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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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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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Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when i get up, is this normal ?

Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when i get up, is this normal ?

Scar tissue: When the body heals itself from a surgical procedure, scar tissue is formed. This can cause stiffness in the area. After tarsal tunnel surgery, or any surgery, it is important to prevent the negative effects of scar tissue by performing range of motion exercises once your surgeon allows. I would contact your physician. ...Read more

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Increased sensitivity in foot after tarsal tunnel surgery?

Surgery: Thats normal. A lot of patients post surgery will have a significant increase in sensation then the body will regulate and hopefully be normal after a year! ...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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Generally speaking, how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?

Generally speaking,  how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?

Less than a day: Over the bandage and dressings, the application of a posterior rest splint (the back half of a cast) for immobilization minimizes motion and thus minimizes pain. ...Read more

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

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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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