... I found various message boards and blogs to be a great resource when I was researching my surgery and post-op experiences, so I wanted to share my own story as well for others who are researching.
I was diagnosed with a moderate bunion on my right foot at the age of 34 - I've had the bunion since I was a child, but it only began causing me issues in the year prior to my... (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! Reading through the posts has helped to remind me that I am not alone (even though it feels that way some days) and honestly helped me from going crazy at times. :)
I'm 3 weeks (23 days) post op bunionectomy on my left foot,... (1 replies)
... Hello Everyone -
I am new to this board and it looks like it offers a great wealth of information. I will be having my Austin & Akin bunionectomy & osteotomy next week on November 6. I will break this post into three sections of specific information: 1) My background, 2) the diagnosis & procedures, and 3) questions for recovery.
I am a 37-year-old healthy... (6 replies)
... The man who has helped me so much was a rare find and he is in not in Canada, unfortunately. Actually, I think he was a rare find because I had been in physical therapy, at two different places, for some time, and was getting no place. However, do not let that get your hopes down. A big part of what he has done to me can be done through Yoga and just plain strengthening... (18 replies)
... rs ago, I could see the bunion on one foot was returning and the toes were starting to cross. I did not have the surgery, again, and have had some good physical therapy from a man, who majored in body mechanics. My feet were flatter than pancakes for years and it got so bad that my ankles were turning in. ... (18 replies)
... I had a lapidus bunionectomy and hammertoe surgery on Oct. 25, 2013. Also had a pin sticking out of my second toe. I was in a cast for two weeks or so, then put into a cam boot. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you very much....you all are so sweet and helpful. I have been searching for a orthopedic surgeon certified in foot and ankle....finally found one in St Pete....a distance from me but i am going to see him hopefully once he reviews my x-rays and sees if he can help me. There were a number much closer but they didn't accept my ins. I went this week to a pod surgeon who... (21 replies)
... I had a bunionectomy and osteotomy on my left foot 4 weeks ago. To my surprise at my 4 week checkup, my Dr. ... (1 replies)
... l. As the rest of the foot deflated the bunion areas remained hard and swollen. It looked 5x worse in size then my foot looked prior to surgery. Started physical therapy at the 8 week mark as well to regain movement and flexibility. ... (4 replies)
... e pain. I was at PT today and she gave me an exercise to do to get the big toe moving. Ouch! Your right it hurts but not as bad as manipulation. I had a Mcbride bunionectomy as well as 4 other procedures on my foot. She did not manipulate my big toe area. ... (4 replies)
... Just some encouragement for those going through, about to go through, or have gone through this VERY long process!
I am 59 days post op on this procedure, small back story, 2 weeks in a splint, 4 weeks in the fiberglass cast, and 2 weeks in a cam boot
I did everything right, never bumped the foot or hit it, kept it propped up during the day and while sleeping, the... (6 replies)
... steps to get in my fron door. As the previous poster suggested just take it one step at a time. Take your time. My doctor had me got toa physical therapy appointment to learn how to use the crutches prior to my surgery. I was very glad as I was overly concerned about the stairs. It was very informative. ... (3 replies)
... I think some Doctors believe in therapy and some think you can get there on your own. Not knowing what type of surgery you had, I would say 3 weeks is quick to expect to have much range of motion. ... (4 replies)
... The doctor hasn't mentioned physical therapy and I don't have another appointment with her till over two months from now. I have done some research and I saw mentioned therapy that should be done. ... (4 replies)
... I wanted to write a thorough "review" of my surgery to hopefully help those who are as scared as I was for my buinonectomy.
Let me start off by saying I was TERRIFIED. I had panic attacks for weeks leading up to it.
I've had very bad bunions for as long as I can remember, as well as hammer toes on both second toes. My big toe was bent probably towards 2pm on my right... (0 replies)
... Now, my feet are still stiff but mobility is coming back quickly. I am not going for any physical therapy yet since my mobility is very good according to the Dr's opinion. ... (41 replies)
... incision looked very clean. I am now able to be up 20 minutes of each hour, and can walk without the crutches at times, or just using one. I go back to physical therapy next week, and go back to the doc on Feb. 8th to get my sutures removed. ... (14 replies)
... I've been working a few days per week. My job is mostly sitting. Next week I'll get have my first physical therapy appointment and I'm looking forward to it. ... ... (9 replies)
... I'm in a graduate program for dance therapy which obviously involves dancing... ... (0 replies)
... Akin bunionectomy two weeks ago. I think that's a lot of money for something you can do yourself. I don't have any experience with it so I don't know the benefits. ... (2 replies)