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Posted by Jean on 8/07/00 at 07:08 (024802)

I had the above surgery on my right heel and also had a Removal of a Morton's Neuroma on my Left foot on 6/21/2000. I am almost 7 weeks Post Op. I have been having the same pain level as before the surgery on the heel. I have been going to physical therapy to strengthen the heel along with stretching. My concern is that I am having this severe 'burning' on the edge of the back of the heel. I have been wearing sneakers continuously from the time I am out of bed. Will this pain ever go away. I feel like an 'old woman' of 80 and I am 49. It is an effort to walk for a short distance. I am still out of work and due to return on 8/21/00. And since I am a nurse, I do not know how I am going to manage.

Is there anyone who has had this heel surgery that has experienced this burning and is now pain free?.. Please email me...Thanks

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Re: EPF

alan k on 8/07/00 at 07:41 (024804)

As you continue with your strengthening exercises, you might consider trying 100 mg vitamin B6 for nerve troubles, after consulting with your doctor first.


alan k


Re: EPF

BJC on 8/07/00 at 08:31 (024811)

I had EPF surgery in Jan. For a few months I was having a 'burning-type' pain on the outer edge of my foot. Turns out it was the shoes! My new Reeboks are great, and I feel so much better. So, even if you have orthotics in your shoes (which my pod STRONGLY recommends and I would not do without), check out several other pairs of shoes - it could be that simple.

Re: EPF

cindyp on 8/07/00 at 13:56 (024834)

I have been trying the B6 for three months and haven't really noticed the difference. Where was your neuroma located?

Re: EPF

Jean on 8/08/00 at 21:42 (024947)

Thanks for your advice.. The doctor checked my sneakers today and said that I have enough support. He started me on Pridnisone Dose Pack to try and relieve some of the swelling and inflammation. It concerns me because I am supposed to return to work which will be 8 1/2 weeks off.. and I don't feel any better then prior to surgery. I am hoping htat the medication will help.

Thanks for your advice...
Jean


Re: EPF

alan k on 8/07/00 at 07:41 (024804)

As you continue with your strengthening exercises, you might consider trying 100 mg vitamin B6 for nerve troubles, after consulting with your doctor first.


alan k


Re: EPF

BJC on 8/07/00 at 08:31 (024811)

I had EPF surgery in Jan. For a few months I was having a 'burning-type' pain on the outer edge of my foot. Turns out it was the shoes! My new Reeboks are great, and I feel so much better. So, even if you have orthotics in your shoes (which my pod STRONGLY recommends and I would not do without), check out several other pairs of shoes - it could be that simple.

Re: EPF

cindyp on 8/07/00 at 13:56 (024834)

I have been trying the B6 for three months and haven't really noticed the difference. Where was your neuroma located?

Re: EPF

Jean on 8/08/00 at 21:42 (024947)

Thanks for your advice.. The doctor checked my sneakers today and said that I have enough support. He started me on Pridnisone Dose Pack to try and relieve some of the swelling and inflammation. It concerns me because I am supposed to return to work which will be 8 1/2 weeks off.. and I don't feel any better then prior to surgery. I am hoping htat the medication will help.

Thanks for your advice...
Jean