... Hi, I am 22 years old and will be having a lapidus bunion fusion on Wednesday. The podiatrist is also lengthening my calf tendon at the same time. I am scared because this is my first major surgery. ... (39 replies)
... I been lurking and reading a bit here, and see that many of you have or are having bunion surgery. ... (8 replies)
... I had a double bunionectomy January 2004, and wanted to give an update on how my surgery has been. I'm also hoping that any of ya'll who went through this during that time will see this thread and let me know how you are doing. ... (9 replies)
... I believe my surgery is similar to what you are having. I'm 56, petite, 5'3" and have always been very athletic and fit. Today is my 13 week milestone following my surgery. ... (11 replies)
... yep surgeon said i was okay to go back to the gym. But im not sure what to start off doing. im still finding it pretty difficult to walk, as having lots of pain in the toe joint. I wanted to get back to Bikram yoga...but not sure if the 37 deg heet will cause my foot to swell? (6 replies)
... You should ask your doctor. I started off by riding the stationary bike and swimming and then gradually working my way to using the eliptical and back to running. ... (6 replies)
... I'm a swimmer and a runner, so, I've been swimming more than usual. Jacuzzi therapy is the best. ... (28 replies)
... If you can afford a hot tub, get one, because I've found it to be great therapy. I don't know if you swim or not, but, if there is a club nearby, swimming and water walking; etc. are great morale boosters. (19 replies)
... I've found swimming is great therapy, as is a jacuzzi, if you have one nearby. ... (19 replies)
I am walking more, I did an hour on forest trails on Sunday and felt good. The only thing holding me back now is that my toes are still stiff when I extend my stride. That is a slowly improving factor that I need to work on.
Swimming seems to be really good for that as it is a constant flexing motion the whole time I am in the water with no weight on it.
The... (22 replies)
... I agree with Dancergal, check out the website Footsmart and they'll also send you a catalog of their products. I'm going to check out something called Yogatoes, check that out on the web. I had interesting PT today. When I attempt to bend my big toe, that joint, at the base, is so stiff. I really worked through the pain, a sort of good pain I guess, but I had to really... (22 replies)
... I had the Austin procedure done, pins in 4 toes. My foot looks somewhat normal in the morning, but swells as the day goes on. I just started putting weight on it Friday. The hardest thing is trying to find shoes that my foot will fit in. I don't have pain in my foot, just feels as if the top is burning. I am worried because I can't bend my toes. I go back to doctor in three... (17 replies)
... ll swelling at the 10 week mark. I had swelling up until about 6 or 7 months later, and still have residual swelling occasionally, but it's very minor. I think swimming laps is probably very good for your foot and leg and it's also good to continue icing. I would ice and elevate after any type of exercise. ... (17 replies)
... At the 5th week mark, my incision area on my left foot finally closed over, and, I baptized myself, in the pool, early in the 6th week, for a feeble attempt at swimming laps. I'm amazed, as a regular runner, how quickly you can get out of shape. When I started wearing wide shoes, at 6 weeks, I felt week. ... (22 replies)
... I am swimming laps, but my foot aches after walking on it, with a wide shoe, even after an hour or so, running errands. I still ice and elevate, when resting. ... (17 replies)
... onary bike at 7 weeks, but, as a runner, I must admit that is too much pressure on my foot right now, so, I'd be hesitant about spinning for awhile. I have been swimming laps....some....but walking for much more than an afternoon, running errands, is too much. ... (23 replies)
... ope to be running within 6 months. I'm just now swimming, but, as fit as I've been, it will now take months to get back into shape. It's amazing how exhausting surgery is..... On hindsight, I probably wouldn't have had this surgery, because the postop struggle, right now, far exceeds any discomfort I did have. ... (7 replies)
... I am a runner too, so, 9weeks post op, I'm starting PT to help me get back into running shape. My PT says it probably won't be until the summer, when I'm running strongly. In the meantime, I'm graduating to the elliptical and I'm now swimming, though I must admit I feel weak. It will take time to rebuild my strength. Dancergal posted elsewhere that she was running within... (240 replies)
... were good. My feeling from her was that your feet need protection and shouldn't be swimming around in huge shoes or boots. But if whatever I put on hurts, I'm not wearing it. Right now my sneekers hurt so I'm sticking to the crocks. ... (6 replies)
... Congratulations on your new baby boy! How old is he now? And, if you don't mind putting it on here...what is his name! I am happy for you!
I am doing pretty good. My feet are still achy at times and I hate it. It only happens if I do too much walking. Christmas shopping was awful! I think it is the screws that are causing the problems, but I am going to wait until... (9 replies)