I've had two different surgeries in the past 4 months. Tarsal Tunnel Surgery and Morton's Neuroma surgery........both are taking a LONG time to recover from.
I have always enjoyed going for long walks and hiking....I am no longer able to do those things as there will ALWAYS be pain in my foot. (Also numbness as in my case.)
I can certainly understand your frustrations being a dancer and all but do understand that just because the Dr. says surgery "might" make it better.......he means must that....MIGHT.
Make sure you have a surgeon or Dr. that you trust and don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions before having anyone cut on your foot.
Don't get me wrong, SOME of the pain is gone from the first surgery but for instance, it feels like I'm walking on bone instead of padding on the ball of my foot now since my tarsal tunnel surgery.....
I'm still recovering from the Morton's neuroma surgery....I have a toe that will probably always be numb and feels kind of wierd. You should know this since you are a dancer and it would most definitely affect your dancing.
Anyways, good luck to you! Let us know what you decide to do. It would be helpful to others on here!
In Reply to: Morton's neuroma and pain in ball of the foot posted by Pitu on July 17, 2005 at 13:38:47: