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I am 6 weeks post o[p from having the sugery and i'm not sure yet how it will work. Was it painful...just for the first 5 days. Most of the pain now is walking on the surgical foot. the incision goes down the side of the ankle around the bottom of your foot. so walking on the swollen incision is painful. I've had numerous injections, 2 other surgery' s to remove cyst from the bone in both ankles and then I had that horribel shock wave therapy treatment that I would have much rather given birth to a moose then go through that again. Needless to say it didn't work. I'm a nurse so always on my feet and got a horrible case of PF and the only thing to do was the big release and release the nerves. So if anyone else has had that done...when can i expect relief. Very painful still. my doctor swears the other patients he did a few months ago are doing great...
Judy, Twenty years ago I was hiking the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. Every creek I came to I crossed the creek by jumping over rocks. Then one day while I was crossing a creek it felt like my left heal stepped on a nail. That was twenty years ago.. I had tried P.T. podiatrist, surgeaons, nothing helped. On day someone gave me a sheet of paper, three exercises on it. 1. put a towel on the floor and try to grap it with your toes. I am up to five minutes. 2. Take the bad foot and rub the bottom of the foot on your calf, 3 then do stretches, hands on wall and stretch the bad foot. Then I take a towel, a good sizw bath towel and with it rub the foot. Just whith the three exercises my planta foot feels better.
Surgery, go very slow in making a decision. It takes a long time to heal. And seek the advice of more than one doctor.