... I will be having bunion surgery on the 15th. Mine was described as a moderate to severe bunion. I have been having Big toe pain for months now. My pre op appointment is on the 7th. ... (23 replies)
... What has helped me recover from the pain in my most recent surgery (as I'm really lame in taking care of myself) is RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and most important, Elevation. Also, taking my meds on time before the pain came back.
I basically parked myself on my sofa with tons of pillows under my leg, propped my bandaged foot on the top of the sofa packed in gel packs... (12 replies)
... I really appreciate the reply! Thank you!
I had a Lapidus Bunionectomy on both feet at the same time (bilateral) and it was suggested by my OS to do it this way (bilateral and a Lapidus). I waited over a year to get this procedure done and currently he has a 2 yr wait list.
He told me based on my past history (a failed osteotomy (sp?) ) done on both feet 21 yrs ago by a... (8 replies)
... one day ago to remove the bunion on my right foot..so far no pain, just intense burning when I've been walking or on my feet too long. ... (2 replies)
... hes came out on Monday the 18th and my doctor gave me a refarral for PT, which i will be starting Friday 29th. PT is going to teach me how to bear weight in the cam walker and strengthing of the foot. ... (2 replies)
... my doctor didn't tell me what kind of bunion i have. the only toe involed is the big toe. he told me he is going to break the toe, straigten it, and put a screw in. ... (6 replies)
... I'm scheduled to have a bunion fixed and my big toenails on both feet removed (i damaged them some how) on April 6th. My doctor gave me a prescription for a cam walker (i think its like a walking cast) but told me i won't be weight bearing for 6 weeks. Has anyone else been given a walking boot, but been told no weight bearing? Also i'm pretty sure my doctor wrote a... (5 replies)
... It happens with everyone who has any sort of foot surgery. Walking in a surgical shoe, boot, cam walker, whatever, throws your gait off. ... (6 replies)
... I go in tomorrow morning at 10 to get the pin out and than she's gonna have me wear a CAM walker. ... (11 replies)
... I must find out more! I need a lapidus on both feet as 3 surgeons opinions concurr. However I would really like to find a doc in WA state / near Seattle, who uses this external fixation method to allow earlier weight bearing. Please send me the name of your doctor if possible, so that I can write and ask them for a referral to someone in my area. Thank you. (12 replies)
... It sounds you have more lucky than some of us. I had a spur removed on my big toe. I bothered me when I used some shoes, but I was able to walk on mountains for 3 hours without pain. The doctor promised me it was simple and I could wear my pretty working shoes without a pain for no less than ten years. It has been four months since the surgery and now I can not walk one step... (22 replies)
... cam walker handy for at least 3 weeks after I started wearing a shoe. ... (22 replies)
Thank you Debbie, I have continued to walk up and down on my behind! Although, I did kind of master coming down the stairs without putting hardly any weight on the left foot! Still I like to be safe!
Thank you dbgoalie. Good luck with getting your stitches out, let us know how you got on, well I will visit your thread! I can’t wait to get mine out; but I am still... (240 replies)
... I was told to sleep in the cam walker which is just huge almost up to the knee. ... (240 replies)
... so fused a joint to secure this flexibilty held by a pin. This procedure was used so I could bear weight alot sooner. The foot was wrapped in gauze and I had a cam walker which he allowed me to take off at night and when I had my foot elevated with ice. ... (12 replies)
... on a cam walker and with the stiff soled shoe they give you. I have both of these because my daughter had this done last year, but she had the screws and pins in her feet. ... (3 replies)
... I was able to walk with a cam walker on my heel but I can only say that it was never comfortable. ... (3 replies)
... I was seriously under prepared for the bunion surgery that I had. ... (5 replies)
I am a toll collector and stand on my feet for 8 hours at a time. One of my initial injuries was from a fall I took crossing a lane at work. When I was put in a CAM-Walker as a form of treatment for 6 weeks I was told, by the work doctor, that I was not allowed to work with the CAM-Walker on for insurance reasons :mad: !! We are required to walk down a few flights of... (6 replies)
... unionectomy with no pins or screws. I have pins in 2nd and 3rd toe as they needed straightened. I told the doctor that I can't walk in the shoe and asked for a cam walker. Much easier to walk in that because it allows a more natural gait. ... (5 replies)