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I need to have Richard C ped add to the top of this doctor board.

Posted by DR. Zuckerman on 10/26/00 at 18:41 (031407)

I don't know how to go about doing this so I am just going to say this. Why is this just a Dr. Z and Dr. B board. I want this to include Dr. Richard C. ped. or may be a separate orthosis section. This just me talking and thinking at the same time but we need to have a biomechanical and or orthosis new section. So Scott what do you think

Re: To Scott

wendyn on 10/29/00 at 10:27 (031559)

Scott, what about modifying the board to

'Ask the Experts'

Instead of 'Ask the Doctors'?

You have 2 doctors here, and an orthotist (Richard), and MikeW and AlanK (who seem to know a lot about stretching) as well as Julie who knows everything there is to know about yoga. There are others that aren't coming to mind yet because I haven't had my coffee yet. What about setting up a 'panel' of people who voluntarily respond to those questions?

IMNSHO, I think that a lot of new people direct their questions right to the doctors - when there's many others who could have valuable input.

Re: To Scott

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/29/00 at 11:21 (031563)

Hi,

I was in an about way asking for a section on orthosis and biomechanics. So what ever and doctor, Certified ped etc wants to contribute then this would be great. I really fee that there is alot of mis-understanding about orthosis and we have alot of doctors, certified Ped out there that help pf suffers in this area. I would like to see every pf suffer understand the biomechanics of the lower extremity and especially the foot and how it relates to orthosis. I don't like the approach of let try this over the counter insert and this doesn't work then go to custom orthosis . The flip side of the coin is that the doctors should be prescription $400 dollars orthosis for every pf problem that walks in to the door. So I would like to see the goal of this section be to educate the world pf suffers in the field of foot and lower extremity biomechanics. Don't worry if Dr. Z understands biomechanics you can too.

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Scott R on 10/29/00 at 11:49 (031570)

Dr. Z has a good idea about making an Insert / Orthotic / Shoe category, but Wendyn's post brings up another idea that I need to think about: the possibility of adding a category for each major treatment: inserts etc as one, stretch and strength as another, losing weight also, and then pills are all I can think of. Then we have other possibilities: running, doctors only, humor / poetry, message board design testig and heelspurs.com discussions, inform/remind Scott board, product advertisements and discussions, heel pain boards for other languages, and even expand into other foot conditions.

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Julie F on 10/29/00 at 15:07 (031583)

Scott, I'm not sure it's such a good idea to have quite so many message boards. People - new people especially, I mean - aren't always sure what questions they need to ask, or what category they should be asking them in, and if the boards became so narrowly focused people might miss out on useful input they didn't even know they needed. I think it's probably just about right as it is, with everyone reading everything. If you do decide that a stretching/ strengthening/ yoga etc category is needed I'll be glad to help if I can (though I certainly don't know everything there is to know about yoga). But I'll be glad to do that anyway even without a special board.

All the best, Julie

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/29/00 at 18:19 (031596)

It is my opinion that a shoe/orthosis separate board can be very helpful in the war on pf. The first thing that any and everyone should examine if they have heel pain is their shoes.

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Kim B. on 10/29/00 at 18:51 (031598)

Would this imply to newcomers that over the counter (otc) inserts wouldn't help them? Scott should always consider the newcomer to the site. This is all so complicated when you are new. Something to think about anyway. New and/or mild cases can be helped with otc inserts such as Dr. Scholl's Metatarsal Arch Supports, can't they?

Regards, Kim B.

Re: What about a combined "doctor/medical professional" board

Beverly on 10/29/00 at 21:30 (031604)

At the moment, we have as many boards as I can imagine even the most dedicated heelspurs.com fan keeping up with. What about having a combined 'doctor/medical professional board.' It would be wonderful to have at least one of the following:

along with our wonderful pod's Dr. B/Z, add:
two orthodics experts - nice to have more than one opinion
a physical therapist
chiropractor or massage therapist
orthopedic foot and ankle specialist

I realize finding the willing and skilled people in each catagory is no easy task.

Plus, if these professional catagories were kept on this one board, there would be good cross over opinions.

Thanks,
Beverly

Re: I need to have Richard C ped add to the top of this doctor board.

Richard, C.Ped on 10/30/00 at 08:03 (031620)

Hi Scott,
First of all, thanx to Dr. Z for his kind request. That means a lot to me. Scott, I have not posted very often due to the fact that there has not been very many posts directed to me. I do not want to step on the physicians or the others toes. I did not want to be 'rude' in jumping in and giving my opinion about things. I just wanted to be respectful. I do enjoy giving answers to questions. I did start my business so I could help people. If this is one of the ways to do so, that would be wonderful. As you wrote above, I do promise to give answers like Dr.'s B and Z. Advice, yes...diagnosing...no. The web page address is:
http://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/SupportSt/metatarsalgia/
Let me know if I can be of any help.
Thanx!
Richard

Re: Richard...you're a welcome addition!

Kate on 10/31/00 at 07:20 (031689)

Richard,
I have read all of your replies to the very special people at heelspurs.com, and the fact that you have taken your time to help in any way, is wonderful.
Our patients suffering from heel pain are very special to us, and Dr.Zuckerman and I both believe that you are a wonderful addition to this forum.
Keep up the good work!

