... There is an awesome scar treatment that you can get probably form your doctor or PT, it is called CicaCare. This stuff is awesome. They gave it to my husband when he had a freak accident and had 2 fingers re-attached. It breaks up the scar tissue and smooths and flattens the scars. It is pricey, but the results were amazing. There is some website that I found it on at one... (12 replies)
... Well I can tell you how they look in a few weeks--but on other scars- in fact they were older ones that are harder to fade after time- I've had good results with the Neosporin scar therapy- they're things that stick to your skin and cause that area to become soft and help hold in the moisture- best yet- you can wash them off and reuse them so they're much more cost effective... (12 replies)
... I had my surgery in July 2004...and the scars are noticeable still...don't know, but, i would imagine they will fade more with time.. ... (12 replies)
... I had surgery one year ago and the scars were pretty much faded after a few months. Now, only the spots where my screws were removed can be seen at all. ... ... (12 replies)
... ve. Covering the scar with an adhesive waterproof bandage such as the Band Aid brand or adhesive silicone sheeting is also really effective at flattening raised scars and fading them. The cheap, and also effective, method is to massage a good cream into the scars once or twice daily. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Rileyroe - I had a bilateral bunionectomy in March and my scars unfortunately became keloid's (raised, shiney) so my foot although no longer ugly, will always have the scars, I dont know what causes keloids other than my pod warned me prior to surgery that olive skinned people are sometimes prone to them developing. I myself wondered if it had anything to do with being full... (12 replies)
... can buy that help. I also heard it is not so much what you put on it but the massaging of the scar. Some people swear by vitamin E. It all depends on bad the scars bother you. ... (12 replies)
have any of you guys tried that mederma? If I remember correctly it is very expensive and I dont want to spend the money if it isn't worth it.I have horrible scars!Thanx, sue (12 replies)
... I have a couple of scars at different ages. The scar from my ankle surgery nearly a year ago is flat and slowly fading. It is definitley pink, but no longer red. ... (12 replies)
... Hi RileyRoe!
Yep, mine are still very noticeable too. I don't really mind that too much but what I do mind is they are extremely sensitive. If you hit the scar it hurts like crazy. My big right toe is also quite numb still.
Hope you're doing well! I'm already in my 6th month with the pregnancy...can you believe that?!?
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... Hi! I just wanted to get some thoughts on how everyones scars from bunionectomys look. ... (12 replies)
... I am 9 weeks after bunionectomy on my right foot. ... (0 replies)
... standing up now with very little pain. I can heel walk short distances like to the bathroom. With my boots on I can walk around like a pro. I do have bright red scars from a latex allergy, or some kind of allergy to the insides of the boots. These scars are on the tops of my feet and are very noticeable. ... (2 replies)
... wrap the wounds myself. Three weeks of sponge bathing later, I am ecstatic. Of course there is some pain in moving the big toes, and the scars aren't totally healed yet, but after the pain of the first two weeks, I feel like I am on the road to getting into my own shoes again soon. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Polly, as I am a newbee at this forum, I just replied to another lady from UK 'delightfuldior' for my reply. I am not sure if you too can see my reply to her. So, I decided to send you this same reply with my updates - don't want you to feel left out on our chatty forum :)
I'll keep you posted once I am done with my 2nd post-op visit later this afternoon : Hugs!
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... Hi Delightfuldior, thanks for your reply! It is always nice to hear from people from the other side of the world of their bunion healing experience. Such good emotional support - as I am still kind of on my 11 days post-op, slowly making my way to the 2 weeks post-op mark! :)
My foot is feeling more of itself now. Once in a while I have some numb feelings, and little pin... (41 replies)
... Ive been gently massaging bio oil in twice a day since Saturday. I have used this before for another op I had and the scars are barely noticable. ... (41 replies)
... Hi Polly (hope you don't mind me addressing you as Polly, more personable) ;)
My 2nd visit to my foot doctor (who is the also the one who performs on my surgery) is tomorrow late afternoon. My hubby will come home a bit earlier and drives me to see her. Her clinic is about 20 minutes by highway from my home at the other end of the town. Which is not too bad for... (41 replies)
... Hi Hotdog girl, what a tremendous suprise to get a reply from you- and all the way from Canada too. I'm afraid I had to have a day more or less in bed after doing far too much the day before. I felt that I had really cracked this recovery business and was practically skipping about in my snazzy (not) velcro sandals; painting, sewing, hoovering, cooking and on more than one... (41 replies)
... Rosal, you are right!! You're NOT alone..:) I am six weeks out today....I had my pins removed from both feet yesterday and when I woke up my toes and feet, almost to the arch in my feet were really swollen. One of my big toes is a lot more swollen than the other and seems to be more black and blue today. I'm wondering if removal of the pins caused more bruising and... (26 replies)