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Does anyone know of a toronto or ontario podiatrist that has experience with this disease???
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09/25/17 22:29
dchandler7 
09/25/17 22:29
dchandler7 
Does anyone know of a toronto or ontario podiatrist that has experience with this disease???

I would be grateful for anybody who knows of a Podistrist that has experience with this disease in toronto or ontario, or even Canada.

05/18/18 03:49
greenlam 
05/18/18 03:49
greenlam 
Re: Does anyone know of a toronto or ontario podiatrist that has experience with this disease???

My chiropodist has only seen 3 cases of LD in his 30+ years of practice. He referred me to the best podiatrists in the GTA and I contacted several of them. The only treatments mentioned were Verapamil and cortisone injections. None of them know about or are willing to do enzyme injections. Collagenase is not approved for feet, only hands, and hyaluronidase is unknown to anyone I contacted.

I have since located a Buffalo podiatrist willing to do hyaluronidase injections, Dr. Breeann Wilson, who has spoken to Eddie Davis about his protocol. I have not decided to do it yet as I am having success with other modalities at the moment, but knowing she is nearby and has the equipment (ultrasound) and willingness to do the treatment is reassuring.

If you learn of any podiatrist in Canada who is knowledgable, I would be surprised but delighted to know about it. For me, the only treatment I am interested in is the Vitrase injections that Eddie Davis in Texas performs as the anecdotal evidence is pretty good.

05/18/18 05:22
Seph 
05/18/18 05:22
Seph 

Re: Does anyone know of a toronto or ontario podiatrist that has experience with this disease???

Guys; Don't forget the "do nothing" option.

Over the past 45 years with LD in both feet I have had periods where it has caused me pain but ignore it and push through does work.

I think that the growth of the lumps causes ligaments etc to be displaced and this causes pain but once this all settles down the pain goes away and you simply end up with another lump.

05/20/18 15:52
greenlam 
05/20/18 15:52
greenlam 
Re: Does anyone know of a toronto or ontario podiatrist that has experience with this disease???

Unfortunately, my lumps always cause me some degree of pain depending on how much they are flared up, just due to the fact that it is like walking on rocks and I have no padding on my feet. I think everyone's experience of this disease is different, so that may not be the case for all. I do non-medical treatments....but have been avoiding medical interventions due to the possibility of it making things worse.

05/21/18 05:12
Seph 
05/21/18 05:12
Seph 

Re: Does anyone know of a toronto or ontario podiatrist that has experience with this disease???

Hi greenlam; I don't want to give you the impression that I haven't had to deal with significant pain from time to time. My experience though is that by pushing through and not protecting my feet the pain does go away.

I have had surgery once and the lump returned in the same spot but twice the size. In my twenties the lumps in the arches of my feet would rub on the on my shoes and I would get blisters but after a time the skin became leathery and the blisters stopped.

In recent years I have had new lumps form forward of the arches. I enclose an image of my most recent troublesome problem (Apologies for the gross image of an old foot). For several months this caused significant pain due, I think, to pressure on surrounding bones. I was contemplating intervention when the pain started getting less. Now, once again, I have lumpy feet but no pain.

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