... I had an Austin-Akin bunionectomy 30 days ago. What you describe is completely normal- you just need to keep trying and you'll find that your toe will start to "obey" you over time. Also, you can gently move the toe manually with your hand- google for "bunion surgery exercise" and you'll find a Kaiser-Permanente site with good exercises on it. If you use Google, it should be... (5 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)
... There is light at the end of the tunnel, at least I am beginning to see it! I am eight and a half weeks post op. Still wearing the big boot. The top incision finally healed and the plastic surgeon suggested I do daily moisturizer rubs. ... (11 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)
... Like others on the list, I am a teacher in my 50's and also have concerns about returning to school. I had bunion surgery, hammer toe fixed and my Achilles tendon released 5 weeks ago today. ... (70 replies)
... So sorry to hear of your struggles. I don't have an answer for you, because your story sounds familiar to what I'm experiencing and I'm 9 months post op. I just posted my list of questions in a new thread. ... (2 replies)
... mobile and have had failed bunion and hammertoe surgery in the past. ... (7 replies)
... Make a list of questions for your doctor pre-op. If you have never used crutches, try to have pre-op crutch training. I thought I would do well but discovered I was a disaster on crutches during the training. I left humbled and with walker in tow. There are many threads about preparing your home for post-surgery. I'm 14 weeks post-op and doing well. Still some aches and... (24 replies)
... so not too much advise exepct to keep feet elevated..at all times to keep swelling down.Before the op is a another story...if you are having bothfeet done,you need to make sure your support system is in place to take care of you. ... (9 replies)
... Listen to my concern. I am post op week 4 today and had my appointment. The doctor has me "full" weight bearing with the chevron boot on using both crutches. ... (22 replies)
... Hi Everyone,
I'm having severe bunion surgery this week and I have my pre-op appt with my doctor this afternoon. I'm trying to get together a list of questions I want/need to ask the doctor/surgeon during the appointment and was wondering if anyone had some questions that I should definitely ask.
Here's what I have so far:
1. What kind of a cast will I be in post-op?... (4 replies)
... I've always disliked my feet, but bunion pain is making me consider surgery. From there, it's easy to think, 'while I'm at it...I could use a little extra fixing. ... (10 replies)
... I don't know specifically about the tailor bunion surgery. You've got a lot on your mind right now. ... (3 replies)
... Hope that my experiences will help you with a list of questions that you may want to ask your doctor and employer. ... (10 replies)
... t helps to remember the things you CAN do for yourself and to know that you will get back to normal and you will get your independence back. There IS life after bunion surgery. ... (15 replies)
... and got a list of names in my local area. I then checked my medical insurance website to see who accepted my plan. Now I can answer your 1st question! ... (8 replies)