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Old 03-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #16
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Re: hallux rigidus surgery

This is a reply to SMJ7123 and MATTY. No, I haven't done the fusion. I continue to deal with the pain, which makes it difficult to run and is almost always painful in the morning. It tends to loosen up in the afternoon. I have found some encouraging information on this site, however, such as a very good posting by MARK27606 sometime last year, in which he did research on the results of fusion surgery. He found a study that claimed that 75% of fusion patients were able to run after surgery. Something like half were able to play tennis. There are certainly no guarantees, but if you are in constant pain, there may be no other choice than to try surgery and hope for the best. I am not yet at the point where the pain is bad enough to go to fusion or some other type of surgery, but I have a feeling it is inevitable. Sorry you guys are having to deal with this like me, but it would appear that there is a good chance surgery can improve your situation.