| | Burning/Wet sensation after foot surgery?
So I've had severe foot problems for almost six years now. Six years ago I fractured my left foot in 13 or so places. It healed, but from that day on, the pain never stopped. A few years later, I ripped the tendon in the arch of my foot. (I don't know the name). So I had a repair in March 2007. I ripped the tendon again in September. So in December 2007, I had a heel shift, tendon repair, and tendon transfer. The surgery was successful but the pain didn't even falter. (When I say pain, it was a constant ache with intensely sharp searing pains a few times each hour.) So finally, this past Wednesday, I had a third (and hopefully final) surgery. The doctor put a cadaver bone on the outside metatarsal of my foot (below my pinky toe). Then he fused my navicular cuneiform joint and cut a section out of the previously repaired tendon to tighted the loosening that had occurred. I was released from the hospital Thursday evening in bandages covering a split cast and told I am NWB six weeks then WB for six in a cast and WB for six in a walking boot. I had a nerve block and take home pump that wore off mid Friday.
Friday, and every day since, I've been experiencing the most bizarre and extremely painful sensation. Right where the surgeon cut to add the cadaver bone, it feels like my foot is wet. It gets extremely warm and wet feeling, then slowly cools. Is this a nerve thing, or could it possible one of my incisions is bleeding (if even a little bit)? It's an extremely painful feeling, so it worries me because the pain killers I'm taking don't even begin to take the edge off it. It puts me in tears for a long time. Is it just normal healing? Or what? I'm slightly scared. It may just be my age causing the fear (I just turned 17), but the pain is unbearable and it really does feel wet.
Last edited by ColorMeYellow; 08-23-2009 at 10:19 PM.