Hi, I'm 2 weeks into recovery after mtp joint fusion,

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I'm getting on great, went to have my dressing removed today and I forgot to ask if I need to keep wearing the heal bearing shoe at night? Can anyone advise me?

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    Hi Helen

    Glad you are healing well.

    I don't you need to wear it at night . I never wore my shoe in bed , not even the first week.

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    Hi. I never wore mine at night either...too heavy!
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    Hi Helen

    I've never worn mine either unless im actually walking. Never been told to wear other than that. A bit worried now incase i should have been.

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    Lol, the nurse told me I had to wear it at night but the physio said no so I just kept it on as I'm a bit of a fidgit and thought it would protect it more, just feels horrid now with no bandage for comfort. Helen
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    I went today for dressing removed, it's week three.  I was told to keep wearing the wedge shoe for a few more weeks.
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    In bed I propped mine up on pillows and made a little nest to protect it and thick walking sock but underneath had a soft white cotton sock which I put over a layer of moisturiser. Keep crutches and wedge shoe next to bed.

    you need to be sure it doesn't flop forward but this not too much if an issue if you keep ankle rotations up to keep ankle strength.

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    Everyone's is different. I have 2 screws on the base of my foot and a staple in my big toe. I was told to wear my walking boot for 1 week after I got my bandage off just in case.

    Hope this helps

    Good luck

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    No way!!! I didn't even wear it the first night! Too heavy and put my foot in a lot of pain! You'll feel so much better with it off
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