. It gets better and sometimes goes away ONLY when he sits with his feet up. He works on concrete so we know this is most likely what caused it.

I guess I'm just looking for answers and venting a little. His doctor said it might be three weeks before his orthotics and shoes, or any shoe for that matter, would feel okay for him. Does the TOPAZ take some time to heal? He feels like he's gone backwards and is just losing hope. Is there ANYTHING else this could be? He has no spur and his arthritis 'test' came back negative. I think we've done everything there is to do and his life is just miserable at this point.

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Message Number 247860

Re: had surgery but the pain is back!!! View Thread
Posted by Dr .Ed on 6/21/08 at 18:21

Sharon:

The first thing that need be determined is if the scar tissue is the problem and, if not, what is. I am not a big fan of surgeries to remove scar tissue. Ask the practitioner proposing that what will keep the scar tissue removed from re-forming. If scar tissue is indeed the issue, then an option that I favor is 'dissolving' the scar tissue via injections of the enzyme, hyaluronidase, possibly mixed with a very small amount of triamcinolone acetonide and a local anesthetic.

Dr. Ed

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Message Number 247775

Re: had surgery but the pain is back!!! View Thread
Posted by HC on 6/19/08 at 19:24

Sharon,
I also had Tarsal Tunnel surgery (on my right foot) back in January 2007. I felt the same way as you do after 14 months--like it was never going to get better. Now 17 months later, I would say I am 95 percent better.

I am scheduled to have the left foot done in 3 weeks. I am very active and not looking forward to being off my feet for an extended period of time, but I am hopeful that everything will work out.

Hope this helps
HC

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Message Number 247774

had surgery but the pain is back!!! View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 6/19/08 at 18:33

I have TSS and had surgery on my left foot 1 year ago with great results. Only when I stand at my work for long periods of time does it really flare up again. I had my right foot done 3 months after the left, I developed a lot of scar tissue in the right foot right away and also had alot of swelling from the beginning. I went to PT right away for 3 months to reduce the swelling and break up the scar tissue. I did not feel it was doing much good and decided to end it and 'live with it' But now here I am in as much pain as I was I was prior to surgery,burning on the inside of the ankle and down to the sole of the foot. I went back to my dr. and she sent me back to pt. and told me that it takes as long a year to feel better. I am getting very frustrated and I don't think pt will work but am willing to try again. My Pt thought that I should have a second surgery on my foot to get ride of the scar tissue because it needs to be cleaned up and released again. I work on my feet as a floral manager for 8-10 hours a day on a concrete floor in a store and I need to start to feel better. I have the orthotics, and my left foot feels okay, so I am coming up on 1 year in 2 months and still no relief. Any advice??? Should I find a new doctor or give this doctor a chance. I only have one body and I want to start feeling better Thanks

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Message Number 246094

Plantar Fibroma, fibromyalgia and cryosurgery View Thread
Posted by Sharon M on 4/19/08 at 13:35

After putting it off until my discomfort became really obvious to me, I finally received an official diagnosis of a plantar fibroma on my left foot. There also appears to be the beginning of one on the bottom of my right foot. 7 years ago I had bunion surgery on my right toe. My left foot mirrored the pain I had in recovery. Crazy.

I have fibromyalgia and burning and tingling in my legs and feet nearly all the time which try to ignore for the most part. My foot dr gave me a night boot to try (I can wear it most of the night until my foot starts to ache and cramp), showed me stretches, suggested cortisone shots next and then full surgery if that didn't work. She does not believe in cryo surgery for this. From what I've read, surgery would definitely not work for me (I've never really gotten my fibromyalgia back under control since the bunion surgery), and the shots are pretty much a waste of time too. I imagine, since they are also invasive, I would not react well to them.

Any luck with cryo surgery on FM patients? Would you recommend I wait to see if it gets bigger or try fixing it when it's fairly small? Is there a dr. who does cryo surgery for this in the Orlando FL area?

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Message Number 235301

Re: Pain, numbness, tingly View Thread
Posted by SharonS on 8/31/07 at 16:35

I'm afraid I don't know how to work message boards well, hope this is correct. As a follow-up to previous message, sae the family doctor today who took an x-ray and saw nothing, but my opinion of where the pain is was a little incorrect. He pushed down in the middle of the top of the foot and the pain shot forward toward the toes....and believe me, pain. The numbness and tingly is all over the top of the foot. The doctor has now sent me to an orthopedic doctor which my husband doesn't understand because he said it has to be a nerve problem and an orthopedic doctor is a bone doctor and I have no idea, I just do what a doctor tells me to do.......in the meantime, can you give me an opinion? Thank you, SharonS

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Message Number 235286

Re: Morton's Nuroma View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 8/31/07 at 10:47

I hAVE THIS AND YOU NEED TO FIND A PODIATRIST THAT USES SCLEROSING ALCOHOL INJECTIONS. This has been done for 5-6 years and they are having good success. I had 1 cortizone shot that didn't help and then you take the 10 injections (and these don't hurt). I am on vacation now in Colo. and before leaving home had called a podiatrist here but they didn't do it and referred me to someone that did.

Just call around and you will find someone or they will know of someone.

Wishing you the best
Sharon

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Message Number 235228

Pain, numbness, tingly View Thread
Posted by SharonS on 8/30/07 at 17:56

I have a spot on top of the foot, directly under the 3 & 4 toes (somewhere around the joint, that hurts when small pressure is applied (as in slipping on a pair of shoes). This began about 4 weeks ago. When touched, this area, and practically the entire top of the foot is numb and tingly. In addition, on the front of that leg, I noticed the veins are starting to pop out (can only see in certain lighting)similar to veiricose (sp?) veins. I also have, on both feet, pea sized 'cyst-like) white balls, around 10-15 on each foot- these have had for years and they have mostly moved to the back of the heel. What type doctor should I see? I'm thinking nerve or circulatory problems and would like to have 'fixed' before winter shoe season comes. Thank you so much for any advice you can give.

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Message Number 235142

Re: QUESTIONNAIRE: SHARONB View Thread
Posted by Scott R on 8/29/07 at 15:25

I would concentrate entirely on losing weight. Protien and good fats only, swimming for exercise. No sugar, alcohol, or other carbohydrates. If that doesn't work, I'd see a doctor about one of the stomach surgeries. For now, pinnacle and tape may help.

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Message Number 235140

QUESTIONNAIRE: SHARONB View Thread
Posted by SHARONB on 8/29/07 at 15:13

The following are answers to our standard questions.

At 5 feet 2 inches and 230 pounds BMI is 42 which is classified as deadly (morbidly obese) (93 overweight).

Comments: I NEED HELP FOR THIS PLEASE

Pain Location: entire arch area, center heel, center arch.

Conditions: , , ,

Did the following when it began:

Very helpful:

Helpful:

Had no effect:

Harmful:

Has not tried: arch_support, stretch_fascia, stretch_calf, wedge, podiatrist, heelspurscom, massage, deep_massage, rest, lostweight, ice, self_tape,

QuestionAnswer
caused_byweight gain.
runnerI am not a runner
worse_in_morningyes, worse
walk_until_pain_increasebetween 100 yards and 1/2 mile
pain_after_5_min_walkmoderately painful
stand_time_pain_increase30 minutes to an hour
pain_level_walkingmoderate
pain_level_sittingnone
affect_lifea fair amount
hurts_whenstanding & walking
inflammationNo-
job1mostly sitting
months_with_it4
number_doctors0
age47
number_shots0
weight230

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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

PODIATRY
Abady, Robert, DPM
181172P
731 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 589-8324
181173P
Burnside Medical Center
165 E Burnside Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 563-0003
St Barnabas Hospital
Alfieri, Donna M., DPM
37006P
4206 Barnes Ave
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 325-6487
Mount Vernon Hospital, Our
Lady of Mercy Medical Center
Asaro, Carlo S., DPM
37182P
1400 Pelham Pkwy S
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-7224
50629P
3424 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 519-3589
Jacobi Medical Center, North
Central Bronx Hospital
Speaks Italian
Bar-David, Tzvi, DPM
36919P
3616 Henry Hudson Pkwy E
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 548-5757
Columbia-Presbyterian
Medical Center
Speaks HebrewSpanish
Barlizo, Sharon R., DPM
357781P
HHC-Lincoln M&MH Center
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center, Metropolitan
Hospital Center
Speaks FrenchSpanish
Barragan, Juan C., DPM
36954P
St. John's Medical Center
1561 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY 10472
(718) 328-6200
Speaks Spanish
Bautista, Debbie P., MD
301273P
St. Barn Ambulatory Care
4487 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-1780
301276P
Union Comm Hlth Ctr
2021 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 960-3933
348297P
CCDC/Burnside Med Ctr
731 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 589-8324
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, St Barnabas Hospital
Bayerbach, Frank, DPM
216992P
Mercy Community Care
4234 Bronx Blvd
Bronx, NY 10466
(347) 341-4300
39016P
Metropolitan Podiatry Ass
667 E 233rd St
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 430-6066
M1246P
2371 Arthur Ave
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 364-6199
Brunswick General Hospital,
Brunswick Hospital Center, Inc,
Good Samaritan Hospital,
Good Samaritan Hospital (West
Islip)
Speaks
SpanishGermanItalian
Bushansky, Abe A., DPM
368478P
1715 University Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 960-5616
368491P
1963 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 294-5000
Brooklyn Hospital Center
(Downtown Campus), Interfaith
Medical Center, Parkway
Hospital
Butts, Bryon G., DPM
349336P
421 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 401-3668
The Mount Sinai Hospital of
Queens
Speaks Spanish
Campbell, Andrew, DPM
36957P
St. Barnabas Hospital
4422 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-9000
56967P
Union Community Health Ct
260 E 188 St
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 220-2020
56970P
St. Barnabas Ambulatory C
4487 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-1780
56972P
Bronx Park Medical Pavill
2016 Bronxdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-8695
St Barnabas Hospital
Catanese, Dominic J., DPM
37141P
Orthopedic Surgery Dept.
1695 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 405-8430
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine, Community Hospital
at Dobbs Ferry, Montefiore
Med Ctr (Henry & Lucy Moses
Div), SAINT MARYS
HOSPITAL
Charlot, Giznola J., DPM
357878P
HHC-Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Pkwy S
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-6610
357880P
HHC-North Central Bx Hosp
3424 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 519-2108
Jacobi Medical Center, Kings
County Hospital Center, North
Central Bronx Hospital
Chionis, Anthony, DPM
54771P
1725 Edison Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 892-5542
Parkway Hospital, St John's
Episcopal Hospital - Far
Rockaway
Speaks Greek, Modern
(1453-)
Chopra, Jaideep, DPM
284748P
NY Westchester Square Med
2475 Saint Raymonds Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 792-1100
Staten Island University
Hosp-North, University
Hospital of Brooklyn
Speaks Hindi
Ciment, Avraham Y., DPM
351611P
Soundview Healthcare ntwk
731 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 589-8324
351618P
Diallo Medical Center
1760 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY 10472
(718) 892-8474
351623P
Jessica Guzman Med Ctr
616 Castle Hill Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 239-9013
351628P
Burnside Medical Center
165 E Burnside Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 563-0003
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, St Barnabas Hospital,
Westchester Medical Center
Speaks Hebrew
Cohen, Robert J., DPM
M4190P
140-1 Elgar Pl
Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 671-0400
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center, Parkway Hospital
Speaks French
De Bello, John A., DPM
289396P
New York Foot Care Srvc
3635 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 409-0400
3114603P
New York Foot Care Svc
421 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 365-6363
36995P
New York Foot Care Svc
3201 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 365-6363
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div), Mount Sinai
Hospital of Queens, North
Shore University Hospital, Our
Lady of Mercy Medical Center,
Parkway Hospital
Speaks Spanish
DeLeon, Jose L., DPM
179943P
625 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 933-1900
37252P
2111 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 828-6060
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Dellolio, Joseph A., DPM
38329P
4362 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 994-7054
Montefiore Med Ctr (Jack D
Weiler Hosp of A Einst), Our
Lady of Mercy Medical Center,
Westchester Medical Center
Speaks Spanish
Dhandari, Angeleta, DPM
116473P
North Central Bronx Hosp
3424 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 519-3589
116482P
Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Pkwy S
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 918-5700
Jacobi Medical Center, North
Central Bronx Hospital
Edelstein, Michael C., DPM
178750P
3224 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 561-0041
Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Center
Speaks Spanish
Elsinger, Elisabeth C.,
DPM
37257P
MAP-Dept of Ortho Sgy
3400 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-2060
Montefiore Med Ctr (Henry &
Lucy Moses Div)
Speaks German
Finkelstein, Barry I.,
DPM
169233P
3327 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 881-7990
194335P
NY Podiatry & Foot Surg
2425 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 881-7990
227755P
Wilson Orthopedics
75 E Gun Hill Rd
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 798-1000
Montefiore Med Ctr (Jack D
Weiler Hosp of A Einst), United
Hospital Medical Center (NY)
Speaks HebrewYiddish
Frankel, Bruce, DPM
200374P
Lincoln Medical & Mental
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Lincoln Medical & Mental
Health Center
Freiser, Mark A., DPM
36628P
Bronx Footcare
421 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 292-5045
New York Westchester Square
Medical Center, Our Lady of
Mercy Medical Center, St
Barnabas Hospital
Speaks SpanishFrench
Fridman, Robert, DPM
351650P
3616 Henry Hudson Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 548-5757
Columbia-Presbyterian
Medical Center
Garcia, Sandra P., DPM
353857P
Happy Feet
953 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 542-0472
Board Certified
Male Female
Wheelchair Accessible
353859P
Uptown Healthcare Mgmt In
930 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 860-1111
Forest Hills Hospital
Speaks Spanish
Gaudino, Salvatore C.,
DPM
37096P
71 Metropolitan Oval
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 829-6436
Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Parkway Hospital, Queens
Hospital Center
George, Thomas, DPM
197631P
3219 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 792-8115
Hempstead General Hospital
Med Ctr., New York
Westchester Square Medical
Center
Ginsberg, Steven E., DPM
132102P
2391 Arthur Ave
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 365-4141
SVCMC-St Marys Hospital
Brooklyn, St Joseph's Hospital
Division, CMC
Giordano, Richard S.,
DPM
36494P
1217 Castle Hill Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 828-6982
Northern Westchester Hospital
Center, Our Lady of Mercy
Medical Center
Gitlin, David, DPM
379153P
HHC-Lincoln M&MH Center
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Glockenberg, Aaron,
DPM
201399P
Lincoln Med & Mental Hlth
234 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-4900
276540P
2445 Arthur Ave
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 733-1999
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
Goez, Emilio A., DPM
301254P
Union Comm Hlth Ctr
2021 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 960-3933
301255P
St Barn Ambulatory Care
4487 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-1780
371846P
St. Barnabas Hospital
4422 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-6105
51028P
Bronx Park Med Pavilion
2016 Bronxdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 863-8695
Nassau University Medical
Center, Saint Catharines
General Hospital, St Barnabas
Hospital
Speaks Spanish
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
St. Barnabas Hospital
4422 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-6105
371962P
St Barnabas Ambulatory C
4487 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-6488
371965P
Union Community Health Ct
2021 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 960-3933
371966P
Union Community Health Ct
260 E 188th St
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
49501P
Metropolitan Podiatry Ass
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
Mercy Medical Center
Speaks SpanishItalian
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
2015 Grand Concourse
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

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Message Number 234801

Re: Post Op Guide View Thread
Posted by Linda on 8/23/07 at 10:25

Hi, maybe a little too much meds lol, but I can't find history for Sharon W posts. I'd really like to read them. Thanks

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Message Number 234730

Post Op Guide View Thread
Posted by Geri L on 8/21/07 at 17:04

Hi: I want to revisit the Post Op Guide question that all posters at one time or another have. I went back in a rather thick folder as I copy many questions and answers that pertain to me or are of interest. To much time (retired you know)! Go to history and pull up Sharon W 8-26-03 and same name on 8-27-03. The format of questions for your Doctor are great and it is well written. This is the type of document I would liked to have. I hope this inspires someone to do a universal quideline for TTS patients.

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Message Number 232495

Re: Alternative Treatments View Thread
Posted by marie on 7/04/07 at 10:19

Hi Sharon,

As you may have guessed by now there is little that will help in the short term. It sounds like the steroid shot did not help you the second time around but you may want to give it another shot.......no pun intended. :) Here are some tips to help you cope but they may not relive the pain immediately. Try massaging the foot but stazy away from direc tly massaging the tarsal area. I also had massage for my calves and thighs. Ice the tarsal area at with frozen peas for a few minutes.afterwards. When you are out definately use a wheel chair or scooter. I found a used wheel chair in the paper and it made going out a real treat once again. Sometimes those little emotional lifts can make a huge difference. Distraction from pain is very helpful. I sewed about 22 throw pillows and made several small terrium gardens as I could not garden outside. It helped me focus on omething else other then my feet. I wore compression socks. For whatever reason it helped. I was not able to tolerate my orthotics but had immediate relief when I begain wearing birkenstocks.........suggest soft heal bed Arizonas. Try to do some non weight bearing exercises and stretches. It's amazing how those unused muscles wither away while your sitting still. I could not tolerate celebrex or viox. It appears they hindered my recovery because I had several mini strokes while I was on them. Instead I took neurontin nd a small dose of elavil. It took several months to feel the affects so it may not help you get you through til your appt. Vitamin B. Good luck to you!!!

