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Doctor insights on: How Do They Fix Hammer Toes And How Long Must I Be Off My Feet Afterwards

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How do they fix hammer toes? And how long must I be off my feet afterwards?

How do they fix hammer toes? And how long must I be off my feet afterwards?

Hammer toe: This depends on the severity and flexibility of the hammertoe and any other joint contractures. Examples include: simple transecting of a tendon on the underside of the toe, cutting of bone to resect a portion of the contracted joint to reduce the deformity with possible creation of a surgical fusion. Other procedures or fixation may be needed. Time off feet depends on what procedures are done. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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


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How to get rid of hammer toe scars on my feet?

How to get rid of hammer toe scars on my feet?

Try Mederma: It will also depend on how old the scars are. There is not much you can do. ...Read more

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Have bunion left foot, hammer toes, and a corn on second toe. How do I fix my feet?

Have bunion left foot, hammer toes, and a corn on second toe. How do I fix my feet?

Usually Surgery: These are structural deformities. Surgery is needed to correct the deformities. Symptoms can be improved with better shoes and supports. See your podiatrist to discuss the options and see what is best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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I had hammer toe bunionectomy and neuroma surgery on my foot. How long before i can walk?

1 day to 4 weeks: After neuroma surgery you can walk immediately as well as with hammertoe procedures. The rate limiting surgery is the bunionectomy. After some procedures it is ok to put weight immediately on the foot in a postop shoe or a walking brace (usually a soft tissue procedure) other types where the bone is cut or fused and held in place with screws/plate may have no weight for 4-8 weeks. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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My feet burn off and on for 2 months now and my left big toe has been numb long what can cause this?

My feet burn off and on for 2 months now and my left big toe has been numb long what can cause this?

Many reasons: Bilateral nerve pinching at ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome), plantar fasciitis, polyneuropathy such as diabetes, small fibre neuropathy perhaps. Visit a podiatrist or an orthopedic foot specialist and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Have bunyon left foot, hammer toes too. How complicated is the surgery to fix them?

Have bunyon left foot, hammer toes too. How complicated is the surgery to fix them?

Not complicated: Surgery is not complicated, however, it does require a period of immobilization after surgery pending on the type of procedure chosen by your surgeon. It takes at least 6 weeks to recover and i usually tell my patients that expect to be in regular shoes by 3 months after surgery. ...Read more

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