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under my big toe on the joint is black and blue

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Get it checked: If you have pain and can't bend it it is certainly possible you have fracture so you need an x-ray.
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
YES - go to a doctor: You may have had a fracture into the joint. It may be small now, but can potentially cause problems in the future. See a podiatrist for x-rays to be ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See your Dr.: Need evaluation and examination to determine what is going on.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Nerves like to : Move freely and unrestricted. It is plausible being in the cast or if the cast impinged on a nerve this could of been the problem. Also, when your in ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Don't wait it out! have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungal infection: Perhaps this is a fungal infection of the toes. Is the itching worse after wearing socks & shoes for several hours? Is it worse at the end of the da ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Big toe itch: This sounds like athlete's foot . Try over the counter topical medication like lotrimin or Lamisil (terbinafine) . If it does not improve see a podi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Perhaps fungus: Try an antifungal cream.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Arthritis: Common spot for arthritis, bursitis, bone spurs, and gout.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Get at the cause: See your doctor for an evaluation. X-rays and/or lab tests may be necessary to diagnose what exactly is going on. It sounds like arthritis, and ther ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doc: Need an xray to determine how bad it is. Sometimes conservative therapy may work, or the doctor may advise surgery if your joint is arthritic.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Technically : The big toe joint would be the interphalangeal joint not the mpj, but, I'm not sure which you are referring to. If the ip joint, I'd look to see if th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tobi Todd
Dr. Tobi Todd answered
20 years experience Podiatry
Big Toe Pain: Good morning. If there is a history of trauma, their is a higher incidence of early arthritic conditions such as Hallux Limitus that cause bone spurs ... Read More
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Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be gout: If persists see your primary care for evaluation

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