Our Hyprocure Journey’s

Hi All,

When I began my research on the hyprocure, there was and still is so little information out there.  It mainly consisted of you wonderful bloggers, which has helped me a great deal.  My purpose in this post is to hopefully make the next persons research easier, so I thought to put the sites that I came across that were helpful to me.

I will be updating soon.
Thanks

Hyprocure Journey’s

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36 thoughts on “Our Hyprocure Journey’s

  1. Pingback: Hyprocure Stent Surgery – A Solution to Partial TaloTarsal Dislocation | samantha153

  2. Hey, great write-up. I’m too going to be possibly getting the surgery in the upcoming months. I have had flat feet since I was little. Has never bothered me except for looks, but recently I have started to notice my feet get really tired after a long day of walking around. I can’t wait to hear more from you on this. -gus

    • Hi Gus,

      I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond. My journey has taken a turn. I will respond to you and anyone else that has been looking into this surgery. I saw two doctors that both seemed highly reluctant to do this surgery? I was barely able to get a word in before they suggested orthotics. I have read a lot about orthotics and how most who have had problems for quite some time end up wanting the surgery. Maybe not most but a lot. I was discouraged and a little deterred, but I am doing as both opinion’s suggested and trying the orthotics first. He then said that he could then determine if surgery is needed. He said most flat foot cases can be cured by orthotics? Any comments on this? I am going for my mold fitting June 18. Any advice or comments? I will keep you all updated.

      • My doctor suggested trying orthotics first and if they worked, great! However, given the severity of my condition, he didn’t think the orthotics would work. And he was right. I am still in a lot of pain – my surgery is scheduled for August 1 and I can hardly wait!

      • Hi Joanne,

        Thanks for your comment. For me, I just know the pain continues to get worse. I am still waiting for the orthotics. July 23 I will finally have them. After about 3 months or so of orthotic use and foot exercises, I will return to my doctor. He then is going to re-examine and see if surgery is needed.
        I am happy for you & good luck with the surgery. Let us know how it goes.

      • I have had orthotics since March 29 and, while the pain has decreased, it is still unbearable. I will let you know how it goes. I’m not looking forward to not being able to drive for 3 or 4 weeks – not showering for 2 weeks I can live with, but not driving!?? Horrible!

      • Hi Joanne any update? I hope the surgery went well.

        I have my orthotics now. I have to say I am not entirely ecstatic about them. I wore them, as I was told, for the first week. I purchased a funky pair of shoes for them. Unfortunately pink & turquoise don’t go with everything, so now what? It’s summer. I like sandals :(. I know that it is vain to speak this way, but I am not mature enough to just be happy with only sneakers for the rest of my life. I am fortunate that the pain is not as severe as, I am sorry to hear, it is for many of our fellow sufferers.
        I still hate that once the orthotic is off I still have the same foot problem. Regular ware is suppose to fix this? I am skeptical but I also am not wearing them as often as I should. Get this; I threw my back out from, “I believe” not wearing them. My body was aligned one day and then the next it wasn’t. I think that says enough about how important it is to have good posture. I still am having difficulty holding my butt cheeks in while trying to walk straight. Sigh. I thought there might be an easier answer, but I fear I was incorrect. Well, that is my update. I am wearing orthotics (sort of) and waiting for my next check up.

      • Hi Samantha!

