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Posted by Sandee on September 13, 2000 at 14:53:20:

In Reply to: Re: heel spur surgery posted by Debra on July 23, 2000 at 17:54:36:

Debra, Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I'm assuming you had your surgery by now and am not sure if you will be looking at this but here goes anyway. I don't know the medical name for what I had done. He cut each of my feet the same across my heel, close to my arch, from one side to the other. He removed a small section of the tendon and also removed the spur. Once I was out of bandages, his only request to me was to keep lots of lotion on them. I have the softest feet in the world. ha ha It helped the keep the scarring to a minimum, I think. You can't even see where I had surgery anymore and I'm back into my pretty dress shoes (heels). I have no more heel pain. My ankles still get a little stiff in the mornings but that is because I need to work them more since the inactivity. I am thrilled and I guess, from what I read, that I am one of the few success stories. I love my doctor. He is very good and caring and I would recommend him to anyone in the area. His name is Dr. Graser and he also looks pretty cute in scrubs. ha ha. Hope all goes well for you and others with the problem. I recommend the surgery to anyone who has suffered with this. It's an inconvenience but, gosh, if nothing else has helped, get it over with and get on with life!

: :Sandee, I am wondering which kind of surgery you had. I am scheduled for facia release surgery Aug 11, 00. My doctor said there is 2 different kinds and he prefers the one where he goes into the side of the heel and makes a larger incision but he is able to view the facia better with this surgery, rather than the surgery with the smaller incision. I have done it all and I am ready for the surgery. However haven't heard of many success stories.

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