Bunion Surgery and big toe fusion

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Hi All.

I had a big toe fusion 5 weeks ago, and a bunion removal.  I tried to walk in the boot last night after being on the knee cart for 5 weeks, my leg is very weak and when i added pressure my whole foot had a zing like electricity zapped it? Does anyone else have this issue? does it go away, and is there an excersise i can do to get the strength back in my leg?

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    Yep zinging is normal , I think it's all the

    Muscles and tendons trying to function again and I am sure during surgery nerves get touched causing this horrible zinging!

    It will get better the more u allow your foot to do normal movements .

    Best of luck

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    I had my bunions removed 2 1/2 weeks ago and I have had to walk in the specialised boots, provided by the hospital, allowing me to get around on my heels. I haven't experienced any pain in my feet, apart from one instance, when I was asleep. It was enough to wake me up and you describe it really well - yes! A zing! I wondered whether I'd moved my foot inappropriately, but from what Kim, in a previous post says, I think that it may be quite normal :-). Reassuring to know that I hadn't done something to cause it. Hope you're not too uncomfortable..... Take care.

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    I am having the same surgery after the first of the year.  I will have physical therapy after the boot comes off.  I think you probably need some PT at this time.  I'm surprised your doctor hasn't suggested someone for you to see.

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    Why were you using a knee cart instead of crutches which would have helped you heaps more by slightly putting your foot to the ground whilst wearing the boot? Your not ready to put full pressure on your foot for the time being. Please take it easy, not rushing things. Also you have to be careful of nerve damage. Good luck!!!
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