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What is the treatment hallux valgus?

What is the treatment  hallux valgus?

The condition Is : When the great toe deviates towards the lateral aspect of the foot, towards the lesser toes and the first metatarsal deviated towards the midline of the body. Treatment is wider shoes or surgery, this is often referred to a bunion as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jay
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Hallux Valgus (Definition)

Hallux valgus, also called a bunion, is a clinical finding of enlargement of the bone of the joint connecting the big toe to the rest of the foot resulting in a protrusion, which ...Read more


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I'm having surgery for hallux valgus, what do I need to know?

I'm having surgery for hallux valgus, what do I need to know?

Lots: Ask about what the plan is for pain control after surgery, find out if you will be able to walk on that foot or if you will need to be on crutches and for how long, ask about the success rate for your surgeon, ask who you should call if there are any problems after surgery. Most importantly ask yourself if you are doing this for pain or for vanity. Pain is the reason to have it fixed. ...Read more

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Any exercise suggestions for someone who had hallux valgus surgery?

Any exercise suggestions for someone who had hallux valgus surgery?

Great toe motion: The main thing is to work on range of motion exercises for the great toe. This can be done at home or sometimes a physical therapist can be used. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

What to do if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

See below: You need to discuss this with your surgeon. This is a very common surgery ...Read more

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What do I need to know about undergoing a hallux valgus correction operation?

HalluxValgus Surgery: Depending on the degree of hallux valgus there are many different types of surgery that may be appropriate for you. You may have a screw inserted in the bone and you may be able to walk on the foot the day of the surgery. You need to be evaluated by a podiatric surgeon to determine the appropriate procedure for your foot. Newer surgical techniques create much less pain than in years past. ...Read more

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How long do I ask off if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

How long do I ask off if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

Depends on procedure: This is an important question to ask your doctor. Recover depends on the type of procedure. Some ways of fixing hallux valgus will allow you to walk on it right away and others may require 6 weeks or more of crutches. It also depends on your work. If you sit at a desk you might need 1-2 weeks off. If you do heavy labor then you might need 3 months. ...Read more

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Now I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation, should I be concerned?

Follow dr's advice: Make sure you allow yourself a smooth recovery without any setbacks - follow the instructions! ...Read more

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Have to undergo an hallux valgus correction operation. What should I expect from the surgery?

There are : Literally over a hundred different bunion surguries.....you need to pick a doctor you feel comfortable with, they will take xrays evaluate your foot and explain to you your options. ...Read more

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What does "hallux valgus" mean?

Technical term.: "hallux valgus" is the technical term for a bunion, the bump some people develop at the big toe joint. "hallux" refers to the big toe itself, and "valgus" means it's rotating toward the lesser toes. ...Read more

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