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foot pain on the ball of my foot after bunion surgery
I had bunion surgery in June and still having problems walking on my foot.The ball of my foot and pain between the big toe and second toe is really bad...extreme at night time.. and the longer im on it..the worse it gets.The only shoe I can wear is flip-flps and thats not really conducive to Boston winters..I've tried a foot insert from my Pod., and every kind of athletic shoe with no results. My Pod wants to remove the screws from my bunionectomy and the fibural sesamoid bone, based on the location of my pain and my inability of fully press my big toe to the floor. Has ony one else here has the same surgery and with what outcome? Thanks!
It does sound like your pain is from an irritation of the fibular sesamoid bone, BUT, it has only been four months since the surgery so to still have some residual pain is not out of the realm of normal.
Before consenting to more surgery, try some Physical Therapy along with continuing to wear a cushioned orthotic.
If after doing that you see a continued improvement on a weekly basis I would do nothing else. If, however, therapy and orthotics do not begin to relieve your symptoms, then you may have to consider additional procedures.
Marc Mitnick DPM