I am not sure I am posting in the right place, so let me know if I need to use a different area on the site.
In September of 2013, I fell at work, tore my rotator cuff, and broke my hip. After hip pinning, and much therapy, I began to feel better. However, the pain never completely left, and spread down my leg to my foot. A few weeks ago, after a second bout with pneumonia, my feet swelled till I couldn't see my ankles, and the pain was so bad, that I could barely walk. I was told that when I got better, the swelling and pain would go away. Well, I got better, the swelling went away for the most part, but the pain continues. I can barely walk, and look like a robot shuffling along. I had two back surgeries in L3 years ago, but little problems since. Now, my back hurts slightly to the right of my spine in the same spots. The left leg where the hip was broken hurt all the way down to my foot, but then also began hurting on the right side.
I am wondering if my back could be causing the foot pain? Sometimes, it is extremely painful to touch my ankles. My feet even hurt on the bottoms. If I am lying down, the pain is much better, but there are still shooting pains. Recent X-rays showed good results, and the hip looks good. The best relief is with ice. The pain on my back goes down my buttocks, through my calves, and around my knees.
I am in a quandary, and don't know what to think. I am 68, and before the fall I could do anything, and work harder then most people half my age. Do you think this could be related to my fall, and could my back be causing my feet to hurt? Oh, yes, my feet never swell.