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The crazy roller-coaster weather has finally settled down to something resembling Spring in Missouri. The sun is shining, the wind is more gentle, and my green thumb is twitching!
In my previous life, before RA, I had a huge vegetable garden, and quite a few flowers planted here and there around the house. I also had hanging planters and flower pots full of geraniums, petunias, impatiens and the like. But that was in my previous life. No looking back. Today is a new day.
Being diagnosed with RA has not stopped my twitching green thumb. Actually, I think all of my fingers and toes start twitching when the sun warms the earth and it is planting time.
Having RA has not stopped me from enjoying my flowers and my fresh vegetables. I no longer have a huge garden, but I do have two raised beds. There is enough room to plant tomatoes (a must!) and a few other things. I usually plant yellow squash and onions. If my husband is home and can till up some of the &ldqu...
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
Alternative Names Web finger repair; Web toe repair; Syndactyly repair Risks Risks for any anesthesia include the following: Problems breathing Reactions to medications Risks for any surgery include the following: Bleeding Infection Other possible complications related to this surgery include the following: Damage from not getting enough blood in the hand or foot, due to the cast Loss of skin grafts Stiffness of the fingers or toes Call your doctor if you notice the following: Fever Fingers that tingle, are numb, or have a bluish tinge Severe pain Swelling
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