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Re: What I have tried.

Posted by Mohez on 5/30/99 at 00:00 (007343)

Jodie

I have tried ice, massage, ultrasound, orthotics, heel pads, night splints,
Extracorpeal shockwave therapy (Dornier machine), and praying. Nothing
has seemed to work. I was to have EPF but put it off because of info
from this site and because I looked into the more evasive open surgery,
because it appeared to have better results, although it has longer
recovery time. Send me your thoughts experiences please.

Mohez


Re: What I have tried.

Jodie on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007363)

Ok, in your note I didn't see any mention of other treatments. You have tried numerous other treatments. So far I have tried icing, stretching, 3 coritsone injections, orthotics,and a chiropractor. I am having some relief with the orthotics, and have actually had some relief with the chiropractor. He used Stens (know I spelled that wrong). I will advise how that goes since I've only seen him twice for it. Not sure it will work, but can't hurt to try.

Re: What I have tried.

Scott on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007371)

I don't think the open kind of surgery necessarily has better results than EPF.



Re: What I have tried.

Mohez on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007398)

The open type of surgery would on the surface seem to be a better alternative
than EPF as the surgeon can atleast get a better view and can be more
precise in his/her cut of the fascia. I have been told that the open
surgery will cut 33% of the fascia, where the EPF will cut anywhere from 33%
to 66%. Scott another item I would like to know about is the taping you
mention on the 18 page document. When you tape do you forego the orthotic
altogether and do you still use a heel pad. I tried taping with a PSG
wrap and a heel pad and went for a long walk with my wife and kids (without
the orthotic) and there wasn't much pain. I actually expected worse. I
then got more daring and did the same the next morning on the golf course.
walking all 18 holes for the first time in over 2 years. The pain came
back pretty damn fast after the round and into the evening, but what a
thrill it was for those 3.5 hours to be able to walk without pain. Sorry
for being long winded.

Re: What I have tried.

Brenda on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007561)

Jodie, what is Stens? I also am seeing a chiropractor and he has done more good than anything else. Even the cortisone injections are short lived! What treatments is your chiropractor using? Have you had the ultrasound or acupuncture?
B

Re: What I have tried.

Jodie on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007363)

Ok, in your note I didn't see any mention of other treatments. You have tried numerous other treatments. So far I have tried icing, stretching, 3 coritsone injections, orthotics,and a chiropractor. I am having some relief with the orthotics, and have actually had some relief with the chiropractor. He used Stens (know I spelled that wrong). I will advise how that goes since I've only seen him twice for it. Not sure it will work, but can't hurt to try.

Re: What I have tried.

Scott on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007371)

I don't think the open kind of surgery necessarily has better results than EPF.



Re: What I have tried.

Mohez on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007398)

The open type of surgery would on the surface seem to be a better alternative
than EPF as the surgeon can atleast get a better view and can be more
precise in his/her cut of the fascia. I have been told that the open
surgery will cut 33% of the fascia, where the EPF will cut anywhere from 33%
to 66%. Scott another item I would like to know about is the taping you
mention on the 18 page document. When you tape do you forego the orthotic
altogether and do you still use a heel pad. I tried taping with a PSG
wrap and a heel pad and went for a long walk with my wife and kids (without
the orthotic) and there wasn't much pain. I actually expected worse. I
then got more daring and did the same the next morning on the golf course.
walking all 18 holes for the first time in over 2 years. The pain came
back pretty damn fast after the round and into the evening, but what a
thrill it was for those 3.5 hours to be able to walk without pain. Sorry
for being long winded.

Re: What I have tried.

Brenda on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007561)

Jodie, what is Stens? I also am seeing a chiropractor and he has done more good than anything else. Even the cortisone injections are short lived! What treatments is your chiropractor using? Have you had the ultrasound or acupuncture?
B