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Does any one have a baby that has a clenched fist sometimes and curled toes at 14 months? Is it anything to be concerned about?
My premature baby is now at 8 weeks adjusted age. He has clenched fists and curled toes most of the time, he is stiff yet floppy should I worry yet?
Sounds normal: Infants often quickly clench their hand to age 4 months and toes to a year. If never unclenched it is abnormal. You are likely to worry to age five just because premi's do that to moms sometimes. Your pediatrician should be monitoring these issues. I routinely sent premi's that early to early childhood programs for closer monitoring. ...Read more
Joint @ base of my second toe on top of my foot (not the ball) is swollen. Started w/mild discomfort when I curled my toes. Now painful and swollen.
See Podiatrist: Any warmth, tenderness, red or purple coloration, or limited range of motion? Any trauma? Don't know your age or past history? A podiatrist is likely to be able to accurately diagnose the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more
Ingrown toenail I have ingrown toenails on both of my big toes since 2009. They aren't that bad right now. I have a little purple spot where the cut is and it isn't curled. My toes don't hurt when I walk or run they just hurt when I stub my toe or someone
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more
A few things...: ...Can cause a toe curled under the next. It can be genetic, with a shortened bone causing the toe to curl. It can also be a shifting of the bone because of mechanics. Visit your podiatrist to see why it has happened and what can be done to correct it. ...Read more
My daughter is 3 months old and she is very tense, always has her fist clenched and toes curled and just stiff all the time! She will not relax!
Too tight: By three months she should not have tight fists and curled toes all the time. A milestone at two months is hands unfisted half the time. Her tone is too tight and she needs an evaluation with her doctor and referral to a neurologist. ...Read more
Hi I was stretching & my leg cramped, my big toe curled underneath the toe next to it for a few minutes. There was minor pain. This has happened before?
My 1 1/2 year old son walks with his toes curled, and as a result his lunula has separated on both big toes and starting to effect his nail beds on hi?
Abnormal gait: An 18 month old is expected to walk with no disturbance of gait. Abnormality of gait could be due to a problem with the muscles, skeleton, nervous system or habit. A toddler with gait abnormality should be thoroughly evaluated (history & PE) & if needed referred to appropriate specialty and rehab services for needed services. Take care. ...Read more
Is it. Normal for a panic attack to cause the limbs to temporarily cramp up completely? (arms/finger/toes curled in unnable to move)
Yes: Panic attack = rapid breathing (hyperventilation). This reduces the normal level of carbon dioxide in the blood, which causes your ph to rise (respiratory alkalosis), which in turn reduces the free calcium in your blood, which leads to painful muscle spasms or contractions, especially in the fingers/wrist and feet. Gets better when you slow down your breathing (or re-breathe into a paper bag). ...Read more
Had a stroke 3 years ago now my legs hurt and my left foot the toes are curled under is this from the stroke what can I do?
Go see ur FamilyDoc: There's not enough info for more definitive answer but strokes can definitely lead to (painful) muscle contracture which is why rehabilitation is so important in the immediate aftermath. You didn't describe how long your legs have been hurting or how long your toes have been curled, but if from soon after stroke, then yes, most likely a contracture. Stretching exercises might help but be patient. ...Read more
Peroneal tendon sticks out. Also pops when toes are curled and move from ankle. Can feel pulse in the area of ankle. Is there an artery near this site?
It is possible.: Everyone's anatomy is slightly different. Most people have their main bloods supply felt either on the top of the foot or on the medial side of the foot, which is opposite of where the peroneal tendons are located. The peroneal tendon does NOT go into the toes. There are 2; longus, which ends in the midfoot area and the brevis: which ends at the base of the fifth metatarsal. ...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
Yes: Arthritis is pain and inflammation of a joint, so any body part that has joints can have arthritis. I've seen arthritis in all toes, but especially where the great toe meets the rest of the foot. It can be caused by poor foot mechanics, trauma, or diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. A podiatrist should be able to diagnose the case and offer treatment options. ...Read more
Locking toes?: If you are referring to toes that lock and curl, they are referred to as hammertoes or clawtoes. This is an abnormal compensation for pronation of the foot against the ground, which causes the toes to "grab" the ground. This is a progressive slow orthopedic problem that can cause callouses and ulcers to the top of the toes over time. Seek a local podiatrist for an x-ray evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Nails or toes?: If you mean the toes themselves, this is a little worrisome. Usually the skin will turn black if there is tissue death--necrosis--of the skin. This can happen if blood vessels are damaged or inflamed. Sometimes, blood under the skin can cause this appearance as well. If you mean the nails, that can be a sign that a mold has gotten under the nails. Either way, I recommend a doctor visit. ...Read more
Polydactyly: Extra fingers and toes are a fairly common occurrence, especially among african americans. We genes that control how we are made in the womb. Some people have genes for extra digits. Sometimes they form small or abnormal extra digits, which we have to remove. Other times the extra digits look and function normally and require no treatment at all. ...Read more
Because...: Your toes are furthest from your heart and the arteries to the toes are not as large so the blood fails to warm the area in comparison to other body parts. Be sure that you don't suffer from circulation pathology or raynauds syndrome. Visit your local podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
Sure: Toes can be surgically shortened but if the long toe is not painful, it is considered a cosmetic procedure. There are several potentially serious risks and complications that could occur after foot surgery as well. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more