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


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Sometimes my 4 yo curls his toes under when he walks. Is that normal?

May be compensating: It can be normal because curling his toes when he walks somewhat stabilizes his gait. But if he has a deformity, i.e. flatfoot or bow legged, he may be compensating. A full lower extremity exam can determine why he curls his toes, which in turn can be addressed with proper shoes and/or inserts. ...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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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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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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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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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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Sir I have problem under my toe .Its like a wound but i don't know what it is.Its not curing.Can you help in curing that please.

Any wound : That does not heal should be investigated by a doctor. You may need a biopsy. Wounds under toes may be caused by fungus. You can try an antifungal cream, but if no improvement after one week....See foot doc. ...Read more

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A couple of my toddlers toes are bent. They curl over to the side almost. Is this normal?

A couple of my toddlers toes are bent. They curl over to the side almost. Is this normal?

Curly toes: Curly toes is a toe deformity which is the most common toe abnormality. The 4th and the 5th toes are the most commonly involved. 25 to 50% of the time it resolves spontaneously ...Read more

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