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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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