Taping and also foot exercises may help you treating this conservatively. This can be due to the gap after the surgery.
I would suggest you to go for a second opinion with a podiatrist and keep surgery as the last option.
Thanks, I'll keep on taping and hope for the best.
I forgot to ask. What kind of exercise do you suggest that might help my toes get back together? Thanks.
You would need to follow up with a physiotherapist but I can suggest you some exercises.
1) Begin mild, assisted range of motion exercises. You can download other exercises on online search engines. Grasp the big toe near the base of the toe close to the big toe joint. Gently flex the toe upward until resistance is met and mild discomfort is experienced. Then hold for approximately 10 seconds. Perform this 3 times; then flex the toe downward in the same maneuver for 3 sets of 10 seconds each. Then do this unassisted and increase for 6 sets and till you are able to perform them completely. 2) Begin gravity assisted and weight bearing exercise programs after you can perform the initial exercises. This is performed by lifting the heel up, keeping the big toe on the ground and using body weight to force flexion at the toe. Stand on the toes for approximately 10 seconds at a time as tolerated. You can increase the intensity.
If you have any other complications follow up with an orthopedician.
Thank you for the exercise. I'll start them today. You are the best.