Not complicated. Surgery is not complicated, however, it does require a period of immobilization after surgery pending on the type of procedure chosen by your surgeon. It takes at least 6 weeks to recover and I usually tell my patients that expect to be in regular shoes by 3 months after surgery.
Options. Surgical management of bunions and hammertoes varies greatly on the severity of the deformity, the general health of the patient, and on the surgeon’s training and experience.
Not complicated. Bunion and hammertoe surgery are considered minor surgery compared to a lot of other complex foot and ankle procedures (limb salvage, external fixation, total ankle replacement, etc). The procedures for bunions and hammertoe a varies but are almost always outpatient and uncomplicated. Screws and plates and possible implants are used and never come out (newer tech). Hope that helps!
Can be complicated. Find a podiatrist with a surgical background and the surgery will have a good outcome. Ask question so that you understand what is to be done.
Not very. Complicated compared to other procedure. Most important consideration it the correct procedure be chosen by the doctor to address the deformity. Hope this was helpful.
Depends on severity. There are multiple factors that determine how complicated this surgery could for you. Severity of the deformity, medical conditions, weight and your compliance in following post operative instructions. Find a good foot surgeon. A good source is your primary physician or visit acfas. Org. Dr l.
Surgery vs. Padding. If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. The only way to get rid of a bunion is surgery.
Correct and fix it. By surgery.
Bad posture. Problem is not at the feet - your body is trying to distribute weight improperly - if you correct only your feet you will have issues with your back later - understand what caused the problems with foot - either see osteopathic or chiropracter before corrrecting feet.
Usually Surgery. These are structural deformities. Surgery is needed to correct the deformities. Symptoms can be improved with better shoes and supports. See your podiatrist to discuss the options and see what is best for your situation. Dr l.
Fix feet. Bunions are corrected only via surgery. Posture is not the problem, but rather the biomechanics of the feet. See your podiatrist for assistance with these problems.
Fix foot. In your case sounds like surgery is in your future. Surgery is only way to fix it if all conservative measures have failed. Discuss details with podiatrist.
Pain medication. Depending on the type of procedures performed, the surgeon will choose medication and dosage to control post surgical pain. Ice, elevation, and rest also helps. I always discuss post op pain with the patient.
Yes. But the amount of pain is variable and pain medication is provided to help you through the process. The pain is similar to the pain of a broken bone. The worst of it usually occurs in the first 24-72 hours after surgery, then begins to taper off gradually.
Not that much. I find patients tend to have as much pain as they anticipate having. If your surgeon works carefully, prescribes antiinflammatories and pain medications and you follow post-op instructions to ice, elevate and rest the foot faithfully, you'll be surprised how little pain you have. Expect the best and that's likely what you will get.
Rest and relax. The amount of pain following bunion and hammertoe surgery may vary depending on how 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. Take the pain medication as needed and as recommended.
It's not painless! Post-operatively the first three days are typically the most painful, but your surgeon will minimize your pain as much as possible with bandaging and a pain medication prescription. At home, the more you elevate, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Ask your surgeon about icing, and follow all weight bearing restrictions.
Surgery. Postoperative pain is related to the procedure (s) done. Having said that, it is also related to how much pain you were having before surgery. As said, a positive attitude and following post op instructions to the letter helps a ton. The long term results outweigh the short term discomfort. Always speak to your surgeon for any concerns.
I'm having foot surgery for a bunion on my left foot. What should I expect? How long will it be before I can walk and do stuff? What about recovery?
Depends. It depends on the specific procedure that is done. You will likely need to be off your foot with limited weight bearing and activity for 4 to 6 weeks. You will need to keep your foot elevated.
Discuss with your Dr. These are really all questions that you should discuss with your surgeon. There are many ways to address a bunion and recovery can therefore range from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Time to weight bearing can also vary this widely. Before you undergo any procedure, you should be sure to ask your surgeon any and all questions such as these.
Depends on procedure. For most bunion surgeries, you can expect to be in some type of surgical shoe, boot, cast, etc for 4-6 weeks with limited activity. Most are starting back into a supportive, comfortable shoe at the six week mark, sometimes soon/later. We will usually let patients start non weightbearing activity as soon as they are into a shoe. Most will be back to most of their regular activity in 3 months. Dr l.
ASK YOUR SURGEON. These are all questions you should review with your foot surgeon and have answered prior to surgery. You have to be prepared for the recovery period following foot surgery....Remember, you have to walk on the part that is going to be operated on.....Surgery may go great, but a bad recovery can spoil it. Go to www. Acfas. Org.
Recovery times vary. The healing rates can vary depending on the individual and on the exact type of procedure performed. There are different types of bunionectomies for example. The amount of time that you should remain off of your foot following bunion surgery will vary depending on the exact type of procedure performed. Discuss the recovery time with your surgeon who will be performing your surgery.
Bunion surgery. 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. Ask your surgeon for an estimate on when you can bear weight afterward.
Bunion surgery. A lot of this depends on what type of procedure performed. The most common procedures usually allow the patient to walk after the surgery although most weight should be placed on the heel. There will be swelling of the foot for up to 2 months or even more and therapy may be required to help restore motion to the joint after the bone has completely healed.
I have a bunion on my left foot. I don't want to have surgery and am using a splint at night. Is there anything else I can do to try to correct it?
Not really. If you are using a splint at night this will help to relieve the pressure from the joint. Try to wear a shoe with a wide toe so not pressure is applied and use a toe spacer during the day to help keep the 1st toe straighter.
Grin and bear it. There is no way to correct a bunion without surgery; all you can do is treat the symptoms. That being said a bunion splint may take some of the stretch out of the joint and relieve tenderness and ice is often helpful. But don't fool yourself. A bunion is a structural mal-alignment of bones and you cannot tape, splint, brace, massage, support or hope it away.
Wider shoes/supports. There is not much you can do to stop the progression of the deformity. There are steps you can take to slow down the progression. Stay in a good, stiff shoe with extra arch support. Custom orthotics (foot supports) will to the best in improving foot function. Avoid barefoot and flimsy shoe gear. Splinting will not do much to protect the joint from this progressing. See your podiatrist. Dr l.
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.
I recently had bunion and hammer toe surgery. Now the end of my big toe is white and it feels icy cold though it is warm to touch. Is there nerve dama?
Circulation. Have your surgeon examine your circulation.
Possible. Possible nerve involvement. Have it evaluated.
I had bunion surgery nov 15/12 on my left foot and right ft bone shaved. Had rash was told it is petechial rash by walk-in clinic, help?
Read below. If you recently had bunion surgery, the rash may be reaction from one of the medications that you were placed on, or the bandage, or the anesthesia. You need to talk to your surgeon as he will know the answer and help you with this situation since he is more aware than anyone what medicines you are or were on. Good luck.
If the clinic made. A diagnosis, I assume the clinic offered a treatment. Having said that you informed us about your surgeries but did not specify where the rash was in relationship to the procedures. You should know, often when removing bandages one can find black and blue marks, a rash as you describe etc. Bandages should not be tight. You will be fine. If possible to send a pic could offer more help.
Many possibilities. You may have a reaction to medication or the anesthesia. You may have an allergy form the bandage or latex. Have it evaluated by your surgeon and get the appropriate treatment.