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A 41-year-old member asked:

does a hammer toe hurt?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Maybe: If the deformity is severe enough it can hurt, or if the toe rubs on the shoe it will cause pain.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
If it becomes: Arthritic and/or if a corn develops.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
They may or may not: Not all hammertoes will hurt. Pain usually will result from the use of ill fitting shoes.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
It can.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat", and sometimes this can be very painful, whether due to the underlying arthritis or a callus that forms due to the deformity.

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Can a doc fix a broken toe after 5yrs of it being broken?

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Yes: It is possible to surgically correct an old injury.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Are high-arches of the feet advantageous in any way?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Not really: But i did hear once ( not confirmed) that many elite tennis players have high arched feet. So you can try your luck at tennis.
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Is pain common after a tkr?

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A 38-year-old male asked:

I believe I have a large single milia (about 1/2" relativey flat) in the center of my cheat. I have been able to "empty" it once but it is painful. What is involved in removing it?

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Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Easy.: See your dermatologist and he/she can numb it, and shave it off--no problem.
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A 59-year-old female asked:

How long does it generally take an arthritic foot to fuse? Its been five years so far that's its been trying to fuse.

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Maybe never: A arthritic joint will tend to have less range of motion and more stiffness but will not necessarily fuse. Surgery is normally required to fuse a joint. There are are other treatments for arthritis in the foot depending on the location, symptoms and function. See a podiatrist for evaulation and discussion of treatment options.

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