Foot / Ankle :: 13 Weeks Post Op Tarsal Tunnel And Plantar Fasciitis
Jun 11, 2013
I feel I have been getting no help from foot doctor. Hopefully someone here can help. I am 13 weeks post op for tarsal tunnel and plantar fasciitis surgery. I have recently thrown my back out because I can not walk right. I am walking on part of my incision. It feels like it is going to rip open, burns and this part looks different from the rest of inclusion. My doctor is giving me ultrasound therapy on incision but it is not working. I asked to go to physical therapy but he does not believe in it. I am at wits end. Hurts foot to walk and walking makes my back feel better. I am not in any form of a cast. I am walking with sneakers that he recommended. No arch support because that is where incision is located. I am getting very depressed with summer here and I can not enjoy it. I do not see the doctor for 2 more weeks. Any advice or suggestions? I keep getting Vicodin for pain but I am afraid of getting addicted. Can not take Advil or anything in that family.
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Is there anyone that would be willing to share their journey post tarsal tunnel release surgery with me. This has been and is so hard. I had the open procedure on the right foot and need it on the left when I heal. I notice no real change in sensation. I know it could take up to a year but I was wondering what different people experienced. The doctor found varicose veins wrapped around all three branches. He said the nerves looked healthy-whatever that is worth. They feel pathetic. He just moved the veins "out of the way" What prevents them from migrating back around the nerve? I don't think deep varicose veins in the feet are something that can be removed. But if I don't feel better soon, I am going to opt for bilateral below the knee amputations. I know the recovery is slow. I have been out of work for over 4 months because I kept injuring my ankles and finally tore the peroneal tendon in the right leg. That was fixed in December. Then I got sciatica and they found 4 herniated discs. Wound up with three epidural injections in the spine. It was only after that resolved that they would even address the tarsal tunnel. I went to 3 different doctors with no diagnosis until I really screwed up my ankle tearing the tendon. What gives with this disorder? I have never come across it. I don't know if I will ever be able to return to work. My whole life is in shambles right now.
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Having had PF for going on 4 years I have been seeing an osteopath for the last 2 months This has helped the PF to a degree however a year ago I felt there was more going on as the joints in my feet were extremely painful and I had to have my medication put up. 600 mg pregabalin as well as tramadol on bad days. I was recently referred to orthopaedic biomechanics who have now diagnosed me with Tarsal Tunnel syndrome and currently awaiting further appointments with biomechanics and physio for acupuncture and laser therapy. Has anyone else been diagnosed with same and what was the outcome?? I am desperate to be pain free and be able to have a life again. I have not worked in nearly a year and getting so frustrated not being able to get about much or get back to work.
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I couldn't take it anymore and finally called for my test results. I don't see the dr until Feb 8th. From my sprain on Oct 30th he says I have instability in my ankle that has not improved with PT and wearing a brace so he ordered the MRI to see what was going on before we schedule surgery. Apparently it didn't show any tears, which I find very hard to believe since he was certain I had at least one if not more in addition to my high ankle sprain. Anyway, maybe he will see something the radiologist didn't.
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Has anyone else has tendinitis and tarsal tunnel? I'm curious on how you were treated. I was on crutches for 2 weeks after the injury, then it wasn't improving so I went to an orthopedic during the 3rd week in which he put me in a brace and sent me for 6 weeks of PT. After my recheck was when he sent me for the MRI and EMG (because of numbness & tingling) and said give it another 4 weeks of healing and prescribed me a dose of steroids. At that point he discussed the possibility of going in to tighten up the ligaments in my ankle because it's so "loose".
I have had ankle problems with pain and instability for about 7 years and have had two surgeries to try to repair my ligaments thinking that instability was my main problem and the cause of my pain. After my first surgery (brostrom)failed to relieve any pain and after about 6 months my instability came back as well I had another surgery (complete lateral ligament reconstruction w/ cadaver tendon) which I am 4 months post op from and am still having extreme pain and even rolled my ankle while wearing a brace.
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The pain I have and have had for about 2 years is an intense burning pain starting from the inside of my arch by my big toe wrapping around my heel behind my ankle bone and sometimes on a bad day the pain extends into the side of my calf. It happens whenever I am active especially when doing anything other than walking. (Speed walking, hopping, one leg balances) I also have nerve pain that locks my whole foot out and sends tingling pain into my big toe when ever tapping on a spot on the outside/ front of my ankle. When I get this pain it is so strong that I can barely stand or walk and takes hours to wear off after activity. Does anyone have any idea what this would be? Has anyone had anything like this? Is this why none of my surgeries have seemed to work because they are correcting the wrong problem?
