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Hello Dr M,If you remember me,I had written to you several months ago after a bench had fallen on my left foot and crushed the left 3rd toe and fractured the 2nd toe on 8/26/2010. Since then I had 3 surgeries to try to save the 3rd toe. April 2011 was the last surgery to amputate it. After that surgery I was left with swelling on the top upper and side of my left foot and a stump neuroma. I had a series of 7 alcohol shots an MRI which showed nothing,then 5 cortisone shots. Finally my Dr surgically removed a big Stump Neuroma and freed a ligament from scar tissue. 10 days later I felt flu like symptoms and under my cast a burning feeling. Dr said it was Staph infection,and 2 the next day I had a debridment done.Two days after that I wake up in agony with Cellulitis. I am hospitalized and have another debridment and a piece of bone removed. Tiny piece.5 days later another debridment,the wound vacuum would not fit because of the shape of the wound. All of my 7 surgeries were done through the same cut. Was stitched up.3 1/2 months later I am still suffering. I now have Edema all the time. Discoloration and pain still top,side and now bottom where neuroma was. i have been wearing a compression stocking and elevating and icing foot. Can't wear New Balance
with the orthodic because foot is too swollen,even went up a size in shoe. Podiatrist says 2nd toe is now a Hammer toe and can cause a stress fracture,Xrays showed none. Please help me,tell me what to do. Podiatrist says He cannot do anything else for me. I am at the end of my rope Almost 2 years dealing with this issue. I want to know what should be my next step.
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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