... Hey Devkid!
Just wanted to say great advice, which applies to whether you're 27 or 77! I can totally relate to all your points. I'm 2nd week now & the time has draggggged, even tho I have books, mags, laptop, & various hand projects @ my elbow. The most exciting things that happen all day is getting up & down to bathroom....puhleeze! But what can we say...we must all... (2 replies)
... The first four days out of surgery were not terrible. Not so much painful as a feeling of a lot of pressure and a throbbing. ... (2 replies)
... 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)
... After many years of pain from my bunions decided to get them fixed. I was terrified after reading all the posts. I found a Dr. who does minimally invasive surgery which will get me back to dancing . Yes, get a second opinion. ... (8 replies)
... I had a very similar surgery like you. I'm 20 yrs old and I also had my bunion cut at the side with my big toes broken and realigned with a temporary screw. My surgery was done Oct. 2 and today marks my 6th week post. ... (14 replies)
... It really depends on your surgeon, some will see their patients at 1 week post op and some at 2. I had my bandages changed 2 days after surgery and again at 1 week post op. The bandages were removed at 2 weeks along with the stitches. ... (21 replies)
... marks 6 weeks since my bunion surgery. Im in my late 30's.They cut off the bunion, and broke the big toe to straighten it, putting in a permanent screw below the joint in the big toe. ... (14 replies)
... at the joint as far as it goes and then apply a little more pressure without hurting yourself until you gain some flexibility. Repeat that a few times and truthfully, that was the only "ROM therapy homework" I was give by the doctor. ... (50 replies)
... Yippee... Doesnt it feel great to wear shoes. Yesterday was seven weeks for me. I've been limping also but as I'm getting more sensation in my foot and the numbing disappears my limp is not as noticeable.
Visit your chiroprator for an adjustment. You don't want to throw off you balance.
My big toe still has some ROM issues. Just keep working it by bending it up and... (50 replies)
... and am doing therepy 3 times a week. Not much pain, just swelling! Amazing what they are teaching me. Stretching the toe forward and backward, resistance bands. ... (50 replies)
... on the treadmill with no incline at 6 weeks for the first surgery and 9 for the second. ... (1 replies)
... I'm really learning a lot from hearing about recovery times. ... (24 replies)
... a couple of times I "prepared" by taking pain pills beforehand, but to be honest, I'm not sure that it really made any difference. ... (9 replies)
... ankle surgery. Many times we are non weightbearing after surgery, but you have to have some kind of movement of your legs and feet or you could end up with a blood clot. ... (3 replies)
... rned from experience over the past few weeks, and thought I'd share it in case there's anyone out there who's getting ready for this procedure and the subsequent recovery time. Please feel free to add on to my list! ... (8 replies)
... t to put any pressure at ALL on the front of my feet....and now the bones have actually atrophied! He then laughed and said that he hadn't sent anyone to pt for bunion surgery before!! That was only for those who had surgery on ankles, etc. ... (32 replies)
... Do you know what type of bunion surgery your dr. is planning? ... (27 replies)
... I had my first bunion surgery at 19 too! ... (14 replies)
... other pods before making a final decision as to which doc to go with. Ask how many bunionectomies they do a year, their success rates, their typical recovery times, even if they can talk to patients who have already been through the procedure. ... (8 replies)
... Everyone is different and there are different procedures that have varying recovery times. I had my right foot done and was on crutches for 2 weeks. . . ... (5 replies)