Re: Doctor says pain is in my mind?
I have fibomyalgia and, yes, I'm more sensitive to pain. I feel so much pain it feels like I'm on overload and the smallest things become incredibly painful.
As far as the heel pain goes, my Dr.'s orders after a calcaneal osteotomy were to ditch the crutches/walker 1 week after the cast comes off and that you may have to go back on painkillers to do it. They said the pain may be so bad you think something is wrong, but to try to walk as normally as possible and push through it. I found it INCREDIBLY painful to FWB at first, but the more I pushed to do it, but better it got. When my physical therapist started doing things to get my swelling down, movement got SO much easier. What is your swelling like? Do you have physical therapy as an opion? Many folks on here have said it will be a year or more before you are out of pain from foot surgery, so it takes a very long time. I am coming up on 6 months post-op and still have a lot of pain and still have a limp despite it all.
Hang in there. The pain is NOT in your head. (One of my pet peaves when they say that!!)
"All American Procedure" surgery April 4, 2011
Hardware removal July 14, 2011