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Arthritus / planter fasciitis/ calcaneal spur

Posted by Debbie P on 1/04/04 at 20:54 (141374)

have had a sore and swollen foot for 12 months and the test show I have Arthritis in the ankle and big toe first joint, planter fasciitis and calsaneal spur. they have given me no treatment or medication must wait another 12 months to see specilest as its not to threating. It is slowly stopping me from doing my job as a fire fighter please can you tell me how to get relif.

I had my foot ran over by a car around 2 years ago would that have helped give me my problem. Thank you

Regards
Debbie

Re: Arthritus / planter fasciitis/ calcaneal spur

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/04/04 at 21:10 (141376)

Please explain to me why you have to wait another 12 months to see a specialist. You need a complete evaluation and treatment plan now

Re: Arthritus / planter fasciitis/ calcaneal spur

Debbie P on 1/04/04 at 21:50 (141381)

To DR Zuckerman

The Doctor I see said it was not too bad of a complant. the Foot is only one shoe size bigger than the other foot, so I should loose weight as well. But it hurts a lot and is starting to get me down. I walk every day but that is strating to get shorter as well. Thank you again

Regards

Debbie

Re: Arthritus / planter fasciitis/ calcaneal spur

Dr. Z on 1/06/04 at 12:07 (141478)

It sounds like you are in pain. You have a rigth for treatment. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral. It is your right