Re: using wheelchair for total rest
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Posted by Cindy on August 03, 1998 at 19:30:45:
Sounds like a tarsal tunnel problem to me - that's where I have pain (well, one of the many places, but a primary site), and they say I probably have a trapped nerve in there. The EMG and nerve conduction studies are usually done to rule out tarsal tunnel syndrome. But, it may not show anything, and several of my many drs. have said that that doesn't mean you don't have an entrapped nerve. This is very hard to treat; if and when I find the right treatment, I will let you know. I've had 4 cortisone shots in the left foot, and 5 in the right. All in different places, allegedly to cure the "new" problem each new dr. I went to found. The last was aimed at the posterior tibial nerve (under the ankle bone and down where you have your pain). The shot didn't hurt, cuz the DPM was great and numbed the entire foot (12 hours worth - that was heaven); but it didn't make any difference in the pain after the numbness wore off. So, I don't really think these shots are worth a darn. I wish you luck - you are on a long, trying trip.
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