Burning on the sole of my foot and my toes after arthroscopy
Hello, I recently had an ankle arthroscopy just under 6 weeks ago. 4 weeks in and I am experiencing unbearable amounts of burning on the sole of my foot and my toes. It feels like they are burning all burning and tender/sensitive to touch. Nighttime is especially worse, any warm temperature triggers the burning I have to keep my foot frozen cold otherwise I can’t tolerate it. Has anyone experienced it?
@baylie Hello, It is normal to experience swelling and pain after foot surgery especially if tissue has been cut or removed and bones were moved back into place. You may even experience tingling or burning as your foot heals. Once healing takes place, the pain should continue to decrease until it subsides. Pain that does not go away over time and worsens is considered to be chronic post-surgical pain. There are ways to manage chronic post-surgical pain at home. You can try relaxation and meditation techniques, Use a medication such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and Use cold or warm compresses on the area that hurts to provide relief from pain. If it persists then please take the help of your doctor. Thanks!