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Doctor insights on: Toe Flexion Involuntary Bending

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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?

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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

Toes (Definition)

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