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I have been experiencing severe pain in the arch of my foot.(this has been going on for over 2 years, I badly sprained my ankle and it has never recovered) It continuously burns at rest and even more so walking around. I have seen many Dr's in the Seattle area who seem to have different opinions regarding nerve release surgery. The majority of the Orthopedic Dr.'s indicate absolutely do not have this surgery! They their is no scar tissue on the MRI and the NCV is normal. The DPM's want to try surgery and believe you don't need a negative NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY or show scar tissue on the mri. I don't know who to believe! I am in a lot of pain however I have no numbness in my foot or toes. The Orthopedic DR.s out here adamantly believe surgery will make my condition worse! Any more thoughts on this painful problem?Thanks,RoxanneSeattleHi Roxanne,I would consider denatured alcohol injections before I would consider surgical intervention, along with physical therapy. The nerve is inflamed probably from the trauma, so the injections and physical therapy should calm down your symptoms. You do not have to have scar tissue in order for the nerve to be inflamed.The risk you run from surgery is that you may end up with scar tissue.Try the conservative route first.BTW, have you consulted with Dr. Gary Dockery? He is a podiatrist in the Seattle area and has written extensively on denatured alcohol injections.Marc Mitnick DPM
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
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Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
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Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
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All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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