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Plantar Fascitis - HELP !

Posted by Colin on 1/31/99 at 00:00 (004232)

I have been suffering with PF for 3 years now. Have had to stop playing all sport. I find it hard to walk in the morning and often have to crawl to the toilet in the morning. I recently went to a 'specialist' and he decided to operate on my foot. He cut the foot and chipped the spur away. I have no relief and my foot is now dead, I live in a third world country and was wondering if there are any excellent specialist centers anywhere else in the world where I could get rid of this once nd for all. Or am I going to be with this pain for the rest of my life. Please help ..

Re: Plantar Fascitis - HELP !

Cathy on 1/31/99 at 00:00 (004243)

Dear Colin, I was very touched by your letter.I am a relativly new sufferer and wish I could say I knew where to direct you.My podiatrist is sending me to a practioner of Active Release Technique.It is supposed to be very effective for loosing adhesions and scar tissue.I have not yet begun treatment so I cannot offer any perspective.If you are interested ,you may want to call Dr.Joe Leahy at (408)358-7900 or Dr.Mike Leahy (719-473-7000) I live in Montreal and will see an athletic therapist here,but I beleive these doctors pioneered this treatment and would be able to advise you if this might help you.By the way, my husband is from Senegal. All the best and though its cold comfort,you are far from alone!Cathy