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When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, " Taxol toes ." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.
My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I had trouble walking on uneven terrain and steps because I wasn't getting accurate information from my nerves. For some people neuropathy can be severe enough that they have to go on disability.
If you are going to be taking a taxane chemo drug like Taxol or Taxotere , you should ask your oncologist about possible precautions to reduce the chances of getting peripheral neuropathy.
The Mayo Clinic suggests eating a diet rich in Vitamin B-12 foods like meats, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals. Some oncologists prescribe B vitamins, but be sure to talk to your oncologist before taking any supplements because sometimes they can interfere ...
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
Pregnancy Tracker: 32 weeks, 3 days Size of the Baby: Nearly 4 ½ pounds! Biggest Obstacle: Finding a comfortable position in bed. As I begin my ninth month of pregnancy, my doctors and I are busy assessing my health, keeping an eye on the baby, and planning for the impending birth. Lots of changes are occurring, which is both exciting and starting to become a little painful! Yesterday, I had my 32 week ultrasound, the purpose of which is to measure the baby's growth. Since the baby has nearly doubled in weight since our last detailed ultrasound, this time around details were much harder to make out. The baby has much less room to move around in there now. I can feel this when the baby moves, which he or she does all the time! It's fun to actually see my belly move when the baby kicks! We were happy to hear that the baby is measuring at just about 4 pounds, 9 ounces. According to the growth graph the genetic counselor showed u...
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