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by Jennifer Gonzalez
I've contacted you once before regarding my pain. I'm a nurse on a high acuity unit. I started experincing pain in my left foot and it steadily worsened enough that I went to see a podiatrist in April. Since april I have treated plantar fascitis with PT, walking boot, splint at night and steriods but it was eventually r/o with an MRI of the heel. We, then,stablized my foot by wearing the walking boot at all times for possible tear which was r/o by a second MRI of the forefront of foot. X-rays r/o fractures and arthritis. The doctor had no answers for the source of my pain from a podiatry point of view. He prescibed Tordol which helped some and sent me to a neurologist. I had nerve conduction studies done which were normal so the the MD did not proceed with further studies. He sent me to my primary MD. She sent me for arterial dopplers and lumbar xray. She also did bloodwork for various tests- all of these were normal( no diabetes, gout, B12 defiencies, etc). I am 35 years old and have been on short term disability because, although I am ambulatory, I can not tolerate the pain enough to be able to carry out my duties as a critical care nurse. I am at wits end with very little options left. I will be seeing a pain specialist next week and am seriously considering acupuncture. I've purchased supportive shoes- MBTs, ECCOs and new balance 900 series. I have corrected my custom orthotics. But the pain is still there- even with tramadol
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Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
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.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
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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