Bad foot pain

Since 2003 I had foot pain when I first got up in the morning. I went to my first DPM. After several injections without any relief he decided to get an MRI. After talking to another friend that seemed to have the same problem I decided to have another doctor look at my foot and see what was up. This doctor looked at my MRI and said that I had plantar faciitis. He ordered some custom orthodics and PT. After 3 or so months of this my foot was beginning to feel worse and worse. The pain was not only in the morning, but now lasting through out the day and into the night. I then went to my family doctor who then recommended another DPM. I went to this new doctor and he never asked to see the MRI or took any other test other than inject my foot with some kind of numbing agent. After he injected my foot he came back into the room several minutes later and asked my how it felt. From this he made the determination that I had tarsel tunnel and plantar faciitis and the only thing that was going to help me was surgery. This was March of 2004. I decided to wait. I was told by the doctor that this would either help my foot or stop it from getting any worse. Nothing more, nothing less. Well i went the whole summer with my foot getting worse and worse with pain, but was able to still walk around and function normally. Well in September or 2004 I decided that I didn't want to be in pain any longer and had the surgery. What a mistake!!! The day after the surgery I knew something was wrong because my big toe was numb and tingly, which it never was before. I also started to develope 2 bumps on the bottom of my foot with are extremely painful. Here it is almost March now and I still need to walk with a cane and have a constant pain in my foot. He had tried some injections, but nothing he seemed to do helped at all. I have since then got a copy of my MRI and read the immpression which stated that my plantar facia was "unremarkable" and there was no sign of plantar faciitis. I have also been told that it is common practice for the doctor to do a EMG/NCS before preforming the tarsel tunnel surgery to determine that was what I had. I was also told that it is not common at all for a 34 year old male, healthy, non-drinker, not over-weight to have tarsel tunnel. I am currently seeing a orthopedic sugeon that specializes in the foot and ankle, but he hasn't really told me anything other than the doctor that did the sugery screwed my foot up pretty bad. I really just want to know if this can be fixed? He has been trying a few nerve pain drugs, but they don't seem to be working. I had some custom orthotics made to try and relieve the foot from putting any pressure on the bumps, but that doesn't help when you have numbness in the big toe. I did finally have a EMG/NCS, which showed weak signals of the nerve, but the muscles did not respond to the electric shock or when the pins were inserted. Can you give me any clues????


Posted By Eric on February 24, 2005 at 22:45:05:

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