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Toe Flexion Involuntary Bending
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
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.
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
Constant pain near outer buttox, hip cracks with outward flexation, pain down outer thigh and tingling toes. What could be causing this?
My big toe is bending and touching my 2nd toe. there is pain every now and then, but i can still move my toe. Any ideas what it could be?
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?
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
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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