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RE:TTS

Posted by carol on 2/27/01 at 10:05 (039990)

Chris - great to hear you are a success story. I am in early days - two weeks since op and must say the pain under my foot is even worse but the Doc assures me this is normal as he had to clean out the tunnel so much. Were you in a cast etc. Carol

Re: RE:TTS

chris d on 2/27/01 at 14:03 (040009)

Prior to surgery, I had many non surgical treatments that hardly helped. Initailly though, I was told it was PF. It wasn't until I was referred to a specialist...I am a military spouse so I had to start at the local clinic until I could be transferred to Bethesda...and she felt the symptoms were indictative of TTS. When dx with tts; surgery was scheduled. I had a soft-like open cast that was wrapped for 2 weeks adn then the walking boot for another week. I am an active, not in the sense that I run or jog, but i am a parent, a bowler, and i like to go to the gym and do the cross trainer. It was quite painful post-op and had a hard time walking at first. i also did things i shouldn't have during recovery, like vacuum and putting some weight on the operated foot (I really hate crutches.) Although not completely pain free, i do consider my surgery a success at this time...i am able to bowl, i can walk at night, i can sit for an hour long meeting and get up and immediately walk without limping...all things i couldn't do before surgery.

Re: RE:TTS

chris d on 2/27/01 at 14:03 (040009)

Prior to surgery, I had many non surgical treatments that hardly helped. Initailly though, I was told it was PF. It wasn't until I was referred to a specialist...I am a military spouse so I had to start at the local clinic until I could be transferred to Bethesda...and she felt the symptoms were indictative of TTS. When dx with tts; surgery was scheduled. I had a soft-like open cast that was wrapped for 2 weeks adn then the walking boot for another week. I am an active, not in the sense that I run or jog, but i am a parent, a bowler, and i like to go to the gym and do the cross trainer. It was quite painful post-op and had a hard time walking at first. i also did things i shouldn't have during recovery, like vacuum and putting some weight on the operated foot (I really hate crutches.) Although not completely pain free, i do consider my surgery a success at this time...i am able to bowl, i can walk at night, i can sit for an hour long meeting and get up and immediately walk without limping...all things i couldn't do before surgery.