|The Toetal Plan
||[Aug. 21st, 2008|06:23 pm]
I went to see Dr. Khan Faruquoi today. Ummmm. He's HOT! He must be about 6'6" tall and nerdy with awesome doctor hair and cool glasses. Not only that, but he's super nice.|
He confirmed that there is a ligament that goes up to the end of your toe. When I stubbed my toe in December I ripped it from the end joint so it is no longer attached. Luckily I don't need it. For now the plan is to tape it to the other toe until I'm done with physical therapy. Putting off fixing it won't cause any damage and I can still do ballroom dancing if I want. I can even practice getting back into bellydance if my muscles allow it in releve.
If it doesn't stop swelling and interfering with activity, he will open up the top of the toe surgically and fuse the end joint of that toe, which will not be a very severe surgery. He said that hopefully it won't be needed and my body will stop trying to heal the tendon which isn't there by swelling and causing pain, but worst case scenario, if it continues doing this, come see him in 3-6 months and we'll fuse it so I can walk and hike without my toe hurting and swelling.
I like the plan and he is a cool doctor so far.