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Posted by kay on 4/26/02 at 14:35 (081206)

i've seen that some need nerve surgery. what is it? how do you know if you need it?
i have been in a cast for nearly 6 weeks and my foot still hurts. right now it is burning like the tendons are on fire. i am so totally depressed with this whole situation.
kat

Re: nerve surgery

Carmen on 4/26/02 at 15:09 (081208)

Please give some background on your situation...why you are in the cast. What your diagnosis was? How long you have had the current problem? What conservative treatments you have tried?
We will do our best to help you.

Re: nerve surgery

BrianG on 4/26/02 at 15:38 (081215)

What medications are you on? Does your doctor know that your tendons feel like they are on fire?. Also, does he know you are depressed? He may be able to help some of these symptoms. Keep him informed!

BrianG

Re: nerve surgery

kay on 4/27/02 at 00:27 (081272)

i started having heel pain 20 some odd years ago. i was a stay at home mom so i ignored it. it wasn't really bad. when my children got older i went to work part time and then later full time in a factory. feet got worse as time went by. finally about five years ago i went to a pod. i was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. i tried stretching NSAID drugs, ultra sound,cortizone injections, p.t., ice, you name i did it. finally i had the endoscopic surgery. complete failure. i was off work for nearly four months. i finally gave up and went back to work. the pod told me if it didn't get better with time to call him and he'd set me up with an ortho who specializes in feet. so here i am five years later. i worked until my feet are so bad i cannot be on my feet at all without terrible pain. i went to the specialist and he tried the night splints on me. now i am in a cast on my right foot. it will be six weeks monday and i get it off. i can tell that it hasn't helped at all. when i do nothing my foot still hurts and burns. i told the doc my history and how i feel when i first went there. i take votaren and ultram and tylenoh. yes i suppose i need something for depression. for the first time in my life i am dealing with it. i have never been one to sit and feel sorry for myself but now i am. i can't help it. i read all the bad reports here and i am scared i won't be able to be 'fixed'. hubby tells me not to worry because i can get on disability. i nearly started to cry when he said that. i want to work. i don't want to sit around like a helpless, worthless thing. i am fighting too not gain anymore weight. i also suffer from fibromyalgia. it is nothing compared to my feet pain.
kat

Re: nerve surgery

BrianG on 4/27/02 at 21:06 (081392)

I have to believe that most doctors do not recieve enough training on what to do for the patients they cannot cure. In my case, my Pod just gave up on me after he had exhausted all the tricks in in his little book. I think this happens all to often, to a lot of us. We are then forced to seek out another type of doctor for pain and depression issues. And why do they always try to make us think that we are the only patient they have, who cannot be helped? I hear this over, and over, on this forum. Give me a break!!!

BrianG

Re: AMEN TO THAT BRIAN

Pam B on 4/28/02 at 20:45 (081526)

For being their only failures with the treatments, there sure are an awful lot of us here posting our stories huh????? It made me feel like I was imagining my pain......I know better but that is how they make you feel....

Re: nerve surgery

Carmen on 4/26/02 at 15:09 (081208)

Please give some background on your situation...why you are in the cast. What your diagnosis was? How long you have had the current problem? What conservative treatments you have tried?
We will do our best to help you.

Re: nerve surgery

BrianG on 4/26/02 at 15:38 (081215)

What medications are you on? Does your doctor know that your tendons feel like they are on fire?. Also, does he know you are depressed? He may be able to help some of these symptoms. Keep him informed!

BrianG

Re: nerve surgery

kay on 4/27/02 at 00:27 (081272)

i started having heel pain 20 some odd years ago. i was a stay at home mom so i ignored it. it wasn't really bad. when my children got older i went to work part time and then later full time in a factory. feet got worse as time went by. finally about five years ago i went to a pod. i was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. i tried stretching NSAID drugs, ultra sound,cortizone injections, p.t., ice, you name i did it. finally i had the endoscopic surgery. complete failure. i was off work for nearly four months. i finally gave up and went back to work. the pod told me if it didn't get better with time to call him and he'd set me up with an ortho who specializes in feet. so here i am five years later. i worked until my feet are so bad i cannot be on my feet at all without terrible pain. i went to the specialist and he tried the night splints on me. now i am in a cast on my right foot. it will be six weeks monday and i get it off. i can tell that it hasn't helped at all. when i do nothing my foot still hurts and burns. i told the doc my history and how i feel when i first went there. i take votaren and ultram and tylenoh. yes i suppose i need something for depression. for the first time in my life i am dealing with it. i have never been one to sit and feel sorry for myself but now i am. i can't help it. i read all the bad reports here and i am scared i won't be able to be 'fixed'. hubby tells me not to worry because i can get on disability. i nearly started to cry when he said that. i want to work. i don't want to sit around like a helpless, worthless thing. i am fighting too not gain anymore weight. i also suffer from fibromyalgia. it is nothing compared to my feet pain.
kat

Re: nerve surgery

BrianG on 4/27/02 at 21:06 (081392)

I have to believe that most doctors do not recieve enough training on what to do for the patients they cannot cure. In my case, my Pod just gave up on me after he had exhausted all the tricks in in his little book. I think this happens all to often, to a lot of us. We are then forced to seek out another type of doctor for pain and depression issues. And why do they always try to make us think that we are the only patient they have, who cannot be helped? I hear this over, and over, on this forum. Give me a break!!!

BrianG

Re: AMEN TO THAT BRIAN

Pam B on 4/28/02 at 20:45 (081526)

For being their only failures with the treatments, there sure are an awful lot of us here posting our stories huh????? It made me feel like I was imagining my pain......I know better but that is how they make you feel....