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Old 10-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Haglunds Deformity surgery

I am scheduled to have surgery on my left heel on November 13th. Been struggling with foot pain for the past 3 years now and was just diagnosed after seeing 7 physical therapists and 3 specialists. Pretty frustrated. I work on my feet all day and this has caused my activity level outside of work to go down. Also have put on some weight over this time. Has anyone gone through this surgery? I have been told that it will be 2-4 weeks of elevation and ice only. No weight bearing. They want to do the other foot as well next year.

 
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Re: Haglunds Deformity surgery

Guarantee,

Welcome to the boards!

I haven't had the surgery you are facing, but I can say that you need to weigh what you would be like with or without the surgery to make the decision.

Is there a possibility other problems could result down the road if you don't have the surgery?

You said you aren't as active outside work and have put on weight; does your doctor say you will continue to get worse if you don't have the surgery? I'm assuming it wouldn't get better.

No one wants to face a surgery which will lay you up for so long, but life doesn't always bring us just what we want.

It would be a good idea for you to visit a 2nd surgeon to get another opinion about this before proceeding if you're able to (not sure if you've already done this based on your comment about seeing 3 specialists).

Best wishes!

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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Re: Haglunds Deformity surgery

I have had 2 specialists tell me that they believe I should have surgery. Going to a third that I had seen last year and we will see what they say. I have become very frustrated and being on my feet all day long every day, I am unable to do things that I love doing outside of work. I go home from work and hobble around the house most days and spend the weekends sitting around. So having surgery to correct this and being laid up for awhile will not be out of the norm for me at this point. Thanks for the suggestions.

 
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Re: Haglunds Deformity surgery

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I am scheduled to have surgery on my left heel on November 13th. Been struggling with foot pain for the past 3 years now and was just diagnosed after seeing 7 physical therapists and 3 specialists. Pretty frustrated. I work on my feet all day and this has caused my activity level outside of work to go down. Also have put on some weight over this time. Has anyone gone through this surgery? I have been told that it will be 2-4 weeks of elevation and ice only. No weight bearing. They want to do the other foot as well next year.
Does any one know what is causing the heel pain? If so, what will the surgery go for it. Do you think you may have plantar faciitis?

 
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Re: Haglunds Deformity surgery

99% sure its not plantar fasciitis. I dont have the symptoms. Rear heel pain into achilles, nothing on bottom. One specialist said that I did and didnt go back. I work in a PT clinic and have patients with plant fasc. and biggest problem is sitting for long period and then standing which causes a tearing feeling on bottom of foot. My problem occurs with dorsiflexion when the excess bone is tilted toward the bursa/achilles tendon which then causes pain.

 
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Re: Haglunds Deformity surgery

I am having Haglund's Deformity surgery on Oct 12 on my right foot. My heel pain is so bad that if I get any relief from this surgery it would be a blessing. I was told 2-4 weeks non-weight bearing in a half cast splint followed by a boot. My doctor told me that when the switch takes place depends on how long it takes for me to be able lift my foot beyond a certain point.

 
Old 10-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #7
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I am actually cancelling my surgery and going to see another Orthopaedic doctor who wants to try some other options first. Good luck with your surgery, wish you the best.

 
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