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about to schedule surgery

Posted by Susan U on 2/18/01 at 16:04 (039324)

I have enjoyed reading the postings to this site. I have been suffering w/pain in my left heel for years. I have had 3 cortisone shots, physical therapy, heel pads and nothing helps. Finally I am going to have the surgery. I have been told I will be non-weight bearing for 1-2 weeks, but I have not been told anything beyond that. I am concerned about the length of some of your recoveries--6-8 weeks and more! Also, what type of anesthesia did you have? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Re: about to schedule surgery

Barbara TX on 2/18/01 at 17:10 (039330)

Susan - before you do this, I would read up on ESWT (click on the link) which is replacing most surgeries. It is non-invasive and may be available in your area. Good luck! B.

Re: about to schedule surgery

Barbara TX on 2/18/01 at 17:10 (039330)

Susan - before you do this, I would read up on ESWT (click on the link) which is replacing most surgeries. It is non-invasive and may be available in your area. Good luck! B.