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Anyone have muscle wasting of the foot?

Posted by Leanne L. on 2/17/03 at 16:56 (109535)

I had significant muscle wasting in my foot prior to TT surgery. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm wondering if I will ever regain my muscle strength and size again.

Re: Anyone have muscle wasting of the foot?

SteveG on 2/17/03 at 19:12 (109558)

Leanne - It could be from not using your feet for an extended period of time or from the nerve compression. After a year of sitting around nursing my feet, the muscles in my feet and calfs have atrophied somewhat. The physical therapy should help with this. Depending on your post-op instructions, the therapist can give you exercises to help strengthen your feet (towel curls, marble drops, etc.). As you recover from your surgery and (gradually) become more active, you should be able to build back your muscles.