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


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Hi doc, i'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?

Hi doc, i'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?

Could be a few : Different things, a better answer could be served up with an in office exam, but around the big toe you may have a functional hallux limitis, anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonopathy, cramps (which have many causes.), neuropathy. Coldness bothering more is possible as could cause "tighness" feeling secondary contracture of muscles or decreased blood flow. ...Read more

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I took a cramp in my left foot 4 days ago,ever since my big toe has been numb. Im currently 18 week's preg.

I took a cramp in my left foot 4 days ago,ever since my big toe has been numb. Im currently 18 week's preg.

Localized swelling: With pregnancy, you want to watch for any swelling in the lower extremities. Combine that with hormonal changes that loosen the joints and create instability (perhaps in your case - the lower back and ankles). Swelling with instability in these joints can create some "pinching" of the nerves leading to the big toe. Usually self-limiting once delivery occurs. Talk to your OB about it too. ...Read more

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Experiencing an occasional muscle cramping/spasm sensation just down from my big toe (left foot on side). Similar feeling to thigh or calf cramps.

Experiencing an occasional muscle cramping/spasm sensation just down from my big toe (left foot on side). Similar feeling to thigh or calf cramps.

Could be muscle or: This could be muscle or nerve. I can't be certain what your MRI, Nerve conduction studies and ultrasound showed. If these are negative This could be muscular or paresthesias. You can discuss this with your physician and perhaps see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Have occasional sharp cramp pains just down from big toe (side/bottom of left foot)for few days now,I drink heaps of water & take a multivitamin hlp

Have occasional sharp cramp pains just down from big toe (side/bottom of left foot)for few days now,I drink heaps of water & take a multivitamin hlp

Need more info: since your symptoms state sharp pains it might be a biomechanical etiology causing a possible Tarsal Tunnel due to hyper pronation resulting in compression of posterior tibial nerve. This would be correct if your big toe joint is not swollen and red, this might be getting Gout!! Get some elcetrolytes, for the first put an insert arch support in your shoes preventing hyper pronation. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent toe cramps (esp during activities like yoga)? I am female in 30's a runner and vegetarian, otherwise no health problems. Thx

What could cause frequent toe cramps (esp during activities like yoga)? I am female in 30's a runner and vegetarian, otherwise no health problems. Thx

Cramping in Athletes: Cramping in athletes is frequently caused by dehydration and subsequent electrolyte imbalance. Be sure you are drinking fluids that can replace the electrolytes you lose while running. Smart Water and Pedialyte are good alternatives to sugary sport drinks like Gatorade. In addition, try a calcium/magnesium supplement and drinking a bottle of tonic water. ...Read more

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Does type 11 diabetes cause toe cramps?

Does type 11 diabetes cause toe cramps?

Yes: Dm both types can cause peripheral neuropathy as well as peripheral vascular disease causing narrowing of vessels. Hence get examined by your doctor for intact peripheral pulsations, intact foot sensations and have annual foot examas without fail, if peripheral vascular disease is suspected you may need a doppler scan for arteris of legs .Your doc. Will decide based on exaamination findings. ...Read more

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