I recently had surgery for a severe bunion with crossover 2nd & third toes. The surgeon also did a fusion of the big toe joint, saying this was the only way to prevent the bunion from recurring.  He put pins in the two toes. 4 weeks post op and I have no feeling in the toes, even though he removed the pins at 1 and 3 weeks. I fear that I may have permanent nerve damage in those toes. My biggest concern is that I cannot move my big toe or flex my foot at all. I don't see how I will ever be able to walk normally again, much less resume my previous activities of hiking, biking and running.