I was diagnosed with wear and tear to my ankles back in 2011, and used my doctors advice and the podiatrist help to be issued with shoe inserts. Following a later consultation at the hospital it was suggested that I would need to have fusion to my ankle but don't give up on the inserts. They thought that injections may help, but I was put off that from hearing of a poor outcome to control the pain so I gracefully declined. Now I find myself in some pain whilst walking and limited to the effort to walk even just doing a weekly shop at the supermarket. I wonder if anyone on this site has been through the operation to fuse the ankle and how successful it was as an outcome to lead a normal life, and with what limitation as the ability to walk pain free again.