I had bunion surgery 3 and a half weeks ago. Everything went well, it has 3 screws and a pin in it. The stitches came out after 2 weeks and I was allowed to wash my foot for the first time a few days afterwards. So since day 19 I have been able to wet / wash my foot.
However, it has a peculiar smell..it is NOT an infected type smell.( there's minimal swelling and no redness ...some heat associated with the swelling). I was the foot at least twice daily...especially considering that the outside air temp is 43 degrees C.... and keep a light thin gauze 'sock' on it whilst it is in the DARCO shoe...
My daughter says the smell is dead skin cells.... but I'm not sure.
I had double bunion surgery 7 months ago. With my right foot the pain is making it vert hard for me to get my foot flat onto the ground. I have had xrays and a scan and that show everything seems to have healed ok however due to the pain I am walking on sides of my feet this is causing other issues with alignment etc... So I am off to have a nerve block put into my back to help with this and hopefully get me walking. Sometimes talking to the surgeon is difficult as he does not really know what is going on. Has anyone had a nerve block put into their back for the same sort of reason and if so how was it done and did it help?View 9 Replies
It is just over 3 weeks since I had bunion and hammertoe surgery. In the mornings the swelling is reduced a lot but after being out and about in the walker boot the bunion area (big toe and surrounds) and two hammer toes are quite swollen. I do keep my foot elevated for as much of the time as possible but have not tried ice yet. Does this have any permanent benefit and how does one do it without leaking water everywhere? Can I just buy bags of ice from supermarket and apply to ankles or is there a more effective technique? Also how long did most people use the walker boot for. My surgeon said about four weeks after the op to come out of it and move into trainers but opinions seem to differ and I don't see him for a few more weeks? Sorry to keep asking for advice but I live alone and don't get to see many people at moment.; I tend to worry a lot about all this as I hear horror stories on internet about things going wrong and swelling not going down?View 8 Replies
I had a bunionectomy done on my left foot 8 weeks ago. The bones are healing properly etc.
I am still walking in my cast boot off and on using just one crutch.
But when I do walk, i have a little bit of pain and discomfort when I walk. Everytime I put pressure on it, it makes it difficult for me to walk.
I tried even walking in my regular shoes but still find it difficult to wear and walk due to the discomfort in my heel.
I had bunion surgery and repair to second toe 7 weeks ago, no longer wear the ortho shoe started swimming this week and have had 2 buy shoes for extra wide but my foot is still swollen and more so by the end of day has anyone else experienced this ? Luckily I am signed off work for 4 months as surgeon felt as a nurse should make sure ok before I go backView 41 Replies
I am due for surgery in 2 weeks to have a metatarsal neck osteotomy with a pip fusion. i have been for my pre op and glad to say all is well but i am a little confused as to what the operation will involve as the literature they have given me relates to bunion surgery (metatarsal osteotomy) my main problem is that my toe has become dislocated due to dropped arches . has anyone had this op?View 2 Replies
I am 10 weeks post-op right foot Lapidus, and 3 days post-op left foot Lapidus. My healing and return to normalcy went fantastic with my right foot. I'm hoping for the same with my left foot.
My nerve block just wore off but there's still minimal pain with consistent use of my pain medication. Mostly just throbbing from the swelling. How's everyone else doing today?
I am from belgium and moved to United States 7 years ago.
I want to get my surgery done in belgium since it's cheaper there also to spent time with my family .
i only can be there for 4 weeks after the surgery to recover.
my mom will be taking care of me for those 4 weeks.
will I be able to walk on my own after four weeks to take my flight back to United States ?
I would welcome hearing from anyone who has both feet operated on at the same time. I am really eager for this to happen to get it all over with in one go. Also I am 64 --very fit and active --(hike and cycle up hills etc) and am worried about losing my fitness so am thinking that one period of recovery makes more sense that being inactive twice over. But I have little concept of how disabled I will be --eg will I be able to get to the loo, make myself a coffee etc or will my husband have to do everything for me and if so for how long. I am quite a positive and determined person but one or two friends have suggested that I must be crazy to have both feet done at once. Anyhow just thought I'd join this forum and get advice from people who have actually been through the experience. By the way I have just got back from holiday and found a letter offering a provisional date for surgery in 10 days time!View 32 Replies
I am six weeks post surgery, the specialist visit and the X Ray is scheduled on Wednesday and I expect to be out of the boot and allowed to weight bear on the whole foot which is all great news. But there is a little problem, at present no shoes of mine would fit on my still slightly swallen and pretty tender around my big toe foot. I went through few shoe shops today and absolutely nothing was suitable (even tried men thongs/flip flops but they also hurt me too much) so now I am considering buying a flat post-op shoe (with flat bottom) as they are adjustable and padded so comfortable for me at the moment but I am wondering if anyone else had better idea as the post op shoes have quite thick soles and for that reason would not be the best for my spine as I would have uneven leg length. My Ugg boots would be probably ok but it is Summer here so hot weather and warm shoes would most likely increase the swelling.
