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EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Posted by EKC on 10/15/01 at 17:32 (063022)

After 3.5 years of conservative therapy (and numerous doctors)
I finally bit the bullet and had EPF done. Its been ~7 weeks
now, and I feel the surgury was not successfull. I don't think
it made me worse. I have PF in both feet; the doctor only did
EPF on one foot.
As of now, I am only able to stand/walk for ~5/10 minutes before
having to rest.
My current treatment plan is 12 weeks of PT which includes
ultrasound, electrical stim, massage, and anti-inflammetories.
I've been down this road before so I give it little hope.
I'm somewhat depressed. What scares me the most is I am hoping
to get pregnant and I fear carrying around the extra weight
on my feet.

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/15/01 at 21:51 (063032)

Some plantar fascia releases including EPF can takes months to heal. ESWT can also be used if your truely have a failure. Seven weeks isn't a time frame to consider the EPF to be a total failure.

Did you have heel spur syndrome or what we call pain when you first get up in the morning or pain after sitting for any length of time

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

EKC on 10/16/01 at 11:55 (063076)

Podiatrists/Orthopaedic have always either diagnosed PF or 'something to do w/the Faschi'.
I never have had pain in the morning or after prolonged sitting.
I only have pain when standing (after ~30 sec) or walking (after ~2 min).

I say the EPF failed because I have the same pain in both feet/heels - even thought
I had EPF on only one foot.

Thank you for your interest.

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/16/01 at 17:25 (063093)

The indication for any type of plantar fascia release including EPF is the patient must have first step pain especially in the morning or afer sitting for any length of time. The cutting of the fascia in any other sitution could make the foot worse. This is my opinion

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Kim M on 10/29/01 at 08:53 (063751)

Try the ossotron Medthod. It is avaible in US now.

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/15/01 at 21:51 (063032)

Some plantar fascia releases including EPF can takes months to heal. ESWT can also be used if your truely have a failure. Seven weeks isn't a time frame to consider the EPF to be a total failure.

Did you have heel spur syndrome or what we call pain when you first get up in the morning or pain after sitting for any length of time

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

EKC on 10/16/01 at 11:55 (063076)

Podiatrists/Orthopaedic have always either diagnosed PF or 'something to do w/the Faschi'.
I never have had pain in the morning or after prolonged sitting.
I only have pain when standing (after ~30 sec) or walking (after ~2 min).

I say the EPF failed because I have the same pain in both feet/heels - even thought
I had EPF on only one foot.

Thank you for your interest.

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/16/01 at 17:25 (063093)

The indication for any type of plantar fascia release including EPF is the patient must have first step pain especially in the morning or afer sitting for any length of time. The cutting of the fascia in any other sitution could make the foot worse. This is my opinion

Re: EPF 9/2001 - no relief

Kim M on 10/29/01 at 08:53 (063751)

Try the ossotron Medthod. It is avaible in US now.