... The condition tends to get worse. Just before the surgery, I couldn't take any walks. Even a 10 min. walk was a problem. Also, once you are no longer flexible, the surgery becomes even more involved then it already is. There is all kinds of information on the internet about PTTD surgery.
The most important thing for me was finding a board certified foot and ankle orthopedic... (14 replies)
... Hi bluedog. I am at the six month mark after my big toe fusion. Looking back, that time where I was bored and frustrated about having no freedom seems like such a short blip in time. ... (9 replies)
... I am three months post big toe fusion. My healing has gone well until recently. My orthotics do not feel right now, so I made an appointment to see the podiatrist who prescribed them and cast me, in order to get them adjusted. ... (2 replies)
... inch of big toe length. Having a shorter metatarsal changed how the weight was distributed, and the second toe then started to have to work harder. ... (16 replies)
... I am 8 months big toe fusion and doing pretty well. I still have pain too but nothing like before. It isnt everyday and usually only if I have been on it alot or done alot of walking. ... (9 replies)
... op big toe fusion in a few more days, at which time I expect to be able to get out of the walking boot and back to regular footwear. I've been wearing custom orthotics for several years. I'll ask the Doc, but I would be interested in people's experiences and opinions. ... (3 replies)
... Welcome to operation great toe fusion. I had my great toe fused March 2004 and even though I did not like the thought, it happened to be a good thing in the end. ... (9 replies)
... and developed what I thought was a small bunion. The L big toe didn't hurt until I was around 35. ... (8 replies)
... I went to one podiatrist, not a good experience, had orthotics made, but did not even have me try them when I was there. Am going to a second clinic, just got those the other day. ... (11 replies)
... I am having trouble with the orthotics that were made for me. ... (11 replies)
... n and out post. This is a long item. It is a followup to an earlier post from 4 weeks ago. This long post is intended to help readers considering or planning toe fusion surgery. I looked for this sort of information before my own surgery and couldn't find it. ... (0 replies)
... I had a big toe joint replaced as part of a bunionectomy in 2005. Soon after the surgery, the joint failed and now my big toe is a hammertoe, the bottom of which is more than 10mm off the floor. ... (2 replies)
... surgery that I can wear comfortably now. I bought them because I could put orthotics in them, but could not wear them much before the surgery because the heel was too high. They have what Naot calls the "low flex" footbed with removable inserts. ... (21 replies)
... union option. I wonder if that is the "floppy joint". My doc also wants to take bone from the hip for my fusion. I am so sorry that I had a big toe joint implant in the first place. It never worked, and I had a second one done. I was told the first one was too big. ... (162 replies)
... I am considering having the fusion on my right foot. I have been in pain for more than ten years, tried orthotics. Nothing really helps the pain except not to bend the toe at all. ... (14 replies)
... I am glad to hear you are getting something done for your foot. Sometimes physio or other similar treatments cause more pain before they give relief. Let's hope that is happening for you. I imagine you will have a good idea of how it is working by the time you see your doc again.
I just bought some Keen sandals as well. Mine are Newports and they are hiking sandals. I am... (63 replies)
... Hi there jjsra - I was wondering what your experience was with the orthopod and, if you don't mind, who it was. If you don't want to share that it is totally OK - I understand.
I also live in NW GA (I think I saw you are from Marietta) and I usually see doctors near Kennestone Hosp. I am in the same boat you are but have already had two operations (by a podiatrist) in the... (13 replies)
... I had my right big toe fused on Oct 28, 2009. It was a really hard decision to make. I got new orthotics the year before, and spent a ton of money on comfy shoes. I had a steroid injection into the joint, and that helped for a few months. ... (28 replies)
... off mostly but the throbbing definitely happens when I am standing still. I've had PT to loosen the joint of scar tissue but it seems that my toe gets worse after. I am really at a loss too. I try to carry on with my activities of daily life, but do notice that many are limited. ... (28 replies)
... I know. That is why I did not let the podiatrist cast me for new orthotics. It felt like he just wanted to sell a product. That was disappointing because I have liked him. My surgeon's office can recommend two orthotists where I can get orthotics, one in Edmonton. Apparently they are way cheaper than what I could get from the podiatrist. I can also get them for about half the... (2 replies)