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Message Number 261298
Re: Hakomed Horizontal Therapy website for patients View Thread
Posted by RICHARD IDES on 10/14/09 at 16:21

Dear Suzanna,

I just can't believe that people like you can be taken to the cleaners
like this idiot with THE HORIZONTAL THERAPY unit
and claims that a Tens unit is am which is wrong
a Tens unit consist of all square waves with adjustable width, which has NOTHING to do with AM,which is amplitude modulation
Where that this guy got his knowledge,i am wondering

RICHARD IDES

SCIENTIST

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Message Number 261074

Re: Cash For Clunkers Appears To Be a Failure View Thread
Posted by marie:) on 10/05/09 at 16:05

Nice.........cash for clunkers was a success no matter how you spin it. LOL. But keep trying. ;)

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2009/09/26/09262009wacAfterClunkers.html

“We’ve received every single penny we were owed. We were blessed,” said Dave Kersten, general manager of Allen Samuels Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz in Waco. He said the dealership checked and rechecked every claim it submitted to the government for reimbursement on clunkers it accepted as trade-ins.

“It was poorly implemented, but it’s hard to complain about something that proved to be such a benefit for us. It’s hard to look a gift horse in the mouth,” said Jerry Miller, owner of Miller Mazda Kia Suzuki.

http://www.11alive.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=135832&catid=166

U.S. households face rising employment, tight credit conditions
and other obstacles but economists believe that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of total economic activity, surged in August. One reason could be the success of the government's Cash for Clunkers car rebate program.

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Message Number 260872

Tarsal Tunnel due to flexor digitorum accessorius longus muscle View Thread
Posted by suzib on 9/26/09 at 19:10

I am a runner and sprint triathlete. TTS Pain began in February but responded to physical therapy. Stress fracture on 5th metatarsal in May increased pain. Have had nerve conduction and needle EMG along with MRI, along with complete bloodwork to rule out diabetes or anything rheumetoid. MRI results show TTS due to flexor digitorum accessorius longus muscle and tendon. I am curious as to the success rate where the cause of the TTS was able to be pinpointed. Surgery is Oct 8 to remove the accessory muscle.

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Message Number 258891

Arthroscopy & Debridement of osteochindral defect of the talus View Thread
Posted by Suzifloose on 7/16/09 at 08:08

In 08 I fell on a pavement while visitingmy friends mum who was ill. I often twist my ankle (I overextend) but this was different, I could not weight bear at all but there was very little to no swelling. After RICE for about an hour I could hobble, I phoned NHS Direct but they went through a checklist and as there was no swelling didn;t think it serious and said only go to docs if no improvement in two weeks. IN two eeks I went to the docs. V unhelpful, just said you've sprained it, it will take time. The ankle clicked and clunked and twanged and felt like it was not holding together. I went back to docs a few times and always dismissive, said may just be one of those things won't ever quite recover. Finally in alomost in tears I said do you really exoact me to accept in my thirties that I may just 'have to put up with it?'. Eventually doc reluctantly agreed to refer me to a consultant. They did and xray followed by MRI and found a osteochindral defect of the talus bone - basically a big gouge in the cartilage of the bone. A year almost to the day after falling I had and arthroscopy and debridment surgery. This was Jan 09. It is now July 09 and I still have pain. My consultant finally agreed to another MRI last week and he has advised that I have a bone marrow oedema and still some uneven surface as it is also still clicking/catching.

What does this mean and how should it be treated? What is the long term risk? I have just sold my house to go travelling for a year and as he was aware of this he said we need do nothing at the moment and it should not get worse. This does not sit quite right with me and I am worried about further damaging it etc?

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Message Number 257258

Re: Who got cured? View Thread
Posted by SUZZANNE on 5/01/09 at 18:32

I suffered so badly after just grocery shopping I was unable to walk the rest of the day. I have had all the treatments most of the people here have had but not surgery. Expensive orthodics etc. I recently added an excercise routine which includes intense strecthing of all my leg muscles right down to my feet. Along with that I have lost 30 pounds. I have been very dedicated to both the stretching and my diet and low and behold, I HAVE NO FOOT PAIN!!!!! Life without it is amazing. I know it is so hard to loose weight but before my last resort, surgery, I had to give it a try. I am so glad I did.

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Message Number 256511

Re: I have had some success with these exercises View Thread
Posted by SUZZANNE on 3/31/09 at 11:57

I have to agree that stretching does help significantly with PF. After being unable to walk for exercise as I have done for years because of PF I turned to an old excercise tape called Callentics. I have only done this 4 times and have noticed that I have significantly less pain. I attribute this to the fact that this tape stretches out the legs in all areas. I have suffered for years, first with right foot which cleared up and then with the left. I have never felt such relief before. I understand that everyone's specifics are different but don't give up. Stretching the calfs, thighs, etc. is a huge part of minimizing PF.

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Message Number 255928

Icing View Thread
Posted by SUZZANNE on 3/14/09 at 21:53

Last weekend I spent alot of time doing yardwork. I wore good sneakers and my inserts but spent along time on my feet. I iced my heel for some time afterwards as I knew I was gonna be in pain that evening. I iced it for a good 15 minutes and then got up. The pain became excrutiating from the ice to the point where I had to crawl to sit down. It was like a sharp, knife like pain. After staying off it it subsided but I have sense been afraid to ice again. Any thoughts on why the ice would make it more painful?

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Message Number 255505

Re: Does anyone here wear MBT shoes? View Thread
Posted by Suz H on 2/27/09 at 22:22

I can hardly move in anything else. The pain is not completely gone, but I am at least mobile, can stand upright and do not transfer foot pain into back and neck pain like I do in 'normal' shoes of ANY type.

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Message Number 254626

neuropathy View Thread
Posted by suzanneb on 1/31/09 at 14:18

When i read about the Dellon Procedure it sounded like me. I may have nerve impingement in my left leg. I am waiting to hear from MRI. Both of my feet feel cold and are numb. The neuropathy redness is to the top of my left calf. Some nights both feet and lower legs burn so I just want to scream. I had L3,4&5 fused with rods and screws last Feb. My legs have become worse since them.
I am on a walker full time .
I live in Birmingham, Al. Do you know of or recommend a Doctor in my area who does The Dellon Procedure or that could eveluate me ?

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Message Number 254261

the best surgeon for tarsal tunnel release View Thread
Posted by Tricia on 1/23/09 at 08:24

I live in Pennsylvania. I have scheduled a tarsal tunnel release with Dr. Alan Tuckman of Lancaster Orthopedic group. There are 3 other surgeons in my area: Dr. Keith Wapner of U of Penn Hospital, Philly; Dr. Paul Juliano of Hershey Med center; and Dr. Suzette Song of Ortho and Spine Specialists in York. Is one better than the others at this surgery? They all perform about 25 releases a year. If you have any info for me, I would love to hear it. Thank you,
Tricia

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Message Number 252852

Re: Type of Doctor View Thread
Posted by SUZZANNE on 12/06/08 at 17:04

Thank you for your response. It is very disheartning to not find the right medical help when your in pain. I appreciate your answer.

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Message Number 252840

Type of Doctor View Thread
Posted by SUZZANNE on 12/06/08 at 08:38

What type of doctor is recommended for Heel Pain. Mine was diagnosed by first doctor as Plantar Faciitis. Second doctor (second opinion) said he didn't think that was what I had and was not willing to help me out at all. Both were foot doctors. He told me to go to an orthopedic surgeon. Now I need to turn somewhere and am unsure if I should seek out another foot doc or orthopedic surgeon doc. Any suggestions?

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Message Number 252775

Advice View Thread
Posted by SUZZANNE on 12/03/08 at 05:25

I had plantar's in my right foot which did go away and I did purchase the orthodics for a couple hundred bucks. I then got it in my left foot with a vengance. The feeling was different though as it was mostly on the back and outer side and center of my heal. The right foot was on the inside more towards the arch when I had it. I was a dedicated walker which I believe was the cause even though I walked with the orthodics faithfully in my shoes which are painful to wear.
I went back to my original foot doctor who sent me for an MRI and said he would do surgery. When he called me with the results of the MRI, he said if I signed a waiver, he would do the surgery which scared me. He then said that he would also be willing to cast my foot for about three weeks if I wasn't willing to sing the waiver.
I went for a second opinion and was told by this doctor that I he wasn't sure I even had plantar faciitis but sent me to to physical therapy. I went and when I went back to the 2nd doctor for my follow up and explained that it didn't seem to be working he told me he could not do anything for me, perhaps I should go to pain management. I was upset by this reaction of course and now feel as though I have no where to turn for help. He then suggested an orthopedic surgeon but this doctor is so well known in my area that he chooses whether or not to take you on as a patient which he didn't.
Since developing this in my left foot I barely move. I grocery shop and then I am done for the day as the pain is awful and mostly in my heal. I feel like a slug because I really can't move much without pain.
Any sugggestions on what to do next? Both foot doctors are very well known in my area. I am so frustrated.
Thanks

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Message Number 251129

Re: John View Thread
Posted by john h on 10/13/08 at 12:25

Have not seen a post from Julie in months. Hope she is well. Yes, you better have your spell checker going when Julie reads your post. Where has Suzanne gone? She was good at grammar and spelling being a teacher. I am usually terrible at grammar and spelling as I am thinking ahead of where I am typing and to lazy to spell check most of the time.

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Message Number 250551

Re: Broken Sesmoid leading to back and leg muscle problems View Thread
Posted by Suzanne.D on 9/28/08 at 11:35

Thankyou, I may go back to my doctor to have them checked. i am no longer a waitress. i am a housewife. I wear a tennis shoe now. the resturant put me on the cash register but i was not allowed to sit so it was still not good for my foot. i quit and decided to stay home. I'm lucky i have that option. i don't know what i'd do if i had to walk or stand on it all day. we were reading about a think that can be worn at night that plugs into the wall to help healing. would that work for me. its been a few years since it happened. can it still heal?

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Message Number 250542

Broken Sesmoid leading to back and leg muscle problems View Thread
Posted by Suzanne.D on 9/27/08 at 17:13

I was a waitress and one day i thought i stepped wrong on my foot or sprained it. i kept working for the rest of the day. i went home with lots of swelling and could not bend my big toe up, at least not without a ton of pain. 3 months later it was still swelling and bruised so i went to the doctor and was refered to a piodiatrist. he took x rays and determined that the sesmoid in my left foot was broke in half. its the one on the left if you were looking at the bottom of my foot. i did the cast thing and the corizone injectios (not fun might i add). i have inserts for my shoes that they made me too. it is now 2 years later and it is still painfull. now i have muscle problems because i am not walking normally. my pelvis gets twisted and one leg becomes shorter than the other and i have siatic nerve pain. so i am going to pysical therapy. please tell me there is something else that can be done. why can't they take those 2 peices out and put in a fake one or something.i would like to not have other problems sprouting from this. i am 27. please help. ~Suzanne~

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Message Number 250466

Re: TOPAZ surgery View Thread
Posted by Suzanne H on 9/25/08 at 06:17

Dr. Simon Mest of The Medical College of Virginia does this surgery. I had it done in June. I don't believe it is a significant surgery in terms of pain or recovery. I don't see any difference in my pain from it though. Dr. Mest did say it would take several months to detrermine the success of it. But, I would still say it is worth a try. It seems like this condition is pretty nasty and you just don't know what will work and for whom. no guarentees! :( Good luck!

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Message Number 248704

Re: "Suzy D" View Thread
Posted by Dr. DSW on 7/25/08 at 16:37

Despite my post above, you still decided to post on THIS message board. Once again, THIS message board is titled 'ASK THE DOCTOR' and is not a chat board or discussion board. Unless you are a medical professional, you should not answer questions on this board or engage in discussions on THIS particular message board. There are several other message boards on this site for that purpose.

You can post any questions you'd like, but once again, please refrain from posting answers or your comments on this particular 'ASK THE DOCTOR' message board.

Ironically, I requested the same from you in February of 2008 and your reply was:

'I am really sorry about that. Didn't pay attention to red. Won't happen again. S'

If you'd like to see the quote that YOU wrote, please click on one of your posts and click on 'previous posts' and it will bring you to that post.

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Message Number 248697

Re: chronic plantar fasciitis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 7/25/08 at 09:10

Pain Management and Neurologist prescribed the Methadone, Cymbalta, and Lyrcia for me. The Lyrcia does not provide much relief. Maybe the combination will help you. Good luck. S

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Message Number 248696

Re: chronic plantar fasciitis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 7/25/08 at 09:04

I agree about the Cymbalta. It seems to take the focus off the foot pain and also helps with sleep pattern. It has not helped as much as for you, Steve, but has allowed a more normal life. Combined with a low dose of Methadone, there is less pain in feet.

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Message Number 248695

Re: chronic plantar fasciitis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 7/25/08 at 09:04

I agree about the Cymbalta. It seems to take the focus off the foot pain and also helps with sleep pattern. It has not helped as much as for you, Steve, but has allowed a more normal life. Combined with a low dose of Methadone, there is less pain in feet.

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Message Number 248694

Re: chronic plantar fasciitis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 7/25/08 at 08:58

Shannon,
Have you seen a neurologist or Pain Management? I have never found relief from either Neurontin of Lyrcia. It seems that a combination of Methadone (from Pain Management) and Cymbalta (Pain Management) calms the irritated nerves. I also see an Osteopathic PT who works on my feet on an individual basis. My Nerve tests were not conclusive either, but the skin punch test did indicate a small fiber neuropathy. You could try www.Neuropathy. org. for more information. Keep us posted and wishing you all the best. Makes daily activities more difficult when feet hurt all the time. S

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Message Number 248646

Re: chronic plantar fasciitis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 7/23/08 at 10:27

Hi Shannon,
I have a very similar problem and have the symptoms you describe as well. My question is, could you have had nerve damage prior to some of the treatments, especially Shockwave. That is why I held off on the SW treatment. Have you ever seen a neurologist to determine if you could have some type of neuropathy? I was also diagnosed with PF, but the main cause of my foot pain is an idiopathic peripheral neuropathy of lower extremities. Maybe you should check on that?
All the best,
Suzy

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Message Number 245909

Re: Axiom and DRX9000 posts no longer allowed. View Thread
Posted by Axiom on 4/16/08 at 06:30

OmaZ is Suzanne Westfall the co-plantiff in the Qui Tam against Axiom. If anyone wants proof, I will provide it.

No agenda here right? Kind of interesting that you support NAM when your husband sells VAX-D, conflict of interest or perhaps a larger conspiracy. Why repeatedly hide behind an alias? What about independent links regarding this case? Of course NAM is going to spin it. You insult the readers on this board and the Chiropractic profession. How do you explain Dr. B's post? 'The Truth is Out There.'

Gary Dixon

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Message Number 245752

Re: mortons neuroma View Thread
Posted by suzannep on 4/13/08 at 04:59

I had the surgery to remove the Morton's neuroma by a podiatrist. It was extremely successful, though a painful and long three to four month recovery. I had a successful year of running 5ks. I had specially built orthotics. An experienced runner/salesman/trainer said that my new balance shoes were way too big (1 and1/2 sizes bigger then my shoe size). He convinced me to wear my regular shoe size. After running in my size 9 and 1/2 for three weeks, the neuroma pain is back with quick, horrid intensity. I'm not sure what to do next. The neuroma is not back (evidenced by x-rays and MRI), but the pain is severe at times. Any advice? What web sites to read? I've tried celebrex, and ice, with limited success.

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Message Number 243541

PF vs PN and Shockwave Therapy-? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/22/08 at 18:06

If I have a combination of PF and PN issues, could Shockwave make the neuropathy pain and symptoms worse or will it just possibly relieve the PF and do nothing at all pro or con for the PN pain? I have been assured that SW does not affect the nerve issue, but after so many years of bilateral foot pain, I am not sure I trust that answer. Thanks lots,
Suzy

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Message Number 243079

Re: PF vs plantar fibromatosis View Thread
Posted by Dr. Wedemeyer on 2/11/08 at 14:01

Suzy

Plantar fasciitis is a painful, typically acute inflammation of the plantar fascia due to trauma or biomechanical overuse. There may be an accompanying spurring at the calcaneus dou to the excessive 'pull' on the origin of the PF at the heel. Plantar fasciosis is the chronic state of unresolved PF where thickening of the PF can be established with clinical imaging. Treatment initially is conservative.

In contrast plantar fibromatosis (leederhose)is a local proliferation of abnormal fibrous tissue in the plantar fascia. Often it may present with contracture and nodules on the sole of the foot may be present. Treatment can include surgical removal of the nodule but recurrence is very high

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Message Number 243063

PF vs plantar fibromatosis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/11/08 at 07:43

What is the difference between the two conditions and how are they treated differently?
Plantar Fasciitis vs Plantar Fibromatosis?
Suzy

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Message Number 242807

Re: Morton's neuroma and plantar fasciitis - Will Cryosurgery help me? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/05/08 at 07:31

You could try the Foot and Ankle Institute that has 7 locations in CA. Maybe there is one in your area. The number is 877 677 9911. They seem to have advanced procedures that help alleviate foot problems. Best wishes,
S

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Message Number 242806

Re: Morton's neuroma and plantar fasciitis - Will Cryosurgery help me? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/05/08 at 07:30

You could try the Foot and Ankle Institute that has 7 locations in CA. Maybe there is one in your area. The number is 877 677 9911. They seem to have advanced procedures that help alleviate foot problems. Best wishes,
S

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Message Number 242805

Re: Morton's neuroma and plantar fasciitis - Will Cryosurgery help me? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/05/08 at 07:29

You could try the Foot and Ankle Institute that has 7 locations in CA. Maybe there is one in your area. The number is 877 677 9911. They seem to have advanced procedures that help alleviate foot problems. Best wishes,
S

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Message Number 242742

Re: RSD View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/03/08 at 21:35

I am really sorry about that. Didn't pay attention to red. Won't happen again. S

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Message Number 242709

Re: RSD View Thread
Posted by Dr. DSW on 2/02/08 at 13:25

Suzy,
Please refrain from posting answers on THIS particular message board. In case you haven't noticed, this message board is 'ASK THE DOCTORS'. Please read the rules written in red below.

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Message Number 242698

Re: RSD View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/02/08 at 10:19

Maria,
You should seek out RSDHOPE.org and RSDSupport.com for more information and opinions. That would give you more answers to your questions, I would think. Like you, I have been diagnosed with RSD, and continue to swim. It hurts, but no more than just daily standing or walking. As long as you don't overdo it, you should be okay. Hope you check out these site,
S
Who is RSD specialist in NYC?

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Message Number 242428

Re: foot cramps--*please* help View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/27/08 at 10:28

HI Zoley,
I have had chronic PF for years now and I find that the stretching seems to have a rebound effect, rather than a loosening effect on the fascia. Like you, I just want to be able to walk again without so much pain. Mine seems to have spread from the heels to the toes as well as the calves. A few physicians suggest it could also be a Neuropathy, but I imagine fascia press on muscles and nerves when tight and cause Neuropathic sensations as well. I have a lot of pins and needle sensations under my feet as well. Share more when you have time. What have you tried so far to relieve the pain. I mainly swim for exercise now, but miss walking a great deal. What are you taking for the pain? Chat soon,
S

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Message Number 242427

Re: foot cramps--*please* help View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/27/08 at 10:28

HI Zoley,
I have had chronic PF for years now and I find that the stretching seems to have a rebound effect, rather than a loosening effect on the fascia. Like you, I just want to be able to walk again without so much pain. Mine seems to have spread from the heels to the toes as well as the calves. A few physicians suggest it could also be a Neuropathy, but I imagine fascia press on muscles and nerves when tight and cause Neuropathic sensations as well. I have a lot of pins and needle sensations under my feet as well. Share more when you have time. What have you tried so far to relieve the pain. I mainly swim for exercise now, but miss walking a great deal. What are you taking for the pain? Chat soon,
S

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Message Number 242099

Re: Severe Case of Plantar Fasciitis View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/17/08 at 15:30

Can you explain the difference in the treament of plantar fasciitis and plantar facciosis? What is the difference between the two conditions?
Thanks,
Suzy

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Message Number 242098

Plantar Differences? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/17/08 at 15:25

Jenn,
What is the difference between Plantar Fasciiitis and Plantar Fasciosis?
Thanks,
Suzy

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Message Number 241462

Re: Cryosurgery in South Jersey area for Morton's neuroma? View Thread
Posted by LenJP on 1/02/08 at 12:53

Well, first, the AETNA website has a not-very-user-friendly interface for locating providers who are in their network. When I log in as a member, it's hard to even figure out where to look for providers who participate in their various plans. I think that search function should be a number one obvious option to be able to select when a member logs in -- but it isn't. Then, even after finally being able to figure out where to start the search, the search criteria are very poorly done. The screens that come up are just plain cryptic -- sometimes it allows searching for the category of specialist--podiatrist, by geographical area, and sometimes it doesn't. I am fairly computer literate and it is a puzzle for me every time I try the search. The next problem becomes that most (or all) of the providers listed don't show their website in their listing even if they do have a website. And, without access to a website, there is no way to figure out if the podiatrist does cryosurgery.

The ONLY way that I was able to find podiatrists who provide cryosurgery anywhere in the whole South/Central New Jersey and Philadelphia area was through here -- the heelspurs.com cryosurgery message board. Then, after getting the names you and others provided, I could go to the AETNA member website and look up each one by name to see if they are AETNA Choice POS (Open Access) providers. Based on that search, Dr. Robert Cohen was the only one I could find who is an in-network podiatrist in this area who does cryosurgery.

