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Old 12-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Electric "zinger" sensation after bunion surgery

Hi all...I am 5 weeks post op for bunion surgery. I have been a bad patient and have suffered a stress fracture because I tried too much . Totally my fault. Ever since the surgery, I have been experiencing these "zingers" almost like an electric shock on the bottom of my big toe. I can't even touch it without experiencing this. I believe this is why I got a stress fracture..because I was walking strangely trying to avoid any contact with the big toe and the ground. Has anyone else experienced this? How long did it last? I'm heading back to work on Monday in the surgical boot, but I'm nervous about the "zingers".

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Re: Electric "zinger" sensation after bunion surgery

I'm 5 weeks post op and have been weight bearing since surgery (in a post op shoe). I experienced "zingers" for several weeks afterwards in various locations but haven't really experienced any for over a week at least. At first I'd have many a day, then a couple a day, then every couple of days and then I realized I hadn't had any in a while. Since you're in a boot maybe your surgery was more invasive than mine and your zingers will last a little longer. I don't think I'd be too concerned at this point in the process.

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Re: Electric "zinger" sensation after bunion surgery

hi there, I think what you're experiencing is the nerve regrowth. There are medicines for it if its real bad. Lyrica, neurontin, elavil, topomax and I know there are more. Topomax is the only that I know of that won't put weight on you it actually helps you to loose weight! lol! Good luck, Cathy

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Re: Electric "zinger" sensation after bunion surgery

I had the "zingers" after my surgery. I believe it is normal. The more you walk the less it will happen. With my experience it will all gradually go away. My procedure was in April and every once in a while I will still get a few.
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