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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Sometimes Heel Pain is Not Plantar Fasciitis: A Case of Wrong Self Diagnosis

Thank you again for lifting my spirits today. Honestly can’t express in words how much the appointment meant to me. 

AND - I forgot to tell you!  You fixed my mother-in-law’s foot!  Basically she was having heel pain that she had labeled plantar fasciitis. I hadn’t seen her in a while, and wasn’t sure if that was the right dx. So, I sent her one of your plantar fasciitis summary pages from the blog (it has a video of you doing a heel pain exam/eval), and this is what I got back a few days ago:

“Thank you so much for sending me that video.  I watched it and decided I didn't have the typical symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  I pushed at the places he pointed out and the pain was wrong.  I saw my physician today.  She decided that it was not plantar fasciitis but a thickening of the skin on the heel.  In one spot because of a wart and in the other spot probably some foreign object.  She scraped and scraped and miracle of miracles----no more pain.  I can't believe it!  I have been off my feet for almost two months eschewing hiking and walking.  I gained more weight.  I feel like a fool not to have researched it myself or at least made an appointment much earlier.“


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