Reading these posts, lets me know that I am not alone! I also had plantar fascitis about 6 years ago and 5 years ago had 2 shoulder surgeries. Chronic pain after the first surgery and what seemed to be a frozen shoulder was the reason for the second surgery due to injections not helping at all. Did ok (not great but ok) up until a year ago. I broke my foot exactly a year ago and went undiagnosed for 7 weeks. My physician told me it was a bad sprain to use the foot as much as possible in spite of the swelling and pain being excruciating. Finally went to a large ortho specialty clinic where a repeat MRI was done, and there was a nasty fracture as well as at least 3 torn tendons which resulted in 4 months of wearing a boot. Since the fracture, my health has started to really fall apart.
I am so fed up with the medical profession. The middle of February was so bad for me that I practically crawled into my primary care Dr's office (the same one that misdiagnosed my foot a year ago), and he took one look at me and said I know what you have, "fibromyalgia". His response was when you want to go on cymbalta or savella give me a call, otherwise I will see you in 6 months......needless to say I am looking for a new primary care physician. I did go and see a rheumatologist who ruled out any inflammatory markers and because I was sero-negative for lupus, RA, and everything else he said nothing was left in his basket but fibromyalgia. However, my neurologist is adamant that it is not fibro and now he wants to do a lumbar puncture due to thinking that it is a viral infection that has attacked my nervous system.
I think the issue with my foot really opened my eyes to the fact that we need to listen to our gut and if something just doesn't add up or seem right, you are never wrong to seek out a second opinion.