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X Ray Big Toes Arthritis
Nothing showed on my X-ray but my big toe feels like its jammed and if i bend it to a point it's going to break. It doesn't bend as far as the other?
Sounds early: You may be getting the start of what is called a hallux limitus or a jamming of the joint causing restricted motion and what may lead to complete loss of motion as the condition progresses....X-ray changes and spurring of the bones usually follow as the condition worsens. Have a podiatrist check it out and advise you further. ...Read more
Arthritis 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
Broken big toe: Assuming the toe fracture does not need surgery due to a displaced fracture, a boot, crutches or surgical shoe should be adequate. Likely a walking boot (ankle high) is adequate. But, like any fracture, the more you walk and put pressure on the foot, the longer it may take to heal. ...Read more
A can fell on my big toe lac is nail to cuticle. cleaned and bandaged. Dr said X-ray shows chip in bone. Should I consult specialist or just heal ?
Chip off the old....: There is no harm in seeing a specialist. Depending on the location and size of the chip, it might just be possible to use a splintage technique to minimize potential problems from the loose chip. Splinting may even increase the chances of the chip's ability to heal back on. ...Read more
X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe. Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure? Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad
Toe: It all depends on how bad the fracture is and what part of the toe it involves. If you get poor healing from not receiving the right treatment, then you will be stuck with a permanent poor outcome. I would recommend that you get in to your physician and make sure your treatment is the right for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
I was playing soccer and a guy stepped on my foot. My left big toe now has like a clicking sound when i twist it. An X-ray has revealed no broken bone?
I have had MRI and X-rays. How come my big toe has two bumps on it and can't bend. Very painful to walk any ideas?
It is not clear: You have not told us your age and not told us the xray results. The results are most important and your statement suggests arthritis. If you have inflammatory process such as gout this may be part of the cause. The ortho doctor needs to give you the results and need to follow the recommendations. ...Read more
I hurt my big toe a few days ago & had x-Rays nothing fractured but they said mild osteoarthritis but in 2011 told it was hallux rigidus.what do I do?
Ignore it: put a steel last inside your shoe when it hurts ...Read more
Previous ankle sprain. MRI and X-rays done. No spur or seismoids. Big toe has two bony spots and that are red on top of foot hard to bend or curl?
I went to a doctor; X-rays confirmed a big toe avulsion fracture. How long should I wear the small boot I was given? What if it feels better sooner?
Buddy tape/Surg shoe: First you should really get a x ray to rule out a fracture. However, applying a toe strapping with the affected toe with the adjacent one minus the big toe (big toe moves independent from the other toes). If its the big toe that is involved then strap it to the midfoot. Then pleae apply a rigid sole shoe or surgical shoe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers