Booked for plantar release surgery my last hope feel confident I will get some pain relief ..will

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Has anyone had the release surgery what was your outcome ?

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    You are not the first to say you are having surgery please tell me where you live . My dr says there is no surgery for this. I live in London. Two drs have said this to me. I hope it all goes well for you.
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      Hello Caroline

      I live in Australia on a big property and most people here who have this condition get some relief from

      conservative treatments.. it does however come back and then won't respond and this is what's happened .. my last hope for some relief is the surgery .. how are you going with this issue? Cheers

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      For me had injections,and not work. I live in london. Sorry this in 2parts but pressed the wrong key and it was sent before I had finished.
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      Hi again I have a friend who lives in London and she has it and is getting some relief having shockwave therapy ... she has had 3 treatments and is having another 3 she told me .. I asked my surgeon about it he said it's a placebo effect so it doesn't last but hey give it a go i was told it's a bit uncomfortable but ur already are so why not ..

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      I sympathise with you it stops u doing what u want to do .. keep in touch ok will keep u posted after surgery ..
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    Hi Anna ,I had this surgery 10weeks ago and I'm really glad I had it done after years of pain and trying all treatments available I was referred to a private hospital as the NHS told me that they  were unable to treat it as it is such a specialist surgery. I had a wonderful surgeon who has been treating me for two years and the surgery was not taken likely but I had all the confidence in my surgeon who specialises in PF . I have had wonderful results from my surgery and will be having my other foot done later in the year when I have fully recovered from this one.

    my advice is get a specialist to advise you as  general surgeons do not no enough about the issues as you think, and it was a general surgeon who referred me to a private specialist who can give you good advice on how to deal with the problem,there are a lot of stories out there about PF, but everyone is very different and what can work for some doesn't work for others  take care who you  listen to . I hope you get sorted soon as I no how frustrating it can be to live with I've had it around 4 years now and it affects all aspects of your daily life .take care .

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      Hello Angela

      Very appreciative for your reply, yes I have seen a very good orthopedic surgeon who deals with this type of problem, tendons ligaments etc .. I had the cortisone injection as well and they told me I had inflamed bursa with the PF.. nothing has worked and I to have had it for years this is my second bout of it and it won't now settle ... where do u reside and did u have the open or arthroscope procedure? How was your recovery? I am a lil concerned about it ... my other foot is starting to become strained now it has been fine for years .. it's definitely stops u living and we are now on a beautiful property finally with all my horses lots of work ..

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      Hi Anne I live in the U.K.

      i have had PF for about 4years now and have tried all sors

      t of treatment I have had shockwave therapy, cortisone inj accupuncture  and had a plantar fasciotomy in Feb . I live a very busy life on a farm which as you can imagine keeps me on my feet for many hours in a day which is excruciating. I had all sorts of treatments under my local NHS hospital but was then referred to a private hospital to see a specialist podiatrist surgeon who specialises in PF.  As most specialist don't understand PF . I have had amazing results from my surgery after wearing a boot for 8weeks and using crutches for 6weeks.i now are getting back to normal with a little pain at the surgery site which continues to improve . My advice is keep searching till you find a surgeon who knows and specialise in PF to make sure this is what you actually have before any treatment it's different for everyone ,but I'm really glad that I found my surgeon who will be doing my other foot later in the year . good luck .

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      Hi Anne, I have also had plantar fascia release surgery, just before Angela did. I was hoping more people would reply having said they had had the surgery! I had both feet done and I am almost 6 months post op. I have had a lot of trouble with nerve pain shooting up my left leg. I had quite a different recovery plan to Angela as I was not in a boot or crutches and was told to weight bare after 24 hours. I am on Amitriptaline for nerve pain now which has helped but my right foot still has PF pain but not as bad. Is felt like I had no choice but to give the operation a chance. I would say if you have tried everything and you have had it a long time ( I had/have had it for 10 years) and its the last option then go for it. Good luck x
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      Hi Amy

      Oh having it in both feet must be awful I have a slight pulling feeling that has started in my good foot now .. thinking it's had to work more to support the other .. it's weird as I started wearing those nobbly masseur massage sandals that hurt and my foot feels better .. am just over a wk out for surgery and am wondering if I should go ahead with it .. Thanku for your story ...

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      Hi Angela

      Was ur surgery done with the arthroscope? I have been told it's not as long to recover the surgeon i have seen only does the open .. I am now in doubt and think possibly shld seek the arthroscope procedure what are yours thoughts ? Appreciate it anne

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