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Results of MRI, yes I have PF

Posted by AndrueC on 2/11/03 at 13:11 (108812)

Finally - a genuine irrefutable diagnosis. I have PF in the arch area but not at the point of insertion. My specialist is intrigued since he says I shouldn't have PF in the first place. He suspects though that as my foot is a good shape it has allowed me to get away with ignoring the problem and thus preventing it healing.

He's suggested rest and arch supports but no stretching as he doesn't think it's needed. In his words 'Give it a bit more of a rest and let it calm down'. I've got some SDOs on order so hopefully they'll help.

The only fly in the ointment is that he admitted he had no idea how long it'd take to properly resolve. This is mainly because he can see nothing wrong. He suspects that it's just got stuck in a rut and will eventually sort itself out so it's just a question of being patient and sticking to conservative treatment. Could be several months yet but unlikely to more than a year.

Ho hum - at least I'm basically mobile though from the sound of it that might be part of the problem :)

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

carmen h on 2/11/03 at 14:06 (108818)

Curious as to how they confimred PF with the MRI?

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

AndrueC on 2/11/03 at 16:24 (108832)

To quote from the radiologist's report:

'There is subtle irregularity of the plantar fascia seen best on the Sagittal T1WSE images. This is of low signal on all sequences. A long standing nodule of fasciitis could give these appearances. There is no evidence of enthesitis and no evidence of a neoplasm.'

FWIW I was given the photographs to keep. Unfortunately I didn't get them on CD-ROM so I don't have the full size versions. These will be kept on record for future posterity :)

The only other thing seen on the MRI was a slight chip in the anterio medial dome of talus. Apparently this is quite common and probably dates back to my childhood when I jumped off a wall and landed badly.

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

Bev N on 2/11/03 at 17:17 (108838)

What is SDO'S . Thanks Bev

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

Andrue on 2/12/03 at 04:08 (108901)

Silicone Dynamic Orthotics. See the 'products' section of this website.

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

carmen h on 2/11/03 at 14:06 (108818)

Curious as to how they confimred PF with the MRI?

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

AndrueC on 2/11/03 at 16:24 (108832)

To quote from the radiologist's report:

'There is subtle irregularity of the plantar fascia seen best on the Sagittal T1WSE images. This is of low signal on all sequences. A long standing nodule of fasciitis could give these appearances. There is no evidence of enthesitis and no evidence of a neoplasm.'

FWIW I was given the photographs to keep. Unfortunately I didn't get them on CD-ROM so I don't have the full size versions. These will be kept on record for future posterity :)

The only other thing seen on the MRI was a slight chip in the anterio medial dome of talus. Apparently this is quite common and probably dates back to my childhood when I jumped off a wall and landed badly.

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

Bev N on 2/11/03 at 17:17 (108838)

What is SDO'S . Thanks Bev

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

Andrue on 2/12/03 at 04:08 (108901)

Silicone Dynamic Orthotics. See the 'products' section of this website.

Re: Results of MRI, yes I have PF

carmen h on 2/13/03 at 10:16 (109026)

I wear the sdo's and love them.
I have had four other pairs of orthotics.
These are the best!