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Pain and swelling after peroneal tendon surgery

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Tammy Arcino, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Tammy Arcino

    Tammy Arcino New Member


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    I have been dealing with pain in my left ankle for what seems like an eternity now. Well, it's been about 2 years... My Podiatrist ordered an MRI and found that I had tears on my peroneal brevus and longus tendons. He did the initial surgery and I had the recovery with the 4 weeks of NWB etc...6 months later back to pain and swelling. Another MRI indicated I had 2 more tears (the first time I had 8 tears total in the brevis and longus) so he scheduled another surgery. This time he decided to do a placenta matrix injection in my tendon along with the tendon repair. My 2 week checkup was fine with the suture removal. Forward to my 6 week checkup...And now it's going on almost 2 months, and I am experiencing more swelling and pain. Again... My Podiatrist has scheduled a 4 week appointment and said at that time if the swelling and pain has not subsided he would refer me to a specialist. Has anyone else experienced this? I am going into depression because I've been dealing with this for so long. I want so badly to go back to work out of sheer boredom...But worry about my foot. My husband purchased an iwalk2 for me where I could brace my knee on it so I can get around...And maybe even go to work...So frustrated.
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Guest

    I would ditch podiatrist and find an ortho specialist in foot and ankle.
     
  3. poddoc

    poddoc Guest

    The real question is what is causing the tears. Your treatment so far is just fixing something after it is broken. Some feet tend stay upright. Some feet tend to roll the bottom of the foot away from the other foot. Some feet tend to roll the bottom of their foot toward the other foot (supinate). For the last group, those people will have to use their peroneal muscles a lot more than the other two groups. The tears could be from this overuse. So, if you find someone who understands how to make your foot not supinate then this could reduce the stress on the peroneal tendons.
     
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