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Doctor insights on: Big Toe Turning Outward

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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


Dr. Darrell Latva Dr. Latva
Podiatry
38 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Big toe turning blue?

Big toe turning blue?

Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Is there anything I can do to reverse the turning in of my big toe?

Is there anything I can do to reverse the turning in of my big toe?

Surgery: Is the likely solution. Structural deformities usually are fixed by surgery.

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Dr. Sandra Gotman Dr. Gotman
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. James Dukelow Dr. Dukelow
Podiatry
27 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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2mo postop cheilectomy, pain in sesamoid area increasing last few wks & big toe turning in & over other toe dr says its normal & that's it is it normal

A clean up procedure: Cheilectomies are "Clean-up" procedures to help relieve some of the signs and symptoms of an arthritic joint, while still preserving the joint. Not quite sure why the toe is out of alignment. The alternative to a cheilectomy is an implant. These are much improved over the past few years and are quite similar to a knee or hip titanium appliance.

Dr. Robert Grieco Dr. Grieco
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?

What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?

Pumice stone: Soke it and then file off the callus with a pumice stone. After that use moleskin to protect the area from forming a new callus.

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & I can't bend it down as far as right toe.

Yes: A bump on the top of the big toe joint develops with jamming of that joint and formation of spurring. This can be caused by trauma or elevation of the metatarsal bone. Early treatment consists of steroid injections and custom inserts to improve joint function. As it advances, surgery may be needed to restore joint function, insert a joint implant or even fuse the joint to stop painful motion.

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Dr. Boyce Hornberger Dr. Hornberger
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
33 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Went on holiday to srilanka bitten by ant or mosquito and have a big wound that's turning black round the edges near my left big toe and pus coming out?

Went on holiday to srilanka bitten by ant or mosquito and have a big wound that's turning black round the edges near my left big toe and pus coming out?

Infected: It could be infected if there is pus coming out of it. The black edges are concerning and suggest necrotic tissue. You could have been bitten by a spider. You should see a doctor and have it cultured and treated

Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Hey my big toe nail is turning black can u tell me what's going on and they hurt on both. Feet?

Hey my big toe nail is turning black can u tell me what's going on and they hurt on both. Feet?

Sounds like trauma: And blood under nail. If you don't remember trauma then see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

Hallux valgus: The term for the big toe leaning toward the second is hallux valgus. While this is often accompanied by a boney prominence on the inner aspect of the joint (bunion), it isn't mandatory. Early treatment can include splinting of the toe or orthotics. If pain arises, surgery is often recommended.

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Dr. Michelle Achor Dr. Achor
Podiatry
12 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Shaym Puppala Dr. Puppala
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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My knees have started turning red and itchy and the tops of my feet in a red like from big toe to ankle- symmetrical, what's going on?

My knees have started turning red and itchy and the tops of my feet in a red like from big toe to ankle- symmetrical, what's going on?

Nothing beats exam: For a proper diagnosis, it really is necessary to be seen; nothing beats a physical exam and obtaining a full history. In the case you describe, it really is necessary; red rashes in the lower extremities can be a sign of infection (e.g. Cellulitis, which is serious and needs treatment immediately), contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy), eczema, psoriasis, and a variety of other problems.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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My big toe is painful?

See a foot doc: To find cause and offer a treatment.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Why does my big toe hurt?

Why does my big toe hurt?

Many possibilities: Would help if you stated where on the toe, could be shoes don't fit properly, ingrown toenail, arthritis of a joint, hallux limitis, gout, infection, fracture.....always helps when in the question you can give as much detail as possible for us to narrow down the possibilities....

Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Ocassional brief pain in big toe?

Ocassional brief pain in big toe?

Shoes: Check to see if the pain is related to certain shoes.

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Dr. Randy Lisch Dr. Lisch
Podiatry
34 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How do I treat a corn on big toe?

A podiatrist: Can trim it for you and possibly offer you a more permenant solution.

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Dr. David Hardin Dr. Hardin
Wound care
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What if big toe not able to bend?

What if big toe not able to bend?

See Podiatrist: You may have arthritis of your toe gout a fracture or a torn tendon, early evaluation is your best shot at full recovery.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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