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Can you run again after having big toe joint replacement?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Caution

I would use caution with how much activity you do.
Joint implants are not intended for a tremendous amount of high impact activity. They wear out faster. The newer implants, however, are much better in that respect. Just use be aware of the limitations of the implant.

In brief: Caution

I would use caution with how much activity you do.
Joint implants are not intended for a tremendous amount of high impact activity. They wear out faster. The newer implants, however, are much better in that respect. Just use be aware of the limitations of the implant.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The joint is designed to alleviate pain and restore function.

In brief: Yes

The joint is designed to alleviate pain and restore function.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

I have many patients that can return to normal activity including running following a great toe joint replacement.
The risks long term is that a joint replacement has a limited life so as you age, running may become difficult and the joint replacement may need to be removed or fitted with another implant. Often some patient require a joint fusion later.

In brief: Yes

I have many patients that can return to normal activity including running following a great toe joint replacement.
The risks long term is that a joint replacement has a limited life so as you age, running may become difficult and the joint replacement may need to be removed or fitted with another implant. Often some patient require a joint fusion later.
Dr. Mathew John
Dr. Mathew John
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