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What is the definition or description of: Toe injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Toe injuries and disorders?

What?: You have asked several very vague questions? Is there a specific problem that you are having? ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Fever in 5 month bab: You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) drops 0.4 ml and can be repeated if needed every 4 hours. If fever persists then the baby needs to be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a swollen right foot and ankle no injury its been this way about a week. I was an iv drug user for awhile what could be the cause?

I have a swollen right foot and ankle no injury its been this way about a week. I was an iv drug user for awhile what could be the cause?

You would need to: Be evaluated, so many things can cause swelling. The fact it is unilateral adds to the differential diagnosis a blood clot. Usually, in a blood clot the calf would be swollen or painful. (Though, doesn't always have to be) ...Read more

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What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

Depends: If fever, you can use acetaminophen for comfort, but most can do well without. Mouth sores are comforted by cold fluids or ice chips. The sores just need to be cleaned and watched. Body sweat makes them itch more and sores can get bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin treat a nerve injury (i have an suspected soft tissue injury in foot) or only reduce the pain till the time one is taking medicine?

Does gabapentin treat a nerve injury (i have an suspected soft tissue injury in foot) or only reduce the pain till the time one is taking medicine?

Effects of gabapntn: gabapentin may treat the symptoms (pain) of a nerve injury but it does not improve the rate or the extent of recovery ...Read more

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I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?

I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?

If you are unlucky: Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! They should avoid sick people, if at all possible. Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc... ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my toe after injury?

How can I strengthen my toe after injury?

Toe: Strength should come back with specific exercise or physical therapy. Bet your doc who took care of injury would be helpful. ...Read more

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What's should I do with a stubbing injury on my toe?

What's should I do with a stubbing injury on my toe?

Have it evaluated: If your toe is not progressing, have it evaluated. Most of the time, if the toe is in good alignment, a good stiff shoe and limited use will allow for improvement. If pain persists, have it evaluated. Dr l. ...Read more

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Toe injury. How do I know what type of injury it is?

Toe injury. How do I know what type of injury it is?

X-ray: Treatment depends of the location and type of injury. X-rays will help determine it it is fractured. Depending on the injury, you may need to have the area immobilized or you may need surgery. Have it evaluated and treated by a professional. ...Read more

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If my big toes have Beau's lines, does that mean I have a disease if I didn't injure them?

If my big toes have Beau's lines, does that mean I have a disease if I didn't injure them?

Beau's lines: Beau's lines are not always pathological. If you exercise alot it oculd be from trauma. Otherwise check for all the potential medical causes which are rare. ...Read more

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What disease can make your fingers/toes turn white in the cold?

What disease can make your fingers/toes turn white in the cold?

Raynaud's: Raynauds syndrome can be isolated or part of an underlying autoimmune disease. Raynauds syndrome is when the blood vessels in your hands and feet go into spasm. (vasospasm). This causes a decrease in blood flow and reduced oxygen in the area. The reduction in oxygen causes the color in your feet and hands to turn white, then blue and finally red once the blow flow has returned to the area. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, . ..: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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Recently had a toe injury and am now unable to move my toes. What can I do to speed up the recovery?

Recently had a toe injury and am now unable to move my toes. What can I do to speed up the recovery?

Need to know: What kind of injury and how long ago. Discuss with your treating physician if you have one. If not, see podiatrist to have evaluated. Then proper steps can be taken. ...Read more

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Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?

Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?

Pinched nerve: Numbness usually indicates a pinched nerve. In this case, great toe numbness could potentially indicate a pinched L4 nerve in your low back. The good news is that most pinched nerves will get better with time, so it would be reasonable to just watch it for a couple weeks. Do see a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...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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Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Without an injury my toe nail is separating from my toe, what could be the cause?

Without an injury my toe nail is separating from my toe, what could be the cause?

Onycholysis.: Actually, what your experiencing is not all that rare. The condition is known as "onycholysis". Multiple factors can be the cause of the loosening. Certain skin disorders, infection, injury and medications are the usual suspects. A thorough evaluation by a specialist should be able to narrow the list of causes and determine the prognosis. ...Read more

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Bruised & swollen toe, non injury. Why?

Bruised & swollen toe, non injury. Why?

Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly an ingrown toenail can cause these symptoms. Another possible reason is an acute gout attack. The best answer for you is to go see a foot specialist and have your foot xrayed and evaluated. ...Read more

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Injury of the big toe, pinched nerve?

Injury of the big toe, pinched nerve?

Possibly: Irritation to the L5 nerve root can cause radiating pain to the big toe. However, trauma to the toe sounds like it is more likely in your case. ...Read more

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Site of injury and broken toe has no feeling?

Site of injury and broken toe has no feeling?

It could happen: When injury happen you traumatize the nerve and that could cause that, most likely that will come back. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in the water with a toe injury?

It depends. ..: It depends on the injury. If there was an open wound you may need to keep it dry. Consult with you physician. ...Read more

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Having pain shoot up the toe beside the big one when walking or standing. No injuries happened?

Having pain shoot up the toe beside the big one when walking or standing. No injuries happened?

Over Use.: It would be great if all the pains we have could be directly linked to an obvious injury. The shooting pain in your toe is a warning that the area around the toe or the toe itself has been injured. It is easy to over use this area of the foot and not know it, at the time. As the damage increases, it hits a critical level and the pain begins. Motrin and rest may help. You may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I think I may have fractured my toe about two days ago now. If I described the injury, could you confirm?

I think I may have fractured my toe about two days ago now. If I described the injury, could you confirm?

Not 100% confirmable: To absolutely confirm, you need an x-ray. In the meantime, buddy tape the toes and wear very supportive, flat, hard-soled shoes if possible. If the pain goes away within a week or less, it probably isn't fractured. ...Read more

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Injury during soccer and I can't walk or move my toes. I think it's broken treat it home or do I have to go to the doctors?

Go to doctor: You should absolutely visit the ER if you cannot put weight on your foot and especially if you cannot wiggle your toes. Do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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