I just had tarsal tunnel release yesterday and am wondering what others took for pain. My doctor asked me what I generally take and I told him NORCO. I've taken it for years, sparingly, for back pain and am wondering if I've built up a tolerance as it's not working too well right now.
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He was so generous to give my husband his cell number since it's the holidays so we could call him if needed but I don't want to seem like a wimp.
I have addison's disease and pain is not good for me at all.
I had surgery for tarsal tunnel on Tuesday, December 22nd. I've been moving around on crutches, which I find very hard to do. LOL My husband picks at me because he says I am not even coordinated enough to walk on crutches.
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Anyway, ever so often I will remove the aircast just to let my foot "breathe". They have an ace bandage all the way up almost to my knee and some type of bandaging underneath the ace bandage.
On the inside of the aircast is a big bloody spot and there is a bloody spot on the ace bandage. Oh, I'd say about 3 to 4 inches long.
Should I be worried that it is bleeding? Or is this normal?
I had reconstruction of my left foot. I am 7 1/2 weeks Post op. I was in the hospital for 4 days with a nerve block behind my knee and drugs through a pushbutton pump. pain was managed. I was sent home with perks and vicodin.
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For the first week I was told to take the pain meds before I felt the pain which was every 4 hours. After the perks I was able to use vicaden, however I didn't like the vicodin so I went to tramadol. That was only for the first two weeks. My dr does not believe in hard drugs after that. I was in a cast for two week which was the worse for me😔I felt very confined and tight.
Went back to the Dr to only find out an additional 4 more weeks in the cast. Total of 8 weeks, I am now in a boot an able to bear 1/3 of my weight along with PT and exercises at home.Weight bearing is gradual. Takes 3 months for full weight bearing. It is a very long process with lots of patience.
My knee roller is a blessing.Before weight bearing I tried hopping on crutches and fell, please don't try that.
Be honest I haven't felt myself since surgery hope it's part of recovery...I would like to know if you feel not yourself yet after 7 weeks. I am the type of person that loves to run out every chance I get and sometimes I am not up to it because it's tons of work with the boot. I sincerely hope after 3 months I can work by myself. Let me know if anyone feels the same.
I'm looking for any kind of help/relief from tarsal tunnel symptoms and pain. I had a severe sprain (lateral ankle and high ankle) the end of October that has just turned into so many additional problems, one of them now being tarsal tunnel. I've had the EEG to confirm. I've done cortisone, steroids, PT with ultrasound and all kinds of other treatments. I need to have ankle reconstruction done and they are planning on the tarsal tunnel release at the same time. It should have been scheduled and done already, but I managed to herniate L5/S1 so bad that surgery couldn't wait on my back. I'm almost at 3 mos post op for that. With the recovery for that all my ankle problems had subsided because I wasn't working or on my feet much at all.
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Now I'm back to work and living my normal life again - all the pain and swelling is coming back. In the last week, the aching, burning and tingling has kept me up three nights. I try and stay off my feet at work as much as I can (I only work 3 days, 5-6 hrs a day), but by the time I get home my foot hurts so bad I could cry. It's the inside ankle, heal, arch and now even the front of my ankle going up into my shin. I bought some KT tape and plan to take it to PT (for my back) to see if they will show me how to apply it for my ankle.
Any advise or similar symptoms. I have an appointment to follow up this Thursday. I'm hoping for maybe another injection (last one was in January) just to get me through til I get the surgery. I really don't want this during the summer, I'd much rather hold off until early fall.
I have suffered with plantar fasciitis in my right foot for about a year now.
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It originally started after a knee operation and a torn calf muscle after an accident.
The pain in my right foot is so unbearable that I opted for a steroid injection last year. I watched some of the youtube videos to see that some numb the area first then inject.. Not my GP...Straight in with the steroid and it was so painful I kept saying "Oh my god oh my god". Well it didn't work and I know that I will NEVER have another one. The pain is more than before.
My left foot has now got a pain across the top of the foot.inferior extensor retinaculum I think it's called.
Does anyone who has plantar fasciitis get lumps on the muscle on side foot by arch of foot. I have six large ones very painful. Not sure if it to do with plantar fasciitis or torn it when trying to walk around. Need advise as do not want travel up hospital once more when got appointment in few weeks for foot possible surgery too.
