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Old 02-03-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
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Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

It's 8 weeks out with major (5 hour) surgery with plate and pins in big toe. Looks great but the soreness is getting me down. Not taking pain pills because it isn't horrific just sore. Each day it's something different. Disappointed that there is pain as I was informed there would be none by now.

Anyone else had this procedure. I just hope it fuses and lasts.

 
Old 02-03-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Re: Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

Soreness is not pain to medical professionals. That's the first thing you need to understand. My doctor told me that "pain" to them is "exquisite" pain....whatever that is! Anyway, if it's just sore, can you soak it? What about massage? Take Aleve?

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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Re: Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

Dull pain, yes. No enough I guess. I don't want to take any major meds and can't take Aleve until fusion is complete. Stuck with Tylenol.

Upset because I had a couple of pain-free days and now it's bugging me. Is that to be expected? A new pain in new places, ugh.

Thanks!

 
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Re: Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

Yeah, most foot surgery the recovery is not linear. In other words, good days and bad days.

 
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Re: Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

What about burning? Is that a problem. No swelling but some burning.

 
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Re: Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

Could be. When do you go back to the doctor or PT?

 
Old 02-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
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Re: Metal Plate in Big Toe Strange Pain

In two weeks. I guess the metal plate is right under the skin and sticks up. It will never be perfect but just wanted less pain. Waiting it out and will report in after doc appt. Thanks so much for your support.

 
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