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i got hallux valgus hammer toe correction surgery.?


after 2weeks they took out stitches and arranged plaster of paris bandage.under the plaster of paris i could see two long pins or needles they kept on my leg. after2 weeks only,they remove those needles .till that time what precautions i have to take. ?i forgot to ask doctor what care i have to take.Please suggest.i got walker with me.can i walk these two weeks or i have to take bed rest only?
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take bed rest and perform passive exercises ,  (+ info)

hallux valgus, what is the extent of the surgery and recovery like?


Hallux Valgus (bunion) refers to the collapse of the joint of the big toe with the joint rotating outward and the toe inward ,forming a bump on the outside of the toe joint . When it gets progressively worse , severe pain ensues and shoes will not fit .I had it done about three years ago and was amazed at the great results. It is treated by outpatient surgery under general anesthesia , The procedure takes a few hours during which the joint is repositioned by sectioning , then screwed together and recontoured . Following recovery from anesthesia you will be fitted with a surgical shoe and crutches to go home . I was completely comfortable during and after the surgery and didn't need any medication . I wore the shoe for a month or so and didn't need the crutches after the first few days . Normal walking after 6 weeks and all my shoes fit again ! I tell all my friends not to live with their bunions but get them fixed !!!  (+ info)

Hallux Valgus problems with 13 year old female?


Hi, I am a female 13 years old and i am afraid i am developing a foot deformity called "Hallux Valgus"
I know most of the cases of hallux valgus happen in women from wearing tight shoes, or high heels, but i am afraid i am also developing it.
I have been in strict dancing of ballet, pointe, tap and jazz for about 10 years now, and recently i have been having problem with my pointe shoes. I believe they were causing my big toe to convert into my second toe on both of my feet.
I am developing bunions, and they are so painful in this early stage that i actually had to miss school a few times, and had to take a break from my new pointe shoes that are better for my feet, but it still hurts so much that i can' take it anymore.
My parents do not officially believe me yet, because honestly, i am sort of the "girl who cried wolf" kind medically... but this time i am dead serious.
Here are some photos of my feet:

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo149.jpg

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo148.jpg

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo147.jpg

FYI on my right foot my big toe nail is bruised, sorry about that. And i am not purposly crossing my littler tow over my big toe, that is how my feet are naturally placed right now.

So should i go to the podiatrist? The doctor? Hm, i'm not sure, but i think i need some help since my feet are in so much pain.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Actually, i am dancing at a very professional studio and have a good arch for dancing here is a picture link...

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo2.jpg

My teacher is highly educated about pointe, and there is NO way i can quit this studio..... no way no how... its a long story. My pointe shoes fit me quite well also, so it's not my pointe shoes, but they are the reason it hurts. There is no possible way i can quit dancing/pointe.
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I definitely think you should see a podiatrist if you are a dancer you should have your feet checked to make sure everthing is ok and stays that way.  (+ info)

what is the root meaning of "hallux valgus"? and what language?


It's Latin

Hallux is the great toe. Valgus is the direction of the deformity.  (+ info)

Bruised toe nail and hallux valgus bunions in teenagers.... podiatrist? Has anyone else had these problems?


First of all, i put this in the adolescent section because i am a teenager and i wanted to hear if any other people around my age had the problems i am experiencing right now.

Well, its a long story, but i am developing a foot deformity called "hallux valgus" which makes your big toe deform sideways (physically move) into your smaller ones. Long story short, right now i can hardly walk. I am 13 years old and dance 6 times a week.
And today i bruised my big toe nail in dance on my pointe shoes, so underneath my big toe there is a back up of blood, and basically its BLACK.
I have to go see a podiatrist tomorrow, so i was wondering what to expect. They have to drain my nail and try to examine my hallux valgus.

So if anyone had gone to a podiatrist before for either of these reasons, what should i expect? What will they do? Will it hurt?
I am really nervous and need to know what will happen.

Thank you so much and i appreciate every answer.
Also, i am skipping school tomorrow because i cannot physically walk from the pain. Its too much pain to even stand up.
haha i know everytime i say valgus i think of "vagus"
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I'm a pointe dancer as well. I just got over having a bruised toenail. I got it in November and it got worse through December because I continued to dance on pointe. take a break from toe dancing. just dance on flat.

