Re: Triple arthrodesis Jan 15 and have questions
pearlcat, i would say 2 months to go back to work. 2-4 weeks you still feel pretty crappy. when i would go to my appointments to change casts i would almost pass out...i think the meds were part of it. i went back 3 months...and was still only half weight bearing on crutches in boot and would get very tired and have to put foot up and rest (but i don't have a desk job either).
cookiek, i do not have RA but my navicular bone was avascular...Kohler's disease. so the doc wasn't sure how the talonavicular fusion would heal because of that....but i healed awesome and that joint was the first to heal!
shelly, i had so much pain in the boot at first. there are a few things that happen....first your nerves freak out because they are so sensitive from being non-weight bearing. second you have brand new bone and brand new bone shape that your soft tissue has to get used to. i would get this pain where when i would put weight on my foot i was good, but then when i would lift the weight off i would have this extreme pain. you will also have arch pain, achilles pain, any pain but the before surgery pain. it gets better, but it takes a while.