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Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

In part. : Hallux rigidus is not clearly hereditary but there is probably some component that predisposes some to this problem. However, the major determinants are previous trauma to the joint and repetitive injury that accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jay
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Hallux Valgus (Definition)

Formally defined as a > 15 degree angle between the 1st metatarsal and the great toe where the toe in question deviate ...Read more


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Whats hallux valgus?

Whats hallux valgus?

Bunion: Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion. Hallux means big toe or great toe. Valgus means bent out and is used to describe a deformity in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body. Hallux valgus is when the great toe is bent out away from the midline of the body. This is a common deformity seen in 9 out of 10 women. ...Read more

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What is hallux valgus?

What is hallux valgus?

Big toe angulation: Hallux valgus is a progressive disorder that is often described as a deviation of the big toe creating a “bump” on the side of the big toe joint which may become painful. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the framework of that joint and possibly adjacent joints. In later stages, the big toe may lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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What is "hallux rigidus"?

What is "hallux rigidus"?

Arthritic big toe: Hallux rigidus is a condition with no or very limited movement of the big toe joint. This usually secondary to progressive arthritis of the joint or joint injury. A stiffer shoe and good support is usually helpful. Many times surgery in necessary. See for foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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How painful is hallux rigidus surgery?

First: Everyone perceives pain differently. Second, there are many different procedures to cure this issue. Rest assured if you have pain and this is why you are doing the surgery, you will be given pain killers for post op and ultimately your problem will be fixed. ...Read more

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What is a bunion? And hallux valgus?

What is a bunion? And hallux valgus?

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 more

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What is the treatment hallux valgus?

What is the treatment  hallux valgus?

The condition Is : When the great toe deviates towards the lateral aspect of the foot, towards the lesser toes and the first metatarsal deviated towards the midline of the body. Treatment is wider shoes or surgery, this is often referred to a bunion as well. ...Read more

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What is the hallux valgus?

What is the hallux valgus?

Angulation big toe: Hallux valgus is the term often used for a bunion. The bunion is the bump that you see. Hallux (means big toe) valgus (means pointed away from the midline of the body) so hallux valgus refers to the condition where the big toe is pointed out towards the other toes. It is sometimes painful but not always. ...Read more

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Is the bauerfeind valguloc bunion regulator effective?

Is the bauerfeind valguloc bunion regulator effective?

It can: It can help relieve some discomfort associated with bunions and rubbing against the second toe, but it will not cure or eliminate it. Some patients have reported symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Is hallux rigidus always painful?

Not always.: Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe which can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

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 more

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Can you please define hallux valgus deformity?

Can you please define hallux valgus deformity?

Bunion deformity: A bunion deformity with an external rotation of the big toe. ...Read more

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What is a Tailor's bunion / bunionette?

What is a Tailor's bunion / bunionette?

Tailors Bunion: Tailor's bunion or bunionette deformity affects the lateral or outer side of the foot. It is a deformity of the head of the 5th metatarsal. It can be surgically corrected by an osteotomy of the metatarsal head with fixation. ...Read more

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Treatment of foot deformities?

Treatment of foot deformities?

Need foot specialist: In general, treatment is either via splinting/ bracing, or surgical correction & repair. In discussing foot deformities, one needs to consult w/ a specialist b/c deformities can be forefoot, midfoot or rearfoot/ankle deformities. Deformities in each category are many and varied, so to discuss treatment, u need to be more specific, i.e. Its severity (simple or complex) & chronicity (old or recent). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

A condition in which a bone growth forms on the joint at the base ...Read more