Bunion surgery After

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for anyone who has worries -

I'm 24 Years old, i had bunion surgery on both feet and my second toe in shortened on the 20th December 2018, the surgery went well, i had general, I was in the recovery room most of the afternoon, the first two weeks were the hardest, not being able to walk or get your feet wet. I had my first appoitment two weeks after the surgery which was to take the stitches out and take the bandages off, also to clean the wound, they dont put bandages back on your feet after this.

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    hi

    i had both feet done in november but during the surgery the bone on one foot fractured around the screw so i had to wear an air boot for the last three weeks - stopped wearing on weds and able to weight bear on both feet for first time in 9 weeks! my feet ache if i do too much how soon did yours stop aching and swelling since youre 3 weeks ahead of me? not many people have both done so its difficult to find answers!

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      hello, ouch that does sound painful!

      after 4 weeks my feet stopped swelling, but when walking on them they do swell like balloons and stay like that for a day or so, and i have a lot of pain still, thursday 31st january will be my sixth week and im still in agony and on crutches!, Its healing slowly, i think if i had one foot done i wouldnt want the other one done after! so i had both done

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    hi

    i had both feet done in november but during the surgery the bone on one foot fractured around the screw so i had to wear an air boot for the last three weeks - stopped wearing on weds and able to weight bear on both feet for first time in 9 weeks! my feet ache if i do too much how soon did yours stop aching and swelling since youre 3 weeks ahead of me? not many people have both done so its difficult to find answers!

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    hi

    i had both feet done in november but during the surgery the bone on one foot fractured around the screw so i had to wear an air boot for the last three weeks - stopped wearing on weds and able to weight bear on both feet for first time in 9 weeks! my feet ache if i do too much how soon did yours stop aching and swelling since youre 3 weeks ahead of me? not many people have both done so its difficult to find answers!

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    Hi all,

    Thought I'd join in the fun. Early days to say I'm a success story but anything positive on this journey is hard to find so I hope this helps.

    I'm 51 and had R scarf procedure and akin osteotomy on Jan 15th so 3 weeks post op today.

    I'm a nurse but in renal, not done orthopaedic since 1987! I was diligent in my 2 weeks bed rest (toes above nose height most of the time) at 2 week check the surgeon said this was why I had minimal swelling, bruising and pain.

    I used analgesia as prescribed whether needed or not as waiting for it to break through makes it harder to treat but only paracetamol and ibuprofen, pain was a max 1/10 as a result.

    I'm now heel weight bearing with crutches if needed for 4 wks then due x-ray and review. I'm to take a trainer/shoe with me to try on if bone healed enough. then the hard work starts.

    I still ice and elevate most of the time because I'm determined to get the best result as my hobby is mountain walking and I'd be devastated if I lost that. Best guess is driving early March and back to work mid March but on a phased return.

    I'm now starting to manually mobilise the toe which I must confess I hate because it feels scary even to me as a nurse. It gives me the heebee geebees!

    Hardest part has been the numb bum and stiff lower back which is already rubbish from a back injury.

    Hope this is useful, sorry to rattle on!

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