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What is a helix arthritis of great toe?

What is a helix arthritis of great toe?

Hallux: The hallus is the large inside joint of your foot. This joint can get arthritis from a variety of causes, osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. Defining your problem may include an examination, imaging such as x-ray, ultrasound or mri, ; laboratory testing or even removing fluid from that joint. There are other cases of arthritis of that joint also. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What should I do if my phalanx of great toe is broken?

What should I do if my phalanx of great toe is broken?

X-rays: To determine if it is truly broken and if there is any displacement. After that. ...Read more

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Can I walk after surgery on my great toe?

Can I walk after surgery on my great toe?

Most of the time: Yes. Of course ut depends on exactly what is being done. Sometimes your doctor will have s specific reason for not permitting weight bearing. Ask before surgery. ...Read more

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I’ve had this burning, shocking pain on the bottom of my left great toe for maybe a month. I notice it more with walking. Yesterday, I noticed that pr?

I’ve had this burning, shocking pain on the bottom of my left great toe for maybe a month. I notice it more with walking. Yesterday, I noticed that pr?

Burning pain walking: I need more information of exactly where the symptoms are, many structures encompass the great toe this could be a tendonitis or sesamoiditis since your symptoms are during activities and the bottom of the big toe, also is there any deformities of your foot in this area such as a bunion or arthritic changes involving the big toe joint resulting in a bursitis. I recommend visiting a Podiatric spec. ...Read more

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Hey docs, just wanted to know if I will be able to walk after day surgery on my great toe?

Hey docs, just wanted to know if I will be able to walk after day surgery on my great toe?

Depends: On type of surgery and how it is performed. Many simple surgeries in this area allow so form of early weight bearing. More complicated surgeries with mor complicated fixation will be require no weight bearing for several weeks. ...Read more

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Laminectomy 4 days ago now lower anterior leg and rt great toe have loss of sensation. Is it permanent?

Laminectomy 4 days ago now lower anterior leg and rt great toe have loss of sensation. Is it permanent?

Post Surgery Symptom: I cannot say whether the numbness and tingling permanent. You had surgery very nice. There is some swelling in the surgical site. I would wait some time for at least six weeks to see the numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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I was moving furniture in my home and a heavy bed (over 300lbs) fell on my great toe. I can bend the toe and walk but it's throbing and tingly.

I was moving furniture in my home and a heavy bed (over 300lbs) fell on my great toe. I can bend the toe and walk but it's throbing and tingly.

It needs rest: Some big toe fractures can cause some problems when it comes to healing. Since it is so important in propelling you in your gait, the big toe does a lot of work, it needs to rest to heal. Most of the time a surgical sandal is dispensed, even if it is a bruise or a sprain, so as to limit motion. Taping also helps. If it is not improving, then you should get some medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes sporadic, sharp, needle like pain on top of great toe? Feels like a bug bite.

Assuming: There is no bug bite as likely if her was you would see some sort of redness or skin irritation, then it is possible there is a nerve compression which could be local like the deep peroneal nerve by the first metatarsal base or possibly from the lower back. ...Read more

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What's this sharp pain on my left foot around the metatarsal area, between great toe & 2nd toe, that shoots up to my great toe when pressed/stretched?

What's this sharp pain on my left foot around the metatarsal area, between great toe & 2nd toe, that shoots up to my great toe when pressed/stretched?

Toe extensor tendon: The big toe extensor tendon runs along the top of the foot and crosses the metatarsals between 1st and 2nd toe. The fact that the pain is exacerbated with dynamic motion more distally at the toe area suggests that at least some of the pain is coming the toe extensor tendon. Persistent pain may warrant a thorough evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How bad is 1 mm phalanax great toe fracture?

How bad is 1 mm phalanax great toe fracture?

A fracture is a: Fracture. If you're talking about a1 mm. Gap between the fragments, then it isn't much of a healing problem. A gap of 2 mm. Or more is more of a problem and the fracture needs to be reduced by manipulation under local anesthesia or sometimes via surgical reduction. ...Read more

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My toes great toe and the one right beside it have been hurting for the past three weeks but today I noticed that I have a knot right below my toes?

Need to be seen: Dear trina, you need to be seen by a podiatrist or orthopedic physician. You will need to be evaluated and x-rays taken to determine if the knot you have is due to stress fracture or some type of exostosis or some lesion. All are treatable after the diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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What possible reasons would my second toe on my right foot be numb, along with the side of my great toe? It has been this way for at least a week.

What possible reasons would my second toe on my right foot be numb, along with the side of my great toe? It has been this way for at least a week.

Varies: Sounds like an interdigital nerve could be inflammed. This can be due to a number of reasons (trauma, tight shoes), and will likely resolve without treatment. If it persists or gets worse then a podiatrist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Had nail removed from great toe a few days ago and it is still draining. I'm afraid to leave uncovered. Now having pain on top of foot. Is this normal?

Had nail removed from great toe a few days ago and it is still draining. I'm afraid to leave uncovered. Now having pain on top of foot. Is this normal?

Nail removal: Nail avulsions and surgical removal can be painful, but the discomfort should generally not increase or involve more areas of the foot. An evaluation for secondary infection would be wise. ...Read more

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I get spontaneous bruising of nails on great toe. Why couldit be?

Probably shoe cause: Usually due to minimal trauma from shoes or boots. Referred to as subungual hematoma. Should be cultured or biopsied to rule out fungus or in rare cases can be cancerous (subungual melanoma). ...Read more

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I hurt my back lifting, why are my hips and left leg hurting? Why is my left great toe tingling?

