7 weeks post toe fusion

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I had a big toe fusion on 16th January, I have rested it patiently and have been without pain for about three weeks. However, yesterday I started getting pain through the joint that was quite severe. I am due to have the cast removed this week, and a bit nervous of what to expect! Anyone else had similar recovery from this op? confused

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    I had big toe fusion on right foot last October. It seemed a slow recovery while still in the plaster. There was a lot of relief when the plaster came off with improvement as time went past. Now there is just a twinge now and again. 

    I had the left foot done 3 days ago after much thought was I doing the right thing. This time recovery from the op was much better and pain much less. 

    I hope you get some relief when your plaster comes off and in time you will be pain free. 

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      Thanks, yes I was prepared for a long recovery but just a bit concerned that pain restarted. You are very brave having your other foot done so soon! Good luck, I hope you feel better soon, one of the toughest things is keeping your spirits up. Thank goodness for books and sky boxsets haha!
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      Recovering well from the fusion 5 weeks ago. The plaster slipper comes off in 8 days time and I cant wait. I am walking with no problem, just a bit slower than usual. On the first foot I had done last October although still expect more improvement I am wearing my normal shoes. There is no movement in big toe so will not be able to wear high heels but I am happy with that. After suffering years of pain in both feet and limited in type of shoes to wear I am looking forward to the future. So pleased I had the surgery. 
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      I'm glad to hear your happy with your surgery.

      I had bilateral osteotomies 8 months ago for Hallux Rigidus and had nothing but trouble. Had revision surgery 8 weeks ago early days but living in hope rather than expectation.

      So think it is likely fusions down the road keep me informed with your progress as I've a real phobia of fusions although surgeons say it's a good operation .

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      Christine,

      Hope your well and looking coward to the removal of the cast. I am really waiting in anticipation to communicate with some one who has had a bilateral big toe fusion.

      Today I'm in so much pain I think I would bite someone's hand off for a fusion if it relieved the pain. Look forward to hearing from you.

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