... That is great news for you Profmia! So pleased to hear that things are improving for you at last and at least you are getting back to normal activity which in turn improves mental state.
My current situation is that although my incisions have now healed, I have been left with severe internal scarring, nerve damage and deformity from the infection. I cannot bear any weight on... (11 replies)
... Hi Jenny, I had the same thing but it started sooner for me, about the third week. It was a reaction to the desolving stitches inside my foot. My body started fighting them to push them out which causes the festering that starts with a pus/pimple . I was told to soak my foot in (as hot a tub of water) as I could stand for three minutes,,,,,,then stick your foot in cold... (1 replies)
... I am 5 weeks out of bunion surgery on my left foot. ... (1 replies)
... I totally agree with you. I had minimal pain and opted for surgery partly for cosmestic reasons. Now I'm in pain daily and my toes are hideous due to scarring. My Dr came highly recommended and I was hoping for a better outcome. Now I'm paying Dr bills, in pain, unable to wear shoes, and have unsightly scars. I so regret my decision and like you blame myself for destroying my... (20 replies)
... What does the scarring look like? ... (5 replies)
... Thanks for all the feedback :)
I am 4 weeks post op. I have 2 weeks left on the walker. So far the pain has really not been as bad as I had anticipated. I had percocet for the first 5 days and Ibuprophen since.I have been pretty good about staying off my feet for the majority of the day. I am able to elevate it to waist height during the day at work and higher when I am at... (7 replies)
... I can't remember if it was for scarring or something else. Maybe a computer search would tell you. ... (16 replies)
... If you have hard scarring between your big toe and next, like I did, then I suggest sitting on the floor with knee bent. ... (28 replies)
... On Friday, I underwent hammertoe and taylor's bunion surgery. So far so good. I am still bandaged, but swelling does not seem bad at all! ... (2 replies)
... ad so i will try to be as brief as possible...basically my osteotomies were positioned wrong...I had nerves and muscles cut and damaged..and lost most ROM due to scarring and bad angles. I developed neuromas and more damage because of shearing in the new crooked feet. Tons of therapy and money and I was still worse than before. ... (28 replies)
... elling and little pain. BUT, I have a horrible scar. THe line goes from the first joint down to the top of my foot and from side to side on the joint where the bunion was removed. ... (10 replies)
... Dark Light, did you feel imbalanced, once you started wearing wide sneakers, to walk more evenly? My doctor still doesn't want me to put full weight on my foot, though he said I could start to graduate to wide type sturdy shoes. I bought a wider pair, to accomodate the swelling and also will use some arch supports. I'm hoping this will help me regain my balance. How did... (240 replies)
... hi brit, are you in any pain after the toe fusion? debbie g (9 replies)
I have had the big toe fused on my left foot which is the same procedure carried out for a bunion however mine was because of hammertoes and all four toes were pined with k-wires at the same time. As mentioned below the scar will be really thin and a few inches long, I had mine carried out in May and I strongly recommend massaging the scar as soon as you are able with... (9 replies)
... e scars disappeared, they were not conspicuous. My skin does tend to heal well, so I'm sure that everyone's experience is not as good, but I wouldn't worry about scarring unless you usually have problems with it. ... (3 replies)
... hi tori, i think vitamin e may help with the scarring. it should fade in a year. debbie g (5 replies)
... I am having bunion surgery on my left foot on January 9. How bad is the scarring? ... (5 replies)
... Hi, Kristi~ I can respond to a few of your issues...
I see alot of you talk about Mederma for the scarring - I will definatly try that. I have been using Neosprin for the past few days since I got the stitches out, but if Mederma is better - I'm sold!
The Mederma really seemed to work for me-- five months after a double bunionectomy and hammertoe surgeries my scars... (7 replies)
I am so happy I came across this board - it helps to know others are in the same boat - or should I say boot - that I am! I don't know the proper name of my surgury, but I will ask on my next visit. I had 2 hammer toes corrected where he took out a little bone on each toe. I also had the bunion corrected, where he but the big toe bones (the one for the toe and the... (7 replies)
... Previously I had written about my extensive surgery for really BAD bunions and hammertoes...one foot on 7/5 and the other foot on 7/26. The surgeon took x-rays a few weeks ago and said he wanted to go back in a do a small incision to smooth down the edges of the bone on each foot where there was a slight misalignment in the healing due to the great amount of bone that had to... (0 replies)