... Normally you'll have to go stairs on your butt. So try to not go up the stairs is best solution. I'm still sleeping in my living room, because my master bathroom is huge but toilet room is cramped. Can't use it as scooter needs some room. ... (2 replies)
... I also had a pretty bad bunion repaired. I needed a joint replacement under my big toe but the doctor said its not necessary and that this surgery would take care of that issue. ... (4 replies)
... I think it depends on your actual procedures. There are many ways to correct a bunion and every surgeon has his own ideas and preferences. Best bet is to ask your doctor. Some want you to be non weight bearing for a long time, like mine. I had to stay in the house and elevated for weeks. ... (1 replies)
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... op. So I really wish the best for you. ... (10 replies)
... Are you sure the previous doctor did anything? ... (11 replies)
... now than prior to surgery, it is so frustrating. My next option is total joint replacement but he's hesitant to do that because I'm young. I'm stuck and not sure best route. ... (6 replies)
... I'm 26 years old and I have a severe bunion on both feet. I don't know who is the best doctor to do this kind of surgery. I'm really scared. ... (3 replies)
... proudgrma and LASassy, I've just turned 57 last week. I've always been very active - dance, hiking even boot camp. At the beginning I tried to push through the pain. Probably not a good thing.
I had my surgery in mid December and would have to say, living in a cold climate, that it's the best time to be in bed rest/limited mobility. The only big challenge was getting out of... (13 replies)
... healed yet. I wasn't too happy but understood that it needed to be there. Other screw and pins left in the bunion site. I should also mention that the screws were poking out and made me very sore. Hard to wear shoes. ... (13 replies)
... m nervous about the whole big toe fusion thing. I have read stories on here that are horrible and I have also seen post that were not so bad of an experience. My doctor said that the surgery recovery time is 8 weeks in a hard cast below the knee NWB and then boot for 2 weeks after. ... (6 replies)
... Yes I had pain/swelling for several months. Bunions ( had both feet done separately) was by far the most painful surgery I've ever had and I just had spinal fusion on my neck 2 wks ago. So far the neck surgery hasn't been nearly as bad as the bunions.
I remember my first foot was done in January and I went on a vacation to Mexico 4 months later. I was so frustrated because... (4 replies)
... Did your doctor say you would be able to return to work after that many days? ... (10 replies)
... I had bunion surgery on Dec 28, 2012 and am still experiencing things like swelling and numbness. It was horrible at first, but now not so much. ... (4 replies)
... union. I go back to doctor tomorrow for my 8 week check up. I'm still totally NWB. It's been tough but hopefully the end is in sight. I'm glad your surgery went well! ... (17 replies)
... Hello Everyone! I wanted to write an update on my bunion surgery recovery since this forum was a huge resource for me the days and weeks following my surgery. ... (4 replies)
... I stumbled upon my doctor because he was the only one to get back to me and pick up my case. He's a board certified ortho. ... (8 replies)
... It seems, more often than not, foot sufferers believe that orthopedic surgeons are generally the better option. And that may very well be the case.
But the best advice I've gotten is this: It depends more on the individual than the title.
Do your homework on the physician you're considering. There's a chance you might come across an experienced, successful,... (8 replies)
... As Titchou said, there are many different types of bunionectomies, and following doctor's orders is the best route to follow. ... (21 replies)
... There are many types of bunionectomies and they all have different recoveries. Your doctor is the best source for this information. ... (21 replies)