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tape and cast

Posted by Gayle on 12/07/98 at 00:00 (002565)

I just started the taping and cast treatment today. I have had heel pain for 3 months. It began when I started walking on my treadmill 2.5 miles a day. This is my second dr. The first gave me shots, It helped for a couple of days only. I now take 2400 milgs. of motrin a day plue taped by dr. once a week and an air cast at all times while on my feet. I have one question today. Do I need to be taking Vit. C? Maybe??

Re: tape and cast

Bea on 12/07/98 at 00:00 (002569)

That is a lot of Motrin. remember this can go on for a year or more so you want to limit the amount of pain pills you take. I vary between excedrin, motrin & alleve. There is a presceiption drug called Arthrotec that is suppose to be easy on your stomace but it is very expensive. Try to remember you may be in this for the long haul so the least invasive things you can do the better.