hammertoe

Mame C
By Mame C Latest Reply 2012-04-11 20:50:15 -0500
Started 2012-04-09 15:55:07 -0500

have any of you experienced hammertoe & have you had the surgery to correct it? Not sure if I need to go this route or if its worth the risk of infection. Thx for your input.


4 replies

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-04-10 06:11:58 -0500 Report

I have not experienced hammertoe so that is why I haven't responded to your inquiry until now, Mame. I thought that someone would answer. I Googled hammertoe and came up with this from Mayo clinic. See the multi page article here ~ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hammertoe-an...

Read what is there and judge for yourself whether the risk of infection is worth it for you. If you have some flexibility in your toe joints you could do without the surgery. My bias is always to correct what is wrong as naturally as possible without outside intervention like surgery. But if your joints are locked in place and you are having pain or are developing corns or calluses, then it becomes more pressing (no pun intended) regarding the surgery.

Praying that you have good fortune in your search for answers.

James

Mame C
Mame C 2012-04-11 19:47:20 -0500 Report

Thanks James for your reply. I've done alot of research after talking to my foot dr. about it. My toes are locked-4 on each foot. They dont hurt because I wear roomy shoes but hee suggests i go with surgery. I trust him but hesitate because of the infection reality. Believe me if something can go wrong with me, it usually does so I guess I thought because it can be a diabetes complication I thought someone may have dealt with it & have some input. But Thanks again for your input, I appreciate it

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-04-11 20:35:11 -0500 Report

From what I've read, part of the equation is the question: how good is your BG control? The lower, the less likely to become severely infected because your body heals better.