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I was butchered by a podiatrist, who didn't finish a nerve job in left 4th digit.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 25, 2014
  • 01:07 PM

Now I'm left with unbelievable deep tissue blistering and so much pain I cannot wear closed shoes. Not good for walking in snow & ice! The surgery was to remove a Morton's neuroma - 5 years ago, in the 3rd intermetatarsal space. The nerve serving the 4th toe medially was to have been removed. That was left in place and, subsequently, formed an amputation neuroma, which also affects the 3rd toe laterally. Now, the 2nd toe is involved, because the nerves share information across the synapse. At the other end of where the Morton's was removed, that part of the nerve was supposed to have been cut into the instep, so there would be no weight-bearing when the amputation neuroma formed. An amputation neuroma is ~ the size of a b-b; it's scar tissue.
I've no way to buy medical insurance and no way to pay out-of-pocket.
Does anyone know what, if anything, I can do for this incredible pain? It has impacted my life in a very large way. My cravings in life are step aerobics and hiking & I cannot do either right now.
Last winter, I missed 5 months of step. I have already lost 2 thick layers of skin at the tip of the 4th toe.

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