A 66-year-old female asked:
Foot remains numb 2.5 yrs after bunionectomy. could there be another reason than the surgery? currently have posterior knee & anterior lower leg pain
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Dr. Scott Keithanswered
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not likely.: If your foot was not numb before having bunion surgery and became numb immediately after the surgery, the chances are, the numbness is a direct result of the surgery. There is the possibility that any one of a number of other conditions could also play a role in either the foot numbness, subsequent leg pain or both. To remove all doubt, an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is a place to start.
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