Re: Complications after foot surgery.
I developed CRPS after breaking my foot twice last year, funny part about it, is where it was most painful was where I had had sugery previously the year before on my tibia to release the fascia. Anyway, there are things that can be done if intervention is done early enough. As you said, you have been on the web and that can be scary. Sometimes it can be put into a remissive state and it doesn't flare it's ugly head to often and other times it can be tough. I think I am one of the lucky ones. I have had several lumbar sympethetic nerve blocks as well as scar injections and my pain is pretty much on the low side most of the time. I do also have drugs if I need them, but I prefer not to take them unless I really need them. There is an RSD board on these boards as well if you haven't been there. Pain management is the way to go, I happen to be seeing my pain management doctor for something else and he is the one who figured out what was going on with my leg, the ortho. doc was headed in that direction, but the PM doc, went there much quicker as he is used to handled CRPS patients.