Re: 2nd bunion surgery, (other foot) chevron procedure
I am in Toronto Canada. I am very happy with my outcome.
My toes work well. I lost some mobility, but hypermobility was one of the reasons the bunion got so bad. I feel like my toes are relaxed on the "fixed foot" when I walk, where as my other foot has hammertoes, and overlapping first and second toe and it always feels like they're cramping up. No pain at the fusion (by the ankle) unless I wear too flat of shoes like flip flops for too long. It fully fused after about 6 months. I get some burning pain around where the bunion was sometimes when the side of my foot rubs on shoes. walking barefoot is fine, zero pain.
I can wear wedge heals a few inches high, but usually not two days in a row. (my work shoes) but I am getting there, I was never a big heal wearer anyway.
I would say it took at least a year to fully recover. I had the procedure May 08, and January 09 was still have a bit of pain at the fusion, and stiff toe. (noticeable when snowboarding, or working out on eliptical etc.)
Last edited by summerluvr; 10-06-2009 at 12:36 PM.