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The first time I posted on here I was 6 weeks post op. Hard to imagine it's 9 months now. Yet, I still feel pain every day. Obviously it's nothing like the pain of 6 weeks. But still annoying. I thought I would be healed by now. I was told to expect 'up to 8 months' to be healed and have swelling go down.

What is reasonable to expect a complete recovery? I'd love to hear opinions or experiences of others who've had this. (Chevron, Right foot, Bunion surgery, one perm screw inside, no pins.) My doc said all I had to do was build back up to exercising as much as I used to and I'd be fine. And did not order PT.

I walk between 2-4 miles every single day (sometimes together, or more often broken in 2 walks) and it's not making the pain go away or seeming to build up the foot muscles to stop hurting. I don't let the pain stop me but I'm tired of feeling it with each step. The best way to describe it is I feel like I constantly have a sore muscle that won't heal from the bottom of the big toe thru the bottom of my foot where the bunion used to be. It also feels like the bones are 'crackly' when I move it around. The degree of flexibility also still seems very limited when you consider how active I am and how long it's been since surgery. That doesn't seem to progress much. It's also still swollen and I can see it's bigger when putting it side by side with my left foot which didn't have surgery.

Any thoughts?
[QUOTE=rightie102;4259429]The first time I posted on here I was 6 weeks post op. Hard to imagine it's 9 months now. Yet, I still feel pain every day. Obviously it's nothing like the pain of 6 weeks. But still annoying. I thought I would be healed by now. I was told to expect 'up to 8 months' to be healed and have swelling go down.

What is reasonable to expect a complete recovery? I'd love to hear opinions or experiences of others who've had this. (Chevron, Right foot, Bunion surgery, one perm screw inside, no pins.) My doc said all I had to do was build back up to exercising as much as I used to and I'd be fine. And did not order PT.

I walk between 2-4 miles every single day (sometimes together, or more often broken in 2 walks) and it's not making the pain go away or seeming to build up the foot muscles to stop hurting. I don't let the pain stop me but I'm tired of feeling it with each step. The best way to describe it is I feel like I constantly have a sore muscle that won't heal from the bottom of the big toe thru the bottom of my foot where the bunion used to be. It also feels like the bones are 'crackly' when I move it around. The degree of flexibility also still seems very limited when you consider how active I am and how long it's been since surgery. That doesn't seem to progress much. It's also still swollen and I can see it's bigger when putting it side by side with my left foot which didn't have surgery.

Any thoughts?[/QUOTE]

You might have Osteoarthritis in the joint. I will visit a orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, podiatric surgeons know nothing. I had a similar surgery and it has gone horribly wrong. I have a thread about it.





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