or should i have surgrey
Since you've been able to walk (I'm assuming) for the last 9 weeks, maybe just physical therapy will do it for you, though. Make sure you are completely informed--this maybe an injury you will have to deal with for the rest of your life. five years later, I still have chronic pain and arthritis can be frustrating. But how thankful am I that I can walk!! XD
The main reason that you want to see a Podiatrist is because it may not hurt now but 10 years from now or earlier you will have severe arthritis because the joint was damaged and never fixed. Well good luck.
I've had a bone scan, MRI, and countless xrays. The only thing I consistently hear is that it's a slight bit wider between my big toe and second toe bones in the mid foot area. I was put in a cast in September of 2005, but after a week, my pain was increasing from the immobility, so they took it off. My pain has seem to get a lot better. I stopped playing sports for about 1 year and I only sometimes ache. However, it was standing up and it all of a sudden started hurting again. It's slightly swollen. I can walk and do everything like normal (play soccer), but the dull pain is still there when my foot twists.
The latest diagnosis I've heard is lisfranc (last week, it's now September of 2007 about 2.5 years after I got hurt). I'm wondering if surgery is worth it. I'm also wondering if anyone else has had this kind of minor pain and if it was diagnosed as lisfranc. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should do or what else it might be or other possible treatments?
Does anyone have any orthopedic referrals in the Chicago area?
I had a lisfranc injury thirty yars ago -- didn't know what it was. Thought it was a sprain.I "recovered" OK (with a big bump on the top of my foot). Afterwards ran & biked and walked fine. Then last year, the bump started to move to the side of my foot and the arch began to collapse.
I am scheduled for surgery September 12. (My choice not to do it sooner.)The surgey will involve pins and bine grafts and I will be on crutches for at least 10 weeks and can expoect that it will take a full year to recover as much mobility as I'm going to get.
So my advice to anyone with this sort of injury is to get thee to an orthopedist experienced in foor reconstruction. You can save yourself what I'm going through. (Or at lleast minimize it.)
Has anyone got any advice as to what I can expect, or has anyone else experienced this.
BTW I have had two x-rays and neither showed any fracture.
I had an accident 11mths ago and was in a wheelchair for 3.5mnths and because of other injuries couldn't weight bare at all. I had screws and a cast on my L foot for my Lizfranc for 3 months and am due to have the screws out in Jan 09. My orthopedic guy doesn't think the removal of the screws will get rid of all my pain and that because my ligament and tendon ruptures were so bad my arch will probably collapse and I will end up having to have the bone fused. Apparently they don't like to do this to anyone under 50 (I'm 46) because it can give you less mobility and a permanent limp(I walk like quassie motto anyhow). So I am not looking forward to the next 6mths.I had hoped to be returning to work and playing soccer by Feb, but who knows, the whole thing is very frustrating and painful. I can sympathies with all of you, until youv'e experienced this injury, no-one seems to understand how painful,walking, standing, squatting, running etc is. But for me I am lucky to be walking at all so I must be grateful for that. All the best to you all.
It has been a LONG time since I have posted in here. I have been SUPER busy. I just had a baby 7 mo ago. My foot is doing very well, although it gets pretty sore at times. The doc is confident about his work, he is a real good one. How is everyone else in here? You can read my posts thoroughout.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask,
Every one else seems to have had surgery and I am concerned that I need it. It doesn't seem like anyone else has had this kind of injury corrected with just a cast. If there is anyone out there please let me know about your healing process. I really can't be off my feet for to much longer(I have 6 kids to take care of and school starts soon and they need me to drive them to school).
I am starting to become depressed and all my helpers(kids and hubby) are getting tired of helping and I am just as tired of asking for help.
I am wondering if you can bike ride after this kind of injury? He told me I would never run again and that I would only have 80 percent use of my foot now and that I would Know everyday that I broke and dislocated my foot. My doc also said that I would probably have bones floating around in my foot that would require surgery down the line and I could expect arthritis within 2 years. He actually said that I would be disabled from this. If it is this bad..why not surgery? I keep asking him and he says it's the blood vessels in your foot. What does that mean? Oh by the way..he is the only foot doc on my insurance..so a second opionion is impossible to get.
I had my midfoot crushed in September 07 in a car accident
was in a wheelchair for 3 months non-weight bearing
started walking in late December 07
doing very well by march 08
Started getting pain in June 08
was diagonsed with arthritis in Dec 08
Had a fusion in Feb 09
Wheelchair for 3 months
Started walking in may
And my foot is sh*t right now. Like i can't walk 100m without being in severe pain.
I am in more pain now after surgery (and another 4 months of being useless) than i was with the arthritis. So i would wait as long as you can stand before having surgery. It doesn't always have the best outcome. If you want more details on ANYTHING, don't hesitate to ask.