I'd love to have others to communicate with. The tendon still appears to be intact, though I do have what appears to be a marble-sized knot on the tendon right below the bottom of the surgical incision. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. It is FREE! Its more swollen now, but initial pain went down, except for my lower, inner Achilles area that originally hurt the most. I have my follow up in two days Im hoping I didnt do anything to ruin my progress. Second surgery was open then a week later I had to get a third surgery to debride a hematoma. dont stress. (During surgery. For many patients with severe arthritic bunions, a bunionectomy with joint replacement can be used. Im still nervous as of today as my 2 week follow up is on the 17th. Quick recoveries to us all! Surgical hardware like screws and plates are designed to spur healing and stabilize bones, but they dont always produced the intended effect. You May Like: Mens Pants With Zipper At Ankle. Which was kinda frustrating and surprising. This morning after going to the bathroom I misjudged getting back on my knee scooter and came straight down on my toes of my bad foot. Remember that. An MP joint replacement is similar to a hip joint replacement. Its always good to get a hold of your doc in cases like this. Will find out the extent of damage from the doc tomorrow. It was only for a split second but it hurt a lot. Throbbing and sore today. They have been very reassuring and I would still be panicking if I had not found this page. I had my follow up yesterday. I have my athletic shoes with orthotics on my (better) foot all day. That's progress! So hard to grasp the loss of my independence and ability to do my usual activities. Due to both the pain and the potentially bulky or rigid footwear that may be required, sleeping can be difficult, so it is important to take pain medication as soon as you feel sensation in your foot following your operation. However, nearly all, including me, dont tear or re-rupture their Achilles tendon as a result. And not even one "good" foot because that Wednesday will be my 3rd PT appointment. the first day after surgery was brutal. Felt a painful tearing sensation. Minimally invasive bunion surgery recovery. I was recommended to only put 25% of my weight on it and to not to walk on it yet , as my physical therapy should begin next week . Im praying I did not re-tear my Achilles. Now, already with a good job and stable life, I decided to get back to sports. It's amazing how quickly you can lose muscle strength by inactivity which is what has happened to my right leg now. This morning I lost my balance and fell off my scooter, dull weight in my injured leg with my aircast boot on. Im 4 weeks post op from a complete Achilles rupture. I am 5.5 weeks post op and am also wondering if your pain increased with PWB. Need to realize that Im not Wonder Woman and sit still. I fully raptured my Achilles tendon. Saturday I stubbed toe using knee scooter, lost my balance and fell. Hey all! Felt like this SHOCK going thru my body. Feels like I can out a bit more than that at the moment, but dont want to get ahead of myself and get injured further. Merry Christmas. I am scared that I loosened all my ligaments and will need surgery again. Rick, I bet you will be just fine. The pain went away about 30 minutes later, but my incision was bleeding a little still. No damage. Yikes nwb is tough! I wish everyone the best of luck. The first time I had a crutch get caught up in a loose extension cord while at work. We all heal at our own pace. Patients are in a cast for two weeks and then must return to have their sutures removed. Not only was there no damage, but everything healed very nicely. One time I felt a ripping and the second time just pain in the tendon and toes (pain the first time too). The pain radiated all the way up my achilles and calf. Add me to the slip list. I was still NWB but unfortunately my full weight came down on my bad foot. But you are right - my husband is reminding me that no matter what happens, we will figure it out. Notice how enlarged the bunion joint has become due to the extra bone growth around the joint. My guess is your weakened calf muscle instinctively contracted a little at the feeling of weight bearing and thats what youre feeling now. it seems like, from my read through of the comments above, the main people that thad re-rupture were ones who fell getting out of the shower or bed and didnt have any type of protection. Gonna follow through with my Dr. in a few days just to be safe. If you have more questions, please come to my site and check it out! I am very scared that I did damage to the repaired Achilles. I will be ready to celebrate when the healing process is finished in a few months. I was going at somewhat of an angle, so its hard to gauge what % of weight i actually put on my nwb leg. Now flash forward to 3 weeks post op I am out of the cast and now in the big boot. Im getting ready for the same surgery (heel spur removal) on my other foot in August. Significant bunion recurrences that cause problems and require further surgery are much less common. Will try to update after dr appointment. Im 4.5 weeks post op and slipped on my crutches tonite. what danger signs should I look for? Unless they say its more of a deal with the pain and slowly work it type deal. *re-rupture (not re-rerupture). Talk about a scary proposition. Good call, Greg, thats how I found this comment section a few weeks ago as well. Do you know majorsite ? I have been since week 4 and it seems to be going well so far. My healing was going well and I managed to not put any pressure on the affected leg until today. I reached out again via their messaging system and they wrote back that again if I didnt have severe pain I should