Re: Delayed Lisfranc Diagnosis...help
I twisted my foot walking down a steep hill. I think I may have stepped in a rabbit hole it was dark at the time and I was a volunteer firefighter. One doctor told me it was sprained, another told me I had gout, third one asked me if I was sure my foot just wasn't deformed and sent me for a CT. She then referred me to a foot and ankle surgeon. The foot was fused about a month later, 3 and a half months in a cast and 9 months of physical therapy. Custom made orthotics have helped with the way I walk and with the pain of walking. Also have taken the pressure off my metatarsal heads. My hip is quite painful as is my back. Certainly not so bad, that I need pain medication, so I'm very lucky.
My understanding of the condition is that the movement in the joints causes arthritis and with my delayed diagnosis, fusion of the joint was the best option, it was the only option that the surgeon offered. From everything I've read, and the pain some people are suffering, I think he did the best thing.
My surgeon just did an MRI for heal and ankle pain, he thought it was plantar faciitis, but it seems that it is caused by pressure on the nerve when I walk. Again the pain has eased alot with the help of orthotics, I'm walking more correctly. I hope this is helpful.