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My mothers foot big toe hurts - there are foot vessel occlusion - big toe pain hurts so bad i can not sleep - doctors said the report 'dorsalis pedis'?

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Big toe pain: She may have peripheral arterial disease especially if the dorsalis pedis pulse is missing. See a vascular surgeon for help.

Answered 10/15/2013

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See below: If they are showing an occlusion of the dorsalis pedis blood vessel then they should recommend treatment or referral to a vascular doctor for surgery or treatment for embolic disease. The pain is due probably due to lack of blood flow.

Answered 12/8/2013

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