Originally Posted by kimmersue72
My 12 year old son just found out the other day that he has tarsal coalition of his feet. the doctor he is seeing wants to try the injections first? Can somebody please tell me if it would be best to do one at a time or both at the same time? is there any pain afterwards?, and if they do both at the same time will he be able to walk in both walking boots?
The shots do not hurt, they are done with a very fine needle and they numb the foot for a few hours. If they work as they did for me I was pain free for weeks. But the pain returned. You do not get a boot for the shots.
If you do the surgery you can only do 1 foot at a time because you cannot put weight on the foot for 3 weeks. This is when you would be in the boot. I did my feet 1st sept 27 and second Nov 7 then back to work Dec 7. They did a nerve block behind the knee which kept me pain free for about 30 hours after surgery, I couldn't even wiggle my toes. After that it is sore, it is a long recovery and it does hurt when you start walking on it again.
Hope this helps you.