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Toes (Overview)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally have nails on top.


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I stubbed three of my toes 1 day ago and now I can't bend or move any of my toes, there all s walling and red. The swailing now was moved up to the top?

I stubbed three of my toes 1 day ago and now I can't bend or move any of my toes, there all s walling and red. The swailing now was moved up to the top?

Bruising & swelling?: Have an x-ray taken. Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when I see this, I always take an x-ray to see. The fact that you can move your toes does not mean it can't be broken. Too much depends on the site and extent of the break to recommend treatmnent options. ...Read more

Toes (Overview)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally have nails on top.


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What are morton's toes?

What are morton's toes?

When the great toe: Is shorter than the second toe.

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Can toes get arthritest?

Can toes get arthritest?

Yes: Arthritis is pain and inflammation of a joint, so any body part that has joints can have arthritis. I've seen arthritis in all toes, but especially where the great toe meets the rest of the foot. It can be caused by poor foot mechanics, trauma, or diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. A podiatrist should be able to diagnose the case and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Do pins straighten toes?

Pins: Surgeons can use internal pins to straightened crooked toes (hammertoes). This is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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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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How to make my toes longer?

How to make my toes longer?

SURGERY: Only surgery, but I consider this more "cosmetic surgery", which I don't believe in. Surgery can have complications. ...Read more

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I'm 18. Why do my toes swell?

I'm 18. Why do my toes swell?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Color back to toes from corn?

Color back to toes from corn?

Truth or dare.: Not much to go on here. Is it color, back, toes or corn? I guess it could even be black? Try reframing your thoughts. ...Read more

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Cause of toes turning blacked?

Cause of toes turning blacked?

Nails or toes?: If you mean the toes themselves, this is a little worrisome. Usually the skin will turn black if there is tissue death--necrosis--of the skin. This can happen if blood vessels are damaged or inflamed. Sometimes, blood under the skin can cause this appearance as well. If you mean the nails, that can be a sign that a mold has gotten under the nails. Either way, I recommend a doctor visit. ...Read more

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How do you fix blistered toes?

If the blister: Is merely caused by friction and if there is fluid in it you would want to get the fluid out. This could be done with a sterile instrument and a clean foot. Gently price the skin and squeeze to get the fluid out. Cover blister site with antibiotic ointment and bandaid. ...Read more

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Why do some people have 6 toes?

Why do some people have 6 toes?

Polydactyly: Extra fingers and toes are a fairly common occurrence, especially among african americans. We genes that control how we are made in the womb. Some people have genes for extra digits. Sometimes they form small or abnormal extra digits, which we have to remove. Other times the extra digits look and function normally and require no treatment at all. ...Read more

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Why do my toes freeze so often?

Why do my toes freeze so often?

Because...: Your toes are furthest from your heart and the arteries to the toes are not as large so the blood fails to warm the area in comparison to other body parts. Be sure that you don't suffer from circulation pathology or raynauds syndrome. Visit your local podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on outer side little toes?

Pain little toes: You might be wearing the wrong shoes and if your little toes curled in that may cause pain. ...Read more

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Can they shorten overgrown toes?

Sure: Toes can be surgically shortened but if the long toe is not painful, it is considered a cosmetic procedure. There are several potentially serious risks and complications that could occur after foot surgery as well. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I can't bend my toes up or down?

Many causes: Could be one of many things like tendon ruptures, nerve damage. Suggest you see someone soon because the list of possible causes would fill a page. ...Read more

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How does corn on toes look like?

How does corn on toes look like?

Google it: It is essentially dead skin from friction....But that won't help you know...Look for a picture.... ...Read more

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Why would my big toes turn blue?

Lack of blood flow: Lack of blood flow. You should see a doctor quickly about this as you might lose your toe ...Read more

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Is there a way to straighten my toes?

Is there a way to straighten my toes?

Yes: Surgical correction for hammer toes can be performed out patient. ...Read more

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Why do I get pain when I bend my toes?

Why do I get pain when I bend my toes?

Need more informatio: Need to know if all the time, with shoes on or off. Could be several things. ...Read more

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Will standing on your toes effect you?

Not really: If done for a long time it may create pain in the toe joints. ...Read more

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What does mean when big toes point in?

Bunion: If you mean big toes pointing towards the 2nd toes, this is normally a bunion. It is often accompanied by a bump at the base of the big toe. ...Read more

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Pain from left side from back to toes?

Pinched nerve?: Possible sciatica. Have it evaluated as you may have back issues causing compression of a nerve. ...Read more

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My toes bend downwards when I stretch?

Tendons.: You have several tendons in your feet that connect to your toes, and when you stretch, you tense muscles in your leg. This likely tugs on those tendons and pull your toes down. If you're concerned or experiencing pain, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Pain just above toes and directly under?

Pain just above toes and directly under?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may try using orthotics, usually available in drug stores. If that does not help, you may wish to see a podiatrist.
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How can I make open toed heels not hurt?

Heels hurt: Unfortunately, high heels often contribute to foot pain. You may wish to get your feet measured to determine if you are wearing the correct size and possibly find a different style of shoe. Shoes with heels may be fashionable, but often contribute to foot pain. You will have to balance the 2. This can be a dilemma for many women. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

A couple of things: Heredity and/or fetal position in the womb can cause an intoed position of the foot. ...Read more