Re: Gastroc Slide surgery for flat foot
I actually had this performed about 13 months ago. Am 24 yr old active female... have always had issues with flat feet. After tearing my plantar fascia, I had the Topaz procedure done 3 years ago which helped a great deal with the amount of pain in the arch. After that I still had heel pain, which prompted the gastroc slide. The procedure was ok, but had more pain after than I had anticipated. Not too severe, but definitely uncomfortable. Was on crutches for a couple weeks, in a boot for a few more. Took a while for me to exercise again. Am totally fine now biking, using an elliptical, etc... but for whatever reason running causes a bad cramp-like feeling at the incision spot. If I stop what I'm doing, it instantly disappears and feels fine. For me, it was worth alleviating the heel pain. Prior to surgery standing for extended periods left me in a lot of pain, but am doing much better now.
You may want to look into Topaz surgery, as it is less invasive, and addressed my arch pain.