PLEASE HELP!!!! Is this normal after bunion surgery?

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I had bunion surgery 9 days ago and the pain from the start was very minimal. I thought I got off pretty easy UNTIL today! I have started getting these sharp stabbing pains where my bunion used to be. I also had my big toe fused and I am getting a sharp pain an numbing feeling under my big toe and the numbing as I speak is going to the rest of my toes and it went up to my knee and went away as fast I wrote this. What is that sharp pain though where my bunion was? It comes and goes and it is very sharp like someone is cutting into my foot?

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    Hi,

    it it is normal, I’m 11 weeks today and have been woken by pain in the bunion site, it happens on a regular basis. From what I can gather it’s part of the healing process.

    gail

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    I am certain this is totally normal, (I’ve had both feet done) the little sharp pains and numbness is all the little nerves knitting back together that had to be cut during surgery, you will feel this for a while, as long as you follow your doctors advice of resting, pain killers, applying ice etc it should get better eventually, however if you feel worried I suggest you contact your doctor for some reassurance 😊 x

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    Oh bless you yes it is normal. I've had both bunions done but it was minimally invasive under local and sedation. I had those horrible sharp sore stabbing pains but where my big toe nail is which was odd. It is just the nerves etc knitting back together. It's a fairly big up where they are cutting through lots of bones and nerves. I had my first bunion done 2 years ago and along where my bunions used to be is quite sensitive not painful though just feels a bit odd. Happy healing and you'll be fine it takes many many weeks to start feeling normal again.

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    I had mine done 28/4/17 and I got a lot of numbing in my bid toe and stiffness 

    Just keep it elevated as much as you can and as soon as your aloud ,rub voltaran and hydroids cream onto scares and side of toe it helps with healing and scar tissue,start exercising your toes ( bending up & down) .After 8 months I couldn’t stand the heat in my foot (exstream) it was because my body rejected the screws so he took them out bar 1  I had in toe next to big toe all good still a it of stiffness but getting there 

    Good luck Shannon

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      Thank you Shirley for responding. I hope my body doesn't reject them! I am going back to work as soon as I can. Well I guess if that does happen there is nothing I can do but accept it right. I am just worried about the sharp pain I am getting where my bunion used to be. Did you experience that?

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      Yes it’s normal Gillian said it all ,everything is time ,and I’m not saying everybody is allergic to the screws but I was .take care Shirley 
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    Hi Shannon,

    Yes this is normal. The damaged nerves are just trying to connect back to one another. This should subside with time. However, I heard it is normal to get a random shock every now and then up to a year. 

    I am 6 weeks post op.

    Chelsea

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