... Like you, I was VERY worried and almost got into a depression during the first 3 weeks post op. ... (41 replies)
... She probably knows best as to why your big toe is sticking up and what can be done to help it to be at normal position. Are you doing any massages, exercises or physio in the meantime? ... (97 replies)
I, too, am two months post-op from right foot bunionectomy. To answer your questions from my experience...
I would agree that you will definitely need/want help around the house for at least two weeks. This may somewhat depend on whether you'll be on crutches or not. Did you ask your doctor about crutches & for how long? I was on crutches for two weeks (non weight... (9 replies)
... I've been lurking and reading through past posts of others' experiences and am here to post with my question. So hello fellow bunion surgery survivors! ... (1 replies)
... I'm now 4 wks post op on my L bunionectomy. No pain whatsoever for weeks now....yes, it still swells a bit if I'm walking around the mall all day. ... (14 replies)
... at the joint several times a day, but still no standing on tip toes, or physical therapy. I can swim, ride the exercise bike or use the elliptical because these exercises don't require that you bend your foot to perform them. ... (30 replies)
... I thought I'd give you my two cents, too..having had my bunionectomy surgery (one screw) with the removal of a bone spur at the other end of the metotarsal (sp) just last Thursday.
I was awake through most of the surgery, chatting away with the doctors and nurses, was in recovery for 20 min, my boyfriend took me out to breakfast, then we went home. This whole time I was... (13 replies)
... I had a left foot bunionectomy 3 weeks ago. I had the stiches removed several days ago and the incision is bleeding a little bit and has some green residue on the dressings. Is this normal? ... (3 replies)
... again in my surgery foot. I started physical therapy around the 7 week mark. I was scared to touch my foot at first so I didn't do any exercises at home until after my first PT visit. It definitely took a while to get my range of motion back but the PT helped tremendously. ... (5 replies)
... debbie g, could you please be more specific, on how you exercised your foot and when you started to do so, post op. What did you have done? ... (6 replies)
... I am 4 weeks post op and my big toe and incision area is very stiff. I'm gingerly moving it, don't want to do anything too soon. ... (6 replies)
... Yes Yes Yes, Joll43 and I both had ankle aches. Totally from walking differently and overcompensating etc etc etc. My ankle was so super swollen from about post op week 6 when I first was weight bearing to about post op week 12. I couldn't beleive how long it took! I started PT at week six and went for 5 weeks. ... (3 replies)
... feetfirst, wow, you really should have been instructed on doing some exercises before now. ... (18 replies)
... I may not be describing that very well but it really stretched my ankle nicely. All those exercises i mentioned earlier in this post really fixed my stiff ankle problem. My toe is a different story! ... (37 replies)
Here are those ankle exercises from the original post: (37 replies)
... Thankyou all for sharing these exercises. They have been so helpful. I've been doing them at home for the last few days, and have been impressed at how much mobility has returned - although at 4.5 wks I still have a lot of swelling - still in the surgical velcro shoes. Things are getting better though. Thank you again for passing along your experiences.
Has anyones PT... (37 replies)
... ibuprofen at night before going to bed. After doing these exercises and walking around I often get woken up at night with achiness and throbbing. The instruction sheet I got from my doctor also suggests a cold foot bath. ... (37 replies)
... on June 13th. My big toe is still stiff even after 3 weeks of therapy. I am now one week post op bunionectomy on my left foot. While I was sedated for that surgery, my OS "manipulated" the big toe on the right foot to get more "movement" in there. ... (4 replies)
... Akin bunionectomy 30 days ago. ... (5 replies)
... Here are the toe exercises my doctor made me do: hold the big toe joint in your left hand. Hold the big toe in your right hand, keeping the first joint immoble (the one under your toenail). Slowly bend the toe up and down for a count of 15 sec each. Each day you will be able to bend it farther. Also for ankle flexibility, you can cross your legs at the knee, imagine a... (1 replies)