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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


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I had a toe amputation a year ago. What can I do to get rid of the stiffness in my foot?

I had a toe amputation a year ago. What can I do to get rid of the stiffness in my foot?

Therapy: Physical therapy to mobilze and strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the foot as well as extrinsic (in the calf) muscles. Often requires stretching of the achilles muscles as well. Wear flexible shoes and walk in the sand. ...Read more

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Ive been having slight numbness stiffness & cramping in my middle toes & severe pain in balls of feet especially when walking after sleep?

Ive been having slight numbness stiffness & cramping in my middle toes & severe pain in balls of feet especially  when walking  after sleep?

Pain and cramping: There can be several causes to this, and some may involve subtle changes in your electrolytes for example. Get an evaluation with some routine testing of your Electrolytes (potassium levels, etc) . Other s causes can be evaluated and tested for too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w  intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more

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Athletic trainer diagnosed swelling around the sesamoid bones in my foot. Now feeling pain/stiffness near top of the big toe also. Different injury?

Athletic trainer diagnosed swelling around the sesamoid bones in my foot. Now feeling pain/stiffness near top of the big toe also. Different injury?

Get examined by md: Sesamoid injuries to the big toe are relatively uncommon. Fractures to the sesamoid bones are most commonly seen in ( American) football. More likely your symptoms in your age etc. could be related to sprains of the 1st toe metatarsalphalangeal joint(turf toe). See an experienced ORS for examination and treatment options. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more

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I stepped on a sewing needle about 5 days ago & had a tentinus shot recently but my foot is stiff and my last 3 toes will barely move. Is this normal?

I stepped on a sewing needle about 5 days ago & had a tentinus shot recently but my foot is stiff and my last 3 toes will barely move. Is this normal?

Foreign body: Did a doctor remove the needle that you stepped on? There could be a part of the needle still in your foot. Make sure you are seen ASAP to remove any part of it that's still in your foot. Also you should be on a broad spectrum antibiotic. If you don't have a doctor, go to an ER. ...Read more

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Toes suddenly contract with severe cramps. 85 year old grandma, can't move toes/ feet back until the cramp is over. They're totally stiff. ?

Toes suddenly contract with severe cramps. 85 year old grandma, can't move toes/ feet back until the cramp is over. They're totally stiff. ?

Cramps: I'm sorry your Grandmother is having these painful cramps. I would wonder if she is having a deficiency or overabundance of an electrolyte. She needs to be seen by her doctor and have some blood tests. ...Read more