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A 36-year-old member asked:

what might lead to a splinter like pain under my big toe?

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Big toe pain: If by under the big toe you mean the bottom or plantar aspect of the big toe , it could be a tendonitis of the flexor hallucis longus tendon or boney spurring of the bottom of the interphalangeal joint of the big toe. A physical exam and x ray by a podiatrist will help get to the bottom of your problem. Good luck.

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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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a reason for a painful little toe?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Varies: Ingrown nail, corn, fracture, shoe irritation, fungus nail, soft corn, infection, etc. See a podiatrist.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's causing a splinter like pain under my big toe?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It can be many thing: It can be a splinter or broken piece of glass imbedded in the pulp of the toe. Perhaps it is bruised from overuse or it was injured. Some medical conditions such as diabetes can cause pain and abnormal sensations that start in the toes, such as diabetic neuropathy.

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