I had a foot surgery a few years ago that went bad. The podiatrist went in to remove "tissue" the size of a man's thumb from my heel and while he was in there released a tendon. When I was released to go back to work, the hospital had moved the ward I worked on to a revamped area that was not nurse or patient friendly. Either way, with averaging 5 plus miles a day on my foot at work and having a high pain tolerance, I wound up spending months getting the pain isolated with a different podiatrist. He states that I have a major foot instability but also sinus tarsi syndrome.
My foot pops and is painful throughout the foot, but mostly in the heel/mid foot region. It seriously pops where I have never heard a "normal" foot pop. I wear a support when I know I will be on my foot for a long time, but I am now assigned a desk job because the foot isn't stable enough for me to work on all day and manage the weight of lifting patients, pushing carts, etc.
I read online that one of the procedures they could do is a triple arthrodesis. Have any of you had any experience with someone having one? Has it helped them regain "full" use of their foot or have you seen more people with complications afterward?
I do plan on seeing an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet, but after dealing with a screwup the first time around, I'm very skittish.
I used to enjoy walking even after all I did at work and now that I have 16 month old twins, I really would like to get back into some shape to play with them.
Thanks for any input.