... I recently had a tibia tendon replaced with a heel shift and bunion surgery about ten days ago. The thought of doing one then 6 weeks later doing the other seemed too daughting. ... (0 replies)
... weeks post surgery and PT told me that I should have been in sooner, but gave me mobility and strengthening exercizes to do. ... (11 replies)
... I had right bunion surgery where the bone was shaved, a screw in my toe for hammertoes, and the small toe had too much bone in it. ... (11 replies)
... it was the worse out of the two and my pain was unbearable at times. My big bone in my foot was cut to correct the bow and then screwed back together, also the bunion was removed. ... (11 replies)
... I havent had bunion surgery (although it is likely in my future). I have had other surgeries, and most recently, a gastroc recession (calf lengthening). Originally he said 2 weeks in a cast nwb, and then 2 weeks in a boot, but decided to have me see him after one week. He ended up removing the cast, and told me to start weight bearing. I thought he was absolutely crazy. I was... (11 replies)
... I had bunion surgery the day after Thanksgiving! One pin and 2 screws were permanently inserted as well as bone shaved on both sides of my right foot. ... (11 replies)
... It just seems like there has been no information from the doctor concerning rehab after surgery, or just how long and involved the healing process would be. I wasn't told anything other than what to do the first 48 hours. ... (19 replies)
... Does anyone know when rehab normally starts on a bunion osteotomy along with a tailors bunion osteotomy? ... (19 replies)
... Don't let this get you down so much.
I was nearly killed in a rock climbing accident and almost died in the arms of my wife. I watched a boulder hit my lower leg and saw my ankle explode. I almost lost my leg and may still lose my job if I can't rehab and run again--my wife and I just bought our first house 2 years ago, if I lose my job we lose our mortgage.
My point... (9 replies)
... "go back to the gym" can mean different thinks. Did he know what all you do at the gym? Does he think you just walk on a treadmill? Or do yoga? Or jog? or do calf raises? All sorts of options under "gym." Just call and ask.
What kind of exercises are you doing as rehab? (6 replies)
... people person, being home alone all the time has really gotten me very depressed. I am NOT a depressed person at all! My physical therapist told me before the surgery that recovery from this type of surgery is one of the toughest you can experience. I believe him now! ... (20 replies)
... I had right foot bunion removed Jan. 11, 2010. Bone cut apart in a "Z" pattern and screwed back together with 2 permanent screws. NWB for 4 weeks. ... (11 replies)
... I just learned the news that I am going to have to have lapidus fusion, hammer toe surgery on all my toes and the removal of a tailor's bunion. ... (4 replies)
... I was NWB for the first 2 weeks and I was PWB up to the 6th week. That said, I was still off my feet 80% of the time the first 6 weeks, and I was icing and elevating when I rested. While I was PWB, in the soft cast boot, for 4 weeks, I mainly ran quick errands...nothing strenuous...and I limped....struggled.... My foot swelled and ached. At the 5th week mark, my incision... (22 replies)
... The quickest would probably be about 8 weeks but don't really think your foot would feel like it that early. I had a college track athlete who had access to unlimited post op therapy and she was competing again at 8 weeks after an Austin, but few people have access to that kind of rehab. (8 replies)
... I understand your anxiety over the second surgery. I went through a similar feeling recently. I dislocated two toes due to severe bunions so on Jan. 24 had surgery that put pins in the toes, shortened the bones, and corrected the bunion. ... (240 replies)
... RE: “I keep walking on my heels even in my post-op shoe. But my doctor said to put full weight on it… My doc said I could wear tennis shoes in two weeks, but I usually double the rehabilitation time the doctor says. I will wear my post-op shoe for 6 weeks and stay off of it as much as possible.” Bunion Dancer, you know your body and history of rehab better than anyone, but I... (240 replies)
... I had severe bunion surgery done. ... (10 replies)
... I guess I'm lucky then! No never had PT and though I had a neuroma and just had my third foot surgery to remove it, my recovery from my last bunionectomy was easy enough. ... (8 replies)
... I too had been worrying about my toes pointing in. I had got discouraged and thought that the surgery hadn't worked. At whatn point in the rehab have others swelling diminished and the toe straightened out? ... (22 replies)