Podiatrist vs Orthopedic
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Posted by Kathy on July 28, 1998 at 09:01:38:
I have had PF in my rt foot for 2 years, lt foot < 6 months. Last week I saw an Orthopedic surgeon for the first time. Been through the NSAIDs, PT, Orthotics +1year, and not sure what else to do. Ortho gave me a cortisone shot in my rt foot and a splint to wear at night. Said to come back for the other foot if it was working. Not sure how long to wait to see if the relief is temporary or permanent. Also, curious whether an Orthopedic surgeon is the best physician to see or should I be requesting to see a Podiatrist. I am not as bad as most seem to be on this list, but the ongoing pain is wearing. I feel like this is my last shot at being pain free. If this doesn't work, I will settle for what I have and be glad it is not worse. Any advice on Ortho vs Podiatry would be appreciated.
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