Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) – 8 Month Follow Up

Hey guys!

Sorry for taking a little hiatus. I wanted to give you all an update on my recovery, especially my fellow tarsal tunnel people who have been following along. It’s been about 8 months out from my tarsal tunnel release surgery on my left foot. Things are going great! I’m back to full activities. Jumping, running, and most importantly, weight lifting with the lower body. I am recalling now back when I could only do the leg press with no weight on the machine. Now I’m up to 12 plates. It took me awhile to get back to where I was. But I did it. So can you. Just put your mind in it and you will have no problem getting there.

Leg press 8 months post Tarsal Tunnel Release surgery

There still is a little numbness in the ball of the foot. I can deal with it. I don’t have any more of the pain that I had before I had the procedure done. I’m hoping in another couple of months that the numbness goes away completely. My Doctor did say to give it a year for full recovery. If it does go away completely, I told you guys I would do the right foot. The pain in the right foot is getting a little worse because now that the left is all better, the other foot is saying hi, I’m here with pain. The pain that I’m feeling is exactly what I had in the left foot. It’s not as bad but it’s there.

I was just talking with my wife about last summer when I couldn’t even walk anywhere down the boardwalk at the shore without taking a break. I was in so much pain. Going forward to this summer, I rocked the boards. My foot feels great. I have been keeping up with the mindset that I’m not going to let my other foot bother me right now. I will make my decision around the winter time about doing the other foot, or start another treatment.  Even though the alternative treatments didn’t work for me on my left foot, I’m willing to try with the right. Despite having a pretty good recovery, it still sucks going through the process.

In about 2 months I will be doing another Spartan race here in Philadelphia! If you don’t know what a Spartan race is, check it out here. The sprint that I will be participating in is an obstacle course with about 20 obstacles running, climbing ropes and jumping over walls. I did it before I had TTS surgery. My left foot was pretty beat up from it. I just pulled through it. Now I will be doing it now post surgery about 10 months out. I’m eager to see how it turns out. I will keep you guys posted. Thanks for reading! Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.  

Left incision site 8 months post op (TTS)

6 Comments. Leave new

  • AWESOME AWESOME Read! You know Patrick and I am rooting for you we have our pom-poms out and ready to go

  • Keep posting the updates–following on your journey!

  • I stumbled upon your blog while recovering from my own tarsal tunnel surgery. I’ll be three weeks out on Wednesday. The walking boot is a hassle, but a real help given the strength I lost in that cast. I’m still dealing with the numbness in the foot and toes when I’m standing for 10 minutes, but after reading your posts, it seems like I’m right on track! Has your numbness gone away completely yet?

    • Hi Lee Ann! How are you making out? I am just over a year past the surgery now and the numbness has gotten much better. While I still feel it some days, this past month has given me the most relief and has me thinking about my right foot for next year!

  • Thanks for the insight. I just had this procedure done one week ago. There is not much info out there from a patient perspective so I was going to do some videos and writing on this too. Happened to stumble onto your site. Glad to hear you are doing well.

    • Thank you, Shawn! Good luck on your journey and definitely share with others! There is a group on Facebook – tarsal tunnel syndrome support group – where a lot of people share their stories.


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