Hi am 51 and was diagnosed with arthritis in my knees about 4 years ago, they are painful but don't give me to much bother. Then 2 year ago I found out I had it in my subtalar joint as well, its really painful and I have a very bad limp. I had a cortisone injection in it that was done under local anathetic with xray assistance, it only lasted as a pain relief for 2 1/2 weeks.
I go back to see the consultant in July and as he suggested a fusion operation the first time I think he'll advise it again. I was wondering if any one else has had this done and what the outcome was. I was taking naprozen tablets but after stomach problems stopped taking them and now have paracetamol.