Will My Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs and Neuroma Ever be Better After Surgery?

by JJ
(Amarillo, Tx)

I have had heel spurs on both feet for more than 15 years, and plantar fascitis problems for the the last 10 years.

I tried PT, different shoes, and I thought just about everything. I was in so much pain, it was just miseralbe to even get out of bed each day, and by night they were terrible! I went to this foot Dr. who just said he felt the surgery to remove the heal spurs and do the plantar fasciitis surgery was neccesary to help releave my feet pain, also he said I had Neuromas (may have mispelled)near my toes, he removed one from each foot.

I did the first foot the first of April, and did the 2nd in May. I can't tell you just how Much Pain I am Now in!!!! They hurt worse than they Ever hurt before, I've gone back in many times to inform him, and try to find out if this is normal or is there Anything he can do?

He say's I have alot of Scar tissue, that is causing alot of the problem, so he's given me Cortizone shots, one in the left foot, and 2 in the right. They hurt Like Hell!!!!!

I'm still in tremendous Pain, is this normal, it's now been almost 4 months, it seem each week there's a new pain in my feet, along with the previous pain!

Has anyone had all these surgeries and did you recover, Ever? What did you do?

Thinking of seeing a different Dr, but not sure What He can Now do??


Joshua Answers:

Hi JJ.

I can't speak for the experiences of others, but I can say that your doctor has nothing to help you with.

He did the only thing he knows:
surgery. It didn't help. You're on your own.

Point being, the current medical establishment doesn't have anything for you at this point except more of the same.


Is it normal to hurt like this? Absolutely. You're feet and lower legs weren't working correctly, and somebody went in there with an axe and chopped off bone and removed nerve tissue.

The body doesn't look kindly on that kind of thing.

Plus, your doctor didn't do -anything- to fix the CAUSE of the bone spurs and neuroma pain. So you're in the same boat you were already in, plus the insult of surgery.

The first two things I would do were I you is:

1. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation


2. See: Magnesium for Tendonitis.

You already had a big and chronic Process of Inflammation along with your foot Tendonitis dynamic.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

For 15+ years you've had a slowly increasing Pain Causing Dynamic.

You need to get the pain causing chemical OUT. And you MUST get Magnesium in.

Start there.

Ask questions along the way.

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.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Jun 15, 2016
6 month ordeal...so far.
by: Fred

I am a 50 year old male and I had trouble with planter facia and a heal spur in my right foot for over 2 years. I received a shot every 6 months until that no longer worked to cure the pain. My doctor and I finally decided on surgery and I did that on Dec. 17th, 2014.

The doctor had told me that I "would be back up and running and working out in 4-6 weeks".

Ummm...NO...that has not happened! I was avid with boot camp and running. I lasted one week trying to do boot camp back in April and it really put me down for almost a month.

I am now heading into the 6 month mark. I have good days...meaning manageable pain if I walk. And then I have bad days where I sometimes need a cane.

Running, tennis, walking the mall, golf, etc....they are all out. I simply can't maintain a lot of movement. At times my heal is still very painful to the touch.

My doctor said he is frustrated with the result...well not as much as I am!!! The doctor said we might need to do a follow-up surgery. I think I'll pass!!!!


Joshua Comments:

Hi Fred.

Cutting off a Bone Spur is a painful ordeal. Well, post-surgery, anyway.

Corticosteroid Injections are a stop gap measure doctors try in hopes of it actually fixing something it can't.

Plantar Fasciitis surgery is the final option.

Cutting the plantar fascia alters the structural integrity and mechanism of the foot. The whole body has to adapt to that. It can hurt a good long time, and that's presuming that the alteration doesn't make things worse.

Bone spur removal essentially creates a Bone Bruise. Painful, and takes a long time to become pain-free. And that's presuming that lasting pain doesn't make things worse.

If the doctor wanted to do a second surgery, what exactly would he do surgery on? What would he cut on that would fix things? What -exactly- is the problem causing the pain etc that cutting would fix?

See: Quiz Your Doctor

Did you do/have you been doing any self cart post-surgery to make things better?

And if so, what?

See Related: Plantar Fascia Release And HEel Spur Removal One Month Ago

See Related: Two Years Since Plantar Fasciitis Bone Spur Surgery And Everything Is Worse

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