18 months later.

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18 months after scarf op and I do still have a larger joint , have to buy bigger shoes still. I don't have the bunion, just a deeper joint. Can't wear high heels any more.  Do still get pain in the joint. But it is arthritic as well.  The top side of the toe is numb but underneath  is not? Movement is limited still. I think it's as good as it's going to get. I keep active  and massaging it helps a bit. The other foot needs doing ...........as now it's a different shape to the other foot, I have to put an insole in that shoe  as that's still a 7 but the other is an 8 .........I would welcome any other 18 months later people's  comments.

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    I am 1 year after lapidus and I have the same problem, I had the lapidus surgery, and I have rigid hallux the joint doesn't move, life is much more complicated!! So sorry for what your going through,

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    Hi Anita,

    I had surgery 20 months ago and then surgery again 6 months ago...second one to take out screws that I was allergic to...and of course the original doctor said I couldn't possibly be allergic to the screws!!   I'm have another surgery in two weeks...sounds like you have the same thing as me.  I have a locked toe joint which is extremely painful.  My new surgeon is going to cut some bone out and place an inert hinge in the toe joint.  He's done this surgery many times and is very good at it.  He promises it will relieve all my pain.  I, too, have a "deeper joint."  It feels as if I'm walking on a golf ball.  A good way to alleve some of the pain is larger shoes with as much padding as you can put in the shoe.  I actually have an idea for a new shoe...one with a very high top which would enable me to put LOTS of padding in the shoe which would minimize the pain at the bottom of the toe joint.  I assume you're in the UK.  If you were in the US I would recommend the doctor that I'm using...he's very good...Good luck to you!

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    Hi everyone sounds similar to me too! I had both mine done in January 2015 then the screw taken out of my left foot in September. My right foot is great but the left foot joint is big and the toe still goes off to the left. It still aches and makes walking odd. I had an injection at the same time as having the screw out which stopped the pain under the joint but my surgeon said that is as good as it will get unless I want to have another op and have a plate inserted. Glad i'm not on my own but equally i'm sad that with all the pain, rehab etc we went through we aren't 100% yetsad

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