Hi, I’m new on the site. I’ve recently had a partial left knee replacement ( 4 weeks ago ) and on the waiting list to have my right ankle joint fused. My left knee is progressing nicely but I am struggling to walk, mainly because my right ankle joint is completely knackered. I’ve had numerous cortisone injections both on the NHS and more recently privately, but the ankle joint is so far gone the injections are no longer working.
Im now 66 but my initial injury to the ankle happened when I was 23 where even then they told me I would eventually need my ankle fusing, so in essence I have had 43 years of putting it off.
Does anyone have any suggestions how I can manage my ankle joint and get some relief whilst I’m waiting on surgery. It doesn’t look like I will get that until circa April / May next year, unless I went Privately but having just paid £15,000 out of my savings to get my knee done, I would if possible like to hang on to the £7,500 it would cost to do my ankle Privately and use it towards travelling and enjoying my retirement.
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