Originally Posted by LadyKanner
Flatfoot, I see your post was last year but I also have the same nerve burning sensation at the same toes from my subtalar fusion. My doctor said it was a normal side effect and warned me about it before surgery. At one point in time I couldn't stand anything to touch those toes but that has since subsided. I never had to take an medication for it. How are you doing after your fusion?
Take care everyone!
Hi, My surgury was two years ago. The nerve pain on the top and outside of my foot has gotten significantly better, and no more burning, but it still aches some when I walk several blocks. I expect that at two years post surgery what I experience now will be final.
What I find really "cures" my problem is wearing very hard soled clogs or shoes by D*****, where the bottom of the shoe doesn't bend and the pressure on the foot is even, not to the outside. I just wish they were made in a larger size as I'm to the last size and the closed shoes don't fit me, just the slides or sandals.
All of my other problems that the surgury was intended to correct are good and I'm generally pain free, sometime the tendon is sore, or I feel my arch a bit sore, but otherwise the surgery worked just fine. And I'm glad I did it.
Unfortunately, I need surgery on my other (left) foot and since it's not very bad, I'm having a hard time deciding to just - do it now. The doc says its better to do it before something tears. I'm going to get a new orthotic for that foot that has an ankle brace attached to it. Let's see if I wear it, and if it helps!