My tarsal tunnel surgeries were 6 months apart. The 2nd one is the one that damaged all the nerves - they cut my whole heel off in half to get to a 4" tumor that was inbedded into the base of the ankle bone. They needed to get to it from the bottom.
Recovery from that surgery was 6mos. I was in different casts the whole time.
2 mos after that 2nd surgery I needed to have a knee replacement on the same leg. That is when the RSD set in for good.
And if you have more surgery to remove the scar tissue you are back where you are right now. and then more scar tissue. a horrible circle.View Thread
I am going to throw this out there because it happened to me - I had to have 2 tarsal tunnel surgeries many years ago, because of the surgery all my nerves in my right foot were damaged.
I had many blocks to treat it and still no pain relief - so my Dr suggested UV light treatment. Oh my, the pain was so intense I could hardly walk for days. I was told that the nerves were being reactivated. The light does go to the nerves and begins to repair them. I had months of UV light therapy. Over time the pain from the lights got less and less. My nerves are about 75% but the pain in my ankle is gone.
Perhaps with you, you might have to go at this extremely slow - small areas at a time, maybe only once a week. It could be that you haven't had this kind of treatment for 5 yrs and now the light therapy stirred things up. (Just my guess, not a Dr or nurse) and don't pretend to be one.
For my back I get hot packs and massage, they do not use UV light - but then I go to physical therapy for my back treatments.
I will pray that you get some relief soon, DebView Thread
Tim I am going to see the pain Dr next Tues. I will bring this up and she what she says. I know I will get injections to start out with for the pain. Consult first then we schedule the injections.View Thread
That is actually where mine started - the only difference I had my appendix removed in 1995.
I have hypo-motility issues of the intestines - the reason for the removal of my colon - no medicine under the sun could help me go, no amount of fiber nothing worked - that was three yrs ago. Now I go 5 to 8 times a day.
Did did endoscopy, colonoscopy, HIDA scan, double contrast ct scans, ultrasounds and xrays the only they found on me is that where the connection of my small intestines to the remaining colon - "stool" gets stuck. I found that unbelievable because of the amount I go daily. So I was told to drink a large amt of Miralax for 4 days have more xrays and I'd be fine.
Well I am not fine the pain is still at the connection site and throughout my intestines. The charlie horses are the pits. It takes my breath away every time I get them.
Have they checked to see if you might have an autonomic dysfunction. Where the nerves in the involuntary muscles don't work right?View Thread
Hi and welcome to the board - sorry to read about your health issues - if you press on my picture (teddybear) it will tell you a little more about me.
I can say I am still being worked up for the same stomach problems you are having. Mine started only about 4 months ago - I also have had every test under the sun except for the Gastric Emptying Study test which is scheduled for Fri. the 22nd.
I get horrific pain and charlie horses immediately after bms. I also do not have much of a colon left only about 10". At the present time one Dr said it was Costochondritis - Tietze Syndrome. My PCP says she believes I have Intercostal Muscle disorder which seems to be also affecting my small intestines. I also have neuromuscular weakness of the lungs which could be contributing to my situation.
After having the Gastric Emptying study I will be going to PM for injections into the nerves and muscles throughout my right rib.
That is about all I can add - just wanted you to know I do feel the pain you are in - I am not any closer to an answer either. DebView Thread