Re: hallux rigidus surgery
Titchou, thanks for the additional information. There appear to be differences of opinion about the wearing down of cartilage tissue. The two doctors I've seen so far seem to think exercise is actually helpful to what cartilage remains. One of them said that putting off surgery would not make the surgery more difficult later on. There is another school of thought that too much exercise can be detrimental to the remaining cartilage. I have cut back a bit on my running in favor of biking, but otherwise I am going to play half-court basketball because it is a passion of mine. I realize this is a bit risky, as I could get crunched again, but I'm just not willing to give it up. Thanks again for your insight.