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middle toe leans to the left
My middle toe resembles MaryEllen's 2nd toe but just prior to it leaning I felt an excruciating pain in the mid section of the ball of my right foot...and that lasted about 3 days but gradually went away within a week. After that I noticed the toe leaning flush with the one next to the big toe. I can't move it independently anymore as I used to have a lot of flexibility in all my toes this feels weird to me. It acts in unison with the toe it's now leaning on. After a long day of driving a bus my foot is achy and tired on that whole front part of my right foot. This painful circumstance happened about 3 months ago. My Xrays from a year ago show that those two toes, next to the big one, are the same length to the knuckle. On the outside they are a nice slant down to the pinky toe so I had no idea they were the same length?! My doc says he could go in and cut the bone of the middle toe to give it that natural curve of the joints to the pinky, and that that's what was aggravated and did something to the bottom of my fleshy part of that foot...can't remember the exact details. sorry. I finally yesterday taped my right 3 toes of that right foot together--straightening that slanted middle toe (took 3 tries to get the right tension, lol) and it actually has felt normal all day! Can I or should I just live with taping it rather than surgery and possible scar tissue (which I do badly). I can handle taping...will get old, but beats not knowing what's in store. So is that ok for the LONG RUN? Thanks for your expertise, Dr.
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