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I had a bunionectomy and second toe straightened and fused back in October. For the last couple of months, I've experienced pain on top of the foot just below the second toe where the tendons were released.This seemed to start after I'd tried a very gentle slow jog which, at 4 months, I now realise was pushing it and not a good idea (just a few 10 - 20 second slow bursts, honestly). I saw physio after a few weeks of pain and was told that, if it persisted after 6-8 weeks, I'd need to be referred back to the consultant and I'm now waiting for an appointment.
Just wondering if anyone else has had this sort of problem.
I massage the area frequently which doesn't really bring any noticeable relief. It feels quite hard, bumpy and sore to massage but physio said it seemed fine to them and that massaging would help. The pain is generally worst first thing in the morning and later in the day and there are times when I wake in the night and resort to Ibuprofen gel or paracetamol which can help reduce the discomfort. Clenching my toes is particularly painful. The pain is mostly st the base of the fused toe but also into some of the other toes. My main exercise is walking the dog, usually one 20 to 30 minute walk and one 50 minute to 1hour 15 minute walk a day.
Has anyone else experienced this sort of pain at this stage of their recovery?
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