... again. You should wait to dance until you notice that your foot isn't swelling as much. It is a LONG recovery, but so worth it when it is behind you! ... (17 replies)
... proudgrma and LASassy, I've just turned 57 last week. I've always been very active - dance, hiking even boot camp. At the beginning I tried to push through the pain. Probably not a good thing.
I had my surgery in mid December and would have to say, living in a cold climate, that it's the best time to be in bed rest/limited mobility. The only big challenge was getting out of... (13 replies)
... I considering having neuroma surgery at the Mayo Clinic with Dr. Kitaoka but am terrified. I will be 70 and had bad result from bunion surgery in 2094 done by orthopedic on both feet, had pain in right foot for 7 years. ... (14 replies)
... wow, pain free, sounds great!!
so what do you do for work? how come it took you 9 weeks before going back?
My doc told me 4 weeks at the most...( I have a desk job) is yours more physical?
a massage sounds great!! will do that once I get these bandages off:angel::angel:
keep dancing!! (87 replies)
... Hi Aimski. I am so glad I started this post. It is so good to see how others dealt with the surgery and recovery. I am pleased to report that it is now 11 weeks since my surgery on the right foot. I am pain free. I have been back at work for 2 weeks. ... (87 replies)
... Counting the months until I can dance again ... ... (87 replies)
... Will you be on crutches for 6 weeks or your Dr told you the entire recovery process will be 6 weeks? ... (8 replies)
... that I can use a stationary bike, eliptical exerciser, yoga or swim. He warned me to go easy at first though. I can return to my belly dance classes after two months. ... (2 replies)
... re is only ortho dr here reccommended by other drs saying he is a good dr but his humor is off and there is occasions where problems happen from a procedure. The dance and ballet sees him or goes to Iowa City. I was worried that I am 40 and the surgery will be harder because of age. ... (29 replies)
... dncergrl what kind of surgery did you have? ... (14 replies)
... she recommends. Too many people think accepting a long recovery time is "conservative" and that it somehow does not apply to them. I was on the couch for about 6 weeks with my foot up in the air and also slept that way. ... (14 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. I think I'm pretty much in denial about needing surgery at this point. And yes, my numbness is is worse after I've been on my feet for several hours... like yesterday when I taught 8 dance classes. ... (2 replies)
... six months. It is also possible that you need only minor surgery with less downtime and quicker recovery. You may be towards the end of your career in ballet, thinking about something else or you may have a few years yet. ... (5 replies)
... First let me congratulate you on how well written your post was. I agree with Loveoysters that your recovery will be faster and that you will have less damage to your ankle, calf, knee etc. ... (12 replies)
... I am booked for surgery on both feet in two weeks. I have limited motion in the big toes already because of arthritis. ... (18 replies)
... Hey everyone, long time since I've been on here! It's amazing to see how many people have found this board now, certainly helps with the surgery when everyone can talk about it. ... (155 replies)
... My husband talked to a women who just had surgery for a spur and she said that the two problems often come together. ... (0 replies)