I'm about to have true bunion (sometimes people call corns bunions, but corns are no big deal; bunions can become a very big deal) on side of big toe removed with internal fixation using orthopro implant. I'm scared because I have pain between first two toes, not too much on the actual joint. My arthritis isn't that bad and the joint doesn't hurt that much because bone isn't rubbing on bone. So I'm wondering if they're doing the right thing.
I can walk a little bit okay without much pain, but can't even do household chores, barely run errands, normal every day activities become so painful and throbbing that I end up limping and having to sit down because I can't walk on it.
I'm only in my 30's and was bummed when I had to stop running because of a knee problem and now would be grateful just to walk again for more than a few minutes.
Have you had this surgery? Has it helped? Could it be something else? (Side note: I have a lot of other pain: electric shocks in the webspaces of the foot, cramping of the foot, back pain from tailbone and scoliosis).