Arthritis in big toe joint

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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Thud » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:47 pm

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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Beanpole » Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:05 pm

My missus had to have ankle bones fused due to arthritic pain. Ongoing problems still years later.
Actually just taken her to hospital to have surgery on her wrist after a fall last Friday.
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by swvic » Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:48 pm

All the best to missus pole, beans

You too, Legion. I had a fcuked big toe for a couple of years. Same back foot surfing thing, but it thankfully resolved without intervention. I was still surfing heaps at the time. Not so much last year or so due to the shoulder. Hoping for that to change in coming months
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Cranked » Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:00 pm

Yeah, I've got the big toe thing too. It gets stiff and sore, and its got a pronounced bend, but it still works OK
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Cranked » Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:01 pm

A few exercises to articulate it and its usually OK
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Thud » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:44 pm

Does it involve sticking your stiff big toe with the pronounced bend into your tanned anus in some Yogi Kudo high range yoga manoeuvre?

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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Cranked » Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:03 pm

Thud, really, I'm just not that flexible
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Thud » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:11 pm

I think you are and have now tried this move.
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Wyre » Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:44 am

I finally went and got an X-ray on my big toe- yep, moderate to advanced arthritis.

Fucked.

It’s been really bloody sore too. So, what are my options? It’s pretty much cooked, right?

Any ways to alleviate pain apart from anti inflammatories?
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

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Wyre wrote:
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I finally went and got an X-ray on my big toe- yep, moderate to advanced arthritis.

Fucked.

It’s been really bloody sore too. So, what are my options? It’s pretty much cooked, right?

Any ways to alleviate pain apart from anti inflammatories?
Since mine is painful the whole time I’m at work (wearing safety boots) I use an anti inflammatory called Meloxicam. It’s a once a day thing, stronger than Ibuprofen and much kinder on the gut. Ibuprofen will fcuk your gut up if not taken with food and will fcuk you up long term anyway. The only fix is to fuse the big toe joint, which has a very long recovery period but a good outcome
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Wyre » Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:09 am

Thanks MM, I'll check it out. Fusing sounds gnarly but yeah, I can see how it would be good long-term.

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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by alakaboo » Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:06 pm

Your body will down regulate the pain signals in 2-5 years, just wait it out.*


*Does not work for degenerative conditions.

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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Trev » Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:19 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:04 am
Wyre wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:44 am
I finally went and got an X-ray on my big toe- yep, moderate to advanced arthritis.

Fucked.

It’s been really bloody sore too. So, what are my options? It’s pretty much cooked, right?

Any ways to alleviate pain apart from anti inflammatories?
Since mine is painful the whole time I’m at work (wearing safety boots) I use an anti inflammatory called Meloxicam. It’s a once a day thing, stronger than Ibuprofen and much kinder on the gut. Ibuprofen will fcuk your gut up if not taken with food and will fcuk you up long term anyway. The only fix is to fuse the big toe joint, which has a very long recovery period but a good outcome
My wife is on that Meloxicam.
Years of pain with nothing providing any relief until she got prescribed that.
Swears by it.
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Wyre » Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:30 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:06 pm
Your body will down regulate the pain signals in 2-5 years, just wait it out.*


*Does not work for degenerative conditions.
:)

Well, if it's already moderate to advanced, it has already degenerated pretty damn well. I think there is something to this though, definitely noticed it with bulged disc, after doing weights as well mind you. But the pain signals definitely decreased.
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by swvic » Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:46 pm

Was* on meloxicam pre shoulder surgery. Can also fcuk with your gut so is taken with or immediately after food. Good though. I found it best to use pre any activity, but I did a meditation course which helped greatly for dealing with the pain. Seems trippy new age shit, but I'm a true believer

* Still have the occasional one for my osteoarthritic wrist
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Re: Arthritis in big toe joint

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:38 am

My wife has that in her ankle. She’s had it fused but still gives her grief. The ankle is a complex joint. Ankle swells up like a balloon sometimes. At the moment she can’t walk on uneven surfaces like sand for example. She’s using that stuff and thinking of having more surgery.
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