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heel spur surgery success

Posted by Jackie M. on 12/30/02 at 14:26 (104304)

I had open surgery to remove a heelspur 11/5/02. Today I still have slight pain at the incesion site otherwise it has been life as usual. By week 5 I was back into tennis shoes and into step aerobics class.Now I can wear any type of shoe and do any type of activity I want. My doctor has encouraged me to move,walk etc since day 4 post op, I still hobbled around on crutches for a few weeks,but once I started walking on it, the recovery was amazing. I use coconut foot cream to rub in the scar 3 times a day for 5 minutes, and thats all I do. I had the swelling, muscle twitching,electric shock type pain,ripping at heel pain and Im here to tell ya it will get better, I cried many days thinking it would not and I had made a mistake, but it does get better. Im glad I did it.

Re: heel spur surgery success

kay on 12/30/02 at 16:13 (104314)

at least someone got their life back....congrats.
i'm jealous as hell.

kay

Re: heel spur surgery success

BrianG on 12/30/02 at 16:54 (104325)

Hi Jackie,

You are one of the fortunate PF sufferer's. Just wondering how long you had PF, before you had the surgery?

Good luck,
BrianG

Re: heel spur surgery success

Jackie M. on 1/02/03 at 15:39 (104608)

I suffered for almost 3 years-I have had all the injections,ice,night splints,orthotics,lost 65 pounds etc, you name it I tried it. This was truely my last resort. Im glad I did it, today I'm back in my chunky high heels and im loving it.

Re: heel spur surgery success

Marty on 1/04/03 at 12:35 (104826)

Jackie,

Hope isn't to forward but it sounds like your not that old. If you don't mind could you tell me how old you are. Young poeple heal fast. And you healed fast.

-Marty

Re: heel spur surgery success

Jackie M. on 1/06/03 at 13:42 (104963)

Marty,
Early 30's

Re: heel spur surgery success

Laura M. on 1/15/03 at 21:23 (105564)

i HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, INCLUDING epf AND nOW THIS NEW DOCTOR SAYS HE NEEDS TO OPERATE AND TAKE OUT THE SPUR. hE SAYS THE SPUR IS PUSHING ON A NERVE AND THAT WHY WO MUCH PAIN. I AM SCARED BUT FEEL I HAVE TO TRY TO HAVE A NORMAL LIFE AGAIN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Re: heel spur surgery success

kay on 12/30/02 at 16:13 (104314)

at least someone got their life back....congrats.
i'm jealous as hell.

kay

Re: heel spur surgery success

BrianG on 12/30/02 at 16:54 (104325)

Hi Jackie,

You are one of the fortunate PF sufferer's. Just wondering how long you had PF, before you had the surgery?

Good luck,
BrianG

Re: heel spur surgery success

Jackie M. on 1/02/03 at 15:39 (104608)

I suffered for almost 3 years-I have had all the injections,ice,night splints,orthotics,lost 65 pounds etc, you name it I tried it. This was truely my last resort. Im glad I did it, today I'm back in my chunky high heels and im loving it.

Re: heel spur surgery success

Marty on 1/04/03 at 12:35 (104826)

Jackie,

Hope isn't to forward but it sounds like your not that old. If you don't mind could you tell me how old you are. Young poeple heal fast. And you healed fast.

-Marty

Re: heel spur surgery success

Jackie M. on 1/06/03 at 13:42 (104963)

Marty,
Early 30's

Re: heel spur surgery success

Laura M. on 1/15/03 at 21:23 (105564)

i HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, INCLUDING epf AND nOW THIS NEW DOCTOR SAYS HE NEEDS TO OPERATE AND TAKE OUT THE SPUR. hE SAYS THE SPUR IS PUSHING ON A NERVE AND THAT WHY WO MUCH PAIN. I AM SCARED BUT FEEL I HAVE TO TRY TO HAVE A NORMAL LIFE AGAIN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?