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Doctor insights on: Toe Flexion Involuntary Bending

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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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Femur lateral condyle bruise after patellar dislocation.Can't bend leg past 45 degrees in supine position.But can bend it upto 100 while sitting?Why:(

Femur lateral condyle bruise after patellar dislocation.Can't bend leg past 45 degrees in supine position.But can bend it upto 100 while sitting?Why:(

MRI: Obtian and orhtopedic consultation: you may have scar tissue or debris form the injury in the joint, possibly fluid. Nonetheless, obtain an immediate orthopedic consultation. ...Read more

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Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.

Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.

Have it evaluated.: You may have fractured it. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. ...Read more

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Knees hurt when climbing , bending, sitting with knees bent. Also hamstrings?

Knees hurt when climbing , bending, sitting with knees bent. Also hamstrings?

Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more

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Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist Pain: best to get it evaluated by a physician. May need X-rays. In the meantime ice and ibuprofen are acceptable. ...Read more

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Today woke-pain top foot feel misaligned. Barely weight bear- Loud snapping and severe pain-passed out. Subluxed extensor tendons snapping back?

Today woke-pain top foot feel misaligned. Barely weight bear- Loud snapping and severe pain-passed out. Subluxed extensor tendons snapping back?

Wow: That sounds like a severe sprain, dislocation. No injury? Well if this is the case your local urgent care or emergency room can evaluate, consider X ray and provide appropriate treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Back pain,then crushing thigh pain,then cant move foot at ankle or toes-its totally rigid.The other foot slowly following. MRI lumbar/sacral negative?

Back pain,then crushing thigh pain,then cant move foot at ankle or toes-its totally rigid.The other foot slowly following. MRI lumbar/sacral negative?

EMG/Neurologist: If you have already seen a spine surgeon and they have determined it is not your back that is causing these problems then a nerve conduction test (EMG) could be warranted or a visit with a neurologist to see why this is occuring. ...Read more

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Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Mult possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Wrist pain with difficulty bending/gripping could be due to tendonitis, arthritis, or other. Multiple joint involvement (wrist, toes, ankles) may be some type of arthritis. See your doctor for an exam and diagnostic testing if needed (lab work, xrays). ...Read more

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Toes bend backwards and the arch of the foot twists, ankle becomes rigid and swells at line of ligament, can't walk. Restless leg syndrome?

Toes bend backwards and the arch of the foot twists, ankle becomes rigid and swells at line of ligament, can't walk.  Restless leg syndrome?

Doubt it: This sounds more like carpo-pedal spasm, or more simply "charley horses." the muscles of the ankle and wrist are prone to these problems, which can come on spontaneously for no reason, or can be associated with excessive muscle activity in exercise without adequate stretching, as well as too low a level of either potassium, calcium or magnesium in the blood. If it is recurrent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left leg flex-or tendon unresponsive, when seated or standing or walking unable to point toes/foot upwards using muscles/tendons partial loss of sensation in left leg from knee down, causing embarrassing limp, 25 year old male

Left leg flex-or tendon unresponsive, when seated or standing or walking unable to point toes/foot upwards using muscles/tendons partial loss of sensation in left leg from knee down, causing embarrassing limp, 25 year old male

This : This sounds like a serious issue that should be evaluated in-person by a qualified physician! if your weakness was sudden, there are numerous possible causes, most importantly associated with your nervous system. It does not sound like you had a trauma, so muscle-or-tendon ruptures are unlikely. The most common reason for this problem is an acute disc herniation in the lumbar spine, that can occur without back pain or even any kind of bending/lifting injury. This causes nerve compression that gives patients typically radiating leg pain, numbness and weakness. The muscles that are associated with each lumbar spine level need to be tested individually during a good physical examination, and the distribution of your numbness should be traced. That can often lead to a pretty good diagnosis, even before imaging studies are done. You will probably need a set of standing lumbar x-rays and then possibly an MRI of your back to determine the real cause of the problem. There could be an inflammatory problem with onevof your nerves in the buttock or leg, although that is not as common as nerve root compression in the lower spine. Very rarely can individual nerve roots be affected with a disease inside of the cauda equina, the lower part of your nervous system inside of the lumbar spine, so that is unlikely. Even more rare would be a spinal cord problem higher up in the spine, or some kind of stroke inside of your brain, so that would not be the first thing your doctor will be looking for. Make sure you tell your physician as clear as you can when the problem started, where you feel weak, and where the numbness is (front, side, back of the lower leg?). Associated fever, chills, recent weight loss and problems with urination are important to convey to your doctor also. Do not wait too long to go see someone. Hopefully you can be treated with a course of anti-inflammatory medicines (similar to ibuprofen) and maybe physical therapy to see if things improve. Even with weakness, there is no good evidence for early surgery, as most patients -even if they were weak for a long time from nerve-root compression- eventually regain their strength just fine. Depending on the evaluation and possible MRI scan, do not let yourself get scared into surgery right away; try non-operative treatments first. If things do not improve, and there is indeed a significant amount of nerve compression in the lumbar spine, surgery might be the answer, and it is often very successful for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
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Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read more

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Injured toe joint in soccer limited ROM little swelling and bruising, minor pain worsened with movement and weight bearing, toe now hurts when clicks?

Injured toe joint in soccer limited ROM little swelling and bruising, minor pain worsened with movement and weight bearing, toe now hurts when clicks?

Which toe?: We don't get too concerned about injuries to the little toe because it's just not that important. The big toe however is a different story. Your description sounds like the pain is fairly minor. Usually a broken bone results in a lot of swelling + a lot of pain. It would be safe to watch and wait for a few days. If it's getting better then it's likely a soft tissue injury which will heal in time. ...Read more

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Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?

Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling  swelling down into foot.  Dx?

Knee ligament : Most common knee injury after pop leading to instability, swelling, pain is an acl tear. Medial pain could be meniscus or mcl injury. Another possibility could include patellar dislocation....But usually more obvious. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.

Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.

Tennis elbow likely: If the out prominence of your elbow aches just off the front edge, then lateral epicondylitis is most likely. Supportive care: rest, ice, compression and nsaids usually allow symptoms to fade away over time. Avoid provocative activities until improved. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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