- anyone had Hammer Toe op ?
My mother is having this done real soon and has been given a set of special backward step shoes to use post op.
All I know is, is that she is having both done at same time due to the fact general anesthetics are a risk factor so so.
That it’s best to the lot done in 1 go!
It will take her away from driving until end of year iirc.
So that means I will have to arrange a damn grocerie delivery every fortnight ;d
Was there anything specifically you would like to know as my mother is also a nurse?
Alb. 😀Posted 5 years ago
George – in my very limited experience it depends on the surgeon – I have seen same guy at Ross Hall for fusion and neuroma and he said he likes his patients knocked out so they don’t distract him ! He does have a very good reputation and seems to know his stuff. Poss also different with benefit of going privately through work BUPA cover ?Posted 5 years ago
I have had a lot of problems with right foot in recent years – big toe fusion and Mortons Neuroma surgery. Podiatrist reckons 4th toe is likely to need hammer toe sorted imminently so probs back to BUPA surgeon next month. Have done the usual internet reading up but keen to hear of real experiences from fit folk – recovery times, how long off walking, swimming, riding etc
ThanksPosted 5 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
I have a genetic condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome or CMT for short. This affects the myelin coating on the nerves and in my case caused extremely high arches and extremely hammered toes from birth.Posted 5 years ago
When i was 11 or so i began a series of operations to reshape and rebuild my feet, including the lengthening of the major tendons, the breaking of my arches and big toes an resetting them. In the case of my big toes they were fused straight with steel pins down them!
Long time ago now, but i remember having inserts in my shoes to help keep my feet the right shape as they healed. One thing, you may be a little clumsy at first as you relearn your way of walking although in my case that was more marked as it was my big toes that were the main focus.
The rest of my toes are still hammered, although nowhere near as bad as before. My little toes are effectively useless and there was talk of removing them as they simply stick up and get in the way/rub on shoes etc.
carl – had mortons neuromas removed 2/3 and 3/4 in March – all was fine till late August when 4th toe started to take a bit of a curl and get swollen, painful and sensitive – also sore on the base of my foot beneath that joint. Was worried it was a stump neuroma but seems more likely a problem related to the change in foot dynamics from both big toe fusion a few yrs ago and neuroma surgery. Would rather avoid another op on that foot but it’s darned sore walking and aches all the time. Podiatrist has been trying a silicon splint thing for last few weeks, which relieves pain on base of foot but not much else – seeing him again Mon..
muddydwarf – jeez, that sounds a lot of pain….Posted 5 years agoAlbanachMember
Had both feet done (3 toes on each foot) when I was 15 or 16 they cut the tendons on the bottom and tied them to the top tendon.[list]. Can’t really remember much about it to be honest in terms of recovery time but having both feet done at the same time made moving around pretty difficult. Sorry I can’t be mor helpful.Posted 5 years ago
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