Re: hallux rigidus surgery
To SMJ7123, yes I've been having cramping and other types of pain in the foot that I assume comes from changing my normal step to avoid pressure on the joint. In particular, the bone over my arch often hurts, as well as my other toes that aren't used to bearing my weight so much. I will be interested to hear what your new doc says. I am trying to limit the use of pain meds, but for whatever reason Aleve doesn't work at all for me, while ibuprofen is very effective. One final note: I talked to a physician who I play basketball with and he said that surgical options may get a lot better in a few years with the expanded use of stem cell technology. He recommends delaying surgery as long as possible until these new methods are available. Obviously, some of us may not have the luxury of waiting.