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Board: Depression 01-09-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By simonfoot
Any comments on Pristiq?

I have been on cymbalta for a year, however I can not tolerate the side effects anymore (excessive sweating and constipation). My doctor gave me a script for pristiq so I can switch from cymbalta to...
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 01-09-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Topamax and hair loss

I was concerned about that side effect when I started topamax too. I have been on it for two years. I am not sure if my hair has thinned…..if it has…it isn't noticeable. I am worried about it though,...
Board: Orthopedic 12-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Pain Relief Cream Recommendations?

ArnicaMax is amazing! Also - if you can handle it - capsaicin is the best. I use it, it burns like hell…and in a few days the tendon pain is minimal or gone. I like capsaicin b/c it not only masks...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-09-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Anyone with PTTD able to avoid surgery??

Hello! I actually scheduled a surgery, and then decided to give physical therapy one more chance. I am actually doing much better now - and cancelled surgery!! My foot is still flat of course, but I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Different opinions on how to treat my flatfoot!

I totally agree about following the doctor's advice from HSS about the calc. osteotomy. I don't want to get my heel cut in half if an expert described it as "perfectly aligned!" But I do want to find...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-22-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Different opinions on how to treat my flatfoot!

Yes - I should have mentioned my MRI in my original post. I have had three reports over the past year. the results have stated: posterior tib tendonitis, achilles tendonitis, and sinus tarsi edema...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-22-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By simonfoot
Different opinions on how to treat my flatfoot!

I have been dealing with a very painful flatfoot for a year and half. At this point, I have three different opinions from professionals, and my head is spinning trying to figure out what to do. I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-13-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Achilles Tendonitis

I just use Dr. Scholl's heel cups - which I buy at Rite Aid, or any local pharmacy. Different things work for different people. They have gel heel cups, and also cups that feel like memory foam. If...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By simonfoot
Re: PTTD Issues in Both Feet?

I have not had surgery yet (my right foot is worse), but I can tell you that frequently my left foot gets the burning arch pain from taking the brunt of the weight of my body (overcompensation). It...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-13-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Achilles Tendonitis

I get achilles tendonitis frequently due to a flatfoot. For me - bromelain supplements are very helpful (more than advil or other NSAIDS). I even read a double blind placebo study that showed that...
Board: Digestive Disorders 08-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By simonfoot
Re: SIBO suferers UNITE

Hello! I was diagnosed with SIBO about two years ago. I took the antibiotics a couple o times, which helped a lot! At this point, I just control my symptoms through my diet. I don't eat any dairy...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By simonfoot
Re: PTTD on the other foot

Ha ha! That probably sounds funny - it is actually something tht my physical therapist would say over and over again, so I got used to the phrase!! When you walk and stand, your glut muscles should...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-27-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By simonfoot
Re: PTTD on the other foot

Hello - I have pttd in both of my feet - the right is much worse than the left. I am having surgery on the right foot in October. I am really hoping I can save my left foot from surgery!! Right now,...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 07-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Sharp head pains all over. NEED HELP

Do you grind or clench you teeth? Especially when you are sleeping? Or is your "bite" off? That is what caused mine
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-11-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,343
Posted By simonfoot
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

I haven't scheduled it yet. I think I will call on Monday and get it on the schedule!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-11-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,343
Posted By simonfoot
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

Thank you so much for your reply ddill! Reading through everyone's posts has been so helpful. I meet with the doctor on Tuesday, and he makes it seem like the surgery is not a big deal....I guess...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-10-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,343
Posted By simonfoot
Re: 5 Months Post Surgery and Still Swollen

ddill - I am having the same procedures done this fall... and thinking about getting it done by the same surgeon that did your ankle (I think I read in a previous thread that you went through NE...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Will I ski/exercise again after ankle surgery?

I would love to know an answer to your question too :) I am having major ankle surgery this fall and I really hope I will be able to get on my snowboard someday


QUOTE=LondonLady1;5196989]Thanks...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-21-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Aggravating Posterior Tibial Tenosynovitis

Be sure to ask your OS if you have a flat foot. If you do - that procedure may or may not be enough to address the problem. Many flatfooters need an osteotomy. I have posterior tibial tendonitis...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-13-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Help! 6 months post op with PTT

You may be able to order voltaren gel on amazon.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-08-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Ankle, very important

There is.... If you find a compounding pharmacist, they can mix several medications into a gel for you. I have 20 percent ketaprofen (which is the max dose for an NSAID) mixed with gabapentin - which...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Describe your PTTD/tendonitis pain

