An Uncomfortable State of Affairs
Suffering frombunions involves having swollen and deformed toes and some parts ofyour foot. This condition is uncomfortable and painful. Moreover, itstreatment often requires surgery after which there is a danger ofscaring, mobility reduction and many other problems. After the bunionsurgery, you are advised to rest as much as possible for the firsttwo weeks, keeping the recovering toe elevated while lying in bed.However, after this critical period you are highly advised do performspecific exercises, physically activating your toe in question andthereby increasing its mobility, while, at the same time reducing anypossibilities of complications.
RecommendedPost-Bunion Surgery Exercises
During the periodbetween the 3rd and 4th week of your bunionsurgery recovery, you are advised to do the following. For starters,take it easy by holding your toe by the area below the nail. Upondoing this, move it upwards until you start feeling mild pain anddiscomfort. Then, keep it in such a position for approximately 10seconds. After doing this correctly, change the direction and movethe finger downwards, waiting for the same time upon reaching thebearable limit. You may do this up to 3 times a day, making it afirst exercise in your toe workout program.
In the onset ofthe 5th week, all the way until the end of the 6th,you are to introduce 3 more repetitions of the above mentionedexercise daily. Also, do not be afraid to flex the finger more eachtime you exercise, provided you do not feel pain during the process.
At the beginningof the 7th week, you are to be able to start walking whileusing your problematic toe as well. However, before you start, standup and lean your foot in such a way that you provide Flexing to thetoe, of course, stopping once you feel uncomfortable. Upon reachingthe limit, hold it for 10 seconds. Do this for several days and,after feeling strong enough, start using your toe while walking,climbing the stairs and performing other advanced motions with it.
After achievingthis, there is one more exercise you can perform. Grab your troublingfoot with one hand, holding its upper part so that your thumb isresting on the big toe and your fingers are on its upper joints.Then, grab the toe with your other hand and pull it out gently,holding it that way for 10 seconds. After doing this, push it inwardsin the same manner, waiting for 10 seconds once you reach the maximumin this position. Finally, keep your feet clean and seek medicalassistance in any cases of persistent pain or discomfort.