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had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Posted by Claudia on 9/24/01 at 12:36 (061421)

so.....i went for a second opinion, this time to an orthopedic foot specialist; he examined me, i had x-rays taken, he looked at all the info. sent over by the podiatrist and his conclusion is....insertional achilles tendonitis, probably not at ALL related to having had a bunionectomy and EPF at the same time...whole separate problem. my internist had me schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist; don't see HER until two weeks from now. so two more sad stupid weeks of limping and hoping i can hold off on the vicodin so i dont'run out of it. so.....any input on achilles insertional tendonitis? thanks in advance.

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/24/01 at 15:30 (061443)

The rheumatologist is likely to treat the achilles insertional tendinitis as an inflammatory condition, with oral anti-inflammatories. What treatment did your podiatrist offer for the tendinitis? It is a very common problem treated by podiatrist. Some of the causes, outside of an acute strain, include an overly tight achilles tendon and overpronation.
Ed

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Pauline on 9/24/01 at 15:51 (061446)

Claudia,
Lots of good reading sights on Achilles Insertional Tendonitis. Too many to really list. Use Yahoo and type in Achilles Insertional Tendonitis and read away. You'll learn lots and find light at the end of the tunnel. Your going to get better. Good luck with your reading.

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Pauline on 9/24/01 at 15:55 (061447)

How about sites instead of sights! You'll get insights too.

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

claudia to Ed on 9/24/01 at 21:18 (061475)

well the podiatrist didn't offer me any treatment for it....and it was his feeling also that it was an insertional achilles 'thing'. he was trying to get me to the rheumatologist too but she wanted records from my internist and i had not yet had my in-take appointment with the new internist(my internist of 24 years decided to take a new direction in her life.....so i needed a new one.)so i decided to just start over with the new internist (gee, let's see just how many times i can say 'the new internist' in this message....)so......he never did offer any suggestions for treatment. actually i think he was just getting SICK of me....i had my original surgeries in january of last year!!!

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

claudia to pauline on 9/24/01 at 21:19 (061476)

thanks for the lead on info. pauline. good thing i like to do research!

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/26/01 at 16:36 (061650)

Good luck with this. Let us know what treatment the rheumatologist suggests. I can sort of understand your podiatrist's frustration but he needs to put that aside and offer you the best treatment he can for this condition. Treatment with anti-inflammatories would be reasonable if the rheumatologist feels that there is a definite rheumatologic entity involved. If not, treatment from a biomechanical perspective is usually very successful.
Ed

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/24/01 at 15:30 (061443)

The rheumatologist is likely to treat the achilles insertional tendinitis as an inflammatory condition, with oral anti-inflammatories. What treatment did your podiatrist offer for the tendinitis? It is a very common problem treated by podiatrist. Some of the causes, outside of an acute strain, include an overly tight achilles tendon and overpronation.
Ed

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Pauline on 9/24/01 at 15:51 (061446)

Claudia,
Lots of good reading sights on Achilles Insertional Tendonitis. Too many to really list. Use Yahoo and type in Achilles Insertional Tendonitis and read away. You'll learn lots and find light at the end of the tunnel. Your going to get better. Good luck with your reading.

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Pauline on 9/24/01 at 15:55 (061447)

How about sites instead of sights! You'll get insights too.

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

claudia to Ed on 9/24/01 at 21:18 (061475)

well the podiatrist didn't offer me any treatment for it....and it was his feeling also that it was an insertional achilles 'thing'. he was trying to get me to the rheumatologist too but she wanted records from my internist and i had not yet had my in-take appointment with the new internist(my internist of 24 years decided to take a new direction in her life.....so i needed a new one.)so i decided to just start over with the new internist (gee, let's see just how many times i can say 'the new internist' in this message....)so......he never did offer any suggestions for treatment. actually i think he was just getting SICK of me....i had my original surgeries in january of last year!!!

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

claudia to pauline on 9/24/01 at 21:19 (061476)

thanks for the lead on info. pauline. good thing i like to do research!

Re: had my second opinion visit with orthopedic foot specialist today

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/26/01 at 16:36 (061650)

Good luck with this. Let us know what treatment the rheumatologist suggests. I can sort of understand your podiatrist's frustration but he needs to put that aside and offer you the best treatment he can for this condition. Treatment with anti-inflammatories would be reasonable if the rheumatologist feels that there is a definite rheumatologic entity involved. If not, treatment from a biomechanical perspective is usually very successful.
Ed