... have you tried stretching your calf muscles, your doctor probably told you. if not just to let you know it helps a lot. if i dont stretch my calves everyday its hard to wear orthotics. it takes a while but after a week or so you can tell the difference. using a step or a wall you can do this but always remember to roll your foot out(dont let it pronate). puting all my weight... (7 replies)
... Looking for an opinion on the need for a gastroc slide surgery and if it would help in my situation. ... (7 replies)
... Calcaneal osteotomy, lateral ligament repair (modified Brostrom procedure), removal of bone fragments, calf lengthening (gastrocnemius slide).
Just want to give an update for people considering a similar procedure.
It's been 82 days since my surgery. I am no longer using the boot or crutches. The swelling is down enough in the morning so that I can see my achilles. ... (38 replies)
... The gastroc lengthening will fix that allowing the calf and ankle to flex so you can walk straight ahead What does that do for the inflexible arch? ... (7 replies)
... Even with no other ankle issues or plantar fasciitis, just the arch pain with the orthotics, am I still a good candidate to benefit from a gastroc slide procedure? ... (0 replies)
... CJ, I had a gastroc slide last May and on the other side last Oct. So that puts me 10 and 5 months out. ... (4 replies)
... I had a gastroc recession (aka slide, lengthening, etc) about 7 weeks ago. I've healed quite well and am experiencing very little pain. Some cramping/soreness occassionally, but not bad at all. I saw the doctor 2 weeks ago and he said the incision looks good, flexibility is great, and to just keep working on strengthening it as its still pretty weak. He said still no running,... (2 replies)
... I had a triple arthrodesis done in late May with a Gastroc slide. I admit it was the scariest part of the whole thing to me. Cut the Achilles? ... (2 replies)
... For anyone that has had a gastroc release (aka gastroc slide, gastroc recession, gastroc lengthening)... did you have heel pain while recovering?
I had my surgery about 4 weeks ago and am doing really well. I am still in a walking boot for another week or so, but am allowed to wear a gym shoe around the house. I'm just experiencing heel pain (the reason for having the... (2 replies)
... I have seen questions from people wanting to know what the recovery would be like if only the gastroc recession was done. So I asked the doctor yesterday. ... (16 replies)
... My doctor suggested having a gastroc release done as my calf is really tight. ... (2 replies)
... My doc did what he called a gastroc slide in conjunction with my TA 3 weeks ago. ... (2 replies)
... I had bunion surgery (osteotomies) about two years ago. There were major complications on the left foot (you don'twant to know), and the right foot was undercorrected. After much lobbying of the best orthopedic specialist in the city, I am going in for a Lapidus Procedure on the right. This involves putting screws through the upper metatarsals to bring them closer together at... (4 replies)
... talor impingement removed which is a bone growth that resulted from an ankle fracture many years ago and finally I will have gastroc slide procedures on both legs. Again, this will all be done at the same time. ... (2 replies)
... nsidering what he had to work with. I am eager to see what the prognosis is. My best uneducated guess so far would be a calcaneal osteotomy, tendon transfer or gastroc slide, and a possible debridement of the ankle joint space. I will beat this thing and get back to being me again. It's the only mindset that can be had. ... (52 replies)
... I have had surgery on my right foot almost a year ago and I still experience similar symptoms. When I rest for any period of time and get up I have stiffness, pain and burning in my foot. The burning is more extreme in the morning before I get out of bed. It seems to dissipate when I walk around but returns when I walk extensively. I tried a stint of Neurotin and I also... (38 replies)
... a calcaneal osteotomy, navicular cuneiform joint arthrodesis, 2nd and 3rd TMT arthrodesis, and a gastroc slide. ... (4 replies)
... I created a new post about this but I will probably get more feedback if I post within an old thread. Looking for thoughts from those of you that have had this procedure.
The lateral part of my ankle is still a bit discolored and my calf muscle is about half its normal size. The dent from the recession is quite prominent. There is a bit of a bump above where the screws... (38 replies)
... Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Holidays....
I would say my foot is about 70%. I get random pain but it is pretty light most of the time. I'm beginning to get more sensation along the lateral side of my foot. When I first get up to move, it is very stiff and I still get burning at the back of my heel and the lateral side where the incision for the osteotomy is. The bottom... (38 replies)
... I am further out----17 months and doing well. I go about my normal day to day activities pretty much forgetting about my foot. There is some reduced sensation in the top of the foot and a few toes but it is not a big deal....just weird. The main thing is that I got my life back again. At about a year post op, my husband and I went on a vacation to cape cod. We walked about... (38 replies)