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Old 11-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question Will I ever wear high heels again

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I'm about to have bunion surgery and also, due to arthritis have the big toe fused. I am a professional female and I just cant see myself in business suits and flat shoes. The specialist has warned me that I will never wear heals again and this is a bit of a concern. I also love dancing and wonder about that as well. I'm getting mixed messages on the internet. Can any lady who's had the same problem give me some reassurance?.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Re: Will I ever wear high heels again

If they are not fusing it at an angle, find another doctor. It should be fused at an angle so that you can walk normally and then you would be able to wear a low heel. Go over to the Foot Problems board and search there. Several of the regular posters there have had fusions.

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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Re: Will I ever wear high heels again

I was told that if I wear heels a lot after the surgery that I could end up damaging my reconstructed foot in the long run, to me that is not worth it. I probably will only wear pumps on occasion. After all the pain I went though with the surgery and having to do it again on the other foot, no way. But I am not a working professional women anymore either, so I can understand your concern. Maybe you will just have to wear a comfortable type pump that won't do as much damage as a high heel would do.

 
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