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I've had Pf for two years--please help

Posted by Kristie R. on 8/21/03 at 11:45 (127516)

I don't think I've ever been this sad. I want my life back. I'm so tired sitting here in the house all day long with nothing to look forward to but when the mail comes. All I do is sit in this house waiting for something that never comes; Getting better.

I don't know what to do anymore to get better: I've gone to seven doctors, had three sets of orthics made, gone to PT since last year -two or three times a week, took a three week disability from work last year at sat on the couch the entire time, spent a ton of money on a chiropractor that didn't work, have been seeing another chiropractor that makes life a littlie more livable, have taken a ton of drugs--pain and anti inflamatroty, have had electric shock wave theraphy and sat on the couch for four weeks hoping it would work.

All this have gotten me is poor and depressed. I want to know what can I do to get rid of this pain. I so want my life back.

Somebody please help me,


Re: I've had Pf for two years--please help

Tim V on 8/21/03 at 23:50 (127618)

As some one who has suffered with pf for over 3 years I can understand your
despair. Where is your foot pain located? Is it a local pain in one small
area or diffuse over a large part of the bottom of the foot. Is it first
steps pain or resting pain? Does it effect both feet?

You say you have had 'electric shock wave therapy'. Are you refering to
ESWT which is the most promising treatment for chronic pf. If you have had
a single treatment 4 weeks is not long enough to judge. Or maybe you need
to be treated again. There are docs posting on the board who have had good
success in treating difficult cases of PF with ESWT. I think the experience
of the ESWT provider is important to effect a good outcome.

I believe that even after 2 years it can get better. But may require finding
the exceptional doc who can work with you towards this end. I do know what
it is like to go thru lots of docs who can't offer much, but one needs to
not give up until you find one who can help.

Re: I've had Pf for two years--please help

Dr. Z on 8/22/03 at 14:09 (127681)

There are along of contributing factor as to why the ESWT hasn't worked yet
May need physical therapy with ESWT if there are addtional tendonitis problem going along with your chronic pf.