Hammertoe surgery

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I recently had surgery on two toes (toes next to pinkie toes) on both feet.
I’m impressed with the results on the left toe, but not the right.
The corn and the pain on the left toe is gone.
Unfortunately, the right toe still has pain and the corn.
Shaving the corn on the right toe only offers temporarily relief then of course the corn grows back and so does that pain.
My doctor said that there was nothing more he could do for me and that surgery was not recommended since it could cause more scar tissue to formIs this true?
Is there nothing else a doctor can do for me to help eliminate this chronic problem?


    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    Without examining you, I can’t really say. See if you can get a copy of your X-rays and get another opinion.


    9 10

    I had hammertoe surgery on my left big toe (fusion of the joint), my second toe, and my little toe. It’s been about 7 months since the surgery and the swelling has gone down in the 2nd and last (5th) digit toes, but the big toe remains swollen. Is there anything I can do? My doctor told me that swelling can result from 6-12 months after surgery. He also said there is a chance that the swelling in the big toe may NEVER go down! Is this true, and if so, what can I do to reduce the swelling? Just keep my toe elevated, steroid injection? My doctor also said ice at this point was futile! Thanks a lot, and please get back to me soon!


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