Serious pain after Bunion surgery 8 months post op

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Hi everyone. I had a bunionectomy exactly almost 8 months ago. I had my bunion removed, and they also had to put a plate and screws in my mid foot as my joints were flexible, which went along with the surgery. all my check ups that I go in for my doctor says everything is healed just right and it all looks great. It doesn't feel great though. I cannot walk normal on my right foot. I'm getting a callus on the outside of my foot as I tend to walk more on the outside because it's too painful to put full pressure on the inside where surgery took place. It feels so painful, especially right on the ball of my foot. I still see some swelling as well. I am so concerned. I spoke with my doctor many times and this last time I did she said I just had tendonitis. I do not believe it is this. Has anyone else experienced pain 8 months post op? I am lost on what to do and am looking for any help or advice.

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    Hi, have they taken another x-ray so that you can see whether all is fine? Swelling can be that long, it is induvidual and can be helped by having lymphatic massages. But ask to have an x-ray done, post it and I show it to my boss. He is an orthopaeduc specialist and if I ask nicely he will take a look. Not normal to have pain and not normal for you to walk funny, swelling yes does take sometimes a long time. Hope that helped
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    I would go to a foot and ankle specialist, and get a second opinion recently I did the same thing and very thankful for my second opinion, he was very honest, I have the same problem, and I have hallux ridgidus or limitus goggle it, look at the symtoms and see what you think, good luck I am 6 mos post op, let me know how it goessmile Mary
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    If your surgeon is not going to give you helpful suggestions what to do about The tendonitis then it seems obvious you will have to seek another doctor that can help cos no matter what you seem to say to this guy he is not going to acknowledge your pain and frustration and you are flogging a dead horse . Time to rally the the troops and get some help , don't just take what you are being told if you are in pain do something about it or you will remain like this and only become worse , he is not in pain , you are , good luck

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    Heather, I had the same problem. After my bunion surgery I had pain 4 months out and found out the dr messed up.  I would get a second opinion, I can't hurt anything and you may find relief.
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    Heather i had a bunion surgery a little over a year ago and im having the same problems as you are.The podiatrist who did it told me the same thing.that it was healing good.I also have hyper mobility.I saw a different podiatrist who did x rays and told me im going to need at least 2 revison surgeries to fix this mess.I did alot of research and came to the conclusion that he did not take my hyper mobility into consideration.There are over 100 types of bunion surgery.if the surgeon dosen't address your hypper mobility before surgery.He has failed the standard of care...Thats what you have to prove in a law suit.Most lawyers wont take your case...Because its expensive,you have to have a expert witness.etc.Keep calling you will eventually find someone.Did the surgeon address your hyper mobility in his surgical notes???If not then he did not perform the correct surgery for you.Get your medical records.i am in so much pain i cant walk!!!!.Good luck!!!!
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      I understand you must have had the operation in the States. A podiatrist is not allowed to operate in the UK. There training is very different to that of a orthopaedic surgeon. Most orthopaedic surgeon will specialise after a while and would always take such important condition into consideration. Should this have happened in the UK you would also have the oppertunity to launch an official complaint at the GMC against this podiatrist. He has to be rigistered with a medical council who take things very seriously.
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