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toe

 [to]
a digit of the foot.
claw toe a toe deformity seen in many patients with rheumatoid arthritis, consisting of dorsal subluxation of toes 2 through 5; the metatarsal heads bear weight and become painful during walking so that the patient has a shuffling gait.
hammer toe deformity of a toe in which the proximal phalanx is extended and the second and distal phalanges are flexed, causing a clawlike appearance; it most often affects the second toe.
Hammer toe of the second metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2000.
Morton's toe Morton's neuralgia.
pigeon toe a permanent toeing-in position of the feet; severe cases are considered a form of clubfoot (talipes).
webbed t's syndactyly of the toes abnormally joined by strands of tissue at their base.

toe

(), [TA]
One of the digits of the feet.
Synonym(s): digitus pedis [TA], digits of foot
[A.S. ta]

toe

(to) a digit of the foot.
claw toe  dorsal subluxation of toes 2 through 5, the metatarsal heads bearing weight and becoming painful when walking, resulting in a shuffling gait; occurring in rheumatoid arthritis.
hammer toe  deformity of a toe, most often the second, in which the proximal phalanx is extended and the second and distal phalanges are flexed, giving a clawlike appearance.
Morton's toe  see under neuralgia.
pigeon toe  permanent toeing-in position of the feet.
tennis toe  painful great toe associated with subungual hematoma; so called because it develops usually after vigorous tennis playing.
webbed toes  syndactyly of the toes.

toe

(tō)
n.
a. One of the digits of a vertebrate foot.
b. The forepart of a foot or hoof.
c. The terminal segment of an invertebrate's limb.
v.intr.
To stand, walk, move, or be formed with the toes pointed in a specified direction: He toes out.

toe

any one of the digits of the feet.

TOE

Abbreviation for:
tender on examination
transoesophageal echocardiography

toe

See Claw toe, Curly toe, Hammer toe, Mallet toe, Overlapping toe, Pheasant hunter's toe, Pigeon toe, Sausage toe, Tennis toe, Turf toe, Underlapping toe.

toe

() [TA]
One of the digits of the feet.
[A.S. ta]

toe

() [TA]
1. Rounded third of the working end of a curette.
2. One of the digits of the feet.
[A.S. ta]

toe

a digit of the foot.

toe abscess
see foot abscess.
toe crack
curled toe
kicked-up toe
a common injury in dogs, particularly racing Greyhounds, in which the deep flexor tendon is ruptured causing the affected claw to be elevated above others on the foot. Called also knocked-up toe.
toe out
the limb is rotated slightly so that the toe points a little outward.
toe picking
a vice of very young chickens that are hungry because feed supplies are inaccessible or inadequate. They pick each other's toes and start an outbreak of cannibalism.
sand toe
see sand toe.
seedy toe
splayed toe
sprung toe
a problem of racing Greyhounds characterized by dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint through rupture of the medial collateral ligament. The toe is displaced laterally, usually overriding the next toe.

Patient discussion about toe

Q. I have a pain in my big toe, what is it? I keep on having shooting pains from my big toe, especially at night. What could it be from?

A. Go see your Doctor as he can determine the joint's condition with an X-ray. Arthritis (such as arthritis caused by gout) is among the most common reasons for toe pain.

Q. how to treat nurve pain in my toes the top of my toes fell like they are aburning

A. Neuropathy can be treated by nutrition and several form of alternative medicine, like acupuncture.

check out this article on Peripheral Neuropathy from the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine to learn more:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Peripheral-Neuropathy--Encyclopedia-of-Alternative

Q. my guy friend has a very sick looking toe nail, what should he do? its really thick and has ridges, its also dark yellow and it looks to me has thick toe jam too... ugh, he needs your help please!

A. It sounds like Toenail fungus. Symptoms of toenail fungus, which can be caused by several types of fungi, include swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail, streaks or spots down the side of the nail, and even complete loss of the nail. Toenail color can vary from brown or yellow to white with this condition. I suggest your friend goes to see a foot doctor. The doctor might remove as much of the nail as possible by trimming, filing or dissolving it. Medicated nail polish might be prescribed for a localized infection, but a serious infection will likely be treated with a prescription oral antifungal medication. Only in severe cases will surgical removal of the nail be recommended.

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Hammer toes may be aggravated by shoes that do not fit properly and may result if a toe is too long and is forced into a cramped position when a tight shoe is worn.
Rest the toe by not walking or standing for too long.
Powell contracted Miami, Florida-based product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Toe Protectors to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
A Canadian man has been fined $500 ([pounds sterling]307) for swallowing a mummified human toe at a bar in Canada on Saturday night.
Hammer toes result from shoes that don't fit properly or a muscle imbalance, usually in combination with other factors.
Warren told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "He shouldn't be in the fight if he had a broken toe.
Interphalangeal (IP) joint dislocations of the toes are relatively rare and dislocation of the 4th toe is much rarer.
com) makes a silicone sleeve that fits over the toe and may help to reduce the friction, regardless of the cause.
Take care not to put it into the skin creases of the toes.
The extensor digitorum is responsible for extension of the toes and the extensor hallucis brevis is responsible for extension of the big toe.
His owner Alison Thomas, of Felindre, near Swansea, said the feline has seven toes on each front paw and six on each of those behind.
The more open and straightforward the tips of your second toes, the more your communication skills mirror the same qualities.