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Question about recovery from cheilectomy

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Lynnwithalimp, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Lynnwithalimp

    Lynnwithalimp New Member

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    Today is exactly 4 weeks from the surgery. My foot is still swollen, albeit no where near as swollen as it was before the procedure. I feel pain or soreness underneath, or on the bottom of the toe, and on the bottom and top, in front of the joint where the spurs were removed. I had been wearing that big black recovery open toe shoe, but bought a pair of shoes with a high and wide box, a full size larger than I normally wear. It hurts to get in to the shoe, and to take it off. So, my question is how long will it be, or should it be, that I will no longer have pain, caused by the surgery? I cannot walk without limping. It doesn't hurt if I do not put weight on the toe, but still what is a realistic recovery time, if indeed I ever will. My Dr. thinks I'm doing well, but.....
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Hard to say, everyone is individual.
    As long as the improvement continue, then do not worry.
    Move as much as you can withing the limits of pain - that always helps
  3. Lynnwithalimp

    Lynnwithalimp New Member

    Thank you for responding. Can you tell me what kind of shoe I am supposed to wear after the post op shoe? I am having trouble finding one that I can get in to and does not hurt. I bought a Dr. Shoal's metatarsal pad. I need a closed toe shoe. Thank you.

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