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I had left metatarsal osteotomy and akin osteotomy 3 weeks ago. Discharged with huge padded dressing and velcro wedge shoe and instructed to use crutches at first and gradually increase weight bearing. Pleasantly surprised at first, managed with little pain relief after first week. Had initial dressing removed after 2 weeks, foot looked good, well healed but stitches not disolved yet. Another huge padded dressing applied by the surgeon, and told to keep on for further four weeks and to wear wedge shoe at all times, crutches just to aid balance. Some days virtually pain free, but then suddenly have odd days when pain is quite severe, sometimes shooting pains, today just feels very bruised over side of joint. Is this usual, - am I perhaps doing too much on the good days, The very hot weather hasn't really helped as the foot swells up inside the dressing which is very uncomfortable.
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