I had one post surgery visit and he said "start putting weight on your heel" so I did that. 6 weeks later I went for my second post surgery visit and I cant bend my toes without pain, there is a burning sensation on the top of my big toe and at the bottom of my incision scar is a "lump" that is very painful. I think it is scar tissue and when I touch it, it is very sensitive. I still can not put my weight on this area therefore I am walking on the outside of my foot (according to my tennis shoes) and not putting any weight on the inside ball of my foot because of the pain.
Last week I was released to "light duty" with restrictions of no more than 15 min walking or standing an hour.... is this normal?
Dr Blake's comment: This sounds like the surgeon's mantra: "To cut is to cure". Surgery is really just the start (normally a good start) towards being well again. This is the hope of every patient when they go to surgery. And with sesamoid surgeries, this is what you should expect. It is hard to know what is going on right now. Are you just more painful than most, or is this a complication? You really have to create a pain free environment with a removable boot, orthotics, dancer's pads, stiff sole shoes, etc. Whatever it takes, and with whatever combination it takes. You are the surgeon's responsibility so have a heart to heart conversation. You should be icing twice daily with 10 minute ice pack, and doing a 20 minute contrast bath each evening. Read my posts on sesamoid fractures which talk about how to protect the sesamoid.