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Old 02-20-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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Ladies--Heels after MTP toe fusion??

For all the ladies out there that have had their MTP joint below the big toe fused: Can you actually wear a small heel after the surgery/recovery period? I'm talking 2 inches max. Is it better if it's a wedge heel?


Old 02-20-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Re: Ladies--Heels after MTP toe fusion??

Hi vrouw63, before I had my surgery, I was starting to consider looking for negative heel know the kind where the heel is lower than the toe. I had some Dansko clogs which I could no longer wear, and had to wear absolutely flat shoes. Even those hurt. I can now wear my Danskos which have about a 1.5 inch heel. So, I suspect that I will be able to go to 1.5 inches anyway. It is quite exciting...... I think once summer comes I will see if I can find a dress shoe that is less sensible, yet still comfortable. I think I will have to consider the toe box because the toe goes straight forward. I imagine I will not be able to be too pointed. That's okay, because pointy shoes are not particularly comfortable anyway.
Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2013.

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Re: Ladies--Heels after MTP toe fusion??

hi, the wide toe box is most important. i can wear 2 and a half in heel, but i have to have a sling back so i wont slide. go to speciality shoe stores. it took be a very long time to fit into a shoe.

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Re: Ladies--Heels after MTP toe fusion??

Hi, I am having a big toe fusion in a week's time. Can you please let me know how you are getting on now? Any pain, how long was the recovery time, can you walk normally, can you walk far, can you wear small healed shoes on special occasion?? I would appreciate your reply as its all very scary!
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