Re: foot problems after surgery

To whom this may concern:

When I was in my late twenties (I'm 42 now), I had foot surgery on both my feet to remove bunions and small corns on each toe. The small toes were the worst of all. Vanity aside, my feet were really killing me.

I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who was supposed to be the best. Well, after my painful surgery, I ended up with the 2nd and 3rd toe on both feet crooked.

So crooked, that I'm embarrassed to wear sandals.
When I put on a 2" open toe pump, my two middle toes bend outward instead of sitting straight.

At the time of my surgery, I was told that physical therapy would correct this problem.

It never did.

My question: Is there any way to correct this? I don't mean to whine, but I'm really tired of people staring at my feet during a pedicure or when I go shoe shopping.

Now, any person who talks about foot surgery to me I tell them to avoid it if possible. If it is not, which was my case, I then tell them only operate on the worst part. Don't take a chance like I did and end up with feet from Mars.

Looking back on this, I should have only had my bunions and worst corns removed my small toes.

At least my middle toes would be straight.

Thank you for reading my E-mail.

Posted By S.S. on August 23, 2002 at 03:19:33:

In Reply to: foot problems after surgery posted by B Landon on June 20, 2002 at 16:09:18:

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