Re: Surgery foot different color than good foot
Thanks everyone! This is why I love this forum...no matter what stage of my healing I'm in, there is someone here that has been through it and knows the answers to my questions!
I would say that the purple mottled color happens more when I shower and I'm standing on my foot without the boot and at the end of the work day when I'm swollen the most. Otherwise it just looks darker or tanned. And the pores on that leg look huge after I shave my legs...very strange looking.
So I have another question for you...I am getting my walking boot taken away on Weds. What happens then? I haven't bought any new shoes yet because I have orthotics in my other shoe, which I have worn for the past 2 yrs..used to wear them in both shoes before surgery. The doc says we will talk about what to do about that at the Weds visit. I will be going to work the next day....I cannot even imagine wearing a tennis shoe on that foot, not with the way my foot swells by the end of the day. So what did you all do when you first started walking? What kind of shoe and how did you deal with the swelling issue? I was considering getting a good Merrell clog/tennis shoe type thing. It has the raised heel bed in back and allows placement of orthotics. But not sure that would be supportive enough...well I guess I know it definately wouldn't be supportive enough for my ankle without a back. Bad idea, right?
2/6/13: Cuneiform neck lengthening, Calcaneus Osteotomy, Brostrum procedure, Peroneal tendon repair, accessory Navicular bone excision, Gastrocnemius Recession
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