Osteoarthritis foot operation

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Avatar n tn Hi Staley, Flatfoot, is a deformity of the foot in which the normal medial longitudinal arch of the foot has been lost. What type of flat foot have you been diagnosed with? Is it a rigid or flexible variety? I think it is flexible flatfoot for you (as per your description), which lacks an arch only when patient is weight bearing, not when non weight bearing or toe-standing.
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Avatar f tn I am a 43 year old female and have post traumatic osteoarthritis in my left ankle due to a bad injury many years ago and following an arthoscopy I have been recommended to have ankle fusion. Is there anyone out there who can give me any information about ankle fusion? It sounds a bit drastic but on the other hand the pain is getting worse and it seems to be having a knock on effect on my knees now. I have twin toddlers so the idea of the operation/recovery seems very daunting.
Avatar n tn Microdiscectomy is a very successful operation in most cases- hopefully, you will get better. I would probably wait it out a bit until your followup. If the pain is as bad or worse, then a new MRI is warranted at some time. Taking it very easy for a week and then light duty for a month is the usual prescription as well as 'let comfort be your guide'.
Avatar n tn if i dont have operation (Laminectomy) is stenosis likely to get worse? and how long before this happens? There is also facet joint involement too and I have osteoarthritis in hips, knees wrists etc - think i must have it in feet as well as i have two huge bunions at toes and right ankle and foot feel weird and kind of numb as well.I walk slowly with a heavy limp on right side. I live in scotland and the consultant nurosurgeon didnt really explain things.
Avatar f tn May 15th, I had my big right toe fused with 2 plates and a screw (due to severe osteoarthritis ). At the same time I had my torn brevis tendon repaired. I had been on short term disability since December because of this foot and carpal tunnel /ulnar nerve surgery in March. I couldn't return to work within 6 months and lost my job /insurance of nearly 10 years.
Avatar n tn 2005 I had a c-5 discectomy (no fusion) after a car crash 2 months previous and I was brand new after the operation, great success, however 2009 was the start of more problems, I had tennis elbow for a while then the onset of numbness and tingling in my little and ring finger on my left hand, severe pain in my neck and left shoulder and then numbness in my left leg for a time which has eased off a fair bit but now I have numbness and tingling in my last 2 little toes on my left foot, I had an M
Avatar f tn As you have had xrays taken that showed up severe deterioration, this is osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis would have shown up on blood tests. Both types of arthritis have the same symptoms, but rheumatoid is an autoimmune disorder and can affect internal organs. It appears that you have degenerative changes going on in your body with you already having back problems.
Avatar n tn The next morning, I awoke with an intense right-sided headache (behind right eye) which continues now, but last night, I had shooting pains in my right leg and arm. This led to tingling, and my foot began burning with numbness from the knee down. The headache continues this morning, but the numbness and tingling have almost subsided. I have been having these varied symptoms on and off, days and weeks at a time, for the past two years but never all at once and with such sudden intensity.
Avatar f tn Pain is worse in the morning or after sitting for any period of time. Excruciating pains in my feet especially when I walk; leg and foot cramps. • Carpal Tunnel symptoms have increased in intensity and I find my arms are more painful during the day and going numb for longer periods and more frequently overnight.
847512 tn?1272570662 ). I'm a firm believer in the surgery. The operation doesn't cure Chiari, but it can help tremendously with symptoms. Generally, all operations are up to the patient. The thing about Chiari surgery is, depending on each individual, the operation is only so helpful. There is no cure. The surgery can help, but it doesn't fix everything. Also, rememberthat Chiari is considered a neurological disorder.
Avatar f tn So overall I am very impresed with the operation and results. Before the operation i had almost no movement due to the cartilage worn away and arthritis, the pain was so bad i wished they would have cut off the toe. But now I am very pleased with the results.
Avatar n tn My husband had a ruptured disc (L5-S1). In 2002 he had a diskectomy. It was successful until October 2003 when he fell down. They then did an MRI showing both a ruptured disc(L5-S1 again) as well as a synovial cyst. In January 2004 they were going to do both another diskectomy and remove the cyst at the same time. The surgeon said while removing the cyst they also looked at the disc and it looked very good so he left it alone.There was a spinal fluid leak that required 3 stitches.
Avatar n tn I have buttocks and leg pain on right side and foot stays cold. Also veins have broke in back of thigh. Please get back with me.
Avatar f tn But my right leg is a little bit shorter than the left leg, and the muscles in my right thigh are smaller and somewhat atrophied compared to the muscles in m left leg. My x-rays show some early osteoarthritis in my right hip, and my right hip is pretty deformed and flattened out on top. I struggle to remain active. I too enjoy working out - weight lifting, hiking, cycling, etc - but it can be pretty difficult to do on some days.