        I had my surgery on August 1 and it has gone wonderfully well – so well that my other foot is scheduled for Sept. 18!
        I was awake for the procedure and the really wierd thing was that once the proper sized stent was put in place, before they had even closed the sensation, I had a feeling of relaxation throughout my whole body and a feeling that my ankle was finally just right. I had very little pain from the surgery itself and recovery was quick with no complications. My corrected foot feels great – stable, pain-free (except for a bit of lingering plantar fasciitis). Orthotics NEVER felt this good!
        I too hated the idea of wearing the type of clunky running shoes that would accommodate my orthotics for the rest of my life – I am (or was) a stilletto girl. I am willing to give up stilletos, but I *really* need to wear something nice again before I die. With the stent procedure I will be able to do that and more.
        I wil be able to wear sandals – even go barefoot! No more putting on my shoes to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
        BTW – if you are under the impression that wearing your orthotics regularly will fix your problem, you have been misinformed. Orthotics just throw your weight to the outside of your feet so that the bones in question don’t partially dislocate. Every time you take off your orthotics, you are back to square 1.
        I am going to have to do some exercises and maybe some physical therapy to correct all the things I used to do to compensate for my misalignment – I know what you mean about butt cheeks!
        From my personal experience, I can only encourage you to have the procedure done. If it doesn’t work for you, the stent can be easliy removed and you’re no worse off than before. Of course, there may be rare complications, but in my case, it has been clear sailing so far. Good luck with your journey!

      • Thanks so much for your update JoAnne. I am so happy that it is going so well for you. I am still wanting this surgery, actually more than before. It would be nice to no longer have continual pain, even if the pain is moderate. It has been a long time since I have been pain free in my feet.

        I also very much like the idea of my feet being “repaired” without having to wear orthotics 24/7. That is just one more thing about the orthotics. For me, “Personally”, My feet are very unhappy without the orthotics. So, I am switching them to as many of my shoes as I can. I still like to go barefoot & what about slippers? I guess I am still just adjusting.

        On a more positive note 🙂 ; I think we are all encouraged by your experience. I will keep you in my thoughts for your upcoming surgery. Good luck & good for you. 🙂

    • Hi Gus,

      Any Update for us? I am still, if not more interested in the surgery. I don’t know ,until my actual follow up if the doctor will consider me a candidate.

      In the meantime, I am wearing my orthotics as much as I can. There is still continual pain, but it is bearable. I will put up a bit more info on the orthotics and try to post some picture if I can.

  3. Hi Joanne,

    how are you know?I have the surgery scheduled in some weeks.
    How it is to walk on the feet the days just after the surgery?

    Thanks

    Alexandra

    • Alexandra,

      As soon as the surgery is finished, they put my foot in a Velcro boot designed to immobilize the ankle but still allow walking. I walked out of the doctor’s office without any pain. I had little pain at all immediately following the surgery – and later, it was just a kind of ache, as if I had sprained my ankle a few weeks ago and it was still healing.

      However, and I cannot emphasize this enough, it is CRUCIAL to ice 30 minutes out of every 60 every waking hour and to keep the foot elevated for at least the first 2 days (I did this for the first 3 days and then 3 days a day after) and to never EVER take the boot off for the first week. The boot is heavy and uncomfortable – it is difficult to sleep in and the temptation is great to take it off. You must not give into temptation – while you are asleep, you could easily twist your ankle and that would be not only very painful, but also hamper your recovery. I probably didn’t sleep for about 3 days, but by golly it was worth it.

      I had no swelling, no infection, no pain. I can now walk around without any support (although the doctor would prefer me to wear a fabric brace just to protect the ankle since it will be taking on the added burden of my left foot when I have the surgery on Sept 18).

      As long as you take it very easy, you should have a successful recovery, just like me! I could not be happier and I can hardly wait until Sept 18 (the day after tomorrow!) for my next surgery. Wish me luck!

      • Hi, Good luck! a bit too late.
        How is with your second feet?
        I am very confused, everybody seems to have so different experiences of recovery and pain levels so I am a bit afraid of doing the surgery.

  4. Also, can you detail me what pains did you have before surgery and how they did improve or not so I am able to compare with my conditions (me it is legs, knee and back pains)
    Thansk a lot

    • Before the surgery, I had really terrible plantar fasciitis in my right foot, some knee pain, a persistent pain where the hamstring inserts into the gluteus on the left side and mid-back pain, also on the left side, that occasionnally went into spasms. Of them all, the plantar fascitits was the most painful, it was crippling.

