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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I don't see my NS again for about 2 weeks and he is soooooooooo busy speaking to him on the phone is impossible but my problem right now and since surgery but seeming to get stronger is this intense foot pain, it really seems to start at my heels and radiates all thru my feet and they even feel swollen, does anybody newly post have anything like this? Unless I stay in my recliner with me feet up it just doesn't let up! :( :? :(



  • Sounds like a problem I had post-op out about 3 weeks out.
    It was foot swelling due to med changes. i was put on a diuretic and the swelling went away. So did the pain in my feet.
    Do you take High blood pressure meds? Caduet was the problem for me.
  • Thanx for replying~ no I'm not on any sort of HBP meds, but my hubby had to remind me that this same thing happened after my first fusion so I'm wondering if I just have some sort of issue with my feet that acts up after surgery? :?
  • Since my surgery it hurts so bad to step on my left foot. I get up in the morning hobbling around because it hurts so bad. It never did swell. I just assumed it was so kind of referred pain from my back so I have never mentioned.
  • I have very painful feet dueto nerve damage and this can also happen after surgery while the nerves are still inflammed and irritated. Mine hurt all the time though, but maybe while you are sitting the nerves are not be compressed for some reason.

    Definitely inform your doctor at your next appt. I'm surprised, though, that he won't call you back if you call and say you have a serious concern. If you're uncomfortable waiting until you see him, call. Otherwise, I guess try and stay off your feet if that helps.
  • Hi, my name is Alma and I'm new here. I had a fusion almost 4 yrs ago; but had my first episcode probably 10 yrs ago with burning pains like you said starting first in my heel and then the whole bottom of my foot; then shortly thereafter it was both feet feeling the same way. This time I went to see a foot specialist who made me a pair of orthotics that I wore in my shoes. I wore these for a little less than a yr and finally got some relief. During this time, I also froze some [soda] plastic bottles containing water and rolled these under the bottom of my feet. This helped some along with a foot massage from my husband.
    Well, last yr after walking for a couple of months a mile a day, my feet began to burn again. I had to quit walking, started wearing New Balance tennis shoes, and began taking Neurontin 300 mgs 3 times a day. Within a couple of months or so, my pain left.
    I'm now possibly facing another spinal fusiom. L 4 was fused in 2004; L 3 is now badly worn, leaking, causing me to have the same pain as that of a herinated disk. My disk is like an old worn out tire having a hole in the tube leaking out the air. The Dr. is giving me 2 mos to make up my mind...what I want to do? I'm tired of hurting; but, hate the thoughts of having another fusion!
    Do you have any advice, Cherry or anyone out there?
  • Cherry, how you sleep or lie? I ask because I find if I lie on my side with a pillow (even a small one ) between my legs I wake with the most intense pain in my foot I could scream.

    I got rid of the pillow and it made all the difference.

    Also, I know you are walking a lot, so does the swelling in your feet improve after walking. It could just be that the fluid is "pooling" in your feet and it is telling you to move around more.
    BTW, Celery juice is a really good natural diuretic if you need one but check with your Dr first as so many of the meds we are all taking have contra-indications.
    Hope it improves for you

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