... it wouldnt work and I would be back years later getting another surgery. I have done A LOT of research 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. ... (6 replies)
... wear heels again one day or just a regular women's work shoe which is usually pointed or snug at the toes. It still hurts to try them on. I am still only wearing flip flops and tennis shoes. Luckily, I am in FL where you can get away with flip flops all year! ... (21 replies)
... Hi Amberoo, if your surgery was in Dec 09 then it is still early. I had the big toe fused six months ago, and the incision is still a little sensitive. ... (24 replies)
... y basically just to be able to wear cute boots and heels with out hurting and my foot even starting hurting with flip flops after awhile, but any ways i had this surgery two days before last christmas, i so regret everyday for not getting a second opinion on getting it or other options.... ... (24 replies)
... My toes work well. I lost some mobility, but hypermobility was one of the reasons the bunion got so bad. ... (3 replies)
... I was still wearing the surgery shoe at two months per doctors orders, as well as a silicone spacer. ... (18 replies)
... op appt he changed his mind to a bunion surgery only. My bunion was quite severe. ... (6 replies)
... Totally, and as soon as I'm completely healed I plan on buying some comfy but stylish flip-flops. The only reason I don't wear them to begin with is because of the foolish appearance of my ginger feet, lol. :p I'll be back in this thread with my take on the operation.
I've actually viewed a handful of bunionectomy and hammertoe surgeries. While that's likely to instill ... (50 replies)
... i had Lapidus on May 14/08.
I did quite well the first while but things have reached a point and plateaued a bit.
I was patial weightbearing immediatly in cast, and cast shoe, then at three weeks just a dressing and shoe, later just a toe spacer and the cast shoe until 7 weeks, at wich time could wear any shoes that I could fit. I am now 3 months post op and can really... (15 replies)
... My first bunion was a disaster in that I had to have two surgeries. ... (11 replies)
... i have to laugh when I thought that post surgery I would not have all of the SHOE SEARCH problems that I had with bunions. ... (23 replies)
... weeks. It was not fun being on crutches and having to deal with the recovery aspects of surgery but I am so glad I finally went through with it. ... (11 replies)
... NLJ, I have the same chubby foot that you do! Looking down on it it doesn't look swollen but when sole to sole with the other foot, it is definitely thicker. I had my surgery on April 4 (so 7 months post-op now). The swelling has been like that since the summer but it has gone down considerably. I am a teacher and I wear pretty casual shoes so I only tried on my dress... (19 replies)
... rch 7th and I'm in more pain now than I was beforehand. I have a sharp pain that shoots through my foot under my big toe...I cannot fit into anything other than flip flops or sneakers and I was never sent to PT. The scars are horrible and have lumps of scar tissue along them... ... (13 replies)
... size down and they fit great now. I am 5 months post op. I am slowly getting into flip flops...I love em! But I cant wear them for long because I have a low arch. I bought dansko's and they were the best purchase I have ever made!!! ... (9 replies)
... accomodate the swelling. I chose fairly supportive ones, but I was able to find them in plain white. I doubt that you will be advised to spend a lot of time in flip flops too soon. By eight weeks I was able to wear SOME of my "regular" shoes including a good pair of sandals with adjustable straps. ... (9 replies)
... strap thong sandal or flip flops instead? ... (9 replies)
... Dr. is suggesting that I will wear orhtotics after surgery, as well, for most of the day but the up side is that I will be pain free in sandals, dress shoes and flip flops....He is really making me think twice now. I am 65 and he says this may never get any worse than it is now..... ... (17 replies)
... I got him to extend my PT for 2 more weeks. Thank God for flip flops and warm weather, that is the only thing helping me right now. ... (13 replies)
... A final complaint is that I still sometimes get pain when walking a lot, which is the reason why I got the surgery in the first place, so now I'm having second thoughts about getting my right foot fixed. ... (0 replies)