Plantar Surgery NEVER again!
I have been having foot problems since I can remember and in 2003 I finally went in and had a plantar fasciectomy on both feet. Results were great for 2 months then the pain was back and worse.
I then began to grow lumps in both my arches which were large lumps of scar tissue. The doc said I just wasn't meant to stand, walk and work on my feet. Finally in 2008 I relocated and found a new doctor who did surgery to remove these lumps one did have entrapped nerves but everything was great after this surgery.
After a couple of months the lumps started coming back so I did physical therapy 3 times a week for 6 months to try to break up the scar tissue and inhibit it from growing this included contrast baths, ultrasound & manipulative massage all of which did not work.
Following the 6 months of therapy I went and had 4 converter injections which worked about 24 hours if that. So here I sit in 2012 still looking for a doctor to help me or at least treat the pain up to this point I have tried 2800mg of Gabapentin, 300mg of tramadol, 75mg of lyrica as well as Celebrex with no pain relief.
I don't know what to do or where to go to find pain relief! I have thought about contacting the state health board and reporting my doctor for not properly managing my pain it's out of control and has been years I think I deserve pain relief so I can enjoy a stroll outside or go grocery shopping and be able to stand in the checkout line!
Any suggestions from anyone out there?
First off, let me say, your doctor is an imbecile. You weren't meant to walk, stand, or run? That's stupid. What he actually meant was 'I have not idea how to fix you, or even why you're hurting in the first place, but it couldn't possibly be -my- fault'.
It is his fault, because even though he is an adequately trained (probably) medical professional, but he has not idea how Tendonitis
See: What Is TendonitisPlantar Fasciitis
is a particular form of tendonitis.
Unfortunately, there's nothing a complaint is going
to do against him, nor even a law suit, because he followed 'standard of care'. So he's perfectly within the rules.
Before surgery, I would have said that the problem wasn't even in your feet. Now you've had a couple surgeries, there probably is a problem in your feet.
But the CAUSE of all your pre and post surgery pain is because your lower legs aren't working properly, your muscles aren't absorbing load/force like they're supposed to, and all that force/load has to go somewhere.
Somewhere, like your feet. And then plantar fasciitis surgery gets in there and cuts the support structures of your foot. That complicates things AND you still have all the causes of pain you had before surgery, which foot surgery had no chance of fixing.
So, what to do now?
The cheap version is my 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works'
DVD and the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it.
It will help, it may really help, but it really all depends on A. how diligently you apply yourself and B. how badly the plantar fasciitis surgery messed your foot up.
My top recommendation for your particular situation is The ARPwave System
. It's not necessarily cheap, but not being able to walk is EXPENSIVE in a variety of ways.
I have full faith that the ARPwave will do wonders for you, surprisingly so.
If nothing else, it will make yoru muscles work optimally again, so so much force won't be going to the spot (which is causing all the scar tissue to form like that).
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com