hallux valgus and pins in 2 toes.

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7 weeks post op.when do u stop taken ibrufon?i feel okay but my hip is very sore 2day trying 2 walk without shoe and think im putting 2 much weight 2 the left side the foot my bunion got done.i have took a tramadol so that i can get a good nights sleep.going 2 go swimming 2morro and doing wee walks every day.my toes are so tight and not much movement yet in the toes that had pins in them.going 2 have 2 be patient.hope u are all on the mend and having a nice summer.weather is good here in scotland.take care.

 

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    Mary,

    hope u will get to a better place soon. foot surgery is so painful so keep UR foot up & iced 3-5 times every 6 hrs. Icing really help keep the swelling down less swelling =less pain..

    you'll be dancing the jig in no time.

    healing prayers sent UR way.

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      thank  4 the advice,i dont know if i will be dancing the jig lol but every day there is a improvement.i will try the ice and c how it goes.hope every 1 i healing we.

       

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    Hi Mary sounds like you are doing really well!! My hip also went through a sore time when I started walking more & compensating with good leg. Don't worry I am 11 weeks now & walk almost normally & hip no longer sore. The aches & pains in foot get less & less so you may be able to stop painkillers soon but as you get out walking etc more & using the foot you will get lots of strange little aches &'pains in all different parts of the foot. Also the swelling will still come & go but be sensible with rests when needed & soon goes. Do you exercise your big toe ? My surgeon told me to pull /push big toe gentlly back & forth to a comfortable ( or slightly further if you can)! Level for 5 mins twice a day & the movement is very good now!!! Your recovery sounds great & swimming &'walking will be good too - keep,positive & think how far you have come in just 7 weeks!! Hope all continues to go well for you!! 
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      thank you.im getting better every day.i will take ur advice,i wriggle my 2 toes that had the pins in them there is not much movement yet but it takes time.going back 2 gentle exercise next week and back 2 work in august.happy healin 2 every1.

       

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    Hi

    I am now day 8 post op after having both feet done. I only take 2 Nurofen once a day at bedtime. I do get pain but find I can reduce it by elevating my feet and using ice. I had to cut out the pain meds as they were making me feel sick but have found it easy to manage the pain by making sure that I totally relax my legs when they are elevated. I find that I tense my legs without realising but after using breathing techniques to relax the pain drops off significant. If this didn't help I use ice and after 15 minutes this usually does the trick. Before reducing meds pain was keeping me awake at night but now I find that the 2 tablets at bedtime see me through to morning. So I think try less meds and see if they are more effective when you really need them.

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      u were very brave getting the 2 of them done.i will get the other foot done in a couple of years,it wasnt as bad as my left foot.thanks 4 the advice,i will try it out.hope ur healing continues and u are back up on ur feet in no time.take care.

       

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      Not really brave, just didn't want to have two operations as that scared me more than the thought of recovering.  Hope you are getting a bit less pain each day now and will soon be recovered!

       

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    Hi Mary.

    If you need the ibuprofen then stop taling it.

    Re your hip.

    It has taken me a very ong time for my hip(s) to not ache. Once the shoe comes off and the crutches no longer needed the walking is then having to be re-learned and my hips ached a great deal. But it will get better but don't expect it to happen for a very long time. I'm7 months post-op and the very tops of mm]y legs stil ache as I'm having to get used to walkin with an un-bunioned foot. And the stance is so different. I still feel at times as though I'm walking 'round a corner'. But hang on in there as it will improve

    Good Luck.

    Gillian

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      thanks gillian 4 ur advice.my hip is really sore 2day so i have taken a tramadol 2 c if that helps and my toes are very tight 2day but i wil have days like that as u say.but it will get easier and im going back 2 light exercise cant wait.hope u are improving every day.happy healing.

       

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