I had endoscopic bi lateral plantar fasciitis surgery, Nightmare!

by Geraldean
(Ruston, La)

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.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Geraldean.

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.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

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Jul 15, 2016
by: Donna

I had my right foot done. I ended up fracturing my cuboid bone. I was in severe pain.

I hesitated to get left foot done but doc wanted me to go along with his plans so I got left foot done what a mistake. Cuboid fractured. I am in more pain than ever. Wish I never had it done.

I cry cause of the pain. Doc also wants to do tarsal tunnel surgery on both ankles. I'm starting to think he's out for the money.

I feel so screwed.the surgery didn't help.

Don't have this done.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Donna.

Ouch! Sorry to hear that.

A Cuboid Fracture is no fun.

So....you got the right side done because of a cuboid fracture? Or the fracture happened afterwards?

Either way, why did you get surgery on the left foot? Plantar fasciitis symptoms?

How did the cuboid on the left get fractured?

May 26, 2014
Plantar Fasciitis surgery nightmare, bone spur wasn't removed
by: Anonymous

I had plantar fasciitis surgery 5/12 and it's been down hill since.

I have been suffering for about 2 years with heel pain. From the moment i woke up from pf surgery I have been in pain. I did what was told of me to do.

I kept telling the dr that my heel hurts 100% more than before surgery. Finally 4 months after surgery he sent me for an MRI. My dr told me that the mri was normal and did not show any stress fracture and the report says I have pf.

Fast forward to October and the second opinion dr who was surprised to see I was still using a scooter as it was too painful to walk. I gave him all of my test which included before and after xrays, and the MRI.

To my surprise the new dr was baffled by the MRI and asked me if the dr went over the MRI with me. I told him the dr pulled up the MRI and clicked through images. The new dr said the spur was never removed and i have a fracture or bruise to the calcanius. But to be sure he wanted me to get a bone scan done.

Scan completed and my whole heel bone was black. I am now scheduled for repeated pf surgery with a biopsy of the bone.


Joshua Comments:

Sorry to hear that anonymous.

At best, a surgery is only as good as the surgeon.

Keep us updated.

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