foot problems after surgery

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I had surgery on my left foot 1 year ago last Christmas.
I had a “growth” on the top of my foot and a bunion.
When the surgeon opened my foot he found a ganglion growth.
When he took this off my foot and fixed my bunion he nicked my artery.
They brought in an arterial surgeon to fix it.
Nine months later the top of my foot looked and felt the same as it did before surgery- the bump was still there.
It is very painful and I could not get shoes on.
The surgeon said it might take a while for the swelling to go down.
(This was an orthopedic surgeon).
I then went to a foot doctor and he had a hard brace made for me to fit into my shoe.
I wore that for 9 months and it did not help at all.
I tried alternative medicine- having Novocain injected into the scar.
This procedure was very painful but I had it done twice.
The first time it seemed to help the pain on my foot for a few weeks.
The second time I had it done I was not so successful.
Now I am in so much pain.
My foot aches like a toothache throbbing all of the time.
Do you have any suggestions?
Please email me some options if at all possible.
Thank you.


    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    I am sorry your surgery did not turn out as you had hoped. You may have had one or more of the possibilities It doesn’t sound like the orthotics were helpful. See another foot specialist and explore your options. Good LuckVivian A DPM


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    To whom this may concern I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who was supposed to be the best. Well, after my painful surgery, I ended up with the 2nd and 3rd toe on both feet crooked. So crooked, that I’m embarrassed to wear sandals. When I put on a 2″ open toe pump, my two middle toes bend outward instead of sitting straight. At the time of my surgery, I was told that physical therapy would correct this problem. It never did. My question: Is there any way to correct this? I don’t mean to whine, but I’m really tired of people staring at my feet during a pedicure or when I go shoe shopping.Now, any person who talks about foot surgery to me I tell them to avoid it if possible. If it is not, which was my case, I then tell them only operate on the worst part. Don’t take a chance like I did and end up with feet from Mars. Looking back on this, I should have only had my bunions and worst corns removed my small toes. At least my middle toes would be straight. Thank you for reading my E-mail.


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