Hi Everyone!! I'm new to these boards and would love some input please!
(apologize if this gets too long) Dx 2 years ago was plantar facitiis, started with anti-inflammatory meds, inserts for sneakers, cortisone shots, then shockwave therapy (none of these worked) Had endoscopic plantar facitiis release surgery, didnt work, six months later had open plantar facitiis release, was sent to PT where my foot was reinjured!!!! After living in the boot, taking anti inflammatory meds, etc. (nothing was helping) went to a new podiatrist who also specializes in nerve damage. Had numerous tests done and I have nerve damage also. March 1st tried to do RF nerve ablation, with no luck. April 26th had nerve decompression/baxters nerve release.....28 staples later, I now have an infection in the bottom part of my incision (rest of incision has healed beautifully)
Tommorrow will be 5 weeks since my surgery, I guess I'm wondering, if anyone else has had a similiar situation? I am still in pain...was hoping someone had suggestions?? I do have the ice machine (not sure the name) that pumps constant cold water with a wrap on foot, it is very soothing, however, doesnt take the pain away....I am no longer on crutches, my husband keeps telling me to get back on them, although the doc didnt say to....
Any input would be appreciated!!!
Hi Wecome to health boards. I am not telling anyone what to do, only what I would do if it were my foot. I would take tea tree oil tablets as recommended on the bottle for approximately 14 days or so to help with infection. I would not use cold constantly since this constricts blood vessels and may inhibit circulation a bit if used long term. This would also keep the foot from being well nourished and would not allow toxic wastes to be removed as readily. I might use warm 3-4 minutes, followed by cold 30 seconds. If the doctor does not give any specific reason why that can't be done. Then I would repeat the hot cold procedure 3-4 times and go to bed after finishing with cold at night. If needed the whole procedure may be done 3 times a day. I would use more lemons, more grapefruit, more kiwi, garlic, onions and bay leaf tea. I might use more cherries, pineapple and turmeric for anti-inflammatories. I would not mix fruit with veges. I would avoid all sweets and junk foods. Has a thyroid level ever been done? sjb
Last edited by sjb; 05-30-2012 at 12:01 PM.
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Hi and welcome to the boards! I'm so sorry all of this has happened to you! Ouch, ouch, ouch! Unfortunately I don't have much experience with your conditions as my PF healed, but hopefully others will chime in. Just wanted to say hi and I hope you feel better soon!
Hi A friend of mine has job standing most of the time and I think the bottoms of the feet can't be as well nourished by the blood vessels that way because of the constant pressure on them. The blood vessels can't bring in nutrition with the blood and remove waste because they are blocked with constant pressure in her case, in my opinion.
Some people with rheumatoid arthritis, another inflammatory condition of the joints, are told to use foods such as fruit, sauerkraut, walnuts, wheat germ, legumes, soy, vegetables, nuts, whole grains. They are also told to reduce or eliminate completely: additives, alcoholic beverages, meat, pork, milk and egg. sjb
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I am still kind of new.......lol LuvssunsetsKM how are you feeling now? Everything you had done i had it done as well. I have surgery Sept 10th I had Endoscope plantar release. All kind of test injections,nerve blocks,you name it i had it. Now i am have the nerve decompression surgery because i have real bad nerve damage. This will be my 3 surgery on this foot.OMG...I hope all is well with you.