pr glo: I know for sure the surgery on the heel spurs worked really well for me. I had one heel done about 10 years ago, only had one at the time. It is the simplest surgery I know of. The incision is about one half inch on both sides of the heel they do it orrthoscopically. A couple of bandaids, no stitches, and you can walk right out. Now this one seems a little more sensitive than I remember. Could be because of the bunion , hammer toe, and having both feet done within such a short period of time. I had orthotics made about 15 years ago I now have three pair, because of all my foot pain. This podiotrist told me I will have to continue to wear them.
My feet feel a little better every day. I'v read it sometimes takes up to six months to fully recover. So I can't expect to run the marathon this year. JUST KIDDING. I'll be happy just to be able to walk around the block a couple of times without much pain. I really should still be icing my feet and not being on them so long. This is the first time today I have actually sat down. I had so many things back up on me , everthing was starting to make me nervous. My husband is always there for me. But you know there are some things you just can't expect from others. The bunions feel fine and are hardly brused or swollen . Considering they cut down the top of your toe abou 4 inches sclice the bone brake another bone and stick a pin in it. The hammer toes had similar incisions and they remove some bone and cut ligaments. They are both swollen and stiff. Really aren't to bad. I have an appointment on Monday. Hope I don't get scolded for not continuing the therapy. I still have alot of back pain and knee pain from the exercises the had me doing.
CaMama : Ya the rag scrunch, rubber band and the marbles. My grandson joins in on the marbles , he thinks it's a game. He's 3 going on 19 when the know everything and are invinsable. (they think). I would have been fine with those but when they threw in the exercise bike, situps , leg bends NO WAY. My body cant take that.
Havent heard of psoriatic arthritis . I'll have to look that one up . You never know with arthritis how many types youll get, the severity, or how many. Ain't life grand. Hoping the best for both of you. june