Plantar Fascia Release and Tarsel Tunnel Release on left foot
1. How long had you been having foot and Plantar Fasciitis problems?
I have been working in the retail field since the late 90's. I have been having foot pain since then but my dr didn't think anything of it besides working long hours standing in one spot most of the day/night.
2. How severe was the pain and problem?
By the end of my shift normally 6-8 hours I could barely walk and by the time i made it home after my feet tightening up from the drive home i was in tears.
3.What was the experience of the actual surgery?
I don't remember much about it. I decided to use a wheelchair instead of crutches because crutches and I don't get along.
4. What was the recovery like?
Long and tiresome.
5. How long has it been since the surgery, and how are you now?
I had mine in may of 2008 and I am still in pain. I am not working and haven't been since the surgery. I also lost our insurance right after the stitches came out so that might be part of the reason why i am still in pain.
But it seems like the pain has moved to all over my foot. when I walk it feels like my toes are about to break off(you know that cramped feeling like u need to pop them to make them feel better but u cant)my heel hurts to the touch.
My arch hurts when i go grocery shopping and i have been tempted to get my walking boots out again just to get me though my grocery shopping.
My achilles tendon has also begun hurting within the last 6 months.
I am uploading a picture of my ankle right now showing how swollen it stays and the scar form my surgery.
I am also supposed to have the surgery again on my right foot.
Thanks for adding the pictures, and all the details.
I'm sorry your having all this pain and problem. I've experienced my versions of that. It's no fun at all.....
So, my question is, what -exactly- are they going to do this time for another surgery? How is it going to help? (If you ask them that, as for the real phywical answer, not the theoretical we-hope-it-will-help andswer.)
You're in a world of hurt with your post surgery Plantar Fasciitis.
One of the problems with surgery is that Tendonitis of any kind does not exist in just one single spot. It consists of the entire limb, the lower leg, the foot, muscle and connective tissue and nervous system. Just getting in and cutting on one spot isn't likely to help, and is highly likely to mess your foot up even more (as you may be experiencing).
You need to make the structure of your foot STRONGER, not cut it up and make it weaker and looser.
I highly suggest that you get my 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works' DVD and the companion ebook that comes with it.
My free 'tips' are to start ice dipping as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.
Make sure you understand how the Process of Inflammation works.
Get your Vitamin D level up between 50-80.
Understand Magnesium for Tendonitis and supplement appropriately.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert