Where do you feel pain/discomfort exactly when using foot?

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Hi all......Now 4 weeks in and am still heel/sidewalking in a post op shoe. The discomfort I get is mainly on bottom of foot just below the operated toes. Am able to be on feet up to 20 mins or so before it starts hiurting. Where is your pain/discomfort in the foot?

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    Hi.. I am almost one week in and now my pain is when I get up and use crutches because I cant put any pressure on foot-the pressure goes to my foot and it feels like its about to explode and I have to rush to elevate. 
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      I still get that sometimes Nanie....less so now than in the 1st week or 2.  If my foot has been elevated for a long time I try to remember to do a few air knee bends/pumps to get the blood flowing somewhat before I put it down.  Seems to help.  smile

       

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    Hello Rena, I am now week 8 post op and I know what you are referring to. In my case the pain seemed to be related to swelling on the bottom of my foot underneath the toes. I think it was because it was swollen there so it seemed to be due to pressure from putting weight on it.

    I am pleased to say this has now passed and I no longer seem to have swelling at that place. I am now walking about much more normally and can wear sneakers etc as per normal. The only pain I am now having is soreness in my big toe from walking around. Hang in, it does get better quite quickly from my experience.

    I have been having physio twice a week and that has made a big difference and now have much more flexibility in my toes. I wondered why it is not routinely offered and my physio told me it is because there aren't that many exercises that can be given for the toes. I am doing a lot of ankle strengthening exercises which seems to be helping my feet in general.

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      Thank you for that Beth.  Indeed it is the swelling in my case as well and so happy to be able to share with others who have had same.  Thanks for the encouragement !  BTW....am fully planning to ask for physio when the time comes !

       

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    Hi my pain is in my heel ! It feels like tiny splinters , also the arch of my foot is painful I'm 4 weeks post op , still in my boot , I see consultant next week and he says I will hopefully be out of it then 
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      Is that perhaps from all the abnormal heel walking we are doing?  I get foot cramps sometimes in that foot and am pretty sure it's from the strain of walking so abnormally.

       

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      I think it is the boot as it makes one leg longer than the other ,  pressure is being put on other foot as well , I have pain in the other foot too because I have bunion on that one ! Hopefully it will all settle down once we can rid the boot 
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    Hi Rena,

    Although I am going to 9 months after the operation of my toes. I still feel the pain when I used to walk and stand for more than an hour. The discomfort is more on below the operated toe. As I have flat feet I also feel the pain under my heel.

    I can still see the cut from the x-ray during my follw up after 6 months. Oh..its a very long recovery one.

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      Hi Sulamansiti.  I am now 10 weeks post op and the pain on the bottom of my foot has greatly decreased.  It is still somewhat swollen under the big toe joint where all the surgical action took place and under the 2nd toe where the hammertoe was corrected, but it does not bother me enough to prevent full heel to toe action which is steadily improving.  I also have flat feet but using an off the shelf orthotic has greatly helped with taking pressure off the area.  Do you wear an orthotic?
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