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Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by kyrr on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019095)

Pain=7 months Location-Left Heel>>medial/Moves around
Six Cortisine shot@ 2-bottom of heel>4-medial area below ankle--Very little progress to date--Now have scheduled>out patient surgery
of freezing of medial & lateral plantar nerves-WHATS THE DEAL?
IS THIS GOOD//BAD?

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Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Donna on 8/21/99 at 00:00 (010053)

I have had pain in heel due to plantar Fasciitis for almost two years now. I am seeing a orthopedic specialists and have had injections for the past 4 months every two weeks. Still have terrible pain. Am wondering if I should see another dr. maybe a podiatrists. Anyone have any suggestions? Would appreciate any help.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Debi on 8/24/99 at 00:00 (010132)

Donna, I just came from the dr. after having PF for almost a year -- one thing he did not encourage was the injections -- but he did encourage the stretching exercise. I've done it all day today and can see some relief in such a short time.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis in both feet./ Reply

Elise M. on 1/07/00 at 00:00 (014446)

Hi Maryann,
Welcome....I have pain (PF)in both feet. Mine tends to be more in the heel (bottom and side) and occassionally in the ankle. After months of pain and unsuccessful Dr visits, I found this site and it's helped me more than I can say. I finally have found the combination of things that work for me. Most of us in here have done just that; kept trying things till something helped. You've found a self-help site that will keep you posted on all the things we(guinea pigs) have found,tried and posted on. Good luck and feel better. El.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Donna on 8/21/99 at 00:00 (010053)

I have had pain in heel due to plantar Fasciitis for almost two years now. I am seeing a orthopedic specialists and have had injections for the past 4 months every two weeks. Still have terrible pain. Am wondering if I should see another dr. maybe a podiatrists. Anyone have any suggestions? Would appreciate any help.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Debi on 8/24/99 at 00:00 (010132)

Donna, I just came from the dr. after having PF for almost a year -- one thing he did not encourage was the injections -- but he did encourage the stretching exercise. I've done it all day today and can see some relief in such a short time.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

john h on 4/07/00 at 00:00 (018441)

i would certainly check with a dr to make sure you do not have a hairline fracture. 'aching' at night does not sound like the early symptom of PF.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

dfeet on 4/07/00 at 00:00 (018456)

I agree with john h. Aching at night is not uasually a symptom or sign of PF. Please check with your doc asap. Most ailments can be treated very successfully if caught early on, especially PF or tarsal tunnel syndrome(TTS). Good luck.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis Re

Laurie R on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019096)

Hi Kyrr,
6 cortisone shots???????Why so many? Have you got a second opinion yet? I do feel for you,I have PF and TTS I have had PF for 10 months and TTS for 4 months I do understand your pain as you will find here so do alot of people.What kind of surgery are you having?What treatment are you doing now?Have you been to PT? What kind of doctor do you have Pod, ortho,GP? I hope you will find something that can help you before you have surgery......My very best to you .Laurie R
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis

john h on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019118)

to many cortisone shots. more harm than good with that many shots. see a new doc.
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis Re

kyrr on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019125)

The procedure for next friday is called Cryeabelation of medial and lateral plantar nerves--Some type of freezing process to the nerve endings-------
done so far, stretching, iceing, all anti-inflames,etc
Backround--distnce runner,Boston, Chicago marathons,etc
Doctors--first doctor>>orthop-surgeon>shots in heel
second doctor--pain clinic specialist--shots just below the ankle
to release suspected condition>related to nerve entrapment
thanks for response
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis Re

Bob G. on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019127)

Hello, Kyrr! I love to run, too. You have not mentioned how long you rested your feet or if you use a night splint and/or strassburg sock. I rested for 10 months and wear a night 'security blanket' slint.

Today is the 4th day in a row that I've jogged on the beach. My foot is feeling stronger and more secure with each passing day. I credit 'Rest' above all that has contributed to my foot's success.

Good luck to you! Good to see your post.
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis in both feet./ Reply

Elise M. on 1/07/00 at 00:00 (014446)

Hi Maryann,
Welcome....I have pain (PF)in both feet. Mine tends to be more in the heel (bottom and side) and occassionally in the ankle. After months of pain and unsuccessful Dr visits, I found this site and it's helped me more than I can say. I finally have found the combination of things that work for me. Most of us in here have done just that; kept trying things till something helped. You've found a self-help site that will keep you posted on all the things we(guinea pigs) have found,tried and posted on. Good luck and feel better. El.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

john h on 4/07/00 at 00:00 (018441)

i would certainly check with a dr to make sure you do not have a hairline fracture. 'aching' at night does not sound like the early symptom of PF.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

dfeet on 4/07/00 at 00:00 (018456)

I agree with john h. Aching at night is not uasually a symptom or sign of PF. Please check with your doc asap. Most ailments can be treated very successfully if caught early on, especially PF or tarsal tunnel syndrome(TTS). Good luck.

Re: Plantar Fasciitis Re

Laurie R on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019096)

Hi Kyrr,
6 cortisone shots???????Why so many? Have you got a second opinion yet? I do feel for you,I have PF and TTS I have had PF for 10 months and TTS for 4 months I do understand your pain as you will find here so do alot of people.What kind of surgery are you having?What treatment are you doing now?Have you been to PT? What kind of doctor do you have Pod, ortho,GP? I hope you will find something that can help you before you have surgery......My very best to you .Laurie R
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis

john h on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019118)

to many cortisone shots. more harm than good with that many shots. see a new doc.
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis Re

kyrr on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019125)

The procedure for next friday is called Cryeabelation of medial and lateral plantar nerves--Some type of freezing process to the nerve endings-------
done so far, stretching, iceing, all anti-inflames,etc
Backround--distnce runner,Boston, Chicago marathons,etc
Doctors--first doctor>>orthop-surgeon>shots in heel
second doctor--pain clinic specialist--shots just below the ankle
to release suspected condition>related to nerve entrapment
thanks for response
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Re: Plantar Fasciitis Re

Bob G. on 4/21/00 at 00:00 (019127)

Hello, Kyrr! I love to run, too. You have not mentioned how long you rested your feet or if you use a night splint and/or strassburg sock. I rested for 10 months and wear a night 'security blanket' slint.

Today is the 4th day in a row that I've jogged on the beach. My foot is feeling stronger and more secure with each passing day. I credit 'Rest' above all that has contributed to my foot's success.

Good luck to you! Good to see your post.
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