I also thought I saw somewhere that there was a podiatrist in Newtown who does cryosurgery, but I don't know where I saw that. From the AETNA member website, I found 3 in-network podiatrists who are located in Newtown, PA (Jack B. Groman, DPM; Suzanne Phillips, DPM; and William S. Lynde, DPM). But, while all 3 have a lot of information about their education etc. on the AETNA member website, none showed a website of their own so I have no way of knowing if they do cryosurgey and I wasn't up for calling each one to see if they do.

Hope this helps.

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Message Number 241395

Re: Metarsalgia Capsulitis View Thread
Posted by SuzP on 12/30/07 at 20:23

Has anyone with 2nd metetarsal pain considered or tried Prolotheraphy to try to rid the pain? It is a series of injections that help the area heal?

I have not done it but am researching it as my podiatrist mentioned this as an option.

Any thoughts???

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Message Number 241211

Re: fascia release surgery View Thread
Posted by Dr. DSW on 12/24/07 at 16:50

Suzy,
You did not provide any medical advice, so I will not delete your message. But please note the 'rules' of this particular message board. Unlike the other message boards on this website, this PARTICULAR message board is titled 'ask the doctors', and should therefore all responses should only be from medical professionals. Therefore, unless you have a QUESTION, I would appreciate if you would refrain from posting on this particular message board. Thank you.

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Message Number 241210

fascia release surgery View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 12/24/07 at 16:39

Hi Chris,
I am in the same position as you. I was tested for nerve damage and none found. So, by process of elimination, it was diagnosed as bilateral PF. I have tried PT, been treated for neuropathy, and nothing seems to touch the pain. I was presented with the option of ESTW or a PF release. Based on your experience, I am not sure what to try next. I have that same feeling in my foot and ankle. It feels as if the tight bands are somehow twisted and shoe is on wrong foot. I wonder if we really do have some form of nerve damage? Keep in touch concerning your next plan of action. It seems as if Chronic PF is pretty hard to treat, much less cure. S

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Message Number 240676

Re: Neuropathy or PF View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 12/12/07 at 08:00

Hi Jane,
Same problems same mixed diagnosis. My symptoms are like yours, except for pain and consticted feeling when I get up in the AM. Keep in touch. Let me know your final evaluation and treatment plan. These symptoms overlap so much it is difficult to get a proper diagnosis. Interested to hear how you do? Actaually, as long as you get out of pain, who care what it is? How did your pain start. Mine begain with ache in right ankle. S

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Message Number 240316

Re: DRX9000 View Thread
Posted by Suzy on 12/06/07 at 10:15

Having gone thru half the treatments now, I am convinced it works. My chiro also said if I was not helped by it, he would give me $$$ back when I had half the treatments (12). This chiro has been using it for 3 yrs and knows what protocol works. One just needs to follow his directions---drink lots of water, don't strain the back while on treatments until you are ready to do stabilization exercies, etc. I am almost out of all pain, sleep thru the night now, have my good attitude back. I highly recommend the DRX to anyone who is a candidate, which I think most are. One man was 96 yrs. old in this office and threw his walker away after the treatments. Consults should be free and ask for a 'money-back guarantee'. It's pretty much evidenced-based at this point because it is hard to do a double-blind study on it (placebo). I understand Stanford and John Hopkins are coming out with research results soon.

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Message Number 240085

Re: Spasms View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 11/30/07 at 19:59

That vibration sounds more like a Neuropathic Pain than PF. Have you checked with a physician to see if you have a neuropathy and not PF? S

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Message Number 240013

Re: The Saphenous Nerve View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 11/29/07 at 21:22

How many nerves are there in the foot and leg that contribute to either PF or PN? There seem to be an awful lot that can cause all sorts of pain? Does the pain ever get resolved in most cases? S

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Message Number 239883

Re: Night Splints-comment View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 11/27/07 at 08:56

Suzy here and same problem. My physicians are not sure if this is PN or PF, but podiatrist suggested night splints. I can wear them about half the night and then they stir up the neuropathic pain under my feet and I also have to remove them. There is such confusion re diagonsis of nerve vs PF (and RSD)pain and most of the symptoms overlap a great deal. Good luck with the night splints for the pain. SD

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Message Number 239827

Re: DRX9000 View Thread
Posted by Suzy on 11/25/07 at 16:08

I'm going into my 9th DRX treatment and have a question for the docs on this website. The chiro hooked me up the 1st time but since then, his 'able office staff' have done it. Now, a new person is being trained and I am worried because I read that it is critical the positioning on the machine. I know they can set it for L5/S1 and the strap is set at that angle and then there is a protocol of strapping in and tilting the pelvis. This person only gets one week training and I am nervous. Should I request the chiro to do it?

Also, I've heard that the chiro's own you for life on follow up treatments. What is the normal amount (if any) of follow up treatments?

I do have to say that it has helped me enormously with the exception of Thanksgiving day where I was on my feet all day and felt the worse I have ever felt. But the treatment the next day put me back on track for healing. I have degenerative disc at L5 and 16 treatments left.

On a side note, I always talk to other patients when I am in there regarding their progress. Have only heard really good things. One young guy who had 3 herniated discs went thru excruciating pain the 1st month and now he is out of the program and only goes there for maintenance once a month. He's back to his normal sports and activities with no pain.

Result number: 48

Message Number 239621

Re: Metarsalgia Capsulitis View Thread
Posted by SuzP on 11/19/07 at 13:15

Thank you for the response and advice.

Can I ask....what are your symptoms/pain with this condition?
Have you gone to a podiatrist for this? Was your dr. sure of your diagnosis? Did they tell you it would be a life-long condition?

If what you suggested has helped, what do your feet feel like(since you said it has not gone away totally) with using the above inserts?

I appreciate all of the feedback. At this point I am not willing to believe I will have this for the rest of my life so am researching any avenue possible!! Thanks again!

Result number: 49

Message Number 239592

Re: DRX9000 View Thread
Posted by Suzy on 11/18/07 at 19:11

Hi John,

Even though this discussion is over 1 yrs. old, I would be interested in what you found out from your retired Orthopedic Surgeon or if your opinion has changed on the subject. Seems like the DRX 9000 was met with skepticism in '06 but now some of the medical experts on the internet (non-physicians) are more open minded and actually recommending it as a 'last resort before surgery'. Personally I am on my 5th visit on the DRX and have seen a significant reduction in L5/S1 pain. My problem is severe but not as serious as others I have read about on this and other sites. And the jury is still out because I am not 1/4 the way through the treatment. But in talking to some of the other DRX patients when I go in for treatments, it really does work.

Suzy

Result number: 50

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Re: Metarsalgia Capsulitis View Thread
Posted by SuzP on 11/17/07 at 15:56

I too have been experiencing this sort of pain since January 2007. I have been to 3 Podiatrists and gotten mixed answers.

Pod #1 said most likely capsilitus but may be mortons neuroma
Pod #2 Mortons neuroma
Pod #3 capsulitus

I have had an x-ray and MRI and nothing shows up. I am now getting my second pair to prescription orthodics. This pair is suppose to raise my 2nd metetarsal (where the pain seems to start) and try to give that area a break and to heal.

My pain started out as pins and needle feeling but is now more tingling and sore. It is all in the ball of my foot. My feet seem fine it the morning but as I am on them during the day the pain starts and gradually gets worse. The ony exercise I have been doing is riding a bike since the injury. I was a runner before this. It has been very challenging for me to deal with!!

Has anyone found a successful way to treat this condition? As of now I am thinking it is capsilitus as the 3rd dr. seemed pretty confident that that what is what it is.

Any adivice would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!

Result number: 51

Message Number 238490

Sorry Kathy G View Thread
Posted by Tammie on 10/27/07 at 00:51

Kathy,
Hello,I do remember who u are (or were yes the proud new grandma) no i really dont beleve there are ugly grandbabies lol! i would like a FEW myself.
But I only wish it were me with the new baby or twins yet lol but that might give my hubby quite a shock or two. i think i am a bit over th age of having my own babies 48 is time to have me some grandbabies now.Thats exciting about suzanne,please give he my best wishes, she was a great person.And will be a marvoulous grandma.
Carole, was allot of fun to when she bought her home and was mowing her grass and pruning her fruit trees of some sort and then she went on that ship I believe it was she had a interesting job.My goodness just thinking of thease few and seeing a few other names here tonight gave me some very warm and happy memories of some fantastic people.I am glad got a chance to know some of them but I am also glad i left when all the fussing started as I dont like to deal with fighting and hurting people.So hope you are doing well and great catching up as always.

Result number: 52

Message Number 237654

Re: injections with or without ultrasound? View Thread
Posted by Dr. Ed on 10/13/07 at 08:53

Suzanne:

I use ultrasound for some injections. It is not the standard of care to use it for all injections. If one is going after an easily found 'target' then ultrasound is not necessary. Podiatrists have successfuly injected neuromas for years without ultrasound. The was a good paper that came out this June in a radiology journal in which a group of radiologist were injecting neuromas under ultrasound guidance with an app. 90% success rate. There were no controls, that is, no group of individuals with neuromas that were injected without ultrasound. Additionally, injection of neuromas by radiologists is not that common so the process of 'finding the target' without imaging may have been more challenging to that group.

There probably is no real standard for when to use ultrasound guided injections or not. I was one of the early adopters of diagnostic ultrasound and remain a proponent of its use. I, for years, did not feel that it was necessary to use ultrasound for cortisone injections of the plantar fascia. It seemed like too easy a target. Nevertheless, I had to look at a colleague who seemed to be getting better results with ultrasound guided injections of the fascia than I was. I started using ultrasound just for curiosity to see where my injections were really going. I was surprised to find that they were often distal to the area of fasciosis (the worst area of the fascia) and I never actually deposited fluid into the area of fasciosis. I then retried my technique with ultrasound and was then easily able to deposit fluid within the substance of the fascia specifically at the area of fasciosis and just deep to that area. We do not want the fluid to be superficial to it as it has the potential to atrophy the fat pad under the heel bone. I also was able to use less cortisone because I only released the fluid when I hit the target.

So, this is an area still up for debate.

Dr. Ed

Result number: 53

Message Number 237647

injections with or without ultrasound? View Thread
Posted by Suzanne L on 10/13/07 at 08:33

Do many podiatrists do alcohol injections (for neuromas) without the use of ultrasound? Is it more risky that way, or is getting the injection into the correct place a no-brainer?

My previous podiatrist used ultrasound for everything (diagnosis, cortisone injections), and the new one I'm seeing for alcohol shots doesn't use ultrasound for them. It's a little unnerving (no pun intended). ;)

Result number: 54

Message Number 237555

Re: Hi,remember me? View Thread
Posted by Necee on 10/11/07 at 23:32

Wow Kathy, you have a great memory! I can't remember what I did last week!
I did not know that Suzanne was going to be a grandmother....I bet she's thrilled to say the least. Would you please tell her to email me. I sent her an email about 3 weeks ago, but never got a reply, I might not have her right email address.
Congratulations to you as well on becoming a grandmother!!
I don't ever hear from Carole any more, or any of the others.....Judy S did come see me last year....we had a wonderful visit! I don't know if she was still posting here when you came on board or not...anyway she's a wonderful lady.
I don't recognize hardly any of the names here on this board now.....it's been over 2 yrs since I stopped posting. But for the 4 or 5 yrs that I did post on this site, I made some wonderful friendships! I sure hope all current posters are just as helpful to those in need of support as much as everyone was so helpful to me back when I first started posting here.

Happy trails...

Necee

Result number: 55

Message Number 237523

Re: Hi,remember me? View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 10/11/07 at 14:11


I didn't have a chance to respond to you, Tammie. I actually came on the board just about the time you stopped posting as much. You are the pretty blonde Tammie who had a baby, right? Was it twins?

Necee, don't you miss the good old days of hearing what Carole was going to wear to the Mardi Gras balls? I haven't talked to her in ages. And Judy's new kitchen, your new ranch. John h doesn't post on this board much any more but he's occasionally on the Political board and I keep in touch with both him and Suzanne, who's going to be a grandmother for the first time!

I became one back in April when my son and daughter-in-law had a beautiful little baby boy. Of course, you wouldn't think that I would say he was anything but beautiful, would you! :D

Ah, the board was different then although we have some very nice posters. Everything changes. Except me. I'm no older and the only real change in me is that my beauty has become all the more breath-taking. Okay, so you don't believe me but I tried!

Result number: 56

Message Number 237453

Re: Hi,remember me? View Thread
Posted by Necee on 10/10/07 at 00:08

Yes, I certainly do remember you Tammie!
I sent you an email, hope you got it.

I've been wondering how everyone is doing that frequented this board several years ago......Judy S, John H, Laurie R, Carole in New Orleans, Suzanne, Wendy, Maureen...etc.

I don't hang around here anymore, but did decide to check in today and see who's still posting.

Happy trails...

Necee

Result number: 57

Message Number 237154

Re: neuroma options/alcohol injection success/finding a podiatrist View Thread
Posted by Suzanne L. on 10/04/07 at 15:44

I've had a couple of cortisone shots (and more conservative suggestions, of course). I believe that the alcohol injections can work - I just want to make sure that I get someone with a good track record at doing them. His 60% odds aren't very impressive for what may mean up to 14 shots (two neuromas, remember) and half a year of messing around. He told me he'd do a shot in one neuroma one week, the other next week, and then wait two weeks and start over. That's a long time.

As for the price...he claims that's what my insurance company sets. He says he has no control over the prices for things. I thought that was a little bizarre, but I didn't argue with him. Insurance companies certainly have their issues. I know one reason the shots are fairly expensive is because he uses ultrasound when he does it - but they still shouldn't be quite that much IMO.

Oh, and he's an ACFAS associate. What else is looking at that site going to tell me?

Result number: 58

Message Number 237151

neuroma options/alcohol injection success/finding a podiatrist View Thread
Posted by Suzanne L. on 10/04/07 at 15:22

I am currently trying to decide what to do about my neuromas. I have two neuromas in the same foot (and possibly one developing in the other foot, but that's not my present concern).

My podiatrist has recommended surgical removal of the neuromas. He has been very successful, claiming to have never had any stump neuromas in his clients (I didn't ask how many he's done). However, given that I have a young child and no one to help me, he's suggesting decompression instead. I'm a little concerned as to how two ligament releases side by side will possibly effect the stabilization of my foot (and if I'm just inviting more problems). He doesn't feel that's an issue.

I actually wanted to go with alcohol shots, but he said, in his experience, he has only had 60% success. He claims that he stands to make the most money from the shots (at $600 a piece) but he cannot recommend them due to their low success rate.

If I could find another podiatrist that had a higher success rate, I'd probably go for it. I'm not psyched about either of the surgeries, finding flaws with both. But I haven't had any luck in my search. I've looked for local 'choice awards' and can't find any for doctors in Indianapolis. The local runners board doesn't make any mention of podiatrists. I'm not sure anyone I call is going to be truthful with me. How else would I go about finding an expert at this?

Result number: 59

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

Result number: 60

Message Number 231427

Re: Torn Fascia View Thread
Posted by SA on 6/12/07 at 10:21

Several Olympic runners have come back from PF: Carrie Tolefson, Marla Runyan, and even Bill Rogers of Boston Marathon fame had it for 18 months. Sprinter Suzy Favor Hamilotn also ruptured her achilles, had it surgically repaired, and came back. Of course, there are probably many that were not so lucky whom we don't here about. Also, I've read many of these athletes' autobiographies, and they receive DAILY therapy (PT, deep tissue massage, ultrasound, chiropractic, ice, etc) even several years after their injuries. Recovery IS their full-time job.

Result number: 61

Message Number 230846

Re: It's Suzanne D's birthday! View Thread
Posted by Julie on 5/31/07 at 05:21


Kathy, thank you for reminding me, and Suzanne, a very, very happy birthday to you. I hope you will enjoy every minute of your day today.

With love, Julie

Result number: 62

Message Number 230844

Re: It's Suzanne D's birthday! View Thread
Posted by james e. on 5/31/07 at 03:50

happy birthday to u, u should live in a zoo....

ah, that to old and dumb lol

happy birthday, may u celebrate many more moons

Result number: 63

Message Number 230837

It's Suzanne D's birthday! View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 5/30/07 at 21:37


For all of you who may remember Suzanne D from Kentucky, today is her birthday. I know I'm late posting but I wasn't able to until now. I don't know if she ever checks the boards but even if she doesn't, I hope you'll join me in thinking positive, happy thoughts for a person who contributed so much peace and help to many of us when we were in the throes of our PF!

Thanks!

Result number: 64

Message Number 230588

Military Records ONLINE - Thank you Marie View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 5/26/07 at 02:01

Dear Marie,
Thank you for posting that link to the military records. I found my dad who died 25 years ago. He weighed 176#'s at enlistment in the record. That's probably the most he ever weighed as his throat was partially paralyzed from shrapnel and he was always so thin and his shoulder shot off and 4 degenerative/herniated discs all from WWII. 6'4 and 150 pounds and sometimes thinner. It's sad all the damage war does. He graduated with ten kids. Many years later he was declared totally disabled so the VA provided college funds for his 13 children. He was a good man and my idol when I was younger.

My son, the geneaologist in the family is going to love this.

That was awesome you shared that.

Oma Zanne (Suzanne)

Result number: 65

Message Number 230488

heel pain/arch pain View Thread
Posted by suzip on 5/24/07 at 21:00

I was diagnosed with PF about 10 years ago. Lot of cortisone shots, custom orthotics, nothing helped but birkenstocks sandals. About a year ago, PF came back full force, worse than ever. Cortisone shots, physical therapy with ultrasound, no releief. My podiatrist swears I need arch supports. The trouble is, if the arch support os high enough to releive the heel, my arch hurts. My doctor had said if the PT didn't fix teh problem, he would do the 'topaz' procedure. When I went back and said the PT hadn't helped, he said that I was a poor candidate for the procedure and I needed to get used to the arch supports. I am a hairstylist so I am on mt feet all day. I used to power walk 3 miles a day but now it is all I can do to get through a work day, much less walk! I am putting on weight (and so is my dog!) from being a couch potato. I have 18 different types of arch supports and they all hurt my arches. I went to Good Feet and they said I didn't have flat feet and tried to sell me arch supports for 500.00. Any suggestions on where to go from here? A new doctor, a new arch support? I do my PT exercises every single day without fail. I am in Virginia Beach and I appreciate any and all advice! Thanks!

Result number: 66
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Message Number 229558

Re: posting rules reminder View Thread
Posted by john h on 5/10/07 at 16:43

Dorothy: You have added something to my vocabulary today so thank you. I had never thought much about the word 'irregardless'. You are right and I will not forget it. Suzzane gave ne a tip a couple of years ago about the words 'a lot'. Many of us spell a lot as alot. She said that one of her students was requried to stand at one end of the blackboard and write 'A' and then walk to the other end and write 'lot'. A simple tool for us bad bad spellers. I hope Dr. Z is reading this. Your word is like when you often saw the word 'inflamable' printed on gas trucks and other places. Some one finally came to the conclusion that the word 'flamable' worked better.

Hey, I had some stuff deleted today so take it easy. It goes with the territory. I do think I had some misinformation in my post so I have no reason to complain. We often hear the words 'do not take it personal'. Easy to say but hard to do. Having my post deleted beats the heck out of failing a flight check.

Result number: 67

Message Number 228888

Re: Tonight - Frontline PBS Special Part I - "The Mormons" View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 4/30/07 at 21:01

Well, Mormons have not practiced polygomy for over 100 years so whatever you were watching was not about 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.' Mormon is just a nickname for the church.

I hope you're watching so you can find out more. Being teachable and finding out for yourself is a good thing. I've heard a lot of wacky things over the years. I was raised Catholic and my husband was a Baptist. I've found it to be help raising five children.

It just started for you. I'll let you go.

Suzanne

Result number: 68

Message Number 228859

Re: RSD/CRPS in ankle again - reocurrance after remission View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 4/30/07 at 16:09

Have you visited RSDHope.org? If not there is a lot of info on that site. Also, www.ninds.nih.gov-You beat it once. Am sure you can do it again.

Result number: 69

Message Number 228852

Tonight - Frontline PBS Special Part I - "The Mormons" View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 4/30/07 at 14:15

I thought this would give all those in pain something to keep their minds off of it for 2 hours.

A couple of weeks ago one of the posters said how his uncle was involved running the Mormons out of Illinois. They were also run out of Ohio and Missouri (the governor issued an extermination order to destroy every man, woman and child that was a Mormon).

They went to Utah hoping to be able to exercise Freedom of Religion.

I hope I don't get all kinds of flack for mentioning this. Last time when I said the word 'Jesus' you'd think I'd said the B word at airport security.

Here's a trailer on it to see if you might want to see it.

http://www.pbs.org/mormons/view/2514.html?&c=3wm.


This is for Las Vegas.

The Mormons
Monday, April 30, 2007, 9:00 PM
KLVX
Channel CHANNEL 10

Can't watch at this time? Find other broadcast times during the next two weeks for The Mormons at http://www.pbs.org/whatson/

Enjoy!

Oma Z - Suzanne

Result number: 70

Message Number 228586

advice for morton's neuroma (other issues involved) View Thread
Posted by Suzanne L on 4/26/07 at 11:35

I have been dx with a morton's neuroma in my right foot. The problem started in December (due to use of an elliptical machine, I believe, which I immediately quit using), and I saw a podiatrist shortly thereafter.

A bit of background on me - I have chronic achilles tendinosis (same foot) that has been an issue since at least 2001. I took up running in 1999-2000, which I believe initially brought on the condition - though it didn't become a problem until some time after I'd quit running, which I thought was odd. Anyway, for several years, I have been mostly inactive. In Jan 2005, I had a baby, and then I started having problems in other areas - elbows, hips, shoulder. I was dx with fibromyalgia. Per the rheumatologist's instruction, I started trying to exercise again. I stuck mainly to walking. At that time, I was wearing a Saucony running shoe. I have wide feet and relatively high arches - but they are not flat. I overpronate. The walking went pretty well, as I was able to work up to 30 min a few days per week. It was touch and go but an improvement. Then I started using the cursed elliptical.

