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couchtater
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   Posted 12/9/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, today I saw the workman's comp preferred doctor today to have my shoulder re-evaluated and to find out why my foot was hurting so much.
The medical complex was huge and composed of three different buildings. I park in front of one and go in. I'm at the wrong building. mad   The nurse said go across the street and go to another building. This one is further away. I go in and no one's at the desk. mad
Finally after standing there for five minutes an janiator asked me if someone was waiting on me. I said no and she went to get someone. That person said I was in the wrong building again! mad mad
At this point it's five minutes until my appointment. I ask her WHICH Building????? mad
She told me to cross a very busy road next to the building and go to this small office building on the other side of the street. At this point my foot is killing me! smhair
 
I get there and the paperwork I filled out this weekend and gave to the school secretary to fax to them had been lost. So I had to sit there for 40 minutes filling it out again! mad
I sat for 30 more minutes waiting to see the doctor.
He set up an MRI of my shoulder, because it's still stiff and pops like popcorn. I have to wait on the approval, before it's done.
He checked my foot and discovered I have Plantar fasciitis. I got some anti-inflamatory cream and he's going to give me some exercises for it. It turns out my aunt suffered from it, too. shocked
Do any of you have it?
Joy

Retired Mom
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   Posted 12/9/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry you had such a rough day.  It seems to have been one for many of us.  I hate those stupid complexes where you have to go from building to building.  It sounds like Savannah to me.....(GA gal).  Anyway, I'm glad you were able to make it in time to see the Dr and didn't get sent away for being in the wrong place.  I've seen it happen.
 
Good luck with the MRI.  If you have a choice, please choose a really good place to have it done.  I've found out the hard way that any MRI, CT, X-ray is only as good as the person reading it.  Of course MRI's are a little different, but the basic stuff still stands and I would want the best equipment, with the best operator and the best person reading it.  I'll save the horror stories about people who can't read diagnostic tests for another time.
 
I hope you feel better soon and get approval quickly for the MRI and whatever else needs to be done.
 
All my best.
Retired Mom

couchtater
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   Posted 12/9/2010 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Retired mom, I'm in the Athens area. There are dozens of these huge complexes in Athens.
I looked up the diagnosis...it's a type of arthritis. Go figure.
I've got arthritis in my back, left knee, and now my foot.
He gave me some type of pain relieving cream called Voltaren Gel. I put it on and felt and odd sensation. I'm fixing to walk on it and see if it really relieves pain. Wish me luck.
Joy

ezrida
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   Posted 12/10/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
There are many things you can do to treat your Plantar fasciitis. I had plantar fasciitis for about a year and I discovered that treatment is individual. Things that work for one will not necessarily work for the other. The good news is that you have many treatments you can try but you must be persistent and patient.
I have followed a good plantar fasciitis treatment review website in:
www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com/How_is_Plantar_Fasciitis_Treated.html
There are many self care treatments ideas in there but I think you should consult a podiatrist before do something.
Take care

Post Edited (ezrida) : 12/10/2010 3:35:53 PM (GMT-7)


antbuggey
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   Posted 12/10/2010 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joy,

Sorry you had a rough time, but hopefully they will get to the bottom of things and start treating a problem not just the symptoms! Wishing you a LPD and speedy healing!

Take care of you!
Beckey
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus

Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

couchtater
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   Posted 12/10/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, ezrida, that was extremely informative! I'm going to go get a night splint to help my healing. I'm already using a great insert the doctor gave me. It's a gummy type of heel cup. It feels bouncy.

Thank you everybody for your thoughts and suggestions.
Joy
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