Re: Cast is off-now in boot
I am also 9 months post op and my little toes and heel feel the same as yours Rosie.. my little toe will not move on its own, nor will it bend and it feels some what numb. It is still puffy on top of the foot especially where the screws are and is still tender to touch. My heel has that numb/tingly feeling and walking barefoot still feels weird, more comfortable in sandals or shoes.. with good support. AT 5 months when I got my boot off I went back to work full time, on my feet, lots of swelling. It is going down and if I wear my compression sock it helps. I walk quite normal but don't walk to fast. Going upstairs is no problem for me, coming down is. My ankle foot just doesn't move without feeling tight yet. My tendon across the ankle tightens when tired and I need to keep doing my stretching exercises for the tendon. Other wise it is doing well, and I am sure it will continue to improve.. time is the ticket and patience. I am just waiting for the whole foot to be down to normal size and feel like a normal foot.
Good luck to all going through the different stages of this surgery, just hang in there and remember it keeps getting better each day/week/month/.....