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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
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
Help: Ice will help the discomfort and will not negatively impact your healing. ...Read more
X-rays: To determine if it is truly broken and if there is any displacement. After that. ...Read more
If I have osteoarthritis in my great toe and broke it will the toe be more painful since I habe osteoarthritis?
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
Laminectomy 4 days ago now lower anterior leg and rt great toe have loss of sensation. Is it permanent?
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
I'm a 77 year old female. My left great toe has lots of calluson the outer side. This is mostly numb, but sometimes it burns. I use a pumas sometimes but it burns afterwards. What should I do?
Evaluate: This could be due to the limited range of motion in the great toe joint, among many. ...Read more
Tingly crawling feeling on my left great toe for a week now feeling is moving up left leg. Getting more intense. What could it be?
Nerve compression: Possible anterior tarsal tunnel or even more proximal from back issue... ...Read more
Just got a pedicure & noticed that once the nail polish was off of my toes, on my great toe it looks like there is white mark under nail, what is it?
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
What would some causes be of some slight fluctuating altered sensation in the medial distal tip of the great toe? Bilateral though worse right side
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?
My 4th toe along from my great toe feels swollen and sore. I don't recall bumping it r stubbing my toe. Any idea what this could be?
Many possbilities: Infection, arthralgia, inflammatory condition and circulatory condition are some. ...Read more
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.
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
21yr male, suffering from pain in interphalangeal joint of my right great toe since a month, pain only when the joint is moved, looks slightly swollen?
I had great toe fusion yesterday. I am an elementary teacher. I bought a knee walker to use but still wondered how soon I could safely return to work?
See below: You need to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
Woke in excruciating pain in r great toe. Has happened to l side. Goes away after I'm up. Have widespread joint pain daily.? Gout so young
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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