I'm only 22 years old and have been going through ***l the last year of my life. When I was 20, I went to the doctor because I noticed I had hammer toes and they were starting to become permanently curled. He sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who then performed surgery on my feet. He performed a Weil Osteotomy. Since then, my knees have started caving inward and contorting and swelling, my arches have collapsed, my hands and joints are all swollen and getting rigid, I have no balance and it feels like I'm always struggling to stay upright, extreme fatigue, and depression has set in. The worst part is, I'm not sure if I have a debilitating disease, or if the surgery just disrupted my structure and threw me out of alignment. It became hard to stand for more than 20 minutes without feeling like my leg muscles were working overtime and my weight was pushing inward on my knees like crazy. It feels like my heels have sunk backward and the weight isnt balanced over the tips of my knees, its more straight through the backs of them. It feels more comfertable on my knees and legs when my heel is lifted by something. The heat of summer and the shower seem to make my knees and collapsed arches feel worse and more strained. My hands and feel swell up and I become tired. I had custom orthotics made but they do little difference. He sent me to a neurologist who gave me an ecg which came back normal and blood work. I'm still waiting to hear back about the blood work, but I have a feeling the surgery just screwed with my alignment throwing my ankles, knees, and hips out of alignment. The wierd thing is that even though I haven't been walking or on my feet barely at all, my thigh muscles have been growing from being over stressed and none of my pants fit anymore. It's not fat, it's all muscle. I'm 6'2" and 175 lbs. I have very long fingers, big hands and feet, and long limbs, with skinny wrists and ankles. If I had any thoughts about possible diseases it would be Marfan's syndrome, Lyme Disease, Thyroid disorder, Pituitary tumor, Lupus, MS, Diabetes, or some sort of Autoimmune disorder. Also, the inside of my knees stick out sort of like knock knees. I've read a lot into Q ankle and such and Miserable Malalignment syndrome and think maybe the doctor messed with my structure when he performed the surgery. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, or anyone else with similar symptoms. Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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