Week 2

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Hi it will be 2 weeks tomorrow since my surgery to remove bunion on my right foot. I'm still getting twinges on operation site and across top of foot is this normal?? The twinges come and go and only last seconds but do make me catch my breath sometimes.

My stitches are coming out can anyone tell me what to expect afterwards will I still be getting twinges?

And at the risk of sounding like a woose will it hurt when stiches are being taken out?


Con x

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    Hi Connie,

     I had an op 5 weeks ago and had the stitches out after 12 days.  Our local nurse took them out and there were only a couple of times I felt anything and that was only a tiny little prick - nothing painful.  Hope yours goes ok when they come out.

    I still get "twinges" too.  They seem to affect different parts of the foot and range from a feeling like it is bruised on top to a nerve pain at the top of the big toe.

    They say that everyone recovers differently from the op so as long as it's not too painful and the wound is nice and clean I wouldn't worry too much.  Good luck.


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    I am 4 and a half weeks post bunion surgery. I had a minimally invasive procedure (MICA) on both feet and hammer toe correction on the right foot.my stitches were dissolvable. However, I have had bunions done before (albeit 40 years ago) which did have stitches to be removed. Removing the  stitches should not hurt if they are ready to come out.

    i have had some limited pain but this has not been significant. However, over the last couple of days one foot has started hurting more. I was told that I should be able to re-do the tape around my big toe thy

    t was out around itto keep it in position but I don't seem to be able to do this without it being uncomfortable. Unfortunately, the nurse at my GPs had cut off the previous one before telling me that she did not have any tape to re-do this! Great! Wondering if the lack of tape over the last couple of days is likely to be the cause? The toe seems to be pulling upwards  this is becoming irritating and a bit painful. I don't seem to be able to move my big toes either. Again, wondering if this is normal? Feet seem to be a bit more swollen than they have been. Perhaps because I am on my feet a bit more? Thank you to those of you who have said that whilst they thought that their toes looked less straight after a couple of weeks but that this was due to swelling. Hope that this is true for me too. Don't go back to the clinic for 10 days. Wondering if I should ring them up? Looking forward to being able to not have to wear post operative shoes! 

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    What does your foot look like after 5 weeks? Has the swelling started to go down? Are you getting around more easily? Did you have one or both feet done? Do they both look the same? Loads of questions , I know, sorry!
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      Hi Karen

      My foot seems to swell up if I stand for too long so I've been doing what I have to a little at a time and resting the foot in between.  I'm definitely getting around a lot easier although I think I was too confident last week as I nearly tripped over myself and hurt my ankle (mind you this boot thing is getting the blame for that since it's so awkward to get around in - I've tried wearing something with a little heel on the other foot but that doesn't seem to help much).  

      I don't get to see the surgeon until more than 7 weeks after the op but have been told that I can "start coming out of the boot" after 6 weeks:  definitely looking forward to that.

      i've been told that I will need the other foot done eventually but I think I will have to give it a wee while in between operations so that my husband can recover fully from this one, lol.  

      Wising everyone a one a good and speedy recovery, Paula

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