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Big Toe Pain Ingrown Toenail
Big toe pain hurts on side of toe on top of nail if I touch it it hurts is it due to recently foot fractured or is it something else going on?
Consult your doctor: Pain could be due to different reasons. Causes may include: trauma (fracture, ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or a neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. See your doctor and voice your concerns. ...Read more
Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when the margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated ...Read more
Hello, I have had numbness in my (l) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?
"hook" shows in xrays in ball of foot under big toe. Pain was in bottom/ball foot now burning on top of foot over metatarsal. What is it? Y pain move?
I have big toe pain in the joint from car accident slamming on breaks. It's not frequent but is sharp and stabbing pain felt also on ball of foot.
X-rays: A podiatrist should evaluate and x-ray the foot. Fractures are certainly possible from brake pedal injuries. ...Read more
When I flex my foot I feel a popping sound in my ankle and when I point my foot I feel pain at my 1st metatarsal by my big toe. Pain when walking?
May be tendon: You may have tendon issues. The popping could suggest that you have increased flexibility with hypermobility sometimes known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This is a mechanical issue with increased elasticity of your tissue. Exercise is one of the best therapies for this ...Read more
My mothers foot big toe hurts - there are foot vessel occlusion - big toe pain hurts so bad I can not sleep - doctors said the report 'dorsalis pedis'?
Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?
Walk this Way.: There are quite a few structures that have the ability to move side to side, associated with the base of the big toe. A slamming injury could injure any one or more of them effecting the stability of the toe and toe joint. Pain and burning are the body's way of letting you know this. It is best to have the toe examined and possibly x-rayed to remove all doubt. ...Read more
Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?
Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more
Ingrown toenail I smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything I can do?
Damaged nail: After you damage your nail, you have to be careful of ingrown toenails and weakly growing nails. Try to take an oral compound of zinc with biotin to help with the nail growth. Also apply a small amount of a topical antibiotic around the cuticle to help prevent an infection. See a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more
I have recurring ingrown toenails on my big toe. Did shoes cause this? My pedicurist removes the edge but it always returns. The nail is also thicker?
Aggrevate probably: Chronic ingrown toenails usually will require surgical correction if they persist. This can be performed in the office under local and usually without much, if any, down time. Have you podiatrist evaluate you problem and discuss options. Dr l. ...Read more
Had ingrown toenail on big toe, removed it. Where toenail came off nail bed it won't grow back. I have half toenail on big toe. Why won't it grow back. Ty?
In the Details.: Some toenail surgeries will allow the toenail to regrow. But, there are procedures that permanently stop the nail from regrowing. This variation is usually explained before the surgery is done and your consent given. Having said that, some times the nail root is stunted during the nail removal procedure. This can temporarily slow regrowth of the involved nail. You might check with the surgeon. ...Read more
You will have pain: Due to poorly fitted narrow tipped shoes outer edge of nail big toe grows into flesh, causing pain, aggravates by wearing shoes. Some times you can see red flesh, pus at the edge of nail. It is time to see your dpm or md (most of md s do not perform toe nail surgery) to help you. ...Read more
Follow RIPE: rest, -:
Ice, pain meds (like NSAIDs) and elevate, as much as possible. Soaking in warm water can be helpful.
If its obviously infected, U will need some Antibiotics from your PCP.
Seeing an Orthopedist or a Podiatrist for definitive treatment will help.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more
Professional ballet dancer with ingrown toenail on big toe growing sideways, what can be done as I have to dance?
Excise nail spicule: It has to go or it will get more annoying and possibly locally infected given your activity. It may be just a simple tiny piece but that's all it takes... ...Read more
I have a bad ingrown toenail on my big toe and it really hurts. .. Ca it heal on its own or do I have to see a doctor?
See a podiatrist: If it hurts that bad you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I've a severely sore ingrown toenail I think. In my big toe. I've tried 2get it out several times and even when I think I got it, I don't can ya please help?
Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you might need antibiotics, and maybe a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. Don't go after it yourself! ...Read more
Any toe: If you have a nail, it can become ingrown. ...Read more
Hi! So my toenails are very short and I cannot grow them out at all. I tend to get ingrown toenails frequently and the skin on the corners of my big toe are very thick. Is that normal?
See a podiatrist: If you are constantly getting ingrown nails, seek out a podiatrist. It is a simple procedure to correct. ...Read more
Toe next to big toe is inflamed, bright red, pain but no pus. Pain keeping me up at night, no ingrown toenail, what could this be?
Several ingrown toenail removal surgeries on same big toe. Very tiny nail left - really ugly and embarassing. Are there fake toenails?
Yes: Many have total removal of nail and replace it with fake nails. Places where pedicures are done do it and some podiatrists do it as well. ...Read more
My right big toe is infected and I think it's because of an ingrown toenail. Is there any at home remedies that can help before I can see a doctor?
Warm soak: You can try to soak it on warm water with Epsom salt. This kind of thing can however get worse, and often needs to be lanced, or have a portion if the nail removed. Typically an office based procedure with local anesthesia. I would see your doctor as soon as you can. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have neuromas in both feet, and have used orthodics for 3 yrs. Now I have developed ingrown toenail on the big toe of one ft. Best way to treat?
Get it removed: It's usually very simpleGet a more detailed answer ›
Is this an ingrown toenail? My right big toe is swelling on the right side, but in the corner, it is not ingrown or swelling. Just on the right side border. Wondering, is this an ingrown toenail? It hurts to touch. Please note: the right side border of my
My partner has a painful big toe and it bleeds and has pus and it has made his toe have a lump on it. Ingrown toenail?
The bottom pad of my left big toe is swollen. No pain or redness, just puffy on the pad. Did not injure it. No ingrown toenail. Any ideas what it is?
Fat pad: , there is a fat pad present underneath the toes or metatarsal pads. ...Read more
My husband's right big toe hurts on the outside of the toe, no ingrown toenails or fractures. It's just the big toe not the joints. What could it be?
Right leg. The top tip of my big toe has constaint pain. The nail bed always hurts never goes away. Don't belive its gout or ingrown toenail. Help plz?
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. ...Read more
My big toenail on my left foot has been hurting off and on for about a year. I've squeezed pus out of it. I have an ingrown toenail? Any options, other than surgery?
Ingrown: This is one of those things that surgical resection is the option. It will make the problem go away and make you feel better. See your podiatrist - you won't regret it! ...Read more
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