My podiatrist first suggested that I replace my running shoes with something wider. My regular daily shoes already had a very wide toe box (and no heels). I really don't think I've done much to abuse my feet, unlike some patients with this problem. I don't wear heels or tight shoes. I'm usually barefoot at home. (I do have a weight problem, and apparently the bony structure of my feet is a little strange). The pod also said to ice the bottom of my foot before bed. I slacked on this inititally. He claims he's had a neuroma for 10 years and managed it with only regular icing and proper shoes. I now have a pair of extra wide Brooks shoes, which seemed extremely comfortable when I purchased them (a month or two ago) but wearing them all the time doesn't seem to be helping me. My neuroma has gotten worse in the past couple of weeks, to the point that it bothers me during the night. It's not extremely painful, but it's bothersome. I've tried icing several times per day in the past week, and it doesn't seem to have much effect. We tried a pad (metatarsal? in the middle of the ball) but I have found it to be annoying and painful to stand on for long.

My podiatrist claims that he does not have good luck with injections in people with FMS - something to the effect that the injection is often not well tolerated. My rheumatologist thinks that's bunk and would choose injections before surgery. I'm concerned about any injections that may damage the fat pad or anything else in my foot, because I really don't need any other problems! This pod prefers to do a neurectomy (over decompression) and his office staff told me that they 'tie the nerve endings together', which I thought was weird. I haven't been to any other podiatrists about the neuroma yet.

What daily choices should I be making? What risks are there to the various treatment options, and is FMS a contraindication for any of them? I'd obviously like to go the conservative route first, but as is the case with every other injury I've acquired in the past few years, this just isn't responding well thus far.

Thanks,
Suzanne

Result number: 71

Message Number 227717

Re: To Ralph about Hope View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 4/14/07 at 02:07

Hi Ralph,
I speak to Scott, Hope's husband every night, and you can be sure that Hope is just as ill as she says. She has been hospitalized and is now connected to two tubes to help her get her body functioning once again. Scott is very worried and these negative posts just upset him more. Let's keep the unkind comments to ourselves and unite to wish the very best for Hope. Thanks for believing in her, Ralph! Yup, you are a very good friend and so nonjudgmental. If you need to contact me, my e-mail is Winekitty2 at aol.com(suzy). Sara PC is not working well and I have a hard time getting on this site.
Take care,
Suzy

Hope wants you to know that she misses chatting with you and all your encouring and informative advice. Hello to Catherine as well. She should be out of the hospital as soon as she is able to eat and drink on her own.

Result number: 72

Message Number 227712

Re: about Hope View Thread
Posted by Scott on 4/14/07 at 01:43

I am Hope's husband Scott and I would like to say thank you to Ralph and Catherine,Suzy,Sara and Lisa and also to anyone else who has spoken with Hope and has shown her much kindness. I apologize for not mentioning your name. The names that I did mention are of those people that Hope speakes about often.

I would first like to say that I'm absolutly appalled at what has been said here. What gives you the right to speak about her in this manner. If hope would have read this she would have been devastated. I will have to tell her that this has been said about her, but I will not while she is still in the hospital. I did have to laugh when someone said that she was very manipulative. Hope has a heart made of gold. This can be a problem at times, but if we only all had that as a problem. She has NEVER once said one bad word about any of you. I bought her this laptop so she could meet some NICE people to talk to and share her thoughts with. Yes, she does have a counselor that she does see but she does not care for her. I have never told hope this but nor do I. I nor did she know that she would be treated in this manner. You were right about a few things. She can not sit at a computer because of her condition, but she also can not be in a bed either. So, you know where she is 24/7, she sits in a recliner with her leg propped up in the air so nothing can touch it. When I mean 24/7, this is also where she has slept for almost a year now. I bought her this laptop so she would have something more to do that watch TV all day long. She does have RSD/CRPS. That is a fact. It's in left leg but is worse from the knee down to her toes. She can not wear a shoe or a sock. There are even some days that she wants to try and sit outside but can not because the wind is blowing and the breeze across her leg or foot and it's to painful for her. Do you even know how many nights that I've heard her cry herself to sleep because of all the pain that she is in. You also had mention about her wanting to stop her meds. Well, that's the truth. Hope is a person who hated to take anything, but she would take a couple of tylenol for a headache. Now she takes 13 differerent kinds of meds a day and wears 3 patches on her ankle/foot and 2 pain patches on her chest. She is sick and tired of it and has said many times that she really just wants to stop taking it all. In her eyes, why should she bother to keep taking all of these pills if she is having so much pain. She is right, but with RSD it does not matter how many meds you take it will never and I mean never take all the pain away. But right now she is just so frustrated and anger she does not see that by stopping these meds that she will even have more pain. RSD comes with a lot of baggage. The guilt of not being able to do things that you were able too. Have you ever bothered to ask her if she had one wish what it would be? Well, let me tell you. She wishes that she could have a vacation from herself. Do you know that the suicide rate is very high for RSD/CRPS patients? You know how I know that? I was going to tell you because that is between hope and myself. Hope is not crazy, she is not nuts. She is just in a lot of pain and does not feel that she is a good mom or wife anymore. She is depressed. Hope has always said that RSD has taken her life away, she did not give it away. She has been through so very much. She has had 6 surgeries over the past 2 years. She really could use a break. What you all have done here, to talk about her the way you that you have was so wrong. You were way of base with this one and I mean way off base. You now have treated her the same way as workmen's comp. has. There is way more to this but I don't feel that I need or want to explain anymore. I do know by her posting on this forum that she is putting herself out there for everone else to see but I guarantee you that she never really thought about how many people were actually reading her post. She really was only thinking about Ralph,Catherine,Sara,Suzy and Lisa. I think the rest of you owe my wife a big apology. Please, don't post to her anymore unless you can be kind. My advise to all of you would be to, if you have not or if you have is to do a lot more reading on RSD/CRPS because you have not learned a thing. You really need to walk in her shoes. Then we will see what you have to say. Hope has never once said that pain is a competition. Those are words that you have put into her mouth. She know's way to many people that have RSD/CRPS to make that statement. You must of misconstrued what she had said.

Ralph and Lisa I wanted to give you an update on what has been going on. I have already updated Suzy and Sara. As you know Hope has had a really tough time eating and drinking and we have been on her case for 3 months now. Promises after promises from her and look where that has gotten herself. As you know she had a PICC Line put in. We had a couple of big problems with this also, I believe she had shared that with you. Things had been returning to more normal than what they had been in a very long time, if you can call anything normal right now. Since she had the PICC Line in her bloodwork was back to normal again. So, we had made the decision to have the line removed as long as she promised to eat. So, again promises after promises and she was right back in the same situation as she is in now. So, I'm not to sure what had transpired but she had decided that if I call and make an appointment with our family doctor as I had done in the past so she would go. So, I had made the appointment for Tuesday. I new I had a couple of hours before her appointment. I went to work for a couple of hours and I new my older son was home. I came home to pick her up and I could not wake her. So, I called 911. They took her BP and they could not get one. They started a couple of lines and by the time they got that done we were at the hospital. They started another line. Everything was happening so fast. I really did not know what they were doing and why. I just new that when they got done, her blood pressure was up and her heart was beating fine. This is when all the testing began and they called her family doctor and her cardiologist. They admitted her. She does now have another PICC line in and it will be in for awhile. She will not be given the option about this any longer. She was given chances and she made promises but again look where she is at, I know this sounds harsh, but I can not let her make this decision any longer. I will take it to court. I don't think that will be neccessary because she now is really trying but I will not let my guard down for one second. She was able to keep some broth down today. She is not sleeping very well at night because she is not use to sleeping in a bed because of her leg. So, rehab had brought her a piece of blue sponge like material to help prop her leg up so it will not touch anything and the nurses have been instructed to not touch,bump or try and cover her leg if she is sleeping. Rehabilitation also did some desensitizing today and that did not go well at all. It was very painful and she cried but she got through it. Her doctor said that her bloodwork today has been the best it's been. All of her EKG's looked good except for one when she was having chest pain so they gave her nitro under her tongue and they started her on a nitro paste patch and started her on heprin in her IV for a blood thinner. I had to cancel her pain management appointment because she's in the hospital for that, so he gave her family doctor a call and they changed some of her meds. Her Trazadaone they changed it from 50mg to 100mg, then they changed her gabapentin from 1 morning and lunch and 2 at bed time, to 1 in the morning, 1 mid morning, 1 lunch, 1 late afternoon and 2 at bedtime. Then her pain patches they are going to do a 12mcg and a 25 mcg. He thinks that having a patch that is 50mcg was to much of a does. So, we are going to do this for 2 weeks then we are going to do 2 25mcg patches for 2 weeks. Then try the 50 again and see what happens. If it is fine we will then leave it at that for now. Then we can add more as needed and if that does not work then we will go back to the 2 25mcg patches. They also started her 10mg of Lexapro. Just what she wanted was more pills to take. She was not thrilled at all. The change in the patches did not bother her much because that is not something that she has to take and we change those every 48 hours. All the other medication stayed the same. He did say that since she was puttting 3 lidoderm patches on her ankle/foot every 12 hours that she could but one on her back by the leads from her spinal cord stimulator. The heart tests that she has had have all come out fine so far other than the one EKG. She is getting migrane headaches from the nitro so they have been giving her demerol in her IV's for that. She has 3 IV's and her PICC Line. The PICC Line this time is in the bend of her are arm. She did not want it there but they did not give a choice. She is getting some of her strengh back. She wants to come home because she misses all of you. The doctor is saying Sunday or Mondy but I have a hard time believing that. We will see. If you have any question please just ask Suzy and Sara. This is really all I have for now. I have been pushing Hopes attorney's hard. I talk to them at least twice a week. WC really has everyone hands tied. I have spent thousands of dollar out of pocket to try and get Hope the medical care that she needs. Hope says left and WC always says right. I just know that we have been married for 23 years now and she is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I will do whatever it takes for her to be here for 23 more.


Again Ralph,Catherine,Lisa,Sara and suzy, Thank you for everything that you have posted to Hope. She does talk of you often. I know she wants to come home because she misses all of you. I just have to now figure out how I'm going to tell her what has been wrote about her.

Thank You all for Caring
Scott

Result number: 73

Message Number 227476

Re: To Sara & Lisa View Thread
Posted by sara d on 4/11/07 at 13:02

Hi Ralph and Lisa,

Just want to let u guys know that according to the nursing staff, Hope slept last nite (although maybe a bit restless). Scott spoke with the nurses this a.m and plans to see Hope this morning. She does have an appointment with her pain management doc tomorrow. That is the best update i can give u.

Ralph...i need to tell u that i would not feel comfortable talking with Hope's lawyers, although maybe Suzy would...and i will certainly mention it to Suzy. BTW Suzy would have posted but her computer is not cooperating when she tries to post to heelspurs.

I e-mailed Hope several times and we had many discussions about why i have difficulty continuing to 'chit chat' with her while she doesnt eat . I also told her that if I continued to 'chit chat' with her that there would most likely come a time when i would 'get angry' with her....and Hope did not feel comfortable with my anger. According to Hope, when Scott gets angry with her it only made her wants to eat less. I told Hope that i did not feel it was right for her to deny me (and Scott) this very human emotion. In any event, i am telling u this because i Know that because i express my anger to Hope, she does not always feel comfortable with me. ....so i guess our relationship is a bit strained....that is one reason i would not feel comfortable contacting her attorney.

Another reason i would not feel comfortable contacting her attorneys is because i sense that we (and i mean all of us ) have at one time or another 'coddled' Hope. At times I feel she is becoming to dependent on us. Calling her attorneys i feel should be handled within the family.

Suzy and i will certainly continue to keep u guys posted. If either of u would like to e-mail me....please do. My e-mail is rshathse at earthlink.net.

luv to both of u,
sara

Result number: 74

Message Number 226806

Re: To Hope View Thread
Posted by Hope on 4/04/07 at 22:08

Hi Lisa,

I'm really sorry that you are having a difficult time. I do know that you have a lot on your plate and I wish I could really do something for you to help. I can always listen. I alway say to myself that who am I to offer advise, me the one who is falling apart herself. I know the whole world is going to read this but sometimes I just don't care. Do you ever get tired of crying. Well, I always have to hide it. I can't show this to my kids. They don't need to worry about there mom, especially my daughter. You say or think that I have someone to talk too?? Well, I don't I have Ralph, Suzy,Sara and you. I do have my family but I can not share everything. I do not lie to them anymore but I don't share everything. There are somethings that I just can't share.

It's been nice not having to worry about the picc line. I never thought that my hand and arm was going to heal. What a nightmare that was!! I don't think I want it back in right now or really ever. I have planned an out of town birthday party for my daughter on the 21st with her friends at Medieval Times. Scott, my mom the boys and their girlfriend and my daughter's friends and I'm going to try and go, are spending the night in a hotel on the 21st and the dinner and show is that night then we will be back the next day. Anyway, I don't want to bother with the picc line. I may not even go but I don't want to take that chance. I had some diet pepsi and a bottle of DaSani water today. I did try and eat but that did not work out to well.

WC has my medical care in there hands. They say when, they say where, they say how, they control everything. People ask why are you depressed?? Well, lets see, could it be because I'm in undescribable pain 24/7 or humm... Could it be because I have not seen a OS in almost 7 months OHH!! Better yet!! Could it be because WC pulled me from PT and now I have lost almost all mobility in my ankle or leg and now it scares me to even think about what it's going to be like when they decide that I can go back. I'm frustrated,
angery,tired of fighting the fight,just mad at the whole world right now. I just don't know how else to describe things. Your right I do have no energy but it's kinda phyical and mental.

You are right when you say that I have no energy. I'm running on empty on mental energy not just physcal. I am mentally drained. I have done and tried to think of so many things to beat WC at there game and nothing seems to work. Just when I think something is going my way finally then here comes WC saying oh sorry we changed our minds for some reason or another. You should of seen the fight that went on when my PM said I need a SCS becasue the sympathic lumbar blocks were not working long enough. So, I really am just about all out of fight anymore. As I said before I just want medical care!! I don't think that this is to much to ask when the injury and now RSD/CRPS was caused at work. I'm not asking for anything else. WC is for the employer not the injuried employee. How sad it that??

I'm so sorry for the sarcasm. I hope you understand that I'm just very tired of everything.

You have to keep me posted on how PT is going. I'm sure the first few or even couple of weeks are going to be rough but I hope or I should say I know it well get better.

Take Always
Hope

Result number: 75

Message Number 224776

To Ralph and Lisa View Thread
Posted by Hope on 3/09/07 at 19:46

Hi,

I hope all is well with everyone!!

Well, I did not think my trip to the ER would mean a 2 tonight stay. Before we left I did make Scott promise that I would have not to stay. Well, my IV site was infected. Scott had to the VN that afternoon that it was getting red and she just again that I see my GP agin on Friday and we will see what he has do say. Well, Atfter Scott had read what Lisa had wroteand my had gotten more swollen and you cold not tough it because it was so sore he decided to my GP. I was not feel good all day but we just thought it was because my (BW) Bloodwork was still off. So, anyway they took one look at it and said it was infected. It was so painful to take it out. I was running a temp of almost 101. Scott and did not even think that because I have not been feeling good anyway. Now, I'm on antibotic because of the infection and my had is all wraped up and very sore. Atfer they opened it up even more they left it open so the infection could drain. What a mess. My mom and Scott were very pissed because they asked the VN a couple of times. We are not nurses so we were going by what she was telling us. My mom said she hopes she loses he job. I said maybe she is new. My GP said that he will be taking care of this. Scott said they will never step one foot in our home again and he will have her job. I told him needs to calm down!!

I did get a PICC line in my Chest. They did this with and xray machine. It is so mcuh better than in my hand and I can hide itbetter. I did have more BW before I left and my GP said we will go over the results on Monday when I see him. Insurance has been a big issue so, we talked and have to choose between a therapist or a nutriontist and since we all agree that my therapist has done me no good we have decided to change and pay out of pocket for that, we know I really need both but we have waited for approval from WC for a new therapist for over a week and I need to get back to counseling. We can not pay out of pocket for everything that I'm having done. My insurance once again is saying that is from my work related injury so WC should be paying!! I ask myself and why am so frustrated and stressed?? Once WC decides to pay for a therapist then we will pay for a nutriontist. My GP said he was going to see what he can do. Of course someone did come and talk to me while I was in the hospital and talk to me aobut everything. My BP was still low. The hightest it was 87 over like 58. I just took it and it 87/54. The doctor really never said what makes your BP still go from high to low like this. The doctor of course said I have to eat.

Sara said to try and take my Compazine 1/2 hour before I drink. I told her that I can not even get toast down because my mouth is so dry. I'm going to try and drink some OJ and apple juice. I just can't right now think of anything thing else. Maybe now with the PICC line that is working right I will start to feel better and be able to eat. They kept track of every thing that I did and did not drink in the hospital and how much I went to the bathroom. I was like what the heck. I know my GP wanted me to stay longer but it is insurance issues.

I have more to tell you but my hand is killing me. So, I will chat more later.

Thanks for your help and haninging in there with me Lisa and Ralph.
Take Care always
Hope

Sara and Suzy I will try and call over the weekend!!

Result number: 76

Message Number 224761

Re: Lisa n Ralph n Catherine n Sara View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 3/09/07 at 16:41

Suzy,
Like me you qualify as an online friend to Hope. That's all I am.
She seem to enjoy writing to me and I try and respond with encouragement and hope. Catherine also does from time to time.

We're hoping that no news from her is good news meaning that she is in the hospital finally getting proper care and attention given to her nutritional needs as well as her pain.

If she's home we hope that her visiting nurse is wiser then the last one. Thank God for Lisa. Even without seeing Hope she is providing better care for her possibly even saving her life.
Ralph

Result number: 77

Message Number 224708

Lisa n Ralph n Catherine n Sara View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 3/09/07 at 08:15

This is Suzy. I am not as qualified as any of you re Hope. I can offer her emotional support and tell her about my condition and what I am trying. But, you 3 (and Sara) are able to offer her such specific suggestions. I agree, this information could save her life.
Ralph: Sara, Lisa, and I shall keep Hope occupied. I wonder why you and Lisa never contact us? Do you feel you have enough to do helping Hope? Hope you have a great trip.
Just wanted to thank you both for all you have tried to do to help Hope. We all agree that her medical treatment has been very poor. No wonder she is not very hopeful. We are all in her corner.
Chat soon?
Suzy

Result number: 78

Message Number 224363

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 3/06/07 at 16:24

Hi Ralph,

I heard from the doctors office and my blood work came back and it said that my eletrolytes and potassium is still off but better. I did tell my doctor that I have not felt very good today. My pain level has been really high and I just feel really sluggish. He said that was because everything is still not right yet. He wants to see me Friday. So, for now everything is still going to be the same. I did tell him my hand was hurting me and he said we might have to change the IV site. I have been through so much I don't know if I can go through much more. I'm having a bad pain day and that is not what I really wanted to hear. I told him that I have been taking extra pain meds and he said that my PM said I can take the Compazine also for the pain meds for my stomach. Not just for the not eating.

I think I going to try and ask the doctors on the forum my question and see if they will answer me. I have to think of how I want to ask them so it makes since and I don't leave them a post that's a page long. Also How long are you going to be gone for your visit? I don't know who is going to talk to me while you are gone. I won't know what to do with myself. I hope Lisa will have time to talk me. I know Sara d and Suzy D will talk to me. I have talked to them on the phone before. I talk to them everyday through email.

Please make sure you tell Catherine that I said to have a nice trip!!
Chat later
Hope

Result number: 79

Message Number 224281

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 3/05/07 at 21:15

Suzy here Ralph,
Excellent letter to Hope. In fact, I am using the suggestions for my next doctor's visit. Many thanks and great suggestions,
S

Result number: 80

Message Number 224072

Re: GPS system View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 3/03/07 at 15:49

I had a realtor tell me that the Magellan was very exact and that the Garmin was off by 37 feet so it would tell you to turn right and you'd already past the street. He had both and loved his Magellan. Costco has them for $325 for a portable take anywhere.

Suzanne

Result number: 81

Message Number 224054

Great Job, Meg! View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 3/03/07 at 09:47


Meg,

Congratulations on ochestrating this function and encouraging more and more children to read. You and I share this passion for reading but you, unlike me, actually do something about it. Think of how many people you influenced today! And I well remember that my son and daughter, when they were in fifth grade, going and reading to children in the lower classes. Each one insisted on bringing a book from home. My son chose "No roses for Harry" and my daughter chose "Mooch the Messy." As for me, I was delighted that they still had fond memories of these books I read to them when they were children.

Old posters might remember that Suzanne, who used to post on this board, always celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday and made jerseys for all the children in her class, if my memory serves me right. Sometimes, as you know, it doesn't! :) But I remember it was when she had PF and was wearing Birkenstocks and she had Dr. Seuss sox! I think it was "Cat in the Hat" sox.

And yes, Esther, life often feels like a Dr. Seus book! :D

Result number: 82

Message Number 223981

Re: Helen-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Bambi/Helen Tap4TTS.co.uk on 3/02/07 at 05:50

Thank you, just managed to get on here for a bit before I see the dentist. will get in contact soon.

