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by Kathy Jones
I am a very healthy 31 year old cosmetologist. So my feet are very important to me! I had what was suppose to be a bunionectomy in Dec.2008, I have recently found out that it was a bunion repair. I have not been told what the name of the surgery was, so let me explain the best I can. The doctor made 2 incesions the first between the first and second metatarsal, where he cut the tendon and tied it to the bones then he made one across where the big toe and foot meet and he shaved bone from the joint. I ended up with a staph infection and over the course of the first month after surgery I tryed 4-5 different antibiotics. None seemed to do much good. I went to see my family doctor because the foot doctor released me. My family doctor found what appeared to be a forigen body. We had that removed and sent to pathology. After that surgery I felt great for about 2 weeks. Now almost 5 month later I have seen 4 specialist and have gotten 4 different answeres. My foot hurts so bad at time that I could cry. I can prop it up and it swells, I can leave it down and it swells, it is always either purple or red. Just depends on what color it wants to be for the moment. I am at my witts end and wondered if you could offer me any information.
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Michael D. Ebeling
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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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