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I have a small blood blister on the outer side of my big toe, how long does it take to heal and how can I prevent pain while running and walking?

I have a small blood blister on the outer side of my big toe, how long does it take to heal and how can I prevent pain while running and walking?

Depends: On how much friction or pressure that is put on the blister. May use protective ointment and cover with dressing. Open toe shoes if possible will reduce friction and speed up healing. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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I stopped wearing my orthodicts a year ago since I was told to stop running due to a lumbar issue. I started walking instead but have blisters regularly appearing on the end of my big toe. I have increased my shoe size. no help. Suggestions would be appre

I stopped wearing my orthodicts a year ago since I was told to stop running due to a lumbar issue. I started walking instead but have blisters regularly appearing on the end of my big toe. I have increased my shoe size. no help. Suggestions would be appre

2 options: 1. See Podiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. 2. Go to specialty running store - not "big Box" ones. Explain problem to them and they will help you select the right shoe to best fit the foot/toe combination as well as the right size. Can coat with Glide or similar antichafing balm. Also check out different socks.This can be solved- stick with it and overcome it for good health.Good Luck ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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The blood in a pea sized blood blister on the side of my big toe is slightly spreading. Is this normal? (blister only occurred about 4 days ago).

The blood in a pea sized blood blister on the side of my big toe is slightly spreading. Is this normal?  (blister only occurred about 4 days ago).

Nope: If your not a diabetic or immunocompromised , if you have a sterile instrument pierce the roof of the blister and allow the blood to drain. The bandage it up. If you are afraid or unsure how to do this see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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I just noticed a small blood blister on the side of my big toe this morning, in what case should I visit a doctor regarding it?

If diabetic: This is likely just a pressure sore from a shoe or activity issue. If you are without health problems, i would just watch the blister. If you have diabetes or are immune compromised in any way, i would have your primary care doctor oversee the recover of this wound. If there is pressure in the blister, i would probably decompress the blister with an isopropyl alcohol cleaned straight pin. ...Read more

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Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Callosity: A blister is from acute friction. A callosity, the hard part, is from chronic friction. Check your footwear. Check the size against a Bannock device found in most shoe stores and get a pair the is IMMEDIATELY comfortable. Don't worry about length of shoe by feeling where your toe are. I would guess your shoe was too narrow. ...Read more

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I started running a lot and now there are bumps on both sides of my big toe. What are they and how can I prevent them?

I started running a lot and now there are bumps on both sides of my big toe. What are they and how can I prevent them?

Sounds like: Callus has developed in these areas. Wear cushioned socks, supportive shoes and inserts. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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While running a long time back I got bad blisters on the side of my big toes. They are now hard and dark underneath?

Bleeding blisters: Blister can get so bad that they bleed and that's what's happened. The fluid had gone out of the blister leaving a callous with dried blood under it. They will fall off in time. the biggest problem is why did you get the blisters in the first place? ...Read more

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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