It’s the 6th month anniversary of my bunion surgery!! My feet are better and better every single week, the big toes are a bit flexible than last month, now they can fit in to regular shoes!!
At this stage, although I can bend my big toes, but they are still quite stiff compare to what they were before. I had the thought of going to see a physio therapist but then I decided to do some exercises for my stiff toes….
The nature of my work is to be on my feet for hours; therefore, putting my feet up and massage them with lotion is pretty much needed everyday. I use the anti-stress lotion from Bath&Body Works( basically you can use any lotion you want, I simply just love the scent of that anti-stress stuff), and I massage both feet, and work on my big toes for about 5 mins. I bend them downward and upward slowly and gently, and then wiggle my toes for about 1 min…I found it very helpful, toes are more flexible, and I can see the big toes have more movements after massaging…
The other good exercise is to bend my big toes when taking a hot bath! Just wiggling my toes under the water, the pressure of the water helps without hard impact, and the warm water makes my feet feel so nice!
Hopefully I can start to wear some heels again…cuz I really want to!! I have tried to put my feet in to some of my heels, for some reasons, my feet are wider than before, so I can’t even squeeze my feet into the shoes I used to wear before…sigh~~~~ well, I definitely need to purchase new heels when my feet are ready!! Isn’t it great?