Originally Posted by Lubihamid
This is 8 weeks after my bunion surgery and I have excrutiating pain in the ball of my foot under the big toe joint. I cannot put my foot completely down on the floor because of the pain. I can also feel something hard, almost like a bone when I touch the part where it pains. This is not normal, is it ???
Last time my doctor said, it must be pressure point, and it would settle down, but it has not, and is still as bad as day 1.
You might have sesemoiditis. The sesamoid bones are located right under your big toe joint near the ball of your foot.
I had the exact same thing about 3 months post-op. Just when I was getting better and into tennis shoes and doing some walking, I suddenly developed this excruiciating pain in the ball of my foot. Finally went back to the Podiatrist and he injected cortisone into the joint which helped for 2 days but it came back!
I stayed off the foot as much as possible and went into my walking boot AGAIN to reduce the pressure on the joint and it took maybe 4 weeks to heal.
Mine came from too much stretching post op. After 6 weeks, this time I will stop the stretching machine (DynaSplint) and just done some manual stretching while sitting in bed in the morning and before bed at night.
Hope this helps!