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Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy Success

Posted by diana of Fresno on 8/27/98 at 17:22 (001476)

I had the epf surgery sometime in 1993 on my left heel, and all I can say is that I have had almost no problems. I now have a spur on my right heel and am attempting to get the surgery approved again. Because of the over compensation for the pain on my right heel I am now feeling minor pain on my left heel, so I have to be careful not to put too much stress on it (that is the almost no problems mentioned ealier). Of course I am fighting my insurance to allow me to go to the same podiatrist that performed the first surgery because the only podiatrist on my current plan that performs the surgery is not capable of the same performance level (in my opinion!). I am however receiving a lot of negativity from my current podiatrist about the surgery and he claims the problems from the surgery outweigh the few successes; however, it is hard to listen to him when I am one of the few success stories. I can only hope I am so lucky with the second surgery.