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Doctor insights on: Big Toe Bone Spur Surgery Recovery

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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.

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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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About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

Where is it???: I know it seems like an obvious question, but depending on exactly where the spur is at, there can be a number of possible answers. Sorry!

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Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?

Bone spurs: Not necessarily. I recommend you have an evaluation with a sports medicine doctor or rehab doctor first. I doubt surgery is the answer.

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I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at?

I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at?

Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesions. If the redness is spreading out from your incision you should follow up with the surgeon as you may need antibiotics. If the scar is tight and skin is immobile you can do circular massage or use scar creams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm 7.5 weeks post hallux rigidus and bone spur removal. The tip and underside of big toe is numb and tingles. Also my big toe now touches the 2nd to?

I'm 7.5 weeks post hallux rigidus and bone spur removal. The tip and underside of big toe is numb and tingles. Also my big toe now touches the 2nd to?

Post op toe surgery: Numbness after toe surgery is not uncommon. However it should get better over time. If the big toe now touches the second, go back to your surgeon and ask him or her to splint the toes.

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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.

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Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?

Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?

Symptomatic: If you don't have gout or active arthritis, then quite likely you have nerve pain. For that, you can try several things: such as liniments, Lidoderm patches, or anticonvulsants--which are good for chronic nerve pain.

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Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Determine cause: Protecting the area from excessive shoe pressure is often helpful. Wider and more supportive shoes can also help. Orthotic inserts in shoes can improve poor biomechanics. It is best to determine reason for the spur to have occurred to treat properly.

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


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