Two Weeks After Planter Fasciitis Surgery Both Feet

by Sharon
(TN )

After struggling with Planter Fasciitis for a couple of years and enduring the "normal" treatments i.e. shots, physical therapy, rest, my problem worsened.

I had avoided surgery even though that was my doctor's recommendation.

Finally I realized I could not take the pain anymore. My quality of life had diminished to the point to where I "saved" my feet for work.

Basically I did nothing outside of work. I was unable to perform the daily chores of life such as house work, grocery shopping, cooking.

So December 27, 2010 I under went surgery on both feet. I must say my doctor was not thrilled with my desire to do both feet at the same time; however, I can be very persuasive.

Now two weeks later I am thrilled. I will not lie the first week was very challenging. The pain was a little more than I bargained for and bathroom trips were not easy. Yes I walked moments after surgery. Of course the first week was restricted to bathroom trips only and quite frankly that is all I could manage.

The second week I was permitted to be on my feet for twenty minutes at a time with ten minute breaks. Of course I could not manage twenty minutes at first but now I can.

Bottom line is two weeks after surgery I have less pain than I have for the past year. It is wonderful. I am looking forward to building up to be on my feet more and more.

My decision to do both feet was logical in my mind. I would cut recovery in half and pay for one procedure rather than two. Even though that first week was rough in hindsight I would still have had both done.

My doctor has been tops and I think that is important with any medical issue find the right person. I just wanted to share a positive experience; often people are quick to complain but when things go well we keep that to ourselves.

I hope this helps others with decision making.

Have a great one!


Joshua Answers:

Hi Sharon.

And I agree, we're quick to share the bad, slow to share the good. Thanks for sharing.

Plantar Fasciitis can be mild or severe, and surgery tends to be the option of 'last resort'.

Keep us updated on how things progress!

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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