/ Outdoor life after foot fusion surgery. - your experiences

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SeeWhat - on 01 Jul 2014
Dear UKC,

Tell me your stories and help me settle on a course of action.

There is a long a boring backstory, but the essential news is that I have been diagnosed with Fibrous Synostosis of the foot ( this plus plantar fasciitis caused by flat feet, but that's yet more long and boring backstory ) and Surgery is an option - including fusion of the ankle joints in both feet.

I can't currently walk for more than about 4 hours without serious pain afterwards and into most of the next day, so the 'Do nothing but keep stretching those calves' option does not seem to be a way forward.

So what are your experiences of Fusion? What were/are you able to do afterwards? Still mountaineering / climbing / walking, or what? Recommend it? Other options?

Over to you.
Dave Williams - on 01 Jul 2014
In reply to SeeWhat:

If you'd have done a 'climbing with a fused ankle' or 'ankle fusion' search before posting, you'd have found threads (including quite a recent one) discussing this very topic.

HTH
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SeeWhat - on 01 Jul 2014
In reply to Dave Williams:

Hadn't spotted. Thanks, useful reading.

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