      My plantar fascitis is now gone. It is amazing to be able to walk pain free. My knee pain is gone too and my back pain is almost gone. Still have to work on the hamstring – but I think that will go in a few weeks.

      The operation on my left foot was more painful than on my right. I don’t know if it is because I had a different surgeon or just because my left foot is more sensitive. However, the post-operative pain is the same – virtually non-existant. I am going for my first post-op visit tomorrow and will let you know what the doctor thinks about my progress.

  5. Here are the coordinates of my doctor:

    David Greenberg, D.P.M. (Podiatrist)
    770 Broadview Ave. #102
    Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3Z3
    (613) 727-1888

  6. I got the stitches out last week and went for a follow-up yesterday. The incision has healed beautifully,which means I can take a shower! Finally! I was told to wear a fabric brace (which they supplied) and to limit my walking as much as possible for the next week. After that, I can start to walk the dog again, starting with 15 minutes and icing if the ankle gets sore. i have a little bit of pain, as if I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago. But that’s it. And I found out yesterday that I can now stand on either foot without losing my balance – yoga here I come!

  7. Hi JoAnne,

    I would like to know how you’re doing now since your last post. I am scheduled to get surgery on my left foot first next Tuesday, so I would love to know what kind of physical activities you can do now/limitations/pain/any other thoughts! Thanks so much for sharing your experience, and thank you Samantha for sharing this blog! It is very informative!!!

    Ann

    • Hi Ann,

      Right now I can stay on my feet for about 40 minutes without suffering any pain afterwards. If I stay up longer than that, my feet and ankles get really stiff and sore. It used to take a day to get better but recently it only takes a few hours to recover.

      I can do anything – I even ran for the bus without thinking – as long as I don’t stay on my feet too long without a break.

      Sometimes my feet and ankles are a bit stiff and sore in the morning or if I have been sitting for a few hours. But it goes away after about 15 minutes.

      My feet, legs and back all ache, but that’s because I’m using my muscles differently than before. I figure that those aches will disappear in the next few weeks.

      • Hi Joanne , Thanks for sharing your experience about hyprocure. I am considering getting this done. Can you please share your latest thoughts on this? How you are doing these days, restrictions/challenges you face even now, consideration of getting it removed or you feel like better than how your foot was originally, but not as much as you expected? Appreciate if you could reply.

      • Hi Trisha, I have no restrictions now and my ankles are no longer stiff after a period of inactivity. To me, the procedure was a miracle. Before the procedure, I was virtually crippled and in constant extreme pain. Now, there is nothing I cannot do and there is no pain at all except for a tiny twinge when I stand on an uneven surface. It is BETTER than I expected and I would do it all again in a heartbeat, except I would skip the orthotics since there were very expensive and completely useless.

  8. For anyone looking for additional info on this, here is my experience thus far. I am a 30 year old male and had the procedure done on my left foot a couple of weeks ago. The procedure was done on a Friday and i wore a walking boot for 3 days up until Monday. The day after ditching the boot i began walking in sneakers. “walking” may not be the appropriate word here as it was more of limping around but i digress. I was back in the gym 6 days after the procedure but only to lift and do very light treadmill. If running is a big part of your life you will be sidelined for a while but i’m not a big fan of cardio so that wasn’t a problem for me. If you get this done it is better to start walking sooner rather than later. It’s going to hurt initially wether you start walking after 3 days or after 3 weeks so just get to it!

