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Tests to identify problem(s)-diagnosis

Posted by KELUS on 3/11/05 at 20:21 (170983)

Please don't laugh at this question, but is there any other test other than regular x-rays and MRI's that can really identify just how much pain a person is in?

I have so much pain in several parts of my feet,
and I would truly like to *PROVE* that this pain is actually there.

Not just a test that will show that there is actually a spur...

Like maybe a scan that can show the actual INFLAMED areas.
Is there anything like this that might 'light up'
in every area that is inflamed?

blessings, Kelus

Re: Tests to identify problem(s)-diagnosis

Dr. Z on 3/11/05 at 20:37 (170985)

Do you have pain where the plantar fascia inserts into the bottom of your heel bone ? Do you limp when you first get up in the morning or after sitting for any lenght of time?

In answer to your question. A bone scan or an ultrsound can and does show areas of inflamation

Re: Tests to identify problem(s)-diagnosis

Dr. Z on 3/11/05 at 20:37 (170988)

Do you have pain where the plantar fascia inserts into the bottom of your heel bone ? Do you limp when you first get up in the morning or after sitting for any lenght of time?

In answer to your question. A bone scan or an ultrsound can and does show areas of inflamation

Re: Tests to identify problem(s)-diagnosis

KELUS on 3/11/05 at 20:41 (170989)

Yes, Dr. Z, I limp in the morning, and it does get alittle better after alittle while, but the pain never, ever goes away.

The pain is where the fascia inserts into the bottom of the heel bone,
and also I have had an X-ray that diagnoses the spurs in both feet,
and also an MRI too.

I also left you another message on the other message board with other info.

One thing I did mention, when I first began to have this affliction,
I got 14 shots during a 2 year period.
They would work for awhile, but the pain always came back.

blessings, Kelus

Re: Another example of dubious treatment

SteveG on 3/12/05 at 11:59 (171016)

that equals 7 shots a year - why do pods do this in the face of all the evidence that it is harmful; I don't get it.

Re: Another example of dubious treatment *STEVE G*

KELUS on 3/12/05 at 20:27 (171059)

Dear Steve G,

During the time I was getting these shots, I gained a bunch of weight.
I know I was inactive for the first time in my life, which
does account for some of the weight gain,
but it seemed like after I got these shots I blew up!

blessings, Kelus

Re: Another example of dubious treatment *STEVE G*

Terri on 3/14/05 at 09:40 (171166)

Please let us all know if you find out what the problem is. Because I'm dealing with something similar and have seen the best doctors in the area and they cannot find a thing wrong with my foot.

Re: Another example of dubious treatment *TERRI*

KELUS on 3/14/05 at 20:29 (171202)

I sure will let you know.

Terri, I am hurting so bad at this very minute,
I am trying to keep from moaning.

Why do we have to live with this affliction?

BTW, has anyone ever had this remark for you:

'AT least you have feet--or--at least you have the USE of
your legs and feet........Some people don't have feet/legs, or
they are paralyzed..........

Blah, blah, blah.........

PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ONE SINGLE CLUE HOW THIS PAIN IS.

Not one single clue. Just like when I have bad headaches.
I have had people say, 'JUST TAKE A TYLENOL'.

*IF LOOKS COULD KILL SOMETIMES, do you know what I mean?
A tylenol?????????? How about some Morphine?

Anyways, I will get back to you when I find something out.
I will keep all of you in my prayers!

Kelus