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What are morton's toes?

What are morton's toes?

When the great toe : Is shorter than the second toe.

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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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What would cause Metatarsal pain in both feet? I do have Morton's toe, where my second toe is bigger than my big toe, on both feet.

What would cause Metatarsal pain in both feet? I do have Morton's toe, where my second toe is bigger than my big toe, on both feet.

Metatarsalgia: See your podiatrist so he can take xrays of your feet. This way they can be evaluated to see if the lesser toes are longer than the big toe and that is why there is pain due to transfer pressure to the longer metatarsals. Orthotics can be made to help redistribute the forces under foot and to better balance out the pressures and thereby alleviating the pain. ...Read more

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With Morton's Neuroma, what causes the clicking (Mulder's click?) ? I sometimes get a clicking in the toes that causes pain

With Morton's Neuroma, what causes the clicking (Mulder's click?) ? I sometimes get a clicking in the toes that causes pain

That's the neuroma : Itself rubbing on the deep transverse metatarsal ligament, some argue the neuroma rubbing on the metatarsal heads, in either case it is felt to be pathoneumonic for diagnosing the neuroma. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

A couple of things: Heredity and/or fetal position in the womb can cause an intoed position of the foot. ...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?

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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Numbness in little toes?

Numbness in little toes?

Possible neuroma: You could have a nerve condition that causes numbness called a neuroma. ...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?

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