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Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of bones identified as sesamoid or sesame seed shaped bones. These are small bones found in several areas of the foot. The ones generally associated with sesamoiditis are found embedded in a tendon that helps flex the big toe downward. They are ball of the foot just under ...Read more
Depends: Corns on toes can be caused by extrinsic (shoewear) and/or intrinsic factors. Eliminating tight shoes is the first step. Corn care with shaving, soaks, and padding can help. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for corns caused from toe deformities that don't respond to nonoperative measures. See a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Please forgive me. I wish they were all this easy to answer. The vegan diet is promoted as curing almost everything. In reality, the major benefits are moral -- which I greatly respect. Toe fungus may respond to topical measures but is more likely to require a month or so on a good oral antifungal. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There are no shoes available to prevent a bunion from forming. A bunion is usually due to a biomechaical imbalance in the foot leading to a bunion deformity. A(n) custom orthotic may be of help in controlling the deforming forces leading to a bunion. Once you have developed a bunion the only way to alleviate the bunion is surgical management if it becomes problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the bone : Restricted range of motion before, then yes it will likely increase range of motion on its removal. ...Read more
Maybe?: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bioabsorb sutures in retrocalcaneous didn't absorb. I've spurs and tendonitis. Dr recommends removing heel. Looking for options or things to know/ask.
Topical antifungals : Roughly work in 10% of cases or less but this would all depend on severity of condition, so if infection is superficial than the odds go up. Oral lamisil, (terbinafine) if can be taken is still the most effective medication based on medical studies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A mortons: Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present. Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Prolotherapy: I'm utilizing a series of dextrose prolotherapy injections to treat difficult cases of achilles tendonitis. A couple a studies validate the benefit of these potentially regenerative injections. Of course, treating any case of recurrent tendonitis involves determining the causes and eliminating these. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?
IT CAN BE FIXED: To be clear, you had a dorsiflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal, and it was raised too much? If so, the surgery is essentially reversed to drop the metatarsal down. That should be done, to avoid arthritis at the bunion joint. You're young, so this should be done. Why was it done initially? Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more
Can gout crystals form on plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis while otherwise asymptomatic for gout?
No: No only develops inside a joint like the big toe joint or ankle joint. A joint is where to bone come together. Lumps within the plantar fascia are normally plantar fibromas. Most of the time if they don't hurt we don't do anything about them. ...Read more