Re: Fused Spine-now I have a hot foot
this is just a thought here but try looking up info on 'charcots joint" and see what you think.this is just one possibility of many that could be responsible for your current symptoms.you can actually get charcots in any load bearing joint,espescially if there is any sort of loss of actual sensation or innervation in that area.like i said,just one possibility.the big thing here is that the heat is present.is this an actual heated area or do you just"percieve it that way?there is a huge difference.the best way to know for certain that any given area is actually hotter than another would be to go to any drug store and buy one of those temp strips?the ones that you usually buy for kids that you can place on their forehead to see if they have a fever?i bought one of these because of the RSD(also a possibility for you too)i have in my knee constantly was generating alot of heat,just in the knee area.my actual core body temp,because of SNS damage is actually lower than normal.but my knee itself was close to 102 degrees.really shocked me since it didn't feel THAT hot,but the strip told me exactly what that temp actually was.inflammation can generate heat in any area too.does this foot appear or just feel inflammed to you at all?Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
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