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3 months ago I got injuries at work, and at first didn't think it was bad... Fast forward to now. I'm almost 3 weeks post op for the ocd lesion in the round bone on my right ankle. My OS said it was a 12x7 lesion, and he done the debridement and microfracture. I fell on day 4 after surgery and landed on my right foot. I was put in a plaster cast on day 5. I fell again just a few days ago, and landed on recovering foot, since then i have had the a lot more pain, in the exact spot before the surgery and at the surgery site. Could these 2 falls in such a short time messed up the surgery? And what happens if the surgery doesn't work? All I want to do is get better so I can get to work, but I work at a factory and I stand on my feet 8 to 12 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week.
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I had my surgery 7 weeks ago and am finally in a boot and can walk again with the help of 1 crutch. I am driving and going to physical therapy 3x a week. The first 5 weeks were very hard not being able to put any weight on my foot. A knee scooter was a tremendous help. I was not In very much pain and got to go shopping and out to eat. Getting the cast off at 5 weeks was great. Hopefully the rest of my recouperation will be as easy.
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Had PF for a couple of years, recently had severe cramp and decided to come off Simvastatin mg40 two weeks ago.
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Over this period not have cramps gone but the sever pain from PF has decreased to zero no insoles, can walk barefoot.
Have asked my Doc & local pharmacist who both have not heard of statins causing foot problems, suggesting I go back on same tablets after 4wks off
and see if pain returns, if so Doc suggested trying Atorvastatin 10mg
I've had PF for the last three weeks.I went to the physio ten days ago and he said that i could play a football match the day after;if i did all the stretches.I did all the stretches but I felt pain on my heel when I put pressure on it so I decided not to.I have continued to do stretching but it still feel pain.Should I play a match tomorrow , as it is a really important one.
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My foot still hurts when I walk, in a week I'll be 5 months post-op and I was suppose to see my surgeon on Friday but it got rescheduled to October 3rd. I'm trying to phone my surgeon to see if I can get an earlier appointment because October 3rd is really a long time to wait!
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I have suffered from plantar fasciitis for over 20 years. I have had special inserts made, bought and bought inserts, bought and bought shoes, I am now BROKE. I have had so many cortisone shots in both feet I can no longer get them, I have nerve damage in my left foot. Last year I was diagnosed with palmar fibromatosis, and also plantar fibromatosis. I had surgery on my hand, and the knots came back worse, the knots in my feet are getting really bad. I can barely walk. I am on my feet 7 1/2 hours of 8 hours (no breaks except lunch), and I walk and walk, and my feet are killing me. I have cried until I have no tears left. I can not find a doctor willing to do surgery on me. They say they don't want to take the risk. I have even traveled far away for a treatment that I hear works, but that doctor said I had too much scar tissue to do the procedure.
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I am at my wits end, I am in such HORRIBLE shape. I have seriously thought about laying down on the railroad tracks and letting it cut my feet OFF.
I live in Virginia, does anyone know of a doctor that can help me? What should I do?
I am currently 8 weeks post op from a very extensive flat foot reconstructive surgery . I was excited to start partial weight bearing this week starting w 25 percent in a boot.
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My problem is I have sharp pains coming from the bottom of my heel which I am thinking may be from the screws from the calcaneal osteotomy. This is making it very difficult to put any pressure on my foot when weight bearing ?
Has anyone experienced this ? Did it go away on its own? Was there anything that helped this . I am afraid I will not be able to proceed the wt bearing with this continued heel pain.
I had my surgery carpal tunnel syndrome 7 weeks ago on my dominant right hand. My job requires a lot of manual handling with adults with learning difficulties and pushing of heavy wheelchairs therefore I am still off work. I am in constant pain and scar area is solid and tender feels lumpy. I started physio exercises 2 weeks ago and hadn't really done much before that except wiggle fingers as I had not been given any advice at all post op. 2 weeks ago I couldn't even make a fist or reach my thumb to each finger, now I can make a fist and touch all finders and am using it normally but with a lot of pain, more so at night and shooting pains, my grip is extremely poor which worries me after this length of time. I am scheduled to have my left one done in around 6-8 weeks but I am now considering cancelling as I worry constantly that this will not resume to 100% mobility. Has anyone had this problem after this length of time? and did it improve up to 12 weeks post op?
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Okay, here again, asking if anyone who has had heel pain after pttd surgery has had any solutions to heel pain problems. Prior to surgery and the osteotomy, I never had the least issue with my feel. Now it feels like there is a rock under my heel in the middle, and I walk on the outside edge of my foot, with my toes scrunched tightly to the ground. Very unnatural. And the surgeon who did my procedure can't think of any reason why I am having this issue, and recommended that I go for a second opinion with someone else. Sooo...... For those of you who might have had this issue, any solutions? Did it go away by itself in time?
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Awaiting tts surgery. Can anyone tell me how long i will need to take off work . I work 45hrs weekly in retail . So i am on my feet all day
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