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Plantar fasciitis and ledderhose
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06/18/2010 21:08
moondanc 
06/18/2010 21:08
moondanc 
Plantar fasciitis and ledderhose

I think I'll post this on the ledderhose forum also but I'm curious if any of you-with Dupuytren's had plantar fasciitis prior to developing Ledderhose?

Thanks,
Moondanc

06/18/2010 21:31
LubaM. 
06/18/2010 21:31
LubaM. 
Re: Plantar fasciitis and ledderhose

Yes, I did for years. I am a long time sufferer of Plantar fasciitis and its one of those disease that comes and goes. Mine is currently in remission. I dealt with it for years, had cortisone injections, did physical therapy, exercises, wore a special night splint, etc..
The only thing that eventually made it go away is "time" and wearing custom orthodics... I usually wear sneakers with my orthodics 90 percent of the time, and in the summer time, sometimes good sandals (like SAS or easy spirit) with very cushioned bottoms.

I developed Ledderhose in the same foot but fortunately the two nodules are in the middle of my high arch, and never bothered me when walking. I did have RT on my foot and it seems to have shrunk the nodules for now.

06/22/2010 18:00
Larry 
06/22/2010 18:00
Larry 
Re: Plantar fasciitis and ledderhose

I can confirm both having Plantar fasciitis as a runner about 15 years ago and now
suffering from Morbus Ledderhose which was successfully treated at the new facility
where Prof Siegenschmiedt works in Hamburg http://www.strahlenzentrum-hamburg.de/

His practical skills and diligence in the examination of my feet ( an my hands) were really
amazing - he does not treat the "dormant disease" and also does not treat the "advanced
disease" - for Ledderhose the determinant factors for Prof. Siegenschmiedt to treat are:
(1) pain symptoms; (2) unpleasant sensations, like numbness, pressure or tension sensation;
(3) increasing size of nodules within 6 months; (4) functional impairment like walking difficulties

In my cas the two large nodules were reduced in size by more than 50%, I lost all symptoms
and my gait was completely normalized. My treament was done on a linear accelarator but not
with the photons ...

I personall feel, that my initial plantar fasciitis had nothing to do with my later Morbus Ledderhose.
Prof Siegenschmiedt made no conclusive statement when I asked him; however he stated that he
was treating patients with the fasciitis using very low doses of radiation like 0,5 given for about
5 - 10 times. That's all what I can contribute to this topic.

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