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Message Number 232067

Alternative Treatments View Thread
Posted by SharonC on 6/25/07 at 22:25

I was diagnosed with plantar fasc. about a year ago. I have been wearing orthotics, taking Celebrex, stretching my calves, and had two steroid shots. The first shot got rid of the pain for 3 months and then it came back. Then I got another shot and it didn't have any effect. At that time my Dr. thought it could be tarsal tunnel and did a nerve test. She said it was some nerve (I didn't catch the name) and made an appt. with a surgeon in the orthopedic group. It will still be another 5 weeks before I can see the surgeon and the pain in my right heel is constant. I have some numbness and burning, but the pain to walk is my biggest complaint. Is there anything to try instead of surgery, or to get some relief until surgery? Thank you for any help.

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Message Number 231810

Re: Holy cow, that was an amazing, powerful presentation View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 6/19/07 at 09:35

Rick:

The psychologic mechanism of 'denial' is a strong one. I agree that the parallels to the 1930's are startling but, unfortunately, a large percentage of the population would prefer to ignore the warnings, cross their fingers and engage in wishful thinking that all conflicts are due to some misunderstandings that can be worked out through 'meaningful' discussions. There is a bit too much 'preaching to the choir' with regards to this dilemma as too many just do not want to face the facts. The posters on the left on this site, for example, are conspicuously absent from this discussion. Such individuals do make up a significant voting block and, I am afraid, that their vote will be for candidates who favor appeasement and the 'peace in our time' of Neville Chamberlain. Ariel Sharon stated that we (Israel) do not want to become your (the world's) Czechoslovakia (referring to the Sudetenland).

Ed

Ed

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Message Number 231703

swollen feet and hands View Thread
Posted by SharonC on 6/17/07 at 11:56

my feet and hands are swollen and have been for about 3 days. i only take depakote 500 mg once a day. my legs all the way up are swollen, too. what is this and how do i get it to go away? i am 42 and had a left hip replacement surgery march 1 of this year (2007) and this is causing a lot of pain in my left hip and leg. a lot!! please help. could these be related? sharon

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Message Number 227030

Re: Jeremy one more question View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 4/07/07 at 17:28

How do the New Balance 1122 compare to Brooks Ariel?

Thanks for your feedback and have a happy holiday.

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Message Number 227013

Jeremy View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 4/07/07 at 14:07

What is your opinion of the New Balance 1122 for plantar fascitis?

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Message Number 221715

Re: Topaz View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 2/06/07 at 21:11

Actually we don't know much about this surgery yet. Long story, but my husband ran into the doctor at a store (they've known each other for years) and they talked a bit and he mentioned the procedure and told him to come by and get info on it. I'm just wondering if there are statistics yet as far as success rate, if it can make things worse, etc.

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Message Number 221713

Re: heelspur surgery View Thread
Posted by Sharon p on 2/06/07 at 20:38

my daughter has a spur on the bottom of her foot, what can they do to the spur?

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Message Number 221686

Topaz View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 2/06/07 at 16:20

I've given a history before, but briefly, my husband has had PF for 3 1/2 years, 3 Ossatron, done all conservative treatments, and nothing. Well, it's a 'little' better than than 3 1/2 years ago, but still consistent heel pain. Several doctors said it was not a nerve issue. But we've been questioning everything. However, one of his podiatrists is suggesting we take a look at Topaz. I've done a bit of research but would like any and all opinions. Thanks so much.

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Message Number 221445

Re: question about daughter View Thread
Posted by Dr.Goldstein on 2/02/07 at 20:10

Sharon: take the advice of dr ed and dr wander. PF is rare in children of that age and calcaneal apopysitis (Seaver's disease ) is a far more common problem in children of that age group

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Message Number 221359

Re: question about daughter View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 2/02/07 at 00:06

Sharon:
Plantar fasciitis is uncommon in 8 year olds. A more common cause of heel pai is calcaneal apophysitis which is an inflammation fo the growth palte at the bottom of the heel. Definitely have a professional examine her to see if that is the case and for recommendations.
Dr. Ed

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Message Number 221324

question about daughter View Thread
Posted by sharonk on 2/01/07 at 14:20

My 8 year old daughter takes 3.5 hours of ballet and 1 hour of jazz dancing each week. She is complaining of heel pain and it sounds like plantar fasciitis. Should she just ice it and rest or do I need to take her to the doctor or get arch supports? she has high arches. the pain is on the bottom of her foot at the base of her heel.

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Message Number 221090

Re: mortons neuroma View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 1/29/07 at 19:44

Hi

Where do you purchase Diclofenac? I would like to try it for inflamation due to mortons neuroma that I have had for nearly 2 years. What I do not have is the pain. I do have an annoying tingly, numb, bunched up sock feeling that drives me nuts. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have already done the orthotics, icing, cortisone shot, sclerosing injections and nothing has helped much.

Thanks..Sharon

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Message Number 219769

Re: time for surgery? or misdiagnosed. View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 1/14/07 at 20:30

Actually the middle one was free and the third not that much. Our doctor really went to bat for us.

None of our doctors were neurologists, and at least one, maybe two said it wasn't nerve related, so I suspect we'll start fresh.

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Message Number 219661

Re: time for surgery? or misdiagnosed. View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 1/13/07 at 19:05

Thank you both for the information. I guess we'll find ourselves our 7th doctor and go from there. Is this test something a podiatrist does, or will he need a neurologist?

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Message Number 219640

Re: time for surgery? or misdiagnosed. View Thread
Posted by Dr.Goldstein on 1/13/07 at 15:12

Sharon: based on what you have explained I feel checking for nerve entrapement, tarsal tunnel, is the way to go. Your husband will need and EMG/NCV study to see if there is nerve involvement. You should start there.

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Message Number 219627

time for surgery? or misdiagnosed. View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 1/13/07 at 13:13

I've posted here before, but it's been awhile. My husband has been dealing with what we've been told is PF by 6 doctors since Nov. 03. (one told him he needed major reconstuctive surgery because his heels are too short and he has high arches) He's had THREE Ossatron procedures, the last being October 27. This one is making his feet worse instead of better. He had some success with the second one, but then they began to get worse again.

We are beginning to wonder if they've missed something. He has had x-rays and a ct scan, but no MRI. He has no morning heel pain, it takes a few hours, sometimes less, for his heels to start burning. But once they do, nothing stops it until he gets home and gets his feet up. It used to take them hours to feel better after that, but now relief is pretty quick. Walking and especially standing hurt him the most. He cannot stand for even a minute. He tried ALL the pf treatments, short of surgery, and nothing has helped.

I read a post below about someone with similar symptoms and they were told it is possible nerve entrapment. We are about ready to start over with the doctors and not sure which type to go with. We've seen 3 podiatrists and 3 ortho surgeons, and a chiropractor, forgot about that one. Should we find a different podiatrist and ask them about nerve entrapment? It seems one doctor tapped on the sides of his feet to see if there was tingling and there wasn't, so he said it wasn't the nerves. He is just so frustrated with it all.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Message Number 218146

Judging a book by its cover and content View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 12/28/06 at 13:55

Judging a Book by Its Cover and Its Content
A review of “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid” by Jimmy Carter
(Simon & Schuster, November 2006)
Posted: November 13, 2006

By Abraham H. Foxman

One should never judge a book by its cover, but in the case of former President Jimmy Carter’s latest work, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid”, we should make an exception. All one really needs to know about this biased account is found in the title.

It is truly shocking, at a time of Islamic extremism running rampant, of suicide bombs polluting cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, of Iran publicly stating its desire to wipe Israel off the map and building nuclear weapons to achieve that end, of the missile and rocket attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas on Israel, that Jimmy Carter can to a large degree only see Israel as the party responsible for conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

In some ways, Carter’s book reminds me of the outlandish paper on “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” by professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, though he doesn’t go to their extremes. Like them, his examination of almost every issue concerning the conflict results in blaming Israel for most or all of what has gone wrong.

Listen to his conclusions: “Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land.” And, “The bottom line is this: Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law, with the road map for peace…”.

In order to reach such a simplistic and distorted view of the region, Carter has to ignore or downplay the continuing examples of Palestinian rejection of Israel and terrorism, which have been part of the equation from the beginning and which are strong as ever today. He has to minimize or condemn all the instances of Israel’s peace offers and withdrawals, most particularly former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s initiative at Camp David in 2000, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement from Gaza in 2005 and current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s campaign pledge to withdraw from the West Bank. And he has to frame every example of Palestinian distress as simply the product of Israeli repression instead of Palestinian extremism, e.g., the economic condition of the Palestinians, which has much to do with the continued terrorism against Israel.

Much as in the paper of Mearsheimer and Walt, one doesn’t have to be a pro-Israel advocate to recognize that the issues in the long conflict are a lot more complicated than Ca

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Message Number 218145

Judging a book by its cover and content View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 12/28/06 at 13:55

Judging a Book by Its Cover and Its Content
A review of “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid” by Jimmy Carter
(Simon & Schuster, November 2006)
Posted: November 13, 2006

By Abraham H. Foxman

One should never judge a book by its cover, but in the case of former President Jimmy Carter’s latest work, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid”, we should make an exception. All one really needs to know about this biased account is found in the title.

It is truly shocking, at a time of Islamic extremism running rampant, of suicide bombs polluting cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, of Iran publicly stating its desire to wipe Israel off the map and building nuclear weapons to achieve that end, of the missile and rocket attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas on Israel, that Jimmy Carter can to a large degree only see Israel as the party responsible for conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

In some ways, Carter’s book reminds me of the outlandish paper on “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” by professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, though he doesn’t go to their extremes. Like them, his examination of almost every issue concerning the conflict results in blaming Israel for most or all of what has gone wrong.

Listen to his conclusions: “Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land.” And, “The bottom line is this: Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law, with the road map for peace…”.

In order to reach such a simplistic and distorted view of the region, Carter has to ignore or downplay the continuing examples of Palestinian rejection of Israel and terrorism, which have been part of the equation from the beginning and which are strong as ever today. He has to minimize or condemn all the instances of Israel’s peace offers and withdrawals, most particularly former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s initiative at Camp David in 2000, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement from Gaza in 2005 and current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s campaign pledge to withdraw from the West Bank. And he has to frame every example of Palestinian distress as simply the product of Israeli repression instead of Palestinian extremism, e.g., the economic condition of the Palestinians, which has much to do with the continued terrorism against Israel.

Much as in the paper of Mearsheimer and Walt, one doesn’t have to be a pro-Israel advocate to recognize that the issues in the long conflict are a lot more complicated than Carter would portray. It’s particularly revealing, that at a time when even many Arab leaders are recognizing the destructive and dangerous policies of the Palestinians, Carter can hardly bring himself to speak to such matters.

It is not the goals that Carter seeks that are so troubling -- he calls for a two-state solution, with Palestinians and Israelis living securely in two states, which, of course, is the policy of Israel -- but his obsession with blaming Israel for these goals not being achieved.

The problem with this approach is two-fold. He unjustly encourages Israel-bashers around the world. The legitimizing factor of being able to quote a former President of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize cannot be overestimated.

Secondly, this gives comfort to the extremists on the Palestinian side who are reinforced in their extremism by this kind of “analysis.” In the end, it is the Palestinians themselves who are hurt by such a biased approach because they become even further entrenched in their illusions about weakening Israel and the need not to change.

As disturbing as Carter’s simplistic approach is, however, even more disturbing is his picking up on the Mearsheimer -Walt theme of Jewish control of American policy, though in much more abbreviated form and not being the focus of his work. Referring to U.S. policy and the “condoning” of Israel’s actions, Carter says: “There are constant and vehement political and media debates in Israel concerning its policies in the West Bank but because of powerful political, economic, and religious forces in the U.S., Israeli government decisions are rarely questioned or condemned, voices from Jerusalem dominate our media, and most American citizens are unaware of circumstances in the occupied territories.” In other words, the old canard and conspiracy theory of Jewish control of the media, Congress, and the U.S. government is rearing its ugly head in the person of a former President.

It is sad that Mr. Carter would attempt to use his influence in this way. It is dangerous because he will be used by elements that want to undermine support for Israel in this country.

Ultimately, we have faith in the good sense, fairness and understanding of the American people. They know that life in the Middle East is much more complicated and will require seeing all sides of the issue, something President Carter doesn’t seem to be interested in doing.


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Abraham H. Foxman is National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and the author of Never Again? The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism.

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Message Number 217136

Re: plantar facia & morten's neuroma - walking with pain View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 12/13/06 at 18:55

I also had surgery to release the facia and have similar problems. Have been in physical therapy for months and limp badly with constant pain. Wish I had never had surgery.

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Message Number 216543

Re: Liz Claiborne shoes - Terra View Thread
Posted by Sharon C. on 12/01/06 at 09:12

I just bought a pair on ebay for $15 plus S&H. I don't know where you live but I did find a pair at Liz Claiborne Outlet in Wrentham, MA but they were $39.99.

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Message Number 214419

Here's The Scoop On Republican Races 06 View Thread
Posted by marie on 10/27/06 at 20:14

--AZ-Sen: Jon Kyl

--AZ-01: Rick Renzi

--AZ-05: J.D. Hayworth

--CA-04: John Doolittle

--CA-11: Richard Pombo

--CA-50: Brian Bilbray

--CO-04: Marilyn Musgrave

--CO-05: Doug Lamborn

--CO-07: Rick O'Donnell

--CT-04: Christopher Shays

--FL-13: Vernon Buchanan

--FL-16: Joe Negron

--FL-22: Clay Shaw

--ID-01: Bill Sali

--IL-06: Peter Roskam

--IL-10: Mark Kirk

--IL-14: Dennis Hastert

--IN-02: Chris Chocola

--IN-08: John Hostettler

--IA-01: Mike Whalen

--KS-02: Jim Ryun

--KY-03: Anne Northup

--KY-04: Geoff Davis

--MD-Sen: Michael Steele

--MN-01: Gil Gutknecht

--MN-06: Michele Bachmann

--MO-Sen: Jim Talent

--MT-Sen: Conrad Burns

--NV-03: Jon Porter

--NH-02: Charlie Bass

--NJ-07: Mike Ferguson

--NM-01: Heather Wilson

--NY-03: Peter King

--NY-20: John Sweeney

--NY-26: Tom Reynolds

--NY-29: Randy Kuhl

--NC-08: Robin Hayes

--NC-11: Charles Taylor

--OH-01: Steve Chabot

--OH-02: Jean Schmidt

--OH-15: Deborah Pryce

--OH-18: Joy Padgett

--PA-04: Melissa Hart

--PA-07: Curt Weldon

--PA-08: Mike Fitzpatrick

--PA-10: Don Sherwood

--RI-Sen: Lincoln Chafee

--TN-Sen: Bob Corker

--VA-Sen: George Allen

--VA-10: Frank Wolf

--WA-Sen: Mike McGavick

--WA-08: Dave Reichert

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Message Number 197171

Re: Helle Romu's View Thread
Posted by Sharon P on 4/09/06 at 13:19

I have a pair of Helle's Romu's oxford with zipper but they need new inserts. Have you found any inserts ANYWHERE?
spulcino at sbcglobal.net

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Message Number 197170

Re: Helle Romu's View Thread
Posted by Sharon P on 4/09/06 at 13:19

I have a pair of Helle's Romu's oxford with zipper but they need new inserts. Have you found any inserts ANYWHERE?
spulcino at sbcglobal.net

Result number: 59

Message Number 195668

Sneaker recommendations? View Thread
Posted by Bob G. on 3/17/06 at 14:42

Now that the nice weather is upon us here in Manhattan, my inability to walk more than 3 blocks without the onset of pain has become more apparent than when the bad weather could be used as an excuse not to go out and walk. Okay, enough complaining. On to a request for advice:

After 3½ months of PF I've learned that I need a sneaker (now called athletic shoe) which provides good cushioning in the heel while being highly flexible in the sole. I errored in my purchase of New Balance 747 in that they provide the cushioned heel but have a rigid sole.

I have no problem inserting my Powersteps into any shoe although I'm doubtful they help, along with everything else I've tried. (Boy, do I relate to Sharon B although I haven't tried all her regimens.)

Thanks for any advice.

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Message Number 195590

Re: Plantar Fasciitis - 1 year and counting View Thread
Posted by john on 3/16/06 at 01:08

Sharon B


Have you tryed REST

I have found out that all of the treatments have no use if you dont REST the injury.

