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Hallux Rigidus Surgery
I broke my big toe 1.5 years ago.No surgery was needed but it's a bit crooked.Now my whole foot and knee hurt when I walk a bit more than usual.Help!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which doctors have experience performing hallux rigidus minimally invasive surgery in nj/pa or nearby states?
If you have beginnings of hallux rigidus with no pain, how many years might it be before you need surgery.
Sometimes never: Hallux rigidus can sometimes be treated conservatively with orthotics and steroid injections. If that fails, surgery may be necessary, but how long that may be depends on patients pain tolerance and activity level. Type of surgery varies from joint preserving procedures to joint replacement or fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For hallux rigidus, one surgeon said joint replacement, & one, fusion. I'm still mobile & want the less risky bone spur surgery. What do you advise?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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