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Old 07-13-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Question I have fused joints in my foot

I have a lot of fused joints in my right foot--some of the tarsal and metatarsal joints. My ankle is a bit deformed, and it also hurts fairly regularly. I don't yet have any arthritis. There is talk of possibly getting surgery at some point. Apparently foot surgery is very painful, and there are often problems afterwards.

Any words of wisdom?

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Old 07-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: I have fused joints in my foot

Hi Amanda - what has caused the joint fusions? I had surgery last Oct for a severe bunion and had the 1st metatarsul fused to straighten the bones and I really had minimal pain after the surgery (much better then I had anticipated). I was NWB (nonweightbearing) for 8 weeks and that was more difficult (mentally) then the pain I experienced. The key is listen to your doctor, keep the foot elevated as much as possible, take the pain meds before the pain sets in and HAVE PATIENCE - that is the hardest one.

Good luck and come back to ask any questions and keep us posted on your progress.

Mary in NY

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