We also have a Heel Surgery Patients' Database.
Surgery appears less successful in these guestbooks than the 70-90% success reported in the journals. Only 60% of heelspurs.com visitors claim surgery is beneficial. This may be because if it works, then the patient doesn't come here and post a message. Surgery sometimes causes much more harm than good.
Name: Randy Brooks
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 19100 at 07:36:00
I fell 15 ft. onto a concrete floor in Oct.1996 and shattered both heels.I have 19 screws and 3 plates in them and still have problems walking and standing.I have to wear AFO'S to keep 1/2 of my body weight off my feet.Is there anybody out there that can share some info for the same injuries? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You!
hi i had a 2nd surgery for tarsal tunnel,pf full release on august 25, had 1surgey on left foot on june 9, 2nd was for right foot, my left foot did well with great deal of pain gone now. but i am expericing pain in my toes and a burning along the bottom of my right foot that i didnt have before, is this common? has anyone else experenced this? i am now 9 days post op. thanks
I had surgery to both feet in 1995. My pain is still severe and limiting.... standing is the worst. My pain site is not the heel bu in the arches of the foot. I have since heard that for this pain pattern, surgery is not very successful.
I had EPF on 11-3-99 I was in Horrible pain!! On 3-6-00 DPM did a tarsel tunnel release, where he found he had severed the nerves in the bundle. I am still in extreme pain and not walking around. I have went for a 2nd opinion and the outlook does not look good. There is still extreme nerve damage. Hopefully they will find something to help!! If I had to do again I WOULD NOT! Feel free to e-mail
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Name: Ted Sapp
Date: Friday, August 11, 19100 at 21:25:39
It's been a while since my surgery (Oct. 1997) and I am glad to report I feel no pain since a few mos. after surgery! Life is good!...for my feet, anyway! I would not hesitate to recommend the procedure for anyone who is in doubt.
Greeting's fellow foot suferers. Could anyone tell me when I would go back to work in a factory after having planter f ( heel spur) surgery? How bad will my feet feel after? Any- feedback would be very helpful. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com Thanks!!!
My boyfriend is recovering from very bad scaring on his face from an accident and he is not sur of what his next step shoud be , surgery or just to let it heal on its own . Weve been putting vitman E on it and keepong it very clean . He is only 21 and we are hoping he is young enough so that the scars will heal on there own . if anyone has a sugestion pleas e mail me thanks
In August of l997 I had surgery to release the fascia in my left foot by a podiatrist. I was given a local injection for this procedure on my request. Immediately after this local injection wore off I experienced excrusciating pain that afternoon and all thru the night at the base of all my toes. After waiting for weeks and being told that this takes time to heal a nerve velocity test showed that their was a definite problem with a nerve. Next step, surgery for this problem. Well, to make a long story short, 3 yrs. later my foot hurts just as much as if not more than it did before
In December of 1998, I had a 3/4 release on both feet at the same time. I feel fantastic!! I just completed a 40 mile backpacking trip with a 30 lb. pack and hiked the Grand Canyon in March with a 25 lb. pack. NO PROBLEMS! Two years ago I couldn't walk more than a block without horrid pain in both feet. (Running injury) For me the surgery was a God-send. I reccommend it to anyone who is suffering. I had a podiatrist do the surgery and was encouraged to walk within 7 days. It was a very painful and long recovery that took a year but it was worth every day of being uncomfortable because I have my life back. Happy to answer questions and offer encouragement. You don't have to hurt.
In December of 1998, I had a 3/4 release on both feet at the same time. I feel fantastic!! I just completed a 40 mile backpacking trip with a 30 lb. pack and hiked the Grand Canyon in March with a 25 lb. pack. NO PROBLEMS! Two years ago I couldn't walk more than a block without horrid pain in both feet. (Running injury) For me the surgery was a God-send. I reccommend it to anyone who is suffering. I had a podiatrist do the surgery and was encouraged to walk within 7 days. I was a vary painful and long recovery that took a year but it was worth every day of being uncomfortable because I know have my life back. Happy to answer questions and offer encouragement. You don't have to hurt.
I had surgery lots of times
I have had 3 years of foot-ankle problems. Apparently the cuboid bone joint or socket has been weakened (due to multiple sprains) and results in the cuboid bone dropping down so that when I put pressure on my foot it feels as if there is some obstruction in my shoe and I am standing on it. Been to Mayo Clinic and they say we may want to fuse the joint. Any help here appreciated.
in response to amy's question about having surgery on both feet at the same time, my surgery date was 07/15/99 it was the biggest mistake of my life. i am still in recovery and taking medication. help
Hello fellow pf suffers. I have pf in BOTH feet. I have tried everything. NASAIDS, shots, iceing, strecthing, pt, now I have been in removable cast for 6 weeks. Went to the orthopedic doctor on Friday he said surgery would be best. I go back on July 26th to get it scheduled. Can they do both feet at once? I would like to here from anyone who has has this done lately. Thanks!