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I am new to the boards. I had Tarsal Tunnel Release surgery on 3/22 and everything had gone very bad. The ortho surgeron sent me to a PM clinic and she gave a diagnosis of RSD.

Can hardly do any activities of daily living for the pain much less leave the house or go to work. (Which I think I have lost my job now along with my health insurance). I have already been out on medical leave for 12 weeks. I am the only one that brings income into the household, so I have that stress also. We were in a good place before my foot went bad.

I have elevated my foot to help with the swelling. One can only lay in the bed/recliner for so long.

I have burning, tingling and stabing pains in the foot, andkle and leg. The foot/ankle swells up and I can not put a shoe on. I have alot of color chnage in the foot such as blue (mostly on the bottom), then it can be red then it can turn to white. However sometimes in the morning the swelling and pain aren't so bad but get worse as the day goes on. Also if I am on it to do anything extra, like going to the doctor, it will still be swollen in the mornings. Sometimes it feel like my foot will explode. One time it felt like something burst in the sole of my foot when I was standing on it.

The physician gave me neurontin, which I have to slowly increase it, which is helping some. Also some muscle relaxers, (because I have muscle cramps) and zanax and vicodine to use when needed.

I feel like the nerve is still trapped somewhere but the ortho doc and PM doc said no to that idea. I wanted to get an MRI for the foot,ankle and leg however that has been a no go also.

I am sick of using crutches,walker and/or boot.

Sorry if I am rambling I have got to get back to some sort of normal life. Any comments/suggestion/questions are welcomed.

Thank you.
Had CT on left foot and ankle. According to Dr. the results look good. I had talked to him about a screw he put in my heel. I am allergic to metal, so I was wondering if my PROBLEM was my body rejecting the screw. He says it looks as though it is healing(it has been 5 months post op) how long does it take to heal a bone? Most people I know with broken arms or so it is 6 to 8 weeks, and I'm still healing. Well, as I've said I go to nuerologist on 20th, see what he says. Hope that answered your question, still feeling blah, so I know it was whiny as well, sorry for that.
My RSD seems to be worse at night, but that may be because I'm laying in the dark and really feeling it without distractions. It also hurts more if I've been up on my feet too long. I have never had the discoloration others seem to. Mine started has a tingling/burning pain on the outside of my foot that has gradually gotten worse, then quickkly added the super hypersensitivity. The inside of my foot tingles and burns, while a kind of novacane like numbness has spread to my leg and left forearm9again seems worse on the outside parts. I've also get an occational burning feeling in my right foot, but so far goes away. And lately, I've been getting cramps and charlie horses in both feet and calves.
[QUOTE=paininthefoot11;4765508]I am new to the boards. I had Tarsal Tunnel Release surgery on 3/22 and everything had gone very bad. The ortho surgeron sent me to a PM clinic and she gave a diagnosis of RSD.

Can hardly do any activities of daily living for the pain much less leave the house or go to work. (Which I think I have lost my job now along with my health insurance). I have already been out on medical leave for 12 weeks. I am the only one that brings income into the household, so I have that stress also. We were in a good place before my foot went bad.

I have elevated my foot to help with the swelling. One can only lay in the bed/recliner for so long.

I have burning, tingling and stabing pains in the foot, andkle and leg. The foot/ankle swells up and I can not put a shoe on. I have alot of color chnage in the foot such as blue (mostly on the bottom), then it can be red then it can turn to white. However sometimes in the morning the swelling and pain aren't so bad but get worse as the day goes on. Also if I am on it to do anything extra, like going to the doctor, it will still be swollen in the mornings. Sometimes it feel like my foot will explode. One time it felt like something burst in the sole of my foot when I was standing on it.

The physician gave me neurontin, which I have to slowly increase it, which is helping some. Also some muscle relaxers, (because I have muscle cramps) and zanax and vicodine to use when needed.

I feel like the nerve is still trapped somewhere but the ortho doc and PM doc said no to that idea. I wanted to get an MRI for the foot,ankle and leg however that has been a no go also.

I am sick of using crutches,walker and/or boot.

Sorry if I am rambling I have got to get back to some sort of normal life. Any comments/suggestion/questions are welcomed.

Thank you.[/QUOTE]

I am newly diagnosed so I had all these questions last year. I have full body rsd. The pain is everywhere. You are not rambling. And I thought that I was bad... KIDDING. My Mri's have been denied because they are not deemed important enough. It's total BS! The whole dang thing!





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