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... In the months leading up to surgery, strengthen your legs and ankles with exercise, e.g., stand on one leg to improve your balance. Lower your body and then go back up. ... (16 replies)
... them or you can order one off the internet. The riser fits on your toilet so that you don't have to sit so low. The armrests will allow you to push yourself up with your arms rather than just using your good leg. ... (5 replies)
... My doctor is apparently a perfectionist and said ... "hmmm, I'm pleased with the looks of your foot, but that big toe could be a little flatter/straighter . . . I could tweak it a bit more in a simple procedure that would only take a weekend recovery. He told me that some women want "designer" feet and that he does multiple procedures on them to try to achieve that. I... (16 replies)

... Cyclist, glad to hear everything is on track for your recovery! I wish I took a before picture of my right foot (worse then left). The only reason I wanted surgery was to tackle my ongoing foot pain.. never thought much about the cosmetic part of it, but after surgery, the nurse told me I had a "pretty foot" with the toes nice & straight & big bump gone.. now I can hardly wait... (16 replies)
... Much to my surprise, the doctor brought the two pieces of my cast back to me after having lined it partially with a soft fabric similar to moleskin. ... (16 replies)
... Hi . . . here is an update: I visited my podiatrist/surgeon on 3/10 for a checkup. I was convinced he was going to cut my leg when he used a 3” circular saw hand tool to remove my cast. (I’ve never had a cast before.) Of course, he didn’t. I was amazed at how different my foot looks -- no bunion and my toe is straight. He must have sanded down my foot, too, because my... (16 replies)
... It is too bad you didn't get any encouragement, but I am glad you went ahead with it anyway and the surgery was so successful. Good healing to you! ... (16 replies)
... Don't pay any attention to us when we get snappish. Pain does terrible things to a person. YOu along with others are doing remarkably well and that is what we all want! ... (16 replies)
... I read the bulletin boards before my surgery and was unnerved. I also talked with several people who had had various forms of bunion surgery, and no one gave me any encouragement at all. ... (16 replies)
... time a month later. I attribute a lot of it to my positive attitude and determination to get back on my feet. I do think attitude has a lot to do with it. ... (16 replies)
... and long the recovery process would be. He didn't hold back. I didn't purchase myself or thru insurance any fancy walking aids. I did it the old fashioned way with crutches, and boy do my arms and shoulders look fantastic as a result!!!! My life was total hell for 6 weeks not just for me but for my family. But we did it. ... (16 replies)
... I have to agree with Katie. ... (16 replies)
... I'm bending my good leg somewhat and probably leaning back a bit when I go down the driveway. When walking with the IWALKFREE, I swing my leg out a bit to the side, and take shorter steps than I normally do. ... (16 replies)
... Crutches have been fine for me, but I'm wondering why you haven't mentioned them. Is it just that you can't carry stuff easily with them? ... (16 replies)
... closing base wedge osteotomy, double osteotomy 1st ray, Lapidus bunionectomy.Please remember I'm trying to read Dr's handwriting in case any of that made no sense! ... (10 replies)
... I had "closing base wedge osteotomy with McBride bunionectomy" on both of my feet last year. ... (3 replies)
... I had "closing base wedge osteotomy with McBride bunionectomy. ... (7 replies)
... I used the cane with it at first until I became proficient. ... (23 replies)
... I knew my future as an athletic person would be very limited if I didn't take care of the bunions and structural problems with my feet. ... (2 replies)
Healing FOOTIES!
May 5, 2005
... the bunions are very pronounced and have pushed the following two toes up into the air to accomodate the big toes. With flexible flat feet, it's inevitable. ... (8 replies)

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