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Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Would you be able to touch your toes if you had scoilisis?

Would you be able to touch your toes if you had scoilisis?

It is possible.: It may be possible, but it depends on the angulation and severity of the deformity. ...Read more

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Why is it easier to bend forward than backward? Most people can touch their toes, but few can do a contortion backbend.

Why is it easier to bend forward than backward? Most people can touch their toes, but few can do a contortion backbend.

Look at the: VETEBRAE (Bones) in your spine The FACET JOINTS make the spine STABLE and allow only minimal EXTENSION (Bending backwards) Forward FEXION however is limited only by the MUSCLES on either SIDE of these VERTEBRAE. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Since one month ago the bottom of one of my left toes has gotten a reddish color and hurts to touch. It is still like that.

Since one month ago the bottom of one of my left toes has gotten a reddish color and hurts to touch.  It is still like that.

Possible infection: Redness and pin are 2 of the cardinal signs that you may have an infection in the toe. See a foot doctor to find out if it is . Sometimes you can get a foreign body in the toes ( splinter etc) that becomes iflamed as well. There are certain forms of arthritis ( e.g. Psoriatic) that present with one swollen painful toe. ...Read more

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My right toes feel cold but warm at touch my last three toes?

My  right toes feel cold but warm at touch my last three toes?

Maybe neurologic: This could be a neurological issue rather than a vascular issue. The neurologic irritation can make it feel cold but with touch it's not. This is something your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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When I bend over to touch my toes I feel a pain in my lower back. What?

When I bend over to touch my toes I feel a  pain in my lower back. What?

When you bend: you stretch your sciatic nerve, the nerve that comes from nerves in your lower back and down your leg. You might want to get checked by an orthopedist to make sure you don't have any impingement on your sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old but unable to touch my toes. What exercises will improve my flexibility?

Stretches: You need to perform hamstring stretches, calf stretches and groin stretches at least 2x per day. This may take a few months, but you can do it if you are persistant. ...Read more

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Hi, a small sized freckle recently appeared on the tip of my toe and hurts to touch a bit! it's dark in colour should i be worried?

Freckle: Most likely the spot is of a vascular origin. But if it hurts, it is either due to a recent injury or bite or something that might be of a systemic etiology like a septic embolism . You should see your doctor or a dermatologist to have the spot evaluated. It is easier to make a diagnosis if the lesion is fresh rather than waiting weeks before you have it seen. ...Read more

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The skin on my toes is peeling and i didn't touch it. What could this be?

The skin on my toes is peeling and i didn't touch it. What could this be?

Fungus is a : Possibility as is dry skin. Eczema is another possibility. You can try a moisturizer or antifungal, if no improvement see a foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you touch your toes with scoliosis?

Varies: The flexibility of the spine varies tremendously from patients with vary flexible curves with essentially normal range of motion to curvatures which are quite rigid and stiff. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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For months my toes feels like they are cold but when I touch them they not and they are numb?

For months my toes feels like they are cold but when I touch them they not and they are numb?

Neuropathy.: It sounds as though you are exhibiting the beginning signs of a neuropathy. You will need to have a thorough evaluation to isolate the cause. Start with your PCP or go straight to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Every time I bend down to touch my toes or I'm getting up from sitting down on the couch or the chair I have a sharp pain in my lower back.

Herniated disc: While your symptoms are suggestive of herniated disc, you are a little young for such a degenerative process. It may just be a lower back muscle spasm due to excessive use. In either case, try Ibuprofen 400 mgs (2 ADVIL (ibuprofen) tabs) 2-3 times daily for a wk and a heating pad to local areafew times daily. If no improvement, see your doctor for a definitive assassment. Feel better soon:) ...Read more

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Is my dad's back cracked if he can not touch his toes?

Is my dad's back cracked if he can not touch his toes?

Mine isn't: And i can't touch mine. Some people are not so flexible. Does not mean his back is cracked...Does he have pain? ...Read more

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Why does big toe hurt to walk on but does not hurt to touch?

Why does big toe hurt to walk on but does not hurt to touch?

Hallux Limitus: It sounds like you might be suffering from a condiiton called functional hallux limitus. Functional hallux limitus is characterized by a lack of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal (mtp) joint during gait only. The first MTP joint will demonstrate normal motion during an open kinetic chain examination. If you are experiencing pain see a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. www.eastpennfoot.com. ...Read more

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The toe next to my big to is red swollen and painful to touch. What do I do?

The toe next to my big to is red swollen and painful to touch. What do I do?

Swollen toe: There are a number of possibilities for a swollen toe: gout, arthritis, ingrown toe nail, fungal infection, bacterial infection and trauma. See your local doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small painful to the touch bump on the back of big toe just above the fat pad. What could this be?

Cyst or ganglion: Cyst or ganglion of the tendon or joint. If it persist see your foot doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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