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My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...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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My feet/toes jerk when I'm relaxed. Is this spasticity? Could it be related to ALS?

My feet/toes jerk when I'm relaxed. Is this spasticity? Could it be related to ALS?

? Rest tremor?: What you are describing is not spasticity. This may be a rest tremor or could be related to anxiety, exercise, nerve damage. Your family doctor or a neurologist can help sort it out for you. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle a week ago, been xrayed, muscles in foot keep spasming making it painful, what can I do to help? How long does this normally last

Sprained my ankle a week ago, been xrayed, muscles in foot keep spasming making it painful, what can I do to help? How long does this normally last

Spasms/sprained: Spasms following an ankle injury can occur from muscle or tendon injury or from an abnormal walking pattern due to the injury. Often treated with immobilization and rest. ...Read more

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When I point my toes cause I am a dancer when I point I get this numb ness below my ankle what does that mean it hurts really bad?

When I point my toes cause I am a dancer when I point I get this numb ness below my ankle what does that mean it hurts really bad?

? tarsal tunnel synd: If you have acquired nerve compression at the medial ankle at the flexor retinaculum, you may well be compressing the branches of the posterior tibial nerve. Have a podiatrist evaluate, and possibly do a nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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When I point my toes or stretch my legs, my calfs get horrible charlie horses, what should I do?

When I point my toes or stretch my legs, my calfs get horrible charlie horses, what should I do?

Loss of cell energy: When there is no energy the muscle cramps due to exhaustion - need co-q 10 supplements, carnitine and glutamine. If this continues it is a sign of sarcopenia early sign of muscle loss - check my youtube video on this subject
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My toes spasm so that the toes are spread out not so much raising up, what is the cause for this? I get this at any point, resting, sitting, laying

My toes spasm so that the toes are spread out not so much raising up, what is the cause for this? I get this at any point, resting, sitting, laying

Muscle cramps are a: Very unpredictable thing: they often occur as a result of physical activity though not necessarily at the time of physical activity. Why your toes spasm and my calves cramp is not really known. Strategies to minimize include being well-conditioned for activity, avoiding dehydration with adequate water and electrolytes, stretch, ensure adequate nutrition, reduce intensity/duration of exercise. ...Read more

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My big toes point outwards and it's beginning to get kinda bad. What do I do?

Bunion: Bunions need to be evaluated by a podiatrist. If yours is severe, you may need surgery to realign the bones and get proper function if the involved 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint. Seek out a good podiatrist in your area that will explain your condition and give you treatment options. ...Read more

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My big toes point outwards and it's beginning to get kinda bad. What should I do?

My big toes point outwards and it's beginning to get kinda bad. What should I do?

More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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My big toes point outwards and it's beginning to get some pain. What do I do for them?

My big toes point outwards and it's beginning to get some pain. What do I do for them?

Most likely bunion: Get checked by orthopedic surgeon he will advice what could be done. ...Read more

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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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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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How come I get pain when I bend my toes under?

How come I get pain when I bend my toes under?

Toe pain: Without seeing it its hard to tell but could be tendonitis, capsulitis, arthritis etc. Should see your podiatrist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get my short stubby toes to regular sized toes?

My advice: Would be to leave your short stubby toes the way they are. People should be thankful for their health. Your short stubby toes work hard to take you from place to place. Don't be so critical of their looks, they are doing a good job for you. (just my opinoin). ...Read more

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I get very sharp pains when touching my toes. What do I do?

I get very sharp pains when touching my toes. What do I do?

Nerve injury: You may have a nerve injury called a neuroma or neuropathy. Make an appointment to see your podiatrist. ...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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Should I get my painful jammed toe checked out?

Should I get my painful jammed toe checked out?

Yes...: If you are in pain, have it checked out and make sure that you did not fracture it. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to get 2 of my toes amputated voluntarily?

No: I don't believe any ethical surgeon would amputate without medical reason. Why would you? ...Read more

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How to get a very dark spot out of the inside of your toes?

Agree: But could also be leather dye from shoe. Can't tell you how many times this happens but play it safe and get it checked. ...Read more

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What amount is it to get 2nd toe that is really long shortened?

What amount is it to get 2nd toe that is really long shortened?

I think your: Asking what does it cost to have an arthroplasty or toe shortening procedure. This would depend where you have the procedure done. If done in a doctors office under local anesthesia that would likely be the cheapest way as you would not have anesthesiology bills or hospital bills.
Depending on what needs to be done the range would be between 500-1500 dollars. ...Read more

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My toes are curling when I get arouse or having orgasm, why is that?

My toes are curling when I get arouse or having orgasm, why is that?

Muscle contractions.: The physiology of orgasm involves strong muscular contractions, followed by relaxation and release. Many people tense their bodies in anticipation of orgasm. Curling your toes is muscular contraction of the foot and calf muscles, so they are related to your body's response to arousal, pleasure and orgasm. It's OK to enjoy the process without getting too technical about it! ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rid of spasticity? Does stretching actually work?

Various treatment: Stretching may help with contractures that are caused by spasticity, however the actual spasticity is treated with medications, injections and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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What causes planter warts? I keep gettin them on the bottom of my big toes?

What causes planter warts? I keep gettin them on the bottom of my big toes?

A virus: Plantar warts are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus. They usually resolve on their own. Since you are having recurrent problems with plantar warts you should schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Both feets toes get sharp searing pain for twenty minutes 5-7 times per week?

Uncertain: We need to know more about your health status. Stabbing pain like this could be a neuropathy, but without knowing more about your health status is difficult to be certain. You need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Is it possible to get another neuroma in between 2 different toes than my previous neuroma?

Is it possible to get another neuroma in between 2 different toes than my previous neuroma?

TARSAL TUNNEL: Multiple interspace pain makes me think of tarsal tunnel syndrome; a good exam, maybe a nerve conduction velocity test would help. 3rd interspace neuroma most common, followed by 2nd. 1st and 4th interspace neuromas more rare. ...Read more

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Should I get my extra toe removed its really embarrassing to me. I want to be the same as everyone else. : (

Should I get my extra toe removed its really embarrassing to me. I want to be the same as everyone else. : (

Go for it: If it is really embarrassing for you, have it done. It is an operation, but not a very major one. It can actually be a little tricky, so have it done by someone who has a lot of experience with it. ...Read more

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I used dr. Scholls OTC corn remover pads on 5 of my toes. Using the pads, the top of my toes have dark circles. How can I get the normal color back?

Time: Corn pads contain salicylic acid. They can cause chemical burning and in some individuals, color changes. Give it a few weeks to see if they lighten. If not, see a podiatrist or dermatologist. An ultra-potent steroid may help but needs to be used under medical supervision. ...Read more