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Re: Curling toes

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:11 am
by timu
Lori,

It may not be the same feeling but I think it is the same outcome. My toes curled towards the balls of my feet and still have a tendency to do that. It was never a cramp per se. [as you mentioned that is a whole other story]

They are much better now 1.5 years after my attack.

At first I just tried to pull them back manually.

Since then what I think helped the most was following the suggestion of a podiatrist.
Try to walk on your heels.

The toes on my left foot still want to curl under but I have regained much better control.

Hope that helps.

Re: Curling toes

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:56 am
by WildKat
timu wrote:Curling Toes....
Ok one more weird thing that no one has been able to help me with. The toes on L foot [which is most affected] curl up all the time when "relaxed". When I have more pain they curl more.
I practice stretching them [trying to straighten them] almost constantly. My PT had no suggestions other than "trying to straighten them". I do this with my hand and trying with those muscles alone.
Does anyone else have this?
Are there splints or orthotics?
Should I try a podiatrist?
Thanks

Mine curl also, but I don't even realize because my feet are just sitting on the footrest of my wheelchair. You could try using those foam things that are used to separate your toes so you don't get nail polish on them. They are soft and will stretch your toes out while you relax (even while you sleep).