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I have slight discoloration on my big toe on my left foot. I've tried over-the-counter ointments which haven't worked.?

I have slight discoloration on my big toe on my left foot. I've tried over-the-counter ointments which haven't worked.?

Possible fungus: If the discoloration is on or under your toenail, than it can be a fungus. If it is a black area, it may be a bruise under the toenail. You will need some type of antifungal treatment. If it is the toe itself that is discolored, depending on the color it could be a bruise, dermatitis or fungus, or possible blood clot to the toe. See your podiatrist for a more detailed answer and examination.

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My two big toe nails are not attached to the skin under from half to top. There's discoloration. I used Mycoster 8% but nothing changed. Any advice?

My two big toe nails are not attached to the skin under from half to top. There's discoloration. I used Mycoster 8% but nothing changed. Any advice?

Most likely onychomy: Onychomycosis--a fungal infection of the nailbed. If this is the condition, it will continue to worsen. When it hits the nail growth plate, the nail will grow out thick and ugly. This condition may be treated with anti-fungal oral medication like griseofulvin, which is expensive and with potential adverse side-effects. Alternative: paint the nails with colorless tincture of iodine daily.

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My big toe has several vertical lines close together in nail bed w/brown discoloration, wore snug boots recently, over time resolve/heal or biopsy?

My big toe has several vertical lines close together in nail bed w/brown discoloration, wore snug boots recently, over time resolve/heal or biopsy?

Nail: It could be a vitamin prob, fungus or damage from trauma. Best to get it checked. Simple sample of nails may be enough for biopsy. Your local podiatrist will know.

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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 isn't 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.

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I have sudden joint pain, swelling and purple discoloration in my big toe what could this be? The pain came on suddenly and I cannot really walk. I did not injure the toe or foot, I am not diabetic or in poor health. The only health condition I have is hy

I have sudden joint pain, swelling and purple discoloration in my big toe what could this be? The pain came on suddenly and I cannot really walk. I did not injure the toe or foot, I am not diabetic or in poor health. The only health condition I have is hy

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nail), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause.

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What to do if I have black stain near the cuticle of my big toe?

Check to see: If it is really just a stain. If it is dried blood hydrogen peroxideshouldbeable to cleaning off. If it is still there, visit a podiatrist or dermatologist as it may requirea biopsy fordefinitivediagnosis.

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Why does my big toe hurt?

Why does my big toe hurt?

Many possibilities: Would help if you stated where on the toe, could be shoes don't fit properly, ingrown toenail, arthritis of a joint, hallux limitis, gout, infection, fracture.....always helps when in the question you can give as much detail as possible for us to narrow down the possibilities....

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How do I treat a corn on big toe?

A podiatrist: Can trim it for you and possibly offer you a more permenant solution.

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What if big toe not able to bend?

See Podiatrist: You may have arthritis of your toe gout a fracture or a torn tendon, early evaluation is your best shot at full recovery.

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How do I reduce pain on my big toe?

That depends on: The reason for your pain. Since some sources can be serious, recommend that you seek evaluation from your podiatrist. Once the cause is determined, a treatment regimen can be offered.

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How can I treat a spasm in my big toe?

Stretch: When you are having a spasm or cramp slowly stretching the muscle helps to alleviate it. Muscle fatigue or overuse is what usually causes cramps or spasms.

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What do you do if your big toe is broken?

What do you do if your big toe is broken?

See podiatrist: To HAV e it x-rayed and evaluated. You need to know if the fracure is involved with the joint and also if it is comminuted (multiple pieces). Please do not....Do nothing. The big toe is very important in walking - do not underestimate this injury.

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