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(Ft. Walton Beach, FL, USA)
I had surgery exactly 2 weeks ago for Morton's Neuroma. I actually had two neuromas on the left foot removed. One was between the 2nd and 3rd toe, and the other was between the 3rd and 4th toe. I went for a check up 3 days ago and was told to start walking on it, wearing good shoes or good sneakers. Impossible! I had to borrow crutches from a friend and am not able to put any pressure on the ball of my foot at all. I still have a lot of swelling. The incisions were made in the top of the foot. The bottom of the foot, specifically the ball of the foot, is very... well, the only way I can think of to describe it, is soft, almost as if it is filled with liquid.. gushy, as if it were a giant blister. In addition, the bottom of my foot is extremely dry and my heel itches because it is so dry. My toes are still swollen, and if I am sitting and put my feet flat on the ground, my toes do not touch the ground..they are raised up about a quarter of an inch. I still have my stitches in and they are due to be taken out in 4 days. Often too, my foot feels extremely hot / burning... it actually feels good to put a cool sheet under it to cool it off. I was told by my doctor at my last appt that I could get the foot wet now, just to be sure to use neosporin and cover with band aides after. He said I could continue to ice the ankle if I wanted to, but I am not allowed to ice any other part of the foot still. (I never have been allowed to ice anything but the ankle). Does my recovery sound normal with the problems and pain I have been experiencing? I am a little concerned as my doctor told me I could walk on it, wear shoes, etc.. yet I am not able to and actually have borrowed a friend's crutches since the pain and swelling is so bad. The two areas where my stitches are do not seem to be infected at all - - I have been cleaning , using hydrogen peroxide, followed up by neosporin, and covering with gauze and band aids. Also, it feels very good when I wash the foot with warm water.. it makes me want to soak it in really warm or hot water with maybe some epson salt...
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