I recently had surgery to fix a lisfranc fracture and dislocation. Everything that I'm reading about the prognosis is really starting to looking depressing. Has anyone had this type of injury and, if so, what was your healing time like? I have two young sons that I homeschool and I cannot be out of commission.
I did a lisfranc fracture last August. Fortunately for me, they decided not to operate as there was no dislocation despite 7 bones being snapped upwards from the bottom of the foot.
It seemed to take forever just to be able to walk again and I was walking with a stick and a very bad limp up until just before Christmas when I started to see my chiropractor. He is a brilliant specialist in muscle/bone/tendon and has been working every week on my foot.
I now have flexion through the middle of the foot which I did not have before. I can even walk a few steps on my toes!!!
I am so much more hopeful as the specialist at the hospital was anything but positive about my (foots) recovery.
So don't give up...get physio - or preferably a good chiropractor to work on your foot (it hurts like hell but if you can trust them, it is so worth it) once the bones have healed and GOOD LUCK!
(Also try to avoid eating anything with sugar as this causes inflammation and hinders greatly the healing process)
I made a blog of my Lisfranc recovery if you would like to have a read. There are a lot of bad stories out there, but it might comfort you to know my recovery was pretty smooth. I just recently had the hardware removed from my foot at the 6 month mark, and at this point it is going very well.
Don't let the injury bring you down, I know I felt horrible on quite a few occasions with the way it was affecting me, but optimism never goes astray.
I suffered a Lis Franc fracture/dislocation in 2007, while scaling a fence. Iíve never felt so much pain in my life.
Long story short, I was rushed into emergency surgery. My foot was positioned back into place and held in position by (5) k wires. I was placed in a hard cast for 3 months, followed by pt for 2 months.
Here I thought a ďdislocationĒ would result in 100% recovery. Boy was I wrong. Although the pt/recovery process was quick, my foot never felt the same. This is how I can best describe it:
In appearance, my left foot (injured foot) appears as if the arch collapsed. Secondly, when I walk, while wearing shoes, it feels as if I am walking on a stone. Does that make sense? To be more clear, it feels as if my foot doesnít align perfectly well with the shape of the shoe. The only time my foot feels natural is when I take it out of the shoe and let it sit/rest.
Iíve tried several pairs of custom orthodics soles, and nothing seems to fix the problem. After a long day on my feet, I need to rush home and roll my foot on a frozen bottle.
Iím 30 years now, and I hate the feeling. I walk and run perfectly normal, but at the cost of suffering this uncomfortable feeling. I wouldnít consider it as a pain, but more of a daunting, uncomfortable, tiring, sore feeling.
Does this story sound familiar to anyone? I would truly appreciate any feedback