When i say rest i mean learn to listen and control your pain. That is the treatment that is on your own

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Message Number 195574

Have you taken part in the Tap4TTS - TTS poll? These sufferers have... View Thread
Posted by Bambi/Helen Tap4TTS.co.uk on 3/15/06 at 17:26

Joyce G, Darlene, Angela C, Anne B, Brian, Anderson, Sharon,
Kristi G, Cindy P, Amy C, Larry L, Debbie, Meg S, Bryan W, Bob V

Thank you so much, the poll is being noticed! Please help spread the word.

Best wishes to you all,

Helen.
www.Tap4TTS.co.uk

Result number: 62

Message Number 195561

Re: Plantar Fasciitis - 1 year and counting View Thread
Posted by Roger on 3/15/06 at 13:11

Sharon B

I've been fighting this for about a year also. What I have found to help are:
(First, I should say that my Chiropractor told me that I have a mild case of PF. But, he has also told me that I've been the most difficult case he's worked with...that is, it is usually cleared up with his ART technique with his patients quicker than I have experienced)

- ART
I tried several of the things on your list before ART. I finally am seeing a Chiropractor who has done me a lot of good with ART. Several on this forum feel that you should combine that with Graston. In my case, my Chiro thought my PF wasn't bad enough to need Graston also (of course, he doesn't do Graston either). The 'knot' in my arch has been cleared up via the ART. I currently have pain in just the heel, whereas I had it in the arch, and side of foot.

- Taping
I do NOT think taping will cure, but will help you get through the day. From what I read here, and my experience, you'll have to do it for a while to get to where you really know how to tape it effectively. I use the method outlined in this site. I have added cross straps of tape similar to what is outlined in the low dye strap method referenced in other posts by a Dr. I have found, just recently that I do not want to take the straps too close to the heel, but more in the middle of the foot.
- Night splint
If I do not wear the splint, I definitely have problems. It does seem that in my case, the thing that is causing most problems is a tight calf muscle. The splint really helps with that problem in the mornings. If you cannot get used to it to sleep, if you can at least get it on the foot for about an hour before you get up, that can be quite helpful. Also, wear it for an hour before going to bed.
- Tennis Ball
My ART Chiropractor told me to roll my foot, with a lot of pressure (what I can stand), over a tennis ball. Particulary before and after activity...especially after. He has reinforced that every time I see him.
- Stretches
Definitely stay away from weight bearing stretches. My Chrio has shown me to do off the step stretches, but WITH NO WEIGHT ON TEH FOOT I'M STRETCHING. I have a post her, a couple months old, about it. It's titled somethign about problems with weight bearing stretches (I had a issue with doing weight bearing stretches and started the post) You can search on my name and page down untnil you find it, I believe.

At the moment, I can move around most of the day without discomfort at all. But, my experience has been that I have ups and downs. This week I'm experiencing ups ;-).

Another thing to do is rest the foot as much as possible. Up on the foot equals more pain. I know that is difficult.

Result number: 63

Message Number 195557

Re: Plantar Fasciitis - 1 year and counting View Thread
Posted by Shari R on 3/15/06 at 12:26

Sharon B, I can relate. The only thing I can say is don't do any weight bearing stretches, ie, the stair drop.....that's really bad (check out Dr. Wanders remarks), possibly ART & Graston if its available in your area. I know ESWT also has worked for alot of people. I'd stay away from surgery....it made my foot worse.........Shari

Result number: 64

Message Number 195551

Neurosurgeon View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 3/15/06 at 11:47

Just came back from the orthopedic surgeon and he thinks it is my knee and one leg being shorter than the other which is the major cause and lack of relief from the PF.

Has anyone gone to a neurosugeon and had any luck?

Result number: 65

Message Number 195539

Plantar Fasciitis - 1 year and counting View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 3/15/06 at 08:18

I would like feedback on what has worked for others. Here is the action I have already taken:
- Foot wrap for two weeks
- Physical Therapy (3/2/05 – 5/23/05)
- Iontophoresis (with topical steroid – 12 sessions)
- Taping of foot
- Use of slant board several times per day for stretching
- Other stretching exercises (hanging off of step, leaning against wall, etc)
- Use of 5 pound weights on feet during exercises
- Wear night splint
- New orthodics (threw out knee)
- New orthodics (softer but really hurts after a few hours
- New sneakers
- Lynco sport orthodics (feels best)
- One cortisone shot (some numbing for 3 days- then the pain returns)
- Acupuncture
- Reflexology
- Chiropractic
Everything helps a bit. There are some good days but every day is painful. Thanks for your suggestions.

Result number: 66

Message Number 193730

Re: Seeking comments on Anodyne-Infrared (2nd try) View Thread
Posted by Anne on 2/18/06 at 07:14

Hi Sharon. I just had my first 3 treatments of anodyne therapy so thought I'd share what I am experiencing. I don't have wounds but have had Tarsal Tunnnel syndrome since 2001 and also peripheral neuropathy whcih has cause increasing pain over the years. I tried many of the medicines used for these conditions and had tarsal tunnel release surgery a little over a year ago which was unsuccessful and caused additional pain to that foot and ankle. I recently started taking Lyrica which has markedly decreased my pain and hyper-sensitivity, if not the tingling and numbness. After my first treatment of anodyne therapy I thought I felt further relief and after the 3rd treatment I am sure I feel more comfortable than just with the Lyrica. I am not completely pain free but feel more "discomfort" than "pain" now. The treatment is easy, all I do is sit for 30-45 minutes with the pads in place, and you feel nothing at all. After the treatment I have noticed a warm feeling in each foot which lasts a long time and is quite pleasant on these cold days since my feet would hurt worse when cold. The only problem is that there are only three physical therapy places that have the machine in my area and two weren't convenient to get to. In my reading about the therapy I remember reading that it could be used for wound treatment and if it causes the increased blood circulation to the area treated and relieves pain I can see it being very beneficial for wound care. I would definitely try it if I were you. You have nothing to lose and it can't hurt you. I am thrilled with my recent progress since I was at the point of considering another surgery because I couldn't deal with the pain anymore and was so frustrated by not being able to live my life like I wanted anymore. I felt I had no more options and would have to somehow learn to live with the misery the rest of my life. Hope you can try anodyne and that you find some relief and healing. Let us know how it goes.
Anne

Result number: 67

Message Number 193684

Re: Seeking comments on Anodyne-Infrared (2nd try) View Thread
Posted by Sharon F on 2/17/06 at 14:01

I have not had any Anodyne treatments yet, but the doctor has recommended them. I have Pyoderma Gangrenosum, which is open wounds on my legs with extream pain. I was wondering if these treatments would help?????

Result number: 68
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Message Number 188548

Re: ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 11/30/05 at 16:56

Thanks for the response. Procedure is scheduled for 9 am in the morning. My insurance has approved so they'll be picking up most of the tab. I hear I'm lucky in that area...most insurance companies don't approve. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks again!
Sharon

Result number: 69

Message Number 188415

Re: ESWT View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 11/29/05 at 13:19

Sharon:
It sounds like you are on the right track so stay the course.
Dr. Ed

Result number: 70

Message Number 188410

Re: ESWT View Thread
Posted by M. Beck on 11/29/05 at 12:50

Sorry Sharon not familiar with it. I think Dr. Ed and Dr. Z are definetely your guys. See if you can't get their attention by putting their names in the subject line of your post. They are both very helpful.

Result number: 71

Message Number 188409

Re: ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 11/29/05 at 12:26

Thanks for your response. I have since found that the procedure is actually Ossatron, which I think is a bit different from ESWT but still uses shock waves. Are you familar with Ossatron? I understand it requires general anthesia. Is there any residual pain after the procedure? I thought I could come back to work the next day but have read some articles that say stay off your feet for a few days. Thanks again for your thoughts!
Sharon

Result number: 72

Message Number 188346

ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B on 11/28/05 at 18:24

Hi I'm new to this so be nice! I have had plantar fasciitis for almost 5 years. Mornings are the very worse but am never without pain. I've tried it all (I think) and am now scheduled for what I think you guys are calling ESWT. My pod calls it "Ostetronics/" or Orthotronics"? maybe...but it sounds like the same thing. Anyway, procedure is scheduled for Thursday am. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Sharon B.

Result number: 73

Message Number 186229

Gait problems and shin splints View Thread
Posted by Sharon K on 10/30/05 at 15:07

I have 'knock-knees' and my gait feels uncomfortable and a little off balance. When I walk or try to run I have a terrible problem with shin splints. I use over the counter orthotics which help some. I was thinking about trying the Silicone Dynamic Orthotics advertised on this site. Day to Day I don't have much problem but I would like to be able to start exercising more. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Result number: 74

Message Number 181752

THANK YOU FRANCE! View Thread
Posted by marie on 9/02/05 at 19:05

HMMMMMMM.......thank goodness the French stepped up to the plate.

"Aid offers pour in from around the globe

WASHINGTON - In a dramatic turnabout, the United States is now on the receiving end of help from around the world as some two dozen countries offer post-hurricane assistance.

Venezuela, a target of frequent criticism by the Bush administration, offered humanitarian aid and fuel. Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum Corp. pledged a $1 million donation for hurricane aid.

With offers from the four corners of the globe pouring in, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided “no offer that can help alleviate the suffering of the people in the afflicted area will be refused,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Thursday.

However, in Moscow, a Russian official said the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency had rejected a Russian offer to dispatch rescue teams and other aid.

Condolences and cash
On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to President Bush and said Russia was prepared to help if asked.

Boats, aircraft, tents, blankets, generators, cash assistance and medical teams have been offered to the U.S. government in Washington or in embassies overseas.

Offers have been received from Russia, Japan, Canada, France, Honduras, Germany, Venezuela, Jamaica, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, China, South Korea, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, NATO and the Organization of American States, the spokesman said.

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon called Wednesday at the State Department to offer condolences and assistance. Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. aid, about $2.2 billion a year.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has offered the U.S. hundreds of doctors, nurses, experts in trauma and natural disasters, NBC News has learned. Sharon has also offered field hospitals and medical kits as well as temporary housing and told Bush in a letter that the medical assistance and other help could be deployed within 24 hours.

Tempered expectations
Still, Bush told ABC-TV: “I’m not expecting much from foreign nations because we hadn’t asked for it. I do expect a lot of sympathy and perhaps some will send cash dollars. But this country’s going to rise up and take care of it.”"
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9161198/

Result number: 75
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Message Number 179905

A question for Scott R View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 8/03/05 at 18:07


Scott,

I've been riding around today, doing my errands, and trying to figure out what I want to write to you. I respect you and appreciate the way you took a negative experience (PF) and made it positive. In the process, you created a business for yourself and at the same time, you are helping countless people and my hat is off to you.

But I don't understand your lambasting Julie and I suspect that many of us don't. For that matter, I didn't even understand your whole post. Why is Julie responsible for any "garbage" on the Boards? Did you resent the fact that she didn't want to be a monitor all those months ago? Check back on the number of posts Julie has made, Scott. Count the number of people she has helped and that doesn't even include those who haven't posted. Do you know how many of my friends now do Julie's foot yoga? And I'm just one person. Julie has been fundamental to your Board.

In my opinion, Julie and John are the backbone of this Board. We have some other wonderful posters and I would be remiss if I didn't single out Suzanne who always knows exactly what to say. Today is her first day of school, so we haven't heard from her. But we may not because she, like so many of us, is just so tired of confrontation. That was why I didn't say anything when Julie first left nor did I get involved much in this current episode.

I can't remember when I first posted on this Board but it was just a few weeks before Suzanne posted so maybe five years? I had been reading it but it took a lot of courage to finally post. At that time, we had the two Nancy's, Brian G, John h, Wendy, Carole, Judy S, Julie, Sharon, Carmen and Necee as regulars. They posted almost daily. I'm sure I've forgotten several others but those are the ones who come to mind. They all made me feel so welcome. I would never have had the nerve to post had the Board been the way it is now.

When the war in Iraq began, the Social Board became a political forum.
No, that's not right because it was so one-sided that no one could have even described it as such. Things got incredibly nasty. Many of our regulars disappeared. In my opinion, had you intervened sooner and more strenuously, many of them would still be regular posters. I agreed with you that it was wise not to discuss politics here.

And that may be why you intervened when Elyse got out of line. Perhaps you didn't want to let things go as far as they had gone when the political snafu took place. It must have been hard to come up with the new guidelines and I think you did your best by changing one feature that offended many. Obviously, not everyone was going to like them but you know you can't please everyone. Why would you turn on Julie because she didn't think the rules would work out? Didn't you violate the one rule that's always been constant - the "Be Nice" rule?

I understand that this is your Board and you make the rules but could you explain why you treated Julie in such a manner? Seriously, I don't get it.

Result number: 76

Message Number 178924

Re: cosmetology surgery on foot View Thread
Posted by Elyse B on 7/23/05 at 13:54

How come you never believe anything Dr. Z? It is not an urban myth and I remember exactly reading it the NYC newspapers and seeing that podiatrist on the morning shows:

"More than half of the 175 members of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society who responded to a recent survey by the group said that they had treated patients with problems resulting from cosmetic foot surgery. The society will soon issue a statement condemning the procedures, said Rich Cantrall, its executive director.

The American Podiatric Medical Association is also likely to formally discourage medically unnecessary foot operations, said Dr. Glenn Gastwirth, executive director of the group.
" I think it's reprehensible for a physician to correct someone's feet so they can get into Jimmy Choo shoes," said Dr. Sharon Dreeben, an orthopedic surgeon in La Jolla, Calif., who is chairwoman of the foot and ankle society's public education committee.

But advocates for the procedures say that critics simply do not understand the importance of high heels. "Some of these women invest more in their shoes than they do in the stock market," said Dr. Suzanne M. Levine, an Upper East Side podiatrist who is widely quoted in women's magazines and has appeared on network television promoting the procedures.

"Take your average woman and give her heels instead of flats, and she'll suddenly get whistles on the street," Dr. Levine said. "I do everything I can to get them back into their shoes.

Result number: 77

Message Number 176068

Heelbillys View Thread
Posted by Sharon Carson on 6/03/05 at 06:28


Hi.


I would like everyone who has heel pain, heel spurs or plantar fasciitis to consider something that helped me. They are called "Heelbillys" and rightfully so
because they are not your typical orthotic, but believe me they worked for me.
They are tall, soft cushions that fit inside your shoe right under your heel and all I know is that when I walk I don't feel any pain, it feels like I am walking on a
pillow. I have been wearing them now for over 3 months and my heel is so much
better that I can now walk without them but today's shoes are so poorly
cushioned that I don't take the chance because I don't want the pain to come back. I bought them from ; www.heelbillys.com and they cost me $15.00 but work better than a $500 custom insert.


Sharon Carson

Result number: 78

Message Number 176067

Heelbillys View Thread
Posted by Sharon Carson on 6/03/05 at 06:26

Hi.


I would like everyone who has heel pain, heel spurs or plantar fasciitis to consider something that helped me. They are called "Heelbillys" and rightfully so
because they are not your typical orthotic, but believe me they worked for me.
They are tall, soft cushions that fit inside your shoe right under your heel and all I know is that when I walk I don't feel any pain, it feels like I am walking on a
pillow. I have been wearing them now for over 3 months and my heel is so much
better that I can now walk without them but today's shoes are so poorly
cushioned that I don't take the chance because I don't want the pain to come back. I bought them from ; www.heelbillys.com and they cost me $15.00 but work better than a $500 custom insert.


Sharon Carson

Result number: 79

Message Number 175118

heel pain View Thread
Posted by sharoncarson on 5/16/05 at 09:14

I would like everyone who has heel pain, heel spurs or plantar fasciitis to
consider something that helped me. They are called "Heelbillys" and
rightfully so
because they are not your typical orthotic, but believe me they worked for
me.
They are tall, soft cushions that fit inside your shoe right under your heel
and all I know is that when I walk I don't feel any pain, it feels like I am
walking on a
pillow. I have been wearing them now for over 3 months and my heel is so
much
better that I can now walk without them but today's shoes are so poorly
cushioned that I don't take the chance because I don't want the pain to come
back. I bought them from ; www.heelbillys.com
and they cost me $15.00 but work better than a $500 custom insert.

Result number: 80

Message Number 174838

Re: Which is the best Dr. to consult with plantar fascitis - View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 5/12/05 at 15:10

I would have to agree with your first sentence completely. I KNOW there are fabulous podiatrists here and "out there;" however, in our area, we went through 3 podiatrists and 2 orthopedic surgeons before going with a wonderful orthopedic surgeon for treatment.

Result number: 81

Message Number 174837

Re: Update on my condition - Not so good? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 5/12/05 at 15:03

This happened to my husband. Around the 9-10 week point he had about a week and a half of steady relief...kept getting better. Then two extra hours at work and he's back now to about as bad as before the procedure. (he's at 14 weeks now.) We are looking at having a second treatment.

