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I have a history of compartment sydrome /fasciotomy to my left foot. I'm having an "electrical" shooting pain to 3 toes upon plantar flexion of my foot.

I have a history of compartment sydrome /fasciotomy to my left foot. I'm having an "electrical" shooting pain to  3 toes upon plantar flexion of my foot.

compartment syndorme: You state you had a fasciotomy , so there may be scar tissue near a nerve that is being pinched or pressured with plantarflexion. See your surgeon for assistance. ...Read more

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Flexion (Definition)

Flexion is a joint motion. The exact motion depends on the joint. Wrist: with palm down, in direction of palm elbow: up towards face shoulder: in front of body ankle: down like pushing gas pedal knee: bending hip: ...Read more


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Is the gastrocnemius or soleus responsible for plantar flexion of the toes?

Is the gastrocnemius or soleus responsible for plantar flexion of the toes?

Not toes, but foot.: The gastroc and soleus muscles do not plantarflex the toes they plantarflex the foot. These 2 muscle come together and form the achilles tendon attaching on the back of the heel. There are multiple muscles both in the foot and leg that are involved in plantarflexing the toes. The main PF muscles are the flexor digitorum longus for digits 2,3,4,5 and flexor hallucis longus for the big toe. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt with extension and flexion?

Why does my wrist hurt with extension and flexion?

See below: You may have sprained or strained your wrist. Arthritis in the wrist joint can also lead to pain. See your physician if this does not clear up in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Please help, what can I do to get my knee flexion back?

Please help, what can I do to get my knee flexion back?

See details: Why did you lose it in the first place? Talk with your doctor and see if physical therapy is appropriate. He/she may be able to give you exercises you can do at home. ...Read more

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What is difference between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion?

What is difference between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion?

Movement of toes: What direction the toes are moving when heel to little toe is gently scorched, if big toe an dother toes moves towards sole it is normal plantar flexion if moves towards top part of foot it is dorsiflexion . It one of the test to asses the intact spinal cord. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can removal of of trigonum improve plantar flexion?

Help plz! Can removal of of trigonum improve plantar flexion?

If the bone : Restricted range of motion before, then yes it will likely increase range of motion on its removal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: flexion?

What is the definition or description of: flexion?

Bend: Flexion is a joint motion. The exact motion depends on the joint. Wrist: with palm down, in direction of palm elbow: up towards face shoulder: in front of body ankle: down like pushing gas pedal knee: bending hip: lifting knee towards chest. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist judder when doing wrist flexion exercise?

Why does my wrist judder when doing wrist flexion exercise?

Not sure what u mean: I am not clear on what the word "jugger" means. If it means "shakes" then it may indicate that you are using too much weight. I am also not clear on the purpose of doing these wrist flexion exercises. I tend to stick with functional exercises that come out of movements that are used in daily activities. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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