Kate Jurman
ESWT Coordinator

Re: To Scott

wendyn on 10/29/00 at 10:27 (031559)

Scott, what about modifying the board to

'Ask the Experts'

Instead of 'Ask the Doctors'?

You have 2 doctors here, and an orthotist (Richard), and MikeW and AlanK (who seem to know a lot about stretching) as well as Julie who knows everything there is to know about yoga. There are others that aren't coming to mind yet because I haven't had my coffee yet. What about setting up a 'panel' of people who voluntarily respond to those questions?

IMNSHO, I think that a lot of new people direct their questions right to the doctors - when there's many others who could have valuable input.

Re: To Scott

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/29/00 at 11:21 (031563)

Hi,

I was in an about way asking for a section on orthosis and biomechanics. So what ever and doctor, Certified ped etc wants to contribute then this would be great. I really fee that there is alot of mis-understanding about orthosis and we have alot of doctors, certified Ped out there that help pf suffers in this area. I would like to see every pf suffer understand the biomechanics of the lower extremity and especially the foot and how it relates to orthosis. I don't like the approach of let try this over the counter insert and this doesn't work then go to custom orthosis . The flip side of the coin is that the doctors should be prescription $400 dollars orthosis for every pf problem that walks in to the door. So I would like to see the goal of this section be to educate the world pf suffers in the field of foot and lower extremity biomechanics. Don't worry if Dr. Z understands biomechanics you can too.

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Scott R on 10/29/00 at 11:49 (031570)

Dr. Z has a good idea about making an Insert / Orthotic / Shoe category, but Wendyn's post brings up another idea that I need to think about: the possibility of adding a category for each major treatment: inserts etc as one, stretch and strength as another, losing weight also, and then pills are all I can think of. Then we have other possibilities: running, doctors only, humor / poetry, message board design testig and heelspurs.com discussions, inform/remind Scott board, product advertisements and discussions, heel pain boards for other languages, and even expand into other foot conditions.

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Julie F on 10/29/00 at 15:07 (031583)

Scott, I'm not sure it's such a good idea to have quite so many message boards. People - new people especially, I mean - aren't always sure what questions they need to ask, or what category they should be asking them in, and if the boards became so narrowly focused people might miss out on useful input they didn't even know they needed. I think it's probably just about right as it is, with everyone reading everything. If you do decide that a stretching/ strengthening/ yoga etc category is needed I'll be glad to help if I can (though I certainly don't know everything there is to know about yoga). But I'll be glad to do that anyway even without a special board.

All the best, Julie

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/29/00 at 18:19 (031596)

It is my opinion that a shoe/orthosis separate board can be very helpful in the war on pf. The first thing that any and everyone should examine if they have heel pain is their shoes.

Re: Additional Message Board Categories?

Kim B. on 10/29/00 at 18:51 (031598)

Would this imply to newcomers that over the counter (otc) inserts wouldn't help them? Scott should always consider the newcomer to the site. This is all so complicated when you are new. Something to think about anyway. New and/or mild cases can be helped with otc inserts such as Dr. Scholl's Metatarsal Arch Supports, can't they?

Regards, Kim B.

Re: What about a combined "doctor/medical professional" board

Beverly on 10/29/00 at 21:30 (031604)

At the moment, we have as many boards as I can imagine even the most dedicated heelspurs.com fan keeping up with. What about having a combined 'doctor/medical professional board.' It would be wonderful to have at least one of the following:

along with our wonderful pod's Dr. B/Z, add:
two orthodics experts - nice to have more than one opinion
a physical therapist
chiropractor or massage therapist
orthopedic foot and ankle specialist

I realize finding the willing and skilled people in each catagory is no easy task.

Plus, if these professional catagories were kept on this one board, there would be good cross over opinions.

Thanks,
Beverly

Re: I need to have Richard C ped add to the top of this doctor board.

Richard, C.Ped on 10/30/00 at 08:03 (031620)

Hi Scott,
First of all, thanx to Dr. Z for his kind request. That means a lot to me. Scott, I have not posted very often due to the fact that there has not been very many posts directed to me. I do not want to step on the physicians or the others toes. I did not want to be 'rude' in jumping in and giving my opinion about things. I just wanted to be respectful. I do enjoy giving answers to questions. I did start my business so I could help people. If this is one of the ways to do so, that would be wonderful. As you wrote above, I do promise to give answers like Dr.'s B and Z. Advice, yes...diagnosing...no. The web page address is:
http://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/SupportSt/metatarsalgia/
Let me know if I can be of any help.
Thanx!
Richard

Re: Richard...you're a welcome addition!

Kate on 10/31/00 at 07:20 (031689)

Richard,
I have read all of your replies to the very special people at heelspurs.com, and the fact that you have taken your time to help in any way, is wonderful.
Our patients suffering from heel pain are very special to us, and Dr.Zuckerman and I both believe that you are a wonderful addition to this forum.
Keep up the good work!

Kate Jurman
ESWT Coordinator