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How to heel sprained toe?

How to heel sprained toe?

Give it some rest: Tape the sprain toe to the toe next to it, wear lose shoe to minimize the pressure on it, less walking if possible. Good luck. Thank 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


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After wearing my high heels my toes are numb. What can I do. ?

After wearing my high heels my toes are numb. What can I do.
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Stop wearing : The heels. Your toes maybe squeezing together and you many have one or two neuromas (nerve compressions.) you can ice the bottom of the forefoot as well and try and wear wider shoes or just ones that don't compress. ...Read more

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When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

Usually < 2years old: Tight heel cords can cause toe walking. However, a condition called tethered cord, where the spinal cord is attached to the base of the spine and stretches the spinal cord can result in later toe walking and decreased reflexes in older child. Mri to rule out tethered cord is important before serial casting or other treatment is undertaken. Tethered cord requires neurosurgery to the cord. ...Read more

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I get pain on my left foot and then the pain goes to my toes , then i get pain and numbness on my heel and toes it hurts so bad that I have to stop w?

I get pain on my left foot and then the pain goes to my toes , then i get pain  and numbness on my heel and toes it hurts so bad that I have to stop w?

From what you : Share you may have a few issues or you may have one issue and it really needs to be examined. It is plausible you have a tarsal tunnel syndrome. It is plausible you have a neuroma and plantar fascitiis together. A good foot doc should be able to get to the bottom of your problem. ...Read more

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My pinky toe is turned sideways on my right foot. I used to be a dancer &walk in very high heels. My toes seem to "crunch" when i wear heels now .

My pinky toe is turned sideways on my right foot. I used to be a dancer &walk in very high heels. My toes seem to "crunch" when i wear heels now .

5th toe varus: A varus 5th toe may become painful if you begin to develop corns over the joint. It may develop from having a flat foot or other gait abnormality. The best shoes to wear are good running shoes and high heels should be saved for special occasions. The most complications arise from very flat shoes like flip flops, Ugg Boots, flat ballet slippers, and even bare feet. ...Read more

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On first day of physical therapy it was painful walking heel to toe and my foot swelled up is this normal?

On first day of physical therapy it was painful walking heel to toe and my foot swelled up is this normal?

Could happen: Its very nature that when you start with physical therapy you feel some pain and swelling, but with more you are doing better and more confortable. ...Read more

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Athletes foot won't go away? On 2nd script now. Thought it was just dry heels & itchy toes? What am I doing wrong? Do pedicures worsen?TY

Athletes foot won't go away? On 2nd script now. Thought it was just dry heels & itchy toes? What am I doing wrong? Do pedicures worsen?TY

Dermatology: Alternate diagnoses as well as possible fungal resistance to treatment is possible. A dermatology exam is recommended. Based on appearance, either treatment versus skin biopsy will be offered in order to secure a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in heel & near toes,top & bottom of foot,hard to walk,pins and needles off and on, it's been like this for about 4weeks, what could it be?

Pain in heel & near toes,top & bottom of foot,hard to walk,pins and needles off and on, it's been like this for about 4weeks, 
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Just in one foot?: If the symptoms are just in one foot, and they affect the top and bottom of your foot, then radiculopathy may be the cause. This is a condition where nerve roots in the back are compressed. This normally affects one side. Another possible cause is peroneal neuropathy, which is often caused by crossing the legs too much. ...Read more

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