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big toe cracks and hurts swelling of ankle and outside heel pain

Posted by sallie s on 7/08/04 at 13:17 (154857)

I need your opinion on surgery or those orthdoics ? the podiatist wants $350.00 for inserts. I'm considering surgery.My big toe hurts swelling of my right ankle,my heel spur hurts inside and outside my foot.Please help me or advise me.thanks

Re: big toe cracks and hurts swelling of ankle and outside heel pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 7/08/04 at 22:15 (154894)

Sallie:
We have not seen your foot. But if the problems you are encountering are do to excessive pronation (inward roll) of your feet then the orthotics have a good chance of helping you.
Ed