stinging and discomfort after removal of bone spur from second toe
(The Villages, FL USA)
Since my surgery for the above condition two months ago, I am still having some throbbing and stinging on the toe. I had a cortisone injection two weeks ago, but it hasn't helped. I clog twice a week but it is becoming difficult to continue this activity. I am a 73 year old woman. I try usisng toe wraps and toe separaters, but nothing helps very much. I am afraid of more surgery as I am quite active. Any suggestions for me?
Hi Barbara, Two months is too early to tell if the surgery failed or not. I would give it a minimum of at least six months and then re-evaluate. If six months from now the toe still bothers you, but less then it does today, you are probably on your way to healing. If there is no improvement then further surgery might be indicated. Keep in mind, the older you are the longer it takes for things to heal. Marc Mitnick DPM
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