Tuesday, July 23, 2013

3 Years Later

It's been about 3 years since i've had both Hyprocure implants. Everything is still going great. I have almost completely forgotten I even had the procedures done. I'm able to run, walk on the beach, exercise, take long strolls, etc. completely normally. I'm also able to wear any kind of shoe and/or sneaker... which was impossible before with my temperamental flat feet. My feet are still quite wide. I thought the implant would fix that, but it only made a minor difference. My theory is... my flat feet caused years of improper weight distribution which stretched-out the ligaments and tendons in my feet (see pic below). So even though Hypocure made the weight distribution normal now, the damage has already been done and my ligaments and tendons still stretch out ever time i step... causing me to still have wide feet. As you can in the pic... my tendons are visible in the non-weight bearing pic; and when I step down they stretch-out and then cannot be seen. My foot is about 3/8" of an inch wider when I put weight on it. However, it isn't painful or a problem in any way. I just wear wider shoes or buy 1 size bigger to accommodate the width. Every now & then, I still get minor aches and pains around the implant site. Espcially when the weather changes or it's very humid; the aches can be stronger.