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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Toeing Out (Overview)

Toeing out refers to the position the feet take in relation to the mid-line of the body. When the toes are pointing away from the mid-line of the body, or outward, then they are said to be toeing out.


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What would cause a sudden pain in my toe?

What would cause a sudden pain in my toe?

Variety of causes: Pain in the toes can be due to a variety of causes. The toes have bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, tendons, skin and nails. All can be the cause of oe pains. See your foot specialists for an evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
3 Doctors shared insights

Toeing Out (Overview)

Toeing out refers to the position the feet take in relation to the mid-line of the body. When the toes are pointing away from the mid-line of the body, or outward, then they are said to be toeing out.


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What are some ways to treat a deeply cut toe?

What are some ways to treat a deeply cut toe?

Seek medical care: A deep cut to the toe is something you would not want to treat yourself. There could be a tendon laceration, nerve injury or a foreign body. ...Read more

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What are hammer toes and how they treated?

What are hammer toes and how they treated?

Bent toe.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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Does anyone have suggestions for treating a gout flare in my big toe?

Does anyone have suggestions for treating a gout flare in my big toe?

First, you need to: Verify that it is indeed gout. A blood test will usually confirm the presence of a high or nigh-normal level of uric acid. If it is, then you will need some form of antiinflammatory medication. Each doctor has his/her favorite--colchicine, naprosyn (my favorite), indocin, sulindac, and more. Otc aleve, (naproxen) similar to naprosyn, can be good to try until you have your foot examined. ...Read more

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If I've broken my toe what are signs that its a more serious break that needs more than home treatment?

If I've broken my toe what are signs that its a more serious break that needs more than home treatment?

NEEDS TO BE SEEN: An xray will be able to tell 'the seriousness of the fracture' such as displacement or comminution. Displacement is when the bones are 'shifted' and less likely to heal. Communition is when there are 'extra fragments' you are not be able to tell how serious a fracture is by looking on the outside, sorry. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Help, what treatments can I use to heal a broken or jammed toe?

Help, what treatments can I use to heal a broken or jammed toe?

If broken: You need to know if the joint is affected as those toes may need surgical repair. A jammed toe could possibly be unnamed but again you want to know if any fractures prior to performing the "un jamming". Best to see foot doc. ...Read more

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How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

How can I cure a toe fungus at home?

You can't: Toe fungus is very difficult to treat. You need dermatologists to help. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of corns on your toes?

Avoid what causes it: Corns/calluses are your skin's way of protecting itself from where there is pressure. If you can determine what is causing the pressure, that's step 1. Some adjunct treatment can include the use of topical keratolytic creams/lotions to remove the dead skin along with items such as pumice stones and emery boards.. ...Read more

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Sciatic nerver pain in the leg and numbness in the toes? Can I have drugs?

Sciatic nerver pain in the leg and numbness in the toes? Can I have drugs?

You need to: Find out what is causing the sciatic symptoms first--a herniated disc, muscle spasms, arthritic disorder, etc. Pain medications may be used temporarily, but for lasting relief, the underlying problem needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my toes from fracturing?

What can I do to prevent my toes from fracturing?

You can only try: There are no surefire ways of preventing broken toes other than to not break them! Taking care of your bones is important- don't smoke, make sure you are getting adequate dietary calcium and vitamin d, deal with osteopenia or osteoporosis issues, wearing steel toe shoes at work if there is a risk of injury to the feet can help. ...Read more

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I get cramps in my toes when I lie in bed for an hour, what can I do to avoid that?

Toe cramps: Try stretching exercises before going to bed: stretch the achilles tendon (gently, not with jerking motions); stretch plantar fascia (bottom of foot) by pulling toes towards you with towel; use toes to grab towel to pull it towards you. If you are on medications, check with doc that electrolytes & mineral levels are ok. Make sure you're getting adequate calcium. See doc if not improved. ...Read more

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My toes lose color and get cold quickly when I go outside. Is there a test I should have done on myself?

My toes lose color and get cold quickly when I go outside. Is there a test I should have done on myself?

Raynaud's, possibly: In raynaud's phenomenon, fingers or toes turn white or blue in cold, then red when warmed. It is due to abnormal degree of constriction of arterioles (very small arteries).It can occur by itself, but can be associated with autoimmune diseases like systemic sclerosis. A complete history of your symptoms and a physical exam by your doctor along with blood tests should provide you w a definite answer. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes. Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes. Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Possibly: Autoimmune disease tends to have a hereditary component and RA is no exception. Do you have numbness and pain only with cold exposure? If so, this is called raynaud's and is often linked to autoimmune disorders but not specific to ra. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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If I'm the only one in my family who has webbed toes, what are the chances that my kids will inherit it?

If I'm the only one in my family who has webbed toes, what are the chances that my kids will inherit it?

Webbed toes: Webbed feet is a recessive trait, so there is a good chance your child will be born without the webbing. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and pigeon-toed and I'm wondering are there any health risks if I live with it for the rest of my life?

I'm 17 and pigeon-toed and I'm wondering are there any health risks if I live with it for the rest of my life?

Not really: You have in toeing and at 17 your muscles and bones have already developed. So other than possible tripping and passing the trait to your kids it really has no other affects. You may not be able to participate in certain activities. There are custom orthotics that can help you a lot with this problem. See a podiatrist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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For months, I have had acute intermittent pain in the joint of my right big toe (where it connects to the foot). I don't have any standard risk factors for gout. I am active and I am not overweight. What should I do?

For months, I have had acute intermittent pain in the joint of my right big toe (where it connects to the foot). I don't have any standard risk factors for gout. I am active and I am not overweight. What should I do?

Osteoarthritis?: It could be gout, but even without treatment it is unlikely for an acute gout attack to last this long, or to be so intermittent. This is more likely osteoarthritis. An exam and maybe a radiograph should be able to settle the diagnosis quickly and easily. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toeing out?

What is the definition or description of: Toeing out?

Penguin walk.: Toeing out refers to the position the feet take in relation to the mid-line of the body. When the toes are pointing away from the mid-line of the body, or outward, then they are said to be toeing out. ...Read more

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Are there problems with walking with toes out?

Are there problems with walking with toes out?

Depends on how much: Most people walk out-toed to some extent. If it is severely out-toed, it could cause problems down the road. Have it evaluated by a professional and get their advice. ...Read more

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How can you straighten your toes out without surgery?

How can you straighten your toes out without surgery?

Pliers and booze: Of course the real answer is you can't. Hammertoes and other toe deformities can only be fixed surgically. Don't waste your money on those splints and such.

But as a general rule, your pain and inability to wear shoes have to outweigh the risks of surgery, albeit small. Surgery should always be the last resort.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I get my toe out of the bath tap im cold?

How can I get my toe out of the bath tap im cold?

Call for help: If you can ask this question online, you may very well be able to call, sms or email for help :). ...Read more

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Is it possible to dislocate my big toe out of its socket while I was asleep?

Is it possible to dislocate my big toe out of its socket while I was asleep?

Anything is possibl: But highly unlikely unless you fell out of bed or had an unusual injury or neuromuscular condition. ...Read more

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If you have cam impingement then the least damaging to the hips way to walk would be toed-out, is this correct?

If you have cam impingement then the least damaging to the hips way to walk would be toed-out, is this correct?

Not necessarily: With hip impingement, the best way to walk is comfortably. Physical therapy can help you get more aligned but trying to forcefully change your gait can often cause other issues at other joints. ...Read more