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New. Pl Fa patient.

Posted by Janice G. on 3/24/02 at 08:23 (077383)

I have recently been diagnosed with p f
What I would dearly like to know is should I be under the care of a podiatrist or is my physio thearapist as qualified.
I have had inserts now for 3 weeks and since doing some research on the weekend have started the icing as well.
I also take Brufen. (imbruofen)sp?
I can't beleive how painful this can be. I also do the stretching excersises.
janice

Re: New. Pl Fa patient.

Julie on 3/24/02 at 08:54 (077385)

Janice, you should certainly see a podiatrist for a full evaluation, a correct diagnosis, and a coherent package of treatments (which may or may not include physiotherapy). You need to determine the cause of your condition before it can be suitably addressed.

What stretching exercises are you doing? Do you feel they are helping, or do they make your pain worse.

Read the heel pain book (click on the link). It's a very good source of information about PF, and advice about treatment. But do see a podiatrist. Your physiotherapist is not a foot specialist, and that is what you need.

Re: New. Pl Fa patient.

Julie on 3/24/02 at 08:54 (077385)

Janice, you should certainly see a podiatrist for a full evaluation, a correct diagnosis, and a coherent package of treatments (which may or may not include physiotherapy). You need to determine the cause of your condition before it can be suitably addressed.

What stretching exercises are you doing? Do you feel they are helping, or do they make your pain worse.

Read the heel pain book (click on the link). It's a very good source of information about PF, and advice about treatment. But do see a podiatrist. Your physiotherapist is not a foot specialist, and that is what you need.