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Hello. This is hopefully to help anyone considering a PF release surgery. Some background... I'm 38 years of age. About 13 years ago I got PF really bad in both heels. This lasted nearly a year and seemed to disappear overnight. I was younger and just kept playing sports through the pain so maybe that was something to do with it. 6 years ago I got my cruciate knee done. About 3 and a half years ago the PF returned. Firstly in my left foot and soon afterwards the right. I work in a pub so it has to be due to the long hours standing. I tried everything you can think of over this time. Spent thousands on different products and treatments like Night splints , various insoles, night socks, big money on different runners, did the stretches , iced water bottle roll, changed my mattress thinking the shape did not help, creams, tablets. Then to the treatments. Three steroid injections, electro shock wave therapy, trigger point massage sessions, kniesology, herbal liquids, even tried marijuana ,which I've never done but I was at such a low ebb I'd try anything. Went to see a healer, joined a gym just for weight training ( which I hate doing) on my calf to strengthen it and much more. Nothing has worked. During this time I was seeing the hospital and they put me on a waiting list for the calf and heel release. I am 4 weeks after my operation and so far things are going great. I'm just annoyed I did not get it sooner. The money I spent on foolish items could have paid to get it done privately. Over three years I've let this ruin my life. The depression from PF is probably the worst. Not being able to play sports or with the kids or even earn money without pain gets to you after time. Now I know its early days but its promising at the minute. I get the other foot done in 3 months time. Mostly the advice I would give anyone is that if you have it over a year and some treatments are not working then consider the operation. Don't waste any more years thinking it will just go. I've read a huge amount on PF from experts all over the world and the main thing I get out of it is that their is no definitive cure. 30+ things that might get rid of it. It is such an elusive cure that if u can solve it your a billionaire ha. Hopefully this helps someone.
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