I have chronic pain in an ankle. It is the result of an old injury in which my calcaneus (heel bone) was crushed. I had a subtalor triple fusion surgery. Arthritis developed. I have had bone spur removal. I have been somewhat successful in increasing my iverakk strength and endurance by doing seated exercises. However, I want to be able to walk for some distance without debilitating pain and stiffness. Is it possible to reduce the joint pain by increasing strength in the muscles supporting the joint?
My husband has suggested that I may have to use a wheelchair or scooter for some activities, rather than simply missing such activities. I'm interested in being able to travel and sightsee. I HATE the idea of giving in and using a wheelchair or scooter.
Any of you smart people have suggestions?