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Being Able To Touch Your Toes
No: It is not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why is it easier to bend forward than backward? Most people can touch their toes, but few can do a contortion backbend.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
No: You have tight hamstrings.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My toe is red on the side for about 2 months now and if i touch the corner it really hurt its starting to go a bit bigger but now its gone smaller ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small painful to the touch bump on the back of big toe just above the fat pad. What could this be?
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