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purple spots on big toe

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
The symmetry of it: suggests you are doing something to both feet, perhaps where you are putting your feet, under desk, sure sounds like bruises from something external. ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Discoloration: on your toes should be looked at by a Podiatrist. It could be something as simple as a bruise however, since it has been there for months it is good ... Read More
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Toe Pressure Spots: You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake Hav ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further dam ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably bruising: I am assuming the spots appeared very recently. That is a reasonable place for bruising to occur from physical activity like running. The thickness ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Go to podiatrist: As a diabetic, any new lesion that develops on your foot whether it is painful or not should be evaluated.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiggin
36 years experience Wound care
Multiple causes: Many medical conditions can cause changes in the nail beds from minor repeated trauma causing "bruising" to dangerous cancerous melanomas. History of ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Injury: Check the area for a stinger and clean the skin with soap and water. An x ray may be indicate to rule out fracture. Place ice on the area, elevate the ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: what you are describing could be petechiae or ecchymoses. This could be cause by drug/chemical exposure, insect bite, injury, or undiagnosed bleeding ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a conc ... Read More
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