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wendy2: question about your TTS

Posted by Andrea on 9/12/99 at 00:00 (010890)

I recently had the nerve conduction study that came back inconclusive.(I have chatted with you before, I am the one who does not have typical PF symptoms( no pain in morning) but have a burning ache in my arches after standing for a year now.) I am going back to Orthopedic Friday but was wondering, do you have pain when you touch your heel/feet? How did they ultimately determine it was TTS? Also, do you have pain when you are sitting down or sleeping at night? I believe my next step is a bone scan (about the only thing I haven't tried yet), any thoughts?

Re: wendy2: question about your TTS

John on 9/12/99 at 00:00 (010891)

i was reading an article in this months 'Arthritis Today' and it noted you can have 'soft tissue' arthritis which can cause PF. I had never heard of that.

Re: wendy2: question about your TTS

wendy2 on 9/12/99 at 00:00 (010894)

I laughed when you asked if it hurts when I touch my feet. I'll put it this way...I only HALF jokingly told my six year old that if he stands across the room and waves at my foot - I can feel it. Most of my pain is along the Tarsal tunnel area, and the bottom of my foot. I notice more when it isn't hurting, than when it is. In June when it was particularly bad, I had a lot of trouble sleeping and concentrating sitting at work. When the pain is bad, it is enough that I can be nauseous and unable to think about anything else. Driving can be excruciating. Thankfully, it is not always that bad.

From what I understand nerve conduction tests are often inconclusive. I have been told by 2 podiatrists that I have TTS, and the nerve conduction test showed latency in two nerves in each foot. The new specialists has not indicated whether or not he agrees with this diagnoses - he is trying to rule out a systemic arthritis. I have had 3 bone scans in 18 months, the most recent 10 days ago of my entire lower body.

Tomorrow is my big day, I go back for the results and hopefully some answers. I do seem to have a lot of arthritis in my foot (my right foot and leg are made very poorly - quality control must have had the day off when they put me together.)

I hope to have more info to post after my appointment, but I know that TTS will not show up on a bone scan - it may show other problems though....will let you know how things go.



Re: wendy2: question about your TTS

John on 9/12/99 at 00:00 (010891)

i was reading an article in this months 'Arthritis Today' and it noted you can have 'soft tissue' arthritis which can cause PF. I had never heard of that.

Re: wendy2: question about your TTS

wendy2 on 9/12/99 at 00:00 (010894)

I laughed when you asked if it hurts when I touch my feet. I'll put it this way...I only HALF jokingly told my six year old that if he stands across the room and waves at my foot - I can feel it. Most of my pain is along the Tarsal tunnel area, and the bottom of my foot. I notice more when it isn't hurting, than when it is. In June when it was particularly bad, I had a lot of trouble sleeping and concentrating sitting at work. When the pain is bad, it is enough that I can be nauseous and unable to think about anything else. Driving can be excruciating. Thankfully, it is not always that bad.

From what I understand nerve conduction tests are often inconclusive. I have been told by 2 podiatrists that I have TTS, and the nerve conduction test showed latency in two nerves in each foot. The new specialists has not indicated whether or not he agrees with this diagnoses - he is trying to rule out a systemic arthritis. I have had 3 bone scans in 18 months, the most recent 10 days ago of my entire lower body.

Tomorrow is my big day, I go back for the results and hopefully some answers. I do seem to have a lot of arthritis in my foot (my right foot and leg are made very poorly - quality control must have had the day off when they put me together.)

I hope to have more info to post after my appointment, but I know that TTS will not show up on a bone scan - it may show other problems though....will let you know how things go.