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Old 10-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Big toe fusion & running

Hi, is there anyone who has had a big toe fusion who has managed to run/do sports afterwards? I have had a cheilectomy but it has failed as the pain is as bad as before and it is really affecting my sport which is dog agility, so i need to be able to run, pivot at speed, side step/recerse at speed. The only option left to me is a fusion of the big joint at base of big toe. I have put it off as i am scared of not being able to do the sport i love, any help/advice needed, thanks.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Big toe fusion & running

Welcome to the Healthboards! You should have no problem running as they fuse the toe at an angle. For more information and responses, you can try the Foot Problems board as many over there have had fusions.

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Big toe fusion & running

Hi Ritajojo, I had a big toe fusion three years ago. Last year I did a two day 60 kilometre walk for cancer in Vancouver. I have been doing agility with my dog for the past two years. The fusion has given me my life back. I never would have been able to do the walk and the agility would have been difficult pre-surgery.

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.
Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2013.

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