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Hammertoes

Talk about cosmetic foot surgery procedures and hand rejuvenation procedures, including cosmetic foot treatments for bunions, hammertoes, long & crooked toes, treatments for removal of hand wrinkles, age spots, and bony hand appearance.

Hammertoes

Postby bichonfrise » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:06 am

Anyone who has this problem, I would encourage you to have surgery. It's really not that big a deal. OK, so you'll limp around for awhile but in the end improvement is ENORMOUS! The scars, that soon disappear, are already much nicer looking than the ugly hammertoes.

My problem became severe in due time and I finally couldn't walk without pain. Even sneakers were painful, but you don't have to wait to get to that point! It's a lot like getting braces, you hit yourself over the head saying, "Why didn't I do this sooner?"
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Postby mmmmmm » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:17 pm

Hello!

How long were you unable to wear shoes after surgery? What was the pain like?

Mine are so awful that the outside two on each foot are curled under! Can't eve see the toe nails on my baby toe when I put nailpolish on.

Lastly...Was it expensive?

Thank You;

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Postby bichonfrise » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:05 am

My insurance paid for the surgery so I don't recall how much it was.

Hammertoes are unsightly and they will eventually cause a LOT of pain! I had my surgery in the spring so that I would have plenty of time to heal without abusing my feet with winter footwear. I was fine wearing shoes like sandals and espadrilles during the recovery period. The pain post surgery is bad for the first couple of days but you will be given pain killers. Your feet will of course be swollen and very tender for a few weeks. For about a year I would have an occasional sharp pain lasting about a second which is from the nerves healing.

Whatever the pain and inconvenience it's really, really worth it! Even the scars visible right after the surgery were so much more attractive than the original hammertoes! I was proudly wearing sandals soon after the wooden-soled shoe came off, though there was an intermediary period where I wore sneakers.
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doctor advice

Postby gettinabootay » Sun May 04, 2008 5:51 pm

Hello, I am in my late 30's and just began a job where I must wear closed-in pumps almost everyday. My feet get uncomfortable by noon no matter what shoe i put on...my toes next to my baby toes both have two corns each growing on them and now that summer is here I am becoming more embarrassed to wear my favorite sandals,.

I am thinking surgery may be an option for me before it gets unbearable physically and asthetically.

Is there a doc you recommend--I am in the DC area.

Thanks.
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Postby bichonfrise » Tue May 13, 2008 10:59 pm

Sorry, can't help you. I was operated on in NYC and I left the US six years ago.

It seems that no one in the US has a GP anymore, otherwise that would normally be the place to ask for recommendations.
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Re: Hammertoes

Postby KayBee01 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:24 am

Has anyone had surgery on "overlapping toes"? My second toe has completely gone over onto my big toe. I can put it back manually but it will not stay there. My Mom had the same issues (thanks Mom)!! I did have a cortisone injection when it first started for the pain which really helped. It does not hurt anymore at all...but its very hard to wear shoes because of the space needed (its only one foot) and I find it embarrassing to wear sandals. I appreciate anyone sharing.

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