Flat foot reconstruction recovery

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Hello, has anyone ever had flat foot reconstruction? I am 4 months post op and its still a lot of swelling and im not walking on my own just yet. I can walk with one crutch. Weight bearing has been more difficult due to unexpected nerve pain. Please share your experience.

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    Hi. What sort of surgery are we talking about here? Did it involve your ankles too? And were screws involved at all?

    Thanks.

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    I had ankle surgery 10 months ago and some days I still have stiffness

    I do remember someone who posted here before that did have flat foot surgery and hopefully they will respond and give you their experience

    I think any type of surgery on your foot takes awhile to feel normal again

    My ortho told me it could take a full year to feel normal again

    Im back to my regular routine but ad I said when I sit for too long or sleep when I get up my ankle is sometimes numb or stiff

    My ankle was totally unstable broken in 3 places requiring surgery Took me close to 3 months to start walking

    Hang in there You will get better but ankle/foot injuries take time All your weight goes on that recovering foot and after not bearing weight for a few months its going to hurt!

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      It'll be a year for me July 6 ( broke ankle in 3 places )and my foot still feels like it has an elastic band in it . When I try to bend my toes, my foot feels puffy. My ankle still swells at times. I can finally walk downstairs holding on railing, Sometimes I walk with a limp, sometimes I don't .Damn this is one longgggggg recovery. Never in my life did I ever think breaking an ankle was such a big deal !

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      Hi there, thank you so much for responding. I am 4 months out from surgery and I am still not weight bearing fully. Its still a burning feeling which causes pain and I have a thing in my mind that thinks if I put too much weight on it it's gonna hurt it. I can take a few steps without crutches, but not for too long. Im working on it and it's frustrating at times. Yes, my doctor said its gonna take 6 months to a year. I have been in PT for about a month and he thinks my flexion is good. it just gets very stiff at night and it just feels weird. I will keep you posted. I pray things get even better for you too.

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      I also broke my ankle in 3 places and had screws and plate put in. I had the metal removed one year later. That feeling of an elastic band is an excellent description. I'm two months post surgical removal of hardware. Getting better everyday. It took forever to go down the steps one foot at a time. I put sneakers on as soon as I get out of bed. I walk normally but it still does not feel normal. But getting there everyday. Good Luck!

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    im not sure what my surgery was called, but it was to correct issues from flat feet. I had a calcaneal osteotomy where my heel bone was cut and realigned. I have two screws.

    Because my ankle was leaning toward the inside, a tendon was also lengthened (called gastrocnemius rescession). Those procedures created an arch for me. while i was under anesthesia, the metal joint replacement and pin were removed from my big toe on the same foot from a prior surgery, because they were causing pain, so i struggled with walking for quite a while. At the end of June this year, my surgery will have been a year. While I'm not in horrible pain, it still frequently aches and some days I still limp. Regarding nerve pain- i think i suffered from that for months. There are still some areas around the scar that are still tender. Everyone says ankle surgeries take a long time and since mine will be coming up on a year, it seems so. I'm trying to remember, but I think i was in my tall boot for almost 10 weeks. I didn't use crutches or a cane, but i limped - I still limp every now and then Hang in there

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