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Posted by Jean B in Java on 9/28/01 at 00:55 (061776)

I have developed pain under the ball of my foot on the outer aspect ( under small toe) it is the same pain as caused by my heel spur and occurs at night when I wear a ridgid splint. It is severe enough to wake me. Can one develop a spur in this area? I have had PF for almost one year and a scan showed thickening of the fascia to more than twice the normal thickness. I am giving surgery serious consideration as all the non invasive treatments are of no help.

Re: pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/28/01 at 18:56 (061826)

A spur is possible in that area but more likely explanations may include: 1)too much pressure from the night splint in the area--have your doc pad the area or 2)transfering weight to the outside of your foot to avoid having the arch flatten, causing strain on the fascia.

After reading this site carefully----have you had all of the non-surgical modalities for plantar fascia used?
Ed

Re: pain

Jean B in Java on 9/29/01 at 02:28 (061842)

Yes, in Singapore I had steroid injections the only relief was from the local anaesthetic given with the steroid, Physiotherapy, ultrasonic treatment, heel pads for my shoes, various types of strapping, stretching regime. I do have very high arches my specialist in Singapore said I had the arches of a life of ballet dancing. I will however put extra padding in the night splint thank you for the suggestion Jean.

Re: pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/28/01 at 18:56 (061826)

A spur is possible in that area but more likely explanations may include: 1)too much pressure from the night splint in the area--have your doc pad the area or 2)transfering weight to the outside of your foot to avoid having the arch flatten, causing strain on the fascia.

After reading this site carefully----have you had all of the non-surgical modalities for plantar fascia used?
Ed

Re: pain

Jean B in Java on 9/29/01 at 02:28 (061842)

Yes, in Singapore I had steroid injections the only relief was from the local anaesthetic given with the steroid, Physiotherapy, ultrasonic treatment, heel pads for my shoes, various types of strapping, stretching regime. I do have very high arches my specialist in Singapore said I had the arches of a life of ballet dancing. I will however put extra padding in the night splint thank you for the suggestion Jean.