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How do we know if our surg. was properly done?

Posted by Sue on 11/01/98 at 19:01 (002006)

How long should we be in pain after surg. is done. I can hardly walk for more than 3min. at a time. the pain is terrible. Surg. was 6 weeks ago on one ft. and two weeks ago on the other. My life is not the same as before. My recent surg. (2 wks.) has left that foot worse. I can not go back to work as yet and does someone have the same type of problem?

Re: How do we know if our surg. was properly done?

DaNita on 11/01/98 at 19:34 (002008)

Sue,

I have had the surgery on my left foot 3 times each time it was suppose to get better. I have only worked 4 months out of 2 years. The pain is so bad now I can't stand it but I can't live on pain pills either. I have childern to think of and they don't want their mom sleeping all the time. I don''t know what else to do. as far as I am concerned my surgery was done wrong cause I am in worse pain than ever before. good luck


Re: How do we know if our surg. was properly done?

Sharon on 11/03/98 at 19:55 (002029)

Sue,

I am scheduled for a Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy on Nov. 5.
After reading some of the responses about recovery after this
surgery is putting some doubt in my mind. I had surgery for
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome on August 18 of this year. I have never
recovered, now the podiatrist tells me that I need to have surgery
to release the plantar fascia. Says I should be able to fully recover and back to work in 4 weeks tops..My job requires me to be on
my feet eight hours. I've already been off nearly 3 months for the
Tarsal Tunnel surgery. I am hoping that this surgery goes well,
Wish me luck! Sharon


Re: How do we know if our surg. was properly done?

Roz on 11/04/98 at 19:01 (002041)

Sharon,

I would try the Ossatron treatment (see http://www.healthtronics.com) before
getting surgery. Most posts I see are of people who got no better, got
worse, even to the point of being permanently disabled, from the surgery.