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I had a lapidus bunionectomy March 10th. I have my third post op appt tomorrow morning where my doc will take xrays to ensure the screws in my foot haven't backed out and my bones have continued to heal. I was put in a big, black boot about a month ago now after being in a cast and splint for 6 weeks and was told I could partially weight bear on my heel only and to begin range of motion exercises for my big toe because it was stiff as heck. I was getting cold laser therapy after I got out of the cast and it has helped with the swelling and pain and overall healing. My big toe is able to bend up at about a 70 degree angle or so? I unfortunately didn't really focus on bending it down. My other three toes also don't bend down and my second toe joint hurts a little when I bend it upward, probably due to the proximity to my big toe.
I was just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with recovering from this type of bunion surgery? I'm really nervous to put weight back on my foot and to go to physical therapy even though I know it'll help a lot in the long run. I also have to get my other foot done and it'll be the same procedure. My doc told me it'll be about six months apart but I feel like with how much I depend on my good foot for everything, my foot won't be recovered that much by the six month mark. I'm also in the military and not sure how it will affect me in the long term. Any insight? Thanks!
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