All the best,

Helen
Tap4TTS.co.uk

Result number: 83

Message Number 223629

Helen-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 2/26/07 at 08:38

HI Helen,
Keith has spoken with both of us. He must have thought we meant someone else? Anyway, talk to you when we have our new PC set up. Glad to hear from you. Chat soon. Hope all is better. Pain level is pretty high. Hugs,
Suzy

Result number: 84

Message Number 223628

Helen-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 2/26/07 at 08:38

HI Helen,
Keith has spoken with both of us. He must have thought we meant someone else? Anyway, talk to you when we have our new PC set up. Glad to hear from you. Chat soon. Hope all is better. Pain level is pretty high. Hugs,
Suzy

Result number: 85

Message Number 223627

Helen-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 2/26/07 at 08:37

HI Helen,
Keith has spoken with both of us. He must have thought we meant someone else? Anyway, talk to you when we have our new PC set up. Glad to hear from you. Chat soon. Hope all is better. Pain level is pretty high. Hugs,
Suzy

Result number: 86

Message Number 223601

Re: Going into hospital for 1 month on monday Pain Management Unit View Thread
Posted by Bambi/Tap4TTS on 2/25/07 at 18:13

Hi Suzy,

Hope you are well, I've been meaning to get in touch with you and others....but unfortunatly having a bit of a rough time with my health, doing my best to stay employed...when I'm ill and need time off I work extra hours on good days to cover it. I think I'm on burn out as not coping too well at the mo, plus the stress of renovating new flat and the cost. Will be in touch with you, keith and everyone soon hopefully just need to get back on track! these last 5-6 months have gone fast.

All the best,

Helen.

Result number: 87

Message Number 223570

Re: Going into hospital for 1 month on monday Pain Management Unit View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 2/25/07 at 08:10

Helen-it's Suzy. I have been wondering about you and how you are doing. You have my personal e-mail address. Please get in touch and let me know what is happening. I asked Keith (RSDHOPE) about you and he has not heard from you either. Please check in. Hugs,
Suzy

Result number: 88

Message Number 223510

Re: To Carherine View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 2/23/07 at 21:35

Sara and I think you have really said it all. There is nothing that we can add and just wish that HOPE finally listens to one of us. You are most kind, but also direct, and have hopefully influenced Hope to take charge of her life and get the medical attention she NEEDS so badly. Thanks from both of us. All the best to you and Ralph,
Sara n Suzy

Result number: 89

Message Number 223269

Sorry Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 2/21/07 at 18:02

Hi Ralph,

I Know you have enough problems of your own. I'm really sorry that you have been brought into this whole situation!! Dorothy and Julie have posted a couple of times and to be honest with you I did not read all of there second posts.

I feel that they have totally miss judged me. I feel that they have also but words in my mouth. I have never ever once compared my pain to any other ones pain!! All the months i have posted to you I have never once said that. As I had said I would have to pretty stuid to even do that and I was offend that they could ever think that I would even think that!! I know people that are in pain and they suffer so very badly. They are missing my whole point when I was talking about WC and my Dr's appointment!! They were the ones that use the word competiton. This is No COMPETITION. I would gladly let someone WIN!!! They are making me out to be crazy and seeking attention and you have always told that just because I have depression that does not make me crary!! I can not help the kind of care that my doctor's are giving me. These are not doctor's that Scott and I choose. These are the doctor that WC choose.

I could tell by Dorothys post after Sara's she had a problem with me before she even posted today. I have talked to Sara on the phone before.

Ralph, I also want to make sure that you know that everything that you have told me I always ask my doctor's. You have had such great ideas. You have given me good support and as Dorothy and Julie has suggested I don't use you as a substiiute for my medical care!! Even thou I think you know mre then my doctor's do at times.LOL but I have to do everything that I'm told because this is a WC case and I can not give them any excuse to say that she did not do such and such so we want the case dismissed. So, I have to follow the book!! But I can always ask my doctor's question.

So, again I still think that they are so wrong and way off base with what they are saying. Yes, I'm depressed and not eating and my counselor said I'm not eating because of the depression and the depression is from the RSD/CRPS and the RSD/CRPS is from the bad ankle injury that I received at work and the stress/depression is from the life changes that I have had to go through because of the RSD/CRPS and the big fight with WC and not having the proper medical care for my ankle/leg. My counselor said who would not be depressed. Oh, and I know there are other people fighting like I because you gave me that website for lawyers and remember the stories I told you about? Do I do know I'm not the only one!! But it does not make it any eaiser!!

The big one is I DO NOT WANT ANY EXTRA ATTENTION FROM ANYONE!! For months Ralph I was only talking to you!! Why on earth would they think I want attention!! I was fine talking to you and it was very late at night and most of the time it was just once a day!! So, I hate it when people put words in my mouth. I never once said that.

I will tell you later what happen at my attorney appointment.

The last thing Ralph. The only way I would stop posting to you is if you felt that it causes you problems because I would never want to do that. I don't want people like Julie and Dorothy to keep giving you a hard for helping me. It will break my heart if I can not post to you but I would do it if you asked me too.

Suzy,Lisa,Sara,BrianG,KathyG and again for give me if I have miss your name. Thank you for all you great suggestions. I'm sorry if I have not post back to you. But I have read the website's that you have given and Lisa I will be trying some of the Shake ideas!!

Thanks and always
Take care
Hope

Result number: 90

Message Number 222973

Re: RSD-Jillian View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/18/07 at 19:02

Dear Jillian,
I am also an avid limper now and your story echos mine totally. Like you I have tried all the meds, treatments-alternative and conventional-and am still at square one and in PAIN. Like you, I used to exercise a great deal and now can only do upper body exercises for the most part. Yes, shoes and socks are torture, but barefoot is even worse. If you find something that provides relief, please let me know. I am as frustrated as you at this point and have seen countless physicians over the 13 years with this problem. Mine had a sudden onset and what is called idiopathic. That means doctors have no clue. All the best and keep posting if you find any pain relief at all. Your fellow limper,(athough feet and legs look pretty normal for the most part)
S

Result number: 91

Message Number 222357

To Ralph and Everyone!! View Thread
Posted by Hope on 2/13/07 at 15:19

I really don't know where to begin. First I would like to say that I owe Ralph a big apology!! I am truely sorry that I thought you would ever post those awful things after all the help that you have given me. I think that you are a wonderful person and I truely do think the world of you!! I hope that you can accept my apology becasue I truely am sorry.

When I was typing on Heelpurs to Ralph I really had zoned everyone else out and I can honestly say I was not thinking about everyone else reading my posts. Nobody usually answered them other than Ralph. This may sound lame but it's true.

I did not realize that there were so many people out there that really cared. Suzy,Lisa,KathyG,Julie,Suzanna,Easter,Dolores and please forgive me if I have missed anyone. Thank you so much!! I have lost all my friend that live close to me becasue they just don't understand RSD/CRPS and what comes along with it. I'm sure you have read that in my posts. So, really THANK YOU.

This is to person that wishes he/she could only be half the person as Ralph is, I just want you to know what you have almost caused. First of all I am not a LIAR!! Secondly it does not matter if a person is fat or thin they are the same person inside and out!! I'm sure this will make you very happy to hear but I'm gong to say it anyway because I need to for MY benifit not your's. You have really made it rough for me for past few days. So, I hope that you are happy and I'm very sure you are and you had almost caused me to take 110 Gabapentin tablets, which I'm sure you could careless. I'm also sure that you would be able to sleep at with no problem and you are very proud of yourself. So, now that you have acommplished what you have set out to do. You have made me cry and upset my whole world right now. So, please leave me alone?

Lastly, I just want to say is that everything I have typed is true and Oh!! How I wish things were different!! I don't mean to be this way and not eat. I am doing the best that I can and that is all I can do. If anyone thinks that I'm doing this on purpose. I would love for them to walk in my shoes for 5 minutes becasue I don't think anyone would last for even one. I know that everyone on this forum is in much pain and I feel so badly for them because I know just how you all feel but, I'm just tired of fighting the fight. I'm just really done!! I have no fight left. I'm tired of it all. I'm tired of having no answers day after day after day. I'm tired of being in pain 24/7. Nothing ever changes!! As you have read in my post before, My life was taken from me. I did not give it away!!

Again Thank You to everyone and please everyone be kind to Ralph because he has only done everything to try and help me.
Hope

Result number: 92

Message Number 222307

Re: Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Dolores on 2/13/07 at 07:37

Sorry Ralph,
I wasn't privy to the fact that Hope was Christian, I don't remember her announcing that fact in any of her posts. I guess I was too busy reading your post insulting her and accusing her of being a possible fraud. It must make you feel warm and fuzzy knowing you caused her to shed tears on your quest to save mankind and the world, while also spending your day on this site playing doctor.

You should do one of those commercials........."I'm not really a doctor, but I play one on heelspurs.com".

Result number: 93

Message Number 222287

Re: To Lisa-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Lisa on 2/12/07 at 22:57

knock this stuff off whomever it is that is posting here. Go to the main board and post that shit there. Grow up and get a life! I can tell that this is not Ralph posting those messages, and I can make about 2 guesses as to who they are, and they need to stop immediately.

Hope, please post back and let someone know that everything is ok, if you prefer privately email somebody as I have been worrying about you.

Result number: 94

Message Number 222279

I'd be crazy if I didn't have a constant in my life View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 2/12/07 at 22:09

My goal wasn't to proselyte, but to guide Hope to a higher power within. In my life that has uncertainties, what I believe in and hold onto is the one constant I have, much like the North or Polar Star that gives me direction in this life. I wasn't trying to make people feel uncomfortable. At her point in life, I wanted Hope to see her worth because what I'm reading is that she feels that she has no more purpose in life. In AA and all the self help groups they all acknowledge a higher power.

I believe we are from that Great Spirit. The Creator. Whatever name you wish to assign.

I wanted her to know that this greater power can work miracles. It is based upon faith.

I also believe in the ministering of angels. We are not isolated and alone in this life. It is by faith that miracles are brought to pass; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister to us.

I believe it is a good thing to have a perspective that this life is but a moment in the scope of eternity, and do the best we can with the time we have.

Sometimes all we have left is hope. Having a hope for something better. I want Hope to know that this higher power is there for her. I believe when divine intercession happens it's because of our faith. There's certain things we have to do too though. I like this quote, "Pray as though it all depends on God, and work as though it all depends on you."

So I do think that Hope needs to get ahold of the thought process and replace negative thougth patterns with uplifting and inspiring things. Her thought processes have been one without hope for things to be better.

These are suggestions for her. I love the magazines by Guideposts and they also have Angels on Earth. www.guideposts.com. That has positive examples of faith. Wonderful stories that nourish my soul. I also enjoyed the book by Betty Eadie, "Embraced by the Light." To learn that there is more than just the physical realm.

I think that as some have suggested she needs nourishing food. She needs to take care of her body as it is a gift from the creator.

I think we all have the same goal here. To uplift. I wrote my letter more to her, to let Hope know there are others rooting for her. That she is not alone.

Bless you Hope.

Oma Zanne (Suzanne)

Result number: 95

Message Number 222259

Re: Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/12/07 at 19:06

In this case Hope is Christian so no harm was done. It's my opinion if this occurs again and a poster feels threatened, harmed or offended by any religious reply to them they are capable of telling the poster themselves.

Result number: 96

Message Number 222257

Re: To Ralph...sorry View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/12/07 at 18:57

I don't really care if they gang up on me but I want the person that is using my name to realize that what they are doing could push a very fragile person into a worst situation, one that could be life threatening to her and devistating to her family.

You do not play games with people in depression. It's time for this person to realize the gravity of this situation and their actions.

Under the circumstances I hope that Hope will not respond to any of this nonsense and remain calm. She has Suzy's personal email address and others on this site to help her.
Ralph

Result number: 97

Message Number 222256

Re: Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Dolores on 2/12/07 at 18:52

Ralph,
I really don't want to start a running debate on this issue. I did not state that discussing religion, prayer, etc., was inappropriate. Nor did I state that it was wrong for someone to pray or have someone pray for a patient.

The ONLY thing, yes the ONLY thing that I objected to was when she recommended a mantra that included chanting the name of Jesus Christ.

In my opinion that was insensitive considering the fact that the patient MAY HAVE been Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, etc. Yes, the patient may have been Christian, but in my opinion she should have simply stated that the patient should/could find peace through prayer, without having to mention specifics about HER belief. That was my ONLY point.

Result number: 98

Message Number 222253

Re: To Lisa-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by curious on 2/12/07 at 18:28

It appears that Ralph posts what ever he likes and then if anyone objects he says he isn't that Ralph. What a sicko

Result number: 99

Message Number 222252

Re: To Lisa-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/12/07 at 18:26

This is Ralph and I posted all the Ralph posts. Sometimes I can't help what I post.

Result number: 100

Message Number 222251

To Ralph...sorry View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/12/07 at 18:25

Hi Ralph,
Here we are ganging up on you for treating Hope badly when it is someone cruel using your name. What a sick joke! Thanks for taking action and clarifying what is happening. I know Hope thinks the world of you and was really hurt when she thought you abandoned her. You are a good guy and so nice to know that you are the caring person you always seemed to be. Take care, S

Result number: 101

Message Number 222250

Re: treating foot pain when cause of pain not known View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/12/07 at 18:19

Sylvia,
My experience is similar to yours. I have been dxed with every foot problem in existence, but like yours, nothing ever shows up on any tests. The pain is the worst in the TTS area, the PF area, and now has spread to my right knee. I know that deep aching feeling-almost like a toothache of the foot. My doctor just put me on a combination of Lyrica and Cymbalta as well as Actiq, Methadone, and Xanax. However, nothing much really helps the stinging, burning, aching, constricted feeling that I experience. I also have custom orthodics, but they make the pain even worse. Only Dr Kipers orthodics are bearable at this point. My treatment has also been trial and error for 13 years now. The blocks did nothing for me, either.
As far as literature goes, there is a lot of information on the RSDHope and Neuropathy websites. Just google them and you will find a wealth of information. How long have you had this condition? Hope to chat with you again. All the best, S

Result number: 102

Message Number 222246

Re: Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/12/07 at 17:23

I read Oma's post as merely her sharing her Christian belief with Hope to provide encouragement. I've often told Hope that Catherine and I keep her and her family in our prayers. Her reply was that she appreciated it.

If others possessing different religious beliefs wish to encourage Hope in a similar fashion I doubt that she would object. All they need do is post to her.
Ralph

Result number: 103

Message Number 222245

Re: Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Dolores on 2/12/07 at 16:58

Esther H.,
I did not tell OmaZ/Suzanne not to post or discuss religion. My point was that I believe should respect all religions, and not push HER religion on this site by assuming that all those that visit this site must believe in Jesus Christ. I'm sure that there are many Muslims, Jews and Buddhists that suffer from foot pain that may also feel the need for religious support, without having to rely on HER savior.

Result number: 104

Message Number 222244

Re: To Lisa-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/12/07 at 16:52

The person playing this game with Hope and using my name should stop.
Hope has enough trouble on her plate right now with RSD and is fighting depression.

For the sake of someone who hasn't done you any harm but could possibly end up hurt herself and thereby her family you need to stop these actions immediately.

You are playing a dangerous game with someones life.
Ralph

Result number: 105

Message Number 222241

Re: To Lisa-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/12/07 at 16:38

The shrink is the one you need to see more than any other doctor.You are truly certifiable.

Result number: 106

Message Number 222223

Re: Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Esther H on 2/12/07 at 13:15

Dolores,

While I probably wouldn't do what Oma has done either, he/she still has the right to free speech. If Scott sees this as something off topic he of course has the right to take it off, but I don't think we can tell people what they can and cannot post here especailly when you consider all the negative that is allowed on here, what's wrong with someone sharing their faith? Thanks.....

Result number: 107

Message Number 222154

Oma Z/Suzanne View Thread
Posted by Dolores on 2/11/07 at 15:21

I will agree that the power of positive thinking is always beneficial. I will also agree that for those that are religious or that find comfort in religion, peace, tranquility and support can be extremely important at times in need and during times of depression. Faith and the need to believe in a higher power are the ability to heal are a significant value.

However, I believe you take it one step too far when you assume that all will be comforted by the mantra "Faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ". I do believe that there are others that all may visit this site that are not Christian, that also have religious beliefs, and can also find healing without a mantra involving Jesus Christ.

I'm confident that there are many Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc., that also obtain peace, tranquility, support, etc., from their belief in a Higher Being. Therefore, I believe it is proper for you to come on here and recommend that someone find some support from his/her religious belief, but I don't think it's proper for you to start preaching for one particular religion or to start telling which mantra someone should start chanting in the name of Jesus Christ. That should be left up to the patient and his/her particular religious belief, not up to YOUR belief. This isn't an evangelical website.

Result number: 108

Message Number 222138

Re: To Lisa-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/11/07 at 09:10

Good job, Lisa, you sort of calmed everyone down and hopefully, Ralph and Hope are once again on posting terms. You offered Hope excellent suggestions as did her nurtrionist friend, Sara. Now all Hope needs to do, is try and follow some of this advice. With all of your support, maybe she can resume her eating, get over her resistence, and get some kind of pain relief.
I have been dealing with this nerve pain issue for 13 years now, and it doesn't always get easier when the pain level is so all consuming. But, you do have to make the choice to either go on with life or just give it up. We are all hoping that HOPE finds the strentgh to continue her fight. She has a very supportive family stucture and a LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS (even though she does not believe that at this point).
Hope we hear some good news from her corner of the world soon.
Fondly,
S

Result number: 109

Message Number 222132

Hope - Power of Positive Thinking - by Norman Vincent Peale View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 2/11/07 at 02:41

Hope,

Probably most of us on this site have been down sometime in our life. What you are going through is very difficult. The Savior is real and he wants you to be happy and well. "Man is that he might have joy." You need to take time every day imagining a white healing light starting at the top of your head and slowly coursing through your head, necks, shoulders, arms, wrists, fingers, trunk abdomen, pelvis, thighs, knees, lower legs, ankles, feet, and toes and as it goes through it is taking pain with it and leaving behind peace, calm and healing light. It takes with it hurt and anger, leaving peace and calm. Visualize your body getting stronger. You can do this throughout the day, but at least 15 minutes of visualization once or twice a day.

Our thoughts really do affect our body's ability to heal. I want you to know that your Father in Heaven loves you dearly. He wants to bless you. He wants the pain to be gone from your body. He has an important work for you to do. He wants you to be well to take care of your girl and your family. Right now you need to be on the receiving end. It won't always be that way. He will give you strength. It may take time but it will come. "Ask and it shall be given." Believe that you are a divine daughter of God. You very much want to give to your daughter, and how, so much more, your Heavenly Father wants to give to you and bless you.

It must be very difficult but that's why the Savior said, "Let me take your burden upon me and I shall make it light." Let Him know that you cannot do this by yourself, that you need His help.

Are you in a church at all? It would be good for someone from your church, other women to stop in and see what they could help you. It seems that you are pretty isolated. In our church we have the women's organization, Relief Society, the purpose to bear one anothers burdens, help each other out, bring comfort. The motto: "Love Never Faileth." They can bring in a dinner, help with cleaning. No one is paid money in our church to serve. We just believe that when we are in the service of our fellow man we are in the service of our God. Don't deny allowing others to help you, as you allow them to be blessed in serving you. If you want I can find one in your area, but only if you ask me.

My take on what Ralph said, I think he has been a very good and dear friend. I think the pain and meds cause an emotional roller coaster for you and may have just caused you to be more sensitive than normal.

Do have your husband pick up from the library or on line, books by Norman Vincent Peale. He is awesome. "The Power of Positive Thinking." Our thoughts are seeds, and so we need to control what's being planted so we have productive thoughts and not a garden full of weeds. So you need to focus on those things. That which we think about follows some universal law that creates a reality from our thought process. We are all very powerful beings. Allow God to work His great work through you. You do indeed have that power, but ask Christ for help. A really good mantra for you would be, "I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me."

Below are the scriptures that have the word "heal" in them. Today is still a day of miracles. It's important that we have faith that they can come to pass. The first principle of the gospel is to have Faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

And before you look them up, here's one last scripture:
Philipians 4: 8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

That scripture is saying to FILL OUR MINDS WITH GOOD THOUGHTS.

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search?search=heal&do=Search

When you read about the Savior healing others, see Him blessing you.
He loves you. Just plant a small seed of hope in your heart. Maybe that's why your name is such, to help you remember the strength and power of your name. Hope. But let that seed of healing take root within your heart and don't cast it out by your unbelief. Believe that from this time forth you are getting stronger, (breathe in "strength" and "light" and breathe out the "pain" and "weakness").

I also like this book by NVP - Norman Vincent Peale's Treasury of Courage and Confidence (anthology), Doubleday, 1970. And of course "Power of Positive Thinking."

God bless you, Hope,

Oma Z - Suzanne

Result number: 110

Message Number 222062

Re: To Kathy G View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 2/10/07 at 10:53

Suzy,

Is she dehydrated? That can be so painful. I know firsthand because I've experienced it due to viruses that caused vomiting. It can even lead to dementia if it's let go too long. Has her family doctor seen her? Does he think hospitalization, at least to get some fluids into her, is a good idea? She can't go too long without food. Not on the meds she's on.

I wish there were something I could offer or do to help you. I see here a woman who's attempting to commit suicide and doesn't even know it. All I can offer is that when my mother had her first breakdown, my father unknowingly let her go too far and her recovery took even longer. And although she didn't have the terrible disease that Hope has, she had her share of physical problems. At a certain point, it's time to let professional help and back off. It appears to me, as an outsider, that the time has come. And believe me, having been in a similar situation with my mother more than once, I am not in any way criticizing any of you.

Hope may need to be hospitalized for a while in a facility that will help her deal with her physical and mental pain. And whether she believes it or not, it's for her own good because she has a long and happy life ahead of her. She just can't see it that way right now.

And another word of advice, and again I speak from experience, everything you folks say is falling on deaf ears or is playing into her hands. Subconciously, she likes this attention and thrives on it. She will only listen to an outsider.

