Bunion Surgery Diary weeks 2-6

At about 2 weeks, the surgical dressings and stitches are removed. The foot is often a bit swollen, the excess skin over the bunion area takes a bit of time to shrink down, so don't be too worried if it still looks a bit bulky there.

 Daro toe splint

Daro toe splint

Often we use a removable velcro splint, like this 'Darco splint' to support the big toe, which can be removed to bath and to work on moving the toe.

You should still use the surgical shoe to walk in.

elevate and cold packs!

physically manipulating the toe to regain movement which will be a bit sore, but is important in reducing stiffness. your surgeon will teach you how to exercise the toe.