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My doctor asked me about big toe bent towards other toes What was she getting at

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Happy feet: When your big toe bends towards your other toes, it can pull a lot on your big toe joint. Over time, it can cause a bunion. Your toe angle and future ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience Podiatry
No, its a bunion: This is not weird. It is what is called hallux abducto valgus or a bunion deformity.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Bent out of shape.: A bent big toe can be described as angular deviation of the big toe. The "bend" can involve either one or both bones in the toe, the joint between the ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Where is fracture?: If big toe, buddy tape may not help, since the big tow is important for step off - you push off the ground with your big toe, and the second toe will ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Surgery: Is the only way to correct deformity. Howver there are other treatments that can alleviate symptoms.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Shingles possibly: I would call your mothers doctor ASAP for an evaluation. If this is shingles then starting her on an antiviral medication right away could make a big ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacques gideon Tredoux
Specializes in Diabetology
Red swollen legs: You ask about sudden onset red swollen lower legs. This sound very likely to be cellulitis. Especially urgent to treat if you are a diabetic patient. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Podiatrist: Since a podiatrist is a physician who deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all ailments of foot.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: If you injured the toe and it's painful, evaluation by a physician could help to see if the toe is fractured and help guide treatment to ensure that t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, it could be. Let your doctor know about the toe numbness. A emg/ncv and/or some low back imaging is likely needed.
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