PF Release on 4/13/11.......not doing so well
I had PF release surgery on 4/13 after struggling for years in pain. Tried all of the typical treatments to no avail.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery went well, doctor was very pleased. Everything was going great......2 1/2 weeks bed rest, moved to black walking boot...getting around great with no pain.....went for follow up appointment. Things looked great so I was instructed to start alternating sneaker and boot and gradually increasing time in sneaker.
First three steps and POP. I felt a tear up the inside of my calf. Went to doc and to ER to check for blood clot, all negative. She decided I had about a five inch micro tear in my calf. Instructed to go back to bed, and RICE for a few days......
It's been three weeks....I can be on my feet about an hour total each day, but must stop and rest and ice or my ankle swells to a softball. Most of swelling is from ankle to ankle along the back of my foot.
I'm wondering if my achilles is torn? or my peroneal tendon problems? I had a really high arch. The surgeon said that my calf and achilles were both tight, but not tight enough to warrant release.
Sigh. Thoughts anyone?
Ouch! Sorry to hear that.
Your story illustrates why I'm not a fan of surgery for Tendonitis
issues like Plantar Fasciitis
Doctors seem to think that if something is tight, it must be 'released'.
They don't know that with very little effort and NO invasive surgery, a muscle can be relaxed, which lengthens the whole structure.Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
looks at a 'tight' tendon (like your Achilles structure) and 'releases' it....by cutting it and injuring it.
Which is bad enough, but the reasons it was tight in the first place are still there. And getting worse.
So you felt better after surgery becuase the nervous system wasn't getting the same pain signals as it was before. When things are tight there's a constant TOO TIGHT signal being sent to the brain.
You got foot surgery, and because there was now more length that signal wasn't being sent.
But then you started walking on the foot again, and the nervous system went WHOA WTF?!?
It clamped down, overreacted with increased tightness.
Now, in many cases I suggest you get and work with my 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works'
This would help you out A LOT. But if
you really have a 5 inch tear (that's huge, btw), you're in for a long recovery. Totally doable, but not fast by any means.
My stuff is good, don't get me wrong. But different scenario's have different....realities, for lack of a better word.
Here's my suggestion for you.
Do you want a 6-8 week full recovery?
Then check out this page on The ARPwave System
It sounds too good to be true, but you just have to go with me on this.
Take advantage of their offer to send you the device and do one free, risk-free in-home evaluation and treatment with a therapist over webcam. The vast majority of people, in that first session, experience unexpected and unbelievable reductions in pain.
I am 100% certain that working with the ARPwave system can do what plantar fasciits release surgery never had a chance of doing...fixing the CAUSE of the problem.
It will help your body heal the tear too, but more importantly it, fixes the source of all your pain and problem.
From my professional experience, injury scenarios like yours have no fast fix, and no 100% cure. My stuff is good, but takes time and work, and can't make as fast and drastic a change as The ARPwave System
It'll cost you approx $3,300, but in my opinion, regardless of the cost, not being able to really walk for 6-12 months and being in some level of constant pain is far more costly than that.
And like I said, the free trial will be more convincing than my words can ever be. Surprisingly so.
Let me know if you have any questions, etc. ----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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