I expect swelling to go on for a while (in my experience 6-8 weeks) but I don't want it to stop me from exercising and being able to drive. I am also about to start a new art course and no way I would give that up.
I am two weeks two days post surgery. I have been told to wear my trainers most of the day by the hospital. That was hard but u could cope. Now the pain is awful. I know it is to reduce swelling but I couldn't continue today so I've taken them off and gone for the frozen peas instead.
I couldn't find any info about this problem so decided to post myself. (The saver here is obscuring my writing so sorry if there are any errors). Has any one had any experience with this? Or any advice please?
I am due to have a bunion removed next month but because of arthritis in my big toe I am also having a 'fusion'.
I would love to hear from anyone who has had this operation to know their experiences.
Was it very painful - how long off work . what (if any) height heels can be worn after. I have been told maximum of 1 inch - is this correct?
Although my toe/bunion is painful, it is so difficult to know what to do especially as I can find no-one who has had this op?
I've been reading the posts on this site and they have been very helpful so I'm very thankful for that! Have been keeping ice on ankle and foot elevated since I came home from surgery center. Block has worn off, and pain so far is minimal. Not sleeping (4:00 am now) good, as I am in my easy chair and just dozing now and then. Had the surgery with two screws and shaved the bump. Foot in a velcro shoe. Tried to prepare for this as best I could, with the tips from everyone on this forum. I have a wheelchair, walker, and crutches. From the posts it looks like a shower chair will also be needed. I will post again tomorrow with an update!View 17 Replies
Had bunion surgery on nov 12/2013 to right foot. I have two incisions on my foot, one where the bunion was and on the top of my foot
I'm going into my 6th week of post-op recovery and and things are starting to look up.
I can't wear my normal shoes yet. My daughters foot is two sizes bigger than mine so I wear her's.
I don't have much strength in my ankle which I find odd since that was the problems area.
I haven't had severe pain throughout this procedure however I find night time the sorest time do day. At this point when I wake up I have no swelling but within a few a few hours of movement my foot looks like a blow fish. Had to manage. I spend a lot of time resting my foot with it up. The scares burned for weeks like a really bad sunburn. My foot is very dry and scaly. Vitamin e helps with that. Abit disappointed that my big toe is still a it crocked. I see the surgeon jan3 and I will ask him why.
1) how high does the foot need to be elevated and ballpark figure for how long to elevate it for?
2) I've found crutches to be surprisingly difficult! any suggestions on their use? and I am considering a knee scooter for back up as well but have heard it's easy to injure yourself on them.thoughts?
3) what is the stitch removal process like? what's done and what's the pain level?
4) has anybody had to go back to have some hardware that was out in removed?
I am experiencing pain on the bottom of my right heel. I have been told by several people that could be several things....a stone bruise, bone spur, heel spur, plantar fasciitis or tendonitis. Any ideas?View 5 Replies
Has anyone had Hellers fusion for arthritis? I believe the procedure is similar but be interested if anyone knows of the recovery for this fusion surgery.View 1 Replies
I had a bunion operation on my right foot in May 2015 as walking was as painful as sitting on a cactus. The operation went well considering that they put down "hip replacement" on my medical card by mistake 20 minutes before my bunion operation.The following months were quite painful, in fact I would say that you will feel less pain if you have a daily Brazilian wax or swim with some alligators. If you love high heels like me well you have more chances to marry Frank Sinatra than being able to wear heels for at least 8 months! Recovery is a long road and after following the instructions from the surgeon to rest, my big toe became frozen & looks like a fish finger , I don't try to wear open sandals around kids in case they feel like fish fingers. My surgeon has booked me for a manipulation under anaesthesia to make my toe more flexible ... In other words he will pull my big toe until it's longer than Brooklyn bridge and snap it like sugar snaps.
just wondering if anyone had MUA after a bunion operation and what the results have been, was the recovery a long and painful experience like the bunion operation ? Can you wear normal shoes again and pain free ? All your precious advices are greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading, Laila
Had bunionectomy on both feet 6 weeks ago, had both feet heavily bandaged for 3 weeks, when bandages came off surgeon told me I had dissolvable stitches so he didn't need to take them out
Told me I could wash my feet keep them elevated as much as possible just seem to have a lot of scabs on the cuts was expecting them to heal quicker.