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richey(richy,richie) brace???

Posted by Deb D on 12/03/03 at 10:59 (139260)

Just had my foot molded for one of these. What exactly is it for?? Call me numb!

Re: richey(richy,richie) brace???

Pauline on 12/03/03 at 12:55 (139266)

What diagnosis did your doctor give you prior to ordering the brace?

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Deb D on 12/03/03 at 16:43 (139275)

he really didn't say. I had eswt in oct. and have developed a small lump
on the side of my arch.My foot swells up during the day really bad.

Re: richey(richy,richie) brace???

Pauline on 12/03/03 at 17:07 (139280)

Deb,
I know one of the doctors will respond, but personally for having spent your time, effort, and all the costs involved I think you deserve a diagnosis.

If I were you I'd put a hold on that expensive custom brace order until he tells you what is going on and how it will help.

Better communication seems needed, you left his office and still don't know what your problem is yet your going to shell out a lot of additional cash for a custome brace.

I can tell you one thing if you have insurance coverage, he had to give a diagnosis to them for payment. Ask yourself why them and not you?

Open that communication line. You need to know about your condition.

Re: richey(richy,richie) brace???

Deb D on 12/03/03 at 17:37 (139282)

workers comp is paying everything because I got injured at work.

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Dr. Z on 12/03/03 at 20:27 (139294)

This brace is usaully ussed for posterior tibial tendonitis and or tear.

Re: richey(richy,richie) brace???

Pauline on 12/03/03 at 21:12 (139298)

Deb,
Glad you have coverage, but if you intend to monitor your treatment you might want to find out what injury he thinks you sustained. That information might prove helpful especially if your current condition doesn't improve with the brace.

Re: richey(richy,richie) brace???

Deb D on 12/04/03 at 05:08 (139319)

thank you it all makes sense now

Re: richey(richy,richie) brace???

Deb D on 12/04/03 at 05:35 (139320)

do you know what causes that?