Re: Has anyone here had EPF? I have questions about it.
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Posted by Cindy on June 22, 1998 at 22:58:40:
Hi, I had the EPF in Jan 98, right foot only ( I have pf on both feet). My recovery was slower than average; by this I mean that I had a lot of pain when I put any weight on my foot, so I used crutches for many weeks (like at least 6). Then, I wore a big boot instead of a shoe for another 4 or so weeks. So, it was 2.5 months before I was walking pretty well in Nikes again. I put my orthotic in the boot, and walked in that because my foot was still so sore, but the boot keeps it from bending. I did the stretching religiously, 5 times daily. I should add that I started swimming after 3 weeks from the surgery date, and overstretched the healing fascia, which set me way back in healing. I thought I was supposed to reeally swim, later dr said he meant paddle around, not go crazy. I think the surgery was very successful, now; I have no more heel pain at all. My case is complicated by the fact that I have tarsal tunnel (entrapped nerve) and that's very painful, so I didn't get cured. But, the pf is gone, I think; so I feel I would be totally cured if I didn't have another problem. Please e-mail me and I will tell you more, if interested. Best of luck!!
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