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(Sparta, Tennessee, United States)
I had surgery 10 months ago to correct hammertoes on my left foot. The doctor put screws in my 2nd and 3rd toe but not in my 4th. He just released some type of ligament(m.spelled). Anyway, I have been back several times expressing how much pain and discomfort I am having, but I can't get him to listen. He keeps telling me it is scar tissue that is tearing loose everytime I do something that the toes aren't use to doing. It isn't that I think he is a bad doctor or whatnot, but it bothers me because he won't listen to me. Everyday my toes are swelling and they are hurting so badly. The 3rd toe hurts more than any of them. It mainly hurts in the toe itself. I call it the belly of the toe. It is the part that is right below the joint or knuckle of the toe but not all the way down to the foot. It also hurts when I try and put my finger between any of my toes (2nd/3rd 3rd/4th) . It is one of those hurt but feel good feelings. They ache so much that I have to rub them. Nothing seems to help them. I have had numerous cortisone shots, steroid packs, etc. My primary care physician has decided to order a MRI, but I am afraid nothing will show up due to the screws. That is what my foot dr. had said anyway. I just wondered if you had any suggestions or insight or any advice at all.
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