I had surgery on my left foot 1 year ago last Christmas. I had a "growth" on the top of my foot and a bunion. When the surgeon opened my foot he found a ganglion growth. When he took this off my foot and fixed my bunion he nicked my artery. They brought in an arterial surgeon to fix it. Nine months later the top of my foot looked and felt the same as it did before surgery- the bump was still there. It is very painful and I could not get shoes on. The surgeon said it might take a while for the swelling to go down. (This was an orthopedic surgeon). I then went to a foot doctor and he had a hard brace made for me to fit into my shoe. I wore that for 9 months and it did not help at all. I tried alternative medicine- having Novocain injected into the scar. This procedure was very painful but I had it done twice. The first time it seemed to help the pain on my foot for a few weeks. The second time I had it done I was not so successful. Now I am in so much pain. My foot aches like a toothache throbbing all of the time. Do you have any suggestions? Please email me some options if at all possible. Thank you.