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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Webbed Toes (Definition)

Webbed toes can be described as having skin connecting two or more toes together. Also known as syndactyly, the skin connection can unite the toes either partially or totally. Syndactyly occurs in about 1:2000 births and usually affects the ...Read more


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What are some treatments for hammer toe?

What are some treatments for hammer toe?

Surgery: The treatment for hammer toe is surgery, that is only treatment that can correct it, but for symptomatic treatment to relieve pain and discomfort you can try wearing roomy footwear, using pads and supports in your shoe, and doing toe exercises. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Yes: In my office we offer laser treatment for fungus nails. It takes three treatments. There is minimal or little pain. The success rate is very high. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for hammer toes?

What are treatment options for hammer toes?

A variety: They span from conservative (modify shoes, padding, etc.) to surgery. You should consider a visit with your podiatrist for a more detailed and personalized analysis. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

What are the best remedies for toe nail fungus?

Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effective. This medicine is by prescription, so ask your podiatrist for one. Simple blood tests to rule out liver problems are commonly performed. If you have a history of liver disease or take certain medications, other options might be better for you. ...Read more

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Are there any non-surgical solutions for hammer toes?

Are there any non-surgical solutions for hammer toes?

Yes: But they are more options rather than solutions. Conservative measures provide comfort from the problem, but does not cure it. This can be a better option for some. They include shoe recommendations and stretching of them, removing corn formation, and using pads to shield the prominent knuckles of hammertoes. If these measures do not work, you may need to consider surgical options. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Yes: Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot. Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint. ...Read more

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I have a hammer toe and club foot problem, are there any treatments to alleviate the symptoms?

I have a hammer toe and club foot problem, are there any treatments to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Treatment options include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping. See a specialist to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

Wider shoes: Neuromas are caused by nerve compression. If you reduce compression sometimes you can resolve the pain. Therefore try wider shoes. ...Read more

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I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?

I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?

Maybe?: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Fungus: Agreed - first be sure it is fungus . With a black light fungus will fluoresce. I use a laser with good success (80-85%). ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for the first stages of hammer toe?

Are there any home remedies for the first stages of hammer toe?

Try a splint: The early stages of hammertoes have a soft tissue component that causes the toes to contract. A hammertoe splint is useful at this stage. An example can be found at http://www.Ourdoctorstore.Com/schneider/store/item.Asp?Item_id=390&department_id=52. ...Read more

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What are remedies to toe nail fungus?

What are remedies to toe nail fungus?

Have them evaluated.: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of nail fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Yes: Most people would choose to correct it. Amputation is reserved for low demand patients who want a short healing time and do not want to deal with the recovery process of hammertoe/claw toe surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for alleviating ingrown toe nail pain , and foot fungus?

What's the best  remedy  for alleviating  ingrown  toe nail pain , and foot fungus?

Painful toes: An infected toe with or without a fungal infection should not be ignored. Many toe infections can go from a mild one to a severe one in days. The best way to address this problem is to try a topical antibiotic for a day and see if it gets better; if there's no improvement, seek the help of a Podiatrist. For foot fungus, the same approach applies. Try an OTC product, but see a Podiatrist ASAP. ...Read more

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Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to fix a bunion and hammer toes without surgery?

Is there anyway to fix a bunion and hammer toes without surgery?

No: In 30 years of practice, I have never seen a bunion corrected by orthotics, splinting or other external devices. Certainly, improving the biomechanics of the foot can help prevent bunions by slowing or arresting their development, but once the deformity is present, surgery is the only method of "curing" it. That being said, many small deformities may respond to shoe modification or simple padding. ...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