questions on TTS symptomsPosted by Stacey M on 9/01/03 at 17:06 (128510)
I would appreciate help very very much.
In a nutshell-I am 29 years old-worked on my feet alot alot, diagnosed with heel spurs, bunions, and plantar fascitiis about 3 years ago. Tried everything (I think I let it go too long and 'walked through the pain' too much) they did surgery (PT release) on both feet a year ago. Was considered unsuccessful I am WORSE now. Since then have had 2 Ossitron treatments on the right foot. After the second Ossitron on right foot I have experienced a numbness/electrical shock sensation on inside ankle and bottom of foot along with pain in ankle area and shooting up my leg. My doctor is acting really funny. At first he told me he thought he injured a nerve with the needle when giving me the nerve block in my ankle for the second procedure. Since that day he has given me a different doctor in the clinic who has given me the TTS diagnosis and is confusing me with all these potential causes-such as varicose veins inside the foot causing nerve entrapment, overpronation of feet, etc. etc. I have had nerve conduction tests and MRI. Now they want to send me to a vascular specialist which I guess can't hurt but it is more $ that I don't have to spend!! Sorry this is so long-
So here are my questions:
Has anyone had pain shooting up their legs (to knees)after a surgery/treatment?
Has anyone developed TTS as a result of surgery/Ossitron, or injections?
Has anyone been given temp or perm disability for plantar fasciitis here?
Has anyone with TTS had a normal nerve conduction test?
Please help me-I am in so much pain and I know you all understand. I am tired of living on pain killers.
Re: questions on TTS symptomsSharon W on 9/01/03 at 22:59 (128527)
To answer your questions:
(1) Has anyone had pain shooting up their legs (to knees)after a surgery/treatment?
Yes, I had that happen somewhat after my tarsal tunnel surgery -- but NOT as much as BEFORE my tarsal tunnel surgery. And it has almost completely disappeared (except for when I put my feet under rather extreme stress) since I healed from my tarsal tunnel surgery.
(2) Has anyone developed TTS as a result of surgery/Ossitron, or injections?
It is always hard to know exactly what causes a problem you are experiencing. What you are describing sounds very much like the pain I experienced -- quite often -- with TTS. Can TTS be caused by PF surgery?? I think sometimes TTS is caused by the way abnormal people walk when they are in pain after PF surgery. There certainly are a LOT of people who have had problems with PF surgery and then gotten TTS. Could all of those be COINCIDENCES?
An injury to the nerve while giving you a nerve block could probably have caused the symptoms you are talking about. I know that if a nerve is pierced with a needle it can take months, sometimes even longer, for it to get back to normal.
(3) Has anyone been given temp or perm disability for plantar fasciitis here?
Yes, but very few. That is very difficult to do and I will let those who have been successful with it speak for themselves.
(4) YES. A lot of people with TTS have normal nerve conduction tests, at least until their condition has become far advanced. A normal nerve conduction test does NOT mean that you don't have TTS, not at all. But if they do a nerve conduction test and tell you that the results are 'positive for TTS' then that is quite a definite diagnosis -- in other words, with a 'positive' nerve conduction test it's pretty certain in that case that you really DO have TTS, but a normal nerve conduction test doesn't mean that you DON'T have it.
I hope you get this all figured out soon!
Re: OOps!! Sorry!Sharon W on 9/01/03 at 23:03 (128528)
Sorry about that! :'>
I didn't mean to offend anyone by calling them 'abnormal people', I just got two words turned around -- I wrote
'I think sometimes TTS is caused by the way abnormal people walk when they are in pain after PF surgery.'
but what I MEANT to write was
'I think sometimes TTS is caused by the abnormal way people walk when they are in pain after PF surgery.'