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    Yes I've had this for years and it has now been treated - for good I hope. How can I help.

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      I had a big toe fusion which, of course, I put off. I spent many years in pain, my footwear tolerance became more and more diminished, and I couldn't walk properly which impacted on other joints like my knee and hip. The fusion takes a good 6 -9 months to recover from but it's been amazing for me. I had no choice in the end as the OA in the toe was so bad the bone was rubbing on bone.

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      Really pleased this worked for you, I have thought about this but the thought of being knocked out puts me off, but what are the options??? how long did you cope before the op?

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      so sorry for late response - have been felled by back spasms but that's another story. I tried for years to cope with the foot pain but in the summer I could only wear one pair of sandals and my winter options became more and more limited as the joint was so swollen and misshapen. I had steroid injections for a few years but then they said there was nothing to inject into. When I saw the ortho surgeon she said I had waited too long and on x-ray said it was one of the worst cases she had seen. I understand anaesthetics are scarey for many people but I've had so many over the years I don't worry any more. Foot surgery takes 9 months to fully recover from but it is the end of pain and my footwear choices are gradually increasing. Hope that helps.

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