12/15/06 I had an Austin bunionectomy with Akin osteomy on the left foot for a sever bunion condition.
5/18/07 I had a hemi joint implant on the left big toe due to damaged cartlidge and arthritis doing damage to the joint. The dr did quite a bit of ligament/tendon reconstruction.
The left big toe after the implant was very wobbly(something similiar to a bobble head), but has tightened up some since.
I am now wearing a EE tennis shoe width because there is still some swelling.
I tried to find a shoe with as 'wide a toe box' as possible.
I also purchased some sandals with adjustable Velcro straps, again to adjust for the swelling.
I find that if I wear the tennis shoes for a whole day during normal activities, at the end of the day, the top portion of the big toe is 'starting to slant towards the toe next to it'
Remember, these tennis shoes have a wide toe box.
If I wear the sandals with the adjustable Velcro straps for the entire day, the top portion 'does not slant towards the toe next to it'.
Is there going to be a point in time, when the big toe will become more stable, and not slant towards the toe next to it??
Is anyone having this same experience??