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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

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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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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

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