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Can't Bend My Toes
Why do I keep getting cramp in toes and feet at night? Sometimes can't bend my toes without getting cramp
My PT acted as though there could be something other than just nerve damage as to why I can't bend my toes except big toe?
Muscle Weakness: Hello: Weakness of the tendons to the toes has two main factors that must be assessed by a foot specialist. First is if there is nerve damage. Second if there muscle weakness or a problem with the tendon. A foot specialist can make the diagnosis and order further tests based on your examination. ...Read more
The top of my foot hurts when I walk, so I end up limping, it hurts to sleep, I can't bend my toes without it hurting, I'm wondering if its broken?
I had a crush foot injury 6 months ago with no diagnosed tears or breaks but I still can't bend my toes and my foot often gets pins and needles. Why?
NERVE DAMAGE: Crushing injuries compress all the soft tissues into the underlying bone. Although, the bone may not be broken, the injured soft tissues can be damaged. Nerves are within this soft tissue envelope and can be so compressed. Over a long period of time they can heal. Healing ability is inversely related to the severity of injury. If he still can't bend your toes, get reevaluated. Consider mri. ...Read more
Rolled my ankle in tall heels. There's a large bump under my ankle. Massive pain even slightly up my leg. Can't bend my toes and bear weight, what to do?
Fractured: It is possible that you fractured the outside of your ankle and that could be the cause for the pain or you could have torn the ligaments supporting the outside of the ankle. You should be evaluated as soon as possible by and orthopedic surgeon. Most often this does not require surgery. ...Read more
I just got over vertigo and pretty sure I have a right ear infection, now my right leg is weak and I can't bend my toes. Is this all connected?
Something is wrong,,: Not sure what precisely you mean by small tissue damage. Usually, a problem with bone or can be related to issues with tendon. Which toe? ...Read more
What type of doctor do I need to see if I have arthritis in my big toe joint and can't bend my toe?
Podiatrist: Board certified podiatrist (abps).Get a more detailed answer ›
It's abnormal: You should be able to bend the big toe (called the 'hallux') downward. It if far more important to be able to bend it upward though. It may be an early stage of hallux rigidis. This is when the big toe joint gets stiff. Often there is a small nerve that can get irritated, leading to numbness. See a podiatrist for exact advice in your specific case. ...Read more
I can't bend my big toe down after a DIPJ injury 8 months ago. Xray was fine but it's painful to touch on surface and outer side. What might it be?
Can't bend toe: 29 F I can't bend my big toe down after a DIPJ injury 8 months ago. Xray was fine but it's painful to touch on surface and outer side. What might it be? ANS:if you cannot really bend your toe down at all you may have torn lose the the big toe flexing tendon from the big toe bending muscle and this may not show up on X-ray. Show to your Dr. ...Read more
Turf toe keeps coming back and I keep making it worse and I can't even bend my toe. I'm in so much pain. What do I do? No treatments? Since it's a toe?
Formal evaluation: You should see a doctor. The great toe is very important for walking and treating the problem is needed. Don't discount it because it is " only a toe". ...Read more
Can't bend my big toe, can lift it up and down easy. Had severe inflammation in foot over winter. Cortisone shot Jan. 1st. Which took pain away.?
Nice statement, is-: -there a question you want to ask? ...Read more
Persistent swelling: On occasion toes remain swollen following a fracture. If this is your cause this will inhibit bending the toe. Another reason may be a torn flexsor tendon. My advise is go back to your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I can't bend any of my toes on my right foot. When I move them they stay straight. What does that mean? Is that bad?
Various causes: The problem could be with the joints of the toes, or disorder of the nerves or muscles of the foot. A podiatric specialty is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
I have a complete tear of my atf and partial of my ctf I been in a walking boot had a MRI done. I can't walk or bend my toes. Do I need surgery?
Maybe: Not sure what your calling the atf and the ctf. If in fact a tendon is ruptured, you might want to consider having it surgically repaired. It will probably heal faster than just letting it heal on it's own. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of surgery versus a cast boot. ...Read more
I have pins and needles feeling in my right foot and can't bend any of my toes. Also have sharp pain in right side of foot when doing high impact stuff?
If you can't bend: Your great toe upwards, you may have a spur or arthritic changes at the joint, an X-ray would tell you that. Pain while resting may be secondary to a local problem at the joint or more proximal issue in your back... ...Read more
I stubbed three of my toes 1 day ago and now I can't bend or move any of my toes, there all s walling and red. The swailing now was moved up to the top?
Bruising & swelling?: Have an x-ray taken. Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when I see this, I always take an x-ray to see. The fact that you can move your toes does not mean it can't be broken. Too much depends on the site and extent of the break to recommend treatmnent options. ...Read more
Tendons.: You have several tendons in your feet that connect to your toes, and when you stretch, you tense muscles in your leg. This likely tugs on those tendons and pull your toes down. If you're concerned or experiencing pain, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
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!
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