be okay but I wanted to get checked out personally so I made an appointment to see the Doc on Monday. The first 3 weeks coming to terms with it, Click here for the Group Marathon Tracker. I have it elevated. I had a similar scare last night while getting out of the shower. Rick, nice to have you and LeahMichelle to compare notes with since were all going through it about the same time. I guess Ive just been really fortunate because I had very little swelling and really no pain to speak of. But I know a lot of people fall and slip during the during the nwb stage! I did the same thing while on the Knee Scooter. I have been lightly limping around the house with extreme caution without it through out my day. Also the cast and stocking are black so I have no idea how to tell for sure. I was so upset as I had been so careful to not put any weight on the leg before, and my doctor was very clear when he said to be very careful of not putting weight or bending the foot. I had my right food done on 8/27 (Lapidus Fusion, Modified McBride and Akin Osteotomy) and will be getting my left foot done on 11/7 (same procedures). Its going to be a long few months. The Dr made a new, very supportive orthotic for that foot just before my surgery. As long as you have that boot on your good to go. Currently have a splint on. TaraH, I rolled my ankle at day 43 while in a protective boot, felt sharp pain, went back to my surgeon to get checked out. Everyone says theyll follow up and never do. No pain, but freaked out. Ive been too chicken to walk even a step without the boot on as ive read so many times that this is sorta when people re-rupture if its going to happen. Most are able to walk within a few days of surgery. I lost balance on my leg scooter and was about to fall. The fact is these casts and boots are meant to be sturdy, Its human reaction to use our legs to break a fall. To ensure successful bunion surgery recovery: A surgical operation to cut a bone is called an osteotomy. Its an annoying injury. Just two days after my bunion surgery I accidentally tripped while in My anxiety is working overtime, terrified that he somehow messed up the Thompson test - but I have to have faith that he knows what hes talking about I mean, he literally does this all day. I had Lapidus/Akin surgery on September 21, was in a splint for 1 week, then a cast for 3 weeks. Happy healing!! Now that Im in air walking boot, he did say to take it easy with WBing since area is already stressed/sore and not to over due it. My knee and hands hit the ground hardest and I kind of rolled over my hip. And the most frequent treatment for bunions is this one. Plates, screws, and other hardware are often used to correct the toe and keep it in place. All was great, pain subsiding seven days out and my knee scooter caught the edge of a rug in the kitchen and down goes Frazier! i took a little spill a bit ago.., felt lots of pain in my ankle but thats all so far. The information you shared was useful. over a year ago. It hurt like crazy when I did it, but I immediately elevated and iced it and the pain dissipated. It comes just days after she is believed to have undergone the procedure to remove metal work from her foot. That said, definitely worth seeing your orthopedist to get a clear picture. Better Choices For Hip Surgery - And Faster Healing And Recovery, Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones: Review Of Orthopedic Surgery Android Apps. Ive been in a mental whirlwind since it happened, and hoping Im ok. i have a Nurse called back and said this does happen frequently and that its general not something to worry too much about. I'm terrified that i messed it up. Im slated for my next docs appointment in a couple weeks, but may try to get in earlier so they can take a look to see whether I have done any damage. Thanks for asking after me. Like you, I wanted to get the surgeries done asap and it was better for my insurance to do them both within the plan year. The results are generally excellent for reducing joint pain and allowing increased activity.Using surgical engineering, we are able to get the big toe joint to bend again, saving many such arthritic joints. This x-ray on the left shows a foot with severe arthritis of the bunion joint , and less arthritis of the smaller toe joints. I felt what felt like tearing at my ankle and I was in tremendous pain. sounds great! However at the evening and this morning I felt a throbbing at my heel and I have the feeling the my foot is also throbbing more than usual. I completely ruptured the Archilles tendon in my left foot. Im a SHM with 3 kids so this injury has been really rough, but there is encouragement for me in threads like this, so thanks for taking the time to post!! Im at 5 months , 3 days now and waking with a slight limp now. I havent seen many stories exactly like mine on here so Im hoping you guys can make me feel better about what happened. I do a couple miles a day around a nearby park, and generally live my life normally through the day except for no biking/hiking/motorcycle stuff. Taking everything slow and steady to make sure I dont hurt myself again. What an absolute scare. My last appointment all they would let me do was ankle pumps and push the foot up just enough to where it was a little uncomfortable. Today it feels much better, but I still am terrified I jarred the plate, screws or both that are in my bones. Dont Miss: Pain In Front Of Ankle And Top Of Foot. Just spoke with my doctor. Conventional foot surgery can be extremely debilitating. Mine was a complete rupture. While trying to get into the house with crutches I fell on cement step forward the pain was excruciating! Im two week post surgery and I was getting out of my car and lost balance. As others have said, be careful and take it