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Re: Cindy's Tarsal Tunnel & heel pain site

Posted by Diane R. on 5/31/98 at 21:39 (000687)

Thanks for the info on the Tarsal Tunnel idea. It's always good to keep an open mind and I've learned to try new things I have learned from this site - like the glucosamine which really helped me. So, I tracked down that article and upon review, it sounded like some of the problems people have reported to this PF site - especially the 'burning feet'.

That was not part of the problem. Although, I didn't personally relate to the Tarsal Tunnel theory, I think people with the burning on the bottoms of their feet should definitely check it out... and maybe even ask their doctor if this could be part of their problem.

I'll also pass along my paranoid attitudes regarding surgery in the form of a caution or 'buyer beware'.... The article did look alittle like an advertisement/testimonial from someone who would like to perform procedure(s) (ie:tests & surgery) on your feet. Also, his 93% success rate sounds very high compared to the surgery results we hear about on this PF site. But don't let that keep anyone from checking it out... Diane R.

Re: Cindy's Tarsal Tunnel & heel pain site

Cindy on 6/01/98 at 17:04 (000688)

I agree with Diane - the physical therapists on the web page are trying to get dr's to send people to them for their advanced nerve conduction test. I'm pretty skeptical about that; I've had two done by md's whose whole life revolves around these tests, and neither of them did this technique. Maybe they have invented a better mouse trap. Also, I think the 93% success on the tarsal tunnel release is way high. Read another study by md's that said around 38% had excellent or good result, but 44% were only a little better, and like 19% were not happy campers at all. So, take it with a grain of salt!