My name is Melissa and I had major surgery in 2015 on my foot, which was not done by Dr. Rose. In 2016, I had a second surgery due to ligaments torn in my ankle, both in the left foot and ankle.
I started to exercise again in 2017 and I am an active person. I walk 3 miles, 4 times a week and do yoga and pilates when I can. I noticed I had numbness and pain shooting down my leg to my foot. I let it go a few months thinking it was due to the surgeries I had had in the past. Finally, I could not take the pain anymore so I went back to my doctor. I had a nerve test done that showed I needed another surgery to release nerves from some scar tissue that I had from the previous surgeries. I was very hesitant to have a third surgery and my surgeon did not perform this type of surgery either. I researched online doctors who could perform this type of surgery and found Dr. Rose.
I met with Dr. Rose and his staff in 2018 and they were very pleasant and helpful. I decided to get the surgery done. On the day of surgery, everyone was very nice and accommodating and surgery went well and I was sent home to recover. It took about 3 weeks for me to fully feel comfortable walking on my foot with full pressure and a month later I was walking a mile at least 3 times a week. No numbness, no pain! I was so excited, finally after 3 years I could actually exercise and walk again without numbness, tingling and pain.
I am only 2 months post surgery and feel great. The only thing I can be honest about is the incision sites are still very sensitive but that is normal and I believe will go away once I start massaging the areas more. Dr. Rose went in on the side of my upper leg and top of my foot and released the nerves from the scar tissue. It was the best decision I could have made and very worth the outcome. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Dr. Rose and staff for helping me get out of pain!!!