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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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Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Why is my big toe swollen and painful?

Several reasons: Injury, gout, infection, circulotory disorder are all possiblities. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What caused my big toe swollen and red?

What caused my big toe swollen and red?

Possibilities: Gout, infection, trauma are most likely ones. Was there any break in skin or injury? If not, may be gout. See podiatrist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red after dropping book on it. Will it heal?

Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red after dropping book on it. Will it heal?

Yes: You may just have a bad bruise on it or you may have a stress fracture but it should resolve as long as the alignment is good and you rest. Stress fractures take 4-6 weeks to heal but may have swelling present for 2-4 months. If painful when walking you may seek help or get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?

Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?

Infection: See a podiatrist. You may need a part of the toenail removed to allow for proper drainage. Sometimes, an oral antibiotic may be necessary as well. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red at both sides of the toenail?

Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red at both sides of the toenail?

Ingrown toenail: Sounds like an ingrown toenail. But to be safe, and for treatment, I would suggest checking in with a specialist. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen and uncomfortable and pain in left knee.?

Big toe swollen and uncomfortable and pain in left knee.?

? gout: There are many possible causes of your symptoms, but gout wold be high on the list with big toe pain and joint pain. Have your dr. Evaluate and treat you and asses you for possible gout and other causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Foot / big toe swollen, bruised and painful. What is the best way to heal this?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. If injury occurred then get an x-ray to make sure there is no displace fracture and tape it to 2nd toe until you get it checked. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen, red and in pain? It has a large, squishy lump around the nail?

A game of Squish....: It certainly sounds like some sort of inflammatory process going on. It could be secondary to a variety of causes. Gout, infection, paronychia and cellulitis are all possible. To remove all doubt, you might consult with your own doctor or perhaps a Healthtap physician. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Could be: Where you stung?
It could also be the beginning of athletes foot fungus, or a bacterial infection if the toenail is ingrown. ...Read more

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For what reasons has my big toe been swollen for over two months?

Where were you: 2 months ago......Make an appointment this week to see your podiatrist please. That's not a good thing. Perhaps, an ingrown toenail or a fracture. One doesn't know without examining you.....Go get it checked. ...Read more

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Why has my big toe been swollen for over two months now. What should I do?

Why has my big toe been swollen for over two months now. What should I do?

Many possibilities: Including, trauma, infection, arthritis or other underlying condition. See podiatrist and have examination and x-rays and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Help docs! My big toe is swollen and has been for a while?

Help docs! My big toe is swollen and has been for a while?

Possibilities: Trauma, infection, gout or other type of arthritis. See podiatrist to find out cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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After wearing heels, the tip and side of my big toe is swollen& when touched feels stiff. No pain but has been this way for days. What is wrong?

Heels: Most dress heels have a narrow toe box. Because of the heel, the foot has a tendency to slide forward and force the toe into this tight area. Consider shoes with a lower heel and wider toe box. If the toe doesn't improve in a few more days, or becomes painful, have a podiatrist check it. You may have irritated the joint or aggravated an ingrown nail. ...Read more

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Y big toe is swollen and purple puss come out in the side get crusty been cleaning it pain 2 month and I don't have insurance?

Ingrown toenail: It seems like you have an infected ingrown toenail. You should try to soak the area in epsom salts and warm water on a daily basis. If the infection does not resolve you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. Untreated infected ingrown toenails can cause the infection to spread and could also infect the bone which is underneath the nail. ...Read more

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The toe next to the big toe is swollen and the bone in the middle of the toe is sticking out.

The toe next to the big toe is swollen and the bone in the middle of the toe is sticking out.

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. It is painful if touched?

Skin Infections: There is a world wide deadly epidemic with a drug resistant staph causing abscesses and sores that are universally described by patients a 'bug bites'. Since this surely sounds like one of those I would advise that you get seen within the next 24 hours by your family physician. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. Wis very painful if touched?

My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. Wis very painful if touched?

You may of wrapped: It too tight, you also may need an antibiotic as it may be infected. If after unwrapping which I suggest you do immediately, the color remains you need to see a doc asap. ...Read more

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My left big toe is swollen and there is blood and yellowish pus coming out from under it. Very painful. What does this mean?

My left big toe is swollen and there is blood and yellowish pus coming out from under it. Very painful. What does this mean?

Paronychia...: You've given an excellent description of an infected, possibly ingrown, toenail. You can treat the nail now by soaking in warm water. This should soften and liquefy the blood and pus. Treatment means that a small section of the nail will have to be trimmed out and the infected tissue removed. Call a foot specialist to have the toe evaluated and fixed. ...Read more

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Big toe is swollen on one side, hurts to press on it. Havnt clipped toenail in awhile. Put pro oxide on it nothing bubbled. What do I do?

Infected ingrown: Infected ingrown toe nails cause swelling and tenderness. Bacteria grow between the skin and the nail. Ingrown toe nails irritate and pierce the surrounding skin. This in itself can make it swell. The resulting infection usually needs to be drained by a dr.
One thing that does help is soaking the foot in a basin of lukewarm water with 2 tablespoons of epsom salt. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen brused and hurts really bad been to dr say it isn't broke went back to dr he took toenail off still no better please help?

My big toe is swollen brused and hurts really bad been to dr say it isn't broke went back to dr he took toenail off still no better please help?

Not enough info: Were you injured? Were you placed on an antibiotic? Why did the doc remove the toenail? It sounds as though he felt you had an infection but without seeing or more info it is difficult to say. I do think you should be on an antibiotic if the nail was removed. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen and purple and blood and puss is coming out aroud the nail what is going on thare is pain also

You: You might have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll not only need a course of oral antibiotics, but will need to have that piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed.

It's a simple and easy office procedure. No pain, no disability, and you'll feel better immediately.

Go see a foot doctor! ...Read more

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The side of my ankle (side closest to my big toe) is swollen and ver very painful to touch. I have jra and am in the middle of a flare up. Can't walk?

The side of my ankle (side closest to my big toe) is swollen and ver very painful to touch. I have jra and am in the middle of a flare up. Can't walk?

Did you call Ur Dr?: I assume you are taking medications for your JRA, even if on an as needed basis for flares, as there are several medications you could take. With the ankle, rest it, an ace wrap may help for stability, keep it elevated, and call your Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been tryin to gain some strength in my ankle by wearin an ACE deluxe ankle brace off+on 4 the past week. Now, my big toe is swollen+in a lot of pain

Tendon injury: You may have injured your flexor tendon or the small bone behind the ankle assuming you do not have gout and then if you do it could be unrelated to your strengthening. ...Read more

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