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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 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?

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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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

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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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Burning middle toes in pain?

Neuroma: You may have developed a neuroma. See a podiatrist for 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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What causes pain in the toe?

Many things: Need to see a podiatrist to see what is causing the pain. There are many things that could cause pain, fracture, gout, turf toe, dislocation, infection and vascular issues. ...Read more

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Pain in a toe past 5 months?

Pain in a toe past 5 months?

A few things: Pain in a toe can be any number of things - gout, arthritis, a neuroma between your toes, a pinched nerve in your back, a corn/callus, bad fitting shoes, etc. Anything that lasts 5 months should probably be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be pigeon toed?

Is it bad to be pigeon toed?

When its' a problem: Occasionally the in toeing is so severe, (usually on one side) that it affects the ability to walk or play sports. Fortunately this is very rare, and requires surgical correction in childhood. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in toes?

Many things: For a healthy person, probably the most common cause is a neuroma especially if it just two toes that are numb. Other causes are neuropathy for example that whih is associated with diabetes. Tight shoes such as cycling shoes or high heels are another cause. I recommend seeing a podiatrist so you can have a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How to remove corns off toes?

How to remove corns off toes?

Relieve Pressure: Corns and calluses are a result if increase pressure and friction on toes and feet. There are a number of gentle skin softening products available otc that help, along with non-medicated padding. Adjusting and altering shoes to relieve pressure spots helps too. See you pcp or podiatrist for a thorough evaluation. Healthy feet. Dr.H. ...Read more

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What can I do for broken toes?

See podiatrist: To have them xrayed to make sure proper alignment is present. ...Read more

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How to eliminate corns on toes?

How to eliminate corns on toes?

Depends: Corns on toes can be caused by extrinsic (shoewear) and/or intrinsic factors. Eliminating tight shoes is the first step. Corn care with shaving, soaks, and padding can help. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for corns caused from toe deformities that don't respond to nonoperative measures. See a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have long toes?

Is it normal to have long toes?

Genetic: It could be the way you are unless there are any skeletal or collagen or other congenital abnormalities. ...Read more

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How do I know if I broke a toe?

Pain: Usually a broken toe will swell, bruise, painful to touch, can't move it without pain, and maybe appear misaligned. The only way to be sure about a fracture is to get an x-ray. ...Read more

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How do you treat a corn on toe?

Surgery: The only way to get rid of the corn is via surgical intervention. Over the counter corn medication contain acids which will cause ulceration of the skin and no much more. Be careful using them. See a podiatrist and see what options you got. ...Read more

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It is on my trunk. Not on toes?

Mystery question: What is on your trunk that is not on your toes? ...Read more