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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?

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 more

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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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My calves&shins are numb, tight, tingly.Toes tingling. Swelling along shin line and swelling on lower calf. Why?

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

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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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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Tight skin from knees to toes tingling and aches like I have been beaten with a stick should I be concerned?

Yes: If your tight skin is due to swelling and the swelling does not go down, it is not good and you should be evaluated for a deep vein clot. If the tightness only occurs after strenuous activity, you should be checked for compartment syndrome. Need more history details. ...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