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Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur

Posted by Pam R. on 3/19/01 at 13:18 (041853)

I am to have surgery on Wednesday for plantar fasciitis. Everything has been tried. I have had three separate opinions -one from my M.D., one from my Podiatrist and one from an orthopaedic surgeon. I feel most comfortable with my podiatrist and the specialist said I could choose which ever I wanted, since my podiatrist was right on the money with his diagnosis and treatment so far. It's been almost a year now that I have suffered with this. Fibromas (benign tumors) have also grown on the tendon which is to be released. I also have them in my hands, but the condition in your hands is call Dupuytren's contracture. I wear night braces on my ring finger and small finger so they won't bend down . I don't know what is happening to me . I was always very healthy and then four years ago I was diagonosed with Fibromyalgia and everything is going down hill since then. No one in my family has these problems. Just me. I just need some encouragement that this surgery will not make things worse for me. I am in pain everyday .It has become my companion in life , I just don't need any more pain. I'm on Ultram and Klonopin for the Fibromyalgia. Does anyone of you have this too. I need feedback. I'm so happy there's this site. God bless you all. Pam

Re: Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 3/20/01 at 02:41 (041910)

Due to your history of fibromyalgia I would be very careful with any type of surgery especially foot surgery on the plantar fascia. My experience with heel spur surgery on patients with fibromyalgia has been poor. Maybe your doctor has different experience doing foot surgery on this type of codition. Ask him

Re: Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 3/20/01 at 02:41 (041910)

Due to your history of fibromyalgia I would be very careful with any type of surgery especially foot surgery on the plantar fascia. My experience with heel spur surgery on patients with fibromyalgia has been poor. Maybe your doctor has different experience doing foot surgery on this type of codition. Ask him