Re: Nerve Pain Following Bunion Surgery
Thanks for your post. The MRI did show some tenosynovitis which the doctor is not too concerned about. It will correct itself. I also saw a pain managment doctor who ordered an EMG test which I had yesterday. The test showed no nerve damage. The doctor compared my left and right foot, and the right foot is red, swollen, and the sole was very moist with sweat. I continue to have almost constant ankle pain and swelling and periodic nerve pain throughout foot and leg. The pain managment doctor told me she thinks I have RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). She has started me on Neurotin building up to 300 mg 3 times a day and has now ordered a Sympathetic Nerve Block. She said if I get pain relief from the block, it is confirmation of the diagnosis. If not, that does not mean I do not have CRPS. It just means my CRPS does not respond to the blocks. I am still doing PT three times a week. Did you have one of these blocks? How long did it take for your CRPS to go into remission and have you ever had a recurrence of symptoms? The doctor said she thinks I have a mild case and that it is good it has been diagnosed so early (not yet three months post surgery). I asked her if my symptoms will progress as the disease progresses, and she told me she honestly does not know. I am devastated by this potentially life changing diagnosis and what to be as proactive in my treatment as I can be. Please share more of your experience and thank you so much.