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Living with post-sesamoidectomy (and other surgical procedures) issues/pain

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by ladyoracle, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. ladyoracle

    ladyoracle New Member

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    If anyone else out there is living with chronic pain after either a tibial or fibular sesamoidectomy, could you share your stories? This is quite a challenging situation for me--I had a tibial sesamoidectomy, bunionectomy, and fused second toe due to a plantar plate tear in April of 2013. I have many ups and downs, and oftentimes feel quite alone. Please share your tales! :) Thank you!
  3. Kickerz

    Kickerz New Member

  4. Jojoday

    Jojoday Guest

    Hi ladyoracle, Im so sorry you're suffering and I struggle too with my sesamoiditis. I have a fractured fibular sesamoid since 2014(!) which went undiagnosed until 2017. I have been through a orthotic fittings, physio and a couple of injections to see if that might work, which sadly it hasn't, so now am considering the surgery to remove the bone. The doctors are great and giving me all the facts though they seem reluctant to want me to do it, though whatever I have read and researched has shown a really good success rate and I'm at my wits end. Im 32 and I have ran, jumped, worn high heels or really danced in years and it makes me feel so much older than I am :(
    Post surgery, are you now in just as much pain or more than you were before? How long ago did you have the surgery?
  5. Bill

    Bill Guest

  6. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Hi there: I had both sesamoid bones removed in May. At the same time I also had the big toe fused and a bunionectomy. I'm now 14 weeks post surgery and I'm having disabling pain in the area of the sesamoids and at the first joint on the big toe. I'm unable to walk more than a short distance and I cannot stand for more than a couple of minutes. It is similar to the sesamoid pain I had before the surgery but those bones are now gone. My surgeon said he is not sure why I am still having so much pain. He said he scraped the bone on the bottom to make sure there were no pressure points and perhaps it just takes bone a really long time to heal. The fusion is solid and everything from the outside looks well healed but the pain is constant. He originally told me that the recovery period would be 8 weeks. That is when I came out of the post-op boot. Now he seems to be saying that the recovery time is 3 to 6 months. Before the surgery I had an orthotic that was designed to take pressure off the sesamoids and he now thinking I need to have that re-done. I don't know if others have had pain for a long time after their sesamoidectomy but I sure have.

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