Lots of pain after Plantar Fasciitis surgery

by c.l. dale
(Kansas City, MO)

I have been dealing with my plantar fasciitis pain for more than 3 years.

I work on my feet for 8 to 10 hours a day, have been doing that for 11 years. I went to a doc over 3 yrs. ago had 1 set of 3 shots the pain subsided and was tolerable.

In the last year it got really bad. After therapy, more shots, orthodics and home treatment, I had the surgery. Jan 7th 2011.

I am comfortable most of the time, but when the leg hasn't moved for awhile, like from sleeping I will wake with excruciating pain in the back of my foot. Does any one have a description of there daily pain? Is it normal to be feeling this?

I sit in my recliner with a pillow under my knee.

I put ice on top of the ankle, 20 min at a time.

I have pain killers an am taking those around the clock. Please give me some feed back on the exact pain just a couple days after surgery.
Did I do the right thing?


Joshua Answers:

Hi C.I.

Did you do the right thing? No way to tell at this point.

Is the pain you describe common? Probably. I mean, you did have a significant injury delivered to your foot in the form of surgery.

If you stepped
on three nails, it would hurt for a good long while, yes? Plantar Fasciitis surgery is potentially worse, depending on what they did in there.

But yes, pain is an expected part of the scenario.

Plantar Fasciitis, like any other form of Tendonitis, consists of too tight muscles, too tight connective tissue, an inflammation response, and a freaked out nervous system.

Plantar Fasciitis surgery throws an ax into the mix, almost literally.

What actions/advice did the doctor give you for recovery and rehab, other than a prescription for pain killers?

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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