Foot fusion

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hi i am 13/14 weeks post op i have several lafrge screws and a massive piece of metal loolks like mecanno anywho im in lots of pin i cannot put my heel to the floor also my foot os not in alignment with me

my ankle has anybody else expeienced severe pain after op i have been wearing a walking boot since early december but atill unable to put full pressure so hve been walki g on toes

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    Hello,

    First you need to stick with your physicians directions Putting all your walking pressure on your toes may damage the work to fuse your ankle. Ankles are painful after surgery and this may go on for up to 6 months.

    At least you are 3-4 months out and hopefully this pain will subside soon.

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      i must admit the past week i have been getting impatient but im so scared of putting weight on it with no crutches i also disnt realize it would be auch a long road to recovery

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      Taksta

      I've been thru 3 joint replacements and shoulder repair over the last decade. I always am in a big hurry to recover and it has set me back a bit.

      Keep up the effort and you'll be fine. Stick with your physicians protocols.

      As far as fear of pain with weight bearing....remember there is a certain amount of pain to bear in recovery. I've always decided to get it over with ASAP.

      Try weight bearing with your crutches in hand. You'll be surprised what you can tolerate. Go slow but steady. You'll get there.

      Best Wishes

      Magic

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    Sorry for your pain . You had an ankle fusion , which means you have a very long recovery. Do everything your surgeon says to do. Don't push putting weight on it. You should be in PT by now.

    Good luck! 😃 and take things slowly!

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    so sorry your in so much pain but 13 weeks is still pretty new. it will get better in time . did they tell you to put weight on your foot.

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      ahh thankyou i thought after 13 weeks the pain would have been a bit less now due back tomorrow for consultant so hopefully get some answers

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    hi thankyou for all the replys it is an ankle fusion and was given a walking boot six weeks after op and have been in it since i cant put my heel right into boot as it just wont go in and as my ankle is out of alignment doesn't help itsjust painful am going tomorrow to see consultant so hopefully he can enlighten me once again thankyou

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    Hi - i didnt have an operation so not much help to you - have you had a look on the internet for advice - i personally would go back and see a doctor - sorry couldnt help you more

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    I understand and not realizing myself, how life altering having surgery could be. having to go through all the extra surgery,s the grafts, vacu u nits,IV theropy . still not healed almost 8 months later. I honestly would not have had it done. sorry dont want to make you feel bad . but when I think about my surgery it just makes me angry.

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      Taksta, thank you for sharing this with us and I really hope you start to heal properly very soon.

      The doctors are telling me I must have both ankles fused and both feet fused too. I'm very scared of the whole idea. Can I ask which hospital you had your operation at?

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      i had mine done in ths spencer wing margate the consultant is amazing im just unsure of the pains im getting i think im probably trying to run before i can walk so to apeak i wish you all the luck in the world

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