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Posted by Tracy C. on 2/21/01 at 14:25 (039568)

I had cortizone injections in both of my heels for PF about 4 weeks ago. So far, the pain in my heels has NOT returned. This is the longest I have ever gone without pain. I have had this problem for about 18 months now.

My question: I have had a lot of shooting pain in my arches. Mostly when I am sitting down, or otherwise not on my feet. What can this be? Is this the fascia pulling, causing arch pain? I have no heel pain.

Re: arch pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 2/21/01 at 18:16 (039579)

This could be from the stressing of the plantar fascia. Do you have orthosis . Have you been evaluated for orthosis. you need to determine if there is a biomechancial cause for the orginal heel pain.

The arch pain could be from the posterior tibial tendon still functionng in an abnormal way.

Re: arch pain

Tracy C. on 2/22/01 at 08:53 (039626)

Thanks for your quick response, but can you tell me in English what orthosis is and where is the posterior tibial tendon?

Re: arch pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 2/22/01 at 20:32 (039687)

Orthosis is a custom shoe insert that control abnormal motion in your foot and lower half of your body. It allows the foot to function in alignment and proper timing as your walk. It is like doing an alignment of your tires on your car. These inserts fit into your shoes

The posterior tibial tendon is a tendon that goes down the leg , past the ankle and is a major tendon that control the foot when you walk . If it is injured or damaged if can cause pain in the arch, heel and lower leg. and even the lower back. If this is not clear ask me again and I will try again to explain this,

It you go to my web site wwww.thefootspecialist.com Take a look at the section on orthosis there are some good pictures .

Re: I see, I DO have orthotics, in fact

Tracy C. on 2/25/01 at 10:20 (039849)

I cannot get out of my bed in the morning without putting them on. Or shall I say, I don't dare walk a single step without them. They certainly have made a difference to me. HOwever, it hasn't taken away the PF.

I know that is what I have had in the past, but it has not recurred since my last round of shots (about 5 weeks ago now). But, the arch pain has gotten severe at times.

I will give my doctor a call and see what she says. Dr. Zuckerman, are you saying that this could be totally unrelated to my PF or that it may be a precipitant of my PF pain returning? Or just another problem?

Thanks so much for your responses. :)

Re: arch pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 2/21/01 at 18:16 (039579)

This could be from the stressing of the plantar fascia. Do you have orthosis . Have you been evaluated for orthosis. you need to determine if there is a biomechancial cause for the orginal heel pain.

The arch pain could be from the posterior tibial tendon still functionng in an abnormal way.

Re: arch pain

Tracy C. on 2/22/01 at 08:53 (039626)

Thanks for your quick response, but can you tell me in English what orthosis is and where is the posterior tibial tendon?

Re: arch pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 2/22/01 at 20:32 (039687)

Orthosis is a custom shoe insert that control abnormal motion in your foot and lower half of your body. It allows the foot to function in alignment and proper timing as your walk. It is like doing an alignment of your tires on your car. These inserts fit into your shoes

The posterior tibial tendon is a tendon that goes down the leg , past the ankle and is a major tendon that control the foot when you walk . If it is injured or damaged if can cause pain in the arch, heel and lower leg. and even the lower back. If this is not clear ask me again and I will try again to explain this,

It you go to my web site wwww.thefootspecialist.com Take a look at the section on orthosis there are some good pictures .

Re: I see, I DO have orthotics, in fact

Tracy C. on 2/25/01 at 10:20 (039849)

I cannot get out of my bed in the morning without putting them on. Or shall I say, I don't dare walk a single step without them. They certainly have made a difference to me. HOwever, it hasn't taken away the PF.

I know that is what I have had in the past, but it has not recurred since my last round of shots (about 5 weeks ago now). But, the arch pain has gotten severe at times.

I will give my doctor a call and see what she says. Dr. Zuckerman, are you saying that this could be totally unrelated to my PF or that it may be a precipitant of my PF pain returning? Or just another problem?

Thanks so much for your responses. :)