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Big Toe Pain Under Nail
Several possibilities come to mind. The easiest approach would be to see your podiatrist for a thorough evaluation, foot xrays and focused reccs.
It is possible that you have a nail injury or some lesion beneath the nail causing your discomfort. Even a bonespur on the phalanx beneath the nail is possible.
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See below: Try soaking in warm water with liquid dishwashing detergent. This will help soften the skin. If the nail is involved use a cuticle stick to seperate the nail from the skin and then cover with andiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more
Big toe pain where the nail meets the skin hurts on the side hurts if anything touches it like wearing a sneaker or sock doesn't feel like a hang nail?
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
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the big toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection (ingrown toenail), metabolic conditions (gout), structural (bunion, hammertoes), or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Now that hurts.: A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or heat, but not always. ...Read more
Depnds on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Big toe pain: Could this be deadly? Not likely. Melanoma or some other tumor could be deadly but this is very remote. It is most commonly a enchondroma (a bump on the bone under the nail). The is easily removed by your local podiatrist. You can try to change shoes and or pad the area and see if this takes pressure off the area. A x ray will often show if this is the likely cause of your pain. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Broken toe.: Only if the pain is horrible after a week. Just kidding. A broken big toe could require a boot, usually not a cast. I assume xrays have been taken. The great toe is a heavy wt-bearing part of the body and needs to be protected when fractured or broken. If you haven't seen a doctor yet, you should. If you were told that you could be in a walking boot, an ankle walking boot suffice. Amazon. ...Read more
What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?
Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed.See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more
"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 am experiencing medial ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, big toe pain because of pressure, for 4days now, what should I do?
Possible tendonitis: Unless you have injured the ankle, which you did not indicate. It sounds like you flared up your posterior tibial tendon. You can take antiinflamatory and start doing some stretching, some support in you shoes should feel good also. If it does not get better you should have it looked at. ...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, ?
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?
Detailed history.: There are a whole lot of conditions that will cause big toe joint pain. Inflammation of the capsule, bone cartilage and tendons as well as a metabolic problem are all to be considered. Your age certainly limits some of the possibilities. Having the toe evaluated will immediately reduce the number possibilities. Further testing may be necessary to get to the immediate cause. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain in ball of foot, foot tenderness, toe tenderness and foot pain. The following also describe me: Foot pain and Big toe pain. What should I do?
Big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). Possibly gout. However, uric acid levels are always in normal range. What else could it be?
Walks like a duck?: Don't be too anxious to discount possible gout. There is more to it than having a elevated uric acid. You need to look at the quality of your diet and life style, genetics, age, body type and degree of swelling, heat and pain. The time tested method of securing the diagnosis of gout is evaluation of the joint fluid. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing toe inflammation and big toe swelling. The following also describe me: Big toe pain, Toe tenderness, and Toe swelling. What should I do?
There are many: possible causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. These will not be able to be determined over the internet. You need to see a health care professional for evaluation, examination and probably some blood testing. ...Read more
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
2 weeks of big toe pain now in knee/wrist. Dix uric acid 465.2umol/L. Why is voltaren (diclofenac) helps but why is it not going away? First attack ever
?gout: Gout is not diagnosed by a blood test. Uric acid can be normal, high, and even low in Gout. Your first step is to get a diagnosis. To diagnose gout your doctor should obtain joint fluid for examination. Volt aren't is a nonsteroidal anti -inflammatory medication. It will help with any type of arthritis. Good luck to you ...Read more