Might not be an issue for me. My foot is narrow in the heel and fairly average everywhere else. Definitely nowhere near wide anywhere.
As for the pain and meds, I'd be afraid to be on heavy pain meds long. Those things are hell on your body and terribs addictive. Note sure if marijuana is an option for you, but might be worth a shot.
"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz