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What causes toes to lock?

What causes toes to lock?

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

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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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Cause of toes turning blacked?

Cause of toes turning blacked?

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

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How do you fix blistered toes?

If the blister: Is merely caused by friction and if there is fluid in it you would want to get the fluid out. This could be done with a sterile instrument and a clean foot. Gently price the skin and squeeze to get the fluid out. Cover blister site with antibiotic ointment and bandaid. ...Read more

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Numbing in toes?

Neuropathy: Various causes, conditions affecting lower back, diabetes, b-12 anemia and excessive alcohol use are some common causes. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is toe jam?

What is toe jam?

Toe Jam: Toe jam is usually the term used to describe a build up of lint between toes of underneath the toenail. ...Read more

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Why are toes purple?

Why are toes purple?

Circulatory problem: This is a sign of diminished blood supply to the toes. You should see your family doctor right away to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Are long toes normal?

Yes: Toe length varies between individuals. As with many physical attributes, there is a large range of "normal." certain conditions such as marfanism display long digits, but in the majority of instances long toes (or short ones) are normal. ...Read more

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Pain in the toe region?

Pain in the toe region?

Pain: Need more info....When, red? Swelling? Injury? What is your health ststus? Do you do any thing to help it ? ...Read more

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What causes hammer toes?

What causes hammer toes?

Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more

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How are broken toes fixed?

How are broken toes fixed?

It depends...: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Cause of overlapping toes?

Instability: Toe deformities arise from instability ( or occasionally trauma) of the feet. Faulty biomechanics cause tendons to pull the toes crooked and the joints buckle. Caught early, supportive shoegear and possibly orthotics can help prevent further deformity. Once it has progressed, surgery is usually necessary to correct irritation and pain. ...Read more

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How bad do toe shots hurt?

How bad do toe shots hurt?

Depends: If your doctor is rushed and shoves the needle and injects the anesthetic quickly then yes, it will hurt real bad. If your doctor is patient and injects slowly then often you will only feel a small pinch. ...Read more

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How do you break your toe?

How do you break your toe?

Simple,just stress-: -it beyond its limits. Can be compressive as crushed or stepped on, bent beyond it's tensile strength or torqued beyond its ability to handle it. ...Read more

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Why are my toes so purple?

Raynauds: There are several things that can cause this. Could be a circulation problem. At your age, i would look up raynaud's disease and see if this fits what you are experiencing. Its cold in cleveland in the winter! could even be a dermatologic or pigmentation issue. ...Read more

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What cause a toe to go num?

What cause a toe to go num?

Tight shoes or nerve: A toe going numb can be due to a tight pair of shoes or swelling into the shoes. Alternative answer may be a neuroma to the foot that would cause numbness into several toes. If the entire foot is numb, it may be due to neuropathy. See your podiatrist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do they fix hammer toes?

Age, severity: This would depend on the severity of the condition, the age of the patient and which toes are involved. Generally younger patients are better candidates for fusion as this could give better long term results for toes 2 and 3. Older patients usually have arthroplasties done. ...Read more

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