8 Weeks Double Bunion Op

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Hi everyone, 

I had both feet done the beginning of April '17. I done everything I was told (and more). Around 2 weeks in, I went to use the toilet (very short distance) and felt something "move" in my left foot. It was a very weird feeling and only caused a small bit of pain. I went straight back to bed and put my feet back up on the 2 pillows. A few days later I went to the hospital to have the bandages removed, and as I was so relieved just to have my feet soaked in warm water that I forgot to mention the "move" incident. Last Thursday I went for my review and x-rays and was hoping to be rid of the orthapedic shoes I had worn for the last 7 weeks, only to be told that my left big toe still had a fracture in the bone. I now am wearing a slip on trainer type shoe on my right foot and a big grey "robo-cop" boot on the left foot for the next 4 weeks. I don't have any extra pain in the left foot - only the usual sharp stabbing pains every now and again which is quite normal (apparently) and that is in both feet. I was allowed back to work after 3 weeks (after some haggling with the consultant) on the condition I was took to and from work and had my feet elevated throughout the day (which I did). I have hardly had any proper swelling in my feet and was told that this was testament to how good I  had looked after them after

the operation.

Has anyone experienced anything similar to the above. 

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    I was told after my visit that mine had worsened and that I needed to be sure to wear the boot always . Next visit it was ok. Unfortunately I'm 5 months out and still in pain.

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    Wow, you seem to have done extremely well! I only had one bunion done but my toe sticks up and I still have some pain and discomfort walking. With this kind of op I think it's a waiting game. Did you excercise you toes using elastic bands? Maybe I haven't done enough of that.

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      No, I haven't had any physio yet, not until 14th June. My toes are still quite stiff so I believe the physio will help, not sure about my fractured toe though. I do't think they will touch it just yet as the fracture is right across the toe. You're right, it is a waiting game, just gutted about wearing the big boot for another 4 weeks. Hope things go well for you soon.

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    Oh poor you. After my 6 week xray I was told my foot hadn't healed properly and needed another 3 weeks in my shoe. I was gutted. Anyway after those extra 3 weeks so 9 weeks in the shoe in total I was xrayed and it had healed OK. Good luck and be careful. X

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      Thanks, when I go back to the hospital, it will be a total of 11 weeks so I am keeping my fingers crossed. The only worrying thing is is that the fracture is right across the toe and it looks like the bone has "slid" so it is hanging over more on one end. One thing is that there is no extra pain with it, just the normal "twinges". After reading your post it has made me feel a little more positive. So pleased you are healing good.

       

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    Did anybody have the big toe fusion here out of curiousity?
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