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Hammer Toe Vs Bunion
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hammertoe repair: An incision is made overlying the contracted joint. The soft tissue attachments are released exposing the joint. The joint may be left separated or fusion of the ends may be attempted. For fusion, the cartilaginous ends of the bone are removed and the ends are approximated and stabilized via a wire, screw, pin, or implant. The contracted tendons may need to be cut or lengthened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All different: Hammertoes are the contracture of the lesser digits. Bunions as the lay person describes them is the deformity of the great toe as it begins to turn toward the second toe, sometimes crossing over/under it and the large bump on the outside of the big toe joint. A corn is a callus on the top of the foot and are commonly seen on hammertoes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Second toes (longer than big toe) both slightly curved towards smaller toes not hammertoe or claw toe?
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
1yr status po-op bil bunionectomy w2 screws at the big toe & 1 on the 5th; 5th toe screw displaced & 1 big toe screw head is rubbing muscle, help!
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers