I am in the process of setting up a "Modified Brostrom" procedure. I have read quite a few threads regarding this procedure and there seems to be a large range of outcomes. I have had a lot of problems with my right ankle over the past 10 or so years...I am now 25. It started with basic ankle sprains and has turned into constant pain and a touch of arthritis! (I have probably sprained it 20-25 times) I have a hard time running and my ankle is sore after work...and I am an engineer who does mostly desk work! It always feels like it is stiff, if I do too much it is sore to the touch and I literally have no lateral movement in it. I still participate in triathlons (occasionally) but am only able to hold up for a 5k run...and even then I pay for a few days. I am hoping that after the procedure I will be able to run again and eventually participate in a Half Ironman. Is this out of the question? Is the surgery worth it? How long were you guys out before you could start running again? And how can I get in contact with BigDog Two?! (I see that you have done marathons and tris....I wonder how competitive one can be after this procedure)
I am extremely excited to have a somewhat normal ankle but am nervous at the same time. I miss running and hope I can enjoy it some day soon...
I appreciate any input you guys can give me and hope your ankles are happy!