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Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Yes: A claw toe deformity can cause increased pressure on the nail when walking and/or wearing shoes because of the altered position of the toe. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Claw Toe (Definition)

There are three joints in each toe 2 thru 5. The joints are; MPJ, PIP J, and the DI PJ. A claw toe is a fixed contraction at the DIPJ. The MPJ (metatarsal phalangeal joint) is the joints close to the ball of the foot at the base of the toe. The joint at the middle of the toe is the PIPJ (proximal interphalangeal joint), The joint toward the end of the toe is the ...Read more


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Do you have to break toes to fix a claw toe?

Do you have to break toes to fix a claw toe?

Usually bone removal: If the toe is symptomatic, the surgery to straighten the toe will help. This usually involves removing a small portion of the toe to unbuckle the toe. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Yes: You can dislocate any toe and or any finger. Any joint for that matter can be dislocated. ...Read more

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Can wearing really tight shoes cause you to have claw toe?

Can wearing really tight shoes cause you to have claw toe?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Can gout make you feet and toe hurt?

Can gout make you feet and toe hurt?

It can: Gout is monoarticular and usually affects one joint per attack. 75% of the time the first metataralphalangeal joint. It is possible the secondary spot hurts cause you are altering your waking pattern. While less common, it is plausible you had two attacks, but in 16 years of practicing, I have never seen 2 simultaneous attacks. ...Read more

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What can hammer toe do to you?

What can hammer toe do to you?

A variety of things: The worst being arthritis in the joints (if left untreated in a severe stage)... But most hammertoes cause unsightly calluses, corns and pain. ...Read more

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How can you help heel a jammed or broken finger?

How can you help heel a jammed or broken finger?

Get X-ray and see MD: Proper diagnosis and treatment (splint, tape, or possible surgery) may be necessary for best long-term outcome. Self-diagnosis and non-treatment often leads to permanent loss of function and later arthritis problems in the damaged digit. The person who treats themself has a fool for a patient. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to eliminate an ingrown toe nail?

Not the right choice: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have continued pain, redness or drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can your toe turn black if you have gout?

Can your toe turn black if you have gout?

Generally not...: Gout usually turns the skin very red in the area of the attack. No toe should ever be black - if it is that color it is either dead or dying! ...Read more

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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 more

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Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Can I do anything to prevent ingrown toe nails?

Yes: Some people do have success with placing small cotton between the nail and nail fold. You can cut the toenail on a slight angle if it would otherwise grow in. If this is a chronic problem a podiatrist can permenately remove the ingrowing portion of the ingrown nail. This is a simple in office procedure. ...Read more

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How can you know if your toe is broken or jammed?

How can you know if your toe is broken or jammed?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just bruised or sprained. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

What can I do to heal an ingrown toe nail?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an ingrown toenail. If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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How can I heel a injured finger nail?

How can I heel a injured finger nail?

Fingernail: First , as doctors , we need to see the injury . Some injuries require a lot of help while others do not. There is just no substitute for the physical evaluation . A dermatologist or podiatrist can help here . ...Read more

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How can I remove toe and nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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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