| | Re: endoscopic plantar fasciotomy didn't work
Leah, reading your post, I kept thinking, "This could be me!"
I was first diagnosed with PF in both feet in summer 2006.
I had the Topaz fasciotomy in late February 2010 (after exhausting all options), and I have felt very little relief. Not so much the "walking on knives" feeling that I had at the beginning, and not so much the "walking on pure bone" I felt at the end. It's just a constant ache, sometimes a pulling on the fascia, sometimes stabbing on the back "U" of my heel. I'd worked myself up to walking about 3 miles a day (broken up into 2 walks), but it was rough. Once I stopped, the horrendous throbbing would start. Then it got to the point where I couldn't do the walks at all.
I work on my feet 8 hrs a day, and I haven't been able to return to work since the surgery. Changing occupations isn't an option. My state barely pays any disability, and I am starting to foreclose on my house. I am practically housebound, as being on my feet longer than 30-45 minutes can turn from uncomfortable to excruciating. I know what you mean about "life is passing me by", and people don't realize how depressing it can be to be plagued with chronic pain. I'm glad to know I'm not alone with the fasciotomy not relieving all the pain.
I'd be interested to know how you are now, a year later?
Last edited by hheenan; 06-10-2010 at 05:24 PM.