Hello, I am new to this site. I am trying hard to come to terms with the fact I will have this for the rest of my life alongside the pain. I don't think it has sunk in properly yet.
In July 2012 I had a bunion and second toe straightening operation on my left foot. My foot was red in colour from the beginning but I was told it was normal. The foot was painful to stand on for me when others were already weight bearing. Anyway, the gist of the story is that the foot nurse thought I shouldn't be in pain on my supposedly last visit to the hospital. She said I should see the surgeon again in a month. I decided to get physiotherapy in the meantime and she said she thought I had crps. I'd never heard of it. But yes, my foot was sweating, hot, painful, red, had hairs growing out of the big toe and heat going up the leg. A month later independently the surgeon said the same crps. I'm walking as much as I can bear. Doing simple exercises. An Xray showed said I had some bone loss in my toes but it could be through lack of use the surgeon said. He also is referring me to the pain clinic. It's the progression of this awful crps that frightens me. The hot feeling is up my left leg now to the back of my thigh. It's so strange as my leg doesn't feel hot to the touch but is hot inside... the surgeon said it could be the sciatic nerve. I feel rather alone with this and hope I can communicate with others through this site. Thanks you