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12/16/2011 05:10 PM

Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Information(page 3)

raspberry
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I know you can't diagnose without meeting me, I was just looking for some hope until can get to a doctor. I was not sure my symptoms were consistent with the experiences of others. Would you suggest a physiatrist, a neurologist, or a podiatrist? If someone with TTS does not have surgery, would the foot eventually lose sensation? Thank you for your time. `
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06/03/2012 06:35 PM
sriecke2007
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Hello! I am frustrated and need some advice. I have had 5 tarsel tunnel releases (1 on left 4 on right). Most recent was on right for the fourth time. I had an MRI and nerve conduction test and both confirmed TSS. Had the surgery in Oct of 2011 and 8 months post op and am still waiting for the pain to go away! The doctor told me after surgery that there was an extensive amount of scar tissue that she had to remove and there was a lot of swelling. I was non weight bearing for 12 weeks and returned to work in a month after this. I am a manager in a store so I stand on my feet for 8-10 hour a day for 40-50 hours a week. I realize that it takes a long time to heal from this surgery but my ankle and arch are still quite swollen and even more so at the end of the day. I do wear a support hose to help with the swelling and do have orthodics that were re-done after this last surgery. I was just wondering if maybe this will always be a part of my life and I must just deal with it. I do take some pain meds to deal with the terrible pain I am in. I am just wondering if I need to seek out a specialist in this area because it is getting very hard to work everyday dealing with this. I don't know if I would be considered disabled because of the way I feel. When I have a few days off, my pain is managable. Please any information would help me.

Thanks again

Shar


06/12/2012 01:36 AM
JoeinCT
 
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I'm thinking of tring acupuncture. I too suffer from scar tissue constantly grown back. They can't stop it. Try not to eat things with a lot of salt. Ask your doc about putting you on a diaretic. Help get rid of fluid in the body. Exta fluid in the feet squeeze the nerve. It's been 4 1/2 yrs for me and still going. 4 surgies on the right foot. Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted to help with the pain, that was 2 surgies. The Stim doesn't touch the hard pain. All kinds of pain meds. Nerve blocks. I was told by severly docs that it could be possibe that the nerve is so badly damaged it might not come back and that it will probably come down to when I say enough is enough and they amputate. Fun times.....Sad

Post edited by: JoeinCT, at: 06/12/2012 09:57 PM


07/27/2012 05:59 AM
fontaine2007
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I just had surgery two week ago for TTS.My foot is numb on the bottom .I would like to know if that is normal.And I would

like to know how long it took for any of you to be back to normal


08/05/2012 10:54 PM
JoeinCT
 
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I think it took a few months to get feeling back.

I still have areas around the heel and ankle that still have no feeling. It's been over a year since my last surgery.


08/26/2012 08:09 AM
Lynne628
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Hi~ and thank you for being available to all of us...

I had surgery on both feet 5 days ago. I got my bandages off after the third day and am changing the small clear (and large) bandaids daily so that I can put a neosporin on the wounds. I still have drainage, much more on one foot than the other, and wondered if that is normal. My sister thought I should leave the clear bandage on for several days at a time rather than taking them off and putting new ones on daily and that this might be causing the subsequent drainage that has not stopped.

Any advice?

I do still feel a slight electical charge feeling in one of my feet and I only hope that this calms down over time.

Thanks,

Lynne


08/28/2012 05:59 PM
eak
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Hi, I think your best bet is to go to a pediatrist. They will test you for TTS. I did this and at least you will know for sure. The solutions are not alway a immediate fix. I have been dealing with this for over 3 years. I am doing all I can to avoid surgery. My feet burn and tingle 24/7. Ice packs are my only relief. If you find a better solution please let me know.

eak


08/28/2012 06:06 PM
eak
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Shar,

I am sorry to hear of your problem. I have been dealing with this for about 3 years and I have had trouble standing for anytime at all. I am in quality engineering and can sit a lot so it has been do able. I have done all I can to not get the surgery and after reading your info I won't do it. My feet burn and tingle 24/l7. Ice packs are my onle relief. If you have any other suggestions please share. eak


08/28/2012 06:11 PM
eak
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Joeinct I have had this condition for about 3 years and my feet burn and tingle 24/7. I able to sit about 80 percent at work or I would really be in pain. As long as I can stay off my feet and keep them cool I can cope. I go bare footed mosted of the time. I will not have the surgery after reading all the negative feedback. Any suggestions?

08/28/2012 06:21 PM
eak
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Hi Dr. P, I have had this TTS for about 3 years now. My feet burn and tingle 24/7. I my only relief is to go barefooted and keep my feet cold with ice packs. I do not want surgery due to all the horror stories I have been reading. I have done the therapy and orthotics. I am constantly looking for non surgery solutions. My left foot is much worse than my right. Any good exercises? Any ideas?
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