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Old 06-23-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Help!! Nerve pain in big toe following scarf osteotomy for bunion on right foot.

Gosh, I'm so sorry. I had a bunionectomy, a bone spur shaved off and all 4 hammertoes corrected and pinned... a bit over a month ago now. I only had that kind of pain the first few days, so that definitely doesn't sound normal.

I would notice that if I didn't keep my foot elevated pretty much 24/7 for the first 3-4 weeks the swelling would really be uncomfortable. Are you elevating as much as you can? I know it's a pain, but it truly does help. Also, when my pain was truly horrible, my ortho surgeon ok'd the use of motrin when the pain pills weren't enough. I took 800mg when the swelling was at its worst, and it really helped a lot (along with the pain pills).

I've had friends who have done the cold laser therapy and they swear by it for pain relief.

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