If this sounds harsh, just know that between my mother and my sister, I truly know what I'm talking about. It's painful to watch but you need to let professionals take over. In fact, many times, once they do, they'll tell you all to back off for a week or more.

And my hat's off to you, Suzy. Having nerve pain is excruciating and there is only so much they can do for it. I myself get it in a couple of areas and one of them is acting up. I told my husband last night, that of all the pain I have from advanced osteoarthritis, that nerve pain is the worst pain. It's the one that nothing I take will touch and if it continues, I will see the doctor about Neurontin, etc.

Bless you for trying to help Hope and give her the encouragement she needs. You are a great example to us all.

Please take my message as it's meant. I'm not judging or criticizing. I'm just telling you what my experience has taught me. And God knows, I'm not an expert.

May you all have the strength to see this through and may Hope be released from this hell she is experiencing.

Result number: 111

Message Number 222040

To Kathy G View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/09/07 at 21:38

Hi Kathy,
It's Suzy. If you can help Hope in any way GO FOR IT. She has gone on a total hunger strike and for the past week or more has ingested nothing but tea, coffee, or diet pepsi. Everyone is frantic and her family is trying everything in their power to save her before she just collapses. She has a therapist, doctor(s), and had an accident about 2 years ago which left her with RSD pain in her one leg. She has had many treatments and procedures, but the pain persists. I have had nerve pain bilaterally for 13 years and know how easily one can give up the fight and the faith. I have to remind myself daily to continue "keeping on keeping on." Ralph, Catherine, Sara, and I (as well as family) have tried to get Hope to see that life is still worth living, but it is falling on deaf ears at this point. So, if you think you can help, please do so. I'll make sure that Hope gets your post. Thanks for your interest! Hugs,
S

Result number: 112

Message Number 222032

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/09/07 at 20:40

Hope,
I know you are smarter then that. Please don't stop taking your meds. Not a good idea at all.

You continue to take what has been RXed for you and you call your doctors and discuss the new symptoms like the dizziness and dry mouth and feeling sick to your stomach all the time.

If they can treat people in hospitals that are sick to their stomach with meds then can treat you at home. Compazine (sp) I'm sure isn't the only med on the market for this condition. Maybe it's not working that well for you so talk to your doctor.

Tell him you've been taking his Compazine for X number of months and it's not helped you. You are still very sick to your stomach and as a result you can't eat. Then you remind the doc what meds you are taking and as him if there isn't something else that might work better especially for your sour stomach. Meds are a trial and error thing. Some work better then others in different people. Finding the correct dosage and combination is very important. If you work on that you'll be farther ahead then stopping your meds. Besides you can't stop all those pain meds cold turkey.

If you haven't had dry mouth as a symptom before think if you've added a new med and ask your doctor about it. You can also look that med up on the internet and see if one of the side effects is dry mouth. Then call your doctor. You know yourself that sometimes
symptoms get better after your body gets used to the drug but your doctor needs to know about your side effects. He can tell you if it goes away with time or that you need a new med.

Your dry mouth could also be do to the fact that you were severely dehydrated and your electrolytes were off. Anything is possible.

You have options. You can spend years discussing these same issues over and over or you can make a list of your concerns and call your doctor or send a letter to them. If you just continue to talk more then likely you be in the same situation a week from now, a month from now etc. If you ACT you might get rid of that sour stomach. It's really in the hands of you and Scott. I can't control what you do. That's up to you.
Ralph

Result number: 113

Message Number 222015

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 2/09/07 at 17:18

Hi Again Ralph,

See I told you that I forgot about all my meds. You are right. I am taking compazine for an up set stomach.

A lot of my meds do say take with food. But I really am not hungery right now so I can't eat. I did have a diet pepsi and a Hot tea today. But food does not sound good right now. Maybe I should stop taking my meds?

The gum has helped with the dry mouth. Thank God!! It felt like someone had poured pasted in my mouth.

Thanks again for you help
Take care
Hope

Result number: 114

Message Number 222006

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/09/07 at 16:34

Hope,
Something to ask your doctors about.
1. Pain meds can make you sick to your stomach. Is there any other medication that you can take that would be an improvement over the current one that your are taking? Compazine is what I think you said you are taking. Sorry about my med spelling

They handle this condition in hospitals pretty well so see if there is another medication that you might try instead of that one. Your answer might be as simple as changing to a new medication to stop you from feeling sick to your stomach. I will also tell you that on an empty stomach the drugs themselves play hello too. Might be a combination of things that you need, different medication to try and food.

2. Dry mouth can be a side affect of a medication. If you've not had that before it might be a side affect from adding the new med that your Psychiatrist gave you. You might call him/her and tell them also about the dizziness. Maybe the combination of drugs you were taking are not mixing with the new one. Too much. Cymbalta is an antidepresent medication too. Don't know if they give two of them at the same time or not because I'm not a Psychiatrsit but your doctor should know if the combinations of meds you are taking could be causing your dizziness too. They may refigure your meds because of it. The drugs need to be tailored to you not the other way round.
Ralph

Result number: 115

Message Number 221979

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 2/09/07 at 14:08

Hi Ralph,

I know what you are taking about on TV. I have seen it a few times but i never really thought about it. I do see what you are saying.

You right I did feel that way with my daughter. Last night Scott took her to horse backriding lessons and she really wanted me to go. She kept begging me and I was starting to get upset with her because I kept teling her NO I was not going. I of course felt bad and she felt bad but I really can't go. I don't feel good. I feel sick to my stomach and the ride in the van would have made it much worse. I'm just to dizzy and now for some seaaon my mouth is really dry so I have been chewing gum.

Your right it might me nice having someone here during the day because it's just me and the dogs and I don't talk on the phone right now. Scott just took the rest of the week off so he has been home it's been nice but he bugs me to eat every 2-3 hours because that is what the doctor wants. I have to go and weigh on Monday and depending what it says will depend if I see him on Monday or I see him on Thursday.

Scott did go with me to my last lession but we never got that far to discuss him yelling at me and he really had not started to yell at me until over the last week and a half or so. Then he was going to go with me on Friday. But they were closing on a house and he had to be on the jobsite for this one and there was no way he could not be there unless it was an emergencey. He said not to say I was'nt an emergency but I new he had to go so my mom took me. So, he's going with me next time and I'm going to make my list.

All the food that you have mentioned I do like. The steak as you said NO way!! I will do the best that I can but I really feel sick to my stomach so it will be tough!!

How was your performance today?
Take Care
Hope

Result number: 116

Message Number 221946

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/09/07 at 08:56

Hope,
Besides the RSD pain you have depression. Have you ever seen the ad on TV that say "Who does depression hurt?" The response is "everyone" The photos that go along with this ad are family members and friends.

It's true when someone in a family is depressed the entire family hurts why because they feels so helpless. Wow, now not only is the person that has depression feeling that way but the entire family too. Does this mean that there is no HOPE? Absolutely not. The person with depression feels that way because it's a symptom of the disease and the other family members feel that way because they have never experienced depression, have no clue what's happening and think it's like a cold "it should be gone by now" and they feel so helpless.

When your daughter was ill you also felt helpless. You took her to the doctor did everything you could think of yet she was still ill.
BUT OVER TIME SHE GOT BETTER. OVER TIME WITH TREATMENT YOUR DEPRESSION WILL GET BETTER TOO. I'm using caps only to make my point not to yell at you. It's important that you know with treatment I think and YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS your depression will get better.

Put the lying behind you. You can't hide the fact that you are not eating because sooner or later you own body tells on you so why lie?

If you haven't talked to your Psychiatrist you need to contact her/him. They are in charge of your depression. It's possible they may want to reevaluate your meds. Don't forget to provide that list of all the other stuff you are taking. They need feed back so if you haven't spoken to that doctor give his/her office a call. They need a full picture of what is taking place. Maybe you already did this.

As far as having a baby sitter you can call that person what ever you want but you may be surprised that having someone there with you gives you a since of security and comfort. It's hard being alone all day. I personally think you'll change your thinking on this one. Catherine found comfort in having someone stay with her.

You know Hope I don't remember if I yelled at Catherine or not. That was 18 years ago. I ain't a saint so I'll say yes. But the best way to handle this is to let your Psychiatrist help you attack this problem. Let Scott attend several of your sessions. A dialog about this in a non-threatening environment outside the home with someone that can give you good advice is probably the best way to deal with it. That third party is important because because they know what you are going thru and have seen the behavior before. They respond objectively and with background knowledge because they have seen both sides of this equation.

I don't know how often you get to see your Psychiatrist but you might mention you'd like to increase your visits. They can always recommend that this is necessary and see what happens.

Since you haven't eaten normally in quite some time you might consider eating foods that are easily digested several times of day instead of the usual 3 times a day. You might also consider some of the Ensure products. I was hoping that you got some pointers from the last doctors visit or at the ER if that's where you went.

They basically laid the cards on the table for you. If you don't eat they will assist you in a hospital setting. Nothing wrong with either picture but if you can help yourself on this one why not.

Set a timer if necessary and down something every time it goes off then reset it. Ensure pudding, maybe a slice of cheese with a couple of crackers, some peanut butter on toast, hard boiled eggs (keep them handy) or microwaved scrambled eggs, a frozen TV breakfast that has protein, applesauce, banana, oatmeal. Give it a try. Set small goals and increase them. I have faith that you can do this. You're not going to have a T-bone steak right away but you can eat some type of protein. Hard Boiled eggs are fun to peel, and very easy to eat.

Above all remember that Scott loves you. His actions reflect it. You both are learning about depression from different sides. Let your Psychiatrist help provide the education.

Got to go "Perform". That's what I call it now.
Chat later.
Ralph

Result number: 117

Message Number 221938

,Catherine,Ralph-from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/09/07 at 07:21

Despite all that we have said, it seems that Hope is back to square one with this. She can't/won't eat and refuses to see the severity of what is happening to her body.
Everyone has given her good suggestions. Now if she would only take ONE SMALL STEP to help herself!
Everyone is hoping and praying that she finally finds the inner strength to pull herself out of this total depression she has slipped into. Really is sad, to watch someone waste away like this.
S

Result number: 118

Message Number 221936

Re: Catherine,Ralph from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/09/07 at 07:02

Hope just e-mailed me, but not much information from her. She says she doesn't feel much like e-mailing right now.
Your suggestions are excellent. Now we can only hope that she follows some of them.
I am sure all the support helps, but yet, none of us can get past her block about NOT EATING. Changes are she is way past waiting until she has hunger pangs. I was surprised that her physician did not provide more treatment.
Sara and I are giving her the same advice as you are. Scott must be so frightened at this point.
Maybe you will hear more from her. Have a good day.
Suzy

Result number: 119

Message Number 221932

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 2/09/07 at 01:21

Thanks So much Ralph because to be honest with you I was not sure if you were goimg to post to me any longer. I do remember what you have said in your previous posts about friends and tonight you have deffidently been a great friend and that gose for Catherine and she can call me Honeny any time she wants too. Tell her I said so please.

I'm trying to stop some of my lieing but with that it is not hurting andyone. It just helping people not getting angery with me. I have not told Scott about giving my food to the dogs yet and I will when I ready. I had had a lot of dizzy spells today. More than the normal and of course Scott was here and he caught me before I fell all the down to the floor and of course as he is help me he is yelling at me YOU NEED TOO EAT SOME FOOD!!!!!!! OMG!!!! I asked him to stop yelling at me. Does'nt he think I want to eat but I can't. But I always try!! I telling you that everone is getting mad at me one at a time untill they will be all gone. If you hang in there with me long enough you will see. After each of my surgeries my friends would come around then after the first week they may call and want to try and take me out then it was to much of a chore for them so they said I'll give you a call okay thanks so much and then know one called, Samething with the rest of my friends. Then all heel broke loose RSD/CRPS happened!! I tried to go out but there evering were to long for CRPS and I could not dance, I just had to sit there and pray that know one would hit my leg. Scott had to just take me home. So this is why I go nowhere and I cry all day long. The pain is between a 35-40 I did put 2 lidoderm patches on and I took 2 morphine also and 2 vicoden and I changed my durgesic patch today. I don't talk on the pphone anymore because I can't get througha conversation with crying. You would not know if I were crying unless I have told you. Which I can't get though a post without crying. I would be happy if I was laying in bed in my PJ'S with the coveres over my head and someone just come and charge my SCS about every 4-5 days and then I would be happy.


Scott called and threatened to fire our attorney so now we have a meeting a week from Tuesday at 1:00. So, I hope something happens. I told Scott that I'm warning him because I know I will cry for how I feel and I will not be able to control myself. So I will get up and walk out the best that I can. So be prepared!! I'm sorry about it but right now I'm just so frustrated and plain mad as HELL. And I'm in a whole bunch of pain!!

Scott and my mom are making a list of people who are will to come over and baby sit. I told Scott that, that was not necessary. But he said it was. He stayed home with me today and again tomorrow, Then I guess the plan will be in place. I said this is a lot of trouble and I will be fine I told you.........

I will make a list for sure and I will also ask if she thinks it necessary for me to have people to watch me like a baby!!

I do have two question for you. 1) I'm sure that you and Catherine are alot like Scott and I were. I know I have told you that we never fight,LIE scream or yell at each other or the kids until this mess started!! Can you tell me or even if you want to share this but did you ever yell and get made at Catherinewhen she was going through what she was?? The reason I ask I because Scott is doing that to me a lot. But he always tells me he loves me and he still does alot for me.


I have to save the other question for later because my leg is killing me and I think all of my meds have kick in and I really can't see the key board anymore,

Thank you to you and Catherine fro all the support you keep giving me!
I hope your pain has been at a tolerable level.
Take Care
Hope

Result number: 120

Message Number 221928

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/08/07 at 23:30

Hi Hope,
I stayed up late to see if we'd hear from you. Now that's a friend for ya. I'm sooooo glad that you got treatment. Just like Suzy and I and Sara suspected your electrolytes were off again.

My hope is that besides giving you a talking to that they also provided you with a plan of action. You know some baby steps that you can start with. Maybe Lisa has some suggestions since she deals with folks on chemo. I bet some of her patients appetites might be down too. Lets ask for her input.

It's much easier to get from point A to point B if you have some guidance and directions. Did they make any suggestions for you???

Catherine did basically the same thing. I finally had to hire someone to stay with her during the day so that I knew she would eat something. The woman was a parishioner from church and she really didn't want any money but I paid her something anyway.

I think it really helped having someone in the house when I was at work and the kids were at school. Sara would make a little something and sit with Catherine. Not much conversation transpired at first but as Catherine's depression got better so did the conversation, her outlook, and her appetite.

I was also thinking maybe it's time for you and Scott to have a pep talk with your attorney like Brian suggested. He might have gotten tooo laid back on this and needs to be more aggressive. Talk to Scott about that.

I told you your friends didn't go far. They just don't know how to comfort you. It's difficult knowing what to say or how to say it so they just don't say anything. If you want to talk to them remember the phone works in both directions. Nothing is stopping you from calling them. Ya place the call and say I'm sorry that I haven't talked to you in quite a while because I've been very depressed and down because of this condition called RSD. Because of that I don't often feel like talking but I'd greatly appreciate it if you'd call me once in a while to say hi. That would mean a lot to me and help lift my spirit. Talk for as long as you want and then hang up.

Consider making a list of things that frustrate you and that anger you to take to your Psychiatrist appt. Throw them out for discussion and ask how you should deal with them. See if you can get some answers out of these professionals.

Well that's all for tonight. Glad you got treatment. Chat tomorrow.
Ralph

Result number: 121

Message Number 221920

Re: To Suzy,Catherine,Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 2/08/07 at 22:23

Hi Catherine and Ralph,

Sorry I have not emailed you but again I have been saying that alot lately My Family took me to the doctors on Tuesday. First I would like to sat sorry for ant missed spelled because I'm tired amd I have taken my meds.I of course I got a very big talking to about not eating and it I continue on this path I will bee in th hospital. I tood them that I understan that. I will try!! MY levels were off so we did iv fluid. My electolites and potassium sp..??? not sure of the swelling were off. Then they gave me another talk. I said okay,okay already!! I hear year!! How can I not.

I'm glad that you also understand what I'm going through. I hope you are right and all mt friends will come back because I think that they are long gone because they just did not understand. They got sick and tired of waiting around for me. Can you blame? Nope!!

I'm so sick and tired of WC I could just scream. I'm at the point that I want my leg amputated all joking set aside. I just think if I do it myself someone would have to see and then someone would have to stand up and listen to me once and for all.

I told my family if they would just leave that alone that I would try and they said they can leave it alone.


My laptop crashed and Scott is trying to fix and he said he just got done. So. I'm posting this on his computer.

I just want to thank you both for sticking buy my side because like I said I have not friends any longer.

Thank You
Hope

Result number: 122

Message Number 221897

To Suzy View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/08/07 at 18:04

I'm hoping that we see a post from Hope saying that she got treatment. If her husband was taking the day off I think he was going to get her some help.
Ralph

Result number: 123

Message Number 221895

PSSD? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/08/07 at 17:59

Who does PSSD and what kind of test is that? Is it the one Dr Dellon uses to test for entrapments? Thanks,
S

Result number: 124

Message Number 221800

Haliburton's Dirty Water For Our Troops View Thread
Posted by marie on 2/07/07 at 16:02

Democrats have been holding hearings on the contaminated water hearing for a while now......why? because The Republican Party wouldn't allow it to be investigated further. KBR is a subsidiary of Haliburton. The testimony is absolutely disturbing......instead of being investigated it was shoved under the table by Republicans in the committees. My God our troops are putting their lives on the line their families on hold so we can pay for KBR to sit around and play computer games and build entertainment centers for KBR employees in Iraq instead of chlorinating the water.

"An Oversight Hearing on Whether Halliburton Has Failed to Provide Clean Water to United States Troops in Iraq"

Transcript video or written form available from hearing on April 7, 2006: http://democrats.senate.gov/dpc/dpc-hearing.cfm?A=30

Transcript from hearing on Monday, January 23, 2006
http://democrats.senate.gov/dpc/dpc-hearing.cfm?A=27
Excerpt from testimony Ben Carter, Water Purification Specialist employed for 20 years in that field and worked in Camp Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2005 as Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit.

"I had been told by the usual ROWPU leads that the water was chlorinated and knew that such an organism could not survive in chlorinated water. So I decided at that point to test the water in the employee's bathroom for chlorination.
The test results indicated zero presence of chlorine.
I then tested at several other locations in the KBR section of the base and discovered no chlorine at those sites either.
I then tested the non-potable water storage tank and, to my shock, realized that the water in the tank tested negative for chlorine; that the access lid of the tank was not in place, let alone secure, and the air vents to the tank were turned upward and left unscreened;
leaving the water supply vulnerable to contamination from dust, insects, rodents or even enemy attack.
I was stunned. No trained water treatment specialist could claim that the water was fit for human use. Having come to that conclusion, and despite the resistance of KBR site management, I immediately chlorinated the non-potable water tank supply KBR personnel. I also made a public announcement over the KBR radio network that all personnel should run their tapsto move the chlorine through the water distribution system. I then informed site management that we needed to notify the military that they should immediately chlorinate their water storage tanks, which drew from the same source. I was told by Suzanne Raku Williams, the KBR site manager, that the military was none of my concern. I was ordered to concern myself only with the health and safety of KBR personnel.
Leaving Suzanne Raku Williams in disgust and disbelief, I continued with securing the KBR water supply. KBR employees began to arrive back at their living facilities to run their water as instructed, and started asking me questions about the water qualify. Many
had health concerns. I'd explain to them that I had discovered the water was not being chlorinated, and that I had immediately and manually chlorinated the water. After answering their questions, I drove out to the ROWPU site at the Euphrates river. I
notified the ROWPU operator, a sergeant, that there was no chlorine in the water. Until that point, I had assumed that we were experiencing a temporary equipment malfunction or human error or something had just gone wrong temporarily."

Result number: 125

Message Number 221695

Re: Hi Brian-from S View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/06/07 at 17:09

This is friend of Hope's who also has PN and PF. Yup, it sure can be painful and like you I have SSD, since my PF and PN have both worsened rather than improved, despite meds and therapies. Your suggestions are great and I'll make sure that Hope reads them. Thanks for getting involved. All the best,
Suzy

Result number: 126

Message Number 221648

Catherine n Ralph View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/05/07 at 21:44

Thanks so much for sharing so much with Hope. We are all in her corner and hoping that she gets the treatment she so desparately needs. You two are really wonderful friends to her,
Suzy

Result number: 127

Message Number 221639

Re: To Catherine From Suzy View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/05/07 at 18:23

Suzy,
Catherine says thanks for your kind words. She and I feel like we've come to know Hope through my posting exchanges with her on this website.

I can't begin to tell you how worried we are about her not taking in food and now experiencing new symptoms. Our prayers go out to hear. We hope that she will hear us.
Ralph

Result number: 128

Message Number 221634

To Catherine From Suzy View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/05/07 at 17:10

Dear Catherine,
Sara and I are both friends of Hope as well. Thanks for adding you kind and wise words to our pleas. We are all really worried about Hope, and her inability to relate any of this to her own situation. Sara is a nurtritionist and I also suffer from Neuropathic Pain, so I know all about depression and pain. I went through exactly what you and Hope did (as did Sara), but no matter how much we write, Hope does not see that not eating is making the condition so much worse. She claims she is overweight,which I doubt is now the case, so her lack of appetite and non intake of food doesn't matter at all. We are all hoping that either Scott or Hope's Mom will see the situation as critical and get her to the ER asap. Let me know if you would like my personal e-mail address so we can keep in touch. I just met Hope a few months ago, and she has become very special. She belongs to the same support group as we do. She has not brought this eating problem to the attention of the group, so we don't feel we should refer to it either. As Ralph said, she and Scott have to work this out. Thanks for adding your effort to ours. May she get the HELP she so desparately needs.
All the best to you and Ralph,
Suzy

Result number: 129

Message Number 221604

Re: To Ralph from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 2/05/07 at 10:49

How right you both are. I hope that HOPE doesn't think any of us are picking on her.

