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What are claw toes?

What are claw toes?

Contracted Toes: A claw toe is when the toes #2, 3, 4 or 5 are plantar flexed. Which means contracted towards the floor. A claw toe is a hammertoe and a mallet toe combined. A hammertoe is a bend in the toe at the 1st joint in the toe, when the second joint (the one near the toenail) is also bent (the mallet part) it is known as a claw toe. An internet search for clawtoe diagram, will make it clear. ...Read more

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Itching feet and ankles?

Itching feet and ankles?

Athletes foot?: This could represent a fungal infection which can be treated with over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it does not respond it may be a form of e zelma which needs prescription strength treatment, and possibly ultraviolet or excimer laser to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Yes: The same risk factors for ulcers in non-calloused foot apply in callused feet. Callouses are not necessarily protective. ...Read more

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Doflat feet cause foot and ankle pain?

Doflat feet cause foot and ankle pain?

YES: Yes, they can. A podiatrist can help you, perhaps with a pair of Rx orthotic devices. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Moisture and fungus: Sweaty feet are conducive to fungal growth. Both moisture and fungus are essential for athletes foot. Unfortunately the causative fungi are normally present in the environment. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. ...Read more

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Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Vascular: You need to see your dr asap. If this becomes worse before you can see your dr. Go to the er. ...Read more

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Can shoes make feet swell?

Can shoes make feet swell?

Swelling feet: No, shoes do not make your feet swell....Although, if your feet are swelling while your in your shoes, it may seem that way. See a specialist and find out why, your feet are swelling. ...Read more

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Feet toes cold from laying down Tingling in ankles?

Feet toes cold from laying down Tingling in ankles?

Problem is higher up: If it keeps happening, you may be compressing a disc or part of nerve coming out if it to give you these symptoms. Proper diagnosis with imaging would be helpful to get remedial help like physical Thierry etc. Feel better ...Read more

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Toes turning blue in cast and leg tingling?

Toes turning blue in cast and leg tingling?

Inform doc ASAP: The cast may be too tight and may need to be bivalved or removed altogether. ...Read more

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Feet and ankles and legs adre swelle?

Feet and ankles: I'm not sure what the question really is. But if your legs and feet and ankles are all swollen , then hate cause is likely systemic . See your family doc . ...Read more

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Can toe nails fungus cause tingling and numbness in my feet? Thanks!

Can toe nails fungus cause tingling and numbness in my feet?  Thanks!

No: If you have toenail fungus this would not cause tingling or numbness. If you had athletes foot it can cause burning and pain. The numbness and tingling is likely from another cause and there are a number of causes for that and would require an evaluation to narrow those down. ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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Sore sole of feet at heel?

Sore sole of feet at heel?

First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain continues see a podiatrist who will take x-rays and advise you further. ...Read more

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Sole of feet hurt when walking?

Sole of feet hurt when walking?

Possible: plantar fascitiis, but there are certainly other things as swell. The information provided is very limited... ...Read more

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Flat feet cause very bad foot and ankle pain?

Flat feet: Absolutely, plus knee, hip, and back pain as you get older. See foot specialist to control flat foot. Good Luck ...Read more

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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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