Hideous Hammertoe!

May 27, 2014 by janaeriegler

When you are trying to get rid of a fungal growth the first step is prevention. You cannot get rid of it without first eliminating the moist environment on and around your feet. Changing socks regularly keeps the feet cleaner and dryer. It is also a good idea to wash your feet everyday, especially after taking off socks that have been worn for several hours. Thoroughly dry your feet with a towel or hair dryer if you have one. Keeping toenails short and cleaning underneath the nail are also crucial in preventing fungi from taking root. Going barefoot or wearing open toe sandals indoors helps keep feet fresh and dry.

Toenail fungus is one of those infections that is frustrating and embarrassing to have, and for me it was an absolute nightmare. I contracted the infection at work. My job is very demanding and requires me to be active and on my feet all the time. I built up a lot of sweat on my feet which lead to the infection. I had toenail fungus for nearly two years, so you can imagine how many treatments and remedies I have tried. Some of them did work, in the sense they stopped the infection from getting worse but nothing actually treated my toe nail fungus.

Here is what happened. I had gotten one of those above ground pools for my kids to play in. It was mid summer of course. We set it up in the back yard on the lawn. Of course the kids had lots of fun splashing around all summer. Whenever they splashed enough f the water out of the pool, they would take the hose and fill it up again. This went on for weeks. In the main time, the ground around and under this pool had become saturated, the grass had turn yellow, then brown and eventually died. Two weeks before school reopened, the pool was left abandoned.

The bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of your feet normally are well-balanced to distribute your body’s weight while standing, walking and running. When the first and second joints of your toes experience the prolonged stress that develops when the muscles that control them fail to work together properly, the pressure on the tendons that support them can lead to the curling or contraction known as hammertoe. Since the arched bending of hammertoe often causes the toe to rub against the top of the shoe’s toe box and against the sole, painful corns and calluses develop on the toes.flexor stabilization contracted toes

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During strenuous exercise or other forceful activities such as heavy lifting or even a hard sneeze, it is possible to injure yourself by stretching or tearing your abdominal muscles. This type of injury is commonly referred to as a strained or pulled muscle. This condition causes significant muscle pain in the stomach area. Treating the condition properly will reduce the level and duration of the pain. A hammer toe is a toe that bends down toward the floor at the middle toe joint. It usually happens in the second toe. This causes the middle toe joint to rise up. Hammer toes often occur with bunions

Treatment of hammertoe pain is directly dependent on the extent of development of the deformity and level of pain. Early recognition and modification of shoe gear can give good relief. However, if structural changes have occurred in the toe and the deformity is painful, surgical correction may be recommended to relieve pain, correct the problem and provide a stable, functional toe. The type of surgery performed will depend on a thorough evaluation of the toe, the factors causing the deformity and which treatment is likely to be the most successful. The surgical correction can be performed on an outpatient basis at a local hospital.

Flexor tenotomy is typically performed via a plantar stab incision at the DIP joint. The scalpel is centered medial to lateral, and the flexor tendon is transected at its insertion onto the plantar base of the distal phalanx. The PIP joint then is hyperextended to free any adhesions between the flexor tendon and the plantar plate and collateral ligaments of the PIP joint. A smooth 0.045-in Kirschner (K) wire then is placed in a retrograde manner from the tip of the toe just plantar to the nail plate across the DIP and PIP joints while these joints are maintained in neutral extension. 11

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