Re: what is a sharp piercing pain in the foot under the toes and comes and goes
I walked out of the surgery center with a surgical shoe and crutches. Ditched the crutches about 2 days later. Off work from Wed till Monday. Stitches out at 2 weeks, stil lin surgical shoe for about another 5-7 days then clog type Merrell's. Pain meds for maybe 2-3 days then just Aleve....no, it was Vioxx still. Then Aleve when they took it off the market. Recovery was very linear...in other words, better every day - no set backs. REgular shoes (low heels, flats, sandals) at about 8-10 weeks. Jogged at 8 months but could have done it a lot sooner. Shaquille O'Neal was back playing at about 10-12 weeks after having his in 2002. Don't know the extent of his problems though.