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Posted by: gina | 2003/02/10

Tendonitis

I have tendonitis in my big toe. I have been suffering with this for 5 weeks. I have been to the Doctor and just finished my second 10 day course of anti-inflammotories. Although it has improved it is not completely better. I still have a lump on the top of the toe and the joint is still stiff and tendor. Is this normal or should I go back to Doctor?
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Gina, it isn’t normal, but it may take long to heal. The best would be to wear flat shoes and if possible, to immobilise the toe. If it doesn’t clear up within a week or so the best would be to get a second opinion from an orthopaedic surgeon. Good luck.

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