Looking for those who have had Endoscopic Plantar Fasiotomy (I'm new & this is kinda long).Posted by Barbara2 on 1/28/99 at 00:00 (004057)
I didn't know so MANY people had this awful thing!
Have been struggling with it for 3-1/2 years now.
Have tried cortisone shots, orthodics, heel pads and cups, naprosin and its relatives, ice, heat, taping, stretching, (not neccessarily in that order) and now am 4 weeks into night splints.
All have provided slight short term relief, but I'm now getting to the point I can't walk.
Dr. is recommending Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, that's the tube thru the heel and snipping 1/3 of the fascia type surgery.
Has anybody out there tried this? How has it worked?
I am also 50 pounds overweight, have any of you that are overweight tried this surgery? What were your results?
Like many of you, a lot of my overweight is result of PF, also I'm limited by a herniated disc. I've been trying swimming/water-walking, but having increased pain as a result.
Have any of you found other exersizes that've helped?
Dr. tells me that it'll take 3-4 months to see results from night splints.
I've read some of the messages, and I have to agree, 'Yippee' doesn't have a clue.
Thanks for listening, any info appreciated.
Re: Looking for those who have had Endoscopic Plantar Fasiotomy (I'm new & this is kinda long).MiMi on 1/28/99 at 00:00 (004062)
I share much in common with you and after all of the things you tried didn't work for me I had EPF Surgery in October. I have to admit that although I am not 100% curred, I feel at least 80% better than I did and can actually spend a Saturday shopping. This was almost impossible before my surgery. I still have some pain but most of it is in my ankle. My dr. says its because I have arthritis and I've been taking Day Pro for the last two weeks and feel alot better. I am still searching for a comfortable walking shoe. I have Ecco's but I find it difficult to walk fast in them. My New Balance 606's feel the best and I just bought two pairs of Birks which take some getting used to.