1st Step Pain a requirement for SurgeryPosted by CarlW on 9/15/03 at 13:47 (130080)
I posted a question on the Foot Surgery Board a while back but am still not clear on the responses.
When it comes to surgery is first step pain a requirment?
If yes, then why and is there another surgery suggested?.
If no, does lack of it reduce the probability of success?
I no longer have first step pain but have localized insertional pain.
I have had all available tests and treatments.
Re: 1st Step Pain a requirement for SurgeryEd Davis, DPM on 9/15/03 at 18:48 (130116)
First step pain is not a requirement for surgery. We do prefer to exhaust all conservative treatments before proceeding with surgery though.