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In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

May or may not : Be related. The peroneal longus tendon inserts on the base of the first metatarsal and this may have something to do with the function of the great toe. Xrays to rule out hallux limitus/rigidus and clinical exam are warranted. ...Read more

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Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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I had torn my perineal tendon and had it repaired and my big toe joint feels jammed. It has felt this way since the surgery.I feel it's going to snap?

I had torn my perineal tendon and had it repaired and my big toe joint feels jammed. It has felt this way since the surgery.I feel it's going to snap?

Cast problems?: Was your cast properly changed 1-2 weeks for several weeks after repair? Sometimes the casting after a procedure can limit rom and the disuse can lead to weakness, or the cast could have been improperly modeled around your great toe joint (your toe should have been allowed to move). It's unlikely anything during surgery could have affected the joint or the tendon to the toe. ...Read more

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What to do when you have cut your tendon on top of big toe?

What to do when you have cut your tendon on top of big toe?

Cut EHL tendon: If tendon on top of big toe (ehl tendon) is cut, one should get to the nearest E.R. Or foot specialist's office to get the great toe splinted in a p/op shoe or splint. Surgical repair of the cut tendon if done in a timely fashion will restore hallux dorsiflexion. If left unrepaired, the ends of the cut tendon would retract, making it difficult for subsequent repair without use of a tendon graft. ...Read more

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How do I know if i tore my big toe tendon?

How do I know if i tore my big toe tendon?

MRI: There is pain and loss of function, instability with the big toe range of motion. The great toe has pain with range of motion at the tendon tear and there is usually swelling at the tear site. However, everything else must be ruled out clinically. Getting an MRI is a quicker way to visualize a tear. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain on the side of my big toe. I feel pain while walking. It feels like a tendon is hurting. I got this injury after completing some sprints.

See a podiatrist now: Jack: your pain could be anything from bad footwear rubbing against your toe to a tendon injury or fracture. It's important that you get a thorough evaluation from a podiatrist as soon as possible to make sure you don't have a serious injury. ...Read more

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What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Will a ruptured tendon in big toe heal itself?

Depends: On how much is ruptured. If partial rupture with immobilization you have a much better chance. Complete rupture likely will require surgery. ...Read more

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How's critical of not going through 2nd surgery to reattach my big toe tendon? Tendon was not messy injured but straight cut. 1st repair no success.

How's critical of not going through 2nd surgery to reattach my big toe tendon? Tendon was not messy injured but straight cut. 1st repair no success.

I would be curious: As to the failure of the first surgery as the surgery is straight forward. There are possible sequela of not repairing. It all depends on your activity and life style. Big toe joint function is important in walking. The decision is yours speak your surgeon, maybe seek 2nd opinoin. ...Read more

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After surgery to remove small ganglion cyst of tendon on back of big toe, how long will the pain persist and when would i be able to wear a dress shoe?

After surgery to remove small ganglion cyst of tendon on back of big toe, how long will the pain persist and when would i be able to wear a dress shoe?

Good Recovery: Remember, you have to walk on - what was operated on... Allow the surgical wound to heal properly. Sutures usually are removed at two to three weeks after the procedure with gradual progression to regular shoes and normal activities. Review your post operative course with your surgeon. Happy feet ! -h-. ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Tendon rupture is when a tendon breaks. Tendon is the tissue that connects muscle to bone. If this breaks, then the muscle can no longer function since it is no longer ...Read more


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