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I'm getting surgery to remove a bone spur from underneath my big toe nail im wondering if I'm going to need a boot or crutches after the operation ?

I'm getting surgery to remove a bone spur from underneath my big toe nail im wondering if I'm going to need a boot or crutches after the operation ?

POST OP CARE: Resection of Bone spur. Discuss with your surgeon the post op care recommendations. It may depend on the type of surgery, your response to surgery and underlying health issues. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more

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When will i be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?

When will i be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?

???: Assuming you are recovering from the surgery with a bandage, you should wait until it isfully removed. I really do not see any reason why you can't get pedicures after foot surgery. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Many possibilities: Possible symptoms could include pain, swelling, numbness, bony prominence, redness, and the development of callus at the site. Consult with your physician and have an xray taken to see if there is a spur or not and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur right below my big toe on the side. Are bone spurs serious?

I have a bone spur right below my big toe on the side. Are bone spurs serious?

They could...: If you have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, poor circulation, or autoimmune disorder. See a podiatrist if you have one of these conditions. Bone spurs can cause serious pain, so se what relief options you have available to you. ...Read more

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Pain at the base of my big toe when i bend it, i thought it was just dry skin but i fixed that and still pain.Do I have a bone spur or what?

Pain at the base of my big toe when i bend it, i thought it was just dry skin but i fixed that and still pain.Do I have a bone spur or what?

Perhaps you : Have pain as a result of having a funtional hallux limitus and so the mpj doesn't flex well and more pressure gets placed on the bottom portion of the toe. That's something i'd look at. ...Read more

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Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused

Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused

Turf toe is more of : A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...Read more

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Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more