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pain worseten weeks after cheilectomy

Posted by liz g on 7/31/03 at 15:23 (125803)

had cheilectomy operation on right foot ten weeks ago in more pain now than before, had a steroid injection for possible trapped nerve but pain just as bad, anyone got any knowledge on this i would be very grateful/

Re: pain worseten weeks after cheilectomy

Dr. Z on 7/31/03 at 19:12 (125822)

Where is the pain. On the bottom of your foot. On the top. With motion

Re: pain worseten weeks after cheilectomy

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/01/03 at 12:00 (125889)

liz:

Extra bone forms on top of a diseased big toe joint as the body's attempt to limit motion (splint) the joint. If that extra bone is removed, allowing motion, then the joint can sometimes hurt more. The key question is... 'what is the condition of the caritlage in the joint?' If the cartilage is in bad shape, more than a cheilectomy may need top be performed.
Ed

Re: pain worseten weeks after cheilectomy

liz g on 8/03/03 at 12:02 (126106)

the pain is on the top of my big toe and the bottom of this and all my other toes with motion i am never free from pain and am unable to work at the moment because of this,