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Posted by Lisa on July 24, 2000 at 22:07:49:

In Reply to: Re: heel spur surgery posted by ELAINE on July 14, 2000 at 22:41:05:

: I have been suffering with heel spurs and inflamed fascia for 2 years now. I have had very painful shots that only helped for a short time (about 1 week). My doctor is suggesting corrective surgery or orthotics.I have tried exercise and ice treatments. I am in my early 50's, my brother and a sister also are suffering with the same thing, and it's in their left foot; mine is in both feet but the left one is worse but it was my right foot 1 year ago that was more painful. I over-compensated and I believe this is why my left foot is painful now. Like Lori, I too, would like to hear success story before I have surgery. My brother is scheduled for surgery 7/24.
: Elaine, I have been suffering from heel pain for nearly ten years; left foot worse than the right. After a series of cortisone shots (simply horrendous!) in both heels, I was fitted with orthotics.

They seemed to work well until recently (about three months). Now my right foot is giving me the most trouble. In addition, my knees, hips and back have become painful-it seems I am trying to compensate for the pain which is throwing my gait (and skeleton) off.

I think I am ready for surgery. I am interested in how your brother fared-the length, place of the surgery (was there a hospital stay or did he go home the same day?)etc.

Hope all is well with him.

Thank you.

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