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Old 09-05-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Gastroc Release

For anyone that has had a gastroc release (aka gastroc slide, gastroc recession, gastroc lengthening)... did you have heel pain while recovering?

I had my surgery about 4 weeks ago and am doing really well. I am still in a walking boot for another week or so, but am allowed to wear a gym shoe around the house. I'm just experiencing heel pain (the reason for having the surgery done), and I dont know if its from the boot, and my leg still recovering... or if its a sign the procedure didnt work. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Gastroc Release

I would guess that it's from the boot and your foot recovering. It'll take a lot of stretching and moving around to get it all the way back to normal...but If you're concerned call your doctor cause there the only one who will know.

Old 09-11-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Re: Gastroc Release

I had a triple arthrodesis done in late May with a Gastroc slide. I admit it was the scariest part of the whole thing to me. Cut the Achilles? You have got to be kidding! All in all it was the easiest part. I have not noticed any difference in having had it done. Maybe it has been masked by the recovery from the triple, but it has not been a problem.

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