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scoliosis surgery foot pain??

Hello all: I wonder if anyone with spinal fusion surgery has suffered from painful and swollen feet (and somewhat legs)? On 7/11 I had a T3-sacrum and the pelvic fixation operation, The pain I felt around the scoliosis curves (basic crunching of spine) is gone and I''m doing PT and trying to learn how to walk a bit straighter, BUT since shortly after surgery, my feet are killing me. It does seem like typical plantar fasciitis which I was diagnosed with two years prior to my spinal surgery. the difference is, both feet really hurt and the pain wraps around the feet and into ankles. I get a bruising on the left ankle that comes and goes. I am in constant contact with physician's assistants but don't see my surgeon again for a month. AT first they say 'sure the swelling could be from the surgery' then they say 'it's not likely it's from the surgery'. What I want to know is whether anyone with this type of surgery has had painful and swollen feet,

And if so, what happened?





  • hi Noreen

    yes I have pain in my left foot, in the big toe and in the back section of the arch into the heel, I was told I got foot drop from the surgry and that it is not uncommon. my foot was soooo numb right ater the operation that I could not stand for the bed sheets to even touch it.. I was told to rub and pat and touch that area a lot to help it get over being so sensitive, and that did help but all most 9 months out..its still numb, my doctor feels that it was the cost of my surgery, I also have a lump just under my right knee

    my numbness is from center of low back around the left hip and groin down to big toe on left foot, so all of left side, and on the right leg from just above right knee to right angle. some of the numbness has settled down a little some parts are still very intense.

  • xrobynx: Is there a way for me to be notified when someone responds to a post? It is now 10/20 and I see your comment was from over a month ago! So do you think that this foot pain (I was diagnosed with Plantar F like 3 years ago) could all be part of the back issues that will possibly heal (no pun intended) over time? I know that my back is still numb but it's only been 3 months so I'm assuming it's normal. I kind of hope that these pains an numbness will slowly get better? I have the numbness in a similar area to you but it does not go down to my toe. Anyway I don't know about you but the foot pain is worse than the back pain often and I hate it because I'm walking every day!!


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