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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hallux Limitus mild symptoms: Initial Treatment Recommendations

Susan presented to my office with mild stiffness and soreness in her big toe joint. Here was a summary email I sent her of what we had discussed. 

Hey Susan, great to see you again after 30 years or so. Here are the main points of our discussion.
  • Ice Pack 10 minutes twice daily
  • Dancer's Pads in any shoes you can

  • Pad the top of your foot in tight shoes if you can find a spot that gives you less pressure.
  • Learn to spica tape (kinesiotape, Rocktape, 3M Nexcare Waterproof tape)

  • Avoid bending toe at least for the next month until you email me. This is not the time to increase range of motion.
  • Go Shoe Shopping in Paris within the next few weeks.
  • Review my blog on Hallux Limitus so you get some idea on the problem.
Hope all this helps. Rich There are so many other things to do. 

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