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Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long?Can you walk after?How much pain is there? Wheres the cut?

Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long?Can you walk after?How much pain is there? Wheres the cut?

?: There is not an area referred to as the Anterior Tarsal Tunnel. These are questions you should speak with your surgeon about. ...Read more

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Recovery from tarsal tunnel release takes about how long?

Recovery from tarsal tunnel release takes about how long?

It really depends: There are different methods to perform this procedure, some more involved then others. Even the size of the incision can be highly variable, the larger the incision, the more dissection. So there are clear variables. ...Read more

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Had tarsal tunnel release 10 mo. ago, all of a sudden having ankle pain which is leading to some heal pain. Could this be a reocurrance?

Had tarsal tunnel release 10 mo. ago, all of a sudden having ankle pain which is leading to some heal pain. Could this be a reocurrance?

Tough to say: Without an exam. It certainly could be, but an EMG, which I suspect you had in the past with your history, would be able to be compared with the previous and your answer would be forthcoming. ...Read more

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I was put in a boot a week ago after tarsal tunnel release. New bruising on side and under arch now that I'm walking. Is this normal?

I was put in a boot a week ago after tarsal tunnel release. New bruising on side and under arch now that I'm walking. Is this normal?

Varies: Some degree is swelling/ bruising tracking into the foot is common after tarsal tunnel release, I would make sure your surgeon is aware and that you have a follow up appointment to be checked. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins wrapped around my tibial nerve with all of pain. Should they be removed. Have had a tarsal tunnel release 10 weeks ago.

I have varicose veins wrapped around my tibial nerve with all of pain. Should they be removed. Have had a tarsal tunnel release 10 weeks ago.

Tibial nerve veins: The TT release is in the area of the tarsal tunnel behind the medial ankle bone. In this area, varicosities may be in communication with the posterior tibial vein which is a deep vein. Sclerotherapy injection could inadvertently cause a deep vein thrombosis. I recommend seeing a board certified vein specialist to evaluate this condition. ...Read more

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I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and it is impossible to sleep it hurts so bad , is this normal?

I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and it is impossible to sleep it hurts so bad , is this normal?

Call you surgeon: This is a question that you should call your surgeon about. That is part of our job when we operate on you to be your support team after. Only your surgeon knows what he did to you and is your best source of information at this time. ...Read more

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I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and the pain is unbearable , is this normal ?

I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and the pain is unbearable , is this normal ?

Go see your surgeon: Your surgeon should have given you post-operative instructions plus enough pain medication to control expected amount/duration of pain. If that amount & dose are not enough, then you need to contact surgeon about possible complication causing unbearable pain. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Tarsal tunnel & gastrocneius surgery 2 weeks ago. Dr said nerve was completly wrapped around tendon & wont know what's permanent until 6mo my chances?

Tarsal tunnel & gastrocneius surgery 2 weeks ago. Dr said nerve was completly wrapped around tendon & wont know what's permanent until 6mo  my chances?

Be patient: If this has been a long standing issue, full recovery to the nerve can take quite a while! Be patient and give the postop course time. Stay compliant with your followup care. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is surgery for tarsal tunnel syndrome / plantar fascitis a good choice?

Can be: Make sure that prior to surgery to either of theses conditions you have tried all conservative care. Both of these conditions are usually succesful without surgery. If all else fails, then surgery would be a good option. ...Read more

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