Post op Peroneal tendon surgery week 5 questions
Hello foot & ankle friends;
I am curious if any of you had also had peroneal tendon surgery; I am currently post op starting 5 weeks and let’s say it’s been fairly painful and a lot more intense than I was prepared for. The surgery went well, the first 2 weeks I was basically bedrest and in a splint/wrap. Then after 2 weeks the stitches were removed, lets just say I was not mentally or physically prepared for how large the incision was and I almost had a breakdown in the drs office. Ekk! That being said, I was then put into a hard cast for 4 weeks, I have 9 days left of the hard cast and from there I believe I am put into a walking boot for 6 more weeks with PT.
My question is this; 5 weeks post op is it still normal to have numbess, tingliness and a lot of pain? Also I am still not able to put weight down on the ankle. The dr. confirmed that this is all normal due to the fact that this was a major surgery but I still have worries. My concern is the dr puts me in a walking cast and I really can’t walk, what am I going to do? I also have nightmares of PT and how painful it is going to be.
For a little reference I played college soccer and I am a runner, and I want to do everything possible to get back to where I was before the injury.
Thank you for all the info.
I am also 5 weeks post op and both my doctor and physical therapist have stated that the numbness is normal because the nerves are in protective mode. As swelling goes down it will come back but it will be slowly. I have the pins and needle feeling usuall after therapy and they say that is a good sign that the receptors are waking up. I am still non weight bearing in a boot.
I got my cast of last week and started PT. They are just having me do towel crunches, hip stretches and calf stretches as of now. They are working to get the swelling down before we do much more and the massage really hurts. The boot is much easier for me but I do wear it most of the day as I am so scared of moving it wrong. I go back to work on Thursday and am so scared as I work 12 hours and have been use to napping during day. Kepp me posted how it goes with cast off. Do you use crutches? I have a scooter that is a life