foot cramps

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Hi 8 weeks post op.and my dr just told me I would be non-weight bearing on my foot for  another3 weeks because my metatarsal bone has not fused together where he put the screws anyway I just started having cramps underneath my foot and forgot to  tell my dr  anyone else had this?

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    I am 8 weeks post op after having both feet done and was due to see my surgeon today, but had to postpone as I couldn't get a lift to the hospital that day (public transport from where I live being impossible) so am now seeing him on the 20th. I haven't experienced any cramps but periodically my big toe joints get a bit stiff and numb. I find gentle massage helps. I cannot recall the medical term for the procedure I had, but suffice to say that my bunion was quite large and my metatarsals were gappng due to my big toes pointing towards my other toes. I know I have metalwork keeping it all together and I am keen to see my X-rays. I have been diligent in wearing the special shoes whenever I am standing and walking, except in the shower for the past two weeks when I stand but put the weight on my heels and sides of my feet - up until then I used a shower seat to perch on. Apart from the brief visit I had from the hospital physio to check that I could walk in the shoes and to be told to rotate my ankle periodically, I have had no other medical advice regarding dos and don'ts, so I hope that my common sense has seen me right on my recovery. I hope your bones fuse fully soon and that you can be free of the footwear. Good luck 😊
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    Oh yes.  I got awful foot cramps in the first while post surgery.  Couldn't stand on the foot so had to try to shake it out!  Awful  sad   Just recently I read on the internet that soap can help foot said to place a bar under the sheet to prevent  night cramps and hold in your hand for hand cramps.  I thought this was wild.  Then a couple of days later I got a cramp (in the non-operated foot which also has a small bunion) while in bed.  I hobbled to get a bar of soap, got back into bed and pressed my foot down on the bar.  I couldn't believe it but the cramp started to ease and was gone in about a minute !  Usually such night cramps get me up and walking around the house in pain for a good 5-10 minutes before they ease.  Have no idea if it was a fluke or not....but will surely try it again when needed.   ! Lol  BTW I'm now 7.5 months post-op and have not had a cramp in the operated foot in months whereas I used to get them frequently in that foot before surgery.  Hope this trick works for others !  smile
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