Still in pain after Plantar Fasciitis Surgery............
(Natchez, MS, USA)
I had been experiencing foot problems for years and was diagnosed with plantar fascitis.
I had surgery in September 2009 which gave no relief at all, I also went to physical therapy for 10 weeks after the first surgery.
After an MRI I was told that it had grown back and that keloid scar tissue had also formed and that a repeat surgery was necessary.
In March 2010 I had a repeat surgery and radiology treatments for the scar tissue not to form again.
Well it is the middle of June 2010 and am in more pain that ever. The Dr. said he does not know what to do and is sending me to another Dr. to see if he can do anything.
I am still in severe pain, I am starting to suffer from depression, I am (was)an active person but now I find everything I do I base on how bad my feet are going to hurt, some days I can't even walk without a cane.
If I had to do this all over I would never have had this surgery and just put up with the pain I had.
As you have discovered, Plantar Fasciitis and Tendonitis can be debilitating, and surgery isn't necessarily the answer.
Do this: Read the Process of Inflammation page, and then Ice Dip as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.
Do that for 10 days, maybe increasing the number of dips (the more the merrier), and let me know what happens.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert