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rsd after surgery

Posted by sharon f on 6/06/03 at 21:36 (121219)

I had surgery for tts a few months ago I have now developed rsd in the foot the pain from the rsd is way worse than the tts pain is this common after tts surgery and what course of treatment do you recomend

Re: rsd after surgery

Dr. Z on 6/06/03 at 22:33 (121223)

Fast, immediate treatment by a pain management specialist. Delay of proper treatment by pain management specialist will lead to a life of pain and misery. What have you been told and have you seen a specialist.? Treatment consists of aggressive physical therapy, epidural nerve blocks
pain medications. GEt to a specialist asap !!

Re: rsd after surgery

Donna Z. on 6/09/03 at 15:55 (121392)

I have a question on this subject. Here is a really quick run down, 2 1/2 yrs. ago I had a bunion removed. The top of my foot never really stoped hurting, so I had a surgery for a neuroma (which was never found). Last Sept. it was discovered I had tts which I had surgery for along with the cutting of the nerve to the top of my foot. Well the pain has gotten even worse now and I am seeing a pain specialist. The nerve blocks haven't worked and neither has the pt. They tell me the last hope I have to walking normally is to have a nerve stimulator implanted in my spine? Does this sound normal? I hope someone can give me there thoughts as having this implant really scares me.

Thank you Donna Z.

Re: rsd after surgery

Suzy H on 6/09/03 at 19:56 (121409)

I had bunion surgery about 7 years ago, then developed a similar pain and had surgery to release a nerve from scar tissue. Then ended up with three more surgeries to 'cut' a nerve that kept growing back and forming a neuroma. Then I was told I had TTS. Had surgery to correct that, but it was worse after the surgery. All in all have had 9 surgeries and in constant pain. Am told to have a vein wrap on the tarsal tunnel nerve and that may help. I guess my point is that you aren't alone. A nerve stimulater sounds scary. Do they give you any other options? Good luck.

Re: rsd after surgery

sharon f on 6/11/03 at 11:01 (121533)

I had a nerve block and a month of physical therapy now I am on 1500mg of nuerotin it has improved but it is not gone still is red and warm and very sensitive. How long until the symptoms go away.

Re: rsd after surgery

Donna Z. on 6/19/03 at 15:59 (122380)

I don't believe it will from what I am told. I was told they try and manage your pain with the blocks and pain meds. The blocks usually work for months.
Good Luck

Re: rsd after surgery

Suzie on 6/30/03 at 06:52 (123173)

So sorry to hear you have the monster RSD. I had it in my left foot and leg for two years. Get yourself to a pain management Doctor asap. I had 4 blocks over 10 days and am now pain free. Prior blocks at a month apart also helped, as did tens and aggresive PT.I had 3 surgerys during this time on my foot as it was thought I had an aggresive cancer. I had to fight my HMO all the way for treatment but won in the end. Just remember never use ice on the affected limb.Keep excersising also as I believe it helps with muscle tone and blood flow into the area. I also did some desensitization in the area to turn of the pain signals.
Let me know if I can help. Good luck
Susie