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after hallux valgus-hammer toe correction surgery,doctor arranged plaster of paris bandage upto knee.?

that plaster of paris bandage will be removed after 2weeks only. please suggest me what precautions one has to take inbetwwen. He gave a walker for time being. He suggested not to move for 3 days .afterwards what to do?

Well listen to your Dr for sure.I've had 7 foot operations and I know it's hard,but it will be worth it later.Do you have any pins or rods?
Foot/toe surgery is quite painful healing.I feel for you.
If you are asking what you can do after 3 days I would call and ask....did he not give you instructions before you left the hospital?
Good Luck with that.  (+ info)

Hallux Rigidus sugery results?

Hi, i have a very large bone spur & the whole hallux rigidus thing going on in my big toe.

And i am very interested in having the surgery, but all i keep reading about is the horror stories about how it doesn't work & the recovery time is really long.

I would like to know if anyone has any experiences with this surgery, are you happy with it? how long was the recovery period for you? and would you do it again if you had to go back and make the decision?

thank you.
oh i am 19.

i legit have the medical problems of an 80 year old woman though.

I wish I knew your age for it will make a difference. First as you know hallux rigidus is a stiff great toe. The question that I would like to know is if there is any movement? If so then it is a limitus and more likely to be treated without surgery. In either case seeing a podiatrist will help. First get orthodics made the key to this is to raise the first metatarsal. This will allow more motion to occur at the joint and will help to relieve the pain. Get shoes that have a wide enough toe box and have your feet measured by someone that knows what they are doing not some kid or employee that just works at a shoe store. For pain relief soak the foot in either warm soaks or cold which ever gives you the most relief provided that there is no circulation problems. If you are old enough and would consider it then talk to a podiatrist about a joint replacement. That would end the pain and give you permanent relief and movement. Also stay out of high heel shoes.  (+ info)

Is it risky to undergo an operation for Hallux valgus?

every operation has risks involved with, but if you're really interested you should consult with an orthopedist.  (+ info)

Screws in the body? Do they eventually need to be replaced?

I may need an operation which involves a screw in my big toe joint. But do they need be replaced or do they stay permently? Im 16 years old btw. Unfortunaltey i got hollux limitus one christmas ago.


Screws stay forever.  (+ info)

Hello I have black skin on top of my toe (Hallux) .Where the bones joint. Skin is black and hard to feel. Help?

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nursing care plans for pes cavus, hallux valgus and neurofilbroma?

metatarsal supports,podiatrist casts for,,, orthotics no nursing plan needed,,,,,,,surgery,,,,,,surgery,,,,,ice packs, ace bandage , pain reliever for 1 wk,change dressing, examine wound for infection,wash w betadine after 3 days on joint/s ,,ice packs,,,,,,,pain med,,ice packs,betadyne,change after 3 days,leave deep wounds packed ,, (gauze ) and, or with drainage tubes,check exudae for infection,if  (+ info)

a question for any orthopedist: i was diagnosed to have Bil hallux valgus on my both foot.?

and i am having a surgery next week on the left one,my question is will i suffer alot from the pain after the surgery ?will i be able to walk the followed 6 weeks (after the surgery )normally ?please tell me if there is any complications about these kinds of surgeries.

Your doctor will certainly supply medication to relieve your pain. There are several operating procedures that are used to treat hallux valgus, your doctor will certainly chose the one most suitable for you. I am not familiar with your case, but most of my patients walk with the aid of crutches the 1st day after surgery (weight bearing as tolerated by pain). There are many complications (infection, mal-union, non-union), as in every operation, but you should not worry about them. Do exactly as your doctor advises you and I am sure you'll be fine! Good luck.  (+ info)

What is Hallux Valgus?

Does exersices like running worsen the deformity of the big toe?


'Hallux' is the medical name for 'big toe,' and 'valgus' means 'angled outwards,' - (the opposite medical word is 'varus' which means 'angled inwards').

Hallux valgus means strictly speaking, that your big toe is angled away at the joint, so it points towards your little toe.

However, 'Hallux Valgus' is usually used to imply that you also have a mildly worn-out, or 'osteo-arthritic,' big toe joint.

More exactly, the gristle pads on either side of the hard bones (inside the joint), are worn down, causing the joint to be painful with arthritic pain when you move it.

On the inner side of the foot, where the base of your big toe is, the sticky-out joint normally rubs on the inside of your shoe, causing the skin to thicken up into a hard 'bunion.'

Once the big toe has started to angle outwards, the deformity tends to get worse owing to the 'bow-string' effect from the long tendon that runs over the top of the big toe.

Whereas the long tendon used to produce a pure lifting effect whenever you wanted to lift your big toe up, now the tendon is also at an angle, - - so every time you raise your big toe up, the tendon also pulls slightly sideways to increase the angulation.

Exercise does tend to increase both the arthritis, and the deformity, yes.

I haven't gone into possible treatments, 'cos you haven't asked that.

I hope this is of some help.

Best wishes,

Belliger (retired uk gp)  (+ info)

Does glucosamine really help arthiritis or am I wasting my money?

I have Halux limitus. Basically big toe joint arthiritis. My mum has bad arthiritis and was wondering if glucosamine could help at all, or is it a con?

Glucosamine really works. It may take a week or two to start working. How well it works probably depends on the extent and severity of your arthritis. It worked wonders for me. I've taken it on and off for over 10 years. I have bad arthritis from a knee injury.  (+ info)

where in the body would you find the "Hallux"?

well its normally called ya big toe, so i will guess on ya foot ?  (+ info)

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