unstable toe postop mortons neuroma

On 4/2/03 I had a mortons neuroma removed from between my 2nd and third toe. Back to work in 2 wks with residual pain to the ball of my foot which has responded well to cortisone injection/ultrasound. My problem now is that my second toe sticks up and is very unstable, dislocating with every step. At times "pops" right back in and at times requires manual reduction. After popping all day, it becomes very sore. My podiatrist says that the tendon that he split has become unstable and I can try to tape the toe down for 6 wks and maybe it will tighten up. Other options are flexible pins or revision of tendon. My toe is very sensitive after the original neuroma surgery and anything on it is very painful. Also, how can I tape it so it is in anatomical position rather than really straight as I have to tape quite tightly or it continues to pop in and out. What is the most successful route to go now?

Posted By Kathy LaBaty on June 16, 2003 at 01:00:05:

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