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I would appreciate any advice that anyone has to offer. I had the scarf and akin procedure undertaken on my left foot in May 2015. The surgery was performed by an NHS orthopaedic surgeon. I had a preexisting hammer toe of my second toe. Following surgery, the advice was two weeks non weight bearing, foot elevation and pain relief. To be honest the pain wasn't too bad. I was then advised to heel walk in a flat surgical shoe for 6-8 weeks. I wasn't offered physio, crutches or exercises. After 12 days I saw the surgeon and the dressing was removed. There are three screws in the big toe that are permanent. He said the wound was healing nicely and to wear a foot splint for 12 weeks, he would review me again in 12 weeks. My problem is my big toe and 2nd toe do not touch the floor, I have a massive gap between the big and second toe. I am experiencing a stretching pain under the second toe, which is a great discomfort. My big toe is numb, but I did expect this. The ball of my foot is swollen and bruised. There doesnt appear to be signs of infection. I am now six weeks post op and I feel despondent that my foot looks more disfigured than pre surgery, more painful. It isn't possible to put on my usual wide fit shoe, I feel like my foot would break as it is so rigid if I tried to put on the shoe. HELP is this normal or do I need to ask for a review, I dont want to be a wimp
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