Originally Posted by Piffy05
I'm a 23 year old female and my doctor has told me that he recommends I have surgery to correct my rapidly progressing collapsing arch on my right foot. He wants to do a mix of the Calcaneal Osteotomy (sp?), a bit of the Evans procedure, and tendon lengthening. I would really like to know how painful these procedures are and what the recovery time is like. I have been wearing thick orthotics for about 2 years and they have only worked to a degree. Am I naive to think I could be dancing at my wedding 10 months after this procedure is done- and wearing nice shoes to boot? My physical therapist has told me to take the quoted recovery time and double it. Thoughts? I am really really scared, have no idea what to expect, and feel like I'm being thrown into the lions den.
I'm 4 months post PTTD calc slide, tendon repair, navicular removal surgery. I'm finally in shoes the same size, but my ankle is still swollen, and still can't wear most of my shoes. I went back to Jazzercise 2 weeks ago, moved slow and cloddy, but moved. I think 10 months is good enough time to dance at your wedding. I think if you REALLY need the surgery, if it's really degenerating fast, then why wait til the first year of your marriage? Or when you have a toddler? Why not now?
The procedure isn't painful hahaha the recovery is painful. But you'll be on meds for a month. So only the first week is very uncomfortable with the swelling and blood pressing pushing, keep your foot up. It gets tedious, but in 2 months you'll be walking and in 3 months you won't be gimping limping. I was striding by 3 months. But my arch still aches after I walk 2 hours.