I'm four months post youngswick osteotomy/bunion surgery.  I've developed bad pain on the ball of my foot (sesamoiditis).  Weeks of PT, steroid shots, and bone stimulator have not helped.  The bone still isn't completely healed at four months out.  My doc wants to go in and take the two  screws out of my foot.  Has anyone had pain relieved after having their hardware removed?  Surgery is scheduled soon so just looking for some insight. Thanks!