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Can foot accupressure help during early labor?

Can foot accupressure help during early labor?

Ankle & hand: There are two acupressure points that can be used to help induce labor. One is on the hand and the other is inside the ankle. Be aware that they are normally only useful when the body is physiologically prepared for labor. Acupressure can also be used decrease anxiety and pain during delivery. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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What are claw toes?

What are claw toes?

Contracted Toes: A claw toe is when the toes #2, 3, 4 or 5 are plantar flexed. Which means contracted towards the floor. A claw toe is a hammertoe and a mallet toe combined. A hammertoe is a bend in the toe at the 1st joint in the toe, when the second joint (the one near the toenail) is also bent (the mallet part) it is known as a claw toe. An internet search for clawtoe diagram, will make it clear. ...Read more

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Why do people get claw toes?

Why do people get claw toes?

Let me explian: The muscles that control your toes get out of balance and cause the toe to bend into an odd position at one or more joints. These toe problems almost always happen in the four smaller toes, not the big toe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about claw toes?

Can you tell me anything about claw toes?

Several causes: A clawtoe is an abnormal contracture or a bending of the toe joints which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structural changes in the foot that may occur over time. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This abnormal bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have claw toes or something else?

How to tell if you have claw toes or something else?

Several causes: A clawtoe is an abnormal contracture or a bending of the toe joints which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical and structural changes in the foot that may occur over time. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This abnormal bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of claw toe?

What are the symptoms of claw toe?

Pain/shoe irritation: Claw toes are the contracture of both joints in a toe. Symptoms can include the top of the toe rubbing in the shoe and/or the tip of the toe becoming painful or callusing due to abnormal pressure. Padding can be helpful, but surgery may be necessary depending on severity of symptom/problem. Foothealthfacts.Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a claw toe?

What sort of disease is a claw toe?

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

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Do you have to break toes to fix a claw toe?

Do you have to break toes to fix a claw toe?

Usually bone removal: If the toe is symptomatic, the surgery to straighten the toe will help. This usually involves removing a small portion of the toe to unbuckle the toe. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Claw toe?

What is the definition or description of: Claw toe?

Contraction of toe: There are three joints in each toe 2 thru 5. The joints are; MPJ, PIP J, and the DI PJ. A claw toe is a fixed contraction at the DIPJ. The MPJ (metatarsal phalangeal joint) is the joints close to the ball of the foot at the base of the toe. The joint at the middle of the toe is the PIPJ (proximal interphalangeal joint), The joint toward the end of the toe is the DIPJ (distal interphalangeal joint) ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is claw toe?

I've heard different things. What exactly is claw toe?

Contracture: Each of the smaller toes in your foot has two joints (or knuckles). They are the proximal interphalangeal joint (this is the one closest the main part of the foot) and the distal interphalangeal joint (closest to the end of the toe). When both of these joints are contracted, you have a claw toe. ...Read more

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Has it been proven that loose shoes cause clawed toes?

Has it been proven that loose shoes cause clawed toes?

Somewhat: Loose shoes do not directly cause claw toes. If your shoes are loose enough you will grip with your toes to hold on to your shoes. This, over time, may lead to clawing of the toes. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is proven that loose shoes cause clawed toes?

Please explain if it is proven that loose shoes cause clawed toes?

Not sure if there: Is such a study. Genetics plays a role as does imbalance of tendons. If shoes are too big the toes may flex early to try and grab the shoe...So intuitively it may contribute. ...Read more

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Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Yes: A claw toe deformity can cause increased pressure on the nail when walking and/or wearing shoes because of the altered position of the toe. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more

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Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Yes: Most people would choose to correct it. Amputation is reserved for low demand patients who want a short healing time and do not want to deal with the recovery process of hammertoe/claw toe surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from claw toe operations?

How long does it take to recover from claw toe operations?

Varies: Ask your surgeon. Typically patients are immobilized in a fracture boot for up to 6 wks and may be kept non or partial weight bearing. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Yes: Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot. Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint. ...Read more

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I've got severe claw toe and doctors want to amputate, opinions?

I've got severe claw toe and doctors want to amputate, opinions?

Is it infected?: There must be some reason why they want to do this? If there is no infection or something your leaving out there is usually a way to fix a claw toe without amputating. Ask what your altrnatives are. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes hammer toe/claw toe?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes hammer toe/claw toe?

Few reasons: But a simple explanation is when the flexor tendons become stronger than the extensor tendons. ...Read more

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