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.
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?
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.