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Gary Hethcoat replied to Lisa Pitzer's discussion Running with Plantar Fasciitis
"What shoe or orthotic works for you may not work for someone else.  In my case I have flat feet and need very strong arch support.  You won't get that in a standard shoe.  People with foot problems should see a podiatrist before…"
May 30
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Just wanted to post an update.  It's been 8 weeks since I had the PF release procedure.  Just got back from a trip where I did 80 miles of walking in 8 days.  I did have some soreness (in both feet!) which is to be expected for…"
Jan 7
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Thanks Ely! Gary"
Nov 20, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Five days post-op and I walked 5 miles all over Mendocino, CA with my family.  I'm finally starting to feel like this thing is finally over for me.  It's a great feeling! Gary"
Nov 19, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Hi Ely, it would be great to hear more about your procedure and recovery.  Did your doctor use an endoscope?  How long after the procedure were you able to walk in a regular shoe without pain?"
Nov 16, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
Nov 16, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Thanks for asking Ely.  There is more detail in my blog, but in general, fine so far.  I returned to work the day after the procedure and I've been hobbling around in the surgical shoe (not really a boot since there is no upper) on a…"
Nov 16, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Just got back from having the "procedure" done.  They corrected me, it is not surgery :-)  What I had should really just be called a Plantar Fascia Release Procedure.  I posted an update on my blog with the details. …"
Nov 13, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"I'm really glad it worked for you Joan.  I've seen other anecdotal comments where people say it worked for them.  Unfortunately until the science is there to back it up, people like me will remain skeptical.  Unbiased…"
Nov 9, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"I've updated my blog with my thoughts as I prepare for surgery.  I will update it after surgery and during the recovery period.  I wish all the best to those of you suffering with this condition!"
Nov 9, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Also BTW since it was mentioned, this page cites a study that showed low level laser treatments to be ineffective for PF.  All due respect to Joan, I'm glad you found it helpful.  I just don't think it is for me."
Nov 9, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"I guess I don't have the same problem with this.  I don't have pain on the first steps in the morning any more.  I had that in the beginning, but now I only get pain after too much standing/walking/etc.  In fact, my foot…"
Nov 9, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"I tried one but didn't find it very helpful. Gary"
Nov 8, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Lisa Pitzer's discussion Running with Plantar Fasciitis
"I would strongly advise anyone with heel pain to see a Podiatrist and get treated.  PF is very hard to treat successfully, and if you postpone treatment you will increase the chances of the condition becoming chronic.  That's what…"
Nov 7, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"That's great Ely, I'm glad you are doing well.  My daughter is in Podiatry school, and her professors all recommend the guy who is doing my surgery.  He's considered the best in this area (SF Bay Area, CA) for this…"
Nov 7, 2017
Gary Hethcoat replied to Ely Heap's discussion Any tips for before/after my op?
"Yes, I've read many stories of success and failure.  It hasn't been an easy decision, and every case is different.    Thank you Ely and Joan for your thoughts and suggestions.  With all due respect, I think we are more…"
Nov 7, 2017

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