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Frustrated in T.O.

Posted by Steve on 4/30/01 at 08:02 (046214)

I am 41 years old and started running in May of 2000 (1/2 Hour 5 times a week).
Through out the summer I started to develop all of the symptoms of TTS.
By August I started receiveing cortozone shots and had orthotics made, by October I could barely walk, and stoped all excercise.
I had TTS Surgery on Feb 7/01, I also had a cyst removed at the same time.
The incision was 8 inches long and was closed with 22 staples.
I received Physio for 1 month - the treatment was stretching excercises - all treatment I could do on my own. I stopped going for treatment, but continue my stretching excercises.
Today is April 30/01, and I still have the same feelings in my foot as I had before surgery, my ankle is still very large and looks swollen, it also feels hard (solid).
I am looking for some advice. Dr. feedback welcome.

Is this a typical situation?
Will I ever get the feeling back in my foot/toes?
Can bunions contribute to the pain in my foot/toes?
Is there more I can do to bring the swelling down? Or is this it?
I would like to continue my running is this realistic to consider?
How long before I can start to do aerobic excercise?

I live in Toronto Canada, I would be interested to know if there are any TTS specialist in this area .

Any advice or feedback welcome?

Frustrated in T.O.
Thanks Steve

Re: Frustrated in T.O.

Dr. Marlene Reid on 5/01/01 at 00:02 (046313)

Was your TTS confirmed by EMG/NVC testing? Was the cyst the reason for the TTS? Did your surgeon sew back the ligaments over the tarsal canal?

Re: Frustrated in T.O.

Steve on 5/01/01 at 07:34 (046327)

To Dr. Marlene Reid,

Yes the TTS was confirmed by EMG/NVC testing?
The cyst was about the size of a golf ball, and the Dr. said that he believed it was definately part of the reason for the TTS.
I believe the ligaments were sewn back, however I will have to follow up with the Neurosurgeon to confirm.

Thanks
Steve

Re: Frustrated in T.O.

Steve H on 5/03/01 at 07:30 (046462)

I am 41 years old and started running in May of 2000 (1/2 Hour 5 times a week).
Through out the summer I started to develop all of the symptoms of TTS.
By August I started receiveing cortozone shots and had orthotics made, by October I could barely walk, and stoped all excercise.
I had TTS Surgery on Feb 7/01, I also had a cyst removed at the same time.
The incision was 8 inches long and was closed with 22 staples.
I received Physio for 1 month - the treatment was stretching excercises - all treatment I could do on my own. I stopped going for treatment, but continue my stretching excercises.
Today is April 30/01, and I still have the same feelings in my foot as I had before surgery, my ankle is still very large and looks swollen, it also feels hard (solid).
I am looking for some advice. Dr. feedback welcome.

Is this a typical situation?
Will I ever get the feeling back in my foot/toes?
Can bunions contribute to the pain in my foot/toes?
Is there more I can do to bring the swelling down? Or is this it?
I would like to continue my running is this realistic to consider?
How long before I can start to do aerobic excercise?

I live in Toronto Canada, I would be interested to know if there are any TTS specialist in this area .

Any advice or feedback welcome?

Frustrated in T.O.
Thanks Steve

Re: Frustrated in T.O.

Dr. Marlene Reid on 5/01/01 at 00:02 (046313)

Was your TTS confirmed by EMG/NVC testing? Was the cyst the reason for the TTS? Did your surgeon sew back the ligaments over the tarsal canal?

Re: Frustrated in T.O.

Steve on 5/01/01 at 07:34 (046327)

To Dr. Marlene Reid,

Yes the TTS was confirmed by EMG/NVC testing?
The cyst was about the size of a golf ball, and the Dr. said that he believed it was definately part of the reason for the TTS.
I believe the ligaments were sewn back, however I will have to follow up with the Neurosurgeon to confirm.

Thanks
Steve

Re: Frustrated in T.O.

Steve H on 5/03/01 at 07:30 (046462)

I am 41 years old and started running in May of 2000 (1/2 Hour 5 times a week).
Through out the summer I started to develop all of the symptoms of TTS.
By August I started receiveing cortozone shots and had orthotics made, by October I could barely walk, and stoped all excercise.
I had TTS Surgery on Feb 7/01, I also had a cyst removed at the same time.
The incision was 8 inches long and was closed with 22 staples.
I received Physio for 1 month - the treatment was stretching excercises - all treatment I could do on my own. I stopped going for treatment, but continue my stretching excercises.
Today is April 30/01, and I still have the same feelings in my foot as I had before surgery, my ankle is still very large and looks swollen, it also feels hard (solid).
I am looking for some advice. Dr. feedback welcome.

Is this a typical situation?
Will I ever get the feeling back in my foot/toes?
Can bunions contribute to the pain in my foot/toes?
Is there more I can do to bring the swelling down? Or is this it?
I would like to continue my running is this realistic to consider?
How long before I can start to do aerobic excercise?

I live in Toronto Canada, I would be interested to know if there are any TTS specialist in this area .

Any advice or feedback welcome?

Frustrated in T.O.
Thanks Steve