Re: calcaneal osteotomy and achiles length- recovery and numbness?a
My age: 26
Note: Feel free to ignore my post if you are either significantly older, or perhaps not so healthy, as these factors can significantly affect healing time.
I recently had, about a month ago, the exact same procedures done to my foot--achilles lengthening, and the osteotomy. I have had almost no pain, and the swelling in my foot has decreased dramatically since my surgery--although the swelling reduction could be related to the pins they removed from my ankle. At two weeks post-op my doctor took out my stitches and had me standing on my foot (obviously supported by crutches), but told me that I should be walking on it. Hopefully I will start PT in the next week or so, and then work my way to full weight bearing soon. So in my case, my expected recovery time won't be very long at all (at least until I can start walking again--I have a host of other problems that need to be addressed in PT before I can run again).
As for part of the tenderness, it could just be that you have to desensitize that area of your foot again. Its been 14 months since I had a few of my surgeries and I still experience discomfort touching those areas (mostly the donor site for a surgical flap). When you touch those areas that hurt does it just feel extremely awkward, almost like the worst "pins and needles" you've ever felt? If so those areas likely need desensitization--which is not fun, but luckily doesn't take more than a few weeks to fix the brunt of it.
Last edited by phil29; 01-12-2011 at 03:42 AM.