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Tightness In My Toes
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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.?
Tendon(s) to toes: There are a groups of tendons behind the ankle in front of the achilles tendon that are stretched when you lift your toes up taht can give you this sensation. Also, the achilles tendon and its muscles are working to prevent the ankle from going up with the toe motion. ...Read more
I wore Wellington boots for a couple of hours that felt very tight, my big toe on both feet have been numb since, for about a week, what's the cause?
Tarsal tunnel syndro: Most folks are familiar with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that can cause symptoms in the thumb and 2 fingers closest to thumb. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is the corresponding problem in toes of foot and is caused by compression of the nerve to big toe. Your problem should resolve before 3 weeks. Wellington are good boots? Maybe not for you ...Read more
I think my shoes were too tight and now my pinky toe has been slightly numb for a couple days. Should I be concerned?
Toe Can't Win This.: Slightly numb is a warning, that if this activity continues, further problem will present themselves. Further, nerve damage, cellulitis, bursa formation, callous and possibly bone spur formation are just a few to think about. Best to make a shoe adjustment than a toe adjustment. ...Read more
Question My left calf has tight sensation and my last two toes are always tingly. Occasionally I will get a cramp in foot. Any ideas?
Black Toes...: When a toe turns black, it has usually died from lack of blood supply. When a part of it turns black, like under the nail, it is usually the result of a bruise and will eventually grow out. Melanoma can involve an entire toe if left for too long. It's best to have it checked out professionally. ...Read more
Stop wearing heels : ; tight shoes. Consider evaluation by a pediatrist and shoe fitting by a pedorthist. ...Read more
My 1st three toes have lost sensation. I also have a heap of little lumps on the inner sides of my heels wen I pull the skin tight...any clues??
3 toes losing :
Sensation is something to be concerned about and you should see a doctor for evaluation. Any low back issues/pain? Any medical history?
Without seeing a picture of your skin issue, I can offer that it may be herniated fat which is not an issue. ...Read more
Tried a new podiatrist. Said my orthotics were old and made new ones, gave me temporaries to use in the interim. Tried the temporaries now toes tight?
Temporary orthotics?: It is probably an accommodative device and not a functional one. They are too big for the shoe you are using. Like tape, the rule of the thumb is if it's not comfortable, it's useless. ...Read more
A few days ago my right big toe started feeling tight and tingled and a big circle of skin formed under my toe. Its now black and blue but doesn't hurt?
Hematoma..: It sound like you have managed to traumatize the bottom of your toe causing a hematoma. It is probably best to have the toe evaluated to any possible problems. ...Read more
I've had numbness in my pinky toe for a few days, at first thought it was from tight shoes but after changing shoes the issue persisted. I should also note that I am currently undergoing diagnostic tests for pain in the knee and lower back (but in the UK s
If the shoes were: Eeally tight, and you wore them all day, this numbness can last for a few days.(personal experience with ski boots)) ...Read more
Skin bottom of feet: How old are you? Any other illness or meds. Are you feet swollen? Need more information. ...Read more
Will Lyrica help for nerve pain and numbness in toes caused from wearing tight footwear for years.
My toes on my right side feel lile there going to lock up what can I do to make my foot feel less tight?
Give ne more detail.: We need a little more detail. Age would be nice. Duration of complaint. Etc. ...Read more
Hello, I am having numbness (x14 days) along the medial aspect of my big toes after wearing tight shoes — I understand this is likely secondary to MPJ compression. How long does it usually take for sensory function returns to normal? Thank you!
A slow Return.: Difficult to come up with a figure. More than likely the shoes damaged the nerve enough to reduce the nerve impulse conductivity. Consider the fact that wearing any shoe may influence the speed of recovery. The nerve has to obtain a minimum degree of healing before feeling even begins to come back. Kind of like taking three steps forward and one step back. Applying heat may speed the healing up. ...Read more
Crushed Nerve: Should return to normal. I would give those shoes away. ...Read more
When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?
Usually < 2years old: Tight heel cords can cause toe walking. However, a condition called tethered cord, where the spinal cord is attached to the base of the spine and stretches the spinal cord can result in later toe walking and decreased reflexes in older child. Mri to rule out tethered cord is important before serial casting or other treatment is undertaken. Tethered cord requires neurosurgery to the cord. ...Read more
For approx. 1 yr I have a tightness/pulling sensation in between my big toe. Top and bottom, no pain, but uncomfortable. Worse when wearing shoes?
See podiatrist: For evaluation and treatment. Unable to diagnose over the internet. ...Read more
6 days ago I stretched & my calf locked up, my left leg now is painful, tight & swells, I can't point toes or walk right, what can I do to heal fast?
Pointless: Not being able to point you toes could be a sign of some trouble. You need to be evaluated with a consult for an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Woke up with the last two toes on my left foot feeling tight and tingling and it's still happening feels like their really tight like and heavy! Why?
Foot numbness: When nerves become numb they alter our perception of normal sensation such that many times the affected area feels tight or heavy. This is like when u go to the dentist and they "numb " an area with novacaine,prior to working on it. I.e. Your lip feels heavy or tight ...Read more
I'm 24 yrs old, I am suffering from a toe ache. It seems to be heavy and pains a lot at night and my feet becomes tight when I wake up in the morning?
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more