Toes hurting 8 weeks post op bunionectomy

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I had bunionectomy 8 weeks ago. I developed a neuromas under my pinky toe. However today all of my toes (except my big toe) are hurting. Deep throbbing pain deep where the toes insert into the foot. No swelling.

The ball of my foot under my pinky and 3rd toe are still very tender when I walk barefoot. 

Has anyone experienced this?

Any recommendations?

I'm elevating and icing but thought I'd be pretty much healed by now. 

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    Hi. It takes time im afraid.   I had both  feet done the beginning of December and my toes and sides  of my feet still ache especially in the evening   However each week they feel a bit better than the previous week.  It can take between six and twelve months for total healing.  Will be worth it in the end.   Good luck 
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    Iv got problems x still got what feels like kneedling under my foot x feel like it’s scraping when I move my toes x and sharp pain just intermittently x it takes my breath way x and I cannot walk far x then it feels like my foot is not my own ??? I hope u feel better soon x I had mine done on the 2nd of jan x. Sandra 
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      Hi Sandra. I still occasionally get shooting pains and I can’t properly bend my toes (eg when you crouch down) but they are getting more flexible   There’s still some numbness but I saw the surgeon last week for my three monthly check up and he said all was normal and discharged me so all is ok.   We just all need to remember to rest our feet still when we can.  Hope your recovery continues x
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    Can I ask if this forum is British or American?
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      I'm four weeks in. Had, instep fused and two toes realigned. I've two more weeks non. Then after x rays confirm its healing another six weeks with a pot and boot. I'm just hoping it's all worth it. I'd got to the point where I couldn't drive for more than twenty minutes. ( work and back is 15 minutes. ) I can't imagine ever getting pair of shoes to fit me unless I have the other foot done and I'm not sure I can do this again.

      How did you manage two men feet ?

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      Hi Kim. I think in some ways it’s easier having both feet done at the same time as it makes you rest them whether you want to or not   The first three to four weeks were really awful,especially week 3, but I don’t regret having them done now   I’m still in a size bigger pair of shoes but even with scars my feet look better because they are straighter as are my two toes that I had shortened and straightened.  Those two toes are now fat but straight which means I can actually get into shoes that my toes avoided me doing before.   I took photos of my feet before the op to remind me why I had the op in the first place and I kept looking at them when I was in real pain   This pain will go eventually whereas if I hadnt had it done, the pain would have got worse and my feet would have got uglier.  Just need to keep positive and make sure that even weeks and months after the op you rest them as much as you can x
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      Hi Laraine

      I took a photo too. When I sent a picture of my foot after the surgery to family and friends , they were horrified. I'd sent it because I thought it looked amazing!

      To be honest I've always had ugly feet. I never wanted anything done though until the pain was affecting my quality of life.Good luck with shoe shopping.

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      Hi Janet

      The people in US always seem to have a much more detailed knowledge of their needs and the treatment available. I was very grateful at the time that I didn't have to work out for myself my treatment or choose a doctor to carry it out.

      I've done far more research on having my bunions sorted than ever I did for the breast cancer.

      How are your feet?

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      Hi Kim, What a brave lady you are.  The bunion op will be a walk in the park (or not) by comparison. You are 4 weeks in I think? I am 11, its not been easy, the weather, not being able to drive,  etc, and no shoes to wear. I have been on 4 shopping trips for shoes and am seeing a market for post bunion op shoes?lol.No luck so far and hobbling into shops with tight shoes is not guaranteed to get the best service. My friends reckon 12 months before my foot recovers. we will see. Keep smiling.
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      Hi Janet

      Not brave at all. I cried when they told me what my foot needed. I had to remind myself of the bc.

      I am grateful that we have nhs though so I don't have to make the choices I just do as I'm told.

      So instead of " keep on swimming" I keep on hopping.

      Never been keen on shoe shopping. It's been a nightmare for years

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      Hi Kim, I still think you are brave having gone through the bc,  I didn't realise how big an operation this was going to be till after, and I didn't know how much ironmongery the consultant was going to put in till 2 weeks after surgery. I have 7 permanent screws and a plate, my foot is still very swollen and

      recovery has been so long. I need to go back to work to relieve the boredom, so need shoes I can walk in and chase students around smile?.

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      Hi Janet

      Do you teach? I do and I'm expecting to go back to work in July. Probably on reduced hours at first.

      We get full pay for six months so I have no intention of rushing back. Teaching as you know is not a job that involves much sitting down.

      The boredom is the hardest thing to deal with but I'm keeping busy knitting for a granddaughter due in a couple of weeks.

      My consultant was very good at explaining the "ironmungury" but I can't wait to see the x rays.

      Keep on hopping.

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      Hi Kim, Yes, I work with students with special needs, hence the running round after them, but the job is so rewarding.  Like you I am not rushing back, because as you said teaching is full on and not a sitting down job, but I do miss the kids. I also work half of the week in my business, I find its a good balance, the college is stressful and full on and my business is relaxing so I get the best of both worlds, I don't think I could teach full time now. Is this your first grandchild? how exciting! 

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