Flat foot reconstruction

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Flat foot reconstruction 7 weeks ago and i feel terrible. lots of nerve pain and numbness in my big toe. i am so frustrated and worried. doctor says my nerves were protected but im having issues. THE incision on the outside of my foot burns the worst. My foot is very stiff too. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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    One year out from trimalleolar fracture. Had the metal removed yesterday. Be patient and go for pt. This helped me tremendously. I've learned from this forum that serious foot injuries and surgeries take a long time to heal. I broke my foot 8 years ago had cast for 3 months and was fine. This is very different. Be patient. Good luck!

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    Also had fracture in ankle which required surgery

    Just had a long screw removed back in January and almost 8 months post op

    My ortho said it takes almost a full year to get all your feeling back

    Good luck

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      I think i might want my screws out too. But if they arent causing trouble i will leave them. Thanks for sharing because i panic and go into crying spells thinking its forever. IM 47

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    Lafawnfavor I had flat foot reconstruction on both of my feet when I was 15 and the recovery was terrible, the nerve pain and burning does go away eventually, for me it became bearable about 4 moths a get surgery, it's been 15 years and still feel some tickles near the big incision area but it's more of a flickering tickle then pain. I recently had another surgery 2 months ago to fix a lot of damage cause by arthritis so now I'm dealing with all the pain over again. I'm no 8 weeks post op and a lot of the burning and numbness went away but it's still there. So advice is give it time rotate ice and hot baths for the foot when Dr says it's okay. Can you give us some info on yourself, age and photos of the foot. Good luck

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    Very best wishes for a swift recovery, lafawnfavor. They're talking about giving me reconstruction on both feet (and double ankle fusion too), so this thread has been just as helpful to me as it's been to you. Can I ask roughly how old you are? My big worry is that after years and years of being out of shape, my feet'll absolutely scream when they're forced back into the shape they were meant to be. It seems like a lot to ask of bone and tissue that's spent years in disarray.

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