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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Arthritis in foot need help

Alright heres the deal i dislocated my right foot on my dirtbike by trying to avoid another rider i dabbed my foot a little to hard and that was it so first surgury oct 28 doc says everything looked good but he had to put a screw in foot that he took out dec 12 or 13 now swellingwont go down did x-rays tuesday and tells me arthritis set in around the joint and that he cant really help me anymore so he tells me to go see a specialist appointment is on tuesday but im a little worried that they might have to do another surgery but it really swells up when i walk on it and fuse bones and stuff what do you guys think I didnt know arthritis spread that fast im 32 and never had a problem with it at all any help would be useful The doctors name is
Paul DeFrino out of the parkview orthopedic group in palos

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 12:36 AM
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Specialists are usually really good at what they do, they sort you out.

Also, something that might help would be to see a doctor that deals with motorcycle specific injuries.

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Get into a specialist that has a history of working with sports related injuries. Motorcycle specific would be ideal, but probably tough to find. If he can't refer you to somebody within your health care network, call your provider and see.

And get a second opinion when they mention surgery before physical therapy. You didn't mention physical therapy, I've never heard of that not being done in some sense for an injury like that. Your foot was immobile for two months, the muscles are extremely tight.

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Okay having shattered my left leg in 27 different places, 10 surgeries, various screws, pins, plates and other hardware holding it together, an ACL replacement, it took me years to find the right group of doctors (yes group of them) before my pain and suffering ended. Intial diagnoses was I would never walk without a cane....I just would not accept that! It took over two years, but I eventually found the right doctors at a walk in sports injury clinic in Toronto. The first doctor who saw me was the Toronto Blue Jays doctor and called in another doctor (John Cameron) who was handling orthopedic issues for both US and Canadian Olympic athletes. Both were stunned that I actually walked into the clinic! So shop around for your doctor(s).

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Thanks for the input i did go to therapy but even she said your swelling should have gone down more by now and it was painfull but i figured that
I just dont like the fact that the doctor pushes me off on another guy but to tell you the truth i should of went with the specialist form the get go live and learn

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Sometimes being shuffled off to a doctor is a good thing, if your having this much pain somethng isnt right. you need someone that can fix the problem.




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EXACTLY!!!!

I would HIGHLY recommend a sports med doctor! I cant explain why but they seem to have a solution the majority of time.

Unless of course your doctor left something in your foot from the surgery. By that i mean something as small as a bone spur from the screw etc...

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Unless of course your doctor left something in your foot from the surgery. By that i mean something as small as a bone spur from the screw etc...
this was my thought as well. but I am not a doctor.




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Thanks for the input im going to see what this doc says and
a friend of mines wife works at northwestern and shes going to
get the specialists number so i can make and app and see if the two doc agree with each other

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doc says my talus is fractured in a coulpe of pieces
and only thing to do is eather live with it or fuse it
so i found out who the bears and white sox foot guy is and im seeing him tommrow

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I shattered my right ankle a few years ago in a sports related injury. It required 2 plates and 9 screws. The damn thing just didn't feel right even after the cast came off. Anyway, 5 months later it was found that one of the screws was working it's way out. The docs had to go back in and take out all the hardware. In retrospect, I'm really glad they did. It feels much better now. It's been 8 years since then and no problems. Good luck.

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