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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 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

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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?

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

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I wore tight heels an 2 days later my big toes are still numb. What do I do?

Stop wearing heels : ; tight shoes. Consider evaluation by a pediatrist and shoe fitting by a pedorthist. ...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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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My toes on my right side feel lile there going to lock up what can I do to make my foot feel less tight?

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

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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!

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

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Can tight shoes make your toes numb?

Can tight shoes make your toes numb?

Yes: If too tight it can compress the nerves and cause numbness. ...Read more

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Wore tight shoes yesterday and woke up with two numb toes?

Crushed Nerve: Should return to normal. I would give those shoes away. ...Read more

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When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can wearing really tight shoes cause you to have claw toe?

Can wearing really tight shoes cause you to have claw toe?

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

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What can I do for a toe that went numb wearing tight shoes?

What can I do for a toe that went numb wearing tight shoes?

Can try: If nerve damage occurred, then numbness might be permanent, but you can try wearing mor roomy shoes and see if numbness will resolve. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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