... e has now been told that she will need to get her big toe fused and the second and third toes shorted. She has now been told that the original operation was the wrong operation for someone with bunions. ... (2 replies)
... She had a bunion operation on both feet in February 2011, and she is still in pain. ... (2 replies)
... e swelling came back. To wrap the foot myself, it just don't work the same and I can't get the swelling to go down. I also have the foot sticking out where the bunion was and the big toe leaning more towards the other toes than before. I don't know what to think being that you also are having some of the same issues. ... (13 replies)
... t it. Ive got very wide feet, one being MUCH worst than the other so im opting for a single op. Trouble is a friend of mine has recently had it done and it has gone wrong, she has a pin and even after 3 months still cant wear normal shoes and has been told she will more than likely be crippled for life!!! ... (5 replies)
... I had surgery 2/5/07, and am having a pain that sounds quite similar to yours - it's along the inside side of my foot, from about bunion area all the way out to the tip (sometimes) and seems to wrap around under the toe at times. I checked on the FootBoards site and Dr. Oster said it sounded like a nerve entrapment. I guess that means a nerve is balled up in the scar, or... (13 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your problems. I had bunion surgery in December and it never settled. I had pain in the joint and in the specific areas where the screw and staple had been placed. ... (13 replies)
... Help! I have been reading all of the post pertaining to bunion surgery trying to figure out what is going on with my foot. ... (13 replies)
... but something has gone wrong. The pain is constant and impacts on walking and carrying heavy things. Life is not much fun when your feet hurt all time time. ... (9 replies)
... I am desperatly needing some advise. I had a bunion surgery and after the bandage was removed I have noticed that my big toe is short and pointig up, and the bunion on the side is gone but instead is on the bottom. ... (4 replies)
... I mean, if I felt understood, it would maybe be a little different. In my case, either people think there is nothing wrong with me or if there is any visible sign of difficulty being on my feet, seem to give me the weirdest looks. I find that almost as tiring as the pain. ... (9 replies)
... Oh, so sorry to hear that you are suffering too, Chubstercat.
I completely understand about the full impact when mobility goes out the window. I am 32 and so much seems impossible. There is no recognition, so constantly I feel like a social pariah whose incapacities are due to personal rather than medical failings. People don't know what my feet are like unless I take my... (9 replies)
... hank you for taking the time to share your experience. I really feel that letting each other know in this way of things that worked and things that went horribly wrong is extremely important. When we are patients with a specialist, they have so much authority. At the end of the day, you can often feel shafted. ... (9 replies)
... Fusion, while having a long NWB period, is probably the best option as it is pretty much the final repair. The others may help but they are more invasive and at some point down the road, she may still need the fusion. (2 replies)
... I am new on here, I actually just Googled about things to help with flexibility after bunion surgery and found this thread. I currently am 22 years old and had my bunion surgery over a year ago to be exact June 16, 2010. It went TERRIBLE. ... (24 replies)
... How sad to hear this has happened to you. I can relate to foot pain and needing orthotics, not being able to wear any shoes I want and bunion...although I haven't had any surgery, the thought of what you went through would be cause for anyone to realise second opinions with a guaranteed specialist is important.
I hope you're able to regain more mobility eventually.
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... ou might have Osteoarthritis in the joint. I will visit a orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, podiatric surgeons know nothing. I had a similar surgery and it has gone horribly wrong. I have a thread about it. ... (3 replies)
... ry. He practically sold it to me. I was so trusting and believed him. He really scared me and told me if i don't do it now it is going to get bigger. Mind you my bunion wasn't even visible, he also said that i will have major problems with my feet. ... (9 replies)
... Tingling is normal. Make sure to ice your foot every other 30 minutes - ice for 30 minutes, take the ice off for 30 minutes. Keep your foot elevated on two pillows at ALL times, except for going to the bathroom. This is extremely important the first 5-7 days. Your bandage may be too tight due to swelling of your foot as well and might need to be cut and retaped. Did your... (3 replies)
... I am 6wks post-op 4 hammertoes...second toe was the worse..My doctor requires me to tape my toes down, however, my second toe is beginning to contract again. The Orthopaedic surgeon says it is fine....I don't agree...I'm on my way to the hobby store to by popcicle sticks, so I can tape my toes straight during the night, and use just tape during the day...on my next visit... (6 replies)
... I had bunion and hammertoe surgery 6 months and 9 days ago and I have had a floppy 2nd toe since I got my bandge off. ... (6 replies)