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Hi. I don't know what the surgery i had is called but my doctor broke my big toe, straigtened it, and put a screw in to hold it (is this what your doctor did?). He also removed a toenail from the other foot (left foot bunion and right big toenail removed). Stiches were removed at 1 week 5 days and i started PT at 3 weeks 2 days. I had a follow-up appt on Fri june 3rd (8 weeks 2 days post-op) i'm was able to get out of the walking boot and now i just have a bandage over the incision. It seems like i was able to bend my toe more when i had a more bandages on the foot. I can move my toe but its really stiff. earthworm88 how long did it take for you to be able to move you toe as much as before your surgery? How long did it take til all the swelling was gone? my toe is so swollen there is no space in between my big toe and second toe. Hope your recovery is going well pinky p
[QUOTE=cards5fan;4771921]Hi. I don't know what the surgery i had is called but my doctor broke my big toe, straigtened it, and put a screw in to hold it (is this what your doctor did?). He also removed a toenail from the other foot (left foot bunion and right big toenail removed). Stiches were removed at 1 week 5 days and i started PT at 3 weeks 2 days. I had a follow-up appt on Fri june 3rd (8 weeks 2 days post-op) i'm was able to get out of the walking boot and now i just have a bandage over the incision. It seems like i was able to bend my toe more when i had a more bandages on the foot. I can move my toe but its really stiff. earthworm88 how long did it take for you to be able to move you toe as much as before your surgery? How long did it take til all the swelling was gone? my toe is so swollen there is no space in between my big toe and second toe. Hope your recovery is going well pinky p[/QUOTE]

Hi cards5fan, sounds like you had some sort of bunionectomy with akin. Our scenario is slightly different, as I only had the bunionectomy without correcting the big toes. My surgeon decided not to touch them as aesthetically and anatomically they don't look bad, but you can see slight crookedness if I bend my toe 90 degree. The recovery process is much quicker without the akin, but the surgeon had to disengage the toe joint to reposition after the bunionectomy. I had to physically bend my big toes backward and forward with my hands during my massages to keep the scar tissues away and keep them flexible.

From what you have said, try to keep your feet elevated when you are not on them so the swelling can be reduced. Once your bandage is off, then you should be able to massage your feet regularly, and you should do some calisthenic exercises, this will help stop the build up of scar tissue to keep your toes from going stiff. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Cheers!





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