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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Claw Foot

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Waiting to see foot doctor for clawed toes and pain in big toe but now feels like walking on a marble so walk on outside of foot causes knee pain?

Waiting to see foot doctor for clawed toes and pain in big toe but now feels like walking on a marble so walk on outside of foot causes knee pain?

Exam is essential.: Clawing toes can bring about symptoms much like those you describe. Certainly big toe pain can cause you to shift the weight to the outside of your foot. This type of compensation can lead to knee pain. I am afraid that not much can be done until you have been seen in a hands on theater. You might push your referring doctor for an earlier exam date to avoid further complications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes hammer toe/claw toe?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes hammer toe/claw toe?

Few reasons: But a simple explanation is when the flexor tendons become stronger than the extensor tendons. ...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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Bending down I hit my top, left side of my forehead (just under my hairline)on the side /rim of a claw foot tub. It's red w a bump should I worry?

Bending down I hit my top, left side of my forehead (just under my hairline)on the side /rim of a claw foot tub. It's red w a bump should I worry?

Monitor symptoms: I would generally expect there to be a red bump if you hit it fairly hard shortly after the incident. If you have any other symptoms like loss of consciousness, dizziness, visual changes, lightheadedness, lethargy, or confusion, then I would worry and recommend you see a doctor as soon as possible. Try and ice the bump to help the swelling go down. ...Read more

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Can the nerve damage in my foot be causing my claw toe?

Can the nerve damage in my foot be causing my claw toe?

Probably: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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A large blue vessel on the top of my right foot came in contact with the claws of a large dog (165lbs). I now have increased sharp burning pain to the?

A large blue vessel on the top of my right foot came in contact with the claws of a large dog (165lbs). I now have increased sharp burning pain to the?

Neuritis.: More than likely, next to that large blue vessel on the top of your foot was a small white nerve. This nerve may have been traumatized by the the same contact of the dog's paw. It should eventually calm down, but may take some time. Heat application may speed the healing up. ...Read more

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Injured arch & began walking on outside edge of my foot for five weeks. Foot changed shape, pinkie became a bit claw toe.Reversible by stretching?

Injured arch & began walking on outside edge of my foot for five weeks. Foot changed shape, pinkie became a bit claw toe.Reversible by stretching?

Compensation.: You are exhibiting a phenomena called "compensation". You are under using certain parts of your body while, at the same time, over using others. This can be quite damaging if allowed to continue. An immediate exam and evaluation is necessary to determine just what was injured and how to return it to normal function. In short, your biomechanics are off. ...Read more

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Injured my arch & started walking on the outside of my foot for five weeks. Foot changed shape, pinkie became a bit claw toe.Reversible by stretching?

Injured my arch & started walking on the outside of my foot for five weeks. Foot changed shape, pinkie became a bit claw toe.Reversible by stretching?

Shape shifter.: An injured foot causing you to compensate for five weeks needs to be examined. Unclear as to why you started to walk on the outside of your foot. Was it from pain of structural problem. Either way an exam and evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

No : Achilles lengthening won't fix those problems. Try to avoid any more surgical intervention until it's all you have left. Exhaust physical therapy & other noninvasive treatments first. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of claw toe?

What are the symptoms of claw toe?

Pain/shoe irritation: Claw toes are the contracture of both joints in a toe. Symptoms can include the top of the toe rubbing in the shoe and/or the tip of the toe becoming painful or callusing due to abnormal pressure. Padding can be helpful, but surgery may be necessary depending on severity of symptom/problem. Foothealthfacts.Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a claw toe?

What sort of disease is a claw toe?

Contracted toes: Claw toe is a buckling of the toe(s). The toe is in a "c" shape. Sometimes it can be flexible(you can straighten it out). Other times it can be rigid(won't straighten out). This is a structural deformity. Conservative care consists a taller toebox shoe. Some padding can help with symptoms. Usually surgical straightening is needed if conservative care is not successful. Dr l. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Claw toe?

What is the definition or description of: Claw toe?

Contraction of toe: 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 DIPJ (distal interphalangeal joint) ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is claw toe?

I've heard different things. What exactly is claw toe?

Contracture: Each of the smaller toes in your foot has two joints (or knuckles). They are the proximal interphalangeal joint (this is the one closest the main part of the foot) and the distal interphalangeal joint (closest to the end of the toe). When both of these joints are contracted, you have a claw toe. ...Read more

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Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Yes: Most people would choose to correct it. Amputation is reserved for low demand patients who want a short healing time and do not want to deal with the recovery process of hammertoe/claw toe surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from claw toe operations?

How long does it take to recover from claw toe operations?

Varies: Ask your surgeon. Typically patients are immobilized in a fracture boot for up to 6 wks and may be kept non or partial weight bearing. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Yes: Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot. Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint. ...Read more

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I've got severe claw toe and doctors want to amputate, opinions?

I've got severe claw toe and doctors want to amputate, opinions?

Is it infected?: There must be some reason why they want to do this? If there is no infection or something your leaving out there is usually a way to fix a claw toe without amputating. Ask what your altrnatives are. ...Read more

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