I'm not sure if this is the best thread to ask my question on, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.
I just had my stitches taken out yesterday from having my sesamoid (tibial?) removed. I had the same procedure on my other foot 4 years ago by an awesome doctor in Monterey. Unfortunately, this time it was done by a Navy doctor and I had no choice. They don't seem to care all that much about recovery and follow up and the only instruction I was given yesterday was to grab my big toe at the base and push it as far forward and backward as I could for an hour a day. She said if after a month it's stiff, then I could do PT. Does that seem normal to you? Last time I did PT right away for a couple of weeks.
It just seems really stiff and there is a lot of numbness. Nothing like last time. I just want to make sure that there isn't anything else that I can be doing since I've been left to my own devices for healing it.
Thank you so much for any info you can send my way for stretches or ice/heat therapy suggestions for 2 weeks post op!