Tingling and numbness in foot after minimal invasive surgery

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Hi all. This is my first post, I have been reading a lot of your discussions and it seems a really good place to get information. I had keyhole (MIS) surgery on my foot just over two weeks ago. Towards the end of the two weeks the dressings were driving me mad, they were so tight and felt like they were digging in. Also my foot felt alternatively very cold or very hot and swollen. I do suffer with my circulation and now I have had the dressings off I'm finding a lot of tingling and numbness in my foot and even ankle , my foot is very bruised and swollen, quite purple and I'm finding it hard to walk properly on my toe so am walking on the edge of my foot. I have read so many reports of this surgery being so easy and pain free but I'm not finding this at all. When i saw the consultant at two weeks he barely had time to even look at my foot and gave me no advice. Does my foot sound normal after this surgery especially the tingling ? thank you

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    Two weeks is still pretty fresh surgery and the swelling, pain and other issues are common. elevate and ice. keep foot above the heart.

    as for your ankle, make sure you move it in circles and extended and flex it multiple times a day. I found doing this when my foot or ankle hurts, relieves a lot of the pain and stiffness.

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      I was told by the doctor to move ankle and have been going to PT. I have three screws and had a very large degree of deviation to my bones. The second toe was also moved and have neuromas between my second and third toe and 4th and 5th toes which I had surgery on before but failed. They were hoping by fixing the bunion it would free up the other toes but no luck.

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    If you can walk at all after two weeks, you are very lucky. I could not walk and was not allowed to walk for 6 weeks after surgery. But again, my surgery was not minimally invasive.

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      i half wish i had the traditional surgery as with this at two weeks the dressings came off and you are expected to put a shoe on and walk. i feel very left to get on with it without much help and it feels too rushed. . But everyone else who has this surgery seems to be driving and back to normal so quickly.!!

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      the only difference is they don't make the big cut down the foot. All you read on line is how pain free it is and how everyone was driving and back at work in a week etc. My experience us nit the same!!

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