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A male asked:

i have a red bump growing at the right side of my toe. it is painful so how can i cure it?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Great toe?: If red bump is on the side of your big toe joint, you may be having a gout attack. It can be relieved with warm soaks and antiinflammatories. You can get blood test to check uric acid level in your blood. You can change your diet or see primary for work up and take oral medications.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a podiatrist: It sounds like you may have a corn or wart.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red after dropping book on it. Will it heal?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably: Depending on how long ago the trauma was, it might be a good idea to get an x-ray to rule out a fracture.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I have developed a small bump on my little toe after a fall, its a weird pain?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: You may have fractured the bone. See a doctor for an exam.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Was my little toe broken if painful after stubbing?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Not necessarily: A contusion can hurt just the same.
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A 41-year-old male asked:

I have a small area on the top of my big toe that is inflamed and painful - what could it be?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: It could be a small ganglion or a wart being irritated by the shoe. With description of pain, see a doctor.
A 49-year-old female asked:

I have pain between my small toe and the next one?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Foot pain: Many causes of foot pain - if it is between the toes, a stress fracture of the distal phalanx is possible, among other causes. A physical exam by a podiatrist may give the answer.

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