• Tim Hose Tim Hose
    December 08, 2008
    I am a triathlete. Midde toe of right foot has suddenly curled -painful to run. How do I fix it?
    Tim Hose Tim Hose
    December 08, 2008

    Tried stretching it and having it pulled to click but it wont.

    Going to Chiropractor on 22/12/08 but I have a race on 15/12 and will have to run on it.

    How do I get this fixed.

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 08, 2008
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 08, 2008

    Two possible problems come to mind: 1) a torn extensor tendon in the foot can cause the strong flexor tendon to overpower the toe. 2) Swelling of the flexor tendon can cause it to become stuck (like a trigger finger). Try ice (roll a frozen water bottle along the bottom of the foot), an anti-inflammatory and gentle stretching. Seek the help of a podiatrist if the foot does not improve. Running on an injured foot is a bad idea if you want to run again.

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


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