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Posted by Terri on 4/14/05 at 10:54 (173181)

Is a classic sign of PF soreness where the heel and arch meet? I've had so many tests, seen so many doctors I'm just trying to get some basic information.

Re: Question

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/14/05 at 19:43 (173223)

A foot doctor sees hundreds of cases of plantar fasciitis each year so when you say, 'so many doctors,' how many were foot specialists? The reason I mention this is that plantar fasciitis is usually not a difficult diagnosis to make; in fact, if you read Scott's Heel Pain Book you are likely to be able to decide for yourself.

Re: Question

Terri on 4/15/05 at 08:45 (173239)

I have read the heel pain book and have tried all treatments including ESWT
and so far none have worked for me and its been 18 months. I saw six doctors, two who were suppose to be 'top' in their field told me there was no way I could have PF because of the MRI results but had no idea what I had and suggested it is some sort of Fibromialgia ( even though I don't have the symptoms of it according to my primary care doctor ). The other four doctors thought I did have PF judging by my symptoms. I guess the MRI was a waste of time.