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48 years old. I've got Stage II to Stage III hallux rigidus in both big toes, but it's worse in the left. I tape my toes and which provides support and relieves some of the discomfort when walking long distances, but I slightly roll my feet outward when i walk to avoid the pressure on the big toes..
Recently I learnt about Cartiva implant, but it's not available in Asia (I'm an expat working in Asia) therefore I have to wait until I have leave next June.
I'm okay to wait until next June and keep taping the toes, but I'm concerned that it will get worse in that time. I could get a cheilectomy here in the meantime but would rather wait and just have one surgery.
Is waiting another year the wrong choice? If there's anyone with a similar experience, would love to hear from you.
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