Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Back stiffness after ankle fusion?

  1. #1
    Senior Member mj23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    472

    Back stiffness after ankle fusion?

    Has anyone experienced back stiffness and back issues after ankle fusion for drop foot? I've noticed when I started walking without my air cast my back gets stiff and starts bothering me.
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

  2. #2
    Were you on your back for awhile after surgery? Are you experiencing spasms? How often are you walking?
    ckf

  3. #3
    Senior Member mj23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    472
    Lower back. No spasms. Walking full time.
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

  4. #4
    Hmmm. Not sure what it could be from. Any signs of uti or other type of infection?

    ckf

  5. #5
    Senior Member mj23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    472
    No infection. I pretty much live a normal life with work, gym, going out. Could it be just getting used to walking with the fusion?
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

  6. #6
    It is possible. Can you get a few sessions with a good PT? They can evaluate your gait now to see if you are using good mechanics, and also recommend exercises for your back, if that is the problem.

    (KLD)

  7. #7
    Senior Member mj23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    472
    I'll look into it. Thank you
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-04-2016, 12:53 PM
  2. Blister on the back of my ankle? Nurse
    By mikes4x4 in forum Care
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-22-2004, 07:09 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-02-2003, 03:39 AM
  4. Back Pain/Stiffness
    By IKU in forum Pain
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-17-2002, 06:19 PM
  5. Back Pain/Stiffness
    By LBRS in forum Pain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-04-2002, 07:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •