View Full Version : Pes cavus and scoliosis

04-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Hey everyone I'm just wondering about something does anyone also have pes cavus along with there scoliosis.My foot is hurting pretty bad right now. I'm just waiting for my appt with my foot surgeon. But here what he said 3.5 years ago. The thing is my foot doctor said 3.5 years ago said that I might need surgery but try pt and bracing first but my insurance payed for a couple sessions of pt and denied the bracing: so surgery might be Likely

04-15-2014, 08:58 PM

I hope your foot pain isn’t too bad.....

I would think carefully before having any foot surgeries as the foot is complicated.

Tamena works for a podiatrist, perhaps she will post on this topic.


04-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Thanks ed but my foot hurts really bad it even hard to walk that how bad it is and
Ed I'm well aware of that but my foot surgeon said that we going to try pt and bracing first but that was 3.5 years ago and he also said I might need surgery down the road but that was also said 3.5 on the same day

04-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Hi Kara,

Sorry to hear about your foot pain…I have severe foot pain from plantar fasciitis and it is just awful. I understand how you feel when your foot hurts so badly you can hardly walk.

I hope you will be able to try bracing if the surgeon thinks it might help. Please let us know how your appointment goes.

Take care,

04-16-2014, 05:17 PM
The thing is my foot doctor said 3.5 years ago said that I might need surgery but try pt and bracing first but my insurance payed for a couple sessions of pt and denied the bracing. So I might need surgery this year

04-16-2014, 06:03 PM
dear Kara
i am so sorry you are in so much pain...
i looked it up online, as i was not familiar with the term
you used...it means a very high arch that will not flatten
with weight on it, yes...??
you have it in one foot, not both feet...?

i understand what you wrote about PT and bracing...
but i am wondering if you have consulted with more than one
foot surgeon...
i am asking because the internet mentions that more than one operation is often needed to fix the problem...
that is what i am concerned about...
perhaps consulting with a few different foot surgeons might
help you see if one operation is expected to be enough to
correct the problem....?

i wish there was another way to deal with it that did not involve
hope the pain eases off and that you get some relief.
hugs from jess and Sparky

04-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Jess that is correct only my right foot is affected but I also have hindfoot varus deformities. I already meet this surgeon I feel comfortable with him

04-20-2014, 05:25 AM
he Kara
i am glad you have found a surgeon that you feel comfortable
i hope when you see the doctor again, you will be able to
find out what to expect, what the surgery is like...

wishing you better days of less pain.
jess...and Sparky

04-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Thanks jess

04-22-2014, 03:31 PM
14 days until is see my foot doctor to see if I need foot surgery

04-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Ok there only 8 days until I go to uc davis for my foot. My foot is hurting right now

04-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Ok there only 8 days until I go to uc davis for my foot. My foot is hurting right now

Good luck ..Hope you get some relief

04-28-2014, 09:31 PM
Thanks Melissa

04-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Ok there only one week until my foot appt my foot hurt really bad now the heel keeps going tingley and needles

04-30-2014, 10:43 PM
6 days until my foot appointment

04-30-2014, 10:52 PM
I am sorry for your pain. Hope you get some relief

04-30-2014, 11:49 PM
thank you Melissa

05-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Hi Kara,

Sorry that your foot is hurting you so much. Your appointment will be here soon. I hope your foot feels a little better today.

05-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Can you walk on it?

05-01-2014, 01:18 PM
Gayle it don't feel better at all
Melissa yes I can walk on it I prefer not to

05-01-2014, 07:23 PM
I know how you feel. My right foot is in a great amount of pain and I have not found any doctor that can help

05-02-2014, 01:16 AM
I'm sorry melissa

05-02-2014, 11:54 AM
thanks. hope you feel better soon

05-02-2014, 02:37 PM
not every medical problem can be fixed by a doctor...
and sad to say, sometimes doctors can make a problem
i had surgery on my toes...it did not help and in some ways
made it worse....there is another kind of surgery that should
have been done...i met one woman from CA who had the
correct surgery for same problem and she was doing fine...
different surgeon...different method...

but sometimes, there are medical problems that no surgery will
fix....and a procedure might add more pain to the original problem.

