I had endoscopic bi lateral plantar fasciitis surgery, Nightmare!
I had problems with Plantar fasciitis for about 6 months. I went to the podiatrist. I had steroid shots to both feet, so very painful. That helped for about a month. Went back had a shot in just one foot. This time the shot did not help.
Went back had professional orthotics made, they were hard and hurt and rubbed blisters on my feet. did stretching, Took pain meds, ending up with bi lateral plantar surgery. Two weeks after the surgery my feet started hurting and swelling.
I called the clinic to tell my Doctor my feet were hurting and swelling. I called several times and finally I got to talk to her after 2 days. she was very cold to me and you could tell she did not want to see me. She looked at my feet and said, "Well this doesn't look like a foot problem to me I think you should go see your regular physician"
I know my jaw felt like it hit the floor. I was stunned to say the least. All I could say in my dumb state was what are we going to do about this swelling. She said I am going to get you some compression stockings she left the room and her nurse came back with the compression stockings.
I looked at the nurse still more shocked and said I wasn't through talking to the doctor, I said I want to go to physical therapy because something is not right. She said oh oh ok, she left the room, came back and said the doctor said if you are still having trouble to call in a week.
Needless to say I never saw her again I hobbled out to my jeep and sat there and just cryed thinking omg she has messed my feet up omg she was so nice to me before surgery what is going on.
I got my self together and drove home praying seeking answers to what am I going to do. I called my regular doctor to tell her what had happened she got me into another foot doctor and they said right away "It is never a good thing to do surgery on both feet, Never!"
I ended up having cuboid syndrome the bones were getting out of alignment. too much ligament was cut, caused unstable feet. My arch now sits on the floor when I stand.I have been to several doctors no one can help and I have been dumped in pain management.
I am telling my story and I am begging you do not have surgery because plantar fasciitis is nothing to compare to failed surgery. I am living it everyday.
Cutting major ligaments in your feet is not the way to go, but if you have to have surgery ONLY ONE FOOT AT A TIME. My Doctor was so nice to me before the surgery and when I got into trouble with my feet, She acted as if she hardly knew me.
My hope is in God alone now.
I'm so sorry to hear about all that.
The more I hear stories like this, the bigger fan I'm becoming for suing the surgeon for malpractice.
It's unfortunately all too common for doctors to shun their patients when surgery doesn't work, and even more so when surgery causes more problems than there were before surgery. It somehow becomes your fault that the surgery failed.
And if your entire arch structure is flat on the floor now....that's not the best news in the world.
If surgery destroyed the structural components of your foot so much that you basically have no structural support, then you are in a physical state where there's no 'recovery', or at least, no return to how it was.
So now we're in a situation where we need to lower your pain levels. And that should be doable. The question is, how much can we lower the pain levels.
Pain killers etc may be fine to get you through the day, but a lifetime of pain medication isn't your goal, I'm thinking.
So first we just need to lower pain levels. Then we need to make the whole ecology of the foot and lower leg more healthy. As healthy as we can get them in a context of severed structural components and (probably) factors that increase pain when you walk around.
We'll either need to, with some consistency, do self care to counter the ongoing added negative factors from walking around on your current foot structures, or we'll be able to get it healthy enough it won't be -that- big of a deal.
Only time and effort will tell.
So I'm all for leaving it to God, and I suspect that god wants you to do some effective self care.
1. Understand the Process of Inflammation
2. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation
3. Learn about Magnesium For Tendonitis
and start supplementing.
Just those two will make a big difference, if done adequately/enough.
I also highly suggest my 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works'
DVD and the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it. You need a plan of attack and some support implementing it.
Also, give me an update on what's been happening since you submitted this.----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com