Result number: 82

Message Number 174362

Heel Pain View Thread
Posted by sharoncarson on 5/06/05 at 06:25

I would like everyone who has heel pain, heel spurs or plantar fasciitis to consider something that helped me. They are called "Heelbillys" and rightfully so
because they are not your typical orthotic, but believe me they worked for me.
They are tall, soft cushions that fit inside your shoe right under your heel and all I know is that when I walk I don't feel any pain, it feels like I am walking on a
pillow. I have been wearing them now for over 3 months and my heel is so much
better that I can now walk without them but today's shoes are so poorly
cushioned that I don't take the chance because I don't want the pain to come back. I bought them from ; www.heelbillys.com
and they cost me $15.00 but work better than a $500 custom insert.

Result number: 83

Message Number 173788

kidneystones View Thread
Posted by sharon on 4/26/05 at 17:49

my mother has a history of kidney stones calcium stones they say and i was wondering could heelspurs be caused by this because of the calcium

Result number: 84

Message Number 173787

kidneystones View Thread
Posted by sharon on 4/26/05 at 17:49

my mother has a history of kidney stones calcium stones they say and i was wondering could heelspurs be caused by this because of the calcium

Result number: 85

Message Number 173783

Re: Can ESWT wreck your heal? View Thread
Posted by Sharon Y on 4/26/05 at 16:40

I am scheduled for procedure in the morning. Would you recommend it. I have had heel pain ( severe at times ) for over a year. Would appreciate your comments.

Result number: 86

Message Number 173332

Re: Post ESWT question for Doctors View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 4/17/05 at 12:34

Thanks for the information. He tried taping but it made it worse. We'll have to check on the boot. Is that something he can wear on both feet at the same time and still walk?

Result number: 87

Message Number 173303

Post ESWT question for Doctors View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 4/16/05 at 14:16

My husband had the procedure on both feet Feb. 3. Took about 6 weeks to see improvement, but it was steadily feeling better. Until Wednesday. He had to stay at work 12 hours and had to stand on the concrete (as opposed to moving around) the latter part of the day. He came home burning like he had a year and a half ago when it began. He's had little relief since. Question...Will one day of over-use undo everything from the surgery? Is it possible it's re-injured and the affects of the surgery have been undone? We don't know what to think now...

Result number: 88

Message Number 173126

Re: Use of ESWT for plantar fasciitis in 15 yr old female/contraindicated? View Thread
Posted by Sharon Z on 4/13/05 at 11:54

I have to agree with Terri's note. I have suffered with PF. I've been seeing Drs for 2 yrs without any result. I was told about ESWT and tried it (out of pocket expense $$$) and it did nothing to alleviate my pain. It has been 3 months and now I am at a point at night that I can not stand on my foot without excruciating pain and loss of balance. Yes, I've done the stretching, icing, rest, etc. which are temporary fixes but not 100%. My activity level is much reduced for I can only tolerate walking for a straight period of time no more than 2 hours. It is very depressing because the pain takes a toll on your whole body and the inability to walk correctly really causes havick on your joints, back, neck, etc. Talk about shoes, forget about wearing stylish shoes or sling backs - not happening any more for me.

Result number: 89

Message Number 173071

Re: What should I do? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 4/12/05 at 17:00

My husband has it in both feet, and had Ossatron on both on Feb. 3. He took 6 weeks off work. Doctor recommended it too. At 6 weeks he had no improvement. (he would have never made it at work, so we were fortunate that he could take the time off.) Possibly even a little worse up to that point. Now, there is some improvement. His surgeon said when it's both feet it can take longer to heal. However, his surgeon did say there are some who will have immediate relief, some that are better after a few weeks, and some that have relief over an extended period of time. My husband is falling in that category, so you never know.

Ossatron is expensive, but even with the improvement he's had it's still been worth it. He's having more good days than he used to (none with NO pain YET...we are trying to stay positive)...but some with lower level pain than before.

Result number: 90

Message Number 172809

Re: Inserts - Anyone Heard of This Before/Doctor's Opinion View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 4/07/05 at 20:08

He has seen some improvement. There wasn't much until after the 6th week or so. He wasn't worse, but wasn't any better. Now he notices that it is longer in the morning before they hurt, and after work they recover much quicker. He seems to be able to walk alot better and longer at work without pain, it's just the standing still that hurts. As the week wears on it gets a little harder on him. But he seems to not have the deep burning pain as often as he used to. (it used to be continuous..standing, walking sitting, whatever). It will flare up occasionally when he's sitting, but he used to have the deep burning pain for hours after work. (he works on concrete 11 hours a day) Sometimes his feet feel better when he's sitting if he leaves his shoes on. He really feels like the soft orthotics have helped as well. We just hope and pray it continues on this way.

Result number: 91

Message Number 172807

Re: Is Shock Wave Therapy successful? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 4/07/05 at 20:01

Ossatron helped my husband, and is continuing to. He had it 9 weeks ago (both feet) and has seen some improvement. He was also told he had a very very severe case so we are not expecting a miracle or an overnight cure.

Jane, my husband had the Ossatron procedure in Tennessee. There are many doctors around that do ESWT in this state, there may even be some that use the Dornier, but none that I know of. Our insurance didn't cover it, and it was more than $1000. But even with the little pain reduction my husband has felt so far, we feel it was worth it.

Result number: 92

Message Number 172803

Re: Inserts - Anyone Heard of This Before/Doctor's Opinion View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 4/07/05 at 19:47

I'm not a doctor, but good move in my opinion. My husband tried Good Feet about 3 months after his PF started. Made him worse. Quite a bit worse. He would definately NOT recommend them. His current doctor (he's had PF since Nov 03) highly recommended he get out of his hard custom made orthotics and get into soft custom made ones. He was unable to tolerate them (too much pain with the change we supposed) until after he had ESWT 9 weeks ago. He's able to wear them now and likes them. He definately recommends custom made orthotics.

Result number: 93

Message Number 172203

Re: More pain after ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 3/30/05 at 16:53

We definately don't consider it a failure if he's feeling even a tiny bit better. And he is.

Result number: 94

Message Number 171982

Re: More pain after ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 3/26/05 at 10:43

Betty, I would give it more time....weeks more. My husband just hit 7 weeks post and although we are hesitant to think it at this point, (he's felt better at times in the past pre-op and then it got worse again), he seems to be a little better. He did seem worse for the first 2-3 weeks. Although he's back to work on concrete (he took 6 1/2 weeks off), he is able to tolerate soft orthotics that his surgeon highly recommended, and before surgery he couldn't tolerate them more than an hour. He is still taking pain medication off and on, but now the medication actually helps and takes it all away at times, when in the past, pain medicine didn't help much at all. It is such a SLOW process for some, including my husband. Don't give up hope just yet.

About the motrin, my husband's doctor told him not to take any anti-inflammatory medication until 6 weeks post-op. The swelling at that point promotes healing. He's taking anti-inflammatory medication now and it does help. My husband's doctor also recommends weigh bearing stretches BAREFOOT. Different than most of what I've read here. But it does seem to be helping my husband.

Result number: 95

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

Result number: 96

Message Number 170056

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







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Message Number 170016

Re: Question for Doctors about orthotics View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/27/05 at 09:07

He originally got the orthotics because of arch pain. I never trusted that doctor because I went to him once for something minor in my foot and he said I needed orthotics. He sold them to everyone. (this is the doctor that told him he needed major reconstructive surgery because of his high arch. 5 others didn't agree.) Anyway, we found out years later from another doctor that my husband probably only needed the right shoe size and probably hadn't needed orthotics. Now that he's worn them so long his feet would start hurting (talking about before PF) if he took them off.

He doesn't have first step morning pain. It takes his feet a little time in the morning to start hurting. Usually once he steps on the concrete at work.

If he takes the orthotics out of his shoes while sitting, his feet sometimes have no pain. If he leaves them in while sitting, his feet will hurt. However, when he gets up to walk without the orthotics, his feet hurt without them....really bad by about the 3rd day.

He has seen 6 doctors and once we heard of TTS he asked one about possibly having it. The doctor examined him, but no tests, and said he didn't have any nerve problem because he didn't have the correct symptoms.

We are second guessing everything these days.

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Message Number 169997

Question for Doctors about orthotics View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/26/05 at 22:07

My husband has had PF since Nov. 03. Had ESWT 3 weeks ago. So far no significant improvement. He has worn hard orthotics for 15 years. His current doctor that did the ESWT suggested soft orthotics. He tried them but the pain was unbearable. The hard ones aren't helping either apparently ,so he's at the point where he's wondering if he should just stop wearing them altogether. It seems that just stopping the orthotics should stretch the plantar fascia. What is your opinion of this?? He will sometimes stop wearing them for a couple of days and it is painful, but he wanted to know that if he could just get through it if it might be better later. I know I've seen on here that orthotics are recommended, but they are doing no good whatsover for him. He had new ones made a couple of months after the initial pain started, so they do fit.

He's tried other over-the-counter inserts, heel cups, taping...everything.

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Message Number 169747

Re: Who Has Had Ossatron and Did It Work? View Thread
Posted by JenniferJuniper on 2/23/05 at 20:31

Yikes. Didn't mean to cause a stir here. Maybe we can hear from more people who have actually used the Ossatron.... Thanks for your info Sharon. Please keep me posted on your husband. This is really my last hope. I have done all other forms of therapy. I just can't get into laots more pain for lots more time. You know how it is.

Jennifer

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Message Number 169746

Re: Who Has Had Ossatron and Did It Work? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/23/05 at 20:03

Thank you. I figured as much.

Jennifer, good luck with what you decide. I do hope it works for you.

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Message Number 169738

Re: Who Has Had Ossatron and Did It Work? View Thread
Posted by John on 2/23/05 at 19:11

Sharon,

If you look at Vince's posts you might come to the conclusion that he either owns United Shockwave or works for them.

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Message Number 169736

Re: Who Has Had Ossatron and Did It Work? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/23/05 at 18:42

Why must you be so negative and who the heck are you anyway? It's hard enough to be positive about this dang condition without you slamming me every time I mention Ossatron. How much are they paying you and why are you allowed to continue to post here?

They do not have providers in my state, we did not have the option AT THIS TIME, and my husband's case was unusual and he had to have sedation, not that it's really any of your business. This will be the last post of yours I will read. Preach on.

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Message Number 169722

Re: Who Has Had Ossatron and Did It Work? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/23/05 at 16:16

Some of us didn't/don't have the option Vince. And some of us are happy with the research we found on Ossatron.

Jennifer, I know I've read some success stories on here, you might try a search or someone may come on and answer. My husband had it 3 weeks ago and while he's a bit better, we aren't sure if it's because of the surgery or being home from work. The "throbbing-burning pain while sitting" (his exact words) seems to be better. But he goes back to work next week. His doctor told him what everyone else on here says, it could take weeks. My husband also has a severe case (according to his surgeon) so we aren't sure what to expect.

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Message Number 169192

Re: Cost range for ESWT View Thread
Posted by Dr. Z on 2/16/05 at 18:41


Sharon,

It really shouldn't cost any more whether a podiatrist performs the ESWT procedure or an orthopedic doctor. It is very important that you use a physician that you trust and have confidence with, and this is something that I see you did. Many people think that ESWT is soooo simple and you should go for the cheapest etc. As you do appreciate, the diagnosis for Plantar fascitis is so important as well as when to use ESWT. Price comparison should be done but just going for the cheap doc instead of who you think is right for the job well there is the old story you get what you pay for.
ESWT takes skill and experience . The nerve block if not done correctly can cause serious, permenant pain. I guess you either get it or don't You sound like someone who gets it

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Message Number 169191

Re: Cost range for ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/16/05 at 18:30

I should also add that we used an orthopedic surgeon. The best in the region actually, so we know it cost a bit more, but he's the most recommended and we trusted him the most. After seeing 3 podiatrists, we liked nothing they had to offer. I'm sure there are great ones out there, but orthopedic surgeons also perform the surgery.

My husband did try one shot per foot, but since it didn't do any good, we didn't pursue it further. It can help in some cases so I've heard, but not in my husband's case.

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Message Number 169175

Re: Cost range for ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/16/05 at 14:59

We paid almost $3000 for both feet for the Ossatron procedure, and had to pre-pay all of it since insurance didn't cover it. That could vary I'm sure depending on your doctor's fee. We may get a little back from the anesthesiologist.

A couple of my husband's doctors (out of the 6 we saw) weren't too fond of the cortizone shots, especially if the first one didn't work, because they do have a risk involved of doing more damage.

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Message Number 168586

Re: ESWT yesterday View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/05/05 at 21:18

Well, this is the first we've heard of the stress fractures, but his pain at this point isn't anything out of the ordinary. It's basically the same pain he was having before the procedure. We did our research and were satisfied with the Ossatron. I guess when you think "surgery" you want quick results, but we've known all along that it most likely wouldn't happen that way. His doctor even told him his was a severe case so we are hoping for whatever improvement he can get.

Another question.....he is taking 3 weeks off from work, and can take an additional 3 if needed. His doctor really suggests to all the patients to take 6 weeks if they can, but my husband is leaning towards 3 at this point. I'm sure the pain may dictate, but how long have some of you taken off work? My husband's job requires working and standing on concrete.

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Message Number 168571

Re: ESWT yesterday View Thread
Posted by Julie on 2/05/05 at 15:49


Yes, Dr Z, Sharon said the procedure was with the Ossatron.
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Message Number 168558

Re: ESWT yesterday View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/05/05 at 12:01

Thank you for the info. He's been icing today. Had to stop the soft orthotics..too much pain. He's in the same pain he was in before the surgery, so obviously he won't be one of those that has immediate relief. He has a long way to go till the 16 weeks are up, but it's still hard not to get discouraged.

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Message Number 168520

ESWT yesterday View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 2/04/05 at 19:11

My husband had the Ossatron procedure yesterday. No pain yesterday of course due to the drugs from the surgery, but today burning as before. The doctor told him some feel better right away, some in a few weeks, and some in a few months, and of course some not at all. Basically the same info we've read here. He's trying to wear his soft orthotics (custom made) that the doctor had recommended he try before doing the surgery, but they hurt him too much then to wear them. He's been wearing hard custom orthotics for years, but he can't decide if perhaps they were part of the reason he never had any relief. His doctor highly recommended soft ones. So he's trying the soft ones now. His doctor said he could use heat and stretch a little, but hoped he'd get to where he didn't need to at all. He's been unable to stretch at all because stretching and the night splints only made it worse, so he's hesitant to stretch now. Has anyone here had the problem with stretching before only to find out that after the procedure it helps?? Any tips as to what to expect now would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Message Number 167716

Re: upcoming ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 1/22/05 at 13:00

Thank you. I had the info but guess had forgotten..found it later. My husband is having both feet done on February 3. All self-pre-pay of course. *smacks Cigna* He is having general anesthesia with blocks as well. I tried to get only an IV sedate but the doctor wanted the general since both feet are being done at once. After $2500 or so what is $400 more?? *heavy sarcasm*

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Message Number 167629

Re: upcoming ESWT View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 1/20/05 at 17:26

Is the Ossatron FDA approved?

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Message Number 167017

Re: Post Surgey Tarsal tunnel View Thread
Posted by Sharon Brown on 1/12/05 at 22:48

I had the surgery for Tarsal Tunnel on December 22, 2004. I was treated as an outpatient and sent home with a half cast (only had the surgery done on the left foot) which covered the bottom of my foor and went up the back of my leg to just about at knee level. I went home with a drain tub which I had to replace when they got 3/4 full. Not too hard to do. I asked my Doctor before the surgery if i would need crutches and he said no. LIE!! But so far things went well. He also said I would need to be off work for about 10 days. Keep my leg propped up on 2 pillows and stay in bed and just be lazy. I went in for first post visit on December 27, 2004 and saw an associate of my Doctor (he was on vacation to CANCOON.) They took out the drain wich was not plasent. It felt like he was pulling somithing from the width of my foot. I got a little nausous, which I never do. The next visit was 7 days later on January 3, 2005. I was supposed to go back to work that day. He wanted me to take another week off and keep my foot elevated. So I did, with out pay. I drive a passenger van for a local service for senior's and the disabled. When I went to my last visit on January 10, 2005, he took out the stitches and cleaned it up. Told me to come back on the 31st and I went back to work. No problem getting up into the van or driving. I have to keep the bandage and wrap on for about 3 more days, then I can wear an elastic brace or use ACE bandage around my ankle. Will let you know what happens when the 31st gets here. I still need to have surgery done on my right foot so that will come later. Since I have to drive, I may have to take an extra week off to be sure I can drive without hurting my foot. So far I have had a great experiance with my surgery. I hope your's goes well also. The key is to stay off your feet and prop up your leg.

