It's been 8 months since my hammer toe surgery and so far no improvement. I've had two toes shorten, the joints removed to help with a callose that would grow on the second toe which formed a hammer toe and pain on the bottom of my feet. I'm still experiencing pain on the bottom of my foot and both toes are still very swollen. Will I be in pain for the rest of my life I feel debilitated. They say feet need a full year to recovery am I being impatient.