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Posted by AL Bartha on 1/10/98 at 23:35 (000201)

I started having my first bout ever in October. The pain got worse and worse over the next few weeks. I finally had to put myself on crutches. I immediately called my Orthopedist and he put me in a walking cast for two weeks. Even though I had a walking cast, he told me to use crutches and to only put a little bit of weight on it. The cast worked pretty well. I only have some minor soreness at times. I have been out of the cast for five weeks. He also told me that once the pain gets to be unberable, the only solution is a walking cast for 2- 5 weeks. He does not believe in giving injections because the relief does not last to long.