Hello - I do/did have pain at the bottom of my feet as well (a burning stabbing sensation) as well as the pttd. I had a nerve conduction test that tested positive for a pinched nerve. There is a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-06-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Ankle, very important

Could you get a topical anti-inflammatory? Either voltiran gel or a compounded gel? I have sinus tarsi pain - which is inflammation in the same area that you are talking about, and I put topicals on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-02-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,208
Posted By simonfoot
Re: mystery heel pain

Hello! If the neurontin is helping - you may be suffering from nerve pain....I have nerve pain in the bottom of my feet too. I also take benfotiamine to help with the pain - it is a fat suble vitamin...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 412
Posted By simonfoot
Re: :(

Have you tried taking bromelain supplements? I have posterior tib tendonitis from severe flatfeet (I am going to have surgery this fall) and bromelain keeps my pain to a minimum. I have read clinical...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-08-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By simonfoot
Re: New: question on what dr to see? Arch pain (PTT?)

I have been struggling with a flat foot and PTTD for a year now, and have not had surgery yet. I started with a podiatrist as well, and now see a foot and ankle ortho. I think it is important to see...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-08-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon Surgery

I currently have flat feet, and EVERY problem that comes with it - PTTD, achilles tendonitis, sinus tarsi, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. I haven't had surgery yet....but I have tried the chiropractic...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-04-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By simonfoot
Re: foot pain??

If you have flat feet, then it definitely makes sense to have pain in the arch and inside of the ankle unfortunately. I have been suffering from flat feet for a year...flat feet put pressure on the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-04-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Can height increasing shoe lifts cause foot problems?

I tried that to help with my flat foot, to take some pressure of the posterior tibial tendon. The lift strained my Achilles' tendon pretty badly! I can't say that would happen to anyone else though....
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 04-29-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Is this RLS?

Hello! I have similar problems - TMJ, nerve pain in my leg that is worse at night, and possibly restless leg syndrome. I also take benfotiamine (it is a fat soluble form of vitamin B). You can order...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Burning soles of feet

I am not a doctor - and you may want to see a doctor about any connection between all of those symptoms, but I can comment on the burning feet. I have burning pain at the bottom of my feet. For me,...
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 01-10-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,573
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Trigeminal Neuralgia

I am sorry to hear that you are in pain! I was diagnosed with atypical TN three years ago - I was in so much pain I had to take time off of work. It felt like someone was lighting my face on fire and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-22-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Not sure which direction to take with flatfoot

Thank you for your responses everyone! The issue of whether or not I have to travel for all the post-op check-ups is a serious one that I have to look into, because I will not be able to travel for...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-21-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Not sure which direction to take with flatfoot

Hey! Wow...hope you are recovering well. Yes, I read that Deland is an expert on this procedure. The reason why Ellis has such a long wait is b/c he does take insurance. Maybe I should call and find...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Anyone with PTTD able to avoid surgery??

Hello Severity777! I am sorry - i just noticing that you responded to this thread. The swelling from the chiropractic work JUST went away about a month ago. My foot overall is not doing well though....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-20-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By simonfoot
Not sure which direction to take with flatfoot

I have been struggling with PTTD and Achilles tendonitis for 7 months due to a flat foot. I am at the point where I am thinking I may want to go ahead with surgery. Does anyone have advice for me? My...
Board: Trigeminal Neuralgia 10-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,520
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Anyone have TN and Occipital Neuralgia?

I am not sure what your symptoms are - but I have atypical TN, and before I started medications for it, I had SEVERE pain around and behind my left eye. I also had pain that would shoot up into the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Anyone with PTTD able to avoid surgery??

I actually made significant progress on my pain level until this week.

For awhile - I started stretching my calf three times a day and was making great progress. I was also using a few topicals on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Anyone with PTTD able to avoid surgery??

Thank you for all that information posttibtend! Surgery is a really big decision to make. Thank you for sending me the name of a doctor in NY that specializes in this type of surgery.

I am at a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-22-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By simonfoot
Re: Anyone with PTTD able to avoid surgery??

Thank you for your response! That is what I am worried about...generating more problems while I try to treat the PTTD. I already developed an acute case of patella-femoral in my left knee when I was...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-21-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By simonfoot
Anyone with PTTD able to avoid surgery??

I am only 32 years old and have been living a very active lifestyle until the past 5 months. For the past 5 months I have been suffering from pretty severe pain in my inner ankle (posterior tibial...
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