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Hello Footsie,

We are in about the same time frame, recovery wise. I had a Keller Bunionectomy and my Dr. did the same thing, wrapping my toe to help it heal in a certain position. He called it "splinting". At my 4 week visit last Tues. . he removed all bandages and instructed me on how to "exercise" my toe. Up/Ddown, 10X each position, one session a day. WOW, it hurts.....He also said I could begin trying on a wide sneaker for 30 minutes each morning before I get out of bed when the swelling is down. My problem now is that my foot seems more sensative and sore with all the protective bandaging off. I can barely put my foot flat on the floor. The surgical shoe has absolutely no support in it and I am finding I am walking more on the outside of my heel and that is starting to stress my ankle....

I will be 5 week PO on Monday and I thought I would be further along in the recovery process than I am. Is your foot still quite sore? My toe wasn't crossing over so I don't have that issue to contend with. I had Hallux Rigidus.

During the entire 4 week recovery period, I sat in the recliner quite a bit but also never stopped doing my usual around the house. I even managed to do all the grocery shopping. :mad: I am wondering if this has delayed the healing process. I spent a lot of time on my computer as well, but since my foot didn't hurt at the time, I neglected to keep it elevated. It's still swollen. Since yesterday I have been elevating and icing again and have put the household chores on the back burner. Hubby is NO help around the house.....

Oh, almost forgot, I also got permission to drive! WHOOPIE! I have been practicing driving a few blocks at a time. I am very tentative when I have to but too much pressure on the brake....but, my Dr. said I cannot "undo" anything he did during the surgery. I had no pins and don't have any bones knitting together. Primarily, just soft tissue healing....another reason why I wonder why I don't feel better at this point in time...

Hope you have a great day. Off to "recline".....;)





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