Large gap between big toe and second toe!

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Hi. I'm nearly 6 weeks post op on a minimally invasive bunion surgery to my left foot. I've waited about 30 years to have a nice foot!!

I get my bunion sorted only to have a large V shape gap between my big toe and toe next to it.

I'm gutted as would love to wear pretty sandles. I thought that after having my bunion sorted and looking good I'd be able to wear pretty sandles but oh no. Not with this gap ??

Anyone else suffered this gap?

I'm hoping over time it may close up itself or I'm wondering if I may need some kid of surgery to correct the problem??

Thanks in advance


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    Hi, I had a large bunion and a broken toe next to my big toe.  At first appointment was told I could have bunion removed and the 2nd toe straightened. I had some pain but also struggled to get any shoes to fit.  On the dayof surgery the surgeon said that I had two options - have a big toe fusion, which meant that I would still be able to wear  a small heel, or to break my big toe, but if this was done the bunion could still come back.  He said unless I had lots of pain in my 2nd toe, it easn't worth doing that do.  I thought the bes toption was the former.  I'm still recovering from the op, and whilst it hasn't been particularly painful ( only pain seems to be where the some of the stitches did't come out and the areas are inflamed around them) my foot looks really wide and I have got an inch gap between my big toe and the 2nd one, so very disappointed and upset.  If I had read the reviews about this op, I would never have had it done.  I feel that the surgeon should have advised me of this outcome. 

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