    Anyhow, the two major improvements i have already noticed are that my foot is not totally flat anymore! It’s difficult to tell by looking but i can feel the difference when i walk barefoot. The other difference i can see is that my gait has improved dramatically. My left foot doesn’t point out like it used to and given that the ankle has been stabilized i’m no longer walking like a penguin lol. Two weeks out i feel fine with the only limitations being that i can’t run or jump. Also, i ocassionally get some discomfort going up and down stairs and walking on these cracked NYC sidewalks but that is expected to go away with a little more time. So far i am glad that i got this done and even more glad that my insurance paid for it all. Over the last 5 years i had seen about a half dozen podiatrists and an orthopedic surgeon who were never of much help and just kept recommending orthotics and physical therapy despite my telling saying that i tried that with no success. It’s a shame that this procedure is not more popular and that i had to google “minimally invasive flat foot correction surgery” to discover hyprocure. I am having the hprocure put in my other foot in a couple of weeks 🙂

    • Hi Rod, thank you so much for your information it is really so helpful and encouraging to hear your success. I went through the same process and deterrents, and I just couldn’t understand why? Unfortunately I am deterred, for now, as for payment for it seems impossible yet, I am ever hopeful as the pain is becoming worse and worse. I wear my orthotics as often as I can, but anyone with them knows you just can’t wear them all day. I have tried. I like slippers and sandals too, and I think my feet agree, they need comfort too ( ha ha) . I am hoping in this technology age or scientific advancement or whatever (lol), this procedure becomes an allowable or improved or whatever the problem is as to why it isn’t given the freedom it should, for the many of us that suffer from this kind of pain.

      Thank you Rod and please let us know how your doing and great continuing success to your upcoming surgery. Whoo hoo for you, lol 🙂

  9. I Love reading other people’s experiences. I had both feet redone as the wrong size stent was used the first time. I had my left done in Aug 2014 With a size 10 & it gave me grief from day 1. I could never walk without pain in that foot I just had it redone with a 7 8 days ago so here’s hoping. I had my right foot done the first time in Dec2014 & I knew right away it was too big as my foot was rigid, stiff & pained all the time. I had it replaced in March of this year & it’s perfect. I’m praying this works this time as I don’t want to go through this again. My biggest fear for my left foot is that the stent will move before it heals especially when I sleep as I’m a side sleeper & cannot sleep on my back. My Doctor wants me to go 2 weeks with no pressure on that foot which is killing me as I’m tired of crutches & 3 weeks in the boot. I think he’s being overly cautious. Please get me posted on your progress for whoever had this time. Did anyone sleep on their side right away?

    • Hi Barb,

      I sincerely apologize for not approving this sooner. I do hope you had success this time. How are you doing? and please fell free to add anything on this site as it is sooo helpful. I am back in the swing of things “sort of” and I will be able to make sure you comment’s get through this time. So sorry Good Luck!

      • Hi Samantha, unfortunately I had both stents removed 10 months ago. They caused so much pain in my feet. I still have constant ankle pain ten months later. There’s no doubt this has made my feet much worse. I was also diagnosed as having a birth defect in my feet called skew foot. There’s not much out there on condition this but it’s causing me to lose more & more of my mobility every day. I need a total foot reconstruction but my surgeon won’t give me one as he thinks 56 is too old which is rediculous. I was in touch with two different surgeons in the United States who said they could help me but I don’t have a hundred thousand dollars which is what this would cost. I’m even considering amputation. People with prosthetic feet have more mobility than I do. It’s either that or eventually a wheelchair. I refuse to spend the next forty years of my life in a wheelchair. It’s very discouraging & it’s very scary not knowing what’s going t of happen to me. I wish you all the very best & hope you have better success than I had.

  10. Hi Samantha, thanks for the blog. I’m scheduled for surgery for next week for my right foot. @Joanne, how long before you could drive? I need to be able to get around.
    Any suggestions. .

    • Hi Melanie,

      I again apologize for not getting back to you . Things have been Topsy-turvy for a bit. I do hope everything went well with your procedure. How are you? I can’t respond to how long before driving as I was not able to get the procedure due to personal costs. I am hoping that this procedure gains the acceptance it should as it has helped so many people. Let us know how you are? Thank You 🙂

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