Recently newspaper and TV news have been running articles showing new concern about the low body weight of runway models. If modeling agencies and the designers themselves are concerned about models then I hope that Hope will realize that NOT EATING is a serious problem. If it ain't good for those that make their living from looking good and make lots of money doing it, it surely isn't good for HER.
Ralph

Result number: 130

Message Number 221601

Re: To Ralph from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/05/07 at 09:55

Dear Ralph,
Maybe Hope will listen to you. My friend Sara and I have been saying basically the same thing as you, and not getting very far. We are as concerned about Hope as you are and for all the same reasons. She was worried that you were angry with her, but as well all told her, you are just trying to help her see her situation more clearly. After all this time without food, her thinking can't be that clear anymore. She sees this as a power struggle between her and the OTHERS! We view it as a life threatening situation.
Sara is a trained nutritionist and told Hope all the consequences of her current actions. I tried to tell her I had been in the same situation, and finally my PCP at the time, threatened to take me to the hospital and put me on IV Drip if I didn't begin to take in nourishment. With my husband's support, I finally got over the hump, just like your Catherine.
We are all hoping that Scott (or Hope's mom) takes some action ASAP. Hope can't go on taking so many meds and not buffering her stomach with some kind of solid food. Diet soda, coffee, and tea do not count as food, nor does popcorn consumed six days ago.
Glad you are still encouraging Hope, and just maybe you can accomplish what we cannot. I do notice she posts in our pain group, but never mentions her lack of intake. Somewhere, deep inside, she does know that she is destroying herself.
We'll keep encouraging from our end here. All the best to you and Catherine.
Suzy

Result number: 131

Message Number 221596

Re: To Kelly View Thread
Posted by Kelly L on 2/05/07 at 07:46

Suzy, I have had 3 surgeries. Two on my left foot and one on the right. Today isn't really a good day to ask due to severe pain in both, but I think it helped a little in the right. The left foot is just a mess. I was up all night in pain-and not just because of the Colts-, but it felt as if my blankets weighed about 200 lbs. The pressure on my feet was terrible.

I am not considering any more surgeries unless 100% improvement can be guarenteed.Unfortunately, we have no idea how or why I developed this. I believe it is from years of retail on hard concrete floors. It's a tough "condition" and one of my doctors told me half the problem with it is nerves, once damaged, are difficult to heal.

Result number: 132

Message Number 221576

Re: A question for the doctors-answer from patient View Thread
Posted by LindaW on 2/04/07 at 21:18

Suzy thank you for your response and I know that you can have bilateral TTS, but this Dr. that Kelly and I both saw said that it is not possible to have it bilaterally. This idiot was just trying to see the reaction that I had because he and my Dr. (which is the best) do not get along at all. I hope that this did not sound harsh to you, because I did not mean it that way at all. I am just so sick of being in pain and would really just like to end all of it. I am hoping to here from the Dellon Institute tomorrow to see if there is something that they might be able to do for me. My doctor originally had me on Lyrica, but took me off of it fast. For some odd reason it was making my blood pressure go sky high, I was gaining weight and it was doing nothing for the nerve pain. I am already fat enough and do not need to gain anymore weight. I am watching what I am eating and swimming 2 days a week. I really miss going to the gym upstairs from where I go swimming, but can not stand on the elyptical or even on the bike to get some cardio in. I should actually get some upper body in so that will not sage like the rest of me. You see nothing usually works out for me. Just like right now, the Colts won the super bowl and I was rooting for the Bears. Actually the Patriots should of been there since I am a patriot fan (live in RI), but that did not happen either. I know that is not my doing, but it seems to happen to me this way about anything. None of us should have to live like this and for a Dr. to say deal with it seems kind of harsh. I know that my Dr. can not do anything else for me, but he insists that he will not give up on me and try to figure something out. He will not do surgery on me again, because it is out of his comfort zone now, plus I would like to avoid another procedure it at all possible. I will keep you all informed. Thank you, LindaW

Result number: 133

Message Number 221567

To Kelly View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/04/07 at 18:10

Did any of the releases relieve the pain? You said you had 3 TTS releases? Has there been any positive results from the surgeries? You aren't thinking of a fourth, are you. Your TTS is bilateral, but caused by different factors? Hope you are doing okay? S

Result number: 134

Message Number 221565

Re: To Theresa-Any progress with feet? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/04/07 at 18:06

Dear Thersea,
You are so rignt about the PF component. I also tried seated yoga and that bothered and irritated my feet as well. Pure HELL is a very apt description. Why are so many of us in such pain and not getting any relief? There must be something that can tone down this pain? Good luck with your search and keep us posted. S

Result number: 135

Message Number 221564

Re: A question for the doctors-answer from patient View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/04/07 at 18:03

Dear Linda,
Of course you can have bilateral TTS or anything else connected with nerves. I have bilateral PF and PN and possibly TTS. My symptoms are EXACTLY like yours-tingling, burning, aching, stabbing,constriction (real or imagined). It is so frustrating. Like you, I go to PT, and come home in worse pain than before the PT. Yet, I am told to continue stretching, rolling golf balls under my feet, use the pro stretch, etc. It is pure torture, I agree. None of the meds seem to do much re the pain level, either at this point.
Please keep me posted on your progress. I have also been told it is in my head, to live with IT?(whatever IT is), and that it is some type of peripheral neuropathy. Like you, all I want is a bit of pain relief.
Thinking of you, (did you see the new ad for Lyrcia-shows feet on a cactus or encased in barb wire-VERY APPROPRIATE) My neurologist wanted me to try a med used for Parkinson's. I think he doesn't know what to do next and is grasping at straws at this point.
All the best. Chat soon,
Suzy

Result number: 136

Message Number 221542

Re: Thanks, Michelle! View Thread
Posted by mcurnett on 2/04/07 at 09:40

Hi Suzy,
Sorry I didn't respond sooner, my grandfather just passed away. We've all been taking turns staying with my mother, as my dad was in South Korea. He's home now, funeral is tomorow, and the family fued (over the money) has already begun. UGH! Anyway, I would definitely give Cymbalta another chance, but remember, it works differently for everyone. Your body has to get used to the smaller dosage (30mg) for about a week, then you can move up the the larger dose (60mg) daily with no problems. Lyrica did nothing for me. It was just like taking another pill, like most of us don't take enough. I have bilateral TTS, bilateral PF, and I'm not real sure what the PN is (but if it's neuropathy, I've got it all). Having it all doesn't make me feel lucky! I also have heelspurs bilaterally, had a toe amputated, and found out that I have a herniated disc L4-L5, and arthritis in both feet. Other than that, I'm healthy as can be. I, too, have had 10 injections, nerve blocks, provocative discograms, cortisone shots, etc........ I have been to see several pain management specialists, but have found my PCP to be the most helpful and most understanding. He sees me monthly and monitors my conditions. He also prescribed a TENS unit for me, mainly for my back pain, but I've come to find out that it has give some relief for my foot pain. I'm 36 years old, have two children, and am a 100% disabled veteran (Air Force).......so that's my story. I was just about to give up on anything, until I found this website as well. I also met a terrific neurosurgeon, Dr. Pereira....so if anybody is in the Wisconsin (Midwest area)....I can't say enough about him. Keep positive. I know it's hard to do sometimes, but there are enough of us on this message board and we will all support each other, that's what's nice about it! Hope you are keeping warmer than we are, it's -17 right now! Have a great (hopefully pain free) Super Bowl Sunday and hope to hear from you soon. Michelle

Result number: 137

Message Number 221325

Thanks, Michelle! View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 2/01/07 at 15:42

Hi Michelle,
I did start taking Cymbalta, but all I did was sleep most of the day. So I stopped. Maybe I should retry the Cymbalta, starting at 30mg? I have had all kinds of injections and blocks, none of which did anything to relieve the pain. I have tried too many treatments to even count since this started in 1994. Did you suffer from PN, TTS, PF, or all of the conditions? I have not yet given up on the hope that I can get some relief, but I am not as optimistic as I once was when I started on this path. Luckily, I stumbled onto Heelspurs and found a lot of new information. Thanks for the share. Can you tell me a bit more about yourself and your condition. Lyrica only caused my fingers to swell, but it did nothing to relieve any the pain or weird sensations. I'll ask my PCP about a retry with Cymbalta. Thanks again and stay pain free. Best to you,
Suzy

Result number: 138

Message Number 221302

Re: Question - Dr. Wander? View Thread
Posted by Julie on 2/01/07 at 06:51

Suzy, click on this link: foot yoga for exercises that have helped many people here. There you will also find the plantar fascia stretch.

I agree with everything Dr Wander says, and have been saying so here for years. My opinion is based on 1) my own experience with PF and stretching; 2) reading of other people's experience with weight-bearing stretching on this website; 3) 20 years of experience of teaching yoga and 4) common sense.

Georges, you ask why weight-bearing stretching is recommended by doctors. I can't imagine why. But they do. What we must do is use our heads and trust our own bodies and the messages they give us. Pain is a message to stop doing whatever is causing the pain. Your concern is soundly based.
.

Result number: 139

Message Number 221296

Re: advice for tarsal tunnel & plantar fasciitis-Michelle View Thread
Posted by mcurnett on 2/01/07 at 02:39

Suzy,
Hello. I started with 30 mg of Cymbalta for seven days and than jumped up to 60 mg. At first, I was leary about taking it, as a past pain management specialist started me on the 60 mg and it made me sicker than a dog. When I took the 30 mg for a week and than started on the 60 mg daily, I had no problems at all. I think I noticed a difference within about 5 days. Check out the following link http://www.cymbalta.com/index.jsp?reqNavId=0. It was amazing! At first I was thinking this drug was mainly for depression, but after you read up on it, it all kind of starts to make sense. My doctor gave me free samples, as it is a fairly new drug. I received 9/10 epidural steroid injections to help ease my pain in my feet, as I had given up on ever getting any other type of relief. The Cymbalta actually helped alot more than undergoing all of those visits! Also, I noticed that with Lyrica, I gained weight. I have continued to lose weight while taking the Cymbalta with the only side effect being dry mouth for about a week. Not too bad considering what it did for me. I know different things work for different people, so this is all I can share with you about the experience I had. Good Luck. Michelle

Result number: 140

Message Number 221290

Re: Question - Dr. Wander? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/31/07 at 21:40

My chiropractor agreed with your theory on stretching. So what type of stretches do you suggest for PF and TTS patients? What you say makes perfect sense. Whenever I stretch, I seem to increase the pain. My therapist is all in favor of stretching 2 and 3 times a day. The more I stretch, the more pain I experience. Other than swimming, which I do, what other activities do not irritate the PF or TTS. Thanks,
Suzy

Result number: 141

Message Number 221286

advice for tarsal tunnel & plantar fasciitis-JJ View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/31/07 at 21:35

JJ,
Lyrcia did nothing except make my fingers swell a lot. It never got rid of the burning, stinging, etc. Like you, I usually go to bed with that unbearable stinging sensation and when I put my feet on the floor, it intensifies. I am still trying to decide how to procede with all the information. This board is certainly helpful. Good luck with whatever route you decide to take. Suzy

Result number: 142

Message Number 221285

advice for tarsal tunnel & plantar fasciitis-Michelle View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/31/07 at 21:31

Hello Michelle,
What interesting information. Lyrica did/does nothing for the sensations, but you said Cymbalta did. How much Cymbalta did you have to take to get rid of those miserable sensations. Thanks for advice re PF and TTS. I guess surgery in only a last resort, if that. Best to you. Suzy

Result number: 143

Message Number 221193

Re: To Hope View Thread
Posted by Hope on 1/30/07 at 22:43

Hi Ralph,

I was a bit afraid that you might not want to talk to me anymore. I know somethings that I had siad about WC might have been out of line but I can't stop saying what I feel in my heart. I won't say soryy to anyone else but you because I was typing it to you. But I will not say sorry to anyone else. I forgot to tell you That I will sleep tonight because I took to 2 Ambien CR's and I also took 2 tylenol PM"s and then I had to take 2 vicodin because I'm hurting so bad. I have not takin the Morphine yet and I'm not sure if that is a good Idea. So, if my tyeping gets bad you will know why and then I will just go and chat tomorrow, I have counseling tomorrow at 10:00 so I schould be home areound 11:30.

Okay back on track. I read the website that you gave me. I did print most of it out because I wanted phone numbers and address. Can you tell me what J.D. and M.A. stands for after the doctors names after there other letters??

I hate night time!! IT just makes my days so very long!! Over the week end I had to waer short because my long pants kept rubbing on my leg. So, it was easier to wear short and a sweatshirt, Much less pain.

Thats godd that you are try to get a little more time out of you lidoderm patch. I have tried that befoeore and it takes me way to long to get it off andit is to pain full. I get 30 at a time and I have 6 refills for then. That was nice of your wife to order thoses for you. I eventhing you can keep off the skin is such a big help!!


You asked me a very funny question and I just could not stop Laughing it just hit me the wrong way and because I would have started to ccry!! I have still heard nothing it's been it has been 3 months 18 days since I have seen an OS. thats's awful!!

I will keep this short beasue it getting hard to see the keys on the key board. But i think that I told yoy that my hustand lost his left eye the day of christmas eve. What a night mare that was. I had my fater come over to help with the kids bikes, Scott was in the hospitalp for avout a week. I wll tell you thwhoil story when I can type beter. But He has a lawsuir for that because it was a defeced product!! and the had just bought it and ti was nwe used, I have reall got to ennnnd this now.

I will try and keep the faith as long as I have you Suzy,Sara,Katy to pick me up when I need it and right now it has been an awful lot!! I want to thank all of you because I wiouls not know what to do without each and every one of you!!

As I say.. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Now, sorry for all the typo"s I hope there were not to many. It's hard to see and you take meds!!

Take Care
Hope!!

I did not proof read

Result number: 144

Message Number 221119

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/30/07 at 10:18

There is also the new low does Ketemine infusion being used to treat the pain from RSD. I agree, that Hope should try and find out more about all and any treatments that can help her pain ease.
I do think she need to finally get some sound sleep as well. This constant state of wake cannot be helping her pain.
You are a very good friend to her. All the best to you as well.
Do you have RSD or PN? I have been dxed with both, but doctors seem to lean toward sensory pn. Whatever, it is painful. Take care-S

Result number: 145

Message Number 221118

Re: Surgery at a Dellon Institute-Ralph View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/30/07 at 10:13

That is what Dellon found or thought about my PN. They felt it was an entrapment and suggested surgery. I am awfully leery re therapy and that would be my last resort. Dellon does give you a thorough evaluation and honest suggestions. I went to the one in MA. Good luck with the PN. Hope you get some relief. S

Result number: 146

Message Number 220721

Silicone Dtnamic Orthotics Trial: ATTN TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE: View Thread
Posted by Dr Kiper on 1/26/07 at 07:29


Diane D
Kieran
Ralph
Kate
John king
Theresa
JP
Angelasand
Justin S
Yanni
SK
Suzie D
Kathy G
Amy P
Alex
LeonorH
char b


You may be eligible to receive help with your plantar fasciitis through a trial here on heelspurs.com.

Nothing is confirmed yet.

Details will be disclosed later, please look for the new thread under the heading:

SILICONE DYNAMIC ORTHOTICS TRIAL

please go to drkiper.com and fill out the online questionnaire
(link on "RISK FREE TRIAL"

Result number: 147

Message Number 220620

Re: Peripheral Neuropathy and TTS.William View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/24/07 at 21:25

Your symptoms are SO LIKE Mine! I can't believe when you mentioned the stinging feeling when putting feet on the floor. I have every symptom you have and same test results. What is Metanex? Let me know if it helps you. Lyrica and Zonagran did nothing to relieve any of the pain. S

Result number: 148

Message Number 220544

Silicone Dynamic Orthotics-Trial View Thread
Posted by Dr Kiper on 1/24/07 at 11:13

The following people may begin contacting me through my web site

www.drkiper.com

link on "RISK FREE TRIAL"

fill out the consultation form. In the "comments" section please
write: heelspurs.com and add any information you might consider helpful to your case.

I will begin contacting you one by one and determine who is eligible for the trial and come up with a final list.

If you are not on the following list you are not eligible.

Sandra I
Diane D
Kieran
Ralph
Kate
John king
Theresa
AnneS
JP
Angelasand
Justin S
Yanni
SK
Suzie D
Kathy G
Amy P
Alex
LeonorH
char b

Result number: 149

Message Number 220538

Re: Peripheral Neuropathy and TTS. A second site? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/24/07 at 09:40

Perhaps, I am just one of those unlucky individuals wherein no root cause for a neuropathy is found. Or, yet found.

same problem as you have! None of the tests were even that conclusive, but it does feel like there is a bilateral entrapment somewhere in my ankle. That causes all the bizarre sensations and pain. Hope you get some satisfaction and pain relief.
Have you tried PAIN MANAGEMENT, yet? S

Result number: 150

Message Number 220537

Re: Idiopatic Peripheral Neuropathy and TTS. A second site? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/24/07 at 09:35

Idiopathic just means there is not a clue as to cause. We probably should not have this disease, but we DO! Treatment plans don't seem to work well unless it is a diabetic neuropathy. Gets very frustrating, doesn't it? S

Result number: 151

Message Number 220536

Re: Peripheral Neuropathy and TTS. A second site? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/24/07 at 09:33

I have same dx as you do. I also take the Lyrcia (and now take Zonagran 100mg as well). All the pain and sensations are in the lower extremities. So far, nothing much has helped the pain. How about seeing another neurologist? They do most of the NCV and EMG testing.
All the best,
Suzy

Result number: 152

Message Number 220452

ATTN TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE: View Thread
Posted by Dr Kiper on 1/23/07 at 10:21


Sandra I
Diane D
Kieran
Ralph
Kate
John king
Theresa
AnneS
JP
Angelasand
Justin S
Yanni
SK
Suzie D
Kathy G
Amy P
Alex
LeonorH
char b


You may be eligible to receive help with your plantar fasciitis through a trial here on heelspurs.com.

Nothing is confirmed yet.

Details will be disclosed later, please look for the new thread under the heading:

SILICONE DYNAMIC ORTHOTICS TRIAL

Result number: 153
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Message Number 219870

Re: TTS Both Heels View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 22:53

How did you ever find a Chiropractor who specializes in both areas. That sounds like an excellent plan. Where are you from? I wonder if there are any chiropractors in NYS who practice both of these treatments?
S

Result number: 154

Message Number 219869

Re: TTS Both Heels View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 22:47

Seems like an awful lot of us are having the same problem with feet. Very discouraging. At least we know we are not alone. Surgery is probably a last resort. Take care,
S

Result number: 155

Message Number 219796

Re: Nerve Entrapment and other nerve problems that mimic PF? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 08:53

heel pain sure can mimic both PF and nerve entrapments or it can be BOTH-S

Result number: 156

Message Number 219795

Re: Pain after standing for long periods View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 08:50

Ny podiatrist told me never to walk barefoot with PF. Makes it worse. Give that up for now. S

Result number: 157

Message Number 219794

Re: Nerve Entrapment and other nerve problems that mimic PF? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 08:48

It sure could be some type of nerve entrapment. The symptoms are very similar. Hope you get a dx and some effective treatment.S

Result number: 158

Message Number 219793

Re: Pain after standing for long periods View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 08:47

See a neurologist. With your background, you should be able to locate a competent one.S

Result number: 159

Message Number 219792

Re: Severe Plantar Fasciitis-RU SURE-Sandy L View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/15/07 at 08:45

I imagine the pain could be from PF only, but still think you should have a neurological workup. When I had mine, it came out that I had PN as well as PF. That accounted for the burning and feelings of glass under my feet. Now I have a DX, but the prognosis is guarded. I have not had any luck with conventional or alternative treatments. Like you, it hurts a lot when I walk or stand. Keep me posted on your treatments and progress. Hope all goes well for you. Never did I think I would focus so much on feet. I used to take them totally for granted. BTW-I was a teacher so dealt with those hard floors for 33 years. I am sure that didn't help. I also did a lot of exercise that involved feet. Good Luck and please keep in touch. S

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Re: Severe Plantar Fasciitis-RU SURE-Sandy L View Thread
Posted by sandra l on 1/14/07 at 22:06

Thanks Suzy D. Have been on modified duty since Aug. (mostly sitting) and 3 weeks ago my physician pulled me out for 4 weeks because my pain was getting worse but I am scheduled to return in another week. The pain is still really bad when I do any walking. I am no further ahead despite everything that I have tried and everyone I have seen. Has anyone had an EMG who suffers from plantar fasciitis. I understand it is quite painful. My foot was so bad 2 weeks ago that I could hardly touch the heel and achilles area.

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Message Number 219765

Re: Severe Plantar Fasciitis-Jana View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/14/07 at 18:48

Jana
Like you I have tried of those treatments, yet the pain continues. Like you, I feel as if I am walking on glass. I was told that I have sensory PN as well as the PF. I do think Deep Massage and Exercise in Moderation give some relief. Night splints and custom orthodics seem to worsen the pain. I have not tried Crocs, but good suggestion. I have to live in sneakers. My podiatrist told me to only purchase good running (not walking) shoes, since they offer more support. She told me to modify my walking, and to ride a bike or swim instead. Hope you find some more relief with the Gaston, Art, and Cryosurgery. Best of luck,
S

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Re: Severe Plantar Fasciitis-RU SURE-Sandy L View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 1/14/07 at 18:42

Sandy L,
Are you SURE this is just plantar Fasciitis and nothing more is involved? It sounds as if you have tried everything and anything. Maybe you need to see a neurolgist and have NVC or EMG done? Just a thought. Hope you see some improvement, but it must be hard with those long shifts? All the best. S

Result number: 163

Message Number 219097

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 1/07/07 at 21:14

Hi Ralph,

I'm so glad that your computer was shipped!! It will be such a big help to you once you get it up and running with the new programs. I'm sure the new program that your son got you will help keep your pain down so you can be on it so you can do things that you enjoy!! I think it sounds like a neat program. You are so very smart!! I know you will figure it out and I don't think it will take you long and your right it will give you something to do.

