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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-05-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By kimber687
Re: nerve pain medication?

Keep in mind your subtalar joint and ankle joint have two different motions. Your subtalar joint gives you the 'ability to walk on uneven surfaces' motion (like walking on sand) and has nothing to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-30-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By kimber687
Re: nerve pain medication?

I was on Lyrica for nerve pain and it greatly helped with the nerve pain I was having. Gabapentin is similar to Lyrica. Just be careful as unfortunately like with any meds, they have side effects....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By kimber687
Re: Is this nerve or surgical pain?

It's nerve pain. Nerves for some reason tend to act up more at night but the suggestion above is good, ask your dr for Lyrica or something similar if it continues to keep you up. Odds are you may...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-05-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By kimber687
Re: Ankle distraction failed

HildeW,

Thanks but not sure a hero...perhaps insane?? :)

I am sorry to hear how you are feeling but please give it more time, you are only about 3 weeks out. I had burning toes, especially at...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By kimber687
Re: 1 week post tarsal tunnel surgery

Hello :)

I'm sorry to hear you are going through this but I know how you feel...have had it done three times.

One week is VERY early to see any change so please don't get discouraged. I know...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-28-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By kimber687
Re: Who is a good doc in Philadelphia for a cheilectomy

Have you seen Keith Wapner or any docs at the Rothman Institute? I would think anyone at Penn or Rothman would be your best bets in Philly.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,145
Posted By kimber687
Re: Post-traumatic ankle arthritis

Hello :)

I am 6 weeks post STAR and am 45 years old. Tried distraction arthroplasty TWICE and didn't work either time. My suggestion would be have the TAR - you are the perfect age for it and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-13-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By kimber687
Re: Ankle replacement questions

I was non weight bearing for 6 weeks (just allowed to walk on Thursday!) but it really depends on your dr as they all seem to do things a little differently, and on how your X-rays look at the 4-6...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,518
Posted By kimber687
Re: OATS Procedure on right ankle Out patient

Glad to hear things are going well. Swelling in your ankle and foot is normal which is why they say to keep it elevated - you are only 3 weeks out. You will have swelling for up until about a year....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-06-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,510
Posted By kimber687
Re: OATS recovery: how long until desk work?

Another OATS'er here..

I had it done in 2008 and had the traditional plugs taken from my knee, osteotomy and I have to agree with Dizzi...two weeks minimum.

If you have traditional OATS,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-05-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,846
Posted By kimber687
Re: ankle OCD surgery post Op

Sorry you are going through this..been there!

Did you have micro fracture done? If so, when I had mine it was 6 weeks nwb so it sounds like he is a bit aggressive with his expectations because...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By kimber687
Re: And I thought the worst was over!!

Oh cloud, so sorry to hear this. Sounds like maybe your foot got worse while compensating for the other all this time?

Your 2011 sounds like mine, just had my 4th surgery of this year on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-28-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,091
Posted By kimber687
Re: subtalar joint fusion as part of flat foot rec.

Is there another doctor you can see for another opinion.. Or two? A triple fusion at your age is a big decision so I would hope there are other doctors you can speak with.

I just had a subtalar...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-16-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By kimber687
Re: Ankle OATs Surgery in few days...

I had OATS in 2008 but used plugs from my knee. Mine was also my left.

I was in the hospital for 3 nights. The first 2 weeks were pretty intense pain wise so I couldn't see doing anything during...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,186
Posted By kimber687
Re: scar tissue pain after OCD talus drilling?

Hello, fellow OCD'er here :wave:

I hate to agree with your OS and I know it is hard but you need to massage and desensitize the scar, otherwise it will be another surgery to release it.
I am...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-17-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By kimber687
Re: Any "OATS" Veterans Experiencing Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?

I am 3 years post OATS and while plugs incorporated successfully, my knee has never had one pain even right after they took the plugs out, I do have degenerative arthritis in my ankle joint and my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-21-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By kimber687
Re: Question for those with ankle/subtalar fusions

Good news! Please keep us posted on how your PT progresses!

I saw both of my surgeons yesterday and got copies of my OR notes and learned that when they were doing my subtalar fusion, my subtalar...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,250
Posted By kimber687
Re: Just diagnosed with Osteochondritis dissecans

Costco,

Good to hear you are not in pain as it gives you time to research. The OCD will grow in time, faster depending upon your activity level so you want to do something before you get to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-28-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By kimber687
Re: 2nd OCD Drilling Success Stories

Julie,

I too had an OCD and failed drilling once and ended up having OATS and these boards have been great, but just wanted to say don't get discouraged if you don't get many success stories on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-21-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,117
Posted By kimber687
Re: Severe pain after Osteochondral Lesion repair

TC,

As a fellow OCD'er I thought my story might help ...

I too had microfracture done on my 7x9x5 deep OCD back in August of 07 and ended up having OATS done in October 08 because the pains...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 185,152
Posted By kimber687
Re: Ankle Joint Distraction Surgery Anyone?

Guys,

No, no xrays before or after ... you'll go into the first floor waiting room, then put into the lovely inflatable gown and the iv is done. Dr. R (or F) will come by and say hi and the next...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-23-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,791
Posted By kimber687
Re: Anyone Have a Postive Outcome??

Lambchop,

Don't get discouraged if you come on here and don't find many positive stories about a particular procedure ... I did that too myself after my first surgery (just had my 4th) and soon...
Board: Orthopedic 08-16-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,258
Posted By kimber687
Re: Ankel fusion or ankle replacement

Unfortunately you probably will not have a choice in which one to do ... trust me, I need one and just had my 4th ankle surgery in 4 years and can't get a replacement due to my age, and I am 41.
...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,951
Posted By kimber687
Re: OATS Recovery

Abby,

Thanks for starting this. My OATS procedure is scheduled for August 11th and hearing the recovery stories will help with my anxiety until then.

I am glad to hear the stabbing pains...
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