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Foot Pain Post-Transplant

Hello All,
I'm 13 months post liver transplant and I'm having some terrible foot pain. Went to a podiatrist who diagnosed me with Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fibromatosis. Has anyone in the group experienced this after transplant? I'm wondering if there's a correlation with the immune suppressant meds or a vitamin deficiency, etc. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks!

Liver Transplant 7-2015

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  • I had Plantar Fasciitis after liver transplant too.  I can't remember exactly when, but at least 5 years post.  The doctor, my primary care physician, told me to get Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports and do not go bare foot.  I tried the Spenco product, but it was just too much arch.  I ttried a different brand and within a few days my pain was gone.  I still use an arch support and I still do not go bare foot.  That was about 5 years ago.  It is a fairly inexpensive option to try. 

    • Thanks Joe,

         I was able to get a good movement control shoe from New Balance and a special shoe insert as well from them that has made a big difference.  Thankfully I have that problem pretty  much under control now.  I believe mine was induced when I was on Leviquin for a upper lung infection.


  • Well Mark, I have never experienced with liver transplant, but unfortunately, my mother had plantar fasciitis a few days back. As I can see that you want a better solution to get rid of plantar fasciitis so I am suggesting you some remedies you can try to cure plantar fasciitis you are suffering from after experiencing liver transplant.

    • You can take a handful of ice cubes from your refrigerator. Now try to make a bundle the ice cubes in a small polythene bag and then place the ice pack against the affected painful area. 
    • You can take two teaspoons of a cod liver oil and then you have to mix the oil in a single glass of warm water. Now, after warming it, you can drink before you go to bed. Try to continue this remedy for some regular days so that you can get the best results.
    • Mix a single teaspoon of undiluted apple cider vinegar in just one cup of lukewarm water. You can then add a teaspoon of pure and organic honey. Also, you can drink this mixture twice a day for a single month.

    Try these remedies and get rid of plantar fasciitis easily at home. You can also know more about different ways to get rid of plantar fasciitis at:

  • Just an additional follow-up to my post.  I found this article on the National Institutes of Health site that gives a possibility to my foot pain.  You may find this interesting if you are experiencing this post-transplant.


  • Hi Mark, I'm a heart and liver recipient 8 years post transplant. Both transplants same day. I have done extremely well out of the gate and continued to do so until about 18 months ago when I began to notice some suttle changes similar to what you and the others describe here. I have been on Prograf and Celcept from day one. One thing I've learned from my experience is that we're a work in progress with so many variables. Although now I'm dealing with mild neuropathy in my feet and hands and some hip and leg weakness I continue to do well. You might try increasing you fluids and don't hesitate to discuss your symptoms with your transplant team. Stay positive my friend.
    • Thanks David.  Wow, two big transplants at once.  I'm so glad you are doing well.  Yes, I'm staying in touch with them regularly.  I was on Cellcept with my Prograf at first but they had to switch Cellcept to MyFortic due to some damage to my Illium that was found during a colonoscopy post transplant.  Nothing major, it healed on its on.  MyFortic is the time release form of Cellcept if I understand that correctly.  I'm just glad I'm finally off of Prednisone after a year.  Now if I can get this weight down.  Take care!


  • I have heard if you flex your feet every day (point your toes down like a ballet dancer and then point your toes toward your head), which I do every morning three times before getting out of bed, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of getting planters fasciitis. So far, so good for 8 years now! I had it once, pretty painful.
    • Thanks Chris, I'll give that a try.  Good idea!


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