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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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Can tight shoes cause your big toe to go numb?

Can tight shoes cause your big toe to go numb?

Yes: Yes. The pressure on the sides of the foot can pinch the digital nerves and cause numbness. ...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 wore ballet flats 2 days ago that were too tight. I noticed that night my big toe felt numb. Now I have pins & needles soles of feet. Concern?

I wore ballet flats 2 days ago that were too tight. I noticed that night my big toe felt numb. Now I have pins & needles soles of feet.  Concern?

Not right now.: Ill fitting shoes can give you acute symptoms like this in your feet, especially if you were active on your feet. If your pains persist beyond a week or two, you may wish to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat a gash on big toe? Er cut off flap of skin. Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday? Bacetracin? None?

How to treat a gash on big toe?  Er cut off flap of skin.  Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday?  Bacetracin?  None?

Topical antibiotic: With bandage. Tetanus history should of been reviewed in the er. Ice is good as well. Monitor for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i could have damaged a nerve in my big toe by wearing shoes that are too tight? The outer side is numb. Will feeling return?

Is it possible that i could have damaged a nerve in my big toe by wearing shoes that are too tight? The outer side is numb. Will feeling return?

Yes and yes: Tight shoes can put pressur on the skin nerves and essentially shut them down from too much pressure. The nerve remains intact however and will recover in time, days or weeks. ...Read more

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I have been wearing slightly tight shoes for five days since the third day My big toe feels partly numb and it has not stopped for 3 days what to do?

I have been wearing slightly tight shoes for five days since the third day 
My big toe feels partly numb and it has not stopped for 3 days what to do?

Numb toe: Relax!! Your primary doctor will take good care of you! If you have to wait a day or two, you might have your Dad or Mum take you to the Emergency facility. Everything should work out OK! ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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