Re: Podiatrist vs Orthopedic
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Posted by Kathy on July 28, 1998 at 12:08:56:
Like you, I first saw a podiatrist. He took a very conseravtive approach in trying to heal my PF and it was going nowhere. I finally saw an orthopedic surgeon, who is a foot & ankle specialist (appareatnly there are not too many of them in the country and I am fortunate that there is one in my area!). He also gave me a cortisone shot and a night brace. The shot helped for a while, but the pain is back. The brace really helps with start-up pain in the morning. I've been told that if I opt for surgery that it is usually a beter idea to go with the ortho. I found it funny that the ortho told me that what the podiatrist suggested I do wasn't the most effective treatment! Good luck!
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