I have foot pain mostly concentrated around the ball pad area. I have always had very high arches The problems started out of the blue with cross over toes a couple of years ago and has evolved to where the metatarsyl bones are veering inwards and I can no longer stand on my toes or walk for more than 10 minutes on hard surfaces without pain. I also have arhritis issues effecting my back, knee and neck shoulder areas that may be related. I have noticed my feet are becoming somewhat deformed. I tried custom insoles, I regularly use ice at night and have tried various supplement to reinforce the bones and have seen an Osteopath and recently an Acupuncturist. Having no improvement I saw a surgeon who has recommended minimally invasive foot surgery- one foot at a time to straighten the metatarsyls followed by bunion surgery the following year. It seems a radical step to take but in my sixties I worry the problem will evolve and become more difficult if I wait. It is a tough decision and I wonder if there is anyone who suffers similarly and has had this sort of surgery.
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