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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

Toes (Definition)

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


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What are some treatment methods for broken toes?

What are some treatment methods for broken toes?

Immobilization: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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If I've broken my toe what are signs that its a more serious break that needs more than home treatment?

If I've broken my toe what are signs that its a more serious break that needs more than home treatment?

NEEDS TO BE SEEN: An xray will be able to tell 'the seriousness of the fracture' such as displacement or comminution. Displacement is when the bones are 'shifted' and less likely to heal. Communition is when there are 'extra fragments' you are not be able to tell how serious a fracture is by looking on the outside, sorry. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

It depends: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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Possible fractured toe. Is there treatment for it?

Possible fractured toe. Is there treatment for it?

Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we often buddy splint the affected toe to it's neighbor for 4 weeks. If the joint is involved there are times when surgery is considered to either remove the fracture fragment or primarily repair the fracture with fixation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for webbed toes?

What is the best treatment for webbed toes?

See below: If there is no pain or problem I would do nothing.
The only treatment would be surgery to take the toes apart. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read more

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Painful bump between toes. What is treatment for none spurs?

Painful bump between toes. What is treatment for none spurs?

See a podiatrist: Corns are callouses on the toes and are caused mainly by shoe irritation over a period of time. They can just be trimmed by a podiatrist, but will usually come back. The real cause is bony enlargement or malpositioning of the toe. There is a real simple surgery to smooth off the underlying bone and the corn should go away permanently. You can also have your shoes stretched or wear wider shoes. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a toe "corn", & is there a natural treatment?

How do I know exactly what is a toe "corn", & is there a natural treatment?

Bony enlargement: It is thickened skin that forms pressure over a bone spur. There are no natural treatments. You can protect the area or have it removed. ...Read more

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Treatment for green toe infection?

See podiatrist: Do you mean the nail is green? This is likely fungus. If there is green drainage or pus this could be a pseudomonas infection that would require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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Which treatment should I do for my toe nail?

Podiatry evaluation: You did not indicate what was wrong with your toe nail. Podiatrists are the toe nail professionals. Encourage you to see your podiatrist for evaluation. ...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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What is the treatment for a crush injury of the big toe?

See a podiatrist: Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for.

Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...Read more

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What is the medical name and treatment for a torn big toe tndon?

What is the medical name and treatment for a torn big toe tndon?

Flexor/extensor: The tendon on the top of the big toe joint is called the Extensor Hallucis Longus. The tendon on the bottom of the big toe joint is called the Flexor Hallucis Longus.
A tear of one of these would just be called a tear of that tendon. A complete tear would require surgical correction with suture or grafts. A partial tear may be treated with casts and non-weight bearing. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

Depends: You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it.
I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for numb toes from wearing high heels? Toes have been numb for a month now.

What treatment is there for numb toes from wearing high heels? Toes have been numb for a month now.

Could be a neuroma: If just 2 or 3 toes are "numb" this could be from a specific type of nerve irritation called a neuroma. If all the toes are numb, something else may be going on. See a podiatrist for a physical exam and diagnosis... Then specific treatment is much easier to recommend. ...Read more

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I have a soft corn on my third toe and I have been using Dr. Scholls corn removers to rid the appearance, but it keeps re-appearing after treatment.?

Soft corn: These are tough, because the area between the toes is usually very moist--it is difficult to get anything to stick there. The condition is most often caused by a prominent bone in one or both of the toes that rub against each other. Try padded sleeves or tube foam. Ultimately, an X ray and surgery (shaving down the prominent bone, etc.) may be necessary to get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Earlier few months back I had few pain in my toe of backbone, I had treatment but now suddenly the pain starts again, dr. Said it was b'coz of weakness?

Usually benign: From muscle/lumbar strain &/or arthritis.
Ask your dr if he/she would recommend any xrays.
If there's no shooting pain to your legs, weakness or numbness in the lower extremities, fever, fatigue, your symptoms are nothing serious.
Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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My toe nail is broken and discoloured. What is the treatment?

See the podiatrist: Have a podiatrist check it in order to make sure the broken toenail did not damage the bed as well. ...Read more

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I have a grayish "pearl" under my toe where I found a tick. What is this and what is treatment for this?

I have a grayish "pearl" under my toe where I found a tick. What is this and what is treatment for this?

I'm not sure: What is meant by a pearl, but I would see a foot doc and let them have a look, maybe debride it, it necessary. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Is betadine a treatment of toe laceration?

Yes: Betadine is an antiseptic that will help to keep a cut clean and dry. ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets:
topical creams
topical antifungal nail polish
removal of nail
oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns)
laser nail treatment.

Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toe fracture?

What is the treatment for toe fracture?

Usually splinting: Most toe fractures, if in good alignment, will respond well to splinting. Taping the fractured toe to the adjacent toe (s) for several weeks (3-6) along with a good, stiff shoe or surgical shoe is usually adequate. If concerns, have it evaluated. Not all fracture respond with simple treatment. If misalignment or continued pain, have an examination. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have big toe pain, why and treatment?

I have big toe pain, why and treatment?

Too general: Would need to know what part of the toe, place it thru range of motion, watch you stand, and possibly see an xray. Do yourself a favor see a podiatrist in person. ...Read more

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What's the best toe fungus treatment available?

If: You mean nail fungus? I have the best success with laser treatments. ...Read more