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Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by mitzi
2/7/2016  7:38:00 AM
don .t do it, not a fusion your big toe will not bend at all you can never wear heels again, i have been in flip flops for a year the m0st heel will probably be 1 inch to inch 1/2. its sad i love heels all my life and now i cant wear its not true that you can wear 3 inch heels its not true
Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by Marybeth
7/15/2016  9:50:00 AM
I had my fusion 6/22/16. I had no choice sin e there was my big toe was way out of alignment, causing it to overlap the toe. This caused rubbing with any shoe I wore. there was also significant arthritis. It has been only a little over three weeks. It seems much longer. I am doing well. Hate the boot, which I will wear another three weeks. I am using Arnica gel, which works great for bruising and swelling. I also use prescription Voltaren gel for pain in my toe and sole of my foot. The boot also threw my back out, causing back spasms. I raised the other "wedge" shoe with an insert. That helped lot. Can't wait to get rid of the boot. I also use a walker for balance as I try to kill myself using crutches.

Next step for me will be therapy and water walking, and deep water exercise. I am hopeful.
Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by ola
11/1/2016  9:26:00 PM
true bone fusion, ducks I can only wear sandles. never again
Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by dee skyrme
3/19/2016  9:13:00 AM
I have had a right big toe joint replaced with a new one. I cannot wear heels , dancing is painful and my feet swell, it is still painful after over a year post op. I had steroid injections two weeks ago to try and ease the pain with no success and am now looking at having a fusion. I am walking on the side of my foot as putting it flat is painful and wearing shoes is a nightmare, even flat ones. I just want to be pain free, the worrying thing is they haven't even started on my left foot yet.
Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by dee skyrme
3/19/2016  9:13:00 AM
I have had a right big toe joint replaced with a new one. I cannot wear heels , dancing is painful and my feet swell, it is still painful after over a year post op. I had steroid injections two weeks ago to try and ease the pain with no success and am now looking at having a fusion. I am walking on the side of my foot as putting it flat is painful and wearing shoes is a nightmare, even flat ones. I just want to be pain free, the worrying thing is they haven't even started on my left foot yet.
Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by Luella Rose
12/20/2013  3:54:00 PM
I have this problem, too. I have learned more from this forum than I have from my podiatrist and the internet sites all together! At this point I am just living with it, but the permanent lack of flexibility bothers me more than the occasional pain.
Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by slagle
2/2/2014  5:57:00 PM
yes I have one form a doctor that messed up whan the doctor was takeing a buion out my toe was up in the air and I had have 2 surgerys
FUSION
Posted by JOHN JOE
12/17/2014  3:05:00 PM
I had my toe fused yesterday and OMG!,am I in pain today ....HELP
Re: FUSION
Posted by Wendy
1/19/2015  11:15:00 PM
I had mine fused Dec. 17th and did not know there were less invasive options. I would to have chosen to have my toe straightened with screws had I known. I am a shoe freak and need to wear heels, booties, my frye boots, I have a feeling i will never get them on. I am sick, sick that i did not do any research. I have had six spinal fusions with cages, screws, plates etc. and this doctor is in the group. I want to go back and have him undo it now!
Re: FUSION
Posted by athenarena
1/26/2015  4:16:00 PM
I am in the same situation. I went in to get just a bunion removal & my Dr took my joint out of my big toe & now it is fused & cant wear any high heeled shoe or put any kind of a boot on. Ive ben wearing tennis shoes everyday since. I am now in the process of searching for a Dr that will unfuse the fusion & im having difficulty in finding one that will. Im so sorry you have to go thru such sorrow. It has affected me physically & mental emotional distress. I wish u all the best. U can email me at athenarena@gmail.com maybe we can help ea other thru this horrible mess. Sincerily athenas

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