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Old 09-05-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Gastroc Release

For anyone that has had a gastroc release (aka gastroc slide, gastroc recession, gastroc lengthening)... did you have heel pain while recovering?

I had my surgery about 4 weeks ago and am doing really well. I am still in a walking boot for another week or so, but am allowed to wear a gym shoe around the house. I'm just experiencing heel pain (the reason for having the surgery done), and I dont know if its from the boot, and my leg still recovering... or if its a sign the procedure didnt work. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

 
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Gastroc Release

I would guess that it's from the boot and your foot recovering. It'll take a lot of stretching and moving around to get it all the way back to normal...but If you're concerned call your doctor cause there the only one who will know.

 
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Re: Gastroc Release

I had a triple arthrodesis done in late May with a Gastroc slide. I admit it was the scariest part of the whole thing to me. Cut the Achilles? You have got to be kidding! All in all it was the easiest part. I have not noticed any difference in having had it done. Maybe it has been masked by the recovery from the triple, but it has not been a problem.

 
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