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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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I have a bulging disc, and I've started getting weakness and numbness along my right big toe. How likely is this to be permanent?

I have a bulging disc, and I've started getting weakness and numbness along my right big toe. How likely is this to be permanent?

If left untreated,: high likelihood.This needs to be correlated anatomically with your MRI.Then you can discus risks vs benefits of surgical remedy. ...Read more

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Broke my big toe in 4 places 2 years ago. Had 3 surgeries but they couldn't put pins in because my bone was infected. I still have pain and weakness ?

Broke my big toe in 4 places 2 years ago. Had 3 surgeries but they couldn't put pins in because my bone was infected. I still have pain and weakness ?

See orthopedist: There are several possibilities as to why you still have problems: it will take testing to see the reason, and also to see if it can be improved. See your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My l5s1protusion causes back, hip, full leg pain.Nerve block unsuccessful.Iv noticed increased weakness and slight dragging of my foot/toes. Any ideas?

My l5s1protusion causes back, hip, full leg pain.Nerve block unsuccessful.Iv noticed increased weakness and slight dragging of my foot/toes. Any ideas?

Consult surgeon: It sounds as if you have failed a conservative treatment and have now had progression of your symptoms. Ask your pain management or primary care physician for a referral to a neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon . Be sure all your questions are answered so you can make a well informed decision for further treatment. Good luck to you, sir. ...Read more

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End of DEC t-6,7 discectomy fusion. Never pain lower weakness legs. MRI shows ok weak, toe drop foot roll. Can I expect regain walk, done PT?

 End  of DEC t-6,7 discectomy fusion.  Never pain lower weakness legs.  MRI shows ok weak, toe drop foot roll.  Can I expect regain walk, done PT?

Weakness: is TREATABLE...speak with your surgeon! Find a Spine Unit with a "boot camp" type Rehabilitation Program!! Its "tough:" but DO NOT GIVE UP! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Foot weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Foot weakness?

What is weak?: Foot weakness can be described as either functional or structural in nature. Structural weakness is demonstrated by the inability of the anatomy of the foot structures to exhibit and maintain what is considered normal position. A functional weakness is demonstrated by the inability of the anatomical structures to exhibit and maintain normal physiological or biomechanical foot functions. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about tingling and weakness in right foot?

Should i be worried about tingling and weakness in right foot?

Yes: This is not normal a sign something is wrong and you would not want it to get worse. ...Read more

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I have pain & weakness on top of foot near the bend of my foot, what could it be? I'm not diabetic .

I have pain & weakness on top of foot near the bend of my foot, what could it be?  I'm not diabetic .

A few possibilities: Could be tendinitis (there are many tendons that extend the ankle at this site). Could also be a nerve injury, or nerve irritation (the common peroneal nerve could be affected). Best to go see a foot specialist, who will examine you and give you a proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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