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Old 07-13-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Question I have fused joints in my foot

I have a lot of fused joints in my right foot--some of the tarsal and metatarsal joints. My ankle is a bit deformed, and it also hurts fairly regularly. I don't yet have any arthritis. There is talk of possibly getting surgery at some point. Apparently foot surgery is very painful, and there are often problems afterwards.

Any words of wisdom?

 
Old 07-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: I have fused joints in my foot

Hi Amanda - what has caused the joint fusions? I had surgery last Oct for a severe bunion and had the 1st metatarsul fused to straighten the bones and I really had minimal pain after the surgery (much better then I had anticipated). I was NWB (nonweightbearing) for 8 weeks and that was more difficult (mentally) then the pain I experienced. The key is listen to your doctor, keep the foot elevated as much as possible, take the pain meds before the pain sets in and HAVE PATIENCE - that is the hardest one.

Good luck and come back to ask any questions and keep us posted on your progress.

Mary in NY

 
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