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Message Number 166211

Re: when to stop cortisone injections View Thread
Posted by Dr. David S. Wander on 12/27/04 at 14:56

Sharon,

Cortisone, even in small amounts should not be continuously used. Cortisone is a very potent anti-inflammatory and as I previously stated, can weaken or atrophy tissue. My suggestion would be to obtain your records from your doctor (the office may charge you a fee per page for copying your records) and bring your records to a new doctor for his/her review. If the doctor or office questions why you want your records you have 2 options. First, you don't owe them any explanation to obtain your records. The most diplomatic approach would be to state that you have some concerns about your past treatment and therefore would like a second opinion. The office should not give you a hard time, if they do,let me know and I'll give some advice.

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Message Number 166183

Re: when to stop cortisone injections View Thread
Posted by sharon j on 12/27/04 at 09:41

i called first thing this morning and the woman who answers the phone said there was a small amount of cortisone in the shot but it was mostly an anti-inflamatory. what do i do? should i get a second opinion???

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Message Number 166150

Re: when to stop cortisone injections View Thread
Posted by sharon j on 12/26/04 at 10:11

thank you for your quick responce. i will call the office first thing monday and find out exactly what he is giving me, but i'm quite sure he said cortizone shots. he has definately used the term steroids and i can swear he has said corizone before. is there any chance he could have been giving me such small doses that it would be different?

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Message Number 166076

Re: when to stop cortisone injections View Thread
Posted by Dr. David S. Wander on 12/24/04 at 08:51

Sharon, I hope that you're kidding. It is pretty well established that no more than 3 cortisone shots should be given in one area over a one year time span. Multiple shots of cortisone can weaken and atrophy tissue and cause more harm than good. Please make sure that your doctor is using cortisone and not simply using an anesthetic or sclerosing agent. If he/she is really using cortisone and has given you 7 cortisone injections over 7 weeks, I would RUN out of that office and never go back. That much cortisone over a short period is not the standard of care.

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Message Number 166068

when to stop cortizone injections View Thread
Posted by sharon j on 12/24/04 at 00:42

my doctor said we could do as many as twelve injections of cortizone (one a week). is that the reccomended amount? i had seven shots, didn't feel that much better and then got nervous about the shots themselves and the side effects. when do you say enough is enough? thanks, sharon

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Message Number 165229

Re: Nice looking shoes for orthotics View Thread
Posted by Sharon C on 12/05/04 at 18:23

If you suffer with heel pain, heel spurs or plantar faciitis, you need to do yourself and your feet a big favor and try these New shoe cushions. There is nothing on the market like them and they are called "HeelBillys" and are not sold in stores.
Having suffered with heel spurs/ plantar faciitis myself, I know what it feels like not to be able to get our of bed and walk to the bathroom in the morning without foot/heel pain. I know what it feels like to try to find one pair of shoes that may not hurt your feet as much as the others. I know what it feels like to be over weight and not to be able to walk through a shopping mall or jog or walk the dog, without your heel hurting and I know what it feels like to drive my car for any length of time and to have my heels hurt when I get out and put them on the ground or to try to walk on my toes to avoid the heel pain.
The pain from a heel spur or plantar faciitis is horrible and unless you have experienced it, it is really hard to describe to another person. You really don't know how important your feet are until you have experienced this pain and the inability to walk across a room without foot pain, or to get up and walk without foot pain, after sitting for even short periods of time.
I know all about the taping of the feet, the stretching, the night splints, the shots, the ice and the surgery, and I am not knocking the traditional treatments, but I have found something new and non traditional that really has helped me 100% and I believe it can help others too.
It is called the "Heelbilly" , it is made of a special soft foam, shaped to fit and conform, inside your shoe and under your heel. They appear tall, but your weight will press them into your shoe where they won't be seen. They put so much distance between my heel and the sole of my shoe, that it feels like I am walking on a soft pillow and I don't feel any heel or foot pain. Even though I only have a problem with my left heel, I put them into both shoes for balance.
I weigh over 200 pounds and I have been wearing 1 pair for 1 months and they are still working like new. They do have to be changed usually, every 3 to 6 weeks, depending on whether you are over weight and how often you wear them. It is a must for me to put them in my house shoes and to have more than one pair because after you wear them so long, they conform to your shoe and once they get comfortable, you won't want to keep removing them to put them in different shoes.
A good shoe insert can cost $600.00 and most of them I am told do not even work well. All I can say is that these have worked 100% for me and this is the only thing I can guarantee .
I really believe you owe it to yourself for $10.00, to try them. Take it from someone who knows about heel spurs and plantar faciitis, you have nothing to lose but pain.
I certainly loose mine when I wear them, and I don't leave home without my Heelbillys.
Also I would like you to know that after wearing them for 1 month, my heels feel like they are getting better on their own.

They can be purchased on “ebay.com” by searching under the keyword “heelbillys”.
You can also read about them there and see a picture of them. If you wish to purchase them via a check or money order, you can send an e-mail to ; heelbillys@aol.com.

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Message Number 165228

Heel Spurs/Plantar Faciitis View Thread
Posted by Sharon C on 12/05/04 at 18:23

If you suffer with heel pain, heel spurs or plantar faciitis, you need to do yourself and your feet a big favor and try these New shoe cushions. There is nothing on the market like them and they are called "HeelBillys" and are not sold in stores.
Having suffered with heel spurs/ plantar faciitis myself, I know what it feels like not to be able to get our of bed and walk to the bathroom in the morning without foot/heel pain. I know what it feels like to try to find one pair of shoes that may not hurt your feet as much as the others. I know what it feels like to be over weight and not to be able to walk through a shopping mall or jog or walk the dog, without your heel hurting and I know what it feels like to drive my car for any length of time and to have my heels hurt when I get out and put them on the ground or to try to walk on my toes to avoid the heel pain.
The pain from a heel spur or plantar faciitis is horrible and unless you have experienced it, it is really hard to describe to another person. You really don't know how important your feet are until you have experienced this pain and the inability to walk across a room without foot pain, or to get up and walk without foot pain, after sitting for even short periods of time.
I know all about the taping of the feet, the stretching, the night splints, the shots, the ice and the surgery, and I am not knocking the traditional treatments, but I have found something new and non traditional that really has helped me 100% and I believe it can help others too.
It is called the "Heelbilly" , it is made of a special soft foam, shaped to fit and conform, inside your shoe and under your heel. They appear tall, but your weight will press them into your shoe where they won't be seen. They put so much distance between my heel and the sole of my shoe, that it feels like I am walking on a soft pillow and I don't feel any heel or foot pain. Even though I only have a problem with my left heel, I put them into both shoes for balance.
I weigh over 200 pounds and I have been wearing 1 pair for 1 months and they are still working like new. They do have to be changed usually, every 3 to 6 weeks, depending on whether you are over weight and how often you wear them. It is a must for me to put them in my house shoes and to have more than one pair because after you wear them so long, they conform to your shoe and once they get comfortable, you won't want to keep removing them to put them in different shoes.
A good shoe insert can cost $600.00 and most of them I am told do not even work well. All I can say is that these have worked 100% for me and this is the only thing I can guarantee .
I really believe you owe it to yourself for $10.00, to try them. Take it from someone who knows about heel spurs and plantar faciitis, you have nothing to lose but pain.
I certainly loose mine when I wear them, and I don't leave home without my Heelbillys.
Also I would like you to know that after wearing them for 1 month, my heels feel like they are getting better on their own.

They can be purchased on “ebay.com” by searching under the keyword “heelbillys”.
You can also read about them there and see a picture of them. If you wish to purchase them via a check or money order, you can send an e-mail to ; heelbillys@aol.com.

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Message Number 165107

Re: Holiday Traditions View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 12/03/04 at 00:27

Kathy in Ky - I have read some of Sharon McCrumb and enjoy her mysteries and the setting. Thank you for the recommendation. Yes, I love Jean Ritchie. Are you familiar with her CD that is called (I think) "Appalachian Christmas"?

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Message Number 165094

Re: Holiday Traditions View Thread
Posted by Kathy in Ky on 12/02/04 at 16:02

Dorothy- If you like Jean Ritchie music, you have to read the book THE SONGCATCHER by Sharon McCrumb. (Scotch-Irish & Applachian setting) As for Christmas traditions, I'll post that over the weekend- long day for tired feet & I'm going to take a nap!

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Message Number 164920

Shoe Inserts For heel pain View Thread
Posted by Sharon C on 11/29/04 at 21:13

If you suffer with heel spurs or plantar faciitis, you need to do yourself and your feet a big favor and try these new shoe cushions. They are new and are called 'Heel Pillows"
Having suffered with heel spurs and plantar faciitis myself, I know what it feels like not to be able to walk on your heels in the morning. I know what it feels like to try to find one pair of shoes that may not hurt your feet as much as the others. I know what it feels like to be over weight and not to be able to walk through a shopping mall without your feet hurting. The pain from a heel spur or plantar faciitis is debilitating and unless you have experienced it, it is really hard to describe to another person. Your really don't know how important your feet are until you have experienced this pain and the inability to walk across the room in the morning or to get up and walk after sitting for even short periods of time.
I know all about the taping of the feet, the stretching, the night splits, the shots, the ice and the surgery, but I have found something that really helped me 100% and I am sure it can help you.
It is called the 'Heel Pillow" because it is soft foam, shaped to fit and conform, inside your shoe and under your heel. It feels like I am walking on a pillow and I don't feel any heel or foot pain. I weigh over 200 pounds and I have been wearing 1 pair for 1 months and they are still working like new. They do have to be changed usually, every 3 to 6 weeks, depending on your weight and how often you wear them. It is a must for me to put them in my house shoes and to have more than one pair because after you wear them so long, they conform to your shoe and once they get comfortable, you won't want to keep removing them to put them in different shoes.
A good shoe insert can cost $600.00 and most of them I am told do not even work. All I can say is that these have worked 100%^ for me and I believe they will work for you. You owe it to yourself for $15.00, to try them. Take it from someone who knows about heel spurs and plantarfaciitis, you have nothing to lose but foot pain.
I certainly lost mine and I don't leave home without my heel pillows. Also I would like you to know that after wearing them for 1 month, my feet are getting better on their own.

They are listed on "ebay.com" under "Heel Spurs"

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Message Number 164919

Re: Acupuncture View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 11/29/04 at 21:12

Unfortunately, accupuncture did not work for me. I had treatments twice a week for about a month. During the treatment time I also stayed off my feet as much as possible to try to give the accupuncture the best chance I could to be effective. When I went back to a more ambulatory schedule, the pain came on fairly quickly.

I am pleased to say that I have recently tried a type of shoe that has essentially eliminated the numbness and pain. See the comments I posted earlier today (11/29) under the title of "Chaco Sandals Have Taken the Pain Away." I don't know if it will work for others but I am thrilled with what these shoes have done for me.

My TTS also started out with numbness in one big toe that I experienced anytime I would walk more than a couple of blocks. Over a period of about three months, it got worse and my other big toe started experiencing numbness. I kept thinking it would go away, and didn't consult my doctor until the numbness developed into considerable pain.

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Message Number 164848

CHACO Sandals Have Taken the Pain Away. View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 11/29/04 at 09:20

It works for me!! I want to share my experience and hope others find the Chaco sandal to be successful for them.

I have finally found shoes that actually made my TTS pain go away.
After two years of ever increasing pain and several non-surgical medical attempts to stop the problem, I was scheduled for foot surgery. Four days before the surgery I decided that the potential of a non-successful outcome, the long recovery time, and the scarring were risks I didn't want to take. I had already tried several other procedures, including orthotics, accupuncture, and 6 weeks in a 'toe to knee' cast for each foot.

In February, 2004 I was really concerned about my inability to walk further than a one block distance. I had made long-standing plans for a first-time-ever cruise with my three lifelong friends. I started to desperately search for some sandals that might allow me to walk-about a little on the upcoming cruise. The Birkenstocks that I had purchased several months earlier just weren't helping at all. I went to a shoe store nearby that was relatively new (in the "Village" area near Rice University in Houston, TX). The store name gave me some hope, "European Walking Store." I went through the store's assortment of sandals and found a pair that were fairly comfortable. I looked around the store one final time and saw some black sandals that I hadn't noticed before. The arch support felt good and I got really excited. From the minute I put on the Chaco sandals I knew that those shoes were meant for me. Chaco, in Colorado, makes these hiking sandals as well as hiking boots.

I bought the shoes, wore them the whole seven days of the cruise and did a lot of walking. I continued to wear them exclusively when I got home from the cruise. I was extremely careful about putting on the sandals the minute I got out of bed and kept them on until I got into bed for the night. It was too painful to walk around the house in bare feet. As I wore them over the next couple of months I started to get a little lax about immediately putting them on in the morning. To my surprise, I realized that there was no electrical shock of shooting pain as I walked across my hard tiled floor.

I've worn the Chaco sandals for ten months now and rarely experience even any numbness. The exception is a tiny bit of numbness in my big toe after I've gone for a long walk of about 40 minutes.

Recently I bought another pair of Chaco sandals with pretty, blue straps. I switch back and forth in wearing the two pairs. There are a few different styles (for men and women) and 4 or 5 different designs and colors for the straps. I bought the style that has a back strap and no toe strap. The strap simply criss-crosses my foot two times.

The sole on the Chacos is thick enough and has the right amount of "give" to make for a comfortable walking surface. The sandal straps are made of a tough woven fabric and can be adjusted to perfectly fit any foot. The sandals are completely washable and mine have remained in good condition for ten months. My sandals cost about $90 and its one of the best investments I've made. I don't know how widespread the company's distribution is and I haven't checked to see if there is a company website.

I have come across 6-8 people who have noticed my Chaco sandals and then pointed out that they were wearing them also. Everyone has exclaimed about the incredible comfort of the sandal.

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Message Number 164774

Re: Merry Thanksgiving to you Bev! View Thread
Posted by Bev on 11/27/04 at 17:30

Marie,
A family portrait in the snow would be so pretty , maybe you could post it for us to see. I got a picture of Sharon and Gary when they took us out to dinner in Texas last week :) We were in Dallas for 6 days for a church conference and Sharon and Gary came up from Waco and took us out to a great dinner and we had such a nice time, they were so gracious to us:)) We meet such wonderful people from the board:)
Have you gotten your house and museum decorated already Marie? Last year your pictures were so beautiful , are you going to post them again this year ? One year that we go to my sisters for Christmas we need to stop by there and see your decorations and the museum on the way down . We were going to go this year, however all of the children decided to come here for Christmas so we have to stay home --- maybe next year. Have a lovely holiday :) Bev

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Message Number 164739

Re: $10.00 shoe insert and I can walk without pain again View Thread
Posted by Julie on 11/26/04 at 09:13


Linda

Sharon is obviously not reading the board now, or she would have replied to Lynn's question. Why don't you email her? Her email address is at the foot of her post.

Alternatively, you could try the Superfeet inserts that are for sale on this website (see "Products" at the top of the home page) or the Powerstep inserts that Dr Z recommends. Both are relatively cheap, though not quite as cheap as $10.
.

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Message Number 164464

Re: $10.00 shoe insert and I can walk without pain again View Thread
Posted by Lynn F. on 11/20/04 at 23:55

Sharon - Can you provide the name of the inserts? I'd like to check them out. Thanks.

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Message Number 164457

$10.00 shoe insert and I can walk without pain again View Thread
Posted by Sharon C on 11/20/04 at 19:50

I had plantar fasciitis and a heel spur. I found a wonderful cheap insert just for the heel ($10.00) that I keep in my house shoes and my street shoes (I don't walk in or out of the house without them).

I have been wearing them for 3 weeks and even though my foot is not totally healed, I can tell it is healing itself because when I walk barefoot (even in the morning) for a short period of time just to see how my feet are doing, I noticed that my feet don't hurt like they used to. Before using them, I could not walk in the moring without pain. I am going to keep wearing them longer, however, because I can tell my feet are getting better without medication or surgery just by taking the pressure off them. I am over weighte also.

These are wonderful inserts and only cost $10.00 to try them.
aatimes@aol.com

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Re: April! View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 11/11/04 at 22:03

So sorry to hear of your problems, my husband has gone thru this for months with no relief. Wish I could help you.

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Re: Night Splints View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 10/31/04 at 07:23

He has them on basically without tension at all. He said they hurt worse in the morning, but as the day went on he felt like he saw a little improvement (over not wearing them.) He's still trying them out thinking that perhaps he is SO tight it might be causing a bit of pain at first. He'd stopped stretching at all for a few months because it was hurting worse. We're hoping the soft orthotics help as well.

As far as shoes, he has Nike Shox, Brooks and some boots with the heel elevated. At this point his New Balance are feeling better because they are flatter and keeping his foot stretched. Should he be wearing a heel that's elevated or not? (this is where the doctors have all told him different things.)

