... I had bunion surgery 9 weeks ago. Although I think I'm healing well, I've had issues with swelling and numbness around the big toe and right side of my foot. ... (9 replies)
... Do not get "minimally invasive" bunion surgery. I say this for several reasons. ... (4 replies)
... I'm glad you are doing well. I had my austin bunion surgery back in mid-March and is recovering very well. Apart from the leftover stiffness of the foot (due to the scar tissue), I am pretty much back to normal. I can wear normal shoes again (the wider style) for work, and wear runners with no problem. I still have mild swearings at the end of some days if I walked a bit too... (18 replies)
... I recently had tailer bunion surgery and am not experiencing any of the symptoms. ... (2 replies)
... It sounds like my only options are to have another surgery or wear this sling thingy forever. I've schedule to have an Opening Wedge Lapidus fusion osteotomy. ... (11 replies)
... On Day 1 and 2 Post surgery I rested and elevated as much as possible. ... (9 replies)
... She should stop, they are nothing but problems. Wait until she gets older. Lots of problems don't appear until later on in life. Wish I could go back in time, I would have NEVER worn high heels. I have had 2 unsuccessful foot surgeries and can't walk or stand at age 50. Zero quality of life. Take care of your feet and forget about vanity. It is not worth it. (5 replies)
... Don't be subjected to the negative influences of other people when deciding to have the surgery or not. People were telling me how aweful, terrible, how long the recovery was, how I would not walk for months, how this and how that.... ... (0 replies)
... Hi, I had my Austin 10/2 and have been amazed at how quickly I am gaining mobility. I used crutches for like 2-4 days before feeling comfortable enough to start putting pressure on air boot. Every day foot feels a bit more stable. I had absolutely zero pain at surgical center. Even the IV was painless as they used a bit of lidocaine before inserting.
I did use the... (87 replies)
... e this before, so I don't really know what to expect! Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. Also, any advice for coping with the first couple of days after the surgery. ... (87 replies)
... If you have enough room to get around in your house with a wheelchair, that helps considerably. I didn't think about using one at home until after my second surgery, so for about five weeks I was still doing everything in the house on crutches. ... (9 replies)
... I understand...I went from running 50 miles a week to 4 years later not being able to walk at all without loads of pain. ... (28 replies)
... My older sister has bunions too they are smaller than my mother and I. Everyone in my fam was against me having surgery too... ... (22 replies)
... I was exhausted from being back on crutches. The doc. told me to just start using the foot more, and it really did get better every day. This weekend I took a 50 minute walk! ... (5 replies)
... Hey Roz, no worries - it won't be that bad. She'll probably want you to push yourself a little bit though which makes it slightly uncomfortable & sometimes a little painful but, honestly it's not too bad. Especially if you've been wiggling your toes since the surgery. The uncomfortable-ness is from trying to stretch things back out so they don't grow back & stay "stuck". ... (1 replies)
... You're a little bitty thing! I weigh 137, after losing 50 pounds since last June. My biggest fear is gaining weight from being imobile for so long. I'm used to walking on the treadmill twice a day. ... (17 replies)
... sues with my left foot for as long as I can recall and never new it could be fixed. I've also been overweight since my early 20s and over the last few years lost 50 of 120 lbs I needed to loose. In 2012 I started training for a 5k and started having issues with my right ankle. ... (3 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)
... Dont do it. I am having so much problems. I regret so much. I heard that the surgery is 50/50 and if you have a bad & greedy podiatrist like my is 0% success.
See an orthopedic in a hospital DON"T go to a podiatrist in a clinic. Don't go alone to consultations and if the doctor does not tell you about the contraindications, risks, and pain. See someone else.
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... and down, or activities which demand more of the foot, those just have to wait till I feel better. Some people said the last part takes about another month or so after your 'healing' period. ... (41 replies)