I am currently a basketball player that's been dealing with hammertoes/corns for about 12 years now. Couldn't really deal with the discomfort and pain anymore so I decided to get the hammertoe/corn removal procedure done about 2 months ago on all 8 toes except my two big toes (yeah I know, brutal).
It has been exactly 2 months since the procedure and a month since PT and I can do slight running and jumping but with pain in my toes, which I do believe isn't a good sign. I consulted with my podiatrist and he told me that the pain was originating from the inflammation of my toes from the procedure. He recommended cortisone shots to eliminate problem.
Is the cause of my problem from a slow healing process or is it just the inflammation that's causing the pain? Are the cortisone shots a good idea? Will it better or worsen the problem? Are there any substitutes besides the injection? What would you recommend?
You had 8 toes operated on which is alot of trauma. Do all your toes hurt, or it is really only 2 or 3? Try foam toe caps to protect the more sensitive toes. And shoes like Hoka One One that have a stable Rocker (less to bend). Or you can try shoes with a wider toe box like the New Balance 990s, etc. See what helps. You can see if a full length insert, like Sole or Powerstep can immobilize the toes without crowding. I hope this helps you some. Rich