Cheilectomy - Hallux Rigidus
I had a Cheilectomy on Monday, December 21, 2009. They also removed a "loose body" on the inside of the big toe. The doctor said the surgery went very well. I was told to take it easy the first day but that I could walk on it as needed. I walked on it a lot, actually, and a week later when the doc removed the bandages, in hopes of removing the stitches, we noticed significant bruising all over. Now, when I put my foot down, I feel a "pins and needles" type pain in the foot. I've been elevating the foot since Monday, but the bruising hasn't improved.