tts release surgeryPosted by Karen b on 12/06/04 at 09:55 (165258)
ELaine, I sympathize with you. My surgery was also unsuccessful but honestly the surgery was not that bad. I just wish it would have worked.Have you tried orthotics? they help some. I have had this for
over a year and still do not have relief. The dr. is going to have me
tested for fiber myalgia and lupus. My feet are burning like fire as I
type. I really hurt and know that you must care for your children. I
also like to go to the mall. My advice is find a really good podiatrist.
Keep in touch.
Re: tts release surgeryNancy F. on 12/08/04 at 18:04 (165375)
i AM GOING FOOR AN EMG TOMORROW AS i ALSO HAVE RED BURNING FEET ALL THE TIME. i WONER IF i HAD LUPUS OR fIBERMYALGIA IF THAT TEST WOULD SHOW IT.
Re: tts release surgeryAnn L on 12/09/04 at 02:29 (165396)
An EMG will not show if you have lupus or fibromyalgia, tho TTS sometimes accompanies them both. Lupus is diagnosed with blood tests and symptom evaluation. Fibromyalgia is more of a rule-out diagnosis. There is no lab test to diagnose it. After lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, plus a couple others are ruled out, the doctor may lean towards fibromyalgia. Currently, the only real 'test' for fibromyalgia is checking for tender points. There are 18 specific tender points on the body in common with fibromyalgia - the pain when pressure is applied to the tender points is much greater than expected with the amount of pressure. To be diagnosed, they say a minimum of 11 points must be tender. Symptoms of generalized achiness, fatigue must be present consistently for over 3months. I have fibromyalgia, which was suspected by my podiatrist, because of the severity of my pain. After diagnosis, I found out that problems like TTS and carpal tunnel syndrome are not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients.