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Old 07-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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scarf akin bunion recovery

I am in my ninth week after a srarf akin bilateral operation, really no pain and swelling going down well, am having acupuncture every 2 weeks which really helps. I am a bit worried that though the bunion 'bump' has gone, my big toe joint seems much thicker through to the ball of my big toe. Has anyone experienced this? I wonder if I have replaced one problem with another!

 
Old 08-03-2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: scarf akin bunion recovery

Hi -
I am now in my 6th week post-op from surgery for Hallux Limitus Rigidus - I have the same thickness from the top of the MTP joint to the bottom of the ball of the foot (mostly in the bottom of the foot, though) - this is still the swelling of the tissues at the op site that will gradually reduce as healing progresses - surgeon and physical therapist said it will take at least 4-6 months for it to mostly resolve, but to be prepared for longer.

I still elevate my foot and ice it at least once a day, usually in the evening when it is most pronounced.

 
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