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



Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board

  • Exercises for foot post bunion surgery

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-03-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
    lcweiden3132
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: Georgia
    Posts: 358
    lcweiden3132 HB User
    Exercises for foot post bunion surgery

    I've looked through *most* of this board's postings (lots of postings!) and can't seem to find this question....

    I have been bending/flexing the toe, doing the towel scrunch thing, manually moving the toe with my hands, massage, etc. I have found that the other four toes, beneath them in the main part of the foot, is bruised feeling and sore. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm wondering why this is since nothing was done to those toes...only the bunion and big toe. Any answers for this??

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 04-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
    armykat
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Right outside Philly, PA
    Posts: 103
    armykat HB User
    Re: Exercises for foot post bunion surgery

    I really couldn't say for sure, but I do know that all the toes share two ligaments that hold them in place, in relation to one another. That's why, when you have a bunion, the big toe starts to move; the bunion is pulling the toe one way, but the ligaments are pulling it another direction. So, I'm assuming that when you're pulling on the big toe, the others might be affected by the shared connections.

    Please remember that I'm posting as a total layperson and that I could be completely wrong! But that is pretty much how my doc explained it to me.

     
    Old 04-06-2008, 06:44 AM   #3
    cuneva
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Location: Charleston, SC, USA
    Posts: 5
    cuneva HB User
    Re: Exercises for foot post bunion surgery

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lcweiden3132 View Post
    I've looked through *most* of this board's postings (lots of postings!) and can't seem to find this question....

    I have been bending/flexing the toe, doing the towel scrunch thing, manually moving the toe with my hands, massage, etc. I have found that the other four toes, beneath them in the main part of the foot, is bruised feeling and sore. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm wondering why this is since nothing was done to those toes...only the bunion and big toe. Any answers for this??
    It sounds you have more lucky than some of us. I had a spur removed on my big toe. I bothered me when I used some shoes, but I was able to walk on mountains for 3 hours without pain. The doctor promised me it was simple and I could wear my pretty working shoes without a pain for no less than ten years. It has been four months since the surgery and now I can not walk one step without severe continous pain. My big toe is sitff and cannot bend it upward. The surgeon is ignoring me and told me I may just have arthritis and he could do another surgery. He is not taking responsibility and release from his care like I am perfect now. I feel frustrated, depressed as I cannot wear any shoes only the orthopedic one and with pain. If I would know this or if he would explain to me this results I will never had that surgery. His promise was a lied to get money.
    It seems you will be fine.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Bunion Surgery, 2 weeks post op - pain on the top and bottom of the foot? walked2much Foot & Ankle Problems 7 07-06-2011 08:31 PM
    Post Op Exercises for Bunion Surgery hodo2002 Foot & Ankle Problems 0 02-23-2009 12:42 PM
    left foot still swollen from cosmetic surgery peachy17 Foot & Ankle Problems 41 11-24-2008 07:18 AM
    How Long Before Your Foot Felt "Normal" Dancinboots Foot & Ankle Problems 3 06-20-2008 07:04 AM
    State of the Art foot surgery? Cheryl6258 Foot & Ankle Problems 13 03-17-2008 08:39 PM
    Stitches out & cast on; exercises? Mary51493 Foot & Ankle Problems 2 11-12-2007 01:22 PM
    foot pain with bunions CLC Foot & Ankle Problems 5 06-21-2004 08:56 AM
    bunion surgery in 12/03, now have neuroma in same foot f2s Foot & Ankle Problems 15 04-01-2004 09:34 AM




    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 09:12 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!