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Continuing Foot Ankle Pain

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  • Posted By: rdw72777
  • September 8, 2008
  • 00:44 AM

So, this will be lengthy, but here goes:

I have had foot pain for about 1.5-2 years now. I have had 2 MRI's, been on crutches once without surgery and once after a surgery. The surgery occurred in March of 2008 after non-surgical attempts didn't work.

The surgery was an arthroscopic debridement of a talar dome lesion. It was pretty substantial, a decent amount of broken bone that had "died", and that had to be removed and holes drilled in the good bone to encourage re-growth.

After the surgery in March 2008, it was 2 weeks bed rest with little movement, 4 weeks of crutch life, and 6 weeks in a walking boot, which came off in early June.

The bone grew back "as good as he has seen" (in my surgeon's words.

After that I was on my own to do walking, stretching, etc. (I opted out of physical therapy due to the high cost and the fact I have had enough PT sessions over the last 2 years that I sort of know the deal)

So, in the last few weeks I have noticed the pain increasing. I have had orthotics since June that were fitted and prescribed by my surgeon.

The pain I have is on the left foot only. It is on the outside of the foot and seems to be towards the bottom and in front of the bone that sticks out on the outside of my left foot. I think this is a new pain, but its one I've had in the past.

Any thoughts on what could be causing this? Is it a separate injury? Is it a result of orthotics? Something else...?

I am going to post the write-ups of my MRI's from the past in separate posts that are responses to this post for your information to get a better idea of what I'm dealing with.

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