It will take about 3 months or so...but your toenail will definitely fall off. That is what the doctor is going to tell you when you go in to get it checked out. It'll be really gross, but once it falls off, be sure not to go onto pointe until the toenail underneath is grown in again..otherwise it will grow in really deformed.  (+ info)

13 year old female possible Hallux Valgus? I really need some insight here...?


Hi, I am a female 13 years old and i am afraid i am developing a foot deformity called "Hallux Valgus"
I know most of the cases of hallux valgus happen in women from wearing tight shoes, or high heels, but i am afraid i am also developing it.
I have been in strict dancing of ballet, pointe, tap and jazz for about 10 years now, and recently i have been having problem with my pointe shoes. I believe they were causing my big toe to convert into my second toe on both of my feet.
I am developing bunions, and they are so painful in this early stage that i actually had to miss school a few times, and had to take a break from my new pointe shoes that are better for my feet, but it still hurts so much that i can' take it anymore.
My parents do not officially believe me yet, because honestly, i am sort of the "girl who cried wolf" kind medically... but this time i am dead serious.
Here are some photos of my feet:

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo149.jpg

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo148.jpg

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/paramorefan120/Photo147.jpg

FYI on my right foot my big toe nail is bruised, sorry about that. And i am not purposly crossing my littler tow over my big toe, that is how my feet are naturally placed right now.

So should i go to the podiatrist? The doctor? Hm, i'm not sure, but i think i need some help since my feet are in so much pain.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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I'm so sorry for your pain which looks very,very real and I hope your parents realize that they might be wrong in not believing you. You should check with the dance teacher, too. I know to pursue a dance education is sometimes very painful especially if your feet are more sensitive than others.
You really need to go to a Foot and Ankle Hospital for extensive care and prevention.
They may be able to fit you with a brace to hold the one toe in place. I've even heard of dancers who have had their tendons cut (not painful at all) so their toes go more in line with the foot. Please get this checked out professionally. And ask yourself do you love taking dancing lessons more than anything. If so then your pain threshold will have to be higher then what it is but, is it worth it. Maybe, it's not for you. Pray to God to show you the way and to heal your toes in the meantime. Good Luck in your future endeavors.

Please excuse any misspelling I don't think the spell checker seems to be working?  (+ info)

Do you have Hallux Ridgidus?


If you do and you are offered the op, DONT! have it my feet are the same if not worse than before the op.
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I declined the surgery after seeing the Addenbrookes website. I have severe, bilateral Hallux Rigidus but Celebrex works for me as does a low purine diet (meant for gout but seems to work well with HR).

Good shoes are a major help and fortunately I found a mail order site that does ultra wide fittings. Contact me if you need their address.

[ a post-script here: my surgeon was a guy called Mr El Titi. With a name like that I couldn't take him seriously]  (+ info)

how can avoid developing bunions (hallux valgus)?


once it starts "growing" it can be stoped? how?
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They say tight shoes don't help the matter and if you have high arches. You need to get arch supports.  (+ info)

hallux ridgidus?


Has anyone had the operation for this condition?

I have but still cant use my big toe to walk. Now they want to pin my toes with screws. Argh!
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This is how I became addicted to Answers. I had a similar operation two weeks ago (not hallux rigidus but similar), it didn't hurt at all...honest. Do it, you wont regret it. Just ice it and keep it up for the first 24 hours and do exactly what the Dr tells you. It's kinda crappy that I can't drive with this sweet boot on (you'll love the sexy black DonJoy boot) and I just get to sit here and answer mostly inane questions and comments by people I will never meet. Good luck and don't be scared. I have a pin in my big toe and one through the three bones in my second toe. Sweet.  (+ info)

Could I have hallux rigidus?


Here are the symptoms I read about

* Pain in the joint when you are active, especially as you push-off on the toes when you walk

* Swelling around the joint

* A bump, like a bunion or callus, that develops on the top of the foot

* Stiffness in the great toe and an inability to bend it up or down

I have only the first symptom, my right big toe hurts sometimes when I take a step, only at a certain angle. It bends and moves fine, no swelling or bumps. I am 25 and do not run or do anything else to cause undue stress to my feet.

I know the best thing is to see a podiatrist, but I can't afford to, so any answers would be appreciated
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Sounds as if you have hurt you great toe or have arthritis setting in . You would have to produce all of the above symptoms to have hallux rigidous. Self diagnosis is a terrible thing and can lead to many phobias.  (+ info)

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