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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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The skin on the bottom of my feet feels tight and I find it hard to curl my toes?

The skin on the bottom of my feet feels tight and I find it hard to curl my toes?

Skin bottom of feet: How old are you? Any other illness or meds. Are you feet swollen? Need more information. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis, but for a while now I have noticed my feet are very swollen and the skin seems very tight. Others have noticed to. Why?

I have osteoarthritis, but for a while now I have noticed my feet are very swollen and the skin seems very tight. Others have noticed to. Why?

Something else: Sounds like u have edema in u'r feet. Not uncommon at all, especially if u are on u'r feet a lot. The main reason is gravity pulls things down, and as we get older out veins and Lymph vessels transmit the fluid/blood slower. I suggest trying compression socks, and seeing u'r doctor so he/she can do a physical exam. ...Read more

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My Husband's legs and feet have been swelling for a couple of months. Now they are so huge and skin is so tight. What is causing this?

My Husband's legs and feet have been swelling for a couple of months. Now they are so huge and skin is so tight. What is causing this?

Go to the doctor!: Not something that we can give you here in a convenient free text. Go see a doctor in real life. This is potentially something serious, treat it appropriately. If you value your husband and his health and life, get him to the doctor. I suggest starting with a primary care physician. They will get the ball rolling and figure out what to do next. ...Read more

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On bottom of foot got what was splinter then more appeared. He puts foot up if u pull back toes making skin tight and pressure u can see them come put?

On bottom of foot got what was splinter then more appeared. He puts foot up if u pull back toes making skin tight and pressure u can see them come put?

What's the question?: How did the peon get so many splinters? Are you sure they are splinters? Sometimes warts look like splinters s there are small dark spots... ...Read more

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Dr I have a heal spur but my foot continues to swell really bad do you know what is causing this? Pain in the foot leg gets real tight especially the skin it feels like rubber

Dr I have a heal spur but my foot continues to swell really bad do you know what is causing this? Pain in the foot leg gets real tight especially the skin it feels like rubber

Need a good exam: The actual heel spur is rarely the cause of heel pain. The pain is usually from strain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. Swelling can indicate a partial tear of the fascia or Achilles. Pain and tightness in the leg should be evaluated as soon as possible since it can indicate a blood clot. Prompt attention and evaluation is important. ...Read more

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I am on levothyroxine 100 mcg. And I have been having tightness in my head, fingers and feet cold, could these be my thyroid?

I am on levothyroxine 100 mcg. And I have been having tightness in my head, fingers and feet cold, could these be my thyroid?

Probably not: This amount of levothyroxine is enough to take care of your daily needs. So you need to go see your doctor to find out hwy your head feels tight. It is not related to your thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Soles of feet have been swollen and sore feels tight and stiff. Skin is drying and now developed brown spots?? I have pain in my feet and cannot sleep

Soles of feet have been swollen and sore feels tight and stiff. Skin is drying and now developed brown spots?? I have pain in my feet and cannot sleep

See your doctor: First, you need to know if you have a systemic illness causing this. If not, your doctor may refer you to a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

May be meds, fluids,: This seems like some sort of fluid overload, possibly from renal or hepatic challenge. The bruising could be from low platelets or blood clotting factors. It might be from some overall condition, but more likely it's due to the meds you're taking. The dose might have to be altered or the meds may need to be changed as they have serious side effects. A visit to the Dr. For blood work is needed. ...Read more

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Swollen left foot for 6+ years, suddenly getting worse. Now swollen up to knee. Tight skin. Red. Not warm. Blood test, xray & pulse all normal. Ideas?

Swollen left foot for 6+ years, suddenly getting worse. Now swollen up to knee. Tight skin. Red. Not warm. Blood test, xray & pulse all normal. Ideas?

