... I had a bilateral bunionectomy and it worked out well for me. Are you allowed to be weight bearing at all? ... (13 replies)
... have mild swelling and am keeping my feet elevated, with ice packs to control it. I am able get around easily with crutches by putting my weight on my heels and sides of my feet. ... (8 replies)
... Hi, I'm 15 weeks post bilateral bunionectomy. I still have some swelling, not in my big toe but in the joints where the bunions were. I still have some numbness in the one foot that was worse. ... (9 replies)
... I'm sorry, I should've clarified, I'm 4 weeks post op bilateral bunionectomy. I'm just experiencing what I suspect is normal swelling. I'm just trying to minimize as much discomfort as possible. ... (4 replies)
... and notice how my feet tend to swell afterwards. I know the swelling is normal and I do ice and elevate once I get home, but it would be nice if something could lessen the swelling while I'm in a human shoe. ... (4 replies)
... Hi, I've been on this site a lot trying to help me cope with my bilateral bunionectomy, and i feel i have to share my conerns. ... (4 replies)
... nces but the problem I'm having now is that while my left foot seems to be doing so well, a few moments of discomfort and looking really good my right foot keeps swelling up and is so much more painful, I've gone back to using lots of regular elevation and icing but it's making no difference. ... (0 replies)
... Obviously you have one working foot to rely on but elevation really is key to recovery in the first stages. By keeping the foot up you reduce swelling which increases the rate of recovery. I'd really say take four weeks off. ... (64 replies)
... t there's so little information given by the surgeons. It can feel like you're going through the whole thing in the dark and every little shooting pain, tingle, swelling and itch can cause a whole lot of worry. ... (64 replies)
... My swelling is decreasing rapidly now which is fantastic. Just in the past few days I've noticed a difference and I'm walking everyday now to get exercise. ... (64 replies)
... Hi there, Although My surgery was a scarf bunionectomy and hammer toe straightening I would think I probably experienced the usual post op procedure. ... (64 replies)
... Naah would have been a different surgeon... had two surgeons working on mine..one on each foot. Yeah the more u keep ur feet up the less swelling. Did you have osteotomy done?
How are you coping without any help...how do you get up and down the stairs? (64 replies)
... e, that's still to come. I saw my right foot last week as I had to get the dressing changed and it looked lovely! But I am not walking so I guess that's why no swelling yet. ... (64 replies)
... Hi there, I'm 29, actually 30 in another 19 days!! So I'll be celebrating in blue velcros shoes in my flat lol. I'm just eleven days post op so far, early days : ) Going to see the surgeon's team on Friday for a wound check and maybe have stitches out.
Was it an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon that did yours or was it a podiatrist?
DD, how about you - was it... (64 replies)
... rays. They gave me the velcro type sandals..with a thick base and straps. They are not great for walking in but they do accommodate all the bandaging and swelling that occurs. ... (64 replies)
... bumped it several times...my big toe bent forward. I took only two lortabs yesterday and none today...just keeping lots of ice packs for the swelling.
I hope DR will say ok to walking boot on my follow up Dec 10.
so afraid to walk so I scoot on my bottom or I use a wheelchair if accessible...LOL,,,horrible on crutches! (64 replies)
... swollen and really hot. My feet are so hot my toes are read. I figure its most likely due to all the bandages and stuffing they have on my feet. I'm sure the swelling produces heat too. Having another day sitting on my hind end! ... (64 replies)
... Hi there...good to hear some more positive feedback. I am still doing well although I think I may have overdone it yesterday on my feet so today I spent all day on the couch with my feet up. Even having "overdone" it, I still can't complain. I had some discomfort when going to bed last night my feet felt swollen and were tinging some with pain. I took a Percocet and... (64 replies)
... I was told by my physio that it was best to limit time on my feet to the absolute minimum as any swelling whatsoever slows down the healing process and can lead to prolonged swelling much later down the line. ... (64 replies)
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