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Combining night splints and shoes that immobilize the fascii -- any data?

Posted by KeithW on 7/06/02 at 15:30 (089215)

Now completed 7 years of 'intractible' plantar fasciitis -- and have tried nearly everything (including ESWT twice, endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (partial release), acupuncture, injections (under care of pain management specialist / anesthesiologist), numerous mediations (vioxx, neurontin, high doses of ibuprofen).
On my second serious try of night splints (since early April) and seeking information about combining these with shoes that immobilize the fascii during the day. I've tracked down a Dr. who advocates this, and am awaiting feedback from his consultation (long distance) with my local doctor, and thought I'd do a little digging for data. Anyone know of data on this strategy?

Re: Combining night splints and shoes that immobilize the fascii -- any data?

Dr. David S. Wander on 7/06/02 at 16:26 (089218)

Unfortunately, you've failed conservative therapy, surgery and ESWT. There are many other causes of heel pain in addition to plantar fasciitis. Have your doctors performed addtional tests such as MRI's, EMG/NCV, rheumatoid profiles, etc., to rule out other causes?

Re: Combining night splints and shoes that immobilize the fascii -- any data?

Dr. David S. Wander on 7/06/02 at 16:26 (089218)

Unfortunately, you've failed conservative therapy, surgery and ESWT. There are many other causes of heel pain in addition to plantar fasciitis. Have your doctors performed addtional tests such as MRI's, EMG/NCV, rheumatoid profiles, etc., to rule out other causes?