When I walked it felt has if there were a stone under the joint of the foot where it meets the 2nd toe and the toe was starting to cross over the big toe. Physical therapy helped with the swelling a bit but the pain was still there. Dr. Horwitz recommended a surgical procedure to remedy both problems. Everything went as explained and it seemed that I was out of the walking boot even sooner that I had expected. Dr. Horwitz and his staff are extremely thorough, professional and friendly.