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podiatrist

Post by trekkin_gecko » Aug 15 2012 1:43 pm

i'm about to solicit medical advice on the internet :o
my heel has been hurting for four weeks now
thinking about seeing a podiatrist
does anyone have a recommendation?
i'm in east phoenix

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Re: podiatrist

Post by DarthStiller » Aug 15 2012 2:31 pm

Does your heel hurt first thing when you get out of bed in the morning for the first few steps? You might have plantar fasciitis. Orthotics would solve that problem, although it takes some time.

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Re: podiatrist

Post by trekkin_gecko » Aug 15 2012 2:36 pm

pretty sure it's not plantar fasciiitis
more toward the achilles than the arch, bottom left

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Re: podiatrist

Post by DarthStiller » Aug 15 2012 2:42 pm

It could still be even with achilles pain. I had some achilles pain from time to time. The tendon gets frayed right where it connects to your heel, so that's why you get heel pain.

The big telltale symptom is if it hurts for your first few steps in the morning when you wake up. If you have that, then its likely PF.

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Re: podiatrist

Post by outdoor_lover » Aug 15 2012 3:15 pm

Jess P. Price, D.P.M.
Podiatric Medicine
7331 E. Osborn Dr. Suite 230
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 292-9604

Have taken my father to see him several times in the last year, including yesterday.... Really like him. He seems to know his stuff, and he really is very easy to talk to and takes the time to talk to you and answer your questions. And, thank god, he has a very good sense of humor and if you are frank with him, he will be frank with you....

He's right across from Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn....so he's close. :)
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Re: podiatrist

Post by Canyonram » Aug 15 2012 5:53 pm

Medscape Reference recently posted a series of descriptive slides to assist in diagnosing 'Overuse Injuries of the Lower Extremities: Keys to Diagnosis' Link would not copy so do a search on title. You may be required to sign-up as a member (no cost). Might help you put a name to your particular injury.

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Re: podiatrist

Post by Trishness » Aug 15 2012 6:11 pm

trekkin gecko wrote:i'm about to solicit medical advice on the internet :o
my heel has been hurting for four weeks now
thinking about seeing a podiatrist
does anyone have a recommendation?
i'm in east phoenix
Kelly, I worked for an orthopedic practice for 9 years and we always referred our foot and ankle patients to East Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists....they have offices in Gilbert, Mesa and Scottsdale. They also have made Phoenix Magazines Top Docs

http://www.evfas.net/

I have ongoing ankle issues and see Dr. Doug Griffin. I would recommend this practice (and that's from personal experience)

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Re: podiatrist

Post by outdoor_lover » Aug 15 2012 6:18 pm

@Trishness
Then we are in agreement, as Dr. Price in Scottsdale is part of that practice.... :)
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Post by Trishness » Aug 15 2012 6:23 pm

Never seen Dr. Price but I adore Dr. Griffin (and he's a hiker too!)
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Re: podiatrist

Post by trekkin_gecko » Aug 15 2012 6:46 pm

thanks for weighing in, y'all
i had a couple of helpful private messages, too
the scottsdale location of EVFAS is nearby, and if one of the podiatrists is a hiker, even better
this injury is really cramping my style
fortunately, it doesn't bother me to bike or climb

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Re: podiatrist

Post by trekkin_gecko » Aug 17 2012 6:58 pm

by the way, the stillernator was right

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Aug 17 2012 7:33 pm

trekkin gecko wrote:by the way, the stillernator was right :?
Never doubt the Stillernator. He knows his aches & pains - and he Stillernate's his way right through them : rambo : :wlift:
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Re: podiatrist

Post by cactuscat » Aug 17 2012 9:19 pm

So, whats the prognosis? (When can you come hike with me?! :) )
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Re: podiatrist

Post by DarthStiller » Aug 17 2012 9:42 pm

Al_HikesAZ wrote:He knows his aches & pains - and he Stillernate's his way right through them
I just keep going like the Terminator (complete with the limp and crazy look on my face), hence the name change.

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