Sciatica: When one injures their back, the nerves that come from the back and go to the legs can get "irritated". This irritation can be due to a slipped disc, spasming muscles, arthritis, inflammation, etc. Some of these symptoms can be serious; best to seek medical attention with your family doctor, internist, or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic type 2. At night in bed my right great toe has mild ache but no redness or swelling. Possible causes?

I'm diabetic type 2. At night in bed my right great toe has mild ache but no redness or swelling. Possible causes?

Sounds like nerves: Positional changes in the back as you lay down can sometimes create pain as a result of compression of the nerve roots that relay and control the sensation in the foot. As a diabetic, this is the more likely scenario, but it is important that you have proper regular foot exams with podiatry to verify and prevent other issues to your feet. ...Read more

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I have a great toe foot pain I don't know exactly what is this call but when I bend my thumb downwards it pains a lot please suggest me what should I?

I have a great toe foot pain I don't know exactly what is this call but when I bend my thumb downwards it pains a lot please suggest me what should I?

A sprain of the: Joint, tendonitis, sesamoiditis, mhallux limitus are all possibilities. An xray and clinical exam would confirm the diagnosis. Resting the joint would be helpful, if you can see a foot doc this would be ideal as you can get an immediate diagnosis with treatment plan. ...Read more

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I slept in an akward position and my foot was resting on the wooden frame of my bed. The top of my foot excluding the great toe has been numb for 24hr?

I slept in an akward position and my foot was resting on the wooden frame of my bed. The top of my foot excluding the great toe has been numb for 24hr?

I would try to: Move the foot and ankle around as much as possible, consider warm water soaks with Epsom salt, massage the foot. F no improvement see a doc. I would think it would get better on its own though from what you describe. ...Read more

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I have fracture on my phalanx 1mm of a great toe how long does it take to heal?

I have fracture on my phalanx 1mm of a great toe how long does it take to heal?

Ave 4 - 6 weeks: Bone healing averages 4 to 6 weeks. You should limit your activity and avoid motion in the fractured toe by wearing a rigid surgical shoe. ...Read more

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Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

4 to 8 weeks: This can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on whether you use crutches and remain non weight bearing and/or wear an air boot cast too. The deviation of the joint is a concern and may need prolonged splinting to prevent long term joint damage. ...Read more

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I have a fracture on my great toe. How long it takes to heal? And it is a option to get a knee scooter?

I have a fracture on my great toe. How long it takes to heal? And it is a option to get a knee scooter?

8 weeks: Although it varies somewhat based upon a more specific description of the nature of the fracture and also the health of the patient, a general rule is most great toe fractures heal by about 8 weeks. A knee scooter can be a good way to get around if your doctor told you not to bear weight on that foot. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have to have a fusion of the great toe with a hip bone graft. How painful will both of these procedures be? How will my hip feel after?

Toe fusion: Both areas will be equally unco for first 7-10 days. Iliac crest (so called hip) pain lessens by second week. Great toe pain lasts for 6-8 weeks as it is subjected to weight even with crutches. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a non displaced avulsion in great toe knuckle, the last joint before the nail. Can a boot truly stabilize it?

Stop moving around!!: A boot might certainly help if the boot can satisfactorily hold the toe with enough stability. Another method would be to apply the stabilizing force directly to the toe. A compression wrap or taping for instance could to the trick. A combination of boot and splint might be best. Without seeing the x-ray, this is all hypothetical, remember that. Why not see a specialist? ...Read more

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I have a fractured sesamoid bone and a bunion in my left great toe. I can't bend it at all and it's painful. The shoe inserts do not work at all..?

I have a fractured sesamoid bone and a bunion in my left great toe. I can't bend it at all and it's painful. The shoe inserts do not work at all..?

Perhaps: Get some crutches and don't walk on the foot until seen by orthopedics. You can ice over a wrapped foot and see a doctor for pain medications if over the counter ones do not work. Good luck ...Read more

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Foot injury 4 mo ago. Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation. Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch. Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Foot injury 4 mo ago. Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation. Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch. Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Stretches?: It sounds like a lot of your discomfort is in the arch or plantar fascia, so stretches of the calf muscles and arch would help. Roll the sole of your foot back and forth over a cold bottle such as a can of soda. Have tried arch supports or orthotics in your shoes? Massage. ...Read more

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I have fracture on the base of proximal phlanax of my great toe 1mmx2mm, how long does it take to heal and do I have to see a orthopedic surgeon?

6 weeks: Most fractures of any bone will heal in about 6 weeks. As to whether you need to see an orthopedist, you probably do not. You should tape the broken toe to an adjacent toe ("buddy taping") to splint it, and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for pain. If this is not working you should see an orthopedist, as you may not be healing and can cause a false joint to form. ...Read more

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How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

How can pain from hallux rigidus (arthritus of the big toe) be relieved?

A mortons: Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present.
Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.). ...Read more

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I have a bright red and sore spot on top of the joint, closest to nail of big toe, left. Some artritis in other joint. Longtime fungus on nail. Thanks?

I have a bright red and sore spot on top of the joint, closest to nail of big toe, left. Some artritis in other joint. Longtime fungus on nail. Thanks?

Foot care: Individuals with diabetes mellitus and/or on immunosuppressants need to be very cautious about sores and ulcers on their feet. Routine foot care is extremely important. Once an abnormality is noted I would not hesitate to seek medical attention to make sure this is not some type of infection that will get out of hand and result in tissue loss. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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