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Why do my pinky toes curl under when i walk?

Why do my pinky toes curl under when i walk?

Hereditary: Often, curled toes are hereditary. Other causes can be improper shoes and foot instability causing the toes to "clench" the floor. I wouldn't be concerned if they don't hurt, other than making good shoe choices. If you are having pain, see a podiatrist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Stepped on glass 2 days ago.still painful to curl toes.sometimes walk.had xray.was "normal." can see shadow under skin.docs dont want to cut in.thots?

Stepped on glass 2 days ago.still painful to curl toes.sometimes walk.had xray.was "normal." can see shadow under skin.docs dont want to cut in.thots?

You would want to : Make sure all glass is out and that it did not cut any of the tendon out structures on th e bottom of the toes or feet. To have discomfort two days after stepping on glass would not be uncommon. ...Read more

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I felt a pain in my right ankle under the bone on the outside of foot. It's like a burning, but hurts to curl my toes..?

I felt a pain in my right ankle under the bone on  the outside of foot. It's like a burning, but hurts to curl my toes..?

May want to see doc: You may have sprained the ankle and have swelling that puts pressure on the nerve when you move your toes. ...Read more

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About every night I get muscle cramps in my legs and feet sometimes my toes curl under and Im a debetic?

About every night I get muscle cramps in my legs and feet sometimes my toes curl under and Im a debetic?

Spine vs Diabetes: Could be related to your spine such as spinal stenosis or herniated disk. It also could be diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest if it is bothering you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful cramps that curl my toes under, what could be the cause?

Painful cramps that curl my toes under, what could be the cause?

Likely: A neuroma that is cause of problem but could be others. See local podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of which there are many options. ...Read more

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Middle toe on 1 foot is swollen and hurts when i curl it (feels like a rock is under it). When unbent feels fine, all other toes are fine. No trauma?

Middle toe on 1 foot is swollen and hurts when i curl it (feels like a rock is under it). When unbent feels fine, all other toes are fine. No trauma?

Possible tendonitis: You may have a flexor tendonitis. If there are no color or temperature changes to the toe: ice it for about 10 minutes 3 times a day. Try taping it to the 4th toe to help reduce movement and wear shoes with a rigid sole. The less you move the toe the better it should feel and faster it should feel better. Icing will reduce inflammation and help with pain. ...Read more

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I am also a dancer and when I sit in my split my toe like curls is there anyway I can makenit better?

No split sitting!: Sitting in a split will not improve your flexibility any more than doing it for 20 or 30 seconds at a time. Dynamic warm up (i.e. Grand plié) will help to warm and lengthen your muscles. Sitting in a stretch is more likely to loosen your ligaments-dangerous because you cannot muscularly control this flexibility when dancing. Check out www.Iadms.Org and www.Pama.Org for dance medicine specialists. ...Read more

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I jammed my toe under the door, what to do?

I jammed my toe under the door, what to do?

Need more info: When? How? what were you wearing? needs to be known. Is the nail affected? where on your toe does it hurt? Ice, rest and appropriate shoes are your best answer. If it continues to be a problem after 3-4 days, or gets worse, it needs to be evaluated by a Podiatrist for possible fracture. ...Read more

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