Pain after Topaz procedure, then 6 weeks later release of the plantar fascia
My foot pain started over a year ago. I saw my podiatrist and started anti-inflamatories, and went through 4 rounds of injections.
Finally, I couldn't take the pain any longer. I had the Topaz done in February of this year. I was off work for 6 weeks. Went back to the dr and still was in great pain. She said, ok lets do the release then since your not any better. I agreed to it. I had the release done in April, 6 weeks after the topaz, and it has been about 9 weeks post op, ive gone back to work (standing all day for 10 hours in a factory) and I am in so much pain I can hardly stand it. I had to go back to work, although it would have been nice to be off indefinitely, bills had to be paid. I am taking Loritab which I guess is like Vicodin, Feldine, and some kind of anti inflammatory gel that I rub on my feet several times a day.
My feet stay swollen, even after I wake up in the morning. I wear a night splint, no relief.
I'm starting to get really depressed because of the pain. I will be standing at my station at work with tears rolling down my face because of the pain. I don't know whether I should see another dr or what i should do.
I don't like being pumped full of drugs on a daily basis. When I get home I eat and go straight to my bed because of the pain im in.
Its not a very good life. Please help.
That sounds like a horrible life indeed.
You could go see another doctor, but I'd be safe betting any amount that they don't have anything to offer you other than what you've already experienced. Surgery is their big finale. Once you've gone that route, they got nothing.
And, chances are your Plantar Fasciitis Surgery (plural) never had a chance of helping because it didn't target your real issue. Long explanation there that I won't get into here, but is basically described on the Pain Causing Dynamic page.
Plantar Fasciitis is rarely a caused by issues in the foot itself. That's just where the pain ends up, and for some reason doctors don't look for the cause of the problem, they only focus on the symptoms. "You're foot hurts, so obviously your foot is the problem. End of discussion!"
But Tendonitis doesn't work that way, not even a little bit.
So, what are your options?
1. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation. Your Process of Inflammation is a MAJOR source of your pain right now.
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You will learn everything you need to know to lower your pain levels and help rehab your body and lower leg. This includes nutrition factors that can be causing your pain, where to focus to find the cause of the problem, and how to make it all better. This includes post surgery healing, because you've definitely been INJURED by the surgeries.
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I'm a highly effective medical massage therapist, but the ARPwave system can do more in 20 minutes than I can do in 20 sessions, and can touch things I can't touch, like ACL tear, Achilles tendon rupture, bulging and ruptured disc, etc.
You had a 'release', so you have connective tissue injury. And you have a problem that CAUSED all the pain in the foot in the first place. Surgery didn't target the cause of your pain.
Essentially, your muscles aren't firing correctly (like there's a short in the system) so they can't absorb load like they're supposed to, and it all goes downhill from there, as you've experienced.Imagine being FULLY recovered in 6-8 weeks.
I can't express in words what you should think about this. The best way to learn about it is to have ARPwave, at no cost or risk to yourself, send you a unit and do a free evaluation and treatment(with a therapist over webcam).
It's very predictable that you will feel some very unexpected and surprisingly beneficial results in your feet/legs.The ARPwave System
page will give you more description and tell you how to follow up on this (basically, I'll put you in touch with the right guy and he'll take it from there and get you all set up.
If you just had foot pain, or hadn't had surgery yet, I'd point you to my DVD and companion ebook.
But you're basically in emergency pain with significant dysfunction and no end in sight.
You'll just have to trust me on this one: Give the free in home session a try.
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