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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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My foot is still in pain after having surgery to fix hammer toes. What can I do?

My foot is still in pain after having surgery to fix hammer toes. What can I do?

See below: Not knowing how long ago the surgery was you should discuss this with your doctor.

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How long a day will I use the foot massager with tens, infrared and jade balls under my feet and the patches at my fingers for my numbness?

How long a day will I use the foot massager with tens, infrared and jade balls under my feet and the patches at my fingers for my numbness?

Numbness: Tens machine 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a day should help your symptoms. If you do this and you still are having problems with numbness, make sure to see your local physician.

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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.

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I went to a foot doctor around 3 weeks ago and had a mold of my feet for custom orthodics. How long does it normally take to get them in?

I went to a foot doctor around 3 weeks ago and had a mold of my feet for custom orthodics. How long does it normally take to get them in?

Orthotics: Custom orthotic delivery varies with the lab. In my office ours usually arrive in 10 to 14 days. Give your podiatrists office a shout and they will advise you as to when they will arrive. Good luck.

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What might cause foot pain on top of the foot? I have had two surgeries...a bunionecty and to repair hammer toes. I am still working on recovery.

What might cause foot pain on top of the foot? I have had two surgeries...a bunionecty and to repair hammer toes. I am still working on recovery.

Pain: This is best addressed by your surgeon. He/she knows what was done and when. None of the docs here have access to the x rays nor do we know what was the procedure. Your surgeon is your best source to answer any and all questions.

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I have a hammer toe and club foot problem, are there any treatments to alleviate the symptoms?

I have a hammer toe and club foot problem, are there any treatments to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Treatment options include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping. See a specialist to get the appropriate treatment.

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5-yr-old has painful hammer toes and flat feet despite nearly 3 yrs of orthotics and regular toe stretches. Would you recommend tendon clipping or???

5-yr-old has painful hammer toes and flat feet despite nearly 3 yrs of orthotics and regular toe stretches. Would you recommend tendon clipping or???

Second opinion.: I would recommend seeing a pediatric foot specialist. There are biomechanical issues that have to be considered. This cannot be determined without actually examining the patient.

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I had a total knee replacement. My toes are now seriously curved under like hammer toes (except large toe) experiencing serious swelling foot/leg now?

I had a total knee replacement. My toes are now seriously curved under like hammer toes (except large toe) experiencing serious swelling foot/leg now?

DVT???: I do hope that you have already called your Orthopedic surgeon. It's impossible to help you thru this venue, however, one of the potential complications (and I am sure that you are aware of this) after Orthopedic Surgery, is a DVT (blood clot). Although we use blood thinners post-op, there is always a possibility of a DVT, so PLEASE contact your Orthopedist immediately for further advise.

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I have small brown raised dots on the bottom of my feet and one on my toe started off with one now I have 10 what could this be?

I have small brown raised dots on the bottom of my feet and one on my toe started off with one now I have 10 what could this be?

Plantar warts?: It's really hard to tell from your description. Consider having them checked out by a doc. You could also try a virtual consult here on HealthTap! Good luck!

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I walk between 4&6 miles and the top of my foot below my toes will black and blue. It goes away if I'm off my feet.

I walk between 4&6 miles and the top of my foot below my toes will black and blue. It goes away if I'm off my feet.

Nice distance!: That sounds like a healthy walk. Considerations: Is it only one foot? Is there any pain? That fact that It goes away when you are off your feet, it might be due to veins. The return circulation causes the black-blue pigmentation. If you have prominent veins in your legs and feet, this is most likely veins.

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I have severe shooting pain in my big toes when I get off my feet. Keeps me awake at nite. Help?

I have severe shooting pain in my big toes when I get off my feet. Keeps me awake at nite. Help?

Start of Peripheral: Neuropathy? Do you have diabetes or an elevated blood sugar (most common cause of peripheral neuropathy)? There are many other causes. If persists, see your doc. 50% of cases, if PN, can never be figured out, even after exhaustive work-up. All the best...

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