I had a foot fusion 11 weeks ago.

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I had an operation for a foot fusion 11 weeks ago today, I am wearing an air boot. I am still experiencing terrible pain when I walk. I can usually walk for about 5 minutes before the pain sets in. Can anbody give me some advice as to how long I should be feeling this pain. Thank you.

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    Sorry to hear about this. I am due to have a toe fusion.I had a Cheilectomy last November which was not a success so am worried about another failure.

    Did you have more pain before?

    My consultant says that after 8 weeks the boot comes off and you can drive.  How are you now?

    Rochelle

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      Hi Rochelle,

      The pain that I have now is the post op pain, that is expected. My physio told me that I have been doing too much walking around to soon. I am really hopeful that it will have been worth it. Good luck.

      Julie.

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    Hope that things improve.

    Is the pain less than before the fusion op?

    How long does the consultant say it takes before things improve?

    Do you know many people who have had this op?

    Rochelle.

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    Are things any better?

    Rochelle.

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    Saw another consultant on Wednesday who says that my only option is to have a toe fusion operation.

    How are you now?

    Can you walketc?

    Rochelle.

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    How are you now.

    I hope an improvement.

    Can you drive.

    Rochelle.

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    How are things now?

    Anyone else had a toe fusion op?

    Rochelle.

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      Hi Rochelle,

      Sorry I didn't see your messages. I am very well now, walking well with no aids. I have no pain at all, it only gets a little sore and swollen if I have been standing for a long time. Also this hot weather tends to make my foot swell up. The operation has been a great sucesss.

      Julie. 

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    Hi I'm due to have naviculocuneiform arthrodesis surgery on Monday , which I think is foot fusion, is this what you had done ?been told in plaster for main 6 weeks followed by same in airboot. If same were you kept in hospital overnight and was it painful after surgery, thanks
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      Hi,

      Yes I had a foot fusion back in March, I was kept in overnight and I was in plaster for 6 weeks. I was not allowed to put any weght at all on my foot. I was then in an airboot for about 3 weeks. I am now walking very well and pain free! It does tend to swell up and can be a little sore if I have been on my foot for a long time. This hot weather does not help. I am still having physio, which has been a great help. I am very glad that I had the operation, as before I was in terrible pain all the time. I hope your surgery goes well, if you want to discuss anything else about the operation please feel free to email me on here. Good luck!

      Julie.

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      Dear Julie

      So pleased that you are getting better.

      Did you find before the op that your toe was starting to 'fuse' itself??

      Would you say that as it is 4 months since the op that your life is now pretty much back to normal??

      Many thanks

      Rochelle

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    Thanks for reply I too am in pain constantly, looking forward to that ending. Been searching Internet for people who have had the procedure to see what afterwards is like, thank you
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