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Can't feel my foot

Posted by jim t on 12/05/00 at 09:56 (034195)

I had an injection (lidocaine/cortisone) in my ankle for tarsal tunnel syndrome yesterday, and 24 hours later I still can't feel my foot. It's swollen and hot. How long does the numbness usually last?

Re: Can't feel my foot

alan k on 12/05/00 at 10:25 (034200)

It should only last about 4 hrs. However, that may just be an average. Post this message to the ask the doctors board, as yours seems to me to be an important question.

alan k

Re: Can't feel my foot

Jeff D on 12/05/00 at 10:52 (034203)

My Podiatrist wanted to give me that shot, to verify the nerve. Was the purpose a nerve block?

Re: Can't feel my foot

Lenore R on 12/05/00 at 12:51 (034213)

i to had a shot like yours and foot went totally numb,numbness lasted in the foot for the next day or so but i still have the numbness in my big toe it has been 5 days so i too am interested if this is normal??

Re: Can't feel my foot

jim t on 12/05/00 at 12:58 (034214)

it was my first shot. he didn't really explain it, just that it was for diagnosis purposes.

Re: Can't feel my foot

jim t on 12/06/00 at 13:10 (034318)

yes that's what's happened to me. the feeling is mostly back, 48 hours later, except for the big toes. I'm told 48 hours for the beginning of a return to feeling is what to expect.
cheers

Re: Can't feel my foot

alan k on 12/06/00 at 15:31 (034336)

I was told 4 hours. perhaps I got less lidocaine in my shot.

alan k

Re: Can't feel my foot

Denise Jourdan on 12/17/00 at 15:50 (035125)

I have not had the cortison yet I'm wondering if it will help anyway. I have tts in both of my feet, right now I'm trying orthotics I've had them adjusted twice but there still not working. I have checked into this tts alot there has to be something better then shots that don't last and surgery that does't work most of the time.

Re: Can't feel my foot

S, Hovey on 12/22/00 at 02:02 (035285)

Wasn't that the most disgusting thing you have ever experienced.... They had to call in an orderly to hold me down after I kicked the DR. (accidently of course) on the first try. My foot was normal on the second day. I rode a motorcycle to the Dr.'s office that day and had a real hard time getting back to work.

Good luck.
Scott

Re: Can't feel my foot

Mike M on 12/26/00 at 08:54 (035396)

Just wondering how your doing by now?
I had four cortisone injections for TTS in three weeks, along with Physical Therapy. At times I just wished theyd cut the darn tendon, nerve or whatever. Mine stems from a bad facture of three years ago, which now has made walking at times almost impossible. But just on the factured foot :)

Re: Can't feel my foot

alan k on 12/05/00 at 10:25 (034200)

It should only last about 4 hrs. However, that may just be an average. Post this message to the ask the doctors board, as yours seems to me to be an important question.

alan k

Re: Can't feel my foot

Jeff D on 12/05/00 at 10:52 (034203)

My Podiatrist wanted to give me that shot, to verify the nerve. Was the purpose a nerve block?

Re: Can't feel my foot

Lenore R on 12/05/00 at 12:51 (034213)

i to had a shot like yours and foot went totally numb,numbness lasted in the foot for the next day or so but i still have the numbness in my big toe it has been 5 days so i too am interested if this is normal??

Re: Can't feel my foot

jim t on 12/05/00 at 12:58 (034214)

it was my first shot. he didn't really explain it, just that it was for diagnosis purposes.

Re: Can't feel my foot

jim t on 12/06/00 at 13:10 (034318)

yes that's what's happened to me. the feeling is mostly back, 48 hours later, except for the big toes. I'm told 48 hours for the beginning of a return to feeling is what to expect.
cheers

Re: Can't feel my foot

alan k on 12/06/00 at 15:31 (034336)

I was told 4 hours. perhaps I got less lidocaine in my shot.

alan k

Re: Can't feel my foot

Denise Jourdan on 12/17/00 at 15:50 (035125)

I have not had the cortison yet I'm wondering if it will help anyway. I have tts in both of my feet, right now I'm trying orthotics I've had them adjusted twice but there still not working. I have checked into this tts alot there has to be something better then shots that don't last and surgery that does't work most of the time.

Re: Can't feel my foot

S, Hovey on 12/22/00 at 02:02 (035285)

Wasn't that the most disgusting thing you have ever experienced.... They had to call in an orderly to hold me down after I kicked the DR. (accidently of course) on the first try. My foot was normal on the second day. I rode a motorcycle to the Dr.'s office that day and had a real hard time getting back to work.

Good luck.
Scott

Re: Can't feel my foot

Mike M on 12/26/00 at 08:54 (035396)

Just wondering how your doing by now?
I had four cortisone injections for TTS in three weeks, along with Physical Therapy. At times I just wished theyd cut the darn tendon, nerve or whatever. Mine stems from a bad facture of three years ago, which now has made walking at times almost impossible. But just on the factured foot :)