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All Docs please!

Posted by Dave on 7/01/02 at 13:23 (088866)

Received mri results of feet and it says -excess fluid is recognized surrounding the tendon of the flexor hallucis longus. This is all that the MRI shows. What does this mean? What could this be? Does this mean I dont have plantar fasciitis? What do you think I should do next in order to diagnose this?

NCT - normal
Exray - normal

symptoms - inner heel pain, arch pain, tingling, redness and warm.
Tried - ice, night splints, orthotics, footwear, PT,
injections-which made things extremely worse.

thanx for your help.

Re: All Docs please!

Dr. John Cozzarelli on 7/01/02 at 20:35 (088876)

Hi Dave:
It sounds like a flexor hallucius longous lendonitis. Anti-inflammatories and work with your doctor to try to find out why you are getting a tendonitis. I hope this helps.

Dr. John Cozzarelli

Re: All Docs please!

Patricia R. on 7/02/02 at 08:07 (088908)

Hi...

I had EWST on 4/23/02...Had my one month check up and was told I was in
the 50% that it didn't work on and I could expect things to deteriorate.
I was stunned...from what I've read and heard it may take longer.

My pain has increased since the procedure on the Dornier...3800 impulses
for 15 minutes. He gave me a walking cast boot to wear which I can't as
it is so hot and doesn't give relief and I walk crooked. When I asked
about pain his nurse gave me sample vioxx and celebrex. I am to wait until
July 23rd and then perhaps go into therapy.

I've been reading your websites and got so much information. At times I
feel I am turning the corner and then any prolonged standing just agitates
everything again. What happened with this treatment...can this ever heal?
Please respond...I had one response from Dr. Zuckerman but haven't heard
back from him. My diagnosis indicated a heel spur as did my x=rays...I
have had this for year and had done all treatments...shots/ice/coritisone
shots/pills...etc. While pain was bad before the treatment, I usually
could function well for at least l/2 a day before it worsened. Now, the
pain is constant. My doctor seems reluctant to answer any questions. I
have called and sent faxes. Please help....

Re: All Docs please!

Mar on 7/02/02 at 09:56 (088919)

Boy I'm getting scared after reading that. I had ESWT 6 weeks ago and still have a lot of pain. Can't stand more than a minute or so. Walking is kept to a minimum. Food shopping and vacuuming are very painful. I am still trying to be hopeful, but your report has me very scared. Docs -- any encouraging words? Mar

Re: All Docs please!

Dave on 7/02/02 at 10:48 (088926)

Posted by Dave on 7/01/02 at 13:23 View Thread
Received mri results of feet and it says -excess fluid is recognized surrounding the tendon of the flexor hallucis longus. This is all that the MRI shows. What does this mean? What could this be? Does this mean I dont have plantar fasciitis? What do you think I should do next in order to diagnose this?

NCT - normal
Exray - normal

symptoms - inner heel pain, arch pain, tingling, redness and warm.
Tried - ice, night splints, orthotics, footwear, PT,
injections-which made things extremely worse.

thanx for your help.

Re: All Docs please!

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/02/02 at 14:42 (088935)

Hi

I do remember responding to this. This is a very strange response from your treating doctor. It can take up to twelve weeks for ESWT to help you.

Re: All Docs please!

Patricia R. on 7/03/02 at 13:10 (089039)

Mars.

I'm really sorry to hear about your not being able to stand more than a
minute. That's worse than I am. I am at week 8. What type of machine
was used on you and what is your background for having the procedure.
I'd be happy to share anything I know... Patricia

Re: All Docs please!

Patricia R. on 7/07/02 at 19:39 (089255)

You had given me your personal e-mail addressto respond to, which I have
twice but still haven't received a response from you. I asked again what
has happened inside my foot...why such pain...is this something I will
have for life? Is there anything that can help. What can I again ask
for when I see him soon...I am in week 10 now. occasionally I think I'm
going to be okay and then boom...standing too long or walking too long
just put me down for a few days again. I have to live on Vioxx...I use
ice...I've been corresponding with a girl in the same boat that was told
to use heat...no one ever told me that..as I said...he was vague...told
me he'd try therapy after 3 months. This is from an Orthopedic Surgeon
who is to be skilled in this area. She was told the procedure would be
repeated..he told me never again. I just want some direction, please...

