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I had a spur removal surgery on my foot last December. It was small grow near the big toe on my right foot. It bothered me when I used some shoes but I was able to walk long distance without pain. I was told it was simple surgery and I could used all my shoes and will not have pain for at least 10 years. Now, It has been about 4 months and I have not be able to walk without severe continued pain around the articulation. Every step I take hurts like the toe / join is broke. I cannot use any shoes beside the ugly orthopedic shoe, I cannot wear a dress and I feel embarrassed at work without dressy shoes. It hurts even when I am in bed. It seems the space in the join is narrower now than before the surgery. I do not understand what happened. I used to walk for three hours in the mountains without any problem, now I cannot walk at all without severe pain. The podiatrist that did the surgery does not want to explain what happen and he said I probably have arthritis. He did not tell me that before the surgery. I have pain from the first week after the surgery.
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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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