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Doctor insights on: Being Able To Touch Your Toes

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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.

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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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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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

Toes (Definition)

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