4th surgery??

I have been fighting foot pain for almost 4 years. Here is what has happened:
Jan 2001- twisted ankle, healed quickly (I thought and I forgot about it)
March 2001 - primary care dr. said problem in foot was arthritis, so I dropped the matter while pain continued
Spring 2002 - pain began to move up leg
Summer 2002 -complained again to primary care dr. who ran tests with no finding for source of pain
Aug. 2002 - began seeing poditrist who diagnosed neuroma and began shots (first to try to revive the nerve and then to try to kill it)
Dec. 2002 - surgical removal of neuroma
Jan. 2003 - pain continued
Feb. 2003 - physical therapy to reduce scar tissue
April. 2003 - surgical removal of another neuroma and bone spur (following surgery a hematoma developed and incision healing was very slow)
June 2003 - infection at incision
July 2003 - more physical therapy
Aug 2003 - RSD - drugs, exercise, more therapy
Nov. 2003 - tendonitis, then capsulitis
Dec 2003 - continued swelling, began use of custom orthodics
Jan 2004 - MRI
Feb 2004 - tarsal tunnel release (dr. said he had found site of original injury in my ankle, then I remembered the twisted ankle)
March 2004 - continued pain - physical therapy
April 2004 - pain getting worse
May 2004 - MRI - possibly another neuroma, dr. beginning shots again....also, possible planter facia (heal pain since last surgery) and some tendonitis remains

contributing factors: extremely high arch and I under pronate severly

Any thoughts as to what other problems could be there causing the problems? What else do we look for? Any thoughts at all?



Posted By Jean on May 21, 2004 at 10:55:36:

This soft padded night splint with contoured posterior shell provides passive dorsi flexion to address plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Shipped with toe wedge for additional stretch on plantar facia.

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