It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board

  • Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-01-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
    kevalund
    Newbie
     
    kevalund's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Posts: 3
    kevalund HB User
    Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

    Hello,

    I had a double bunionectomy three weeks ago and since the swelling has gone down in my feet I've noticed that I still have minor bumps on the sides of my feet and my big toes still angle slightly into my other toes. My feet look much better than they did pre-surgery, and I'm not feeling the bony protrudences (sp?) that were my bunions, but I still notice these bumps. My doctor did not put in the metal bar (stint) thing that others have mentioned so I wonder if that's made a difference.

    I'll definitely ask my doc about this the next time I see him, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this too. I never went into this surgery for cosmetic reasons, but I have to admit I'm a little bit disappointed about seeing these bumps.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 10-01-2006, 03:46 PM   #2
    beckyn
    Member
    (female)
     
    beckyn's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Posts: 51
    beckyn HB User
    Re: Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

    Do you know what type of surgery you had? Did you only have the bunon removed or did you also have the metatarsalostomy (where they remove part of the bone, straighten the bone, and then pin in place). I had both procedures done as my bunion was severe. When I saw my foot four days after surgery, I couldn't believe how great it looked (even tho it was still swollen). I've had a cast on for the past two weeks and getting it replaced tomorrow with another (smaller) cast. I'm anxious to see how my foot looks now that more of the swelling has gone done.
    Good luck!
    Becky

     
    Old 10-01-2006, 06:01 PM   #3
    kevalund
    Newbie
     
    kevalund's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Posts: 3
    kevalund HB User
    Re: Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

    Hi Becky,

    Good to hear from you and good luck to you too! Glad you were so happy with your feet. The transformation is amazing, isn't it?

    Not sure of all the technical terms, but I had the chevron procedure where the extra bony part was shaved off, the bone was cut, realigned and screws were put in. I didn't have the pin/stint put in between first and second toe though, as I've noted some have had done on here. I meant to ask doc about that, I guess I will when I see him next. I'm probably overreacting a little because my feet do look a whole lot better. All in all, I can't complain about the procedure.

     
    Old 10-02-2006, 02:38 PM   #4
    beckyn
    Member
    (female)
     
    beckyn's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Posts: 51
    beckyn HB User
    Re: Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

    Sounds like we had the same "stuff" done to us. I just got back from the doctor and had my second cast put on. My foot was somewhat swollen and still has a small bump where my bunion was. But, considering how huge it was to begin with, I am happy with the looks. I will be in this cast for four weeks and then after that will be in a "boot" for two. I'm starting back to work tomorow but only for four hours a day. The doctor wanted me off for another week but I pleaded my case due to boredom and feeling really good. So, I settled for part-time. I hope all goes well with you and your recovery.
    Becky

     
    Old 10-02-2006, 03:11 PM   #5
    mkl
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    mkl's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: New York City
    Posts: 101
    mkl HB User
    Re: Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

    My feet are still healing from the two bunion/hammertoe surgeries I had in July and I see bumps on the toes themselves. I had screws in the bunion places and pins in all the toes. I pointed the bumps out to the doctor when I saw him last week; he took x-rays and felt the bumps and said it was just fluid and nothing to worry about. I don't know how long it is going to take for the fluid stuff to go away. Anyone have any idea about that? Like others, I feel the appearance is so much better than pre-surgery, I am not derailed by the little bumps, just curious why they can't be lanced to drain the fluid.

     
    Old 10-04-2006, 08:11 AM   #6
    wakkochic17
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2004
    Posts: 1,209
    wakkochic17 HB User
    Re: Still small bumps post bunion surgery - anyone else have this?

    hey guys! I am 1 year and 4 months post op on my bunion surgery. A lot of what you are seeing is swelling and fluid. I thought the same thing! Now it's gone down and I can really notice the improvement. Unfortunately I still have problems with my toe pointing inwards.. I may just be doomed to never have great feet. I keep wondering if it's just going to be what my feet would do anyways, or if he didn't move the bone inwards enough when repositioning it.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    6 weeks post-op Bunion Surgery questions rightie102 Foot & Ankle Problems 14 11-15-2009 04:49 PM
    Help! Do I STILL have a bunion?????????? Lasoniamacaroni Foot & Ankle Problems 11 07-18-2007 10:20 PM
    Bunion Surgery still swelling after 3mths sweetpea.73 Foot & Ankle Problems 4 07-05-2007 03:45 PM
    Post Bunion Surgery....still OUCH! roz5 Foot & Ankle Problems 15 10-13-2005 03:48 PM
    Bunion Surgery 2 Week Post-Op roz5 Foot & Ankle Problems 6 08-12-2005 04:46 AM
    Pain STILL after almost 8 weeks gimpy1 Foot & Ankle Problems 12 03-26-2004 06:53 AM
    Post-bunionectomy still have stiffness and a bump CA Patient Foot & Ankle Problems 2 11-29-2003 09:15 PM
    Still a lump there. Please help! Terrimisu Foot & Ankle Problems 4 10-11-2003 01:47 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:15 PM.





    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!