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Hi I would like some advice.
I have got, and are progressively getting worse bunions. My 2 feet both big toes are severley turning in and my left foot, the second toe is now a hammer toe and the big toe is pushing underneath it. I have very bony bumps on both inside of feet where the toes are turing inwards ( I am in no pain at all at least).
I have had bunions for many years but only last 6 months alot worse. I cannot wear nice shoes and only wide fitting boring shoes, and also what I could wear last summer, now I cant. I have to push my hammer toe down before I put on my shoes now. I have seen my gp who referrred me to a podiartrist who said yes they are bad and its due to biomechanics of my limbs and very tight calves and hypermobility of all joints. He said an op will not resolve the issue as its down to my tight calves and the way I walk, but he is to provide insoles which I must wear at all times- these are being made and will take 3 months to be ready. I have thought about this and my left foot has has got worse since I saw him ( 1 month ago). To be honest I am not convinced insoles will really do much. I am seeing my gp again this week for another referral to a private specialist this time and I will ask about an operation as I have been told in the past I will need one within next 5 yrs. I am 41 yrs old BUT I am a fitness fanatic. A lot of my feet issues have been made worse by teaching high impact classes, running, alot of sports training, plyometric work etc over last 15 years. I do not teach anymore however I train at an olympic gym doing alot of Cross fit training and high intensity training. I understand I will be unable to train for a few weeks ( this will kill me more than an operation as I train everyday), but as I have put this off long enough, I now have to accept that I do need an operation and soonber rather than later. Can anyone please tell me how long it takes to weight bear after the op and generally return back to normal activity- running, weights, cardio, lifting etc. I will need both feet doing so would it be better to do both at once or one first then the other? Also what about driving, can you drive at all?
Help!!Any advice welcome as I am desperate now!
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