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Night Splints View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 10/28/04 at 17:58

My husband went to his 5th doctor today....one year anniversary of PF coming up next month.

He's trying night splints now but had a question. Has it made anyone else have more pain before it helped? This doctor told him the rigid orthotics were not good for him and he's getting soft ones made. He also has anterior cavus which the doctor said can make him more prone to PF.

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Re: Sharon..forgot to tell you View Thread
Posted by Sharon G on 10/22/04 at 12:16

Agreed, Linda. Sounds like we got two out of the same mold. This week he started taking over more of my duties, anything that required prolonged standing. Sure helps and I am sure it is so very difficult for those who don't have that kind of support or have to work long hours on their feet. It makes my eyes water to think of the pain!!!

Thanks to Dorothy, Rose and John for their input. I can't believe that my husband nor I ever heard of this malady. We are amazed at how many people seem to be afflicted with PF, the variety of treatments and what would appear to be an inability of the medical profession to identify the proper combination for so many.

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Re: Sharon..forgot to tell you View Thread
Posted by john h on 10/22/04 at 10:04

For the past two weeks I have not been using orthotics other than when do formal walking on a track. I do not think I am any better or worse but time will tell.

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Message Number 161951

Re: Sharon..forgot to tell you View Thread
Posted by Rose Moore on 10/21/04 at 22:56

I would just like to tell all of you thank you for your wonderful posts and support for each other here.

I have been doing weight bearing stretches for 3 years without much relief. I am going to try the other suggestions here on these boards! I am also a nurse; I work in a Cath Lab, and take call, so sometimes I am on my feet 15-17 hrs a day. Unfortunately, I cannot take time off work, as my hubbie is medically retired, and I'm the main wage earner. I was on Vioxx for 2 years which helped, but came off of it in August as it started to elevate my BP, and cause swelling in my legs. Celebrex/Bextra don't work at all.

So I'm reading posts here to get some suggestions to help me take better care of my feet, and you all have wonderful suggestions!

Thank you all !
Rose

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Re: Sharon..forgot to tell you View Thread
Posted by Linda V on 10/21/04 at 18:56

I did invest in custom orthotics..not sure I like them better than the over the counter green superfeet. But also, I DO the towel stretch after the over the knee toe pull....my morning routine takes almost 30 minutes before i get out of bed,but i truly believe it is helping me with my journey into remission .i am SO lucky to have a wonderful hubby who brings me in a cup of coffee so i can take my time with my routine. He is willing to do all he can so we can resume our active life of power walking and bike riding. Lucky me to have such a great guy!

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Re: Effectiveness of stretching View Thread
Posted by Linda V on 10/21/04 at 18:21

Sharon,
Money is tight with me. I would have loved to tried the Stassburg Sox or night splints, but I can't afford to spend money with stuff that might or might not help, so I am only doing mostly freebie-stuff right now. If i find the need to invest in other products, i will...but since there are SO many out there, and SO many dollars can be tied up in it..i am being conservative in what i spend my money on. i have not been working due to PF...no way can my feet tolerate a 12 shift of a busy nurse running around on tile over concrete floors. I miss the work, and i sorely miss the money, but i would rather take a year off and heal my feet than push it.
Does PF heal? you would get a lot of different answers to this, because everyones case and degree of injury and healing are different. For me, I am thinking i can get it into REMISSION..but would always be a candidate for further problems. So i will always continue to keep my calves and achilles stretched, wear my inserts, wear good support sneakers, and be careful.
Do a search for Julies Yoga on this site. I think her stuff is very helpful. I truly believe the first thing in the morning stuff i do is the most important to my healing. I believe that a good blood flow to the afflicted areas is very important to supplying oxygen to the tissues, and i feel much better when i vigorously massage or sit in my hot tub and let those nice warm jets open up the muscles.
Above all, be patient. This problem did not occur overnite, and will not resolve overnite. This website is a wonderful thing as you can learn so much from so many caring people. Good luck. Keep in touch and let us know your progress.

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Re: Effectiveness of stretching View Thread
Posted by Sharon G on 10/21/04 at 17:08

Thanks. The weight-baring stair stretches are preciously what the doctor prescribed. The majority of the exercises are those. Towel sounds easier. Thanks for sharing your experience . . . learned the hard way I am sure. Is complete healing of PF feasable? If so, is there any guide line for how long it takes? Thanks again

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Message Number 161920

Re: Effectiveness of stretching View Thread
Posted by Sharon G on 10/21/04 at 17:06

Thanks for the tips. Because I was getting no relief, I have been pressing the envelope and probably have made things worse. I had backed off the last serveral days and started reading on the Internet. Just from this message board I know that I have a lot to learn. I have been most impressed with the incredible array of products and treatments and the need to find your own particular mix. Being a novice at this, I would like to follow up with a couple of questions. When you refer to wall stretches, are you referring to the Achilles tendon stretch? I haven't purchased anything but insoles but am researching all the products. In the meantime, it occurred to me that if I step down in the morning and force those first few minutes of painful walking, I am only making matters worse. Really liked your morning warmup. This morning, I did a Dr. Scholl foot spa session before taking my first step . . . warm water. Any thoughts about the advisability of that? What about night socks vs. night splints? Finally, is "healing" an unknown quantity in the world of PF or is it possible? Hope I am not imposing with these questions, but you tweeked my curiosity.

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Effectiveness of stretching View Thread
Posted by Sharon G on 10/21/04 at 14:22

I have had PF for 6 months now. The second doctor I went to in June prescribed insoles and stretching exercises. After about two months I called him and asked if I should be having some improvement. He said yes but that there were 10% of patients with PF that it took 6 months for the exercises to work. That does not seem to reflect what I am reading on this message board. Is this y'all's experience?

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Message Number 161804

Night Splints in Costa Rica View Thread
Posted by ticaslick on 10/19/04 at 17:11

I am currently living in Costa Rica. Have been to two of the top orthopedic doctors with PF initially in both feet most probably from daily walking 5 kms. on very steep hills. First doctor ended up giving me a shot in both heels. That remedied the right foot but not the left so he gave me another shot within two weeks. Only lasted 48 hours. Went to the other doctor who said, "Forget the shots," your legs turn in so you need insoles and stretching exercises. That was in June and no real improvement since. Decided to go online and for the first time really understood what PF is. Noticed lots of comments about night splints, so I started sleeping in my tennis shoes, placing them against a board at the end of the bed. Presto!! It worked. Have had marked improvement but am concerned that this primitive solution may cause other problems. No night splints are available in Costa Rica. I see a wide variety. Could someone give me some feedback on which are the best and why; what I should be looking for; sites????? Thanks, Sharon

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Re: Question for the Dr.'s about PF View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/24/04 at 15:28

My husband is home from work today with the pain so bad he cannot walk. We are seeing a sports injury orthopedic surgeon in the morning and are asking about the nerve conduction test. We may end up seeing specialists 4 hours away. Thanks for your information.

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Message Number 158607

Re: Question for the Dr.'s about PF View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/24/04 at 05:33

It does hurt non-stop when he is at work (concrete) usually whether he is sitting or standing. Sometimes it eases off when he is at home with his feet up, sometimes it still burns, although not as bad as when on the concrete.

Would we see a neurologist or a sports injury specialist for something like this?

Thank you for the information.

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Message Number 158599

Re: Question for the Dr.'s about PF View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 8/23/04 at 22:01

Sharon:
When you say 'constantly," I assume that the pain is present irrespective of time of day or activity level. If so, I would be considering entrapment of the medial calcaneal nerve.
Ed

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Message Number 158588

Re: Question for the Dr.'s about PF View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/23/04 at 15:09

I also wanted to add...my husband's pain is a burning pain in his heels. Constantly "on fire" as he calls it. We are still skeptical that it is PF.

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Message Number 158587

Question for the Dr.'s about PF View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/23/04 at 15:02

My husband saw his fourth doctor last week. She told him that his orthotics (he's had this pair since March, worn them before that for about 10 years) didn't fit his arch well and that he needed new ones with more support. She said that him having the cortisone shot, inflammatory medication, icing, etc. in the past wouldn't work if he didn't have the proper arch support. She thinks he should have new ones made that fit better. Could this be a solution?

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Message Number 158586

Re: plantar facitiis View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/23/04 at 14:56

My husband just went to his FOURTH doctor (after hearing 3 different treatment plans) and she told him not to stretch while it is hurting and inflammed. She said it would make it worse, and to wait until it is healed to stretch to prevent it from coming back.

Two other doctors did tell him to stretch, so I'd love to know what others have been told.

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Message Number 157989

Re: Why not choose surgery? View Thread
Posted by LARA on 8/15/04 at 14:28

Why not choose surgery?

1. All surgery has risks, but any surgery below the knee is more risky because the blood flow isn't as good as elsewhere in the body. Thus, any surgery on the foot should be considered more carefully. I had an orthopedic surgeon who really didn't know TTS tell me that if I could have a nice life without surgery, she wouldn't recommend surgery on the feet - it's just more difficult.

2. Surgery can cause scar tissue - which can cause TTS if you didn't already have it.

3. TTS is relatively recent in the history of medicine (first one in the 60's I believe). They are still learning the best cut to make, how far to go, who is a good candidate, etc. Several years ago I went to the local med school library to look up stuff. I went to the wall with orthopedic texts and found a HUGE book (probably about 8x/11 and 3 inches thick) on Feet and Ankles. There was about 1-1/2 columns on TTS. So there isn't a lot going on in med school across the board (I'm sure there are exceptions) about TTS.

4. Sharon (a prior frequent and very helpful poster, and nurse) once posted something about the statistics related to TTS. She herself had had surgery - after everything else failed - and did the research before deciding. As best I remember (and perhaps one of the doctors can correct me) she said most people where helped (not necessarily cured) by surgery. HOWEVER, about 10-15% were no better off and about 10% were worse off. Even those people who were helped had a long convalescence that interrupted having a normal life (driving, running after kids, etc) so it depends on your families obligations and resources sometimes whether you can even consider the idea.

One way to improve the odds is probably to go to someone who KNOWS Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (a lot of doctors don't, including some doing research on TTS - one guy I went to who was doing research on TTS surgery was more interested (IMnever-to-beHO) in researching TTS surgery than in understanding the syndrome and how to best treat it). Among the several doctors I have visited I have been told it was Plantar Fascities, the first sign of diabetes (my blood tests were negative for diabetes) and it was in my head (2 different doctors - one is the TTS surgery researcher! - saying it about how I described my compression stockings working , not about having TTS)


The above among the reasons why most of us will say don't try it until all the other stuff doesn't work.

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Message Number 157935

Re: Question about PF View Thread
Posted by Julie on 8/15/04 at 02:49


Sharon, I'm not a doctor, so these are just some thoughts from a former PF sufferer who has learned an awful lot about it from four years of reading and "talking" to people at this website.

The first thing you and your husband should do is read the heel pain book (click on the link here or at the top of the page) for an overview of the condition, its causes and treatment options.

One of the main causative factors is a job that requires a person to stand all day - and the concrete surface is the worst of surfaces to stand on. You don't say what your husband's work is, but the first thing to look at is possible options for changing to duties that would allow him to sit so that his feet can heal. Whatever else he does, he is going to find it very difficult to get rid of PF if he is on his feet on concrete all day.

Perhaps the orthotics had something to do with it: if they were old and worn they wouldn't have been doing their job of correcting whatever his biomechanical abnormalities are. But I would guess that his job has been the main factor.

Are you sure that his new orthotics were correctly casted and made? If not, they could be contributing to his present problems.

What stretching is he doing? Many doctors still recommend the wall stretch and other weight-bearing stretches, which aren't appropriate for most people with PF. They are meant to stretch the calf muscles, and they do, but because the plantar fascia is the end point of the calf/achilles/fascia continuum, they put additional strain on the fascia at its insertion point, where the inflammation is, and worsen the condition. Non-weightbearing exercise is better.

You are certainly not alone. PF is extremely common: I seem to remember reading that a million new cases a year are diagnosed. Your husband has not had it for that long, so the prognosis is good (the longer you have it the harder it is to treat) - especially if he can get off his feet and into a sitting job, at least for a few months so that he can heal.
.

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Message Number 157885

Re: nike air shox TL any good? View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/14/04 at 17:28

My husband's doctor recommended Shox and he tried them. They didn't help him at all since they kept the heel up and didn't let it stretch. He's back to his New Balance (one size up from what he was wearing) and they feel a bit better, although he still has a lot of pain. He's also tried boots and he switches back and forth between them.

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Question about PF View Thread
Posted by Sharon B. on 8/14/04 at 17:25

My husband has PF. (symptoms since November, horrible pain since January.) Or at least we think he does. He's been to two podiatrists (several times each) and one orthopedic surgeon. The first podiatrist gave him new orthotics (he had been wearing the same ones for about 10 years) and told him NOT to stretch, but to wear shoes that lift his heel. Told him he has short heels. The second podiatrist told him to stretch, ice, wear the orthotics he has if they feel good and try the cortisone shots. (those didn't work.) The surgeon said he'd had the same thing himself for about 6 months, didn't recommend surgery, told him to stretch religiously and to stop wearing the orthotics if he couldn't tell if they helped or not. So, we feel like we are on our own here. He's been stretching and icing about 3 months now, and for a couple of weeks it was feeling a bit better, but now it's back in full force. We are trying herbal treatments but those don't seem to be working either. He is on his feet all day on concrete, so he feels like they will never get the opportunity to heal. He had hernia surgery a few months ago and was off his feet about three weeks, and had no pain. He's beginning to wonder if the old orthotics may have caused it since they really didn't fit his feet by the time he got new ones.

We are at a loss as to what to do now. Would you have any suggestions? His pain is all day every day, not just in the morning or after walking awhile.

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Message Number 156510

Re: Questions about after ESTW View Thread
Posted by sharon k on 7/30/04 at 08:27

if insurance will not pre cert procedure how much is cost out of pocket

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Just had ESWT done Monday View Thread
Posted by Sharon on 7/29/04 at 18:43

Have not had alot of pain yet, what did they tell you to do after surgery & how long to be careful???

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Message Number 156212

Re: ScottR View Thread
Posted by SharonB on 7/24/04 at 18:04

Your comment about Barb L. is right on. She sent me e-mail regarding an alternative medicine called Growth Hormone. Cost for a 20 ml bottle was $85.00! She contacted me under another e-mail name (eaglea@juno.com and Barbl@ecowboy.com) If there was proof that it worked, maybe I'ed buy it, but I can't afford more junk.

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Message Number 156071

Re: That bug did a number on my leg View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 7/22/04 at 15:22

John H - I just wrote a long post in response to the second part of your post (France question). I hit a wrong button and lost it all. I don't have the energy right now to recreate it but maybe later. I will just say this:
It was actually Ariel Sharon, Israel's P.M. who said that (French Jews should leave France and go to Israel) because of rising number of incidents of anti-Semitic acts in France (desecration of synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, grave markers). He was criticised by French Jews, by French govt spokespeople and by Israelis for his comments - although not 100% of any group. Overt anti-Semitism in France has risen in recent years and it has accompanied a growing population of (mostly North African) Muslims. Crime in France in general has risen dramatically along with housing projects for the huge influx of immigrants (legal and illegal) from Africa and largely North Africa. Many young, unoccupied, unassimilated, poor, uneducated Africans from a Muslim background living on the fringes of French cities, largely Paris but not only, are forming gangs and adopting the dress and other patterns of African-American "gangsta"/rap 'culture'. France, of course, has its own home-grown long history of anti-Semitism - as does every country in Europe, regardless of which side they were on in WWII, as does the U.S., although not as violently expressed as Europe's. Israel and France (Sharon particularly) are in a lot of tension - France's support for Iran, for example, as well as the rise in anti-Semitic acts in France, and so on....
All very complex and convulated. But France has its internal problems that are not improving yet...
Who knows what all of Sharon's motives were for saying that. Probably one of them was genuine concern for Jewish safety in France, but he and Israel have unfathomable internal problems (even beyond the Palestinian issues), including population, immigration, employment etc etc etc etc.

Well, this post turned out to be long, too, but not as articulate as the lost one...(the one that got away is always bigger and better!)

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Message Number 155991

Re: TTS Surgery? View Thread
Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 7/21/04 at 14:27

Sharon:
There are advantages and disadvantages to doing both at the same time. The advantage is that you get everything over with. The disadvantage is that it is hard to get around and you may need extra help with activities of everyday life.
Ed

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Message Number 155912

TTS Surgery? View Thread
Posted by SharonB on 7/20/04 at 10:51

I was diagnosed with Bi-lateral TTS about ten years ago and suffered with the pain since. Treatments helped for a little while. I have recently been seeing a Foot specialist. He had me get another EMG. I had 3-4 of the injections in the ankle which helped a little. I now have the same diagnosis with nerve damage. My Dr. wants to operate on both feet at the same time. I am having a problem with the time it will take to be able to get back on my feet and be able to work. My Dr. said I would be off work for ten days. From what I have been reading about others who have had this surgery, they took 3-4 months to heal. I drive for a living (transporting people) and need to be able to get up into a 1-ton van. If I can't get in and out of the van, I may not be allowed to come back to work. Can I get a disability status for this and be able to have time to heal? I have HMO insurance and no AFLAC insurance. I could get the AFLAC, but I would have to be paying into it for a year befor they would cover a pre-existing condition. Do you have any suggestions?

