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im currently waiting on an ankle fusion but I don't know what to expect from surgery ?
I had an accident many years a go and ending up with a lot of screws in my ankle after an operation with very little flexibility and as the years have passed around 20 now its gradually detoriated in to where im unable to work and can barely walk once ive done my morning exercise of a small walk or indoor cycle on a turbo trainer and some weights whilst on lockdown but once ive finished and relaxed that's it I barely put any weight on ive always been active up until the last 12 months the pain is unbearable some evenings ill try any thing I use heat/cold gels and a tens machines which do help as it takes my mind off the pain until I stop or take it off and also have a revitive circulation booster I can't really go anywhere as I don't have a vehicle as I had to give it up with my job I have to cycle to places if im planning to sit out as once ive rested im that stiff not possible for me to walk again
can anyone please tell me what to expect from an ankle fusion I was having a yearly cortisone injection but they got weaker and weaker year by year and finally this fusion surgery is my last resort im told it eliminates pain
any feedback will be much appreciated