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[QUOTE=medeamedea;3942765]Hello, you post-surgery people.
I had surgery 4 1/2 weeks ago and I still have some pain. Not the neuroma flame-on, live wire pain, but lumpyness and soreness in the ball when I put weight on it, along with very weird tingling when the now nerve-less area is pressed. Does this sound like a normal part of the healing?
Thank you!! :)[/QUOTE]


I just saw my POD today for my 1 week post op. I had Neuroma surgery on 3/26 and I told him I still was not putting any weight on my foot because if I tried to walk in that stupid shoe,the pain was so bad. Did you have that live wire/stinging on the bottom of your foot in the area where the surgery was performed on the top of the foot? Hope that makes sense,cause it doesn't hurt anywhere else when I put pressure on it. He gave me a boot instead and wow what a difference in walking! I still have alittle pain but not like when I tried walking in the surgical shoe. Are you still walking in a surgical shoe or at this point,you can walk around with no shoe on.(Barefoot)? My POD does not want me walking yet in a shoe cause scar tissue can form. Thats why I am asking at 4 1/2 weeks you can put weight on it and wear regular shoes? I guess that sounds good hoping no scar tissue will form.

My POD said that my Neuroma was pretty huge cause as he performed the surgery,and got to the nerve, the Neuroma literately popped out! My foot is sooo black and blue it looks all beat up!

Did you do any physical therapy on your foot? when I get my stitches out next Thursday, I will start my physical therapy.

Titchou, I have read many of your past posts, and from what I am going through, I give you lots of credit for your ability to get up and walk and DRIVE right after your Neuroma surgery!! But like my POD told me today, some people walk right after surgery and they can't believe how it feels so much better now to walk on that foot!! Again, this is right after their surgery. I guess I am an odd ball huh?:) He said my surgery went so well,he's surprised I haven't put full weight on my foot yet!!:eek: Yeah right!!

As we all know and say, every surgery is different and everyone heals differently too.

Thanks everyone for reading this and giving me some answers!:)
For Edge1073: At 2 weeks my doc took my stitches out and told me I could put pressure on it as soon as I felt able to. He also said I could get out of the stupid surgery shoe as soon as a regular shoe was comfortable enough. So I started at two weeks in roomy sneakers (loose laces the first week), using a generic insert (Dr Scholls, has heel support and a just a bit of arch support) and it is fairly comfortable to walk. Towards the end of the work day the ex-neuroma area becomes sore and the incision area too--from the rubbing of the shoe-- and I really want to rip my shoes off!
Anything cushy is nice to walk in, flip flops around the house (if you can handle the incision area being rubbed). I have hard floors in my house, walking barefoot is difficult, but on a carpet it's pretty comfy.

I had a lot of pain in the area in the 2 weeks after, one day while trying to get out the shower in my "foot baggy" I tripped and landed full weight on the ex-neuroma foot, cried for 2 minutes straight. It's MUCH better now. No therapy was prescribed (HMO-- go figure!) but several times a day I walk with full weight on it and have it massaged every night, it's a little painful and weird feeling but has helped the healing.


Titchou & Sunny1: thank you for your responses. I have noticed the up/down nature of the healing-- last week almost no pain, this week it's hurting. Good to know what to expect.

Titchou, I am particularly inspired by your drive to get back into heels! How long before you could wear them comfortably again? Do you wear them everyday? This is the reason I chose surgery, a life in wide flat shoes with chunky orthotics didn't seem worth living;). Also, are you totally back to 'normal' now, foot-wise?

Thanks everyone!!



[QUOTE=Edge1073;3943074]I just saw my POD today for my 1 week post op. I had Neuroma surgery on 3/26 and I told him I still was not putting any weight on my foot because if I tried to walk in that stupid shoe,the pain was so bad. Did you have that live wire/stinging on the bottom of your foot in the area where the surgery was performed on the top of the foot? Hope that makes sense,cause it doesn't hurt anywhere else when I put pressure on it. He gave me a boot instead and wow what a difference in walking! I still have alittle pain but not like when I tried walking in the surgical shoe. Are you still walking in a surgical shoe or at this point,you can walk around with no shoe on.(Barefoot)? My POD does not want me walking yet in a shoe cause scar tissue can form. Thats why I am asking at 4 1/2 weeks you can put weight on it and wear regular shoes? I guess that sounds good hoping no scar tissue will form.

My POD said that my Neuroma was pretty huge cause as he performed the surgery,and got to the nerve, the Neuroma literately popped out! My foot is sooo black and blue it looks all beat up!

Did you do any physical therapy on your foot? when I get my stitches out next Thursday, I will start my physical therapy.

Titchou, I have read many of your past posts, and from what I am going through, I give you lots of credit for your ability to get up and walk and DRIVE right after your Neuroma surgery!! But like my POD told me today, some people walk right after surgery and they can't believe how it feels so much better now to walk on that foot!! Again, this is right after their surgery. I guess I am an odd ball huh?:) He said my surgery went so well,he's surprised I haven't put full weight on my foot yet!!:eek: Yeah right!!

As we all know and say, every surgery is different and everyone heals differently too.

Thanks everyone for reading this and giving me some answers!:)[/QUOTE]





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