Need US of veins: Should see doc to have a Ultrasound of veins as a blood clog is the prime concern. If no clot, then severe lymph or venous insufficiency or infection. ...Read more

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Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Multiple issues: Jaw and ear pain, and sore shoulder and neck might be due to TMJ dysfunction. This is often the result of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which is often caused by stress. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.
See your medical doctor for the feet tingling, especially if it is recurring or lasts longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Skin feels like sun burnt. Palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. Right arm aches. Numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin feels like sun burnt. Palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. Right arm aches. Numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin tightness: MS is a neurologic condition in which symptoms are separated in time and space. Your symptoms do not sound like MS and your MRI was negative. If your neurologist is suspicious of MS, a spinal tap may also be diagnostic. You may also consult a dermatologist regarding possible dermatosclerosis. Otherwise, your doctor may need to perform a physical including serology for thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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I have an intense tightness and pain on just the top of my left foot every morning, and it goes away after 20 minutes after I wake. What is this?

I have an intense tightness and pain on just the top of my left foot every morning, and it goes away after 20 minutes after I wake. What is this?

Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Could tight shoes damage your feet?

Could tight shoes damage your feet?

Yes: Tight shoes can cause many foot problems, to name a few
1. Hammertoes
2. Pinched nerve-neuroma
3. Nail damage
4. Blisters. ...Read more

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Can a tight it band cause burning in shins and feet?

Can a tight it band cause burning in shins and feet?

Unlikely: Illiotibial band is a strong tendon like structure that attaches to the outside of your knee bone it can cause local pain and irritation in the knee area it is unusual to get nerve irritation because of it in the foot. You should look for other causes of nerve irritation leading to burning in foot please talk to your doctor to figure out what is causing your problem I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Recurring episodes of nerves feeling frozen/pulled tight on my feet. Toes end up in odd angles, attempt to move pains.?

Recurring episodes of nerves feeling frozen/pulled tight on my feet. Toes end up in odd angles, attempt to move pains.?

My suggestion: Would be to see a doctor. It is difficult to appreciate in a few lines if you are describing a spasm, a neuropathy or other condition. The fact it is recurring is a concern. ...Read more

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Why does my right foot feel tight sometimes this happens maybe 3 times a month? It last for 10-20 minutes I'm 20 years old

Why does my right foot feel tight sometimes this happens maybe 3 times a month? It last for 10-20 minutes I'm 20 years old

Tightness: In your foot can have many different causes. Sometimes even simply overuse. To get the best diagnosis and treatment you would need to make an appointment with a doctor to evaluate you! ...Read more

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I noticed that when I put weight on my left foot the outer center of my foot is in pain. Feels like tight pinches. No injuries.

I noticed that when I put weight on my left foot the outer center of my foot is in pain. Feels like tight pinches. No injuries.

Without an exam: It is a pure guess to tell you what's wrong, but my first thought would be a possible Morton's neuroma. ...Read more

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I'm 28. Had brostrom surgery 6 wks ago. Going to PT. Feel like it's very tight in that area when rotate foot inwards. What can I do to stretch it out?

I'm 28. Had brostrom surgery 6 wks ago. Going to PT. Feel like it's very tight in that area when rotate foot inwards. What can I do to stretch it out?

Normal: Its normal to feel that tightness. After all that's why you had the procedure done in the first place, to tighten up or repair the lateral ankle ligaments. Do what the PT instructs you to do now and well after the sessions are done to strengthen and retrain the "memory" in those ankles. ...Read more

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The side of my foot feels sore/tight. Any idea what could it be?

The side of my foot feels sore/tight. Any idea what could it be?

THAT'S ALL....: The information I get? You didn't even say which side. ...Read more

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Can tight shoes damage your feet like with neuromas?

Can tight shoes damage your feet like with neuromas?

Yes...: Tight shoes can damage your feet and certainly have been thought to contribute to the development or worsening of neuromas. It is important for you to get well fitting shoes. Some guidelines to do this can be found at the orthopedic foot and ankle website. The web address is www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more