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What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more

Big Toe Bent (Definition)

A bent big toe can be described as angular deviation of the big toe. The "bend" can involve either one or both bones in the toe, the joint between them or possibly the ball of the foot. The bending can occur in any direction, but a side-to-side deviation is probably most common. This type of conditioned can be either be inherited or acquired later in life and may ...Read more


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Can i get my big toe that is bent towards the other toes fixed?

Can i get my big toe that is bent towards the other toes fixed?

Surgery: Is the only way to correct deformity. Howver there are other treatments that can alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to correct crooked toes. My big toe on my right foot is so far from the rest of the toes that I have trouble getting shoes that fit.

Is there surgery to correct crooked toes.  My big toe on my right foot is so far from the rest of the toes that I have trouble getting shoes that fit.

Volumes of Ways.: There are textbooks written that describe a multitude of surgical techniques specifically designed to correct your very problem. It is always best to obtain several opinions on the task, before you make a final decision. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

Removing the joint: Depending on whether you have a flexible or a rigid deformity will dictate the choice of procedure. In both instances the buckled joint is removed, but depending on severity, it may or may not be fused. Typically an outpatient procedure but the bone has to heal after this planned fracture which is generally 6-8 weeks - in a special shoe/boot. Ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read more

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My big toe is starting to turn inward and cross over on top of the second toe. Is there anything to do for this?

My big toe is starting to turn inward and cross over on top of the second toe. Is there anything to do for this?

Bunion: If it doesn't hurt surgery is not required. There are many devices that you would put in between the 1st and 2nd toes to spread them apart. This is a temporary solution. Orthotics can help slow down the process of the increasing bunion ( big toe over the 2nd) by correcting underline cause. Surgery is the only permanent solution. Please see a podiatrist to evaluate for your needs. ...Read more

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What causes a toe fungus to spread to the other toe nails on the opposite foot?

What causes a toe fungus to spread to the other toe nails on the opposite foot?

Contact: Fungus can be transferred by fomites or non-living objects such as socks, shoes or carpet. It can also be spread if the infected foot comes in contact with the non-infected foot. It is important to let your feet and shoes dry out regularly to avoid a moist environment that fungus likes. There are also fungal treatments that can be found in your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?

What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?

Pumice stone : Soke it and then file off the callus with a pumice stone. After that use moleskin to protect the area from forming a new callus. ...Read more

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My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

Hallux valgus: The term for the big toe leaning toward the second is hallux valgus. While this is often accompanied by a boney prominence on the inner aspect of the joint (bunion), it isn't mandatory. Early treatment can include splinting of the toe or orthotics. If pain arises, surgery is often recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for callus on your toes?

What is the best cure for callus on your toes?

Best cure: Is to prevent or stop whatever forces are causing the callus to form: ie, poor fitting shoes, deformity or poor biomechanics. ...Read more

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What is the cure for corns on my toes?

What is the cure for corns on my toes?

Hammertoe surgery: A hammertoe is an abnormal increased contracture or a bending of the toe joint. This most commonly results from a muscle or tendon imbalance which results from the mechanical and structural changes in the foot that may occur over time in some people. This abnormal bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution causing a potential development of pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to use crutches after bunionectomy with deformaty on both sides of the joint of big toe pins will be used and straightening big toe ?

Is it recommended to use crutches after bunionectomy with deformaty on both sides of the joint of big toe pins will be used and straightening big toe ?

Depends: The use of crutches depends on the type of bunionectomy performed. Often most bunionectomy procedures are stable enough to walk on after surgery although be it limited walking. If your pain is elevated when walking then you should use crutches to alleviate those symptoms. Always consult your surgeon though before doing anything different than instructed. ...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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Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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The top of foot creaks and is painful/swollen, what is wrong with my foot?

The top of foot creaks and is painful/swollen, what is wrong with my foot?

You would need : To be evaluated in person by a foot doc. The question is to general and a clinical exam including palpation of the foot range of motion testing and possibly xrays to arrive at a correct diagnosis is warranted. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more

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Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & i can't bend it down as far as right toe.

Yes: A bump on the top of the big toe joint develops with jamming of that joint and formation of spurring. This can be caused by trauma or elevation of the metatarsal bone. Early treatment consists of steroid injections and custom inserts to improve joint function. As it advances, surgery may be needed to restore joint function, insert a joint implant or even fuse the joint to stop painful motion. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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