I have had a upper ankle fusion in the late 1990's an old sports injury. It didnot fuse and had to be redone about 9mo later. Over the years I had some stiffeningo f the subtalar joint and a little pain but nothing until I twisted my ankle recently. The pain was very sever adn I was placed in a boot with very little weight bearing. I had a fluoroscopy injection which at first the pain returned until the cortisone kicked in I'm 3 days post injection and the pain has decreased about 90% tho I'm getting some pain back and some stiffening. Dr. wants to fuse my subtalar joint, I'm very curious to what life after will be like and what shoes, orthodics and so on I will need. How will walking be? I'm also a healthcare employee with lifting, pushing, bending will all that be impossible afterwards?