Re: bunion & nerve damage , problems after cheilectomy
Gosh! Wish you had put this with the previous thread as I have gone back and forth and back and forth trying to get caught up on what's going on!
Anyway, what kind of doc is he seeing now? ortho - pod - what? Assuming that it is a sports med ortho with a specialty in feet (as that's the only type he should be seeing - and we could probably give you some names if we knew where you were), I will say that they never do a fusion unless that was agreed to up front. Without seeing how much joint damage there was, it's hard to say if the first doc should have realized the extent of the injury to begin with. I know nothing about tarsal tunnel but I did have hallux limitus and have had a cheilectomy - a very successfull one at that. The toe should have beed straight afterwards as the cheilectomy does not move the bones like a bunionectomy does. It only cleans the chips and/or spurs out of the joint. And yes, it can deteriorate after the procedure. I myself probably face a fusion down the road as I continue to jog and wear heels. but that's probably a lot of years away...and Iplan to live a long time! Fusion is the next step after a cheilectomy when that is no longer working.
Let us know what the new doc says after his next appointment. Hope this helps.