... I'm a flatfoot reconstruction alumni! I had my left foot reconstructed in February 2010...so 4 yrs ago. I had an accessory navicular bone in the arch of my foot that I was born with and it caused my arch to fall over the years.. I'm 55 yrs old, so I don't go out and run marathons or anything! ... (31 replies)
... wed me to shower by myself, since I'm really big and it was hard for my wife to help. I stopped using the plastic covering after 2 uses, because i just stuck my foot out and put inner curtain over it and put a towel between my leg and tub to soak up any water trying to go inside bandage. ... (2 replies)
... Does anyone else take supplements to help with bone healing post-op?
I take Calcium, Vitamin D, and Glucosamine/Chondroitin MSM to help me with healing.
My OS said there has been no scientific evidence that Glucosmine works, but if I wanted to take it, I could.
He also recommended the Calcium and Vitamin D, even though I drink LOTS of skim milk.
I try to eat healthy... (3 replies)
... Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy RSD, it has other names but this is the one I can remember. Yes RSD can prevent healing or slow it down. ... (17 replies)
... I really feel for you, ACOhio. Don't apologize for "focusing on yourself." This board is for that very reason... for us to support each other, and that includes our stories. As you've read, I too have lupus and even though it's a mild case, it sure does change things, doesn't it? Keep reading and searching for answers... you never know where it will lead you. (17 replies)
... or new bone should be stabilizing. ... (17 replies)
... Yeah, the winter in my country doesn't do good to my feet either... Summer is so much better for healing! ... (3 replies)
... and Vitamin D....living in Canada with a LONG 6 months of winter is not good...lol. ... (3 replies)
... There's a thread called "Vitamin B6 DRASTICALLY has helped my foot pain! ... (3 replies)
... I am going to get on to something like that. I will find out if I have a bone infection in my foot on Wednesday. I will wait until then to adjust my diet that way. ... (12 replies)
... Given that my foot surgery came about after an injury I was not too up on healing broken bones until after the surgery took place. ... (12 replies)
... I saw my Dr 12 weeks after having a bone graft done on my foot, my xray showed non union. He wants to see me back in 5 weeks. What are the chances of the bone actually healing in 5 weeks if there was nothing after 12 weeks? ... (8 replies)
... I can relate to the problem you are also experiencing in regard to a non union of the bone in my foot and the hot and cold and tingling sensations. When I went to the dr after 6 weeks, he said there was no healing at all. ... (17 replies)
... Are you having another surgery. I can relate to the discoloration and swelling and temp changes, however, I am not in an extreme amount of pain. ... (17 replies)
... I go to him Thurs. At my last visit he said that if it were not healed I would need the surgery again more bone from hip to put into first metatarsal. ... (17 replies)
... I have a broken 5th metatarsal on my right foot that has been healing since I broke it on Mar. 1. I have another 4 weeks in an aircast with partial weight bearing. Which of the 5 metatarsals did you break? ... (4 replies)
... that I would continue to get bunions because the bone wasn't long enough to support my height, weight and activity level. ... (14 replies)
... Mel, the exercising the leg is something that totally slipped my mind. Very important, even just doing leg raises or bicycling movement with both legs in bed. Recommended by my surgeon. Glad you mentioned that. ... (3 replies)
... bunch, but I think it is better to start out with lower dose and work your way up if you build a tolerance, but 4 years I have not. I sometimes take a 2nd later in the day. ... (18 replies)
... slanted beach. It was quite bad and I had to hike out. I have been trying to heal the tendon with PT, yoga, orthotics but even though the pain was better, the foot was getting worse and worse. ... (10 replies)