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Get it checked Flo!

Posted by Lyndel on 2/23/99 at 00:00 (005031)

Flo,

Geez, that sure sounds like what a friend of mine had! He first thought he had PF and so did the poditarist. He kept asking if my pain was like his and I said to some degree but his kept moving around the heel area, mostly on the outside around the ankle. He went to a orthopedic surgen on the advice of another friend and found out that he had a tumor in his heel and had to have it removed asap. Turns out the tumor had eaten away 90 percent of his heel bone! Talk about scare you! Flo, you best bet is to get lots of different opinions! Seems to be the feeling here on the board and my friend will agree! :~) By the way, he had the operation done about 2 months ago over christmas and last month he got the cast off and last week he was playing basket ball with his students! meanwile, I'm still hobbling like the rest here on this board. Not as bad lately as I've been doing excersises and taking lots of vitamen C and walking each day! What an improvement!

Take care!


Re: Get it checked Flo!

Bea on 2/23/99 at 00:00 (005032)

I have the same pain and also along my achilles heel. Calcium deposits. I use ice and I get some relief from magnets when it is particularly painful but not all the time. Motrin, Excedrin Arthrotec are helpful. The icing seems to help the most. I am waiting for more info on the Ossatron to see if that is a possibility.

Re: Get it checked Flo!

Krissi on 2/28/99 at 00:00 (005118)

Lyndel, I've had pf for 2 years. I'm so glad to be able to come across this site and to know I'm not alone. The pain seem to get worse, it has gone up to the both sides of my hip bone especially everytime I get up from a bed or a chair. I will try ice and calcium and see if that will help.I would use some more advice! Thanks, Krissi

Re: Get it checked Flo!

Bea on 2/23/99 at 00:00 (005032)

I have the same pain and also along my achilles heel. Calcium deposits. I use ice and I get some relief from magnets when it is particularly painful but not all the time. Motrin, Excedrin Arthrotec are helpful. The icing seems to help the most. I am waiting for more info on the Ossatron to see if that is a possibility.

Re: Get it checked Flo!

Krissi on 2/28/99 at 00:00 (005118)

Lyndel, I've had pf for 2 years. I'm so glad to be able to come across this site and to know I'm not alone. The pain seem to get worse, it has gone up to the both sides of my hip bone especially everytime I get up from a bed or a chair. I will try ice and calcium and see if that will help.I would use some more advice! Thanks, Krissi