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Doctor insights on: A Dark Scaly Horizontal Dark Patch On The Big Toe Knuckle

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Swolllen knuckle on big toe, what's wrong?

Swolllen knuckle on big toe, what's wrong?

Could be: A bursitis, hammer toe, gout, infection, arthritis....See a foot doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have found a small lump on the knuckle of my big toe very painful?

I have found a small lump on the knuckle of my big toe very painful?

Several things: It could be a cyst or a bone spur.
Since painful, you should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an inflammatory arthritic condition could also be responsible. NSAIDs are helpful and an orthotic with a morton extension carbon footplate can provide relief. ...Read more

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Right big toe spasms every few minutes, for 3 weeks. what causes it? also, same toe's knuckle darkened few weeks prior. Related? no injury or trauma.

Right big toe spasms every few minutes, for 3 weeks. what causes it? also, same toe's knuckle darkened few weeks prior. Related? no injury or trauma.

Early Gout: I don't know exactly what you mean when you say your toe spasms. The observation that the toe darkened prior to the spasm is interesting. Anytime a complaint is made regarding the big toe, especially by a male, gout is considered, at least by me. Typically in sub-clinical gout, mild to moderate spasms of pain can exist. The toe can also turn a darker color of red purple. Sex and age are right. ...Read more

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Really dry skin on big toe knuckle? How can I get rid of this?

Really dry skin on big toe knuckle? How can I get rid of this?

Hand cream: Most dry skin problems respond to simple moisturizing. The trick is to apply consistently until the skin softens. Also be careful not wear irritating shoes. If the problem doesn't resolve, see a podiatrist who can prescribe a stronger skin softening agent like urea cream. ...Read more

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I had a complete ankle replacement over three months ago. since then have not been able to bend my big toe at knuckle and lots of pain?

I had a complete ankle replacement over three months ago. since then have not been able to bend my big toe at knuckle and lots of pain?

Scar tissue: The tendon that flexes the great toe at the knuckle is in the back of the ankle joint and very close to the incision/bone cuts s that are made during the procedure. It is not uncommon to have scar tissue form around this tendon making it difficult to flex the great toe. This can resolve with time and rarely needs more treatment than physical therapy. Sometimes it is injured MRI can help determine ...Read more

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My big toe to my knuckle is hurting so bad ! It hurts to walk on it , it even hurts just laying down. Right foot , big toe to the knuckle?

My big toe to my knuckle is hurting so bad ! It hurts to walk on it , it even hurts just laying down.  Right foot , big toe to the knuckle?

History of gout?: Sounds like a gout flare, but you should know if you have it by now. If no injury/trauma to bring on the pain, should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had a peasized hard bump on top of my big toe for years...in between knuckle and joint. No pain, but seems to be getting bigger. What is this?

I've had a peasized hard bump on top of my big toe for years...in between knuckle and joint. No pain, but seems to be getting bigger. What is this?

Cyst: One examination by an orthopaedist will give u your answer. Sounds like a ganglion cyst @ your age. Older patients in this location may be a mucous or degenerative ( arthritic) cyst. Other 'nodules' etc. may be in play with a more detailed history / examination. Get examined ! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body of the foot. If the bump becomes worse while wearing a certain shoe style, then change the shoes. This may be the easiest solution. Possibly there is an underlying fungal infection. Try using a topical anti fungal. Have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm getting a sharp pain in my big toe on my right foot on the bottom right where the knuckle starts when I walk. Should I be concerned?

I'm getting a sharp pain in my big toe on my right foot on the bottom right where the knuckle starts when I walk. Should I be concerned?

Get an X-ray: Pain in the big toe can be a presenting sign of gout, but more often than not, a musculoskeletal problem exists - you should probably see s good internist or orthopedist, or podiatrist and start with an X-Ray, however, blood work to rule out a metabolic disorder may be needed. See a doctor first, see what they think is the next best step... ...Read more

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I stubbed my right big toe over a month ago and there is a hard, red lump on the second knuckle of the toe. It is painful to touch and lacks motion?

I stubbed my right big toe over a month ago and there is a hard, red lump on the second knuckle of the toe. It is painful to touch and lacks motion?

You should : Have it evaluated. You likely need an xray...how do you know you didnt fracture something that is now causing a problem? ...Read more

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My left big toe goes numb and white daily. Occurs during prolonged sitting walking and exercising. So does my 3rd finger distal from knuckle on lh.

My left big toe goes numb and white daily.  Occurs during prolonged sitting walking and exercising. So does my 3rd finger distal from knuckle on lh.

Raynoud's?: If it was just the toe, i would think microtrauma from shoes causing some nerve issues. But, given that it is happening on the hand, it could be more vascular/rheumatologic. It sounds similar to raynoud's. See if warmth helps as a starter and see your primary doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do about my foot/toe knuckle? I have discoloration and a little swelling on the knuckle of my foot under my big toe. There isnt a lot of pain when i touch it, but I am very active so while I am wearing shoes and running around or even walki

Rest and ice: You may have other pathology underneath your 1st great toe joint such as sesamoiditis, bursitis, etc. Try resting and stop activities for 1-2 weeks with icing and antiinflammatory medications. If pain continues or returns, see a specialist, you may need xrays with an evaluation. Hope this helps, if you need a referral in your area, i know some good doctors. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a pain in top and side of right foot that goes from (top knuckle of big toe) to arch and also my ankle is swollen (both sides) ?

I have a pain in top and side of right foot that goes from (top knuckle of big toe) to arch and also my ankle is swollen (both sides) ?

Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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My foot big toe when i move it up and down making sound like when you crackling fingers and the same happens with my right hand but in lower sound?

My foot big toe when i move it up and down making sound like when you crackling fingers and the same happens with my right hand but in lower sound?

Gas release: Most commonly due to nitrogen gas in the metatarsal joint of the first toe. If you are concerned about a "cracked bone" making noise, this would not make a repeated popping sound and the pain, swelling and discoloration would be considerable. If you continue to manipulate the toe you may create soreness or swelling. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have multiple areas with bone spurs? I've got or had them in my hand, heel, elbow, hips, big toe... I'm just a bone grower :-d

Is it unusual to have multiple areas with bone spurs? I've got or had them in my hand, heel, elbow, hips, big toe... I'm just a bone grower :-d

Consult: I suggest you see a rheumatologist. You need to be tested to see if you have a systemic problem causing these spurs. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand,numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

I have burning sensation in my baby finger on my left hand,numb big toe, burning ankle, RecentMRI shows L5 disc protrusion. Are these all linked?

Numbness: No the burning sensation in your left 5th digit is totally unrelated to the L5 disc protrusion but could represent an ulnar nerve entrapment or too much pressure on the outside palm. ...Read more

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Have been experiencing severe numbness in my hands (mainly left hand from middle finger to thumb) and, recently noticed my big toe on the left foot doing the same. The only other symptom is spells of blurry vision. What could be the reason for this?

Have been experiencing severe numbness in my hands (mainly left hand from middle finger to thumb) and, recently noticed my big toe on the left foot doing the same. The only other symptom is spells of blurry vision. What could be the reason for this?

Let doctor decide: Your blurry vision may be a separate issue! it could be totally separate from your other symptoms; you should see a doctor for medical examination and advice. The hand may be carpal tunnel syndrome or manifestation of more systemic disease. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cream get rid of scaly dry patch on penis?

Can athletes foot cream get rid of scaly dry patch on penis?

If it's jock itch: Both are caused by a fungal infection and the cream should cover most infecting agents. Check with your doctor to make sure the patch is indeed a fungal infection. ...Read more