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Big Toe Swollen
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
Dropped a 6x6x10 log on foot right before toes. Hurts on bottom of foot under big toe. Swollen and a little blue. How can I make itbetter for tomorrow?
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
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail. Never had joint pain. Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail. So?
Ice: I f the pain and swelling persist get an x-ray. ...Read more
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
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
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
I am a professional mover and dropped a umbrella pole on my big toe. The whole big toe is swollen and completely black. Should I see a doctor?
Yes.....: Please do...It sound very painful...Get a diagnosis and medical advice. ...Read more
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
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 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
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 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
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 and purple and blood and puss is coming out aroud the nail what is going on thare is pain also
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
The pad on the bottom on my foot below my big toe is swollen and looks reddish purple and it hurts to walk on it or touch it. Came up out of no where?
Get a uric acid test: You may be having a gouty flare. Have it checked out. ...Read more
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
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
Skin near my big toe is swollen and red but it does not look like a growing in toe nail. What doctor should I go to see?
A: Surgeon or a foot doctor podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›