Plantar Fasciitis Surgery date 09/30/2009 story

by Justine
(Mpls MN)

This all started back in 2002 and I have gone thru 4 drs and 3 sets of inserts. 3 cortisone shots and stretching exercises and in constant pain so surgery was evident.

I got the the hospital at 7 am and was out by noon. I was asleep but awake I guess and don't remember a thing!

I woke up with an air cast on my foot, ankle and calf.

I was then told by the dr to keep my after care appt two days later.

I live on the 3rd floor apt complex no elevator I skooted up steps was told no pressure at all can be applied and I weigh at 306 lbs was given crutches can be used for short trip to the bathroom here it is 6 days later was told on my dr appt no pressure for 3 weeks then maybe some depending on healing process also was told when he changed my dressing to make sure i keep foot at a 90 degree angle which isnt always easy to do even in the cast bc heal slides but I do my best.

Ive left apt only twice and plan on leaving on the 9th for another dr appt.

Pain is present only if I don't take my drug for pain. Darvacet was prescribed. My husband taking care of all my basic needs. I pee next to the bed in a dish pan! LOL...

I do take my daily bowel movement in the bathroom though. I sure hope this is worth it because I'm already crazy staying in bed and elevating my foot all the time.


Joshua Answers:

Justine, I sure hope it's worth it too!

It sounds like you have significant pain, before and after the surgery.

Plantar Fasciitis Tendonitis, depending on what exactly is going on, can be BAD NEWS.

You may want to get a 5 gallon bucket, fill it full of frozen water bottles and water, and ice dip your foot as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

The more dips, the better.

Thanks for sharing your Plantar Fasciitis Surgery story, and please keep us updated!

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Mar 04, 2010
i'm better now
by: Justine



Joshua Comments:


Mar 02, 2010
plantar fasciitis
by: chad Self

I have had plantar fasciitis for a little over 2 years now. I got it from running.

I have spent so much time and money trying to get rid of this horrible pain. I have tried orthodics, tp massage footballer and roller.

Neuromuscular massage twice a month, rolling out on a golf ball for my foot and placing a golf ball on a yoga block and rolling out my calves every morning when I wake and before bed.

Lots of icing 2 to 4 times a day depending on pain.
Topaz surgery, PRP surgery (platelet rich plasma). stretching religiously, sleeping with boots to help with my dorsi flextion. going to physical therapy. I have been to a neurologist, orthopidic, chiopractor, pediotrist, sports medicine doctor. Have not tried cortizone because from what I hear sounds like a band aid.

Anyways, I am so sick of this!! I used to do lots of triathlons and got this injury training for ironman corda lane. Is there any recommendations? I really really really don't want to do the pf release surgery but I feel I may have no other choice.



Joshua Comments:

Hi Chad.

Copy all the text of what you originally said, go to the Ask The Tendonitis Expert page and paste it there so you'll have your own thread. Make sure to leave your name and email address on the 'notification' section after you hit 'submit'.

I have more questions for you, and your scenario needs it's own thread.

And as I'll say there, I don't think surgery is going to help you. What -exactly- would they cut on?

Oct 08, 2009
oh yes icing is a good thing
by: Justine

My husbands ices it twice a day also but I cant get it wet so the dipping thingy isnt for me I shiver at the thought of that!

He told me the healing process is just as important as the surgery itself so I doing exactly what he says. The pain Im sure is just stitches healing the small ping ting feeling.

I hate being immobile.

Oct 07, 2009
by: Anonymous

Hi Justine!

I too had the surgery last month after years of suffering. I feel your pain. :)

For me, it has been helpful to ask all kinds of questions and check out the internet while you're stuck sitting around. Ice it and stay off your foot! (I even had carpet burns on my knee)

Hopefully it'll work out for you!!

For me it's ok so far and it's been 2 months.

I'll be thinking about you, and hope to see an update from you!

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