Continued Pain after Topaz surgery plus new pain in the arch

by Viola

I have suffered from Plantar Fasciitis for years. I have it both feet. I have always had jobs that required me to work on my feet and always wore cheap shoes.

So now at 30, I had to have the surgery. I had exhausted all the typical treatments.

I had the Topaz surgery in Oct of 2010 and Now february 2011, I am still in pain.

My current job requires me to walk around for 10 hours a day. So I am still off on disability. Weeks of therapy, icing, stretching and nerve medication I still cant stand for more than an Hour or two.

The pain wakes me up at night and I don't want to take painkillers for the rest of my life. The systems are similar to before surgery but also added pain in my arch as well.

Should I opt for the other surgery?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Viola.

Yes, it makes it especially tough when we have to be on our feet for work....

So. Should you have Plantar Fasciitis surgery on the other foot?

Did the Topaz work on the foot you had it on? Is it pain free? Is it even much better?

The tricky thing with surgery is that you have to heal from the trauma of the surgery before you can determine whether or not it 'fixed' anything.

And here's the reality of 'injury' that 'requires' surgery.

Generally, where you feel the pain isn't where
the problem is. So let's say you have intense foot pain that doctors diagnose as Tendonitis of the foot.

But how do they know where the pain is coming from? Topaz surgery is, in my humble opinion, just drilling in the dark and hoping for the best.

For instance, it's not going to help if the foot pain is due to issues in the lower leg.

It's not going to help if the pain is due to Magnesium deficiency, or Vitamin D3 deficiency.

But it will hurt.


What are your symptoms, what is the history, what self care are you doing to reduce the pain?

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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

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