Four Days Since Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

by Dale
(Martin, GA)

About four years ago my foot became very tender and stiff in the right arch and heel. It burned and ached at the end of the day, and would have sharp pains where X-rays showed a bone spur.

Over the four years I have seen 3 different doctors, 2 different physical therapist, have worn both over the counter and custom made orthotics and have done every known stretch for this problem.

I also took several rounds of steroids, had physical and massage therapy and have worn a night splint for many months. After doing all this, I had an MRI of my foot that indicated tears throughout the fascia. At that point my ortho doctor recommended surgery.

I had surgery last Tuesday and right now my foot is wrapped in a large bandage. The surgery was traditional with larger incision
rather than orthoscopic type with quicker recovery.

It was done this way because I was concerned about the increased risk of nerve damage with orthoscopic. The fact that it takes longer to recover doesn't bother me very much as I work at home.

The pain is not terrible: I take hydrocodone once before bed to help sleep. I am using a knee rider which I recommend to anyone having foot surgery.

I can get around anywhere in my home with little effort. I also recommend a toilet extension, which has been a big help.

The doctor has said no weight on the foot for thirty days. I go back on Dec 1, to hopefully remove stitches. Also, he found a nerve in my foot was not where it would normally be and was being pinched. He moved it away from the bone so that should relieve the burning and other symptoms of nerve involvement I had prior to surgery.

I hope this information helps.


Joshua Answers:

Thanks for sharing your experience Dale.

Keep us updated!

I'm really curious what happens with your symptoms etc after moving the nerve away from the bone.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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