In August 2006 I received a joint replacement on both of my big toes, by Dr Steed. I was in such pain, that I could hardly walk and my joints were both “bone to bone”.
After trying other non-evasive treatments, Dr. Steed and I decided to go forward with the joint replacements. I had a full knee replacement in 2002 and was not looking forward to the recovery of another joint replacement, but I needed to do something or give up walking without a lot of pain.
The day after my surgery I was totally without pain. There was no recovery other than the stitches and I have been pain free since then. I sincerely hope that when I have the need for other toe joint replacement that this same procedure is available. It’s been a “miracle” for me.