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A Dark Scaly Horizontal Dark Patch On The Big Toe Knuckle
I have a scaly patch of skin on my ankle/foot. It's small (1 inch) and it doesn't itch, but it's annoying and darker than the rest of my skin.
Eczyma: Dry scaley area, try using a good moisturizing lotion. ...Read more
It could be a cyst or a bone spur.
Since painful, you should see a podiatrist. ...Read more
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
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
A little spot around the outside part if the knuckle on my big toe is numb, i can move it fine & don't even notice unless i touch it. Why is it numb?
Callous: If this is in the pressure area, this could be a callous, and usually numb as this is due to dead tissue. ...Read more
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
Bumps on both big toe knuckles hard skin on top and it feels like a hard little rock is on the inside also. No pain unless i wear shoes that rub on it?
It sounds like you have developed a bone spur.
Best to be seen by a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more
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?
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
Small circular bump on big toe, between distal knuckle and toenail. Not callused, fresh skin, sensation throughout. Not at all painful or bothersome.
Most likely benign: This lesion most likely is a viral wart, or other benign lesion, but should be removed +/- a microscopic tissue diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
What could cause a non-raised rash/blister on top of big toe knuckle? No liquid. Not itchy, not really spreading. Could it just be rubbing on shoes?
Don't be so Rash.: Your explanation sounds pretty reasonable to me. Watch and see might be your best game plan. ...Read more
Im 16.My finger, big toe and hand keep clicking every time i bend them.It's so annoying problem.There were no pain or swell.What can I do to cure this?
Nothing: "cracking" kniuckles and other joints that are painless require no tx. ...Read more
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
My foot big toe when i move it up and down making crackling fingers sound and the same happens with my right hand. Its repeated every time move them:(?
Hi, i've been having to constantly pop/crack my big toe on my left foot, it's the same for my thumb on my left hand. Is this serious?
See details: Unless there is pain associated with it, it is not an issue. ...Read more
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
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?
Tingling fingers in my left hand pain under big toe left foot. I feel like I'm gonna faint at random moments. Pain on upper leg. Stingy feeling onhead?
Make a doctor appt: Ur symptoms r of concern... U need to see ur pediatrician. ...Read more