macykay, so sorry to hear you still have a limp-- I am surprised to hear that after one year since the surgery. And yes I am very nervous about what to expect when I do get surgery. Thanks so much for your words of advise! (7 replies)
... I had flat foot surgery in the Detroit area 10 months ago. My foot is definitely in less pain but less mobility also. The fusion has made the foot very stiff and I walk with a definite limp. I am much older then you and perhaps that plays a big role. Please check out your Dr. And get a few more opinions. ... (7 replies)
... t is really hard at first when you start weight bearing. You do it little bits at a time as tolerated. Sometimes you have to make yourself do it even when your foot is telling you otherwise but always listen to your body. You can do partial weight bearing instead of going straight into full weight bearing. ... (19 replies)
... I am about 11 weeks post surgery and still not able to put any weight on my foot. I had my fiberglass cast removed on January 17th, almost a month ago and have a boot to wear. ... (19 replies)
... I have had extremely flat feet with severe pronation all my life. In the last few years I have had significant pain with standing or walking on hard pavement. I am now 52. ... (3 replies)
... ange of motion, almost completely eliminate the pain and swelling, and get rid of my limp. Right now, I have a terrible limp due to the fact that I can't get my foot flat. The ankle is beginning to auto fuse itself. ... (0 replies)
... Washing still the old fashioned way with a cloth and a sink of hot water cos I still can't get the foot wet. I'm so clumsy I didn't want to risk slipping and breaking down the bone fusion. ... (4 replies)
... Oh! Forgot to mention. In Nov about 14 mos since my surgery, while in NYC for a HS reunion, my wife and I walked from Ground Zero, in lower Manhattan, to Macy's on 34 th which is about 2 miles. Couldn't have done that 5yrs ago. (12 replies)
... was. I agree with Loveoysters that your recovery will be faster and that you will have less damage to your ankle, calf, knee etc. Most likely you were born with flat feet and not likely that you acquired it 5 yrs ago unless you experienced a high fall which you certainly would have remembered. ... (12 replies)
... ried and straightened my hair, and then got dressed. I was ready to just get back down on the couch and sleep. I was so pooped! But I went to work, propped my foot up on a chair with a pillow and worked for a few hours. Then went back home and slept the rest of the day! ... (75 replies)
... Great news Deb! I am one week post surgery, have one more week until they take stitiches out and put a cast on for 4 weeks. I have slept for almost one week it seems!
How about you L.O.? we are all at various stages of rehab, but so far it seems we are doing pretty well.
One question? How long before you get your energy back? I guess we just rest, ice and... (75 replies)
... Hi Linda, I am glad to hear that your surgery went well. I am doing ok with my recovery. I notice now that when I get up to go to the bathroom and come back I am short of breath. This started on Friday. ... (15 replies)
... Well good news, my surgery went well. I had nausea and vomiting for the first 2 days but today has been a better day. ... (15 replies)
... Linda, I will be thinking of you tomorrow. May your surgery go well, and your recovery give you the mobility you hope for. ... (15 replies)
... Well, tomorrow is the day. I am having surgery at 7:00 am. and I stay for 4-6 hours and then come home. My daughter is an orthopedic nurse and she will be staying with me for a few days, so for that I am glad.
I hope I have everything I need, and I hope it goes as planned. Think of me tomorrow, for I am nervous as a cat right now!!
When able, I will fill you all in on... (15 replies)
... My surgery is this Friday, so I am really getting anxious to know what to expect and what is working best for everyone. ... (75 replies)
... and I made it sitting sideways across the back seat with my foot up on a couple pillows. ... (75 replies)
... I had some of your symptoms, too, when I finally went to my doc and got referred to a foot and ankle specialist. However, he scared me with talk about ankle reconstruction vs fusion. I passed on the MRI and told him I wanted to try orthotics... ... (10 replies)
... Not knowing what surgery you had done to correct your flat foot it is difficult to advise you. I agree with your dad the Cast should protect your foot somewhat. ... (5 replies)
... I'm 25 and about to have flat foot reconstruction surgery in a week. Every surgeon I've seen has told me the same thing... ... (11 replies)