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6 months now since halux valgus with tendon release and big toe is no more mobile now than then! Still very painful, surgeon does not know why, so fitted with a full carbon fibre insole to stabilise the joint. Am walking better with it in and manually trying to mobilise the joint every day without weight bearing. Appt with surgeon next week to review the situation with a view to a further op to fuse the joint. I am getting very anxious and emotional about this as I can see myself back in the walking boot for 6 weeks and learning to walk a different way-again. Not sure what the implications are for footwear and mobility with a fused joint. Am only 56 and do occasionally like to wear a moderate heel but can't with my foot as it is so should I get it fused? Decisions......Lost my job in retail as I couldn't be on my feet and feeling very down now after 6 months. Sorry to be so depressive when you all seem so upbeat and improving.
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