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heel pain after surgery

Posted by DianeT on 7/20/05 at 12:35 (178710)

I still feel pain after surgery which was performed on April 26,2005. I had endoscopic plantar fascilitis done. Now I am going through physcial therapy which isn't working. I would like to know what can be done after having that surgery to relieve this pain? Can it be that it is just healing, which everyone trys to tell me? I visit the dr. again Monday and what I really would like to tell him is (please take the Heel spur out) - would that be wise? Would another MRI be necessary? - Your input is greatly appreciated.

Re: heel pain after surgery

ray on 7/20/05 at 20:46 (178746)

i had open planter realease on june 5 2004 and still in pain had resent mri that showed focal thickening and inflamation at surgery area

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DianeT on 7/21/05 at 07:47 (178762)

What did the doctor say what to do next? Wouldn't he just take the heel spur out or is there something else to do for it. Thanks for your input -Diane

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ray on 7/21/05 at 20:06 (178809)

AS FOR YOU IF YOU HAD OPEN PLANTER RELEASE THE DOC SHOULD OF REMOVED THE SPUR WILE HE WAS THIER DOSENT MAKE SENCE NO BEFORE MY SURGERY THE DOC SAID 95%SUCESS RATE AND THE 5% WASNFAT PEOPLE HE SAID1 MO AND BACK TO NOMAL THAT WAS A YEAR AGO NO YOU PLAN ON GIVING YOURSELF ATLEASE A YEAR TO RECOVER THATS THE NORM WHEN THE PLANTER IS CUT AS MINE WAS 50% THE HOLE FOOT WILL LOWER AND EVERY MUSCLE LIG TENDON SOFT TISSUE WILL RE-SETTLE THEN YOU WILL HAVE SOME SCARE TISSUE THAT WHATS CAUSING ME PAIN DOC SAID IT COULD INTRAP THE SMALL NERVES THAT DONT SHOW UP ON N.C.T. I KNOW I HAD ONE SCARE TISSUE CAN GROW UP TO 2 YRS AFTER SURGERY NOW AFTER SURGERY I HAD EVERY PAIN THERE IS IN FOOT AFTER MOST OF THE PAIN WENT AWAY THE PAIN WAS SURGERY PAIN NOW AFTER 13 MO THE ONLY PAIN I GOT IS WHAT I STARTED WITH BEFORE SURGERY P.F. PAIN PATIENTS OK IF I CAN HELP LET ME KNOW NO GO TO FRONT PAGE GO TO SURGERY THEN PATIENTS DATA BASE ITS ALL ON PEOPLE WHO HAD P.F. SURGERY

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ray on 7/21/05 at 20:13 (178811)

SORRY ITS MEASGE BOARD THEN FOOT SURGERY

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april l on 7/21/05 at 20:27 (178812)

Hi Diane,
As I understand it, the spur is usually NOT removed during EPF. The actual heel spur does not usually cause pain, the plantar fascia is what causes the pain. I had this surgery twice and the spurs were never removed. I have had 100% success with both surgeries. I have no pain at all. The thing is, it does take 6 months to a year to heal and become pain free. Some people do not have successful surgeries, but I would not panic yet if I were you because it is too early. For me, physical therapy and stretching were most helpful to my healing. I stretched from the very first day post op to make sure the fascia healed in a lengthened position. I also walked right away, even when it hurt. I am not a doctor but speak from my personal experience. Oh, and I'm also fat, so weight has nothing to do with successful outcomes IMO. Just be careful who you take advice from here.

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ray on 7/21/05 at 21:57 (178817)

daine before my surgery and x-rays the doc told me on open planter release he would cut the planter and shave any heel spur now heel spurs do dig into the planter which inflame the planter some doc say one thing and another doc says another on heel spurs it makes sence if they open you up to remove the spur now check on the message board like i said and see how many p.f. had spurs removed NOW MY DOC SAID THE ONLY TIME HE DID A OPEN P.F. SURGERY AND DID NOT REMOVE THE SPUR WAS WHEN HE HAD A SUPER FAT WOMAN WITH FAT FEET HE SAID THE SKIN WAS TO FAT HE SAID HER NAME WAS SOMETHING LIKE MAY OR APRIL NOW DIANE YOU HAVE SOME GOOD DOCS HERE SO LISON TO THEM THENB YOU HAVE PEOPLE WITH NO LIFE WHO LIVE ON THIS SITE AND GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE WHO DONT KNOW WHAT HTE HEEL THIER SAYING GOOD LUCK

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DianeT on 7/21/05 at 22:23 (178824)

Thank you so much for the advise. I am hearing that many people think I should just give it time to heal (around 6 mths. or more). Now I am really suffering right now with my left foot. It finally caught up to me and boy am I suffering. It is towards the heal and on the lower half of my arch. I can't believe the pain. Now I really feel crippled and only just turned 43. Its nice to know that I can write and have people how can relate to the problem. Thanks for your help and I will keep you guys posted on my meeting Monday with the Dr. Diane

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DianeT on 7/21/05 at 22:29 (178825)

Hi April, When you had the pain after surgery did it sort of feel like as if you didn't have the surgery and what did the Dr. say if you asked him about it? Can scar tissue do all that? So I shouldn't panic about it? This is driving me crazy! Can't wait to visit the Dr. on Monday and hear what he has to say. Now I have the other foot giving me pain and in tears. Thanks for the advise and I will keep you posted on my outcome. Please keep in touch - Diane

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april on 7/21/05 at 22:50 (178826)

Yes, after surgery it did feel like before surgery, even worse. After my first surgery, I was scared that I had made a huge mistake. After my second surgery (7 yrs later), I knew what to expect. I'm not a doctor so I don't know about scar tissue being the cause of your pain. My doctor sent me to physical therapy and aggressively worked on my foot to break up any scar tissue. My foot hurt all over at times and if I hadn't been through it before, I would have been very depressed....it's a slow recovery so it's easy to get discouraged. Good luck!

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