Foot Surgery and the barefoot runners/shoes
This summer I have had foot surgery on both feet (bunionechtmy). Even as we speak I am still recovering from the last one (off feet). The good news is I can start to be mobile tomorrow even if its still in a big black heavy sexy boot until @ the 23rd. The Doc says I can get into a running shoe then.
I have been reading about the barefoot shoes (vivram, skeletoes, merrel etc) and am intrigued. I know I need a wider toe base and personally, nothing is more comfortable than being barefoot. Here is my question:
Has anyone had this type of surgery and found that these shoes help or hinder?
I am not a runner but it will be good to get back to exercising without pain, even if it is walking or using my gazelle, treadmill etc. and would like a good shoe to get me on the right track.
Questions to both of you about the surgery
Hi all and very interested in your topic of foot surgery.
I have bunions and corns but my feet do not hurt. My current issue is that the toe next to my big toe lays on top of my big toe and is pressing down so much that the nail of the big toe is squishing down and looking odd.
About 10 years ago it was explained to me that they would need to cut the big toe bone and reattach much like one of you mentioned. I surely didn't want to impinge my ability to be mobile, climb sand dues, mountains, etc., so I held off on this surgery. Additionally, most people I know that have gone through this surgery really complain about it and say it didn't work.
You both sound like it was successful. Would you mind explaining the length of the recuperation period and the pain level you have during recuperation, please?