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I am now much more mobile and driving an automatic so I am getting outmuch more, which is great. I started swimming and have found this really helpful for getting back in shape after lounging around for so long. I have been 5 times in the last 8 days but only for 20 mins each time so nothing strenuous. I still elevate my leg for big chunks of time when possible and put it up for the evening once I'm home.
I am mainly wearing sandals with adjustable straps and a padded bottom or crocs but if I'm going somewhere crowded I wear my old Velcro Shoe and take a crutch to fend people off! I'm trying to walk 'normally' though not always sucessful! I have three things concerning me...
1. Every morning I have a really uncomfortable tight tendon feeling all the way up from my heel to the back of my knee, it has me hobbling around for a while until I can streatch it enough to stop being uncomfortable - a few minutes usually. I haven't read of anyone else having this so am wondering if its normal part of recovery?
2. I am getting all kinds of other aches and pains up my spine/back and even at the base of my skull, I presume it is my body getting realigned to the new foot position? (but not sure)
3. My big toe seems to be able change direction from really straight to almost where it was before the op. This happens at different times of the day and possibly due to how much walking or what footwear I have on or if its swollen- but either way it seems loose!!! shoult I wear a toe spacer. Has anyone else had this?
I was thinking I should get some physio but not sure if it will really make a difference, especially as I can't affford to spend money unnessessarily...
Thank you, Bunion Free people for you help!
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