Pain in heel

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I am 5 weeks post op (one foot), and have started walking in my walking cast, sometimes with a cane.  My bunion area doesn't seem to be hurting, but I feel tremendous sensitivity and pain on the bottom of my heel when I walk.  Does anyone know if that is normal?  Thank you.

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    Hi Joyce

    I am only 11 days post op and so no experience of 5 weeks.  What I do think however is that after that length of immobility you will likely feel all sorts of aches and pains all over your body.  Build up your activity gradually and if necessary take a few pain killers.  I am sure it will get better soon. Just think what it is like when you go to the gym for the first time.  Hurts like #### but does get better and you feel better for it eventually.

    Hope you r recovery goes well

     

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      Thank you so much deni for your encouragement. Yes, I believe it's probably the poor foot just starting to walk again.  It's so interesting how we all know when we had the surgery down to the day, and I'm sure, the hour.  Take care and I know you'll be feeling better soon.
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    Hi Joyce yes I had pains in my heel and also arch if foot for couple of weeks at that stage not sure if it's just stretching the tendons or walking in an alien way that caused it but it did pass . Pains and aches seem to come and go in all kinds of areas that you wouldn't associate with a bunion op but think it's all normal in the recovery process. Take care
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      I really appreciate your reply, daren.  That's what so wonderful about this site.  My husband says, "ask your doctor", but my doc has never had the surgery himself, and I can't keep calling or texting him with every little ache, as you well know. Everyone on this site has either had it or is preparing to do so.  Thank you.
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