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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Thyroid problem? I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well

Thyroid problem? I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well

You nailed it.: There are a multitude of conditions that can cause toenails to become brittle, thickened, break off and even lift off from the nail bed. Both hypo and hyper thyroidism are included in the list of conditions. Of course, there are a whole lot of other symptoms associated with both of these conditions. If you feel that you might have a thyroid condition you should follow up with your family doctor. ...Read more

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I awoke yesterday with NO feeling in both my legs. Left foot ankle is now swollen. Similar problems happe before:arms get numb, neck gets sore in sleep?

I awoke yesterday with NO feeling in both my legs. Left foot ankle is now swollen. Similar problems happe before:arms get numb, neck gets sore in sleep?

Doesn't sound good: Have you thought of going to see a medical doctor who can sort out what your problem might be? It would be particularly irresponsible, in my opinion, for any of us here to try and make a diagnosis of your problem, let alone, suggest some form of treatment. It would also seem to me, that you deserve to be evaluated by a physician in person. Do not take your health problems lightly and seek help. ...Read more

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Problems right now. Headaches, then sudden numbness in face., and left side numbness, foot numb, stiff neck, pain, distended artery left side neck, pain witch also hurts at left collar bone area below its near my heart left side. . Had a ultrasound

Problems right now. Headaches, then sudden numbness in face., and left side numbness, foot numb, stiff neck, pain, distended artery left side neck, pain witch also hurts at left collar bone area below its near my heart left side. . Had a ultrasound

Many symptoms: Those are a lot of symptoms. Tough to sort out which is the key. Some symptoms are a key to determining the cause, some are not. Take headaches for example. There are many different kinds. Are yours diffuse? Focused? Long lasting? Then numbness. How long does it last? Where is it, exactly?
What do you mean by a distended artery? Just some thoughts to start with. ...Read more

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Hi my wife is 5 foot 1 and is obese although she exercises and eats well could it be thyroid or the citalopram possibly thanks?

Hi my wife is 5 foot 1 and is obese although she exercises and eats well could it be thyroid or the citalopram possibly thanks?

Thoughts: The weight gain could be promoted by low thyroid function, but also could be a side effect from citalopram. Contact her doctor and get this fully evaluated. ...Read more

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It seems lately that my right hand and my foot are cold and I don't know why? I take bc powder for migraines and thyroid medicine. Imitrex (sumatriptan) as well.

It seems lately that my right hand and my foot are cold and I don't know why? I take bc powder for migraines and thyroid medicine. Imitrex (sumatriptan) as well.

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Having muscle spasms like Charlie horse, and ball like cramp on left foot. Extreme severe pain and reoccurring. She has a thyroid prob (overweight)?

Having muscle spasms like Charlie horse, and ball like cramp on left foot. Extreme severe pain and reoccurring. She has a thyroid prob (overweight)?

Muscle cramps: May be the result of low magnesium. Your doc can test you for this and other minerals and find out. A more extensive micronutritent test is available through Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pain inside my foot neck still poping why?

Pain inside my foot neck still poping why?

See a podiatrist: You must be examined and possibly need a foot x-ray. Call for an appointment now. ...Read more

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Why would I have tingling in my right foot? Can it be a neck or back issue?

Why would I have tingling in my right foot? Can it be a neck or back issue?

It could be: Tingling in the feet is common. 60% of tingling (usually both feet) comes from peripheral nerve (nerves in the foot) problems due to diabetes or another cause. One-sided tingling could be due to nerve compression from a spinal nerve in the back or even lower down in the leg. Vitamin deficiencies, e.g. B12 can cause, along with liver/kidney/thyroid disease or toxins such as alcohol. Seek evaluation ...Read more

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My 3 year old lifted up her foot and kicked me in front of neck. No pain just feels weird. Should I worry?

My 3 year old lifted up her foot and kicked me in front of neck. No pain just feels weird. Should I worry?

Weird feeling: As long as the weird feeling is not I can't swallow or it's difficult to breath, you are fine to just watch and wait. Soft tissue injuries that cause some swelling under the skin can cause that weird sensation. Don't worry unless associated problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use foot fungus cremes on other places such as my neck?

Is it safe to use foot fungus cremes on other places such as my neck?

Anti-fungal cream: You can use anti-fungal cream on any part of your body. Any prescription anti-fungal cream that was previously prescribed for a foot fungus can be used to treat all different types of fungal problems around the body. ...Read more

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Any time I sit or lay on my right side pain shoots down from my neck to foot then goes numb?

