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Offline Sarahnarthur

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Terrible burning and pain on the heel of my foot
« on: July 16, 2021, 11:40:28 PM »
I had acl reconstructive surgery on 7-9-21. A couple of days after the surgery I started to stretch my arms and upper body after just waking up. I noticed instant pain and burning in my heel and pain just right above my heel on my right leg, the same leg as the acl surgery. I also felt pain at the same time on the inside part of knee close to the incision sight. I don't know if it has to do with the pain in my heel. I do know since that time I have pain and burning in my heel along with swelling and light bruising.  I tried wearing shoes for the first time today since this has happened.... the moment I placed the shoe on my right foot, I immediately had to take the shoe off. It was too painful. I was able to wear a sock but not for long. Doing foot pumps and circles make it worse. I went to have it checked out today, they did an xray of my knee, and sent me to have ultrasound to rule out dvt. I didn't recieve any answers for my heel pain. Dvt was ruled out. I do have calf pain, I would expect that from the surgery though. I have numbness on my shin and and a patch near the numbness that feels like lighting bolts (almost like what you would feel with a tens unit at a high level), and burning. Which I would expect after surgery. Does anyone know about the problem with my heel......I can barely stand it resting on a pillow.

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Re: Terrible burning and pain on the heel of my foot
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 06:27:29 PM »
Have you discussed with your surgeon? Nerves can get bruised or damaged in knee surgery which may be the cause. You’re very soon after major surgery with a long rehab, numbness is common also due to the nerves being battered around.

Or it could be the start of a complication called CRPS, you’ll perhaps need to see a pain specialist for diagnosis and treatment.

Good luck :)
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