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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Toeing In (Overview)

Toeing in simply describes the position the feet take when the toes point toward the mid-line of the body. The inward pointing toes often make the feet to be in a pigeon toed position upon standing.


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What causes toes to lock?

What causes toes to lock?

Locking toes?: If you are referring to toes that lock and curl, they are referred to as hammertoes or clawtoes. This is an abnormal compensation for pronation of the foot against the ground, which causes the toes to "grab" the ground. This is a progressive slow orthopedic problem that can cause callouses and ulcers to the top of the toes over time. Seek a local podiatrist for an x-ray evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Toeing In (Overview)

Toeing in simply describes the position the feet take when the toes point toward the mid-line of the body. The inward pointing toes often make the feet to be in a pigeon toed position upon standing.


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I've been cracking joints all my life. I mean toes fingers neck back knees. Now all them joints seem to be painfull all the time can this be the cause?

I've been cracking joints all my life. I mean toes fingers neck back knees. Now all them joints seem to be painfull all the time can this be the cause?

See rheumatologist: I would first see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation too make sure you do not have an underlying rheumatologic disease (ra, sle etc.) crackling joints can lead to an element of ligamentous laxity which rarely is the cause of arthritis. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat toe-walking?

What can I do to treat toe-walking?

Toe walking: A thorough and careful examination would be needed to determine the cause but most toe waking can be addressed with serial casting. ...Read more

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How are bony growths of toes treated?

This is a structural: Problem so the only way to fix is through surgery. One must decide if they need surgery. The growth must be established as benign or malignant as well. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole 1% cream be used for treating toe nail fungus? Will it be cured by using this cream?

Can clotrimazole 1% cream be used for treating toe nail fungus? Will it be cured by using this cream?

Clotrimazole fungus: Although this is a topical antifungal, it may not be strong enough to cure anything other than superficial fungus to the toenail itself. The more severe cases, a more aggressive treatment may be necessary to eradicate the fungus. ...Read more

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Is betadine a treatment of toe laceration?

Yes: Betadine is an antiseptic that will help to keep a cut clean and dry. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hammer toe?

What are some treatments for hammer toe?

Surgery: The treatment for hammer toe is surgery, that is only treatment that can correct it, but for symptomatic treatment to relieve pain and discomfort you can try wearing roomy footwear, using pads and supports in your shoe, and doing toe exercises. ...Read more

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Is it possible to naturally cure toe nail fungus?

Anything is poss: Anything is possible, but I have not seen fungal nails resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of toe fungus?

What is the best way to get rid of toe fungus?

Oral meds or laser.: Topical solutions are often ineffective. Oral medications are about 75% effective an FDA approved laser can be up to 90% effective in getting rid of nail fungus. Depending on the severity of your nail fungus you may need debridement/thinning of the nails in addition to oral meds or laser treatment. See a Dr. for your best treatment options. ...Read more

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