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Whats hallux valgus?

Whats hallux valgus?

Bunion: Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion. Hallux means big toe or great toe. Valgus means bent out and is used to describe a deformity in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body. Hallux valgus is when the great toe is bent out away from the midline of the body. This is a common deformity seen in 9 out of 10 women. ...Read more

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Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

In part. : Hallux rigidus is not clearly hereditary but there is probably some component that predisposes some to this problem. However, the major determinants are previous trauma to the joint and repetitive injury that accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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What is "hallux rigidus"?

What is "hallux rigidus"?

Arthritic big toe: Hallux rigidus is a condition with no or very limited movement of the big toe joint. This usually secondary to progressive arthritis of the joint or joint injury. A stiffer shoe and good support is usually helpful. Many times surgery in necessary. See for foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is hallux rigidus?

What is hallux rigidus?

Pre-Arthritic : Hallux limitus is a pre-arthritic condition of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe joint), that causes narrowing of the joint space, impaction of the phalanx bone upon an elevated first metatarsal, and, and restricted dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the joint. Over a period of time due to gait dorsal spur of the first metatarsal may develop further restricting range of motion & pain. ...Read more

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What is hallux valgus?

What is hallux valgus?

Big toe angulation: Hallux valgus is a progressive disorder that is often described as a deviation of the big toe creating a “bump” on the side of the big toe joint which may become painful. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the framework of that joint and possibly adjacent joints. In later stages, the big toe may lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’. ...Read more

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Is hallux rigidus always painful?

Not always.: Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe which can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How painful is hallux rigidus surgery?

First: Everyone perceives pain differently. Second, there are many different procedures to cure this issue. Rest assured if you have pain and this is why you are doing the surgery, you will be given pain killers for post op and ultimately your problem will be fixed. ...Read more

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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

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 more

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What is a bunion? And hallux valgus?

What is a bunion? And hallux valgus?

Structural deformity: Some differences, but basically used interchangeably. Bunions are a bony prominence with joint misalignment. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. Dr l. ...Read more

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Describe hammer toe surgery?

Describe hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the hallux valgus?

What is the hallux valgus?

Angulation big toe: Hallux valgus is the term often used for a bunion. The bunion is the bump that you see. Hallux (means big toe) valgus (means pointed away from the midline of the body) so hallux valgus refers to the condition where the big toe is pointed out towards the other toes. It is sometimes painful but not always. ...Read more

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What does "hallux valgus" mean?

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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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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Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Gout?: I will add an alternative answer here. One toe pain with redness and swelling can also be gout. This is a very significant pain, however, and usually is accompanied by swelling and redness. Gout is easily diagnosed by your family physician. ...Read more

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How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

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 more

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