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24 Feb 2004

plantarfaciitis 2 feet had physo,antiinflam.needling,2,5years
Pain in feet.Secialist diag.Plantar Ficiitis.Advised:Rest.Anti inflam.,Physio&dry needling,meridian balancing & diet(Currently trying) With no results. It has been over 2.5 years.I am 41 and male. Have had courtizone?? injections. Can it be something else eg arthritis. Please can you suggest a specialist to see. I have seen a recomended person on a few occasions to no avail. I have uric acid.
Thank you and regards
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01 Jan 0001

KB, if the cortisone had no effect, the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis needs to be revised. It might be due to arthritis of the foot bones, but I can’t say for sure without being able to examine you first. The best would be to see an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in feet. If you live in or around Pretoria I can refer you, but otherwise you will have to ask your GP. Good luck.
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