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Tightness In Toe
I used to run with shoes a bit tight at toe end. Now my right toe turns black..Its like blood clot. What shall i do?
Toe or toenail?: Is the actual toe turning black or just the nail? If just the nail, this is probably not serious. It is most likely just bleeding or dried blood beneath the nail plate, you may eventually lose the nail, but a new one will grow in over time. If it is the toe itself, then a clot or circulation compromise may be the cause and that is more serious. Consult a foot specialist who can better evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a small, light brown spot on the bottom right of my big toenail. Recently worn tight boots. Toe doesn't hurt at all if pressed. fungus or bruise?
My calves&shins are numb, tight, tingly.Toes tingling. Swelling along shin line and swelling on lower calf. Why?
Evaluation rec: What might cause these symptoms will be easier to define with more information, such as whether this is sudden, progressive or slowly progressive or intermittent. There are a couple serious explanations including something called a compartment syndrome that justifies an examination with a doctor, sooner rather than later. A comprehensive history and exam should sort this out. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom has got a lump underneath her 2nd toe & it's paining. She was wearing a tight toe ring. Could it be the reason&what can be the cure of lump?
Lump and toe ring: There are many reasons for a toe lump. Advise remove toe ring and see doctor to diagnosis the lump and treat it as necessary. ...Read more
Wore shoes tight on little toe for 4 wks. 3mths of toe and outside edge painful, hypersensitive. Can't tolerate touch. Neuroma? Stress f? Injection?
Evaluate & Treat.: It sounds like the nerve has been traumatized by the excessive pressure. I don't think that it is as bad as a neuroma, but a severe neuritis is entirely possible. There could be an issue with the bone, so an x-ray would be warranted. I would think that three months should have allowed the condition to at least partially resolve. Next would be to try NSAIDS, PT followed by a steroid injection. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not have diabetes. I have a wide constricting band that goes from the top of my foot and wraps all the way around the arch. tight to ankles/ toes?
Band Aid.: From your description, you just feel a tightness as opposed to the skin being actually tight from edema. This sounds like a neuropathy or nerve entrapment limited to the foot area. Even possible low grade trauma (shoes) to the area. The best way to find out is to visit your Doctor for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more