Re: post-bunionectomy recovery

I am asking the same question. I recently had a bilateral bunionectomy with osteotomy and two hammer toes corrected. I have a hard cast. I was xrayed at 10 days and 25 days. I used a wheelchair for the first 25 days. At day 25 the doctor has allowed me to walk or use crutches. The hard foot cast has not yet been removed.

It is uncomfortable to walk right now. My feet feel a little sore.

: Dear Doctor,

: I recently had a bunionectomy, where the big toe was broken, realigned and a permanent pin put in place. I am now 10 days into my recovery and still find the foot too tender to put much weight on it. I am in a post-surgical "boot" and although my doctor said I would probably be able to walk on the heal of the boot to get around, I am finding it too painful without crutches. Is this unusual or am I just not tolerating the pain well? When might it be a reasonable expectation where I should be able to bear weight and ditch the crutches. I do use my heal to balance and I am trying to apply some weight. Thanks for your imput, I appreciate it.

Posted By NZINGA on December 30, 2003 at 20:44:03:

In Reply to: post-bunionectomy recovery posted by Patty T. on December 25, 2003 at 17:04:56:

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