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... Oh yes and depressing and exhausting! BUT, and it's a big but, I'm doing great now. As part of the recovery, I lost nearly 40 lbs. walking and my new concentration on my health. You will get better! ... (0 replies)
... to correct complications from a bunionectomy. That was the last of three surgeries. The first surgery, the bunionectomy, was about 6 years ago. But, there was a big space between my big toe and the second toe, which has always affected my gait. ... (1 replies)
... I feel like I am walking on the outside of my foot and that I am tilting outwards. It takes a lot of concentration to actually use my big toe during push off. Just curious if this feeling is normal or if I should be concerned. ... (0 replies)

... About the only thing I would not do, is go to a concert I have to stand up. When going to big events, such as fairs, it goes better if I make myself sit down and take breaks. At first I wouldn't and it would be bad. ... (4 replies)
... eep balance on normal surfaces, never mind ice and snow! I walk with a limp, I walk in pain, I cry all the time. My toes are not where they should be, more my big toe. I have a lump on the top of my foot where the pins and cadaver bones are. ... (31 replies)
... Hi there! sorry to hear about your revision. I have used a bone stimulator too for a non-displaced fracture. Sometime I worry it will make extra bone grow too much on top of the hardware. Did you saw you surgeon thought infection risk goes up with more scar tissue? or just infection risk goes up because its a revision? (3 replies)
... I have read much and not posted on this board in a very long time. Thanks for all your stories and advice. I am set to have a revision of my MTP (big toe) fusion on Feb 15th. It's a non-union and the metal plate is broken as well, so no real choice there. My surgeon said she's going to put something in the site to stimulate bone growth and we will use a bone growth... (3 replies)
... Run, don't walk away from this doctor and find a Foot & Ankle Board certified ortho. Pods do not have as much training as these and I think this is beyond his expertise. If you live in a city with a pro football or basketball team, find out who they use (usually on web site). If you are near a major university/college, their athletic department is a source for information as... (1 replies)
... I am so sorry that the knee scooter doesn't work for you. It was a big help to me. ... (14 replies)
... I do not know how big your cast is but here is how I would take a shower. I had a cast on both legs so some steps might not be necessary. ... (3 replies)
... anding up using a Freshette, thank you to whoever suggested that! Today I washed my hair in the kitchen sink. I am not able to shower yet because my cast is so big I can't get anything reliable over it to keep it dry. ... (3 replies)
... Geriegrl..I am 9 hours away. How did you manage the ride home? Follow up appts? I really want to go to HSS. Have already gone for an opinion. (14 replies)
... and blocks wore off. I got up to use the bathroom far too often because I drank too many liquids so have to decrease that. I am using a knee scooter which is a big help but omg the pain!! Elevated toes above nose and iced. ... (3 replies)
... Hi! I had a fusion on my big toe in October. At 6 weeks, there was no sign of fusion yet. I just went back to the doctor recently and found out I have broken my hardware. ... (2 replies)
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... d the front of the outer thigh and runs across on the diagonal to the knee cap and then goes down the inside of the calf into the inside ankle bone and into the big toe. L5 innervates the middle toes and S1 innervates the little toe. ... (3 replies)
... Never NWB because you basically are in the Aircast- as you have found out it doesn't put pressure on that joint. So I walked into the house fromthe hospital. I did borrow a walker which helped me learn to navigate with the air cast on with an ice pack on top of it for the first couple of days. But I was done with it pretty shortly....None of my surgeons have believed in NWB... (7 replies)
... Wow, that does sound like a long recovery! I have so much pain when walking now Im almost looking forward to surgery--sometimes when I have to walk a lot I throw on my aircast boot because I can move faster lol. He did say that he fused at a slight angle to allow for some heels. I think he said 10 sheets of paper or something? Im not looking forward to this, but I have to... (7 replies)
... Hi, how are you doing with your surgery? I have a similar problem now going on 6th month. In the beginning I thought it was just a minor sprain. I am now trying to accept I might be on crutches indefinitely and adjust to needing them. The most I miss the sports. I used to run 50mi every week ... (5 replies)
... I'll be honest...there really wasn't any pain but I felt run over by a Mack truck. I've had 5 foot surgeries, gb removed, deviated septum repair, tonsils out as an adult and the fusion was the longest and worst recovery. 3 months in the Air cast boot, one in a surgical shoe, 6 weeks in an ugly pair of solid sole shoes was almost unbearable. And then to have to have the... (7 replies)

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