Re: All Docs please!

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/07/02 at 20:50 (089263)

If you are still having alot of pain and there is pain at the insertion of he plantar fascia , then a second treatment is in order. I will also make sure that there is nothing going on. Have your foot evaluated by someone who has alot of experience with ESWT and the foot and ankle.

Re: All Docs please!

Dr. John Cozzarelli on 7/01/02 at 20:35 (088876)

Hi Dave:
It sounds like a flexor hallucius longous lendonitis. Anti-inflammatories and work with your doctor to try to find out why you are getting a tendonitis. I hope this helps.

Dr. John Cozzarelli

Re: All Docs please!

Patricia R. on 7/02/02 at 08:07 (088908)

Hi...

I had EWST on 4/23/02...Had my one month check up and was told I was in
the 50% that it didn't work on and I could expect things to deteriorate.
I was stunned...from what I've read and heard it may take longer.

My pain has increased since the procedure on the Dornier...3800 impulses
for 15 minutes. He gave me a walking cast boot to wear which I can't as
it is so hot and doesn't give relief and I walk crooked. When I asked
about pain his nurse gave me sample vioxx and celebrex. I am to wait until
July 23rd and then perhaps go into therapy.

I've been reading your websites and got so much information. At times I
feel I am turning the corner and then any prolonged standing just agitates
everything again. What happened with this treatment...can this ever heal?
Please respond...I had one response from Dr. Zuckerman but haven't heard
back from him. My diagnosis indicated a heel spur as did my x=rays...I
have had this for year and had done all treatments...shots/ice/coritisone
shots/pills...etc. While pain was bad before the treatment, I usually
could function well for at least l/2 a day before it worsened. Now, the
pain is constant. My doctor seems reluctant to answer any questions. I
have called and sent faxes. Please help....

Re: All Docs please!

Mar on 7/02/02 at 09:56 (088919)

Boy I'm getting scared after reading that. I had ESWT 6 weeks ago and still have a lot of pain. Can't stand more than a minute or so. Walking is kept to a minimum. Food shopping and vacuuming are very painful. I am still trying to be hopeful, but your report has me very scared. Docs -- any encouraging words? Mar

Re: All Docs please!

Dave on 7/02/02 at 10:48 (088926)

Posted by Dave on 7/01/02 at 13:23 View Thread
Received mri results of feet and it says -excess fluid is recognized surrounding the tendon of the flexor hallucis longus. This is all that the MRI shows. What does this mean? What could this be? Does this mean I dont have plantar fasciitis? What do you think I should do next in order to diagnose this?

NCT - normal
Exray - normal

symptoms - inner heel pain, arch pain, tingling, redness and warm.
Tried - ice, night splints, orthotics, footwear, PT,
injections-which made things extremely worse.

thanx for your help.

Re: All Docs please!

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/02/02 at 14:42 (088935)

Hi

I do remember responding to this. This is a very strange response from your treating doctor. It can take up to twelve weeks for ESWT to help you.

Re: All Docs please!

Patricia R. on 7/03/02 at 13:10 (089039)

Mars.

I'm really sorry to hear about your not being able to stand more than a
minute. That's worse than I am. I am at week 8. What type of machine
was used on you and what is your background for having the procedure.
I'd be happy to share anything I know... Patricia

Re: All Docs please!

Patricia R. on 7/07/02 at 19:39 (089255)

You had given me your personal e-mail addressto respond to, which I have
twice but still haven't received a response from you. I asked again what
has happened inside my foot...why such pain...is this something I will
have for life? Is there anything that can help. What can I again ask
for when I see him soon...I am in week 10 now. occasionally I think I'm
going to be okay and then boom...standing too long or walking too long
just put me down for a few days again. I have to live on Vioxx...I use
ice...I've been corresponding with a girl in the same boat that was told
to use heat...no one ever told me that..as I said...he was vague...told
me he'd try therapy after 3 months. This is from an Orthopedic Surgeon
who is to be skilled in this area. She was told the procedure would be
repeated..he told me never again. I just want some direction, please...

Re: All Docs please!

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/07/02 at 20:50 (089263)

If you are still having alot of pain and there is pain at the insertion of he plantar fascia , then a second treatment is in order. I will also make sure that there is nothing going on. Have your foot evaluated by someone who has alot of experience with ESWT and the foot and ankle.