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Old 07-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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A little over 2 mo ago I had sugery for mortons neuroma, a torn peroneal tendon, and achilles tendonosis. I wore the heavy black boot for six weeks and was nwb for the first 3 weeks. The boot was very painfull to wear and I expected that once the boot came off and I could wear shoes it would be a lot better. Well when the boot came off I found most of the pain was not because of the boot but because anything that touches that side of my foot is very painful. Even putting my foot down on the sheet at night is misery. It is still swelling up every day too. So I guess my question is it normal to have the burning stinging pain and swelling
at this stage?

 
Old 07-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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No one has had this prpblem?

 
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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Hi, I've had achilles tendon reconstruction and a mortons neuroma removal and planters faciitis release. (3 separate surgeries) I also have fibromyalgia and it takes me longer to heal. For the achilles tendon it took me 3 separate iterations of PT to get thru and the last one included water walking which saved me.

It sounds like you are having some nerve problems do they have you on anything like lyrica, topomax, neurontin? that will help with that. Moving out of the boot is a transition. you are just going to have to find a sandal/shoe that will work for you out of trial and error mine was Birkenstocks. I also had heel problems and bought some of those gel inserts to stick in the bottom of my boot to help me w/ the weight bearing. Just go to the drug store and see what they have to offer maybe to stick on the side of your foot where it hurts, you never know.

Not sure if I've been much help but I hope I have good luck to you you have been thru a lot. let us know how you get a longl CJ

 
Old 07-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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I would say definitely a nerve issue as well. Not sure if it's normal or not given the time frame and what procedures you have had done.

I would ask your specialist about these issues and also research rsd/crps and see if some of the symptoms match up. I know the sensitivity to touch (like bed sheets, etc.) is a common complaint. Hopefully you don't have that but if so, it's better to catch that very early like within 3 months to have a positive outcome...Usually PT is prescribed for ROM and desensitation assuming other structural issues aren't preventing PT.

 
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