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Nutrition and plantar fasciitis

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by admin, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


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    Just came across this review in Alternative Medicine Review on plantar fasciitis:
    http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/10/2/83.pdf (PDF file, so slow loading for those on dial up connections).
    Not a bad review ....
     
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

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    My memory is failing and it is early in the morning but I recall many years ago having a conversation with Jim Pickard (University of Huddersfield) on the topic of nutrition and PF. I am sure his supervisor advised cod liver oil supplements to patients with recalcitrant heel pain. If anyone is in contact with Jim maybe they might like to ask him.

    At the time I had a chap referred to me with the problem and his pod was seeking alternative treatment to surgery. The guy was a vetenary surgeon and we spent some time gathering data on treatments and their outcomes ( a wee bit before Cochrane Library). He tried the dietry supplements and I never heard from him again. Not sure I should take that as a successful completion, but there you go.

    In our counselling sessions I did make the mistake of showing him a surgical procedure on video. The application of anaesthesia was brutal and worthy of a Sam Peckapah movie. In the darkened room yo my shame I was so busy talking through the procedure I failed to notice my patient had fainted.

    Makes you wonder what vetenary surgeons do ?

    Cameron
    Hey, what do I know? (obviously very little in patient care, in this case)
     
  3. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Just came across this site: http:// www .bonespur.com/ - they think the spur is calcium leaking out of the bone and the solution is nutritional.

    Someone needs to show them this thread: Is a calcaneal spur in the plantar fascia? and maybe they will understand that heel spurs aren't really a problem.

    As for all the testimonials:
    1. I don't beleive them
    2. The natural history of plantar fasciitis is to get better (just look at all the control groups in all the plantar fasciitis RCT's)
     
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