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What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

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 (Definition)

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


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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

Depends: On what procedure. If simple cheilectomy (shaving of spur) then sutures for 2weeks. A post op shoe is usually dispensed to be worn for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur operations?

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

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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?

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?

Post op toe surgery: Numbness after toe surgery is not uncommon. However it should get better over time. If the big toe now touches the second, go back to your surgeon and ask him or her to splint the toes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Voice your opinion: I would get another opinion and let your feelings be known. You can have a surgery to clean up the joint as long as you know it's not the final solution. It could buy you some time before a fusion/implant. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Foot orthotics for hallux rigidus/ball of foot spurs: Can they be made more comfortable without sacrificing durability? Is it a necessary tradeoff?

Foot orthotics for hallux rigidus/ball of foot spurs: Can they be made more comfortable without sacrificing durability? Is it a necessary tradeoff?

Nylon: Yes. Using 3D printed orthotics made of Nylon substance allows durability, without loss of strength. It's malleable and able to adjust to the pathology. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Many possibilities: Possible symptoms could include pain, swelling, numbness, bony prominence, redness, and the development of callus at the site. Consult with your physician and have an xray taken to see if there is a spur or not and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur right below my big toe on the side. Are bone spurs serious?

I have a bone spur right below my big toe on the side. Are bone spurs serious?

They could...: If you have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, poor circulation, or autoimmune disorder. See a podiatrist if you have one of these conditions. Bone spurs can cause serious pain, so se what relief options you have available to you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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When will I be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?

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

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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?

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?

POST OP CARE: Resection of Bone spur. Discuss with your surgeon the post op care recommendations. It may depend on the type of surgery, your response to surgery and underlying health issues. ...Read more

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What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Symptomatic: If you don't have gout or active arthritis, then quite likely you have nerve pain. For that, you can try several things: such as liniments, Lidoderm patches, or anticonvulsants--which are good for chronic nerve pain. ...Read more

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Hallux rigidus. Is it condition of young people?

Hallux rigidus. Is it condition of young people?

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

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What is hallux rigidus and how do you know you are getting it?

What is hallux rigidus and how do you know you are getting it?

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

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What can I expect when having an operation for hallux rigidus?

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

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Getting relief from hallux rigidus taping my toe. Any complications from doing this?

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

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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?

Rigidus: It is not so much age as the mileage and predisposing factors - arthritis, the jamming of the joint, biomechanics. Seek a second opinion if it will make you feel better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hallux rigidus?

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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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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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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Hallux Rigidus (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more