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Joints Of Toes
Have pain in joints in toe. I eat medicine and it fix the problem for short term. But after a week again I have same problem. Plz suggest how to avoid?
Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.
The only thing I can: Add to dr. Bernstein's excellent answer is don't keep taking Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) since, if it is fractured, oral anti-inflammatories will delay fracture healing. I think it's important to get it x-rayed, so call a toe truck and bring your little piggy to a foot doctor asap. Feel better and good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anytime I jump/touch/move some ways the joint,under toes on the right side of my right foot hurts really bad after lots of exertion up my shin hurts?
You may have : A hallux limitus type of condition ...see a foot doc and have xrays taken to evaluate the bony structure of the joint. ...Read more
Is it recommended to use crutches after bunionectomy with deformaty on both sides of the joint of big toe pins will be used and straightening big toe ?
Depends: The use of crutches depends on the type of bunionectomy performed. Often most bunionectomy procedures are stable enough to walk on after surgery although be it limited walking. If your pain is elevated when walking then you should use crutches to alleviate those symptoms. Always consult your surgeon though before doing anything different than instructed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I straighten my 4 month old 4th toe which is now crooked under the 3rd toe. It's been this way since birth and appears to be bent at the first joint of the toe.
The : The short answer is... You can't. Most minor malformations like this usually don't cause any problems with walking, running, and otherwise enjoyment of life. As your child grows older, this may cause some problems, like getting a corn on the toe where rubbing occurs, but even this is iffy. The only way to fix things is surgery, and unless it's interfering with your child's ability to walk or is causing pain, i would not recommend surgery until the bones have stopped growing, usually late teens, and then, only if it's causing a problem. ...Read more