Please e-mail me at: SharonB10@comcast.net

You may want to post your answer on the site for others.

Thank you for any information you can give me.

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Message Number 155622

marie View Thread
Posted by Marty from SLC on 7/16/04 at 15:03

marie i have lost Sharon email address please email it to me.

marty###@###apm-mfg#####.com (take out the ###)


Thanks,

Marty

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Message Number 154850

Re: Tarsal Tunnel Release surgery success rates odds Survey......... View Thread
Posted by SharonB on 7/08/04 at 10:51

I was diagnose with bilateral tarsal tunnel about 10 years ago. My Dr. then did not know anything about it. He sent me to an orthopedic surgen, and he could not find anything in the bone structures to be causing the pain. So I suffered for the past ten years. My new Dr. sent me to a food specialist. He has recommended surgery since the new EMG confirms the tarsal tunnel. I also have damage to my nerves. He has not said what the rate of sucess is. He tells me I will be off work for about 10 days. I drive for a livig and can not afford to be off for a longer period. From what I am reading from others who have had this surgery done it does not look to promicing. My Dr. wants to do both feet. Maybe I should only do one at a time. If any one wants to send me e-mail on their experiences please do. SharonB10@comcast.net Thanks for any advice.

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Message Number 154680

Re: For those in previouse post - Is PT the key ??? View Thread
Posted by marie on 7/06/04 at 20:33

PS: Sharon saids "Hi". She doesn't have your email address and would like to send you a note if you don't mind sharing it with me.

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Message Number 154057

Re: Tarsal Tunnel Release surgery success rates odds Survey......... View Thread
Posted by LARA on 6/27/04 at 20:36

Sharon used to be on the board alot and was/is very knowledgeable. She once wrote a post on this question. As best I remember what she wrote, she took information from doctors, and also information from posters on this post - taking into account that people on this board tend to be worse off than the average TTS who was treated and went on with life.

As best I remember she said MOST people (like 70 or 80%, not anything close to 95% or higher) were better off eventually. Some reasonably cured, some better off, some better off for awhile (months, years.)

Some people were no better, no worse - after the recuperation period which is fairly lengthy for feet in general.

About 10% people were worse off.

It's also my impression, don't know if I got this from Sharon, but success is more likely if the cause is known before going in, and the cause is known to be something that can be removed (e.g. if a mass can be found and removed). I don't remember the post, it was several months, maybe a year or two ago. You might try a search. She is very knowledgeable.

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Message Number 153799

Re: Haglund's with bony bump- Achilles Tendonitis Surgery View Thread
Posted by sharon K. on 6/23/04 at 21:25

I had my surgery last November and am still having major problems.
I went for a MRI of my (feet) and there are problems with the achillies tendons of course. I have been in every type of boot and cast and shoe, physical therapy and massage therapy but nothing has helped. The appt to find out all the bad news is tomorrow at 8:00Am
I would suggest that they do an MRI on you to see what is going on in there now before it is 7 months later like me and looking at another surgery and cast's on both my feet again.

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Message Number 153424

Re: Does this sound like Tarsal Tunnel...Help Please!!! View Thread
Posted by LARA on 6/18/04 at 15:46

-- Most here will concur, not all but most that conservative treatments don’t help with tts, I might here about the last statement. LOL


You must be a psychic. I might agree that most conservative treatments haven't helped people on this board, although my impression is that most of the people on this board have been helped by conservative treatments - or at least treatments short of surgery. However, I think most people with TTS are benefitted by conservative treatments - and then they don't come to this board but move on with life.

It's also my understanding, from remembering a post by Sharon which was not contradicted by the doctors, that most people are helped (which is not the same as cured) by surgery. ARound 70% - after a long recuperation period. If there is an identifiable mass that can be removed chances go up. About 20% are no worse off - after the recuperation period. About 10% are worse. Those kinds of odds have many of us choosing varying levels of treatments short of surgery.

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Message Number 153123

Re: tts release and pf surgery oct 2002 View Thread
Posted by marie on 6/15/04 at 17:06

You don't have to be alone with this. We're always here for you Marty. Have you tried elavil? I'll see if I can get Sharon to help you out. She always knows the right thing to do.

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Message Number 153082

Re: I had bone spur surgery and now need Tarsal Tunnel Surgery View Thread
Posted by LARA on 6/15/04 at 12:18

I'm not sure your doctor is right that surgery won't make it worse. Sharon (haven't seen her post lately but was an excellent source for infomration) once said that after research she found that most people were better, some people were the same (after the recuperation period was over) and about 10% (I think) were worse off. There are people on the board that report getting worse. That's why most of us say that surgery is a good solution to consider AFTER you've tried everything less invasive.

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Message Number 152790

Re: Marie View Thread
Posted by marie on 6/11/04 at 20:11

Hi Marty! Sure nice to hear from you! I am doing pretty well these days...I count my blessings. Hope you are doing better. I'm sure Sharon will see your note and I'm sure she will appreciate your message.

best wishes marie

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Message Number 152759

Marie View Thread
Posted by Marty in SLC on 6/11/04 at 13:48

Hi Marie,

Just stopped in to ask a question on the tts board and to say to you and Sharon W. Tell her hi. I dont think anyone else here these days will know me other thne you. I hope all is well with you !!! Best wishes.


Marty

Ps. My favorite by Ray Charles was "America the Beautiful"

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Message Number 152310

Re: Do you wear compression socks pre and/or post tts surg? View Thread
Posted by LARA on 6/07/04 at 21:24

If they do work, I suspect it is for different reasons. I think I remember Sharon talking about compression socks post-surgery once - but your doctor would know post-surgery treatments like that I think.

However, many doctors don't know about compression socks for TTS prior to surgery. I even had one of the leading TTS orthopedists in my community (we have a teaching/research hospital) who was doing research on TTS say that the compresion socks were questionable - something the podiatrists might do but nothing an orthopedic surgeon would touch. I don't remember the words but it was very snobbish. It turns out that his partner (who I saw at another time not realizing they were in the same practice) said "hey, if the compression socks work and give you a nice life - don't risk surgery". Needless to say, I chose not to have this leading TTS orthopedic surgeon touch my feet. He obviously didn't understand the whole situation, just his cutting-edge surgery techniques.

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Message Number 152162

Re: I Need a Good Book View Thread
Posted by Kathy in Ky on 6/06/04 at 15:39

Thanks for all the titles. I'm going to our library tomorrow! I haven't read the Red Hat book but I'm in my mid-forties & have a friend who can't wait to get "old enough" to be in the Red Hat society! Have you read The Songcatcher by Sharon McCrumb? I really liked that one & for light reading you might want to read Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries, if you haven't read them, start with A is for Alibi. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.

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Message Number 152048

I Need a Good Book View Thread
Posted by Kathy in Ky on 6/04/04 at 19:10

Has anyone read any really good books lately? I'm ready to enjoy some time away from teaching & ready to let my feet rest. I just finished a good Sharon McCrumb mystery & can't seem to get caught up in the other books I have at home. I'm interested in just about any genre but Science Fiction. Thanks!

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Message Number 151409

painful heel View Thread
Posted by sharon h on 5/27/04 at 18:45

I started going to curves and exercising 3 -4 times a week. I am a walker so am not foreign to exercise. After a month or so I started having excruciating pain in my one heel. When I get up in the morning, or at anytim after sitting for a long period I am in pain. One thing that we do at curves is jog, jump or whatever we want to keep active on the restiing boards, which is between the machines. I did buy Dr. Scholl inserts for my sneakers and wear them when I exercise, but especially after I have exercised I have a lot of pain in the evening. Do you have any suggestions, and is this something I should stop doing (the exercises)?

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Message Number 150964

Re: TTS MRI View Thread
Posted by LARA on 5/21/04 at 13:31

What kind of surgery do you want? Have you had an NCV/EMG test yet?
Do you know what caused the TTS? If it wasn't the result of an accident, have you tried compression socks?

As for surgery, the best advice I got (this was from an orthopod, later confirmed by my 2d podiatrist who sees several TTS patients/week) was if I could have a nice life without surgery (even though it meant modifying my life), don't risk surgery. Surgery on the feet has so many more complications than other kinds of surgery - I think because it's so far from the heart and the blood flow has to work so much longer and harder against gravity. Actually, I think I was told anything below the knee.

My impression from reading these boards (particularly Sharon - who did have surgery eventually - who did a lot of consideration of this topic although I haven't seen her around lately) is that with surgery most people get better (I think about 70%, and better doesn't necessarily mean cured, and doesn't necessarily mean forever); some people are no worse off (after the recuperation period is over) and some people (I think she said about 10%) are worse off. To some extent it depends upon what is causing the TTS. If the MRI shows a mass that can be removed, I believe the odds go way up for the patient.

Good luck. So far I've avoided surgery - substituted painting for tennis, going to the mall or the park all day, as well as most sightseeing. But it's a very nice life.

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Message Number 148713

Re: One year two months post op. :) View Thread
Posted by Marty on 4/11/04 at 20:49

Hi Marie ! So glad to see you here. I think about you and Sharon much and hope all is well. You are the best!

Best regards,

Marty

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Message Number 148384

Re: is surgery the only true solution? View Thread
Posted by Lara on 4/04/04 at 09:27

I had the opinion of 4 doctors during the course of deciding about surgery. As best I understand it, surgery is the only way to "cure" TTS -

HOWEVER, it is impossible to know if surgery will cure you. Surgery sometimes cures TTS - after a long convalescence as best I understand it. Surgery sometimes has no effect (but still the long convalesence). Surgery sometimes (minority, but signicant number) makes it worse. Surgery sometimes makes it better for awhile, but then it returns.

All surgery has risk of infection, or other unwanted outcomes (including problems with scar tissue, RSD. . . . ), and foot surgery has greater chance of infection (still a small number.) Sharon once posted something where she put together comments on this board, & stuff she read, and as best I remember it about 70% people were helped, and 30% weren't. But there's a lot of variation in "how much" people were helped and what happened to those that weren't helped. Also, I'm not sure if she factored in age. I would imagine younger people would heal faster, as well as people who were compliant (boy I hate that!) with convalesence and didn't push too hard, or baby it too much - but followed instructions for recovery!

I decided to follow the advice that said "If you can have a nice life without surgery, don't risk surgery", and try all the conservative treatments you can before going to surgery. I was able to lead a nice life after the use of compression socks and thus far have avoided surgery. The major difference in my life is I've changed sports (tennis, karate in favor of bicycling - about the only exercise I can do - even swimming causes my foot into the wrong position and aggravates the TTS) and taken up art classes for my entertainment, and I've changed jobs to something that doesn't require too much from my feet - what is "too much" is individual.

I hate decisions like this. Seems to me the game of life ought to have better rules set forth.

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Message Number 147990

post op heel/arch pain View Thread
Posted by Sharon S. on 3/28/04 at 02:16

Ten days ago I underwent a 12 hour reconstructive surgery. When I awoke I had heel/arch pain that switches off between my right and left heel/arch. The nurse said she thought it was due to poor foot positioning during surgery.
The surgeon does not know what the cause is. I went to my primary care physician and he said it was posterior tibial tendonitis. He prescribed an anti-inflamatory drug. That was a few days ago. I am not getting any relief. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Message Number 147987

Baxter's neuritis - feet View Thread
Posted by Sharon C on 3/27/04 at 22:19

I have been diagnosed with neuritis of the lower leg and possibly the feet. Do you have any information regarding treatment and etc? Thank you very much: Sharon C

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Re: Foot Friends View Thread
Posted by Lari S on 3/03/04 at 18:14

I would like to add my best wishes and prayers to the others here for Sharon and Nancy.
Lari

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Re: Foot Friends,Sharon View Thread
Posted by Carole C in NOLA on 3/03/04 at 17:05

Sharon, like Tammie I hope you have a diagnosis by now, and are undergoing all reasonable treatments. Good luck to you and get well soon.

Carole C

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Message Number 145884

Re: Foot Friends View Thread
Posted by Pam S. on 3/03/04 at 00:09

If Nancy and Sharon were on here posting to us they would be expressing the same sentiments to us that all of you fine people are posting. Sharon has spent countless hours researching for others and contributing so much for us. I wish her success in her journey she faces now. Nancy, I understand you are struggling to and I wish you all the best and pray for you speedy healing. I just hope we can all hang in there for each other. I am so enlightened by all the support that is expressed here. Warmly, pam

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Message Number 145869

Re: for those who are stll in touch with Sharon View Thread
Posted by Necee on 3/02/04 at 22:37

I have wondered on several occasions about Sharon. With her wisdom and insight, it made reading her posts a real joy.
I do wish her all the best, and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Necee

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Message Number 145862

Re: Foot Friends View Thread
Posted by marie on 3/02/04 at 21:18

I hope both of these ladies know how much they mean to us. Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your back and hip. It sounds very painful...you're in my thoughts and prayers...get well soon. Sharon, you're the best and it has been my great fortune to have met you. Hang in there the 23rd will be here before you know it.

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Re: for those who are stll in touch with Sharon View Thread
Posted by wendyn on 3/02/04 at 20:37

I'm sorry to hear that Marie. I hope that it turns out to be something minor.

Please keep us informed and pass on our thoughts and prayers.

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Message Number 145833

Re: Foot Friends,Sharon View Thread
Posted by Tammie on 3/02/04 at 17:25

Hi Sharon, I am sorry to hear of your troubles,I had read a bit on the other board that you are on,and I admire your ability to understand so much about the medical world. I am sure you are worrying alot about the new thoughts to what it could be. Remember finding out WHAT it is ,is ofton a relief instead of imagining all kinds of crazy things. If I understand you will be tested for MS? I know that it is scary but it will all work out! I do hope that whatever is happining allows you to get the dx over with and the treatment begun.Then you may continue the work you seem to love. You are a very giving and caring person. It sometimes helps in the times of personal stress and worry! Prayers are sent out to you and with wishes of soon relief.

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Foot Friends View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 3/02/04 at 16:46

I suggest we all give a prayer, healing thoughts, whatever way we focus our minds and hearts to our fellow friends who are suffering now - Marie and Julie have told us that Sharon W. and Nancy are having great challenges and worries - so let's put our minds and hearts together and send our best their way. I am asking that Marie and Julie let them know that they are in the thoughts of a lot of folks who will be pulling for them.

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Re: for those who are stll in touch with Sharon View Thread
Posted by Linda L. on 3/02/04 at 04:05

I wish her the best and ill kep her in my prayers. God bless

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Re: for those who are stll in touch with Sharon View Thread
Posted by marie on 3/01/04 at 16:30

Sharon did not have the best report on her last visit with her neuro. She is having balance problems...he wants to see her cerebral mri. Doesn't sound good. What a worry for her. She is such a wonderful lady and has done so much for all of us at one time or another.

best wishes marie

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Re: for those who are stll in touch with Sharon View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 3/01/04 at 11:59

All I can say is that I hope she reads here and that she has seen that I recently said that I wish she were still a participant here. I said so because her participation has been missed. Whatever has befallen her that causes Marie to say that she "can use a little support today", I hope is temporary, is transcended and is soon behind her and that everything is much better for Sharon. Sharon, if you are reading here today or soon, please know that you are in our thoughts and we are hoping for the best for you - and hope to "hear" you here as soon as you can return.
Take care. Best wishes ~

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for those who are stll in touch with Sharon View Thread
Posted by marie on 3/01/04 at 05:51

She can use a little support today so if you have her email send her a note.

