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Doctor insights on: How To Straighten Toes Without Surgery

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How can you straighten your toes out without surgery?

How can you straighten your toes out without surgery?

Pliers and booze: Of course the real answer is you can't. Hammertoes and other toe deformities can only be fixed surgically. Don't waste your money on those splints and such.

But as a general rule, your pain and inability to wear shoes have to outweigh the risks of surgery, albeit small. Surgery should always be the last resort.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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


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Can I walk with a cam walker after hammer toe surgery and pins in my toes to straighten them?

Can I walk with a cam walker after hammer toe surgery and pins in my toes to straighten them?

Yes: A surgical shoe is usually enough, however, a rigid walking boot such as a cam walker will work as well. Consult with your surgeon as to what he or she would think would be best for you. ...Read more

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In what way can you fix crooked toes without surgery.?

In what way can you fix crooked toes without surgery.?

Foot deformities: Don't have surgery unless painful, deformed, and not responsive to accommodative shoe wear for 6 months--wide, deep toe box shoes, etc. ...Read more

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What can I expect from surgery on my toe tomorrow?

What can I expect from surgery on my toe tomorrow?

What type of surgery: An ingrown toenail surgery and a hammertoe surgery are entirely different yet are both types of toe surgery. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

Removing the joint: Depending on whether you have a flexible or a rigid deformity will dictate the choice of procedure. In both instances the buckled joint is removed, but depending on severity, it may or may not be fused. Typically an outpatient procedure but the bone has to heal after this planned fracture which is generally 6-8 weeks - in a special shoe/boot. Ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery for my webbed toes?

Should I get surgery for my webbed toes?

Depends: This is generally a cosmetic problem and is not usually one that causes issues with gait nor is it often the source of pain. This is a procedure that while common place, does have some inherent risks such as flap necrosis. Consult with a surgeon that performs to consider all risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for crossover toe or hammer toe?

Is there a surgery for crossover toe or hammer toe?

Yes: There are several procedures that can correct this. The surgery is out patient. ...Read more

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Can you do surgery for broken toes?

Can you do surgery for broken toes?

It depends...: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have surgery on your toe?

Is it possible to have surgery on your toe?

Yes: There can be toe deformities, injuries and/or issues that nonsurgical measures can't address. ...Read more

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Can I get surgery on the dark spots on my toes?

Biopsy: Should there be a suspicion of skin malignancy they may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a surgery on hammer toes?

What is the recovery time for a surgery on hammer toes?

Which procedure?: If you have a small, in-office procedure to release a tendon, you should be healed within two weeks. If the deformity is rigid, and you have an outpatient procedure in an operating room involving bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants, you'll likely only put weight on your heel for the first few weeks. You may be swollen for several months (feet take a long time to get rid of swelling!). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have surgery to make your toe smaller?

Be careful: While people do have surgery to shorten toe, be careful. I don't recommend cosmetic foot surgery unless there is pain involved. Remember, your feet are primarily there for walking without pain. If they are doing this, then I suggest leaving them alone. If there is pain in shoes or when walking, then visit a podiatrist to learn your options. ...Read more

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How long should I continue to bandage my toe after surgery?

How long should I continue to bandage my toe after surgery?

Ask your doctor: Follow his/her postoperative instructions and if you are not clear on what to do, call the office and ask for clarification. Each procedure has its own recovery time and process, and each surgeon has a preferred way of doing things. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, . ..: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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My toes over lap and I know ima need surgery but I don't want to do it any time soon...When is the proper age to do it?

Any time you want: The only reason to have surgery is to reduce pain. When you have had enough of the pain, then it is time. It is always your choice. ...Read more

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What is toe surgery like?

It is simple: It is a very simple procedure. If it is for hammertoe correction, it is relatively quick surgery may 15-20 minutes. You will be able to walk after the surgery but this may lead to a lot of swelling and healing could take longer. It will take about a month to return back to normal shoes. ...Read more

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I'm having toe surgery on friday. What can I expect?

Depends: On the type of surgery you are having and why you are having it - provide more details so that we can give you more info. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toe surgery?

Surgery of the toe: Toe surgery is/are the operative procedure (s) necessary to correct for and address injuries, degeneration, infection, or deformities of the toes. They are usually performed by podiatrists or orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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How likely would a fourth attempt at toe surgery to be a success?

How likely would a fourth attempt at toe surgery to be a success?

PREVIOUS 3: I would like to know what the original problem was, and the subsequent surgeries. I would like to offer what some may view as too drastic/dramatic a solution. Depending upon which toe it is, would you consider a toe amputation? I've done it for select cases, and patients are generally satisfied. Good luck!
Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How should I decide whether my daughter should have surgery on a toe?

How should I decide whether my daughter should have surgery on a toe?

Pain: Typically the indicating factor for most surgeries tends to be pain. However other factors are involved such as deformity and/or cosmetic issues pertaining to the toe. Some cosmetic issues could be a deformed toe or extra toe. Also fitting into shoe gear can be an issue. ...Read more

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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 hammer toe surgery like?

What is hammer toe surgery like?

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 more

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What happens after curly toe surgery?

Quick recovery: Typically, surgery for a curly toe deformity is followed by immediate weightbearing in a protective shoe. Expect some swelling in the toe for approximately 6 weeks. Your surgeon may also want you to buddy tape the toe after surgery. ...Read more

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Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Toe will be numb: Before the ingrown nail procedure, your doctor will numb your toe with an anesthetic. This is done using a needle so there might be a brief moment of discomfort. Once your toe is numb, you will not feel anything sharp or painful for the rest of the procedure. This numbness will last around 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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How many weeks in a cast for surgery on fourth toe?

Depends what: The surgery is. For example if you are repairing a hammer toe of the fourth toe, there should be no reason to be in a cast at all........ ...Read more

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I had pinky toe surgery and now my toe is 1/4 shorter. What to do?

Not much: Since surgery was done on the toe, there is not much you can do to restore the length. ...Read more