Two Years Since Plantar Fasciitis Surgery On My Left Foot, Still Can't Walk

by Liz
(Atlanta GA)

It's been a little over 2 years since my surgery,and I still cant walk without a pair of shoes at the side of my bed. It is very depressing!

I take 6 painkillers a day! the surgery helped the pain in my heel but I cant move my foot the way I used to. I tried orthotics and low heel and sneakers.

I work on my feet 10 hours a day and change my shoes daily at least twice a day and it's a challenge to get thru the day. I followed doctors orders and stayed off my foot for at least 6 weeks , I believe I did everything I possibly could to promote a good outcome after surgery.

I exchanged pain in my heel for pain in my arch !

I will be calling the doctor tomorrow and find out if there is anything I could do. I want to walk again pain free!


Joshua Answers:

Hi Liz.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

What did the doctor say? Nothing helpful, I'm guessing. I hope I'm wrong about that.

Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis are bad enough.

But then to get in there with surgery and mess everything up even worse....

And even worse, if the PF problem wasn't actually in the foot (if that's just where you were -feeling- the pain) then surgery didn't fix the actual CAUSE of your foot pain.

So the original factors causing pain are still there, PLUS the doc took a hatchet to
your foot and literally rearranged the structural (integrity) of your foot.

Now you have a chronic and acute Process of Inflammation, nutritional deficiency (I use 'deficiency' loosely) causing various negative factors, TOO TIGHT muscle and connective structures, a FREAKED out nervous system trying desperately to protect you, etc.

Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and painkillers may help get you through the day but as you've by now noticed, aren't going to solve any problems.

First things first. Lower pain levels. For that you need to learn How To Reduce Inflammation. A five gallon bucket is about to become your best friend.

Worst case scenario, you may want to check out The ARPwave System

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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