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Message Number 145564

Re: For Dorothy View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 2/28/04 at 05:24

Marie ~ I have read and re-read your post to me and for the life of me I cannot figure out what you are talking about. If you are in some way commenting on the post that I made in response to Dr. Ed's post to me, I think you have misconstrued my statements. He asked me to e-mail him about political discussion. I responded as I did about e-mailing outside of this message board.(I think I have the singular "distinction" here of having had really, really creepy, sub-intellect, garbage posts directed at me; I think they were finally deleted, but they don't make the idea of e-mailing with anyone here very appealing, since I have no idea who said what or who anyone "really" is.) It had nothing to do with your website or with instant messaging that you say you do on your website, or with you in any way, for that matter. As for your saying, "It's not a contest", I have no idea; according to Dr. Ed - who I believe is a principal participant on your site - the webmaster here has prohibited the specific naming of your website on this site, so there must be some disinclination towards it on his part. Even if it is not a "contest", Dr. Ed was, for a time recently, posting to people here specifically about going to your website. Just as people found their way to heelspurs.com, so too can they find their way to your website if they choose, can't they? Wouldn't it appear on a search engine search under "foot/feet.." etc.? It seems misplaced to spend time and space on this website doing what appeared to be "recruiting" for yours (post to Dr.Ed) Beyond that, if you take my stating of my opinion to Dr. Ed about the style of your/his? website as criticism, I don't know what to say about that. I prefer the style of this website and by "style", I simply mean the way the site 'looks'. I think the style of this message board has a clean, easy on the eyes look to it; whereas, I think the message boards that have the boxes and separate delineations seem fragmented and choppy. That's one example, but it's just a visual thing with me. Elliott critiqued (not personal criticism) the other website and touched on the same points that I think as well; he said it better than I am. It's your website and you can do whatever you like with it, it shouldn't need to be said. I would not criticise anyone who can set up any website - because I haven't the faintest idea of how to do that! But whether I like a given website or not is just my opinion, not criticism of you and, anyway, I don't know squat about websites! The 'you' I know here seems like a very nice person with many interests and talents. Sometimes I feel like I have stepped into other people's dramas here, unwittingly, and then always wonder about another fine mess I've gotten myself into. I hope this clarifies and doesn't muddy. I think you're a great asset here and I know you are 'there'; I read there every so often. I wish you and Sharon W. and Max and Dr. Ed were here and everyone felt great. I wish the creeps would stop being creeps. I wish we could make foot problems stop. Luck and goodness to all ~

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Message Number 145351

Heel Spur/ PF View Thread
Posted by Sharon C on 2/25/04 at 17:17

I have been told that taking "CALICIUM ASPARTATE ANHYDROUS" will help in relieving PF pain. Can you tell me if this is true?

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Message Number 142851

Re: still looking for a diagnosis View Thread
Posted by Tammie on 1/26/04 at 06:26

Good Morning, I wonder have you posted this at the Dr. Question board? We have Dr. Z here and he was so very helpful to me! Maybe he has some advice? Some of your pain management Dr.s are Neurologist,Or Anesthesia Dr.s. Also it was a ortho and a family Dr. who hit right away pretty much with the RSD dx and they advised me to get in quickly to a pain management right away as they were the best to treat me. I seen a couple of them to before I got sent to the one I see now,He is the one who put in the spinal stimulator which my last pain Dr. wanted me to try it.

It sure sounds interesting symtoms, to bad sharon or elliott is not around as they are really pretty good knowing alot about this. There are many here who also know that is why maybe try post over on Dr. board.I know there are some color changes and all sorts of things that Can be things related to RSD but until someone figures out what is going on it is very scary wondering if you will walk without pain again.I really understand so tell her keep her chin up ask lots of questions and take someone with her to help her in case she forgets or gets nervous and cant get out her questions it is very helpful. I ended up taking a tape recorder, the Dr. looked at me funny I told him nicely I forget and get things messed up easy, and he had no problem! Then I had alot to compare. Good Luck again!

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Message Number 142061

Re: To Claire View Thread
Posted by Julie on 1/15/04 at 06:53

Claire, you're right to be uncertain. I've gathered from reading these boards for several years that TTS surgery does not have an especially high success rate and that success is more likely if there is an identifiable mass in the tunnel that can be removed. And we have had a fair number of sad stories about TTS surgery that has gone wrong and left the person worse off than before.

It doesn't sound to me as though you have had an accurate diagnosis - or at least your consultant's belief that you have TTS hasn't been confirmed by an MRI scan (I'm sure you could get one if you asked: it is NOT too much to ask if you are contemplating surgery). And you say that he has not performed many operations. All this makes me very concerned for you. Please do your homework, learn all you can about non-surgical treatment options, get at least one more opinion, and do not have surgery until absolutely everything else has been tried.

Use the search facility here to read posts by people who have TTS. These names come to mind: Sharon, who had the surgery and was glad that she did, Marie, who didn't but is much better after following a regime of conservative treatments, and Tammie, who had badly botched surgery and is now living a very restricted life, totally dependent on pain management.

I live in the UK too, and am surprised to hear you say that physiotherapy isn't available - it is. If this information comes from your doctor, that gives me another reason to be concerned for you! (Is he a podiatric surgeon, or a qualified foot-and-ankle orthopaedic surgeon?)

Where do you live? My podiatrist, whom I think is very good, is in London (central and SE). If you're anywhere near, he might be a good person to go to for another opinion. Here's his website address:

http://www.londonpodiatry.com

Good luck, and keep us posted.
.

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Message Number 140564

Re: Julie...... View Thread
Posted by marie on 12/22/03 at 12:33

Julie,
We're glad to have you back here. You are an asset to this board. I have always appreciated your posts.

This message shouldn't be considered a "high five" between allies. Frankly the "high fiving" between posters only fuels anamosity. It may be unintentional but the result is the same.

I also appreciate the rest of the folks who post here.....like Dorothy, Aly, nancy, Judy, Dr. Wander, Dr. Z and Dr. Ed. Many newcomers like Aly have been wonderful to have here....Also Suzanne, Sharon, Max, daver, SteveG, RC, Brian G, Ron,Wendy,Lari, Bev, stella, Scott, Richard,BG, Marty and so many others that the list could go on and on. Your friendship is highly valued! You're good people. Thanks for all the wonderful support and dedication you have given this forum.

Merry Christmas
marie

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Message Number 139834

Re: stella how are you? Sharon?? View Thread
Posted by bluestella on 12/12/03 at 07:38

sure u can do that ? no problem. Ya i hate that no medical treatment now. It kind of limits my options on what to do now. Bascially i just will be left untreated now. I have been unable to get a hold of my doctor.

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Message Number 139830

Re: T.T.S View Thread
Posted by Julie on 12/12/03 at 02:17

Hi Oops

You posted your query to Tammy at the end of an elderly thread, and I know she doesn't always read the boards, so she may not see it. You would have a better chance of getting a response if you re-posted your question as a new thread. But I can tell you, having followed Tammy's story for a few years, that she had an unsuccessful (probably botched) PF surgery, which led to TTS, and then had a further unsuccessful (also probably botched) surgery for TTS. She ended up with RSD, and extreme all-the-time pain.

Her story is one of the worst and saddest we've had here. You can read it by doing a search on 'Tammie' (that's how she spelled her name while all this was going on because there was another Tammy posting at the same time.

But Tammie was particularly unlucky, and you should also read back posts on Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome from others, including Sharon, who is in the medical field and very knowledgeable. There have been a few success stories as well. What I have picked up from reading here is that the success rate for TTS surgery is low enough to give long pause for thought; also that the surgery has the best chance of success if there is an identifiable mass in the tunnel that can be removed.

I hope this is helpful, but do use the wbsite's search facility - there is a lot of information and experience out there. And this site is linked to a useful TTS site - go to the TTS board and you'll find the link at the top.

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Message Number 139814

Re: stella how are you? Sharon?? View Thread
Posted by Terry L on 12/11/03 at 16:18

Stella,
You sure have had your share of pain and finding someone who will help you! I also have my share of problems RSD is on the top of the list. Could I e-mail you I have a question about Sharon but I don't know how to get a wholed of her??
Terry

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Message Number 139637

Re: stella how are you? View Thread
Posted by bluestella on 12/09/03 at 00:41

Hey hows it going!! Yes and i got the email from sharon about the foot thing and i would like to join but i deleted the email!! can u send me the link!! I didnt do well today i went to the physcial therapy appt just to be turned away again so after waiting 30 mins they tell me well the drs can choose if they want to see u or not. I go isnt that against the hyporcratic oath that they take? I was soo mad!!! Because i am in so much pain and no one wants to help me out when i try to get the help. They were like have u tried public aid im like yes 8 times! And then they gave me a number to a free clinic so i was like wow this is nice. I wonder if they can help me with my medicine or something. I call and they say thats funny they sent you here we have no doctors!! CAN U BELIEVE IT!!! my email is ravenjune@aol.com if u wanna email me by the way :) Yes i have a camera. I havent had a chance to talk to my dr about gabatril since he told me to see him after i had pt for a few times but they wont see me just like pain management last week wont see me and then they did just to say i would be left untreated lol.. I am on evail yes very cheap i like that. And on tramadol and neurotrin. And my dr has made me start taking horse chestnut? Some herbal thing who knows. Well take care marie

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Message Number 139517

Feet View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 12/07/03 at 03:43

There have been several posts here about cosmetic changes to the feet. This article from the New York Times relates:

December 7, 2003
If Shoe Won't Fit, Fix the Foot? Popular Surgery Raises Concern
By GARDINER HARRIS

Days after her daughter's engagement a year ago, Sheree Reese went to her doctor and said that she would do almost anything to wear stilettos again.

"I was not going to walk down the aisle in sneakers," said Dr. Reese, a 60-year-old professor of speech pathology at Kean University in Union, N.J. She had been forced to give up wearing her collection of high-end, high-heeled shoes because they caused searing pain.

So Dr. Reese, like a growing number of American women, put her foot under the knife. The objective was to remove a bunion, a swelling of the big-toe joint, but the results were disastrous. "The pain spread to my other toes and never went away," she said. "Suddenly, I couldn't walk in anything. My foot, metaphorically, died."

With vanity always in fashion and shoes reaching iconic cultural status, women are having parts of their toes lopped off to fit into the latest Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos. Cheerful how-to stories about these operations have appeared in women's magazines and major newspapers and on television news programs.

But the stories rarely note the perils of the procedures. For the sake of better "toe cleavage," as it is known to the fashion-conscious, women are risking permanent disability, according to many orthopedists and podiatrists.

"It's a scary trend," said Dr. Rock Positano, director of the nonoperative foot and ankle service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Dr. Positano said that his waiting room is increasingly filled with women hobbled by failed cosmetic foot procedures, those done solely to improve the appearance of the foot or help patients fit into fashionable shoes.

More than half of the 175 members of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society who responded to a recent survey by the group said that they had treated patients with problems resulting from cosmetic foot surgery. The society will soon issue a statement condemning the procedures, said Rich Cantrall, its executive director.

The American Podiatric Medical Association is also likely to formally discourage medically unnecessary foot operations, said Dr. Glenn Gastwirth, executive director of the group.

"I think it's reprehensible for a physician to correct someone's feet so they can get into Jimmy Choo shoes," said Dr. Sharon Dreeben, an orthopedic surgeon in La Jolla, Calif., who is chairwoman of the foot and ankle society's public education committee.

But advocates for the procedures say that critics simply do not understand the importance of high heels. "Some of these women invest more in their shoes than they do in the stock market," said Dr. Suzanne M. Levine, an Upper East Side podiatrist who is widely quoted in women's magazines and has appeared on network television promoting the procedures.

"Take your average woman and give her heels instead of flats, and she'll suddenly get whistles on the street," Dr. Levine said. "I do everything I can to get them back into their shoes."

Foot fashion and function have, of course, long been in conflict. Chinese girls' feet were bound to shorten them by bending the toes backward. High heels have been fashionable in the United States for decades, even though they can cause not only serious foot problems but knee, pelvic, back, shoulder and even jaw pain.

It is not just the height of shoes that can lead to damage. A 1991 study found that almost 90 percent of women routinely wear shoes that are one to two sizes too narrow. A 1993 study found that women have more than 80 percent of all foot surgeries, primarily because their shoes are too tight.

Narrow shoes can cause the big toe to bend outward, permanently changing the shape of the bone and causing a bunion, or swollen big-toe joint. Women have more than 94 percent of bunion surgeries, the 1993 study found. By scrunching up the smaller toes, fashionable shoes can also cause or worsen claw or hammer toes, a condition in which the smaller toes are permanently bent downward. Painful and unsightly corns or calluses often form on the tops of such toes.

Foot doctors disagree sharply over how to respond to such problems. Most advise patients to stop wearing the offending shoes. "It's far simpler to cut the shoe to fit the foot than to cut the foot to fit the shoe," said Dr. Pierce Scranton, a Seattle orthopedic surgeon who was an author of the 1993 study.

But an increasing number of doctors are performing delicate and expensive operations to allow women to continue to wear their favorite shoes.

Dr. Levine's Park Avenue office, called Institute Beauté, is decorated with cream and rose-colored wallpaper, pictures of Dr. Levine with celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Joan Lunden, and framed copies of articles in which she is quoted. Dr. Levine has medium-length blond hair, a striking resemblance to the singer Deborah Harry, and often wears fashionable high heels. A public relations firm schedules her media appearances.

Sitting with a brown Yorkie in her lap, Dr. Levine explains that she is "simply fulfilling a need, a need to wear stylish shoes." Although she would not provide specific numbers, Dr. Levine said that this year she will undertake 40 percent more cosmetic foot surgeries than she did three years ago. Among the most common are operations to shorten toes, at a cost of $2,500 per toe, and collagen injections into the balls of the feet — to restore padding lost from years of wearing high heels — about $500 per injection, she said.

Her business is taking off, Dr. Levine explained, because shoes are an increasingly indispensable fashion accessory. "These women come in and say, `Listen, I just came from my other podiatrist who told me to stop wearing high heels, and I don't want to hear that,' " she said.

Many of her patients are youthful, beautiful women who want to look their best, she said. To prove her point, she walked into an examining room where Jennifer Cho, a 27-year-old Manhattan lawyer was waiting to have the stitches on her right toes examined.

Wearing high heels caused her discomfort, Ms. Cho said, and her toes had begun to curl downward and develop corns. She saw Dr. Levine on NBC's "Today" program and decided to have the problem fixed. On Monday, Dr. Levine shortened the toes on Ms. Cho's right foot, and she is scheduled to operate on the left toes on Friday.

"This will help me wear the shoes that I want to wear," Ms. Cho said happily.

Dr. Levine and her partner, Dr. Everett Lautin, said that critics do not understand that when doctors tell their patients not to wear high heels, patients do so anyway. "People say, `why do toe surgery if they work just fine?' " Dr. Lautin said. "Well, `why do a nose job when your nose is working just fine?' It's the same thing. People want to look their best."

The answer, Dr. Positano said, is that "you don't walk on your face." The foot is a complex network of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles that must support more than 100,000 pounds of pressure for every mile walked. Even small changes can unexpectedly undermine the foot's structural integrity and cause crippling pain, Dr. Positano and others said.

Even collagen injections have risks. Simone Levitt's toes are numb because collagen injections into the pads of her feet damaged nerves. Ms. Levitt was persuaded to get them because she thought they would allow her to walk freely in high heels. "Like a dope, I let this happen," said Ms. Levitt, 74, who lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Now Ms. Levitt said that she is unable to wear anything but sneakers and that her feet hurt constantly.

These risks explain why many foot doctors advise patients to try everything — including never wearing high heels again — before risking surgery. There are no solid figures for cosmetic foot procedures, so the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is beginning a study to measure how common the operations have become.

Critics say that one factor compelling the increase they are seeing in such procedures is a push by doctors to expand their practices in areas not covered by managed care. "People are making a lot of money off of this, because patients pay in cash," said Dr. Dreeben, the California surgeon.

Dr. Levine said that insurers pay for many of her procedures, because patients are in pain. "I'm not looking to make a killing," she said. "I make a living."

Dr. Reese finally found 2-inch heels that she could briefly wear while walking down the aisle at her daughter's wedding in July. She quickly changed into a pair of ballet slippers that she had dyed black and fitted with special supports. She expects, however, that she will never again be able to walk barefoot or wear anything but specially designed shoes.

"I really regret being worried about looking good for my daughter's wedding," Dr. Reese said, "because I'll pay for it for the rest of my life."

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Message Number 138860

Re: Dr Z and Dr Wander -- more information available on the NEW site but access or mention to that site is blocked by Scott -- email one of the docs for more information View Thread
Posted by Dorothy on 11/28/03 at 02:10

I clicked on the address and it appears that it is a new website with the moderators being Marie (you know Marie here) and Dr.Davis (you knew Dr. Davis here). They have apparently linked up in some way to start their new website. Maybe that is what Scott R was referring to earlier when mentioning efforts to destroy this/his website. Sharon W. and Max K. are also there apparently, at least those names are shown. I don't know if this is something to be concerned about or not. It seems to me that Scott R is being generous in letting that group post information here about their website - even though they claimed that he was blocking informtion; he obviously is not blocking it because he published the URL. I don't know what Scott's relationship is with that website, if any.

May I say, Dr. Z and Dr. Wander, I don't know anything about websites or about this website or about how doctors participate - but I do hope that you realize how valued you are to so many people here. If you feel like you need more assistance, I hope there are ways that more doctors can be brought "on board" to assist you here. You provide a wonderful service.

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Re: Sharon W View Thread
Posted by John H on 11/23/03 at 14:58

I understand the Be Nice rule Scott but the Osama Bin Laden may have a different view of be nice than I do. Just joking a you know but if someone is going to break the rules they would be break them rules or no rules more than likely.

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