My daughter goes in for another checkup tomorrow and I hope it's good news for a change. So keep your fingers crossed if possible!!

Ralph, I think that would be a GREAT IDEA!! You say start with day one but what do I do or write about?? How did I get started?? I live in Indiana I live alitle over 2 1/2 hours North or Indianapolis. I also live about a good hour east of Illinois. I hope this helps you so you can help me.

Ralph, I copied and pasted this from my email from Suzy:

"I wanted to tell Ralph how helpful he always is to you, but could not figure out how to write a backward 6 on heelspurs. I tried a 9 and that didn't work. Please tell him how sweet, helpful, and informative he is. Nice guy."

I totally agree!! I would'nt be as far as I am with this research if it were not for Ralph!! Thank You!!


So can you tell me what and how I need to write? And I can get started on that and I can get some of those big envelopes and lables because I want to be readdy to go and get this in the mail!!

I have to run now becasue my ambien is kicking in anlong with my other pain meds so I apologize for any missed spelled words and Chelsea is calling me also.

I will wait to hear from you and see what you think
Take Care and always THANKS!!
Hope

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Message Number 219093

Re: Hakomed Horizontal Therapy website for patients View Thread
Posted by oma z on 1/07/07 at 19:56

It has nothing to do with your spatial position. Horizontal Therapy uses the FM Frequencies, and goes where TENS units cannot go. TENS are for short term pain relief and utilize the AM frequency, waves that go up and down. The FM frequency goes Horizontal.

As an example, when I go to the Las Vegas Airport (do you know 38 million people visit Vegas every year and a flight goes out every 90 seconds?) there is a rather long tunnel I go through. When I'm listening to my AM talk stations, the sound is cut off as soon as I enter, since those waves go up and down. Whereas, when I turn to the FM frequency channel, (country - not the twangy country - but my most favorite are Greg's songs on CD's) then there is still no problem with the reception, because those waves still go through the tunnel sideways.

Hope needs Horizontal Therapy. Hope, wasn't that you that was going to start that???? The HT is for LONG TERM pain relief without side effects.

The machine is somthing you get treated for at a doctor's office, but if patients want one they're pretty pricey. You could get just the top without the VASOPulse, the vacuum electrodes (which is really good for swelling, edema, sprains) and the Electrical only is about 2/3rds the total price. You would need a doctor's script though. We do have a demo unit with a discount though.

Suzanne

Result number: 165

Message Number 218959

Re: DRX9000 You need Hakomed Horizontal Therapy View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 1/06/07 at 03:13

Ralph,

You need to give Horizontal Therapy a try. Go to www.electromedicine.com and see the patient section. I've seen it work when nothing else would.

Find a doctor that uses it. Aren't you in MN? It uses the body's simultaneous bio-chemical and bio-electrical properties to help spread the pain mediators throughout the system, lowering their presence. They have to be at a certain threshold level for your body to feel pain. But they also speed up the healing mechanisms of the cell. It also causes the nerve transmission to be confused and not pain attention to the pain impulses. My daughter is putting a patient brochure together on that to translate into layman's terms. It just really works.

It saved my back from excruciating pain, and dramatically reduced or eliminated pain for: my son's broken arms, my husband's separated shoulder, my friend's torn up knee from an 18 wheeler accident 20 years previously and allowed him to feel the carpet under his feet for the first time in years, our doctor friend's frozen shoulder (increased range of motion and reduction of pain after just the one treatment), a patient that had post polio pain syndrome for 10 years (horrible pain in her legs). I'm a believer because I've seen. "Blessed are those who believe and have not seen." (I'm being facetious there - sort of).

All I really want you to know is there is hope, there is an end to pain, through this marvelous Hakomed long term pain relief technology. It's safe without the side effects of drugs....unlike the one of the side effects of pain killers - They can kill you. My opionion is with this you new electro-analgesia, drugs could be a thing of the past.

It's not painful. You just sit or lie down and get 4 to 8 electrodes attached to you that surround the pain, and for 45 minutes, just relax, with very gentle, or more intense, but it's not painful.

Contraindictions are: pacemaker, infection - say you have a staff infection in your knee, then it would spread it throughout your body, not to be used on pregnant uterous, and acute feverish general infections.

80-90% success rate after 6 to 10 HT treatments. 60-80% success with only one treatment. The total protocol is 12-15 treatments. Long term therapeutic effects up to three years. The most wonderful thing.....NO SIDE EFFECTS!

100% medicine reduction of 200 patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee after 10 HT treatments. You can get that study off of that same website in the doctor section. (gonarthritis study). And they have other studies for knee replacement, frozen shoulder, low back pain due to osteoporosis, and an overview. I love that machine!

Suzanne (Oma zanne)

Result number: 166

Message Number 217504

tight hamstring & heel pain View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 12/19/06 at 11:51

I was hit by a car several years ago which caused my knee to become unstable. No torn ligaments anymore, just severe tight hamstrings. The hamstring tightness is definitely causing the heel pain on my left foot, since everything is interconnected. i stretch regularly, i work with a personal trainer, i use heating pads. etc. and still no relief from the tightness and heel pain. Any ideas what else to do at this point?

thanks
suzi

Result number: 167

Message Number 217472

Re: Asthma - Inflammation and Vaccination/Food Link/Suzanne/Oma View Thread
Posted by Hope on 12/19/06 at 01:21

Hi Suzanne,

Sorry it took so long to respond to your post. My daughter is 12. She has had these problem since day 1. She is also allergic to dairy. So she is on a calcium supplement. Her asthma seem to be getting worse over the past few years. She has in the past got the flu shot and had a bad reaction to the shot. She is very afraid of needles so her doctor give me meds for her to take about a 1/2 before she comes in. I call it happy meds. She has this before she gets any kind of shot, blood work ,dental work or anything that involves the use of needles. This year she got the nasel vaccine. Which she had a reaction to also but no where close to the shot. She had also had her repeat chest xray and it still was not clear so she is on another round of meds and her doctor said after this round of meds she is going to put her on a low dose of antibotic for 30 days. All asthma meds will stay the same.

I have been off work for 2 years now or will be 2 years on 01/07/05. I had 2 part time jobs. One being for the Health Department. They do so may vaccines on a daily bases. In the amount of time that I have worked there and my mother has worked(39 years). I or we have never seen a child suffer from such a reaction. I do know that when you give permission for your child to have the immunizations done you are given a piece of paper that tells you about all the risks that can happen when you get these shots. I will have to check now because I don't recall that being on there. I don't know about all states either but the state of Indiana requires you to have certain immuniztions before you can enter school. I have 3 kids and thank God they never had a problem other than the normal soreness at the site of the injection or a slight fever that never lasted for very long. My heart goes out to those families who's children did have a problem with the vaccination. I don't know and I have never heard of a percentage of children who do have a problem.

All three of my kids have had the Varicella injections and the two older boys did not get the Chickenpox but my daughter did. But it was a much milder case.

The other thing is my older son out grew his ear aches but my 17 year old and my daughter seems like they always have an earache. my 17 year olds doctor lately does not liked to give an antibotic for his ear infection and they have been having us do over the counter meds. But after a month of messing around with that they finally gave him and antibotic to get rid of it. I just told him that he has been missing to much school because of lack of sleep. His is up with bad pain in his ears and he needs more than over the counter drug.

I hope you enjoy your visit with grand kids,son and family at Christmas.

Well, thanks for the info. and I still have somemore reading too do but I just want to let you know that i did read your post.

Happy Holidays
Take Care and Thanks
Hope

Result number: 168

Message Number 217459

Re: One down next question - vaccines View Thread
Posted by Oma Z on 12/18/06 at 19:07

I already wrote a long litany on vaccines.

Teach your kids to not have sex until they are married. They'll be happier too, less prone to depression and not needing anti-depressant drugs that can make them want to kill themselves. (I always thought when I saw the commercial on prozac, "If you're having feelings of suicide call your doctor," what kind of drug is that?)

They have done very little research on that Human Papilloma Virus vaccine. I would not put that drug into my daughter's (or my own body). It's all about the profit. Drug companies are corrupt.

Then they're going to have to come out with a vaccine to counteract the effects of that vaccine. Like the chickenpox vaccine is causing children to have shingles so they're having to come up with a shingles vaccine. Let your kid get chicken pox. I remember being 8 years old, sitting in the car looking and feeling crappy. My mother said, "Suzy, do you want a hotdog and some icecream?" Shaking my head and answering, "No," I think my body knew it best to just fast and let it cleanse out. Diet does have a good deal to do with our health.

I'm sure you all heard the news of how there's been a 7 to 12% drop in breast cancer, the kind associated with hormone replacement therapy since they came out with the Women's Inititive in 2003?? I think was the date where they told women that this big study on Women taking premarin (stands for Pregnant Mare Urine) caused breast and uterine cancer. (That stuff was 1,000 times stronger than the natural plant estrogens). My sister-in-law was persribed some HRT. The next day she was in the hospital with blood clots throughout her system. Had to be taken to the Mayo Clinic where she was in a coma for three months. Lost a kidney, a second spleen (apparently 1 in 11 people have two spleens - her son told me that)and still hobbles around.

It's all about the money when it comes to drugs.

Oma Zanne

Result number: 169

Message Number 217423

Happy Holidays! View Thread
Posted by Kathy G on 12/18/06 at 09:59


As the holidays are upon us, I would just like to wish you all a happy holiday season. Thank you all for your help and support and may you all have a less painful new year!

And that goes for the "old" posters who may occasionally scan the boards: Judy S, Necee, Carole, Suzanne, Linda, Richard, and so many others I've forgotten.

May 2007 bring happier feet!

Result number: 170

Message Number 217120

Re: To Hope n Ralph... View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 12/13/06 at 11:55

Suzy,
Good information for Hope. I can appreciate her hesitation to post in your forum right now and know that she will post after she gets used to its format and meets a few of your members.

What is the name of this group?

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Message Number 217109

Re: Pain in Foot RSD View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 12/13/06 at 08:17


Good luck Angle.
May you see a competent doctor. Hope this helps you. Keep in touch, please.
Suzy

Result number: 172

Message Number 217108

Re: To Hope n Ralph... View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 12/13/06 at 08:14

HI Hope form here for a change. Just jump in and post. Don't wait. Just respond to any post you like. I am not sure how many have RSD, either. Some have PN (Vic and me), some FMS(Sara) and most others RSD, if not caregivers. Don't be shy! Just jump in with both feet--oops one foot in this case. LOL

Ralph-wishing you all the best as well. If you are Hope's pal, I consider you a pal as well.

All the best,
S

Result number: 173

Message Number 217084

lateral foot pain View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 12/12/06 at 16:28

recently while exercising, i have had pain on the lateral part of my foot. what could this be and how do I treat it?

thanks!

Result number: 174

Message Number 217028

Re: To Ralph Hope - she needs probiotics View Thread
Posted by Hope on 12/11/06 at 10:22

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for the info.!! It was much appreciated!!

Hope

Result number: 175

Message Number 217027

Re: I'm having a very bad day!! View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 12/11/06 at 10:08

So maybe there is hope for me as well. 13 Years and I still have not had any pain relief. What do you think, Dr G? Is there any hope that PF and PN can be helped by one of your procedures. Contact me, please,
Suzy

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Message Number 217019

Re: To Ralph Hope - she needs probiotics View Thread
Posted by oma z on 12/10/06 at 23:10

Any time someone is on antibiotics they need a good probiotic to be given at a differnt time than the anti or the antibiotic will kill the good friendly bacteria. That's why a person gets diarrhea because it not only kills the good, it kills the bad and then yeast is a result of the overgrowth too. And stay off all sweets (juices have sugar too). Remember, sugar feeds the bacteria.

Oma z (Suzanne)

Result number: 177

Message Number 217013

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 12/10/06 at 19:56

Hi Ralph,

Well, my daughter is a bit better. Her ears are still hurting her and she still is coughing a lot. The cough sounds better. Not great but better. She has been in the bathroom a lot but I read that, that is one of the side effects of the Zithromyicin. It was a 5 day prescription so she has taken all of them. So, I don't think there is anything I can do about it now. But she may not be able to go to school tomorrow because of it. If it continues to be this bad I may call her doctor. She goes in Wednesday for a repeat chest xray. I hope it looks better. Thanks so much for your concern!!

The group.. that's funny because Suzy and I thought the same thing about there attitude. I'm not sure who all has RSD or even how many. I just know the members in the group have chronic pain or they are a care giver or a spouse of someone that has chronic pain. I rarely ever post on there. But I do read all the posts on there. I will start to post but I'm not sure when. I don't know them at all so it's hard to post when I see them post to each other and they know each other so very well. So, we will see.

I just hope like you said in this post and other posts that a fresh doctor on my case might be a good thing. It's kinda scary to see another OS after you have seen the same one for 2 years.

You know Ralph, I really don't know how I do it either. It is always a very long day and I'm paying for it now. But the only thing I think that keeps me going is when I see the smile on her face when she sees me sitting there cheering her on. That is what makes it all worth while!! She is my Sweet Pea!!

I'm so SORRY to hear about your set back. It does sound like a good plan to have your doctor set a program up with your PT. You don't want to do anything else that is going to aggravate the situation and make things worse. I know I hated to change PT's but the 2nd PT I was sent to delt with CRPS patients. I really like her. So, in my case it was a good thing. Keep me posted on what happen!!

I do believe that it sounds like you are right. You do a lot of research to find out what is wrong and also to find out what can be done to help. So, I do believe you are right about your diagnosis. Why do you have to wait until after Christams to see this doctor? Is it because that was the only appointment that they had left??

Result number: 178

Message Number 216983

Re: Pain in Foot RSD View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 12/10/06 at 07:15

dear Angle,
to find out more about RSD, go to RSDHope and read all about it. That will give you good background. Maybe take it from there.
You need to see your professional about the other issues and have everything explained to you. Both feet seem to be a problem. Good luck. Ut is hard to give you advice from here when no one has seen you or your feet.
Good luck,
Suzy

Result number: 179

Message Number 216952

Re: Suffering with Plantar fasciitis N PN View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 12/08/06 at 19:41

Gail and Diane,
No, neither one of you is alone with this "killing feet' issue. I have had all kinds of tests and treatments, and still doctors are not certain what is causing all the foot pain. I realize that I don't have much padding under my feet and that my PF are very tight, but not everyone with this conditon has so much pain. Let us know if you find any kind of med or treatment that does provide relief.
Suzy

Result number: 180

Message Number 216915

Asthma - Inflammation and Vaccination/Food Link View Thread
Posted by oma z on 12/08/06 at 03:46

Dear Hope:

One thing that helps inflammation (asthma is an inflammatory response) is to avoid certain foods. A good book is "Inflammation Nation" and/or the website www.inflammationnation.com. Egg yolks are inflammatory as is farm fed salmon. That is at the top of the anti-inflammatory list. Farm Fed (Frankenfood) has no positive benefit whatsoever. The inflammation diet is helpful for those with arthritis, colitis ("itis" = inflammation).

My husband has asthma and this diet helps him a lot. Also he uses a colostrom with lactoferrin and proline polypeptides (modulates the immune system). That is a wonderful product whether it's viral or bacterial or anything your immune system is trying to fight or if it's overactive it calms it down. More on that later.

I'm sorry to hear about your girl having a hard time. How old is she? My recommendation for my family (and it's all of your choice of course) but the flu vaccine still has thimersal in it, mercury perservative, and the flu mutates so quickly anyway that its all a crap shoot if it's going to work. Your body is not lacking in heavy metals so don't add to the problem. It was only in 2003 that they started taking thimersal out of vaccines, so if your children had several vaccines before then, you may want to get them chelated (iv to draw out the heavy metals - even the latest Time magazine mentioned a little blurb that it was very promising for autistic children). There's a website you can get suppositories for self- chelation at:
http://www.detoxamin.com/ You save about 70% of the cost of IV's. My 13 year old said he didn't want either one. But in this mercury calculator test I took at www.nvic.org (national vaccine information center and you enter in all of the vaccines they've had over the years) he tested 165 TIMES (not percentage) the amount of mercury allowed by the EPA. There is a reason why 1 in 6 school age children have neurological disorders, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum disorders, etc, etc..... My youngster has a hard time focusing and sitting still. He is a neat kid though. He's a music person like his dad. There's a Senator Dan Burton who talks about how his grandson acquired autism.. see his blurb below. See his story at: http://www.compleatmother.com/offtheline.htm - Then do a Search (control F) when you're in that site for Burton to take you to that article.

Here's a blurb from the article:

Vaccine Damage
by Senator Dan Burton, U.S. Congress,
Government Reform Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
"Autism: Present Challenges, Future Needs -
Why the Increased Rates?"
Thursday , April 6, 2000
2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

"This morning we're here to talk about autism. As we learned in our August hearing, the rates of autism have escalated dramatically. What used to be considered a rare disorder has become a near-epidemic. We've received hundreds of letters from parents across the country. They've shared with us their pain and their challenges. My staff tells me they cried from the heart-break of many of these letters.

I don't have to read a letter to experience the heartbreak. I see it in my own family. {Slide 1} My grandson Christian was born healthy. He was beautiful and tall. We were already planning his NBA career. He was outgoing and talkative. He enjoyed company and going places. Then, his mother took him for his routine immunizations and all of that changed. He was given what so many children were given - DTaP, OPV, Haemophilus, Hepatitis B, and MMR - all at one office visit. That night Christian had a slight fever and
he slept for long periods of time. When he was awake he would scream a horrible high-pitched scream. He would scream for hours. He began dragging his head on the furniture and banging it repeatedly. Over the week-and-a-half after the vaccinations, Christian would stare into space and act like he was deaf. He would hit himself and others, which was something he had never done. He would shake his head from side to side as fast as he could. He lost all language.

Unfortunately, what happened to Christian is not a rare
isolated event. Shelly Reynolds will testify today. Her
organization, Unlocking Autism, will be displaying thousands of pictures of autistic children at the "Hear the Silence" Autism Rally this Saturday. Forty-seven percent of the parents who provided these pictures, felt that their child's autism was linked to immunizations.

We frequently hear about children with chronic ear
infections and children who became autistic after spiking a fever with their vaccinations."

The high pitched screaming is one of the signs a child is reacting to usually the pertussis vaccine. The neurotoxin is damaging the brain tissue.

As far as Varicella (now the drug companies are working on a shingles vaccine since a lot of children that have taken the chickenpox vaccine are acquiring shingles).

My son who is in osteopath school is not getting his kids vaccinated(he has four little ones - I can't wait to see them at Christmas). I'm Oma Zanne because Oma is German for Grandma and they have a hard time saying my name, Suzanne. They speak mainly German since their mother is German (So now you know I'm really Suzanne).

And since Axiom Worldwide knows who I am, they brought Oma Z Heelspurs posts to my deposition when they deposed my husband and me two weeks ago), who cares? I wasn't going to lie under oath that I was not Oma Z. I only posted those things that I believe to be true and from working with their company for 2 1/2 years and being involved with spinal decompression pretty much from the get go (1996), I feel I have a pretty good background and knowlege of the therapy. And that NASA story. We were all duped by Axiom on that. It would have worked if those astronauts had come back from space pain free because they actually did get stretched in space. The company should have done a little bit more research before they came up with that story how they got the idea for their invention.

So what do we learn from this? Take your time. Study it out. Ask God what you should do whether it's having spinal decompression therapy or vaccines or whatever. You're His child, He loves you, He will answer you. Confusion (mixed emotions) that's a no. A warm feeling, that's a yes. Trust your feelings. And give yourself time to receive the answer. It's usually not a lightening bolt after 5 minutes of meditation. Give yourself a week or more to study it out and pray about it.

Ok,.... so back to the vaccines. It's rather a passion of mine, especially since two of my five children were damaged from them. If you feel your child has a compromised immune system, exert more caution with your vaccine decision. There is not one person that does research for the CDC that is not also affiliated with a drug company. Something is wrong here. How do you get an unbiased opinion? Like the NASA thing, we took it for granted. We didn't study it out. So when your doctor tells you you need to get your kids vaccinated, study it out. We took it for granted that you have to vaccinate, not being aware it would mess their lives up. Pray about it. My doctor (MD)gave me a medical exemption for my son because of "many food allergies and a sibling having a bad reaction to a previous vaccine" (they wanted him to have a Hep A but he's not at high risk for that) but most states just let you be exempt based on your own personal beliefs including Nevada where I live, so kids can still attend school.

The pertussis vaccine is only about 60% effective and the reaction to the vaccine can be worse than the disease. It can kill your child, cause siezures, brain damage permanently, etc. Pertussis loves brain tissue. Mercury loves nervous tissue. Crib death spikes at two months and that's when they begin the DPT series. A super book, "A Shot in the Dark" Harris Coulter, PhD is phenomonal. Also Ted Koren's book, http://whale.to/m/koren6.html

Oh, I just saw for the first time keep posts to the Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome category. Just will say when my 17 year old daughter got an MMR before her senior year of highschool, it induced chronic fatigue with the three live viruses that her immune system couldn't handle. She never had an acne problem before. A colostrom type product brought her back to the living after 8 months of hell. I didn't know about the Vears (where you report to the CDC if your child was damaged from a vaccination). One thing was it also induced CARPAL TUNNEL. Maybe those with Tarsal T.S. got it that way from some type of vaccine.

