Re: New toe joint 2nd toe
From what they are telling me I have Freigburg's Infraction..Which is the when the joint colapses and dies?? I have been given so many different diagnoses in the last 2 1/2 yrs from a neuroma, pinched nerve, tendonisis, stress fracture to this last one. I have been in constant pain for the last 2.5 years. I have had 2 mri's 1 bone scan been to the neurologist, chiropractor, PT, orthopedic and 2 different foot drs. He wanted me to have a bone stimulator but insurance co would not cover. This is the foot problem of a 20 year old ballet dancer or runner. Not a 50 yr old basketball game watcher.....LOL After 8 shots of cortizone and being in a walking cast for 6 months I am finally going to let them replace the toe joint. He did say that they have not had much luck with the joint replacement of the big toe but this is the second one and the result are better. I cannot walk bearfooted or in anything but my croc sandals. Tough with all the snow we have had.. I have spent a small fortune on shoes and orthotics....he tells me the surgery will last 1 hr and I will be able to walk right away without crutches or a cane, I will be in the walking cast for another 6 weeks...so we will see. Thanks,SueAnn
Last edited by Linc13; 03-10-2010 at 10:18 AM.