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Re: Previous message - additional questions on PF treatment

Posted by CatherineL on 3/27/01 at 17:02 (042686)

Re: PF
Posted by Dr. Zuckerman on 3/26/01 at 14:54

Hi,

There are laser photon treatment being done. There is also ultrasound. There is physical therapy, and ESWT. I don't know of anyplace in the USA doing the laser photon treatments.

Re: PF
Posted by CatherineL on 3/27/01 at 09:08

Thanx for the quick response.

I've had tons of ultrasound done already and about 50 hours of physical therapy.

The laser treatment is here in Manitoba. What have you heard about it and the success of it? It may be my next option, as ESWT is out of province.

Also, regarding the excruciating pain of the cortizone shot, is this normal?
Can anything be done to help if I need to get another shot in my foot?

Thanx
CL

Re: Previous message - additional questions on PF treatment

JudyS on 3/27/01 at 19:32 (042712)

Catherine - I'm not a doctor but I can answer one of your questions .....
it's NOT unusual for that cortizone shot to be excruciating! Some of us have described it exactly as you have.......we'd rather go through child birth or root canals!
Some doctors include a pain-deadener in the shot and some don't. The shots I had 1 and 2 years ago were unbelievable - and they didn't help. Assuming that my inflammation and scaring was just too severe at that point, and because it's down by about 70% now, I elected, yesterday, to have another shot in my 'worst' foot. The shot was a piece of cake! But that bit of heel pain is still there......

Re: Previous message - additional questions on PF treatment

JudyS on 3/27/01 at 19:32 (042712)

Catherine - I'm not a doctor but I can answer one of your questions .....
it's NOT unusual for that cortizone shot to be excruciating! Some of us have described it exactly as you have.......we'd rather go through child birth or root canals!
Some doctors include a pain-deadener in the shot and some don't. The shots I had 1 and 2 years ago were unbelievable - and they didn't help. Assuming that my inflammation and scaring was just too severe at that point, and because it's down by about 70% now, I elected, yesterday, to have another shot in my 'worst' foot. The shot was a piece of cake! But that bit of heel pain is still there......