Ankle fusion and triple arthodesis?
Good Morning, my name is Cynthia,. Age 69. Have anyone had ankle fusion and triple arthodesis surgery on the same foot? My ankle fusion was done in 1983 and triple arthodesis 2002. I can not find any relief from pain when I walk or stand. I have tried nearly every shoe in the book. I have had several braces made, no help. I even take pain medication.
Last week I decided to try my walking boot, I used during recovery after surgery years ago. I seem to have some relief from the walking boot than anything else. I read that you should not wear the walking boot for a long time, because it is heavy and throws your gait off and that effects your body.
The boot is heavy but I have walked with a limp for almost 30 years anyway and my gait is already off. Have anyone else had these surgeries and are having problems standing or walking with pain.
Do you have any suggestions? I am at my wits end. I know I could just sit down in a wheelchair, but don't want to do that if I don't have. too. I have had arthritis since I was a child and just sitting makes you other joints very stiff and painful.
That's all I do is sit and I am very depressed from being so limited and from being in pain all the time. Thanks for listening.