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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

Tendon (Definition)

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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I have had a lot of pain near big toe, and am getting a tendon release done on big toe in 2 weeks. How long does the pain last afterwards?

I have had a lot of pain near big toe, and am getting a tendon release done on big toe in 2 weeks. How long does the pain last afterwards?

Which Pain.: Are you talking about the already existing pain near your big toe? Or, are you talking about the post operative pain, that you may acquire, from the tendon release surgery? I'm not sure if they are related or not. ...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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What do you advise if I'm having a cheilectomy and possibly tendon repair in my big toe and I have some questions. help please?

What do you advise if I'm having a cheilectomy and possibly tendon repair in my big toe and I have some questions. help please?

Cheilectomy: I suggest you ask the questions to your surgeon. You should always feel free to ask questions to your surgeon. He/she is the very best person to answer any and all questions that you may have. ...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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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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more