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Shawna Griffith
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Surgery?
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Has anyone had surgery to release the plantar fascia?  I have been dealing with PF off and on for 3 years and it has reached the point that it now places limitations on my physical abilities.  I am…Continue

Tags: release, fascia, spur, facsciitis, pain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Antosh Feb 21.

 

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Catherine Antosh replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I had surgery for plantar fasciitis and Tarsal tunnel syndrome on my left foot at the end of September 2016 and just had it done on my right foot February 14th. The first time around I ended up with blood clots and I'm dealing with scar tissue.…"
Feb 21
Bernice Hunter replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"Thanks for sharing."
Sep 29, 2016
Mary J. Morrow replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"No...haven't done yet."
Jul 26, 2016
florencejfrazee replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"Try your best to avoid the surgery and try alternative methods"
Jul 20, 2016
john king replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I have known about night splints for years.  If there is something new I would like to hear about it.  If I could just drop about 60 lbs I think my PF would be a lot better.  This is hard since I can hardly walk.  I would need to…"
Jun 18, 2016
Lex replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"Hi there I have had planctar fasciitis for 4-5 years now I have tried exercises, 7 or 8 (i think) injections, shoe insoles and I use crutches as well (not just for that but I couldn't walk without them) and nothing has worked so far I went to…"
Jun 17, 2016
john king replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"When you have one of these awful surgical outcomes you will find that you are really on your own.   What most of us might consider malpractice is just another day at the office for a lot of these foot doctors.   They support…"
Apr 27, 2016
Assata Mcleod replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I had plantar fasciitis since I was a baby wearing insoles in my shoes. And now I am 22 years old with pain in my knees, and back. So I know the feeling of pain while I am out and about with my mom or dad whoever it's doesn't feel as good…"
Oct 18, 2015
Kathy Perconti replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I HAVE FOUND RELEIF WITHOUT SURGERY! After vising my acupuncturist for a routine session, I told her about my foot. She suggested I go back to my chiropractor for an adjustment because its all related. When I told him (Dr. Jeff Failing Rochester,…"
Dec 5, 2010
Shawna Griffith replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I had my surgery on November 8th. I was on crutches for 2 weeks then walking with the CAM boot. On Wednesday, at three weeks and 2 days post, I had the stitches removed and the doctor feels it looks good. I am still in the boot for another week and…"
Dec 2, 2010
Monique replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I had PF Release Surgery 4 weeks ago and I am completely pleased with the results. For over a year I dealt with extreme pain from PF in my right foot. The pain would come and go. I tried physical therapy, icing, stretching, soaking in hot Epsom…"
Dec 2, 2010
Kathy Perconti replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I'm at the same point, only 10 years older and a choreographer. I've been dealing with heel pain for years and wearing orthodics. The latest dr just gave me a cortizone shot and it really didn't work. I haven't tried the night…"
Nov 19, 2010
Kathi birdsall replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I'm 3 months post op. Very happy with the outcome so far. Doc said at 3months I should be 75% healed, 6months 90% and about a year 100% . Both myself and Physical Therapist feel that I'm at 75% or better. My right foot which I was going…"
Nov 17, 2010
Sarah Jean Foley replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I go to the dr on thursday to see what will go on with my heel, I walk alot at my work and I need permanent relief, not costly temporary relief, some say cortizone shots will help, I can't affor the night splint, insurance won't cover it,…"
Oct 25, 2010
Kelly Richardson replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"If you can avoid the surgery, I would. I had a plantar fascia release in April of 2008, and I've had nothing but problems ever since. My arch is flattening out, and I developed a stress fracture due to the loss of my arch. I am in nearly…"
Oct 5, 2010
John Smith replied to Shawna Griffith's discussion Surgery?
"I'm at the same point as you. I'm not sure that I want to be in the low percentage of people that it makes it worse for. I don't know what to do, but I'm so sick of my feet hurting all day. It's almost torture."
Sep 26, 2010

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