2 1/2 weeks after plantar fasciitis surgery and still hurts to walk any distance.

by matthew smith
(yorba linda, ca)

I have had planter fasciitis for about two years. The doc started with mild treatments and eventually progressed to surgery. The doc recommended it partially because I refuse to quit karate with my son. I was getting better daily until after two weeks I went to a baseball game without using a crutch.

While walking out of the stadium my foot really started to hurt even though is was in a soft cast. Now I use a cane to go everywhere.

Am I going to get better and be able to continue karate.

If so when?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Matthew.

Good questions. I wish I had easy answers for you.

The Plantar Fascia is the (under) support structure of the arch of the foot.

You were on your feet a lot and your doctor thought it was a good idea to cut that structure apart to some degree.

Unfortunately, that makes your structure weaker. It (can and does) also set you up for rips and tears to that structure where tissue was cut and/or severed.

For the life of me I can't figure out why doctor's think that cutting the support structures of a bridge is a good idea. But that's just my professional bias.

So, what kind of foot surgery did you have? What did they do, exactly?

What self care have you done, other than trying to stay off your feet.

(Also keep in mind, surgery CREATES a wound. 2.5 weeks for wound healing isn't that long of a time.....)

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Sep 09, 2018
After surgery and boot heel is tender and sore.
by: Joan

I have had pain in my heel several years ago and saw a podiatrist, he inject my heel oh my gosh was that ever painful. Recently it came back for eight months I was dealing with the pain and did not want to go back to the podiatrist!

So I called my doc that did my knee replacement. After telling him how long I had the pain he suggested surgery-Yes if that will take it away was my answer.

I was given the % rate of success which was 98. I was game for this. I lived in my boot for two weeks, had my staples removed. My pain after surgery immediately went away.

Now that I am back on my feet my heel is tender and sore. I am praying that it will go away. I don't want to be that 2% that it doesn't work for.

Any hope??


Joshua Comments:

Hi Joan.

There's other things I could say about all that, but I go with yes, there's always room for hope.

Minimally I'd ice dip a lot, and go easy on the feet for a while. Broader than that I'd do various other self care to improve the ecology of your lower leg and foot, but depending on you and your particular scenario, recovery is certainly a possibility.

Aug 28, 2012
pain after planter fasciitis
by: Anonymous

3 month ago i had surgery on my right foot. the pain has gotten worse. now both of my feet are screaming at me i had shot pain med. I try everything the doctor bill are just getting to be to much.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Anonymous.

Unfortunately, surgeons don't offer a money back guarantee. So when they hack into your feet and you're worse off than you were before...you're on your own, and they certainly don't accept any responsibility for the outcome.


What are you doing to try to lower pain levels?

See: Magnesium For Tendonitis

See: Process of Inflammation

See: How To Reduce Inflammation

If they nicked/cut a nerve, unfortunately there's nothing I can offer to help.

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