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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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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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Backside of my heel (upper portion) near Achilles feels really tight when flexing my toes upward.

Backside of my heel (upper portion) near Achilles feels really tight when flexing my toes upward.

Tendon(s) to toes: There are a group 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

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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?

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

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I think my shoes were too tight and now my pinky toe has been slightly numb for a couple days. Should I be concerned?

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

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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?

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?

Abnormal sensations: Nerve injury can give abnormal sensations like tingling, numbness and cramping. This can have a large range of reasons... getting an exam in person or virtually is a great way to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Yes. : Because they can misalign a toe and hammer them for example and then the hammer toe can be painful. ...Read more

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What caused a toe to turn black? Shoes too tight?

What caused a toe to turn black? Shoes too tight?

A Hematoma: A hematoma is a blood blister and if found under the nail, is called a subungual hematoma. It can cause the toe to turn black and is typically the result of pressure on that site - can be from a shoe and/or something dropped. However, it can be from a shoe that is either too tight or too loose. In loose shoes, the foot shifts in the shoe and can hit the end. Have it checked by the podiatrist. ...Read more

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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??

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

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more