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Had a bunion surgery and a hammer toe ligament done. Swelling and limp while walking. Suggestion?

Hi, I had a bunion surgery and a hammer toe ligament thing done November 5, 2012. I really have come a long way but 4 months, really? I just don t think I have been a good patient, I walk now with a limp, my doctor never said anything about PT, so I thought just listen to my doctor. Maybe it will be ok, it still is swollen, leg still is swollen tryinog to just walk. Just so you know too, I quite smoking because they said the bones wouldn t heal well and I have never felt worse in my whole life. I work out, but nothing is the same. I know i will never be the same. Not sure if i can recommend this;
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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Slight swelling even after months of bunion surgery is not unusual. Doing regular physiotherapy is good to decrease the stiffness and swelling. I suggest you to continue follow up with your operating surgeon and follow his/her advice.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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