I had a hallux valgus and Akins proceedure 13 weeks ago

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I am still experiencing swelling and soreness if I stand for too long or walk for too far, is anyone else in the same boat?

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    Hi,

    I am exactly the same. I will be 13 weeks tomorow and still suffer from swelling and aches and pains if I do too much. I also had surgery on two toes.

    We went away for a holiday a few weeks ago and when I returned home my foot was extremely swollen. Even my ankle and the bottom of my leg was swollen. I think I did far too much walking and the flight probably made it worse. It has gone down quite a lot but I still find it difficult to find any shoes which are comfortable. I have found the compression socks quite good for reducing the swelling and ice and elevation. It is certainly a long road to recovery. Lets hope that it will be worth it in a few more months. My foot certainly tell me who is in charge !

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    Hi, I had my procedure on 12th December 14 on one foot only, the three pins have been left in and I have just started some physio treatment to alleviate the discomfort in my thigh and calf which I have been told is the adjustment my body is making in the way I walk, plus compression of a sciatic nerve, I still roll my foot though!

    I  have started walking again but only for 30 minutes a day and the ache is fine if I wear trainers or Clarks Brogue shoes (so pleased they are back in fashion) but if I wear flip flops or other shoes without my half orthotics (which make my back ache) then I am in pain and my foot still swells and aches. I am due to have the other bunion removed in September and as Christine said, your foot tells you when you have done too much but it is such a long recovery process that patience is the only answer. It will get better and your feet will look so much prettier that it is going to be worth it.

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      Hi Sandra

      So sorry you are suffering too. Thank you for your encouragement to be patient, I know you are right. I too am wearing brogues and find them not too uncomfortable, although my walking boots are probably the most comfortable.

       

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    I had mince on 6/1 and still suffering swelling, CRPS stiffness in big toe and burning sensations. Physio is helping and you need to be positive or this recovery can really drag you down.  I am not great at practising what I preach but this forum has been a great support.

    you are not alone. We are all sat at home massaging and soaking our aching feet and wondering what the future holds for recover and footwear options! 😱😀😜😎

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    Yes I bought mine from Boots. One tub does not go very far as you are supposed to put about a cupful of the salts into a foot bath so I had to go back and buy a large tub last week

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    Hello, I had the same procedure, plus lapidus procedure. (Screws on top of foot) to prevent from coming back.

    So, I too about 13 weeks and still have swelling around big toe. It's so puffy that if I was to Stand bare foot, it tilts toward one side. (Pinky toes) it hurt so bad some days I can barley stand it. The answer to Epson salt helping, Yes! Yes it does. I find that it make my foot feel so relaxed I don't even want to walk. By you wan to me it soak for at least 15min.

    It's a long progress. It will take a long, long time, I figure. I thought I was doing so well and was walking all the time. Then one day it hurt so bad I was forced to keep I up for a few days.

    So frustrating!! ;

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