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I got hallux valgus hammer toe correction surgery. How long is the road to recovery?

I got hallux valgus hammer toe correction surgery. How long is the road to recovery?

Ask surgeon: This should have been all spelled out for you before the procedure. There are also different procedures that take different amounts of time to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Claw Toe (Definition)

There are three joints in each toe 2 thru 5. The joints are; MPJ, PIP J, and the DI PJ. A claw toe is a fixed contraction at the DIPJ. The MPJ (metatarsal phalangeal joint) is the joints close to the ball of the foot at the base of the toe. The joint at the middle of the toe is the PIPJ (proximal interphalangeal joint), The joint toward the end of the toe is the ...Read more


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Will a sprained ankle ever heal 100% ?

Will a sprained ankle ever heal 100%  ?

Usually heals: For residual pain after a sprained ankle an evaluation for a osteochondral talar dome fracture is needed. Mri or ankle arthroscopy may help. ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Not typically : No, not typically. If the fractures were that unstable, we would really have to stabilize them with some form of fixation. If your fractures are not displaced, it is highly unlikely you could dipsplce them dimply by "wiggling" your toes. ...Read more

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Broke proximal phahux toe how long to heal ?

Broke proximal phahux toe how long to heal ?

6-8 weeks: Is the approximate time. For a toe, make sure when you walk the digit is protected. The propulsive phase of gait will put pressure on the toe which could reinjure or delay healing. ...Read more

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Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

May: Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture. ...Read more

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How bad is 1 mm phalanax great toe fracture ?

A fracture is a : Fracture. If you're talking about a1 mm. Gap between the fragments, then it isn't much of a healing problem. A gap of 2 mm. Or more is more of a problem and the fracture needs to be reduced by manipulation under local anesthesia or sometimes via surgical reduction. ...Read more

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Morton's neuron ...does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe ?

Foot pain: Morton's neuroma generally develops between the 3-4 th or 4-5th toes, on the forum if the foot. A nerve ending swells and becomes painful with pressure. Ill fitting shoes may be a cause. Treatments can include injections, topical treatments, or surgery. See an orthopedist or podiatrist who will be happy to evaluate your problem and suggest treatments options, including how to prevent this as well ...Read more

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Will taping foot help with fifth metatarsal break?

Will taping foot help with fifth metatarsal break?

NO: I don't think it will. Some type of casting, either fiberglass, plaster, or a CAM boot are usually used initially. One type of 5th metatarsal fracture-the Jones fracture-is more prone to not healing. ...Read more

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What will heal a badly bruised toe?

See below: Try soaking in warm water with epsom salt, use a topical heating agent such as ben gay and keep pressure off the bruised toe. ...Read more

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How can I heel a injured finger nail?

How can I heel a injured finger nail?

Fingernail: First , as doctors , we need to see the injury . Some injuries require a lot of help while others do not. There is just no substitute for the physical evaluation . A dermatologist or podiatrist can help here . ...Read more

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How kill athlete foot on carp ?

How kill athlete foot on carp
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Lysol: Lysol kills athletes foot fungus. For carpet, almost any carpet cleaner with a "pet sanitizer" in it will kill fungus. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

Infection:UC/ER: Unfortunately a cat claw scratch under a nail is problematic since the cat's claws are contaminated from the litter box and licking. Start on topical Neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment and then get to a physician for antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Sprained foot, leave banadge on how long?

Depends on severity: If you have pain and swelling you may still want leave it on. Have it evaluated. ...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