Re: Knot on top of incision 8 weeks after bunionette surgery Tailor's Bunion surgery?
Thanks for your response! Good luck with your left foot tailor's bunion / bunion surgery this Friday. I will be sending healthy, successful-surgery thoughts your way!
Yes, very frustrating to still be partial-weight-bearing this long after surgery. The two potential diagnoses I've gotten are (1) nerve entrapment (which would be a little odd, because I don't really have any "zingy" nerve pain), or (2) an "atypical presentation" of RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Having done a little research, neither one of those diagnoses really seems to fit. Of course, nothing else does either!
At first, my podiatrist thought my left foot was rejecting one of the deep sutures in the joint capsule, but since nothing ever worked its way out, he's since rejected that theory. Unfortunately, there's no replacement explanation. Bump is maybe 1 cm x 1 cm x 1/2cm.
As a side note, going into surgery back in March, the bunionette on my left foot was much worse than the one on my right foot. Also, the left foot didn't respond well to a steroid injection a few months before surgery; the bunionette swelling went down, but the area became bruised-looking thereafter. (I never had the right foot injected.)
Would love to hear any thoughts your doc might have on what could cause this darned bump!