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Pain In Tips Of Fingers And Toes
Crooked: See your orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
No: I have seen no evidence that it is bad for you. So despite what our mothers told us you can crack your knuckles. ...Read more
Raynaud's: This is a condition where the small blood vessels go into "vasospasm" (open and close quickly) not allowing blood to travel through them. Often brought on by cold exposure or stress. There is a difference between raynaud's disease and raynaud's syndrome. The disease is when it is a stand alone problem and the symptom is when it is caused by a different primary disease. ...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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Can you tell me how I could strenghten my fingers and toes they break really easy cause of breaking them too many times?
Not strength: You need to see a doctor for exam. Multiple fractures can be due to several pathological diseases. Need to find out the cause of the problem ...Read more
Why can some people wiggle all little toes separately like fingers and some cannot or is it just me?? Am I supposed to be able to??
Don't worry about it: You would think that with all the muscles that are responsible for toe movement that each toe would be able to separately and independent of each other. Well, in some people, that is possible, and in others, not so. Don't fret about. There is no award for the greatest toe movement. ...Read more
Why is it considered a disability if you have more finger than normal? You could probably do loads more with these extra fingers and toes, right?
Disability: Extra fingers and toes, besides cosmetic disparity, are not as practical as it sounds. An extra finger or toe can have the same tendons, muscles, bones, nerves as regular fingers, but more commonly, they are less functional because they lack the same anatomy as "normal" fingers and toes. In my experience, most extra toes can have the same skin appearance but lack function and "normal" ability. ...Read more
My girlfriend fingers and toes become swell from last evening and still swell and she feel pain also in fingers & toes. Plz tell me how it can resolve?
Need more informatio: Need more information regarding age, associated conditions, medications, have her examined to get answer for her problems. ...Read more
No: Monitor it and if it continues or gets worse you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Determine the cause: If consistent with "restless leg syndrome", then bedtime drug therapy might be helpful. Excluding Ca/Mg, potassium & muscle disorders should be excluded, often seen with diuretic agents, chronic malabsorption (often w/diarrhea), & sometimes statins. Bilateral symptoms rarely indicate sciatica or related spinal conditions. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more
Congenital.: Webbed fingers and toes are something you are born with and can be genetic or develop during gestation. The condition is called syndactyly. Sometimes the webbing is just skin and is simple. If it involves the bone, then it is complex. See a board certified orthopeadic hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Circulatory affect: Could be genetic or a sign of underlying cardiovascular disease but usually causes multiple finger deformities. Lone clubbing possibly due to injury to vascular supply locally in that area/ digit. ...Read more
See a foot: Doctor to find out why they are hurting. Do you have pain in the joint of the toe? Are they hammered and the top of them rub the shoe? Do you have corns? Do they burn? You didn't supply enough info for us to have a clue of what is the etiology of the problem. ...Read more
Diabetes: Some diabetics get neuropathy in the extremities which can cause this pain. Otherwise gout can be lurking, injuries, poor capillary circulation in the extremities sometimes related to cigarettes, and other collagen vascular diseases. If it continues to bother you; see your doctor for a closer look. He can get a more detailed history. ...Read more
Depends on severity: A mild amount of fusion between the 3rd and 4th digits on the feet, or accentuated webbing between any digits, can be and usually is quite normal. However, if there is severe webbing, or if there is fusion affecting the function of the hand or foot, then a referral to a specialist is in order. Often there's a family history of such webbing. ...Read more
The deformity is not: Thatnot that common so neither is the reconstruction. ...Read more
Common finding early: In early infancy the babies often clinch their fingers to any stimulus on their palm and toes if anything touches their forefoot pad. These are primitive reflexes that give way to relaxed fingers and toes over time. The hand clinch is gone by the time they can grasp and release from 4-6m while the toe grasp can remain until the end of the first year. Failure to fade is a neurologic problem. ...Read more
Brachy dactyly.: Shortened fingers or toes is also known as brachy dactyly. The shortness can be due to either abnormally short phalanges in either the fingers or toes or shortening of either the metacarpals or metatarsals. There are several different types of brachy dactyly depending on which digits and which bones in the digits are involved. ...Read more
Probably neuropathy: Burning sensations are indicative of a neurological problem. It can be difficult to determine the cause of some neuropathies. Neuropathic symptoms are often worse at night. You should have a complete physical exam ...Read more