... op. My dr did not start toe exercises this early. I wouldn't worry about spaces and not touching the floor til all swelling is done. But I would raise any and all concerns I have with the dr. ... (2 replies)
... Hi TeachGirl,
My response will be based on my own experience. I had surgery on bunion and bunionette (5th met bunion)on my right foot in 2008, and the same surgery on my left foot two weeks ago. I too felt new pains when I started the toe exercises. You will continue to feel new sensations and pangs as you start to use your foot more.
Yes, it is common for your toes not... (2 replies)
... I am now a week post surgery after having a bunionectomy on my left foot. The first week went by with no major issues. The pain mess and numbness really helped. ... (2 replies)
... I know its normal to lose muscle mass when you are NWB for so long. I also know that this is a long recovery process and that I must be patient. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Profmia:
Your posting said you had a bunion removal 2 years ago for your left foot, was this operation for your R foot a lot different in operation procedure than the L foot?
As you could see from my previous posting that I had my bunion surgery done (austin cut) for my right foot (I am right handed too) just around mid march of this year. It has been just past 4 months... (41 replies)
... over to see what could have gone wrong. There does not seem to be a smoking gun. Anyway, no one could have even convinced me that this could happen because my recovery was going so well. This time around I know to pay attention to every little twinge and pain and ask about it. ... (61 replies)
... So glad to hear you are doing so well! I'm frantically trying to get things together at work in preparation for my medical leave. I'm doing my PT exercises every morning, and practicing with my crutches at night. I mentioned to my husband that I think I want to get the hand held shower head, as well. ... (14 replies)
... Your recovery sounds like it is right on target to me. I had an Austin bunionectomy and bunionectomy on the 5th metatarsal of the right foot two years ago. I was into a shoe the fifth week. The stiffness is normal. ... (3 replies)
... I had an Austin bunionectomy and screw fix surgery 2 1/2 months ago. I wore a boot and an ace bandage with a toe separator. I removed the boot and the bandage at the end of the 2 month period. I have been wearing athletic shoes and a shoe with a good arch support. My foot tires and there is pain in the toe area, so I continue to walk on the side of foot and nurse the foot... (0 replies)
... Just make sure and do whatever stretches and exercises you are given when you are allowed to do them. That's definitely key in recovery, in my opinion. Never push it but always do them. ... (7 replies)
... ed what Docs can fix these days and I think PTs are some of the most knowledgeable medical folks out there. It's possible you will be able to better tolerate the exercises now. ... (17 replies)
... Hello Flagg,
I am now 6 mos out from my Keller Bunionectomy. At this time I have very little pain but the toe is still somewhat swollen and it is shorter. I also get some weird needles and pins feeling in my toe which I understand are nerves regenerating. I remember when the bandages were off and I was starting to get into shoes, when I walked around I could feel the toe... (17 replies)
... apist, or yoga teacher who can give you some calming strategies during your challenging recovery. I know you can't do yoga with your feet hurting, but relaxation exercises can take place in any position. We have chair yoga classes in our area as well. ... (90 replies)
... I have a running post about my recovery which has been going so much better than I expected. ... (4 replies)
... I'm also a 25 yr old female and had a very successful bunionectomy last April. I had a slightly more invasive procedure than what you had so my recovery time was probably longer than what you will experience. ... (4 replies)
... RE: *I asked about PT exercises, but he said that I shouldn't do any more than mild wiggling until my 5 week mark (next checkup.) This seems to be the one area where he is more conservative? When did everyone start *actively* bending the toe etc?
My doctor had me bending the toes pretty aggressively after two weeks.
RE: *Now that I'm bandage free, I noticed that my big... (42 replies)
... Congrats on your surgery :-) It sure is surprising to be walking out on the day on your surgery, but hey you did it!
I am five days post op from my second surgery and it has been very different, the second day was the worse and the third was fine! The best thing you can do is to keep it elevated as much as possible, it is key to a good recovery. I am not sure if you are... (18 replies)
... nd for a max of 10 mins today....I think I did about 20. Very bad, and I'm definitely feeling it now. Will rest for the night, then think about some of the NWB exercises that you all mentioned. ... (24 replies)
... I woke up in recovery with most awful thirst I ever experienced. ... (24 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)