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Toe Injuries And Disorders In Children
What ?: You have asked several very vague questions? Is there a specific problem that you are having? ...Read more
Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more
My 14 month old was diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease should I be concerned? I have 6 children around her as well. Should I worry with them?
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral infection. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. Most have a mild case as kids and many go unlabled. Few have enough problems they become dehydrated. It is a more cosmetic issue than a threat. They are contagious until fever free. ...Read more
My 2 young children have hand foot and mouth disease. Is it harmful to me if I am 7.5 months pregnant?
Should be fine: 95% of kids by age 3 have had this and as high as 99% by the time you get to kindergarten. What that boils down to is you almost 100% have had this and are immune, having antibodies that protect both you and the unborn baby. You have a better chance winning the lottery than coming down with the illness, so don't worry! ...Read more
Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?
I don't know what : The official laws are, but I would definitely think so. It is contagious and I would think any contagious medical condition parents should be made aware of. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: If your toe is not progressing, have it evaluated. Most of the time, if the toe is in good alignment, a good stiff shoe and limited use will allow for improvement. If pain persists, have it evaluated. Dr l. ...Read more
Is it true that pigeon-toed children are more likely to be good runners than children who are not pigeon-toed?
Pigeon toe: Yes. People with pigeon-toes are usually better runners since they usually have a higher arch. ...Read more
See a doctor : Neurologist preferably for emg/ncv studies. This is not normal. ...Read more
Beau's lines: Beau's lines are not always pathological. If you exercise alot it oculd be from trauma. Otherwise, check for all the potential medical causes which are rare. ...Read more
Raynaud's : Raynauds syndrome can be isolated or part of an underlying autoimmune disease. Raynauds syndrome is when the blood vessels in your hands and feet go into spasm.(vasospasm). This causes a decrease in blood flow and reduced oxygen in the area. The reduction in oxygen causes the color in your feet and hands to turn white, then blue and finally red once the blow flow has returned to the area. ...Read more
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Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more
Recently had a toe injury and am now unable to move my toes. What can I do to speed up the recovery?
Need to know: What kind of injury and how long ago. Discuss with your treating physician if you have one. If not, see podiatrist to have evaluated. Then proper steps can be taken. ...Read more
Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?
Pinched nerve: Numbness usually indicates a pinched nerve. In this case, great toe numbness could potentially indicate a pinched L4 nerve in your low back. The good news is that most pinched nerves will get better with time, so it would be reasonable to just watch it for a couple weeks. Do see a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Contracted toes: Claw toe is a buckling of the toe(s). The toe is in a "c" shape. Sometimes it can be flexible(you can straighten it out). Other times it can be rigid(won't straighten out). This is a structural deformity. Conservative care consists a taller toebox shoe. Some padding can help with symptoms. Usually surgical straightening is needed if conservative care is not successful. Dr l. ...Read more
Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Onycholysis.: Actually, what you're experiencing is not all that rare. The condition is known as "onycholysis". Multiple factors can be the cause of the loosening. Certain skin disorders, infection, injury and medications are the usual suspects. A thorough evaluation by a specialist should be able to narrow the list of causes and determine the prognosis. ...Read more
Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly an ingrown toenail can cause these symptoms. Another possible reason is an acute gout attack. The best answer for you is to go see a foot specialist and have your foot xrayed and evaluated. ...Read more
Injury: They are caused by injury to the cuticle & grow out in a year. ...Read more
Toe-walking that: Persists > 3 months after a tot's first 10 independent steps is atypical. Drops in blood flow & oxygen, especially in late 2nd trimester can cause " tight heel cords", very mild cerebral palsy, more common in preemies. MRI & microscopic post-mortem studies of brains of people with ASD show abnormalities in areas that control motor planning & in axons that transmit signals. Other causes exist. ...Read more
Over Use.: It would be great if all the pains we have could be directly linked to an obvious injury. The shooting pain in your toe is a warning that the area around the toe or the toe itself has been injured. It is easy to over use this area of the foot and not know it, at the time. As the damage increases, it hits a critical level and the pain begins. Motrin and rest may help. You may need to see a doctor. ...Read more
No connection: No connection that I am aware of. ...Read more
I had an injury and my toenail started blackening and eventually detached from the toe. What should I do?
Nothing: It will either grow back (likely) or it won't nothing you do will help it. ...Read more
I think I may have fractured my toe about two days ago now. If I described the injury, could you confirm?
Not 100% confirmable: To absolutely confirm, you need an x-ray. In the meantime, buddy tape the toes and wear very supportive, flat, hard-soled shoes if possible. If the pain goes away within a week or less, it probably isn't fractured. ...Read more
Injury during soccer and I can't walk or move my toes. I think it's broken treat it home or do I have to go to the doctors?
Go to doctor: You should absolutely visit the ER if you cannot put weight on your foot and especially if you cannot wiggle your toes. Do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more