... Hi DebDeb! So sorry to hear what you are going through. It is most certainly a trying time. I can attest to that! I also have an upstairs and turned my dining room into a makeshift bedroom for post op recovery. I still had to go upstairs to shower though which was a bit difficult. I just went up and down on my bum. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend a knee walker! My doctor... (45 replies)
... red. Well a lot scared. My right foot is really bad. Everything is wrong with it. I have to have a bunion removed, a hammer toe fixed, pttd, calcaneol osteotomy, gastroc slide and a tendon transfer. This just seems like an awfully lot of work to be done at one time. ... (45 replies)
... Wow. I am so glad to hear from you! It's been a rollercoaster re: emotions...the week before her last appointment was a low point. She was waking up with pain in the middle of the night, and it hit me that we've got to move forward with surgery. It was scary to admit that things had gotten THAT bad. I supported her, got her through that week yet was a bit of a wreck on my... (12 replies)
... 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)
... I had gastroc recession/achilles slide/achilles lengthening on my left leg on 7/15/2013. As background, I had Haglunds surgery in Nov 2012 but have continued to have lots of achilles pain, tightness, etc. Many various treatments did not help, so the decision was made to try a lengthening.
7/15, noon, I was taken back to the surgical prep area and a basic health history... (10 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)