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Why do my fingers, toes and back ache unless i try to crack them?

Why do my fingers, toes and back ache unless i try to crack them?

Several reasons: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging from the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...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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I have an aching pain in my toe since my kid stepped on it. Wait it out?

I have an aching pain in my toe since my kid stepped on it. Wait it out?

Depends: Depending on how long ago it was you may need to have an exam and x-ray to determine it it may be fractured. If only a day or so and no bleeding or discoloration of the skin, wait another day or 2. ...Read more

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I have a sharp aching pain at the bottom of my big toes. It hurts to much even for my girlfriend to rub it. What is it?

I have a sharp aching pain at the bottom of my big toes.  It hurts to much even for my girlfriend to rub it. What is it?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nail), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my toe next to my picky toe. It is swelled a bit and always aches. I have done nothing to it. What could cause this?

I have a constant pain in my toe next to my picky toe.  It is swelled a bit and always aches. I have done nothing to it. What could cause this?

Many things: The toe seem to always run into something so get an x-ray to be sure it is not broken. A nail problem can cause toe pain. Arthritis can cause pain and swelling as well as other arthritic conditions. You could have stepped on something that is embedded in your skin. It could be as simple as the shoes you are wearing. Bottom line if persistent get it checked. ...Read more

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Why does my toes aches in the inside?

Why does my toes aches in the inside?

Think arthritis: Arthritis can cause an aching inside your toes at the joint level. Deformities such as hammertoes can cause pain after wearing shoes. Nerve issues such as neuromas or neuropathy can cause pain in the toes and other areas of the foot. To get relief, it starts with a proper diagnosis. See a podiatrist soon. ...Read more

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I recently started feeling cold most of the time and my whole body aches.Head to toe?

I recently started feeling cold most of the time and my whole body aches.Head to toe?

Blood work needed: Need to be more specific about the time duration , a few days or a few months, if you have had these for a few months you need to have blood work for thyroid, blood count, etc. ...Read more

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I cannot lose weight and have high insulin after body check and my 3rd toe on the right aches. Any recommendations?

I cannot lose weight and have high insulin after body check and my 3rd toe on the right aches. Any recommendations?

Everyone looses wt: if they eat enough less. Difficulty: doing this without much hunger. To loose body fat, must ? foods which are stored as fat; i.e. mostly carbs. If daily production of insulin (hormone secreted with amylin) is high, this is likely due to high carb intake; insulin+amylin output is a response to carb intake & subsequent glucose ?. Study: http://goo.gl/02iz6i & http://goo.gl/JH8XBX & my answers. ...Read more

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