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Fort Morgan, CO
A 26-year-old female asked:

The toes on my left foot are stiff and painful and i can't bend them past a certain point. no bruising or swelling. what could this be?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Arthritis: You might want to consider that this is arthritis or possibly a viral infection (inflammatory) that will pass.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
A clinical exam: Along with an x-ray is a good idea so that the toes can be taken thru range of motion and the joints evaluated on x-ray. Often times these conditions may be secondary to prior trauma/surgery (whcih you don't mention) and sometimes secondary to arthritic conditions. An office visit would be helpful to pinpoint a diagnosis for you.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Couple of things: Could be arthritis, could be hammertoes that will restrict motion.
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Fort Morgan, CO
A 26-year-old female asked:

I cannot bend the toes on my left foot past a certain point. They are very stiff and painful. No bruising or swelling. What could this be?

2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Couple of things: You could have arthritis or you could have hammertoes which restrict toe motion.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 31, 2017

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