Doctor insights on:
Can You Lose Weight After Bunion Surgery
I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before I can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
It has been two years since I had bunion surgery. Why is my big toes still numb, lose my balance & have to wear socks year round, they are cold?
Permanent: Since it's been two years, I would suggest your observation is permanent. Were both bunions done because it sounds like your observation is going on in both feet? This could also be small vessel disease. That is a circulatory issue. Consult your local area podiatrist and ask if they do pad exam. This may not be related to the bunion surgery. ...Read more
Bunion surgery.: There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. Some involve bone cuts and screws. You'll be swollen for several weeks, but the post-op pain does not last that long. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: My recommendation is: if they bother you on a regular basis or... If it limits your activity, then surgery should be considered. Bunions are progressive problems....They don't get better, they only get worse. Meaning, you may be able to reduce the symptoms with better shoes, etc., but the structural deformity gradually gets worse. Dr l. ...Read more
Different: Everybody has a different pain threshhold. Clearly, a person with a higher pain tolerance will say post-op bunion surgery pain was quite managable. Another important factor is the surgical procedure performed. Some procedures are more involved and therefore have more post-op pain. Either way, your physician should give you the appropriate post-op pain medication based upon these 2 factors. ...Read more
Bunionectomy: Bunion surgery in general is very effective and has a high success rate in alleviating the symptoms associated with a bunion. There are numerous procedures that can be performed depending on the extent of the deformity. Make sure you see someone that performs these surgeries frequently. If you follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions you will have a better outcome. ...Read more
See below: It is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rest and relax: Depending on the procedure you may be able to walk after the surgery, but keep it at a minimum. The amount of pain following bunion surgery may vary depending on how well you take care of your foot following the surgery. Immediately after surgery your best bet would be to rest and elevate your feet. Post operative pain will be less if you limit the swelling by elevating the feet. ...Read more
Assuming that the:
Surgery was on the right foot and involved an osteotomy, I have 2 requirements:
1. A minimum of 6-8 weeks have passed after surgery, normal healing time for broken bones.
2. After the 6-8 weeks, I have my patients sit in their car at home and simulate jamming on the brake as if they have to stop in an emergency. When they can do that without flinching, driving is ok. ...Read more
Tailor's Bunion: Basically this sounds like a tailor's bunion or 'bunionette.' you can stretch your shoes, wear paddings over it, take pills to mask the pain, or have it surgically corrected. After a surgical correction, the symptoms should diminish and eventually go away. Be patient with the bone surgery healing process, . ...Read more
Time: After an injury to a nerve, if it is not cut, it Gerald regenerates or heals at s rare of 1 mm/day or 1 inch a month. Depending on how long ago your surgery was, it may just take more time or it may always remain numb. There can be some growth of nerves unaffected by the surgery that can arborize or fill in the gap to a degree. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Conservative options include the use of toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes. If you do not have significant relief of pain surgical management is also an option. Surgery should be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options. ...Read more
Usually not needed: Usually screws are left in unless they are causing you discomfort or your surgeon has a good reason for doing so. Discuss with your surgeon. Dr L ...Read more
I am going to have an operation on bunion. I work standing all day. Would I go back to work right away. After surgery?
I am a male I have a small bunion is it okay to wait until the end of my school year to undergo surgery it isn't severe? Year just started
YES: Yes, it's ok to wait. I would advise seeing a podiatrist to discuss your options, surgical and non-surgical. Go to abfas. Org to find a board certified podiatrist in your area. ...Read more
I had bunion surgery in 2006, two pins were inserted that now need to be removed. How long will the recovery process be and what can I expect?
Thinking about getting bunion surgery the pain gets so bad @ times I can barely stand or walk. Have already had it looked at. What can I expect?
Bunion surgery has become very refined.
Day surgery. Local with sedation or general anesthesia. Small incisions, and frequently with absorbable pins for a austin osteotomy.
Not as painful as years ago. One week off the foot around the house. A surgical shoe for 4 weeks. Slowly increased ambulation. Physical therapy begins usually in 3 weeks. The x-ray determines the type of bunionectomy to perfo. ...Read more
See below: There is no non-operative cure, but several things may alleviate symptoms and halt progression: wide, low healed shoes or custom made shoes; orthoses to improve support and alignment; night splinting to improve toe alignment, stretching to maintain joint mobility; bunion pads to decrease irritation; application of ice after activity to decrease inflammation; analgesics. Good luck! ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can you wear heels after bunion surgery?
- Flying after bunion surgery
- Numbness after bunion surgery
- Do you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?
- How soon can i walk after bunion surgery?
- Losing weight after hernia surgery
- Swollen feet after bunion surgery
- Toe exercises after bunion surgery
- Infection after bunion surgery