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Re: Another thought..

Posted by Beverly on 8/04/00 at 23:18 (024716)

There is another way we can measure how much this has turned our lives upside down. This is one of the most active message boards I have ever seen. It is the only one that has consistantly held my attention.

Stuck in the house alot, I have surfed and surfed. I've yet to see another message board as active as this one. That tells me that PF totally turns our lives so upside down that we really need the support we get here.

Beverly


Re: Another thought..

john h on 8/05/00 at 10:27 (024717)

would it not be interesting if we could get someone like Healthtronics or some of the major manufactures to sponsor a medical convention for PF treatments and patients. Booths could be set up for all the companies, doctors,treatment centers,alternative treatment specialist, physical thearapist,etc to pass information to each other and patients about the current treatment status of PF. it also might bring some national attention to the problem. perhaps some prominent MD's,Poditrist,Physical Thearpist could speak on the subject. i do not know how you would put one of these events together but you climb mt everest one step at a time. I would travel anywhere to such a convention. We have such events for things a lot less compelling than the horrors of PF.

Re: Another thought..

KIm B on 8/05/00 at 12:15 (024719)

Our Doctors doal out the vioxx and other stuff sparingly. Our insurance companies limit how much and when we can get physical threapy. Their doctors cancel golf games to rush right over to expedite their care. What their insurance companies won't cover, they pay easily out of pocket. They get well, we stay sick. Those rich pampered althletes make the rest of us look like idiots.

And I so pity the people who have this and no insurance at all. It is a very unfair system.


Re: Another thought..

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/05/00 at 19:23 (024721)

My podiatric national assocation called the APMA does a foot health week in Washington DC every year. They treat all of the White House, congress- people. USA today does a big article every day for a week each year to cover this. I did call my association on a state level and national and tried to get them to declare a heel pain plantar fasciitis week. They didn't have an open ear. My office has a national heel spur month event every year. We offer free screening for people that want their feet evaluated. The problem is I have to limit this due to my schedule and no other podiatrist wants to get involved. Dr. Scholls has a moble van that travels from city to city educating people about feet but I am not sure about heel pain.

The only way it ever get national attention is if some deal get heel pain and is treated .This is true for almost every disease. That the way the world works I guess.


Re: Another thought..

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/06/00 at 22:22 (024788)

I treat alot of rich people and alot of not so rich patients. You are right . But at least your doctor should have alot of vioxx samples in his office. The drug representatives are loading up any office that just asks. Talk to the front desk receptionist or office manager and see if she has an open ear. The rich pampered players still have their problems. I would never want to be a professional player no matter how much money they paid me. IF you play a sport today someday your body especially your feet will pay the price. These players are still very young and heal very quickly. We are not so young any more.
I am assuming you are over eighteen. Remember when you could do almost anything and the next day feel great.

Re: Another thought..

john h on 8/05/00 at 10:27 (024717)

would it not be interesting if we could get someone like Healthtronics or some of the major manufactures to sponsor a medical convention for PF treatments and patients. Booths could be set up for all the companies, doctors,treatment centers,alternative treatment specialist, physical thearapist,etc to pass information to each other and patients about the current treatment status of PF. it also might bring some national attention to the problem. perhaps some prominent MD's,Poditrist,Physical Thearpist could speak on the subject. i do not know how you would put one of these events together but you climb mt everest one step at a time. I would travel anywhere to such a convention. We have such events for things a lot less compelling than the horrors of PF.

Re: Another thought..

KIm B on 8/05/00 at 12:15 (024719)

Our Doctors doal out the vioxx and other stuff sparingly. Our insurance companies limit how much and when we can get physical threapy. Their doctors cancel golf games to rush right over to expedite their care. What their insurance companies won't cover, they pay easily out of pocket. They get well, we stay sick. Those rich pampered althletes make the rest of us look like idiots.

And I so pity the people who have this and no insurance at all. It is a very unfair system.


Re: Another thought..

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/05/00 at 19:23 (024721)

My podiatric national assocation called the APMA does a foot health week in Washington DC every year. They treat all of the White House, congress- people. USA today does a big article every day for a week each year to cover this. I did call my association on a state level and national and tried to get them to declare a heel pain plantar fasciitis week. They didn't have an open ear. My office has a national heel spur month event every year. We offer free screening for people that want their feet evaluated. The problem is I have to limit this due to my schedule and no other podiatrist wants to get involved. Dr. Scholls has a moble van that travels from city to city educating people about feet but I am not sure about heel pain.

The only way it ever get national attention is if some deal get heel pain and is treated .This is true for almost every disease. That the way the world works I guess.


Re: Another thought..

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/06/00 at 22:22 (024788)

I treat alot of rich people and alot of not so rich patients. You are right . But at least your doctor should have alot of vioxx samples in his office. The drug representatives are loading up any office that just asks. Talk to the front desk receptionist or office manager and see if she has an open ear. The rich pampered players still have their problems. I would never want to be a professional player no matter how much money they paid me. IF you play a sport today someday your body especially your feet will pay the price. These players are still very young and heal very quickly. We are not so young any more.
I am assuming you are over eighteen. Remember when you could do almost anything and the next day feel great.