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Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Hiking after Hammertoe arthroplasty on 09/26/2009 19:47:40 MDT Print View

Has anyone had surgery for hammertoe problem? It is called Hammertoe arthroplasty. See:

http://tinyurl.com/yabal47

I am scheduled to have it done within a month. On my JMT hike this year, I hiked with a doctor who noticed the problem I had, which was that after about 7 miles of hiking, my right foot would start to hurt and slow me down to half my normal pace. Some days it got quite painful. I did finish the JMT but decided to see a Podiatric Surgeon afterwards. My foot was x-rayed and I could see how severe the problem was. I'm told afterwards, that I won't be able to hike for 3 months. I'm curious if others have had this problem and how well they could hike after the 3 months of healing. Thanks.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
hammertoe on 09/26/2009 19:55:00 MDT Print View

Roleigh,
If you still have my email talk to my wife. She has had a couple of toes done.