Kara...i really hope the doctor can help you and give you relief from
the pain...i know how awful painful feet can feel...

jess...and Sparky

05-03-2014, 02:31 PM
I'm well aware of that jess

05-03-2014, 08:57 PM
well, i hope whatever is causing you pain is fix-able
by a doctor...i hope they can find something that gets
rid of the pain for you...
so much of life requires walking, moving....we have enough
trouble with painful spines without adding painful feet to
the mix...

wishing you only the best...
jess...and Sparky

loves to skate
05-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Hi Kara,
So sorry to hear about your foot pain. Is there a shoe insert that would support your foot so that you wouldn't have pain anymore? I have a metatarsal problem that causes the metatarsals to rub together because of flat feet and it causes extreme pain. He sent me to a brace Doctor and he diagnosed the problem and had a insole made specifically for my foot. I wear it almost always and the pain has gone away. Good luck in finding an easy solution.

05-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Sally when I was younger I had a shoe insole but I don't now where it went

05-06-2014, 07:24 PM
So ok I had a appt with my foot doctor
My whole right foot is deformored and now on top of that I have a stess fracture.
I have to wear this air cast

05-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Kara, i am so very sorry to read that you have to be in a foot cast...i am not sure what an "air cast" is, but it does not sound pleasant....

did the doctor say whether the cast will be enough to help your foot or if you will need surgery on it in the near future...?

wishing you healing and better days ahead...
jess...and Sparky

05-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Kara do you know how you fractured your foot??? That's why it hurt so hurt I bet!!

I hope being immobilized in the cast with cut the pain.

05-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Jess no he didn't we are going to try pt and bracing again
I was in a program that I had to stand for 5-5.5 hours

05-07-2014, 01:43 PM
wow....i could not stand that long...
must have been very difficult...

hope the bracing and pt do the job...

feel better....
hugs from jess and Sparky

05-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Thanks jess

05-08-2014, 03:38 PM
Hi Kara,

I am really sorry to hear the latest news about your foot. I hope the air cast is providing a little relief. Do you still have to stand 5 hours per day?

I hope your insurance is going to cooperate this time with the bracing and PT.

Hang in there, and please let us know how you are doing. I know foot problems are terrible.

05-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Gayle the cast is providing some relief. I don't have to stand for five to 5.5 hours pre day anymore

05-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Hey everyone quick update on my foot. So ok I had a appt with my foot doctor almost 3 weeks ago. We got there about 11:30 or 12:00 we had popcorn for a snack. We checked in at the desk. I had X-rays done. We then went to the nurses station we then followed her to a room. Then after a while a orthopedic resident came in his name is dr Sheridan. He was nice. He was helping dr Giza. B His reaction to my X-rays was price list it was funny.
He examined me by having me walk, sit and lay down. Then he when to get dr Giza. Then someone knocked on the Door it was Dr Giza and dr Sheridan. Dr Giza asked how I was doing. I said ok. He that good. Dr Giza looked at my X-rays and said that I have a broken foot. He said it could been prevented by the orthotics.
I have to wear this air cast until I go back on June 26th
I have a orthotics appt on June 6th

05-22-2014, 10:18 PM
I am so sorry to hear of your trouble


05-27-2014, 01:16 AM
It ok Melissa

06-13-2014, 08:31 PM
I had my orthotics appt today now it the waiting until I get them.
My appt with my foot surgeon is in 11 days

06-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Ok this flipping sucks my foot is hurting again grr

06-17-2014, 08:17 PM
Kara, I'm sorry to hear that. Can you take over the counter pain killer?

06-17-2014, 09:54 PM
Yes I'm Sharon I'm mainy taking Tylenol