Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis done late last October (09) and surgery again in 3 days

by Michelle

I had surgery for Plantar Fascitis Late last October because of chronic heel pain.

I did all of my stretches and iced my foot several times a day without result before the surgery.

I was on crutches for about two weeks after sugery then walked in the boot. The stitches came out in four weeks and I continued with the boot for a few more weeks.

I rubbed the incision site with Vitamin E oil as directed and it all seemed to heal well. My heel was still sore but did not seem as bad.

In the last 5 weeks the heel pain is back up to almost the level as before surgery and the incision site has formed a big lump that feels like there is something in it with sharp pain that goes around the left side of my foot and up to my ankle and the heel pain being the heel and extending up the back of my heel.

I had been back seeing the doc who prescribed PT and they are doing deep heat sonograms to try to break down scar tissue if that is what is going on. It really feels like something is in my foot.

I hate to have surgery again but what else is there to do. It has also gotten to the point that my whole foot is swollen and even though my toes won't bend all of the way because of the swelling it hurts to bend them.

I know that part of the problem is that I am not walking correctly because I can only walk on my toes but I was just wondering what you thought of all of this.

I am probably 30lbs overweight, eat a variety of foods, am very active with my horses and other animals and am 36 years old.



Joshua Answers:

Hi Michelle.

You didn't leave your email in the notifications section, so I hope you find this.....

What do I think about all this? Well, I'd need more information about what was going on besides surgery.

Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis specifically can be tricky.

Stretches and ice packs are only good if the effectively target the actual problem.

The bump/growth seems to be scar tissue formation. That's one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of foot surgery....when you get cut on, scar tissue forms. So if you're trying to clean up scar tissue with can result in more.

Plus the nervous system does not like injury...

I'm curious what this surgery is theoretically going to do other than cut off that scar tissue growth?

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

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