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Recover From Hallux Rigidus Bone Spur
It depends...: Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
About 4 to 8 weeks: In a hallux rigidus condition the motion in the great toe joint is severely reduced. Only removing the spurring around the joint doesn't improve motion. The best approach is to perform a procedure that will address this severe degenerative or arthritic process. This can take somewhat longer to heal but the results are very gratifying. Experienced podiatrists have specific procedures for this. ...Read more
I'm 7.5 weeks post hallux rigidus and bone spur removal. The tip and underside of big toe is numb and tingles. Also my big toe now touches the 2nd to?
For hallux rigidus, one surgeon said joint replacement, & one, fusion. I'm still mobile & want the less risky bone spur surgery. What do you advise?
I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at?
Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesions. If the redness is spreading out from your incision you should follow up with the surgeon as you may need antibiotics. If the scar is tight and skin is immobile you can do circular massage or use scar creams. ...Read more
Foot orthotics for hallux rigidus/ball of foot spurs: Can they be made more comfortable without sacrificing durability? Is it a necessary tradeoff?
Only if painful: Otherwise you can ignore....Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain at the base of my big toe when I bend it, I thought it was just dry skin but I fixed that and still pain. Do I have a bone spur or what?
Perhaps you: Have pain as a result of having a funtional hallux limitus and so the mpj doesn't flex well and more pressure gets placed on the bottom portion of the toe. That's something i'd look at. ...Read more
Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused
Turf toe is more of: A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...Read more
When will I be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?
???: Assuming you are recovering from the surgery with a bandage, you should wait until it isfully removed. I really do not see any reason why you can't get pedicures after foot surgery. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Bone spurs on big toe. Other than surgery, is their a way to dissolve them or alternative treatment? Pain when I fully bend, or wear high heels.
I'm getting surgery to remove a bone spur from underneath my big toe nail im wondering if I'm going to need a boot or crutches after the operation?
What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?
Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more
Is it unusual to have multiple areas with bone spurs? I've got or had them in my hand, heel, elbow, hips, big toe... I'm just a bone grower :-d
Consult: I suggest you see a rheumatologist. You need to be tested to see if you have a systemic problem causing these spurs. ...Read more
Surgery on my right foot 9 weeks ago for bone spurs. Suspect nerve impingent, pain to left of scar. Started PT, now have bruising by big toe?
If you had surgery: I would recommend that you see your surgeon in follow up ...Read more
Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?
Broke ankle/stretched nerve in '92. Have burning pain at top of foot/big toe area. OA in ball of foot. Can a bone spur cause friction with a nerve?
Stretched nerve to big toe in '92 ankle fracture. About 15 yrs later, bone spur under big toe ball of ft. Top of foot burns now. Did nerve "wake up"?
Sometimes: Hallux rigidly refers to degenerative arthritis of the mp joint of the big toe, the joint at the base of the toe. It more commonly occurs after an injury to the toe, such as from turf toe. This refers to an injury to the joint from kicking a ball or spraining it while playing sports. In this case, it may develop in a younger person, it may also develop from many other causes. ...Read more
Arthritis in big toe: Hallux rigidus is arthritis (loss of cartilage) in the big toe (mtp) joint. It has a variety of causes including post traumatic, mechanical overload and idiopathic. It is manifest by pain, stiffness, and often "fullness" about the joint. Plain x-rays are usually sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists are optimal sources to diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more
Improved function: The goal of surgery to correct for hallux rigidus is to reduce pain and improve function of the joint. There are many procedures utilized for this purpose ranging from cleaning the excess bone around the joint to replacing the joint. The recuperation for the procedure would take about 3 months to get back to full function and normal shoewear. ...Read more
Probably not: Probably not. If you're getting relief from taping your great toe, then it's probably okay. However, sometimes if you tape it too tightly you could restrict blood supply. At this point, if the taping works to relief your pain, then great job! Hope this helps, if so, please vote me. Thanks! ...Read more
I was diagnosed with hallux rigidus in my big toe. I've been told that I'm too young. How does age factor into this?
Rigid like a board.: Simply stated, it is the inability to flex or other wise move the great toe at the metatasal phalangeal joint. This is the joint where the big toe meets the foot. If the big toe has some, but limited movement, then it is referred to a hallux limitus. ...Read more
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