... wasn't in the directly involved area for months after surgery as physical therapy went on, it drove me nuts and I had numerous freak out moments. For example my toes would hurt weeks after I started walking in my shoe again with a brace. ... (5 replies)
... th. The only discomfort I really had was from transitioning to new casts and when I started to weight bear, and it was mostly in the form on neuropathy in my toes at night. ... (2 replies)
... the splint too...the splint has plaster casting in it, which explains why it's so heavy! One thing I found helpful was to use some gentle exfoliating scrub on my toes and what little of my foot was sticking out of the cast every few days. The skin will get dry, peely, etc. and this helps prevent that. ... (39 replies)
... feet with the cast on. I used an exfoliating pumice scrub to get rid of the dead skin...just little amounts at a time on the toes and what little foot I could get at...and used a washcloth to "rinse" it off...got pretty good at it. ... (5 replies)
... As to the dry skin, mine took a long time to completely peel off. It went all the way from my toes to my knee! I'd scrub it in the shower, only to have more layers flaking off after I was dried off. ... (246 replies)
... First off, are you having one or both feet done? This will dramatically affect how much help you'll need during the first few weeks. Also, are you allowed weight bearing (if having both feet done) for things like bathroom trips and showers?
I've had double bunionectomies twice (I'm an expert, unfortunately). My suggestions in terms of what to have on hand: frozen bags of... (8 replies)