1 week post OP Bunionectomy, and hammertoe correction

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hi all I am new here I am a week post OP having a hallux valgus Chevron osteotomy and hammertoe correction I realize he had to cut through nerves etc... but at night when I try to sleep my foot wakes me up feeling so numb that it burns and only have it at night anyone else? if so why and can I do anything to prevent it

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    I had my surgery 10 months ago and I will never forget how bad that feeling was. BURNING, numb cold pain so bad I was convinced my foot was damaged for life. I lost feeling slightly between the first and middle toe but very minor. The pain your describing lasted 5-6 weeks for me. It does get better over time. Keep the foot elevated and with ice when needed. It takes a long time to heal, my foot still randomly swells but is getting better everyday. My surgeon said it takes a full year to recover.

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    it'll be the nerves repairing themselves...

    i've had 5 foot operations and remember to well the feeling....

    I kept up with taking paracetomol and ibuprofen for the first 2 weeks and

    elevated my foot for the best part of the day...

    Remember your foot has had a bit a battering but the feeling will pass.

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    Thanks guys for your input I am just so frustrated with it I am exhausted and cant sleep for more than an hour at a time because of this burning sensation it almost feels like it is asleep and so numb it hurts!

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    Hello...I'm two weeks out and just had my stitches remove on Friday...I too experince the burning and numbness and tingling also..So I call my doctor and he sent in a prescription of Neurotin for that...He also told me the reason why I was having the issues is because I had a ankle block and some people get nerve damage after having the block...The meds work but for me I couldnt take it long because I was getting sick off...But your feet will start too feel better each and everyday...I have been weight bearing for a week but can only walk on my heels and outer edge of my op shoe....My doctor also said I can now get my foot wet but can't stand so I went out and brought a new shower head with a long cord where I can sit in the bathtub and shower that way...Its a little weird but it works better then bird baths...Just continue too elevate your feet and I time your start too feel like a normal person...Take care!

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