Plantar Surgery, now pain in heel, doctor says I'm exaggerating
I have been seeing a podiatrist over the last 2 1/2 years for the extreme pain I have had in my feet.
I have a job that requires me to be on my feet 12-15 hours a day. I had surgery on it about 3 months ago and yes it has relieved the pain in the entire foot, however now all of my pain is in my heel and I have a noticeable limp due to it.
I have been in a cam walker for 6 months and it doesn't seem to be helping. My doctor seems to think that I am over exaggerating which is very frustrating.
I hurt everyday and very discouraged to think that I am going to have to live with this for the rest of my life.
I have been on all types of steroids, low grade pain killers, cortisone shots, anti inflamitories and splints. Overall I am not satisfied with the results of the surgery. I'm not saying I wouldn't recommend it to someone else I'm just saying it hasn't worked for me.
I don't know what my next step is going to be but I know something has to be done.
Thanks for sharing SCP. I appreciate that.
The bad news is, you've been told to try a lot of things that really,
in my experience with a lot of people at least, just don't work.
They all target the symptoms, instead of targeting making your feet strong and healthy and more able to withstand all the hours on them.
And doesn't it suck when what the doctor thinks it's serious, gives you a bunch of treatment, and then when that doesn't work, s/he then shifts to 'it's all in your head' ?!?
I have some suggestions for you, of course.
If so, I'll ask you a bunch of questions to get a more exact picture of your situation, and then give suggestions from there.----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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