slow, dont get overconfident with your mobility. Turns out I sprained my ankle, but did not injure the tendon. I am seeing my doctor in a few days but I am terribly worried that I screwed the whole thing up. Theyre inevitable. It makes walking normaly on it seeem dangerous & unstable & generally uncomfortable & painful if you bend it before the joint stiffness clears up. This happened on a Friday. Why destroy a joint if you can save it? DONT USE YOUR CRUTCHES TO GO UP STAIRS - no matter how puny they look. Hoping I didnt re-rupture, but it didnt feel like it. For another data point, I did the same thing 4-5 days ago. 14 users are following. I just did something similar and I am scared! Im in a cast for another 3 weeks till I see the doc to get it off. I didn't have any problems then. Stumbled this evening and put full weight on nwb leg. I purchased a knee scooter which Good luck with your progress! I was fortunate that my surgery site has fully healed at 3 weeks and there was no bleeding but I have yet seen my surgeon. I see my Dr. on the 13th looking forward to what (I know. what kind of a foot specialist hasn't got a backup plan if machine breaks?) Paul, I go to dr Tuesday to get staples out and get a hard cast..hopefully, mine will turn out as well as most of the others! Hope that was the last of scares with re-tearing.. Not a fun past 3 days. I didnt land on the bad foot, I fell forward and tried to catch myself on a table with my hands but the bad foot came down anyway as I fell forward , and sort landing on on the ball of that foot. I took a fall while trying to maneuver my scooter; I fell off to the right and instinctively tried catch myself with my right foot. I actually had another fall yesterday believe it or not. I loosen it when Im sitting or laying, but any other time its strapped in. But maybe I'll feel differently a year from now. Seems ok but dont want to compromise healing. lost my balance and my foot hit the floor. Last night the back wheel of my scooter caught on door moulding, tipped and I put my entire weight on my casted leg. Thanks. You have brought up a very wonderful points , regards for the post. Basically they said that the odds of tearing it again are extraordinarily low. @paul. In a couple of days I will go back to the doctor to get another hard cast. Update. There was something in the back of my head telling me that there is something wrong. As such, doing complete nwb feels impossible. Mine is still pretty stiff(can only move the joint 30 maybe 40% of the way back) but should clear up with enough therapudic methoods every day such as moving it geny on the groud out of the boot & bending it back & forth with an elastic band at least 10 minutes a day. I remember thinking I was prepared for my first and how wrong I was. When I pressed him on it, he said that my particular tear was in a bad place and he wanted to go extra slow with it. Either recurrence or overcorrection may require a second operation . She opted to wear a pair of open-toe sliders, which likely provided a bit more comfort than alternative footwear would have done. WebIn 2010, a study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery was the first to demonstrate that Praying that I didnt mess it up. Good luck. More than likely you will be just fine, but your doctor will be able to tell you for sure. However, I'm thinking that since the pain didn't get worse, and has even calmed down, maybe I'm OK. There was immediate pain and tightness as if I had over extended the Achilles and I immediately sat down and raised the leg up. I realize it takes time but I can hardly stand sitting still and not doing anything. No pain, but a severe stretching feeling. This allowed me to focus and celebrate my mini achievements through the healing process (rom, going partial to full weight bearing, to walking etc). My concern now is how stiff it is and the certain sensations I get back there. not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in He actually is a very good Dr in the most respected and qualified facility in town so I'm at a loss on this. Well, two days ago the base of my crutches caught the lip of the shallow stairs and I fell forward towards towards and put my full weight on the NWB side. Glad to hear youre good Peyton. my surgery Thursday the 10th and I touched ground twice since then, it wasn't painful but I'm alittle concerned cause I have screws in my foot both where the bunion was and tailors bunion was. I can still wiggle my toes and slightly move my ankle. Thanks for your support! Still very weak. I have my follow up in 4 days. Yes, I fell hard on my foot. 3rd patient in my surgeons 16 year career that this happened to. Two days later, I got out of bed and before putting on the boot, got on my knee scooter. Thought that I re ruptured the tendon. i want to have my left foot done too but im not sure if ill have enough strength to have my current -bad-. Managed to sleep it off and this morning there is just a dull throbbing. Stiffness, swelling, scarring and toe drift is normal. God speed to everyone else going through this journey. I have a horrible fear of falling due to the fact that Ive had 3 falls since surgery. I have been running my fingers up and down the tendon and it feels fine. I am taking more pain meds today too. This blog is a god send. What a relief to read these posts! The pain level is the same as before the accident. I was sure I re-tore it, and was so angry at myself. I had surgery Friday, August 5, and stumbled yesterday (August 9) at work. He said depending on how much weight went down through foot and how much time, would affect how much pain/symptoms youd have. Feels like its getting stronger day to day. I used to get those weird quick shoots of pain down there, but cant say its happened recently.