I had the same operation on July 13th and I am 47 years old. I didn't have much pain at all 3 days after the surgery. My toe joint is still stiff and my doctor said it will be about 3 months before I have full use of the joint, but the pain from the bone spurs is gone. The first 3 days after surgery I kept my foot elevated and kept ice on the foot. I wear only flat shoes and plan to do that for about 3 months until a bit of swelling over the joint goes down. My doctor also told me that swelling is normal for about 6 weeks. Some discomfort is to be expected and go easy on the affected foot and try not to do too much walking on it. I don't have any pain at all when I walk wearing flat shoes. Good luck!
Posted By Lisa Fox on August 05, 2004 at 13:37:53:
In Reply to: chieloctomy
posted by sue barker on July 20, 2004 at 05:05:28:
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