Any hope out there?
April 11, 2011 11:04 AM Subscribe
About a decade ago, I stubbed my big toe so badly that I clearly broke it. My crappy University Health Services refused to x-ray it, insisting that it was just a normal stub. I have since had severe pain every step I take, I can't really bend it very well, it sits differently than the other toe, and I am incapable of wearing heels or doing various athletic activities that I am dying to do, or even wearing most flat shoes, or taking long walks. I fantasize about it being broken again and then set correctly, but I have no idea if this is something that is done. What do doctors tend to do in this kind of situation, so I have some idea before trying to arrange a way to see someone?
posted by asimplemouse to health & fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know you are not my doctor, etc., but if you have any insight into typical treatments or surgery I would really appreciate some sense of whether there is hope, or if toes are just too finicky to address in a helpful way. Many thanks for any input.