Electric like shocks

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I've had 2 x tri orif surgeries with in the last month.

I am two weeks on from my 2nd surgery today.

I am experiencing electric like shocks (very intense pins and needles in one spot) for a short amount of time in my toes and soul of my foot.

I am due back to the hospital on Wednesday and was wondering whether this was normal or not.

It's that intense it's making my full body shudder as if I am having a convulsion.

Any advice would be appreciated ps I'm non weight bearing and have a cast incase this effects it.

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    These are normal but they do hurt and jolt. Try magnesium or muscle relaxers, I used both and they got better. It is to do with the nerves.
    • Posted

      Thanks for the reply Margie,

      How long does the jolts and jitters go on for as the nerves are healing?

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    I'm so sorry you are expierencing this chazma

    I can only speak from my own experience- YES and it sucks. That is when the pain pills are really needed- I have been weight bearing about 3-4 weeks and the pain is less constant. I could not sleep for 3 months but am doing much better at this time and I found it to be hell getting worked over at physical therapy- I soak my foot in a bucket of ice 2xs a day..I went to a pain doc and got muscle relaxers and Tramodol and take aspirin so I did not have to take oxycodene all the time. But from my experience thus far it gets better slowly and there are good days and bad days at this point. I think you had a tough surgery as i and some others on this forum have and I suspect have more pain...

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      To be perfectly honest I've had no pain what so ever from my ankle i am very lucky or very unlucky as the case may be.

      My nerves might very well be damaged from the initial break and dislocation of my foot as I did not have pain then.

      So the pain may start to come once my nerves begin to heal.

      If you don't mind me asking how long do the pains go on for in a spasm like manner?

  • Posted

    Yes I had those electric like shocks after being NWB for 3 months. Horrible & scary. They happen less and less but 5 months from initial surgery I still have them. Crazy as it sounds a certain tone on my cellphone sets it off!! At least it's quick and goes away.


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