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Medicine For Toe Injuries And Disorders
What?: You have asked several very vague questions? Is there a specific problem that you are having? ...Read more
Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?
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?
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?
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
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
See a doctor: Neurologist preferably for emg/ncv studies. This is not normal. ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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
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
Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
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
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
Injury: They are caused by injury to the cuticle & grow out in a year. ...Read more
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
I had an injury and my toenail started blackening and eventually detached from the toe. What should I do?
Nothing: It will either grow back (likely) or it won't…nothing you do will help it. ...Read more
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
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