Also, I think I mentioned this before, the wheat will aggravate an inflammatory repsone causing arthritis, or unexplained pain. Especially you "O" Blood Types. Stay away from Corn, Wheat, Potatoes. I've seen that work on too many people not to believe it. Within two weeks you're going to feel SO GOOD! It can cause the body to respond with Asthma too.

Oma Z signing off... May God Bless and comfort you that are in pain and feeling discouraged. All things come to pass and this trial will also pass.

Result number: 181

Message Number 216733

Re: Suffering with Plantar fasciitis N PN View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 12/05/06 at 09:57

This is Suzy and I check in every once in a while.
My dx is twofold

1. PN-along with all the neurosensations under my feet, esp the PINS and NEEDLES the moment there is any pressure on feet.

2.PF-heel pain-deep ache, esp in the AM when I first arise

Any suggestions to help with pain control. I am already taking:
Lyrcia
Methadone
Xanax

Any suggestions from group or doctors would be appreciated. Thanks,
Suzy

Result number: 182

Message Number 215640

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Hope on 11/14/06 at 22:18

Hi Ralph,

I was just checking to see how you are doing. I hope your wrists are getting better and I also hope you back is not giving you to much of a hard time!! I miss chatting with you. How's PT been going??

My attorney has requested a copy all my medical records from all of my doctors and there are 5 of them. I know my PM and my OS said that my file is like a novel and they had to start a folder becasue the other ones are over flowing. But this is taking a bit longer than what I thought it would. I have not written to any major hospitals yet becasue I wanted to send my medical records along with it. I don't know if it gets to be much longer that I should go ahead and and send a written letter and then send my medical records if they will take my case. The only bad thing is I'm not really good at writting letters either so, I have to figure out where to start and I guess the beginning is the best place. Indiana WC stinks and that is what is taking so long for my 2nd opinion.

I'm taking Zoloft for depression but that has not helped me sleep at all. I have taken Ambien CR for the last 2 nights now and once I fell asleep I did stay sleep!!!! I really could not believe it when I got up that I slept from 2am to 6:15 when I get up with my kids for school. My husband said he had to check to see if I was breathing becasue it scared him becasue I never sleep like that but he wanted to be careful and not wake me up. I want to celebrate!! Now I have got find away to fall asleep around 9 or 10 so I can get a full nights sleep. I just hope that I did not sleep becasue I'm just totally exhausted. It's 10:00 now and I took the Ambien CR at 8:30 and I'm still up.

The last couple of days have been really bad pain days. I have had a lot of vicoden. I'm trying not to take a morphine but I don't know how much more I can hold out. If I do take it at least I might sleep.

I still have not heard anything from the group. So, I'm still not a member. I did have to give them information. I did get an email from the owner of the site and it was kinds a pep talk from her but it had nothing in it about becomming a member. I at first thought it was a email telling me that I was now a member. Suzy D. is also trying her best to find out what the problem is. She is a member of the group and said it really is a good group to be a member of and it hasa lot of people who have RSD in this group. I'm going to give it until Friday and then I'm going to find another group.

Well, I hope to hear back from you soon!!
Take Care
Hope

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Message Number 215228

Re: lyrica View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 11/09/06 at 12:39

thanks. I have chronic neuritis and it is starting to hurt again so i might need to slowly increase. 600 mg's seems like a lot.

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Message Number 215205

Re: To Linda from Suzy View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 11/09/06 at 07:38

No Hope, but Suzy, who talks to Hope on a daily basis. I would be interested in talking with you as well. How did all of this happen? This all happened within a 4 year span. If you are up to it, please contact me as well. I can relate to the PN. I just wonder how it all got so involved. GOOD LUCK with new treatment. I would love to know more about that as well. Let me know if you would like to correspond.
All the best! Suzy D. (sdoehler1226 at aol.com) I hope to hear from you.

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Message Number 215181

lyrica View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 11/08/06 at 17:42

hi,

i am taking 150 mg's of lyrica and up to this point it has helped my nerve pain a great deal. is it possible that the effects of lyrica wear off after a few months and the dose has to continually be increased? what is the maximum dose of lyrica one can take?

thanks

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Message Number 214949

Re: Lyrica View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 11/04/06 at 18:51

how many mg's of lyrica do you take daily? it has helped me a great deal as well, but sometimes i wonder if i should increase my dose?

thanks

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Message Number 214948

Re: can cryo cause nerve damage View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 11/04/06 at 18:47

i made an error in my last post. i take a total of 150 mg's of lyrica daily. what is the maximum dose one can take daily???

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Message Number 214947

Re: can cryo cause nerve damage View Thread
Posted by suzi k on 11/04/06 at 18:45

hi Kim,

I too had the same problem after the cryo. the nerve pain was absolutely unbearable and i thought the dr. did more damage. it took several weeks for the horrid pain to subside and eventually i was back to the normal hellish pain. how many mg's of the lyrica are you taking? my dr. upped my dose to 150mg's 3x/day and it has helped somewhat. i totally understand your frustration and have the same foot pain/issues that you do. hang in there, i feel your pain.

suzi

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Message Number 214854

Re: Dr. Rob --ART ? View Thread
Posted by Robert J. Sanfilippo, DC, CCSP, ART on 11/03/06 at 08:17

Suzy, the only person I know around your area is an ART/Graston instructor in Auburn. His name is Dale Buchberger, D.C. He is the chiropractor for the Toronto minor league team in Auburn. I believe he has a website, www.rotatorcuff.net. He can be found on the ART website as well. I firmly believe that ART can significantly help entrapped nerves. Good luck....

Dr. Rob

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Message Number 214832

Re: Dr. Rob --ART ? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 11/02/06 at 21:30

So you think that ART can help nerve entrapment if done properly? Do you know of a doctor in the Albany, NY area that practices ART or Gaston Therapy. Don't they co-exist? If not, how can I find an Art specialist in my area. Thanks lots,
Anyone else who knows an ART specialist in Albany, NY area is welcome to respond to this post,
Suzy

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Message Number 214676

Re: To Hope View Thread
Posted by Hope on 10/31/06 at 21:13

Hi Ralph,

I"m so sorry to hear you are not feeling very well!! My aunt has the samething in her wrists but it does not sound as bad as yours does. She has braces but she never wear's them. I hope this gets better for you.

I have had some rough days and I still don't sleep!! I'm sleeping in the recliner for the couple hours. If I lay in bed forget it. I don't want to keep my husband either because he has to wrok everyday. When I fell asleep this morning (4:30) he came out and coverd me up and turned the T.V. off. Then I got back up about 6:15 with my kids for school. To make sure that they got on the bus okay and to make sure that they got something to eat.

Then I had counseling and I had to go to Vocational Rehabilitation. It was a long day. I'm waiting for my Attorney also to call becasue we are requesting a second opinion. So, WC and my attorney are going to decide who I'm going to see and then they will let me know but they said it could be awhile. I hope not to long.

My leg/ankle is killing today. I was way to active today. With counseling and VH and try to pass out candy tonight becasue my husband had to take out our Little Princess. So, I had to pass out candy. The kids were so cute!! It was very cold so I put on my winter coat and wraped myself up in a blanket and sat outside in a chair so I did not have to keep getting up and walking to the door. My little Gizmo (yorkie) helped me give out candy. He loves it when the kids give him some attention and pet him. He stayed on the deck and he never runs away. My 2 Greatdanes had to stay inside becasue they are so big and they scare the kids. They don't know it but they would lick you to death!! They are over sized lap dogs. The gentle giants.

I live about 45 minutes from Chicago. I have seen a doctor an OS surgeon there a year ago. He does not deal with RSD/CRPS. My current OS sent me to him for a second opinion. This was about a year ago.

Thanks for being concerned about the support group!! I have also thought that myself, but Suzy has my back also. She is a member of this group and said it is a great group!! She has also emailed to find out why it is taking so long. I know if she hears anything see will let me know. It does sound like a good group but the process to get in I guess is just a long one. I will be careful and thanks again!!

Again I hope you feel better!!
Take care Always
Hope

Remember everyone deserves to live a pain free LIFE!!

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Message Number 214533

Re: To Ralph n Hope-Have no Fear.... View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 10/29/06 at 21:28


Nice of you to be so concerned, but this group has no hidden agenda. The moderator of the group was sick with 5th Disease as well as RSD, and probably didn't get the chance to enroll Hope in the group. It is a legit group and Keith (of RSDHope) is a member in good standing. We all filled out the questionaire in order to prohibit people who really are not interested in joining the group, There were some problems of that kind when group started. Our moderator and several other group members have RSD, so Hope can benefit from their expertise. So far, it is the best support group for chronic pain patients because everyone is supportive and there is very little dissension. Members get along really well and offer many good suggestions. I told Hope, I'll try and find out what is holding up her entry into group. Thanks for being protective, but Hope will be safe in this group. Take care and Happy Halloween,
SuzyQ ( Sandy and Terri also belong to this Pain Awareness Group)

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Message Number 214492

Re: To Hope n Ralph View Thread
Posted by suzy d on 10/29/06 at 10:26

I agree with Ralph. Try to find experts in the field and see what they advise re med combinations. This is such a tough condition. I was asking a friend about her leg braces and found out when she had the morphine pump implanted a lot of her pain disappeared. She really now leads a semi active life and takes fewer meds. See what you can find out about that. Thinking about you and will write more individually. Keep the faith! We have to do that. Thinking about you.
I'll talk to Isis again about letting you into group sooner. You will benefit from members knowledge. Hugs,
Suzy

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Message Number 214384

To Hope View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 10/27/06 at 10:05

Scott please excuse me posting this entire article for Hope. The
address for the article was very long and I thought it would not be successful as a link.

I really wanted her to read this article.

Hope,
Mirror therapy. I've read about this being done in VA hospitals for military people who lost limbs. I wanted to you see this article and the one about the Oxygen Chamber. Two things that you've not tried.

Maybe you could find more on these things. Even try the Mirror therapy at home. For what it's worth I post them for you.

Can looking in a mirror cure agonising pain?
By JANE FEINMANN, Daily Mail

Last updated at 09:44am on 6th June 2006

The pain in her left leg was so terrible that Suzie Knight begged her doctors to amputate it.

Two years previously she'd fallen and sprained ankle - but gradually the pain worsened until, by January 2003, it was so agonising it felt 'as though my leg was permanently stuck in a burning flame'.

The "gutsy, fit lass" from Yorkshire, a hard-working nurse practitioner who loved dancing and going to the gym, became wheelchair-bound.

The pain was so bad she couldn't eat, sleep or move; she lost two-and-a-half stone and was under constant medication, but this barely touched the pain. She couldn't bear the feel of a breeze on her ankle, let alone socks and shoes.

Yet an MRI scan had found nothing wrong with her. Doctor after doctor told her she was imagining the pain.

Suzie, 41, a mother of two, suffered depression - and it was this that finally led to her getting a diagnosis. A trainee GP treating her for the depression recognised her symptoms as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), which is also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Around 11,500 people in Britain are affected by RSD - it is the most severe of a group of disorders characterised by severe pain that has no detectable cause, seems out of proportion to the original injury and does not respond to painkillers.

Other conditions in this group include repetitive strain injury, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

They are triggered by stress, injury or a virus, and result in symptoms, including tremors and extreme sensitivity, that can persist for years, even a lifetime.

As many as one in seven of the population is thought to be affected, but it's only recently that the medical profession has recognised these disorders - even now, patients must deal with some doctors' refusal to treat their case seriously.

A new book, Insight Into Pain And Suffering, published next week, has an introduction by Carol Black, President Royal College of Physicians, in which she criticises fellow doctors for disbelieving sufferers, saying: "This cruel, isolating and often intractable suffering has too often been the object of hasty and sometimes heartless judgments."

It was actually amputees, or rather the pain that seven out of ten of them suffer in the limb or digit that they have lost, that first helped neuroscientists in the early Nineties to begin to understand how medically unexplained pain might be understood and treated.

"Even today, many doctors will not take phantom limb pain seriously. But it's actually very logical," says Peter Halligan, Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University. "We may feel pain in the leg or ankle - but we actually experience it in the brain.

"So it should be no surprise that when you lose a leg, the pain continues."

Early studies at the University of California found that a carefully angled mirror, allowing the amputee to watch the remaining leg moving up and down while imagining that both legs were making the same movements, was able to reduce or even eradicate the phantom pain.

Five years ago, researchers at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in began a series of studies at whether visual feedback from mirrors could also be used to treat medically unexplained pain.

The research showed that it worked, and now the treatment is available at the hospital as well as a growing number of physiotherapists nationwide.

So far, the therapy works only when one half of the body is affected by pain, as is the case with RSD. And it's not always successful then, especially for people who have had the symptoms for several years.

Suzie recalls arriving at the hospital and being asked by the doctor how she felt about her leg. "I told him I hated it and everything it had done to me, and that I wanted to have it amputated. He told me that I wasn't to worry, that I almost certainly had RSD and I could be helped."

She was taught to try to move both ankles together while watching her right leg in a mirror so that it appeared to be her left leg. "Early on, it was very difficult to focus. I'd pretend to play the piano with my toes while thinking hard about how well both my legs were performing."

Gradually, by repeating the exercise several times a day, the stiffness began to be released, her foot became more flexible and she was able to rotate her ankles.

"It's all about retraining the brain," says Dr Candy McCabe, one of the authors of Insight Into Pain And Suffering. "The truth is that this technique has been used for generations. Every mother knows that distracting a baby before an injection lessens the pain."

This first step allowed Suzie to tolerate a programme of physio and hydrotherapy. She got "wonderful" support from RSD-UK, a charity set up by fellow sufferer Catherine Taylor in 2000 to provide telephone counselling, information, an annual conference and, above all, mutual support from fellow members.

She was also given desensitisation training, learning to tolerate first the touch of feathers and silk, gradually building up to wearing a pair of slippers last December.

She wore her first pair of proper shoes in February - though they're flat and her much loved high-heeled boots have had to remain in the cupboard. "It's not a miracle cure," she says. "It's a long, slow haul: you start off doing everything for a couple of minutes and gradually build up.

"I've had to be persistent, positive and have had to pace myself. I used to be a whirlwind of activity, with a finger in every pie and always watching my weight.

"Now I'm a size 12, back at work but taking it much easier, and happier than ever."


Hope, A reply to this article but one that also talks about additional type of treatment.


Good article. I am getting HBOT for my RSD. I am in a pressure chamber and breath 100% pure oxgen.
So far it has helped some.
What your story says is how HBOT works. The diease centers in the brain, so flooding the brain with oxgen (right now I have some buzzing in my brain, that shows lack of oxgen) can they say help stop the RSD as it centers in the brain.
In my first 3 sessions I had ligher pressure and the buzzing left but I had to get more pressure to help the pain in my legs from the RSD.
At present I am going back to lighter pressure to try to get my brain to "Switch back" to the normal central nervous system, more or less re-setting my brain I hope.
I have had block shots and I am one of the lucky ones and have had the horrbile burning pain leave.
Now I just have to over come my weakened legs and some off the numbness in my left eye area.
Before the HBOT my entire face was numb but not now.
From what I read HBOT is low priced in the UK not like here in the states.

- John Johnson, Westminster Ca USA

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Message Number 214340

Re: To Hope View Thread
Posted by Hope on 10/26/06 at 16:50

Hi Ralph,

How have you been?? My throat is getting much better not great but better. But it's been a really tough time with my ankle/leg!! Not to much has really changed. I went to see my PM yesterday and all my meds stayed the same except for my Ambien was changed to Sonata. I have not tried it yet, waiting for insurance approval. I hope I will hear something later today. I still have Ambien that I will keep taking until I hear from the insurance company.

I'm still trying to get into a support group. The same one that Suzy D is in. I have now meant a few of her friends that have been very nice and supportive!! I have discussed amputation with her and I also have another good friend Katy that I have been talking to for awhile now who has been a great big help to me. Katy does not have RSD/CRPS but she does have on going feet problems. Suzy has PN as she stated to you in her post.

I have had a bad flare up over the last couple of weeks. My sleeping is down to about 2-3 hours a night becasue the pain keeps me up to much. My OS has taken me off of rehab now and I feel that he has given up on me!! My attorney is now requesting another doctor to take a look at my ankle. I just found that out today. But he warned me that could take a couple of months. A bunch of red tape!! I'm like red tape!! What the heck, this is my care we are talking about here. My husband's insurance at this point will not cover anything because they say it is WC problem. This is very frustrating. My OS wants me to apply for disability. He has me on so many restriction that I will ever be able to get a job again and the meds that I'm on I can not even drive right now.

I have said just amputate and be done with this nightmare but Katy and Suzy are saying no, hang in there. Suzy said there are to many cons and really no pros with having this done.

I see my PM again on Nov.22nd and I just had reprogramming done about 2 weeks ago. I still favor my program #2. I have had to turn it higher than the norm because of the high level of pain that I have been in and the lack of sleep also.

I still have been going to counseling and she wants me to get a scooter so I can get out of the house more but I would much rather stay at home!! I did go my daughter cheer comp. which was a big deal for me becasue I had to stay all night in a hotel and talk about no sleep!! That's an understatement. You don't sleep being away from home as is. Try not sleeping and then trying to sleep in a strange place. That was a real trip. I just got up and down the hall was a coffee shop so, I sat there and had a coffee so I did not keep anyone else up. At least we did not have to worry about not getting up in time for the competition. One of the cheerleaders were late and missed the competition. She felt so bad. I guess it could happed to anyone. They got 3rd place. So, that shows how good that they really are becasue can you imgine how they would have done with the whole team.

Anyway, I'm kinda stuck right now with my RSD/CRPS. I just have to stay on my meds and keep my SCS turned up and try and hang in there as best as possible. Wait to hear about this other doctor and keep seeing my PM. I'm really tired of this whole thing I do have to say. I'm sure you have heard the saying I'm and tired of being sick and tired!! and how true that statement is.

Well, enough about me because nothing has really changed, So, how was your trip?? What kind of things were you able to do? I bet it was great to get away but at the sametime I bet you were glad to get home again. How have you been feeling since you have been home? Has rehab gone well this week or a bit more sore trying to get back in the swing of things.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Take Care
Always
Hope

Remember everyone deserves to live a pain free LIFE!!

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Message Number 214232

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Ralph on 10/25/06 at 11:01

Hi Suzy,
I'm sure glad that you continue to support Hope. My heart goes out to her and anyone that has RSD. I really just learned about this condition from Hope's posts then went looking it up on the internet to learn more about it.

Wow I never know that this condition existed or how many people suffer from it. It seems to be a condition that's not talked about very much in public arenas and certainly one that medical science doesn't know too much about.

Once you read about it you pay more attention to things that you might need done in the way of surgery etc and weight them carefully in your mind.

I learned that most people think RSD is more rare then it really is.

Funny you should mention that you have PN in your feet. I'm seeing a doctor tomorrow to be checked for this. I can't put my finger on any one diagnosis that seems to make sense so I thought I'd go and see what the doctor says.

I've had many nerve tests and they indicated that signals to my muscles are normal accept for one which is only slightly different and my physical medicine doctor doesn't seem to think the two, my foot pain and this nerve transmittion, go together.

I don't know all the symptoms for PN. Maybe you could post how it has affected your feet and the symptoms you experience.

My foot pain began with P.F. but has changed over several months. No matter what type of shoe I put on my feet begin to react.

I now have pain in various spots and have been check for neuromas but that condition doesn't seem to my problem. I don't have any tingling or numbness just a strange pain when I put shoes on.

I just recently finished reading the book "Numb Toes and Aching Soles" . I'd greatly appreciate if you would share your PN experience with me. How was it diagnosed?

Ralph

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Message Number 214225

Re: To Ralph View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 10/25/06 at 10:21

HI Ralph,
This is Suzy (Hope's Pal) I have PN in both feet. It's idiopathic and painful. I have seen numerous specialists, but so far no treatment of med really helps a lot. I have started corresponding with Hope, and am trying to get her into my Pain Support Group. Also, having friends with similar problems contact her. She is going through an awful lot and you seem to be a good friend to her. If you would like to write to me also, let me know. You seem like a very compassionate person. Do you have any of these problems? Never used to think about my feet until now. Such a "pain" literally. My address is winekittys2 at aol.com. Hope to hear from you. Be well. Chat soon?
Suzy

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Message Number 213119

Re: Ellen revisited View Thread
Posted by Suzanne S on 10/12/06 at 15:23

Hi, I know it has been a year since your posting, but we have ticket (or so called tickets) to the Ellen show on the 17th of Oct. next week. We are flying in from Oregon. I also was disapointed to read on my letter that this is first come first serve. It sounds like the systme may have changed since you went though. We are told to show up by 8:30 am to get a number in line and then come back at 2:00 for a taping at 4:00. The number you get at 8:30 will determine if you get in the audience or the Riff Raff room. I have heard people go as early as 5:30 am for a number in line. I think this information should be stated on Ellens site before a person actually buys airline tickets. I thought that since I got tickets I would get tickets! Not true. Anyway... wish me luck!

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Message Number 211980

Re: peripheral neuropathy, anyone else have this diagnosis? View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 10/02/06 at 10:25

Add Suzy to the list of PNers. I have idiopathic PN as well. It is a very painful condition and not many meds are that helpful. Good luck to the other PNers out there. If you find relief, please share. Wishing everyone a low pain day. Suzy

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Message Number 211831

Dear Hope View Thread
Posted by Suzy D on 9/30/06 at 18:46

Hi Hope,
Please write to me again. You have my home address, correct? I'll tell you more about the support group when you write to me. Do you still have my address?
What did your PM doctor have to recommend?
Don't give up on the PC. You seem to be doing okay.
Suzy

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