... Do you know the names of your bunionectomies that you are going to have?
I could be wrong, but after reading a lot of bunionectomy posts, in general,
it is advised to stay in bed the first week at least with your foot iced and elevated. I had one of the more invasive bunionectomies and the less you move, the better for your foot. If you are going to have two bunionectomies... (9 replies)
... I have photos throughout my experience, including one I took just today! But I think I have to have a few more posts before I can add them. ... (3 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)
... It sounds like you'll likely have a different surgery than what I had (bunionectomy with osteotomy). Just wanted to say that I used crutches for the first week, then rented a knee scooter and that was when I got my freedom back! When completely non-weight-bearing I still took it slow (tipped the thing over a couple of times by going too fast, so had a couple of minor falls),... (7 replies)
... I'm a 61 year old male. Golfs as much as possible. Waited as long as I could for my left foot surgery since it is only getting worse. My big toe has turned in and the 2nd toe is crossover with the third and fourth toe shifting in. My feet have only started giving me pain over the past 2 years.
A shoe insert with the pad behind the ball of the foot really helped the comfort... (18 replies)
... I am a 60 yr old female contemplating
Bunion surgery .
I am not in constant pain with my bunions but
find wearing any shoes other than trainers extremely
Irritating and cause my bunions to blister
I am being referred to a OS but after reading
many of the posts about bunionectomy
I am seriously wondering if I should go ahead
or am I just going to have to live with... (18 replies)
... The first few weeks were the hardest usually in the evening id sort of have a panic attack and want to rip off my cast. Id get on here and vent and read others posts and try to get my mind off me. ... (10 replies)
... ll depends on what procedures you had done. And how your surgeon did it, your age, health and how active you are or were before the surgery. Almost everyone who posts here has had more than one thing repaired and every Dr seems to have their own way of doing things and own plan for your recovery. Good luck and keep us posted. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for sharing this. I'm having a bunionectomy in a few days and I'm nervous. I've been reading posts on here for the past few hours and decided to register. ... (2 replies)
... Only do it if you are in pain and not for cosmetic procedures. Make sure your surgeon has done alot of these procedures. Make sure he is board certified in foot and ankle surgery. A foot and ankle ortho doc just told me no one needs bunion surgery; you can try wider shoes and orthotics. You don''t walk on your face. Good luck. (6 replies)
... I'm planning on having bunion surgery soon, and after reading all these posts I'm scared to death!!! Would most people advise against having it done? ... (6 replies)
... I had an Austin Bunionectomy on my right foot 11 days ago. The surgery seems to have gone pretty well. ... (3 replies)
... and think I must have forgotten how tough this recovery could be! I even went back and read my old posts from my first surgery and they don't seem so bad. ... (0 replies)
I had my Lapidus on both feet Aug. 5th. I went straight into a walking/buion shoe for both feet. NWB for a little while and then my surgeon said I could use my heels to walk and a walker and/or crutches.
I had my dressings off at 4wks (I was never in a cast or walking boot/cam boot).
Feet feel fine when they're up or I'm using my heels...minimal... (0 replies)
... thanks so much...after reading such informative posts from you great people.. ... (5 replies)
... Its been very interesting reading all of your posts .... it certainly sounds horendous! My surgeon didn't give me any information at all .... I went in to have a chat and next thing I'm booked in for surgery .... ... (64 replies)
... I've been reading through many of your posts for the past 6 months regarding different procedures for hallux limitus, but have not seen any clear evidence that any procedure is better or more successful than another. I am 53 and still very active...love to walk, work out at the gym 3x/week, etc. I've been diagnosed with HL and saw one POD who recommended a fusion but could not... (37 replies)
... I don't think you are going to find anyone on here who has had a successful joint replacement of the big toe. They've all had to go to a fusion within a year or two.
You can do a search on here and see lots of posts.
The number one best thing you can do to ensure success no matter what route you go is to get the best surgeon you can find, preferably a sports med ortho who... (7 replies)
... I've been reading so many posts and I just finally decided to write my own! ... (7 replies)
... Rosa. Thank you so very much for your reply. I thought that nobody was going to reply to me. I read your posts and you have been going through a terrible time. I sincerely hope that your surgery will be a success on both feet. I will send you good vibes for your success. ... (6 replies)