Opposite of bunion surgery, how long until you could ride…with stirrups
So, I’m having foot surgery on 11/22. My initial complaint turns out to be kind of cosmetic in comparison to a structural issue in my big toe.
The minor issue is a bone spur. The structural issue is literally the opposite of a bunion. Essentially, my right big toe is sort of chronically displaced, heading to the left, and will need to be tacked back into proper alignment. This is not a fusion! I really didn’t expect all of this, I was just hoping for a cortisone shot! ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ Anywho, I’ll know more about the surgical technique, when I go for pre-opp stuff in November.
My question is…has anyone had anything similar…how long until you could ride WITH stirrups?!! I can walk and maybe trot a teeny bit without…they are definitely a bit of a security blanket…
Sidebar, I’ve been quite lax about riding for about a year…and not in my normal 2-3x weekly…and I’m a re-rider, and a bit of a weenie! I’m happy to putter, I just like to ride and stay on my fav lesson horse!
Clearly, I don’t want to jack up my foot! And I will chat with the surgeon more…I think he’s a bit clueless about riding…