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What is Baxter's Nerve Entrapment

Posted by Judy P. on 10/02/02 at 10:31 (096713)

I was first diagnosed with plantar fascitis and a heel spur, but now the Podiatrist says I may have this Baxter's. What do I do?

Re: Dr ED

Pete on 10/02/02 at 14:40 (096733)

Why is the baxter procedure not accepted generally. Is it risky or simply not widely belived to be a cause of heel pain ?

many thanks for your help

Re: Dr ED

Ed Davis. DPM on 10/02/02 at 20:28 (096760)

Pete:
It is not that the Baxter procedure itself is in question but rather Baxter's theory of nerve entrapment. If the theory is correct then the procedure would be widely accepted.
Ed

Re: Dr ED

Pete on 10/03/02 at 16:13 (096830)

So what in brief terms in his theory which is so unacceptable ?

Re: Dr ED

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/04/02 at 14:29 (096887)

Pete:
His theory is not 'unacceptable' -- it just is not proven.
Ed

Re: Dr ED

Pete on 10/02/02 at 14:40 (096733)

Why is the baxter procedure not accepted generally. Is it risky or simply not widely belived to be a cause of heel pain ?

many thanks for your help

Re: Dr ED

Ed Davis. DPM on 10/02/02 at 20:28 (096760)

Pete:
It is not that the Baxter procedure itself is in question but rather Baxter's theory of nerve entrapment. If the theory is correct then the procedure would be widely accepted.
Ed

Re: Dr ED

Pete on 10/03/02 at 16:13 (096830)

So what in brief terms in his theory which is so unacceptable ?

Re: Dr ED

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/04/02 at 14:29 (096887)

Pete:
His theory is not 'unacceptable' -- it just is not proven.
Ed