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Hi I had my opp 3 weeks ago going well a bit of pain at night dissolving stitches but still have pin in second toe really nervous about getting it on is it painful has everyone used crutches the whole time 

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    Hi I am 3 weeks too. Only use crutches now if out assurgeon said that don't reLly do much as had both feet done and only really make others around aware so they don't knock you. I was in a bit of pain after I had bandages changed but settling down now and walk around house using outer parts of feet. Hope that helps x
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    Hi.  I ve had both feet done in last year with second toe pinned both times.  The first time I caught it on duvet and pulled it out at 5 weeks.  Too fast to feel anything.  Second was was removed by doc and I honestly felt nothing.  It is so quick.  Didn t use crutches whole of the time.
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    Hi Elizabeth,  Don't about the pin, I had two  and had them removed 3 months after   the 2nd operation. Its called Falangial Metatarsal Reversal...I did have to have general anestesia though because they ahe to cut into the toe and clip some kind of muscle...important to begin physical therapy right away or the toe will stiffen up. If your doctor doesn't set it up for you, then do it yourself thru the Insurance asap. Might even try to et it set up before the removal. I ahd my surgery in 2004, they said it wouldbe a year before I feltnormal/like standon tippy toes, but took 3 years. Regardless of how young or strong you might be, you just ahe to take your timewith the healing, don't overdo it. Need to keep those feet elevated, with frozen peas orice on your instep. I never used crutches, I got around a lot better by walking on my heel with a walker. I think crutches are dangerous.  
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    So, please don't ry to rush it...Don't want to do damage because repairis worse then the original operation. You will be ok...just takes time.  clairissabelle - my pins were inside of the toe, sounds like yours were sticking out..We are all different, main thing is to takeour time and let it heal properly,.This is not the time to be tough and don't be afraid to ask for help. Thismight be the time to rest and catch up on other things that you can do while sitting and elevating those feet.

     

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    Hi Elizabeth,

    I don't know much about pins because I've had screws in mine. The crutches I only used for the first few days but then found it easier walking on the sides of my feet. Got pretty used to that actually. Didn't attempt the stairs with them at all. Just used my bottom all the time. I would advise using them outside though more so that others are aware of your feet as you pass by like Paula said.

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      Jazzy, I'm sorry, I had screws (not pins) Someone else mention pins so I just went along with that. I had a screw in each big toe. I'm glad to hear you can use crutches, I borrowed someones walker so I could lean on it and it worked real well. Idea is to not put to much pressure on the feet, you just have to do what works best. Good luck..

       

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