toe spacers after bunion surgery
A bunion surgery, also called a bunionectomy, is a procedure to remove a bony bump (bunion) that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. After bunion surgery, the foot is typically in a cast or a surgical shoe for several weeks to allow the bones and tissues to heal.
Toe spacers may be used after bunion surgery to help align the toes and prevent the formation of a bunion on the opposite foot. During the recovery period, your doctor may recommend specific exercises, and may suggest you to use toe spacers in combination with physical therapy to help stretch and strengthen the muscles in the foot.
It's also important to note that after bunion surgery, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, which may include wearing a cast or surgical shoe for a certain period of time, avoiding weight-bearing activities, using crutches or a cane and avoiding certain types of shoes. The use of toe spacers may be suggested after a certain period of healing but it's important to follow the surgeon's recommendation to ensure proper healing and to prevent any complications.