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When nothing else works... try something else! How many things are there?

Posted by Becky on 5/26/99 at 00:00 (007225)

My heavens, for the alumn of this group we can make a list, a long list of our regiments, meds and doctors. I can think of two things I have not looked into... Accupunture and Chiropractor. My list is as follows:
meds of all kinds (herbs and western meds) Chinese meds and electric treatments to my foot
Cortizone, REST (10 days), doctors (10+), night splint, Orthotics (Two types)
stretching/PF ($$$$$) ice, ice baby, surgery (EPF and Ossatron).
Finally I am somewhat better.... maybe 75% better. Only have pain in the evenings when I have done more than normal activities. Now to deal with this the rest of my life!!!! How greatful I am to have pain occasionally. Keep trying until something works. Next thing I am doing is either pain management and or chiropract. I am still striving for 100% pain free. Blessings!!! Be encouraged!!!! I am going on year number 5 and am still a big baby!!!

Re: When nothing else works... But it is so hard......

Sue on 5/26/99 at 00:00 (007233)

I would give anything to have a pain free day. I have constant pain, sometimes not as bad. But tonight after working my heel is throbbing. I haven't found a specific thing that helps, so it must be a combination of things that makes it slightly better some days(they are rare) Tonight I can't take it much more, hope tomorrow is better.

Re: When nothing else works... try something else! How many things are there?

troy on 5/27/99 at 00:00 (007235)

Year # 4 here. ive tried shots, splints, heel pads, orthotics(7 types), birks$$$$, tapeing, wrapping, ice, heat, and surgery. I know where you come from. I wouldnt wish this on anyone!! (well maybe a real BAD enemy) People dont know what pain is until they have PF!!!!!!!!

Re: When nothing else works... But it is so hard......

Trish on 5/27/99 at 00:00 (007237)

Year #7 for me. I've tried: orthotics (at least 6 different custom made top dollar ones), birks, physio (3 different times at least 10 0r 12 sessions within 4-6 wks.), acupuncture (2 or 3 times a week for several months), night splint, ice, stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, surgery (traditional, not endoscopic),etc.(i'm sure i've forgotten something).....still in pain, some days are better than others. Tomorrow I'm going to try chiropractic. The chiropractor who I've seen occasionally for back and neck says he's had success with some people with PF. He says if it's going to work, I'll notice a difference after 4 or 5 treatments. Oh, I also had a couple of cortisone shots a few years ago(no lasting relief and what an excruciating experience!!!). Anyway, I hope the chiro helps but I've learned long ago not to pin my hopes on anything. I pray everyday,too and now my 7 yr. old son prays for me also. Something has got to give one of these days! I want to be a more active person again!

Re: When nothing else works... But it is so hard......

Sue on 5/26/99 at 00:00 (007233)

I would give anything to have a pain free day. I have constant pain, sometimes not as bad. But tonight after working my heel is throbbing. I haven't found a specific thing that helps, so it must be a combination of things that makes it slightly better some days(they are rare) Tonight I can't take it much more, hope tomorrow is better.

Re: When nothing else works... try something else! How many things are there?

troy on 5/27/99 at 00:00 (007235)

Year # 4 here. ive tried shots, splints, heel pads, orthotics(7 types), birks$$$$, tapeing, wrapping, ice, heat, and surgery. I know where you come from. I wouldnt wish this on anyone!! (well maybe a real BAD enemy) People dont know what pain is until they have PF!!!!!!!!

Re: When nothing else works... But it is so hard......

Trish on 5/27/99 at 00:00 (007237)

Year #7 for me. I've tried: orthotics (at least 6 different custom made top dollar ones), birks, physio (3 different times at least 10 0r 12 sessions within 4-6 wks.), acupuncture (2 or 3 times a week for several months), night splint, ice, stretching, anti-inflammatory drugs, surgery (traditional, not endoscopic),etc.(i'm sure i've forgotten something).....still in pain, some days are better than others. Tomorrow I'm going to try chiropractic. The chiropractor who I've seen occasionally for back and neck says he's had success with some people with PF. He says if it's going to work, I'll notice a difference after 4 or 5 treatments. Oh, I also had a couple of cortisone shots a few years ago(no lasting relief and what an excruciating experience!!!). Anyway, I hope the chiro helps but I've learned long ago not to pin my hopes on anything. I pray everyday,too and now my 7 yr. old son prays for me also. Something has got to give one of these days! I want to be a more active person again!