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Can A Toe Fracture Cause Nerve Damage To My Toe
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
What effect would posterior tendon release in big toe have on gait? Ii have claw toe due to nerve damage from laminectomy
Improvement: The posterior tibial tendon causes the foot and ankle to turn in (inversion). Release of the posterior tibial tendon allows the arch of the foot to flatten, decreases ankle/foot inversion (turning in), and allows turning out (eversion). It would improve the rocker motion of the foot during gait. It may not effect a claw toe deformity unless the toe (flexor hallucis) tendons are also released. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had an EMG that showed damage to s1 and s2 nerve . Could the pain in ball of foot be caused from damaged nerve. Does it travel to toes?
Backwards thinking: Presumably you didn't just wander by a neurologist's shop window & made an impulse purchase of an EMG/NCS. You had the test for a reason. Was your foot pain the reason? You must have seen a PCP who referred you to a neurologist. What's THEIR differential Dx of your pain? If you didn't ask, why not? You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. Silence won't get you one. Ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Morton's neuron ...does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe ?
Foot pain: Morton's neuroma generally develops between the 3-4 th or 4-5th toes, on the forum if the foot. A nerve ending swells and becomes painful with pressure. Ill fitting shoes may be a cause. Treatments can include injections, topical treatments, or surgery. See an orthopedist or podiatrist who will be happy to evaluate your problem and suggest treatments options, including how to prevent this as well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a healing fracture of 3rd and 4th metatarsal cause intense pain in those toes? I don't remember injuring the foot to cause this.
Neuroma pain.: There could be a very good chance you have a morton's neuroma. It is a nerve between your 3rd and 4th metatarsals that can cause intense pain to the respected toes. It is worse with tight shoes on and relieved by going without shoes. I was suggest having it looked at by a Podiatrist. Probably not a fracture since there is no obvious trauma. neuromas are a common problem. ...Read more
What kind of wrist bracing could I use to reduce ulna nerve pain from a damaged nerve and clawing?
Simple but effective: Not a cure, but try this buy 2 simple items: a terrycloth tennis towel ( sold in sports stores ) and a pull-on neoprene ( body glove) tube wrist support: wear the pull on neoprene support OVER the tennis towel and use OTC antiinflammatory meds like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) ( if not allergic) ...Read more
Onycholysis.: Actually, what your experiencing is not all that rare. The condition is known as "onycholysis". Multiple factors can be the cause of the loosening. Certain skin disorders, infection, injury and medications are the usual suspects. A thorough evaluation by a specialist should be able to narrow the list of causes and determine the prognosis. ...Read more
I have MTP instability 2nd toe due to injury (also had fracture on the toe . ) what can I do to reverse ? Toe is deviating ? And pain on ball foot
Surgery: Is likely your only option.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes the hand loves to swell elevate and ice keepmoving fingers. ...Read more
Yes it could: Let be sure we are talking about the same thing dislocated knee not dilocated knee cap(patella). ...Read more
I have a broken toe. Doctor taped it to next toe. Wthout a cast the toe can bend. How can it heal?
Time: For a fracture to heal well, you have to keep the two ends of the bone from moving against each other. As long as this is accomplished, you can have movement of the joints around it. In most cases of toe fractures, splinting the toes works well. We then place patients in a stiff shoe or surgical shoe depending on symptoms, alignment and location of the fracture. Sometimes a cast boot is used. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things...: Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be treated conservatively with injections around the problem area, physical therapy to strengthen and improve the function of the ankle, and splinting to hold the ankle off the nerve that is getting pinched. If these things do no work quickly, though, an orthopedic surgeon may need to do surgery to relieve the compression on the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & yes.: The X-rays should show it clearly. As far as pain, it is usually caused by footwear pushing on the deformity. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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