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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

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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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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What is the cause of involuntary toe flex downward plantar?

What is the cause of involuntary toe flex downward plantar?

It's a reflex.: You didn't mention which toe was plantar flexed, but, if you are referring to your big toe, it's caused by some kind of stimulus to the arch of your foot. In clinical practice, we might scrape the arch of your foot with the handle of a reflex hammer. Plantar flexion of the great toe is normal. Dorsiflexion (pointing of the toe upward) is not. But I don't know what the stimulus is in your case. ...Read more

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Can sciatica lead to involuntary toe movement?

Can sciatica lead to involuntary toe movement?

Possible: If nerve is irritated enough, you can have odd movements occasionally. ...Read more

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Hello, for the past years I have been having involuntary movement on my right foot. My toes curl downwards and at times I have no control over it. I h?

Hello, for the past years I have been having involuntary movement on my right foot. My toes curl downwards and at times I have no control over it. I h?

Be seen: If this is bothersome, you should be seen to evaluate potential causes. Depending on the etiology the treatments will be different. A detailed history and physical examination will also be helpful in determining a diagnostic and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Are there any calf muscles used in foot flexion?

Are there any calf muscles used in foot flexion?

Yes: When plantarflexing the foot you are using both your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in your calf. ...Read more

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Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Search ubder Crohn, s: No.
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Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?

Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?

It is hard to tell: You might have some probelm with your blood electrolytes or have a low calcium level. If it is happening frequently, you should go see your doctor and get an examination done. He will likely check your blood electrolytes including calcium level. ...Read more

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Involuntary movement in leg +cramping, foot pain. What is this indicative of?

Restless leg syndrom: Involuntary leg movement is most commonly seen at night and would be called restless leg syndrome. The cause of this condition is unknown. There are medications that can help, so see your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I'm 21. Out of absolutely nowhere, developed involuntary facial, hand, foot tics on left side of my body. Occur very frequently during day. Norm MRI?

I'm 21. Out of absolutely nowhere, developed involuntary facial, hand, foot tics on left side of my body. Occur very frequently during day. Norm MRI?

Tics: Please get a second opinion about your tics. Many neurological conditions are difficult to diagnose at first. If physical etiology is ruled out please look into the possibility of an anxiety disorder and seek psychological support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a prssure of 28 in the anterior compartment enough to cause involuntary foot inversion while running?

Is a prssure of 28 in the anterior compartment enough to cause involuntary foot inversion while running?

Compartment syndrome: You should see your podiatrist asap, and be evaluated for a possible lood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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I had 2 dislocated toes. Surgeon put k wires in both. I had them out 2 weeks ago. However the toes are still stiff and not bending. Is this ok?

I had 2 dislocated toes. Surgeon put k wires in both. I had them out 2 weeks ago. However the toes are still stiff and not bending. Is this ok?

Normal: It will take some time and physical therapy to recover your mobility. Talk with your physician about getting a referral to physical therapy if you are not already seeing them. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a tendon around the lower part of the fibularis longus move when bending my toes in?

Is it normal to feel a tendon around the lower part of the fibularis longus move when bending my toes in?

To some extent: The perineal tendons run just distal to the fibula and you could potentially feel the moving as you flex your toes/foot. If you have any concern, do not hesitate to be checked. A simple exam should be able to tell if their is anything abnormal going on. ...Read more

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Top of my toe hurts when bending upwards. What could be wrong?

A few things: Injury to the toe, shoe fit issues, tendinitis or arthritis can cause pain in your toe. See a doctor for an evaluation and x-ray. This should help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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My big toe has curved in slightly to the 2nd toe. No problem bending toe up but some moving it down. No pain. Anything that needs attention?

My big toe has curved in slightly to the 2nd toe. No problem bending toe up but some moving it down. No pain. Anything that needs attention?

Attention Required: At the very least, get an xray of your foot, as this first toe joint could be slightly damaged if you're already finding that the range of motion is affected. ...Read more

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How do I treat a cut that is under my pinky toe near the bending area? It seems to be just a cut but is painful while walking. Treatment suggestion

How do I treat a cut that is under my pinky toe near the bending area? It seems to be just a cut but is painful while walking. Treatment suggestion

Keep clean: Clean with mild soap and water 2 times a day. Use Bacitracin (light coat) and a band-aid. A gauze bandage wrapped around it might cushion it. Wear shoes that hurt the least. If you have not had a tetanus shot in 10 years, get one. If you have redness, pus, increased pain, warmth, swelling call MD or go to UC asap. Stay off it as much as possible, of course. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Approximately by how many millimeters would your hamstrings stretch when you stand and touch your toes with your fingers without bending your knees?

Approximately by how many millimeters would your hamstrings stretch when you stand and touch your toes with your fingers without bending your knees?

I think that would: Depend on what your baseline was. In theory if the muscle is already stretched so that you can perform that maneuver than perhaps it would not strecth at all.......So, it would all depend on starting point etc.... ...Read more

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What causes foot pain in the heel when bending down or pulling the toes back?

What causes foot pain in the heel when bending down or pulling the toes back?

Plantar fasciitis: Is the most likely cause, often caused by excessive tension on plantar fasciia and achilles tendon. ...Read more

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My toe is swollen and uncomfortable. It's bending out of shape, and is itchy.

My toe is swollen and uncomfortable. It's bending out of shape, and is itchy.

See below: This could be many things including in fection, gout, bursitia.
Best to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sitting in floor doing light yoga. Bent to touch toes legs straight in front. Got a spasm ever. Rt side only. Have had 3 same side. Shaving, sitting, bending?

Sitting in floor doing light yoga. Bent to touch toes legs straight in front. Got a spasm ever. Rt side only. Have had 3 same side. Shaving, sitting, bending?

Yoga Bearer: What, you never strained a muscle? Nice life! Part of the Yoga thing is balance. So you probably over-flexed going forward or tried it too quickly or weren't quite ready to go that far. Was your breathing balanced? Were you focused on what you were doing, or on the ice cream sundae you were going to have later? Best ask your Yoga teacher, and if you don't have one, get one. Until then, take it easy ...Read more

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My toes at times lock up w/ lot of pain. My middle &ring finger locked together &pain couldn't separate them locked together side by side not bending?

My toes at times lock up w/ lot of pain. My middle &ring finger locked together &pain couldn't separate them locked together side by side not bending?

See your physician: The symptoms described could be a variety of things depending on chronicity to family history to other concurrent conditions. The localization could be from the muscle to the nerve and controlling functions from the central nervous system. Your primary care physician can help sort this out and refer you to the appropriate specialist if need be. ...Read more

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I have some unexplained pain. Do I need to be worried about it? My lower back hurts if I stand for too long, walk, or sit in one position. Bending over hurts. Also sometimes my arm, finger, or toe gets a sharp pain in it. Almost like its broke, but the

I have some unexplained pain. Do I need to be worried about it? My lower back hurts if I stand for too long, walk, or sit in one position. Bending over hurts. Also sometimes my arm, finger, or toe gets a sharp pain in it. Almost like its broke, but the

Multiple possible ca: Many causes for your complaints from ligament injury to foos allergy to other underlying toxins in the body.

You would benefit from a work up to see whjat is going on in your body and to correct the problem, not just taking pain med to cover it. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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