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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?

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?

Maybe...: If this has been present a while or from birth you should consult with your pediatrician. This may represent a problem that occurred during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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One of my toes is curled underneath the toe next to it? What could cause it?

One of my toes is curled underneath the toe next to it? What could cause it?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Muscle cramps: It can be a sign of dehydration or loss of electrolytes. Make sure you are drinking enough water pre and post your work outs and add the electrolytes such as Magnesium to your water. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it.Normal for a panic attack to cause the limbs to temporarily cramp up completely? (arms/finger/toes curled in unnable to move)

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

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Could this be the beginning of parkinsons? My mother had Parkinson's and her toes always curled.

Could this be the beginning of parkinsons?  My mother had Parkinson's and her toes always curled.

Rarely presents with: Unilateral foot dystonia, which of course is not the usual presentation, but may be clue to eventual tremors, gait imbalance, falling, cognitive issues, drooling , etc. See a movement disorder specialist and pursue the leads. ...Read more

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