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I am just about 13 weeks post-op, having had a closing base-wedge osteotomy, austin & aiken bunionectomy. I've been off crutches for 4 weeks and in physical therapy for 5 or 6.

I was so good during my NWB period - didn't really do a thing, and didn't swell or anything until I became weight-bearing. It's been pretty tough, actually. My foot really hurts at the end of the day, to the point that I'm completely limping. It's actually a combination of my ankle, foot and knee that hurt, but still, I'm in a phase where it feels like I'm more crippled now than when I was on crutches!

I'm pretty frustrated, and am dreading having the other foot done, since right now it doesn't hurt or anything and is SO strong after having played the part of "good foot". However, if I don't do this, I will absolutely not be able to be active when I'm older. My mom's feet are just awful; the bunions are very pronounced and have pushed the following two toes up into the air to accomodate the big toes. With flexible flat feet, it's inevitable.

I'm trying to exercise it as much as possible; going to the pool again today - swimming has been a total godsend for me - and depending on how my left foot progresses, we may or may not be postponing the right foot. My doc isn't that happy with the ROM I've gotten back, and called my PT the other day to tell her to be more aggressive in bending my toe. When he does it, it scares the crap out of me, but gets it to the point where it "pops", which feels GREAT.

I'm trying to be patient and do all of my exercises religiously, but until I'm able to really "push off" from my foot and roll completely through it, I won't be completely happy. Most of the inability to do this comes from the fact that I'm still swelling a bit, though much less than when I started weight-bearing. A little Coban wrapping goes a long way.

I am so thankful for these boards!!!!

xoxo,
Lisa
(I'm posting this again, because it didn't show up the first time. If this ends up being a duplicate, I apologize in advance.)

I am just about 13 weeks post-op, having had a closing base-wedge osteotomy, austin & aiken bunionectomy. I've been off crutches for 4 weeks and in physical therapy for 5 or 6.

I was so good during my NWB period - didn't really do a thing, and didn't swell or anything until I became weight-bearing. It's been pretty tough, actually. My foot really hurts at the end of the day, to the point that I'm completely limping. It's actually a combination of my ankle, foot and knee that hurt, but still, I'm in a phase where it feels like I'm more crippled now than when I was on crutches!

I'm pretty frustrated, and am dreading having the other foot done, since right now it doesn't hurt or anything and is SO strong after having played the part of "good foot". However, if I don't do this, I will absolutely not be able to be active when I'm older. My mom's feet are just awful; the bunions are very pronounced and have pushed the following two toes up into the air to accomodate the big toes. With flexible flat feet, it's inevitable.

I'm trying to exercise it as much as possible; going to the pool again today - swimming has been a total godsend for me - and depending on how my left foot progresses, we may or may not be postponing the right foot. My doc isn't that happy with the ROM I've gotten back, and called my PT the other day to tell her to be more aggressive in bending my toe. When he does it, it scares the crap out of me, but gets it to the point where it "pops", which feels GREAT.

I'm trying to be patient and do all of my exercises religiously, but until I'm able to really "push off" from my foot and roll completely through it, I won't be completely happy. Most of the inability to do this comes from the fact that I'm still swelling a bit, though much less than when I started weight-bearing. A little Coban wrapping goes a long way.

I am so thankful for these boards!!!!

xoxo,
Lisa





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