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Old 01-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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Anyone try to get into ski boot after cheilectomy?

One of the reasons I had the darn toe joint operated on was to be able to ski more comfortably! It took my husband and son to hold open the boot flaps wide enough for me to get my right foot into the boot.

Now at three months after cheilectomy, the joint is still too stiff and painful to get into my snow boots, let alone think about trying to force myself into ski boots.

Was anyone ever able to do this? And if so, how long after surgery?

 
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Re: Anyone try to get into ski boot after cheilectomy?

At this point you should be able to bend it enough and the swelling should be gone. Have you been doing your exercises?

 
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone try to get into ski boot after cheilectomy?

Hi Titchou, yes, I have been doing the exercises. Maybe not as many times a day as I should but I spend probably an hour per day total working the joint and bending it to the pain threshold. Once I get it warmed up I can get probably about 50 degrees dorsal flexion, maybe 60 tops.

Still, the joint is still pretty stiff and aching in the a.m. although I don't notice much if any swelling (actually, never had much). During the day it loosens up and I can walk quite well for extended periods. Feels best after exercises but the mobility never lasts. Sometimes the whole forefoot cramps up. My PT told me that my high arches and generally rigid bone structure is probably to blame.

Overall, though, I have much more mobility in the foot and joint since the operation. But that bending to get into a practically closed boot is the killer. Have not yet found snowboots that open all the way down.

 
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Re: Anyone try to get into ski boot after cheilectomy?

Kerlin, Grüß Gott! I have had both right and left MTP (big toe) joints fused so they do not bend at all. I have 0 degrees dorsiflexion and 0 degrees plantarflexion. I have Nordica "rear entry" ski boots that I have purchased and was finally able to get on. Now I am waiting for a chance to use them with my new skis. Keep looking......you will be able to find comfortable boots.

 
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Re: Anyone try to get into ski boot after cheilectomy?

i also had toe fusion and i had to miss the ski season. after 8 months i was able to fit into my ski boot without any problems and i did not have to buy new ones. the ski boot keeps the foot immobilized so it was great. i still have to compensate a little bit when i ski due to the fused toe.

 
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Re: Anyone try to get into ski boot after cheilectomy?

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One of the reasons I had the darn toe joint operated on was to be able to ski more comfortably! It took my husband and son to hold open the boot flaps wide enough for me to get my right foot into the boot.

Now at three months after cheilectomy, the joint is still too stiff and painful to get into my snow boots, let alone think about trying to force myself into ski boots.

Was anyone ever able to do this? And if so, how long after surgery?
Yes, some 2 months after cheilectomy, still big pain in doing actions like this, but then big, fairly rapid improvement, and I played my first 90 minute, 11 a side, pain-free soccer match 79 days after cheieloctomy.

 
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