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Abduction Of Great Toes (Overview)

When the great toes are abducted, they will be pointing outward or away from the mid-line of the body. An example of abduction can be found in the common foot deformity known as a bunion or hallux abducto valgus.


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I'm diabetic type 2. At night in bed my right great toe has mild ache but no redness or swelling. Possible causes?

I'm diabetic type 2. At night in bed my right great toe has mild ache but no redness or swelling. Possible causes?

Sounds like nerves: Positional changes in the back as you lay down can sometimes create pain as a result of compression of the nerve roots that relay and control the sensation in the foot. As a diabetic, this is the more likely scenario, but it is important that you have proper regular foot exams with podiatry to verify and prevent other issues to your feet. ...Read more

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Abduction Of Great Toes (Overview)

When the great toes are abducted, they will be pointing outward or away from the mid-line of the body. An example of abduction can be found in the common foot deformity known as a bunion or hallux abducto valgus.


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How can I treat a spasm in my big toe?

How can I treat a spasm in my big toe?

Stretch: When you are having a spasm or cramp slowly stretching the muscle helps to alleviate it. Muscle fatigue or overuse is what usually causes cramps or spasms. ...Read more

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My toes great toe and the one right beside it have been hurting for the past three weeks but today i noticed that I have a knot right below my toes?

Need to be seen: Dear trina, you need to be seen by a podiatrist or orthopedic physician. You will need to be evaluated and x-rays taken to determine if the knot you have is due to stress fracture or some type of exostosis or some lesion. All are treatable after the diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

Immobilizatioin: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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I have tiny red dots below the nail of one big toe. What are they? What is the cure? Are they infectious?

I have tiny red dots below the nail of one big toe. What are they? What is the cure? Are they infectious?

See a podiatrist : It may be anything from a bacterial infection to a variety of athletes foot. Have it examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the pain I my big toe? Splinter

Maybe: If you stepped on something you may have a splinter but only an examination will tell. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more