717272 tn?1277594380 Rocker, it's not in the list of side effects but, if all of the docs are like mine...denying that things could be related to TX...how can these things ever get on the list.
Avatar n tn Also having trouble with my back and after the doctor and phsyio saying there was nothing wrong which i was convinced they were wrong i payed for a private mri scan last june and that found osteoarthritis in my lower back, since then things have got alot worse being out of the gym i tried to start running and my knees have gone bad aswell with similar symptoms as in my shoulders.
Avatar m tn Does it help to be soaking my foot in warm water once a day , or icing it , or both?
Avatar n tn My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar n tn of course i'm concerned about als but recently had a mri which my neurosurgeon says i have cervical myelopathy at the c4,c5,c6,c7 with 50% narrowing caused by degenerative osteoarthritis and could by the cause of my twitching. he suggest surgery. i'm not sure. i have an aunt who had this muscle twitching and was found to have mecury poisoning from her almagam dental fillings and once her teeth were removed, the twitching has almost gone away.
Avatar n tn The pain has now progressed from my lower back down my leg and into my right foot. My foot is always numb and cold along with shooting pain in the heel of my foot where sometimes I can hardly walk. I was told today that the Harrington Rod caused complications which the medical world found out in the 1980's and the rod caused "flatback", no curve in the lower back. Now I know why I walk hunched over and trying to compinsate by bending my knees.
Avatar n tn I am a bit of a wimp though!!!! I was a surgical challenge since at the time of surgery I was 5 foot 5 inches and 95 pounds. I was loosing weight from the pain, medication and overall misery related to my back. There was barely enough room for the hardware!!!! It was a tough recovery as I am the mother of 3 and at the time my youngest was 6 months old. I hope that you are as lucky as I am and that you have a full recovery. I would highly recommend the surgery especially by my doctor.
Avatar n tn My suggestion to anyone having this type of operation is to carefully choose the surgeon. I had my operation done in a large hospital and not in the country town where I live. The surgeon was leader in his field and the results speak for themselves. I can eat whatever I want, I have fantastic muscle control (can hold on for an hour or more), do not have gas problems and have not had a problem in 17 years. I had the operation when I was pregnant and have had another child since.
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Synvisc is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is approved for those patients who do not get adequate relief from painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc is injected directly into the joint to restore the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The therapy is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone.
Avatar n tn Hi, i shattered my wrist whilst ice-skating and tryinging to avoid falling on a lil boy, ended up in hospital to have my wrist maliputated then the following day being admitted into hospital where i had an operation to insert a plate and 7 pins. My operation was Feb Fri 13th 2009 and i'm still not able to use my hand properly and can still hardly move it. Just to add to everything i'm still in so much pain which is making me depressed. I think i can safely say that it has ruined my life.
Avatar n tn They are mainly in my left leg/foot, from the bottom of my foot up through my entire my leg and sometimes up even into lower back/ up into my trunk and sometimes even into my chin, but mainly in the left foot/leg into lower back, and occasionally on the right side. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which I began taking 50 mcg of Levothyroxine for on 1/20/09.
552681 tn?1215136132 The numbness continued to the point that I lost use of the arm and it extended down into my right foot and leg and eventually into the right side of my face. Thinking that I was experiencing a stroke, my primary MD transferred me to a larger hospital where I underwent an MRI of my Head and Carotid U/S, and nothing was found at that time that could explain what was happening to me.
Avatar n tn If you already had an operation in your neck, you should be able to get on it, if you can not do what your job requires. Also, after an operation like you stated, you may want to rethink if your present job is one you want to continue, as it sounds that it has the potential of causing your neck more harm.
Avatar n tn I was out of commission for quite a while with each one. The first operation they took bone from my hip to fuse my spine, the second time they removed all of the old fusion and put in the 8 screws and 2 rods. My decision is: is this allergy bad enough for me to go through another operation on my spine? I can't seem to come up with a answer, so in the mean time I do nothing. Best of luck to you and your wife.
Avatar n tn Realy no answer till my second MRI that stated that I had Osteoarthritis in my right hip and Spine. No realy relief of pain with oa treatment to my right hip. But big news my Dr. just told me that he thinks I have PIRFORMIS SYNDROM. Look it up on the internet and you would be suprised at how much it sounds like our pain. Not so good news it that it is really hard to treat. I'll keep you informed of what my pain Dr. thinks of this diagnoses.