I am scheduled for an artificial joint replacement in my big toe big joint. It has not really hurt that much anymore since I had the steroid injection. I have met a body worker who thinks he can cure it with Somatics and manipulation. I’m conflicted now. I’m 73 and have everything booked for the surgery, nursery home recovery and so forth. Do you think the steroid injection and manipulation alone could prevent the awful burning and swelling I had before?