EDF surgeryPosted by David B on 5/02/04 at 19:07 (149913)
Im sure people have made comments about EDF surgery but can anyone that has had this procedure done tell me if you had good or bad results. I have had 2 ESWT treatments that did not help, and now I have been doing A.R.T. since Jan and has helped very little, I think surgery is the only thing left to do.
Re: EDF surgeryBudP on 5/03/04 at 09:52 (149940)
I had EPF surgery on Nov.10th 2003. The results have been great for me. I just wish I would have done it sooner. I battled the PF for over 2 yrs and tried everything. I spent close to 10k on all kinds of treatments. I have no insurance so it was all out of pocket. I could tell within 6 weeks that the surgery was working or had worked. I have no first step pain at all now. I do wear Birks sandles Arizona around the house. Also NB 1122 shoes whenever I go to the store etc. I just started walking again for the first time in 18 months and I'm doing about 3 miles a day and still no heel pain. My feet are sore in the arches,but I think thats just from inactivity. There are many people that have had successful EPF surgeries and there are many that it didn't work for. In my case I couldn't keep living with the pain. Good luck on whatever you decide. Keep us posted.
Re: EDF surgeryPat S on 5/03/04 at 21:33 (149976)
Your posting was music to our ears. My husband is scheduled for TTS surgery and plantar fascitis the end of March after suffering for three years. It's enlightening to hear because there are many horror stories.
can you please share any ideas like after surgery, taking vitamin C, etc.
to help through the recovery time.
Re: EDF surgeryrsk on 5/06/04 at 09:19 (150116)
My suggestion would be for you to see a good Pod and ask him/her to check if you over-pronate. If you do then that could be a cause of the heel pain. In my case I over pronate and that was causing the pain. So instead of going for EPF(too much risk) I went for another procedure called gastroc slide which is much less risky and has shown good results till now. My pain used to be 8/10 and now it is only abt 1/10. It is not completely healed but Its only been 2.5 months since the surgery and am hoping that I will completely recover in abt 3-4 months. So I suggest you expolre this possibility also. thats my 2 cents.
Re: EDF surgeryDavid B on 5/06/04 at 11:20 (150128)
What do you mean by over-pronate? Also, how long do you have to be off work with this surgery?
Re: EDF surgery/ to PatBudP on 5/06/04 at 21:41 (150158)
I don't know anything about TTS surgery. So all I can tell you about is my EPF surgery. If you ask specific questions I'll try to relate with my experience. I will tell you that I have always taken 1000mg of Vitamin C for years.Through this site I found out that it is helpful with healing and have been told especially for help with scar tissue.
As for the pain with the surgery EPF it was never any worse than the daily PF pain. But it was different. Good luck.
Re: EDF surgery/ to Patjohn king on 5/12/04 at 13:35 (150470)
TTS surgery is a different kettle of fish from EDF. Read about the outcomes of TTS surgery.