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Is there a difference in a walking boot? I have from an ankle surgery &my doc said I could use it. Big toe fusion surgery.it hurts end toe joint

Is there a difference in a walking boot? I have from an ankle surgery &my doc said I could use it. Big toe fusion surgery.it hurts end toe joint

Yes: With post op immobilization of toe I can't fathom the need to immobilize the ankle your using the old boot won't hurt you it's the rocker bottom on the boot that will help . the I just don't see the bed to immobilizing the ankle we used post op shoes for foot surgery but both would work ...Read more

Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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What is it like to have a 2nd toe joint fusion?

What is it like to have a 2nd toe joint fusion?

It stabilizes: The toe but doesn't allow bending. I can't tell you how it feels as i never had one, i only perform them, i think it's a good procedure when indicated. ...Read more

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What can I expect when getting a 2nd toe joint fusion?

What can I expect when getting a 2nd toe joint fusion?

Expect: A fusion is the removal of a joint and usually using a pin to achieve bony fusion resulting in a straight toe. There will be no joint where there once was one and thus no motion . It is an acceptable compromise for a joint/toe position that was painful. Please consult your surgeon for any and all questions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a joint fusion in the first joint of the big toe?

Can you tell me about a joint fusion in the first joint of the big toe?

Joint fusion: Actually there isn't enough space here to go into indications , procedure (s) , as well as ins and outs. Speak to your anticipated surgeon. I always have patients in for a q and a session when surgery is anticipated. ...Read more

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How do I find out why i'm having pain in my toe joints?

How do I find out why i'm having pain in my toe joints?

You see a dr: Xrays, clinical exam and possibly blood work may be done to help find the etiology of your pain. ...Read more

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What options are there for getting toe joint restoration?

What options are there for getting toe joint restoration?

Options: Realistically , surgery is your only option. See your podiatrist for an evaluation ...Read more

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What could cause joint pains in the toe?

What could cause joint pains in the toe?

Arthritis: Different forms of arthritis both inflammatory or osteoarthritis which is a degeneration of cartilage. Hammertoes which are toes that aren't straight also can cause pain as the top of the bone can rub against the shoe causing a corn or inflammation at the joint. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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