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Plantar Fasciitus Surgery Recovery

Posted by Charlotte Miller on 5/17/99 at 00:00 (006952)

I had surgery for plantar fasciitus on dec. 9, 1998 after a year of
ultra sound and cortisone shots. BOY, THOSE SHOTS HURT!!! The
doctor said after the surgery that the fascias were 'as hard as a rock'. I have found that taking 3,000-4,000 mg. of Vit. C per day,
putting ice packs on my feet at 5 minute intervals, wearing ted-hose,
and elevating my feet above my heart whenever possible really helped.
For awhile I wore a band around each foot which was suppose to relax
&/or stretch the fascia. I can't say that it helped much. I have
been wearing Easy Spirit walking shoes for a year. They have padded
insoles and are very comfortable. In the surgery, the doctor clipped
two of the fascias on BOTH feet and scraped heel spurs off each foot.
He says that any discomfort up to a year is normal. I still have
aching from time to time on my feet, especially the right foot which
has always hurt me more than the left foot. I am wondering if anyone
else on this site has had surgery for PF and what their recovery has been like.

Re: Plantar Fasciitus Surgery Recovery

Lisa on 5/18/99 at 00:00 (006964)

Just to answer your question about other surgeries: see surgery page which is linked from the home page.

Re: Plantar Fasciitus Surgery Recovery

Lisa on 5/18/99 at 00:00 (006964)

Just to answer your question about other surgeries: see surgery page which is linked from the home page.