Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint Posted by Ruth Kersley 1/24/2014 4:23:00 PM
I have had endless problems after the fusion of my big toe 4 years ago. The main problem is lack of mobility and needing to wear rocker type shoes all the time. If I had known the downside truly I would never have gone ahead as the pain I get trying to wear normal shoes - even totally flat sensible walking shoes are uncomfortable. At the time I was told I would not be able to wear heels above a certain height but that just isn't true - no normal shoes feel right and dancing is painful except in mbt type shoes. I was told by a podiatric surgeon (Steve Kriss) that this could be reversed and I could have joint replacement surgery - am very nervous to have more surgery in case it fails and creates more problems. Also the established orthopaedic surgeon's attitude is extreme scepticism. What have you done so far?