... Hi Cosmic - I know what you mean about the marks left from the external screws for the fixation. I had severe bunion surgery repair (Lapidus) just a year ago. My pod wanted to do the external fixation but when he went to do it the bones shifted so he had to do internal with one external screw through the top of my foot. I was NWB for 8 weeks. I wound up with two marks on... (11 replies)
... and had an austin bunionectomy. I have a very, very slight bump where the bunion used to be, but it is normal not to have the side of your foot completely flat. It is definitely flatter than my other foot though, where no bunion is present. ... (11 replies)
... I had severe bunion corrections on both feet. ... (11 replies)
... I'm not sure if your question is for me or kasey10, but I'll answer. I was off of my feet for several days and then started hobbling around keeping surgical sandals on at all times. I was into tennis shoes at week 4 and could've gone back to work then for at least a few hours anyway (though I don't work). The key for me was ice and constant elevation. (3 replies)
... What kind of surgery did you have? I had an austin bunionectomy 3 weeks ago. I was so nervous due to so many online horror stories but my recovery is going great (knock on wood). I am in a surgical sandal and there is no swelling and just some soreness but no pain. How long were you off of it and how long off work...just curious? Good luck! (3 replies)
... online about big toe fusion being the recommended type of surgery for my type of foot problem but I am nervous about the whole big toe fusion thing. I have read stories on here that are horrible and I have also seen post that were not so bad of an experience. ... (6 replies)
... he boot and crutches once a day. I guess im trying since my dr wasn't going to give me crutches AT ALL, and here I am day 5 completely relying on them. I've read stories about people never even using crutches, so I feel a little better hearing stories like yours. Everyone's different. Glad to hear your getting there. ... (2 replies)
... Hello, brand new here..26 yrs old..5 days ago I had foot surgery. Chevron, and tailors bunions both removed. My 2nd metatarsal was shortened, it was about 5mm too long, 2 neuromas removed, and my pinky was turned so it wouldn't go sideways. Needless to say I had a lot done in one foot, and now have 3 incisions, and 3 screws. My doctor wasn't going to give me crutches but I... (2 replies)
... Hi, I had bilateral bunionectomies in November. Both feet had the bone cut and 2 screws placed. I was able to walk from day 1 (actually, more of a hobble). I was to use crutches for 2-3 days immediately following surgery, but it was safer for me to butt scoot. I kept my feet elevated at all times unless I went to the bathroom. Today I am 8 weeks post op and am in regular... (4 replies)
... on here, is orthopedic surgeon. Preferably one that is board certified. Their level of training and expertise is so much higher than a podiatrist. I've read many stories where people have had issues and complications from podiatrists. ... (8 replies)
... op from having 4 hammertoes removed and a tailor's bunion broken and reset. It's been a pretty long and arduous six weeks but I'm getting through. ... (1 replies)
... I read a lot of horror stories on here and I feel bad for those who didn't recover so easily. ... (2 replies)
... using the Scarf Akin procedure. I have read so many stories that put fear into me while I was waiting for my surgery that I thought I would post what, to date, has been a positive experience. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Pinky,
Hope your recovery is going well. I had mine done almost 2 years ago (2nd anniversary coming up next week :)) Just absolutely grateful to my surgeon and the tips I read on this forum and the result has been excellent overall.
Cheers! (18 replies)
... Hi, anyone out there who has has the same/similar surgery recently? Would be great to swap recovery stories!
Pinky P (18 replies)
... I am waiting for a date to have both my bunions removed.
I am wondering roughly how long it could be before I am back to living a "normal" life after surgery.
We have a 14 month old labrador who I need to make some plans to get walked while I am recoverinig. While I was walking her this morning I couldn't help but start wondering how long after surgery it would be... (1 replies)
... I had two chevron types of bunion surgeries on my left foot and one on my right while I was in High School. ... (24 replies)
... I had two chevron types of bunion surgeries on my left foot and one on my right while I was in High School. ... (20 replies)
wow, you have complete feeling in your foot? I'm 27, healthy, very active and going stir crazy because I am still limping around. It's been 4 weeks and a few days since the surgery and I am just now starting to feel comfortable walking around in normal shoes. I did develop some major nerve damage that was taken care of by applying nerve blocking cream. I have my... (4 replies)
... I found these messages really helpful as I was getting ready for my bunion surgery and I thought I'd share my experience as well. ... (0 replies)