I was very insecure about my feet and they were always in constant pain, even when wearing reasonable shoes. My bunions would sometimes hurt so badly that my feet would feel numb. Teetering on heels with pointy toe boxes encouraged the growth of hammertoes and corns. My toes were busted! What a horrible and unnecessary pain to live with. I never wanted to show my feet and lived in constant fear of someone seeing them. My family made jokes about my toes all of the time. I was insecure but more so, I was in pain.
I found a doctor and began my journey of correcting my feet abnormalities.
Here is what my toes look like today 10 months post-op. They are not perfect but they function better than before.
Left Foot update:
This foot underwent a bunion removal, plus hammertoe correction on toes 2, 3 and 5. The bunion healed pretty well and my scarring is in a good location. I rarely feel pain in my left foot bunion area. The corns on the 3rd toe are gone and most of my normal skin color has returned. I'm most impressed with the 3rd toe as its was the worst looking and feeling of them all. However, my little 5th toe (pinky toe) is still taking a beating and the stubborn corn just wont go away and from the look and feel, its gotten a little worse. I wear sensible shoes and rarely wear heels, yet my 5th toe bothers me in every shoe unless it is a sneaker. I will see my doctor soon to talk about the healing on this toe. Here is the before (right after surgery) and after (today) of my left foot:
Here is a pic of my left foot surgery scars. They are well hidden along the sides of my toes:
My right foot underwent surgery twice in the bunion area. The first time my foot remained a bit curved and some bone had to be removed to straighten the bunion. This foot always hurt me most. To date, I still experience bunion pain on this foot. I also had hammertoe correction on my 2nd and 3rd toes. My toes are very comfortable and I do not experience any pain there. Here is a shot of my right foot today:
As you can see, the scars of the surgery are well hidden. Though there is still a bit of of a 'curve' to the big toe. That is the area that still causes me pain.
Here is a side profile shot of the scar:
Overall, I am pleased with my progress. Though I am a little concerned with the regression of progress on my left pinky toe. I'll take my concerns and questions to my doctor. Please share your thoughts, comments and questions regarding my experience correcting my bunions and hammertoes.
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