My pain was a 7 out of 10. I had throbbing pain whenever wearing shoe or during physical activity. I experienced pain during long drives, long walks, working out and running. It was all painful. This was the best experience ever! Surgery was a dream, I'm recovering fast. Physical therapy is the toughest part, but I'm improving at a normal rate which is wonderful. The doctor and staff are the best ever! Surgery did not hurt like I though it would. Have it done! Can't wait to get my other foot done!Marybeth Kayne