Any time I sit or lay on my right side pain shoots down from my neck to foot then goes numb?

Cervical Spine: I would avoid putting any pressure on your neck and seek emergency imaging of your neck, cervical spine, especially if you have had any trauma to your neck. CT/MRI Head and spine indicated. Stay calm and see MD, good luck. ...Read more

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Can this be lhermitte sign I get very mild buzzing in the sole of my foot when I bend neck but it happens only after driving?

Can this be lhermitte sign I get very mild buzzing in the sole of my foot when I bend neck but it happens only after driving?

Lhermitte's sign: You have obviously read about Lhermitte's sign. It, in and of itself, does not make a diagnosis of anything. What you describe could be due to mechanical compression of the spine by a disc or narrowed spinal canal. The place to start is with your primary physician or a neurologist. Keep a diary of your symptoms - does it occur with sneezes or coughs? Is it better at times and worse others, etc ...Read more

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Found out left leg is shorter 1.5 can this be causing my pain all along my left side body from foot to neck? If so what can I do?

Found out left leg is shorter 1.5 can this be causing my pain all along my left side body from foot to neck? If so what can I do?

Short Leg: Yes. Having one side shorter can cause compensations throught the knees, hips, back and neck. A simplme lift to the shoe can help to couteract all of this. See a foot and ankle specialist for a complete exam and to see if special inserts or a shoe modification can help you out. ...Read more

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I have very bad neck pain (working with dr about that) but my foot started to hurt very bad, both walking and lying down.?

I have very bad neck pain (working with dr about that) but my foot started to hurt very bad, both walking and lying down.?

Many possible causes: Pressure on the spinal cord in the neck might cause pain in the foot but that would be unusual. Typically it would cause numbness in the hands. The foot pain could be due to anything, and a medical exam is needed to sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I Have hot burning in left foot occasionally and I also have neck and back pain, should I be worried and what could it be?

I Have hot burning in left foot occasionally and I also have neck and back pain, should I be worried and what could it be?

Burning: In one foot along with back pain may be due to a pinched nerve. It may be a good idea to see an orthopedic doc who specializes in back problems for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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I have a huge bulge on my spine where the neck joins the shoulder ball of both are bulging and the top of my foot has a bulge?

I have a huge bulge on my spine where the neck joins the shoulder ball of both are bulging and the top of my foot has a bulge?

Foot bulge: I agree with dr. Colen. From the standpoint of your foot, common 'bulges' may be a plantar fibroma if its on the bottom of your foot and is firm but not bony. This is a benign mass with a scar tissue like consistency. Otherwise it really depends on specifically where the bulge is located. I would go see my colleague dr. William r. Adams in paducah. ...Read more

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I am having pain from left neck down to my left foot. I was diagnose with a blurd part of my brain a few years ago and I am highblood too.

I am having pain from left neck down to my left foot. I was diagnose with a blurd part of my brain a few years ago and I am highblood too.

Need evaluation: Neck problems usually don't produce focal, unilateral foot problems - usually. "Blurred" (correct?) brain is not a formal diagnosis. "High blood" is not a formal diagnosis. See someone to get more precise interpretations of these reported findings. Anxiety causes odd symptom groups and leads to imprecise, odd diagnoses (as doctors struggle to tell patient something). This might be the issue. ...Read more

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I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it. My upper back on the right around neck also hurts.?

I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it. My upper back on the right around neck also hurts.?

Bone or tendon prob: Most common cause of medial foot pain and swelling is either tendonitis or partial tear of the posterior tibial tendon. Classically it hurts when you raise up on your toes. In the same area u could have a symptomatic accessory navicular bone. U need to be examined, xrayeed +- MRI to tell what problem is. The back/neck pain is probably unrelated but could be part of an inflammatory arthritis pictur. ...Read more

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My neck is hurting at the base of my head I have chills is that normal I fell five foot off the back of a truck and landed on my neck and head 2 days ago the pain is a little better but not much

I: I would recommend going to the emergency room to get x-rays to make sure you did not break your neck. If you did not break your neck then you should see your primary care doctor and spine doctor. Neck base pain is sometimes caused by irritated neck nerves (occipital neuralgia) and it often responds to steroid injections. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for your pulse in your foot and wrist/neck to be out of sync?

Is it normal for your pulse in your foot and wrist/neck to be out of sync?

Only slightly: Pulse takes a bit longer to reach the foot, but only slightly. Significant delay can be sign of obstructed aorta, but this is very rare. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more