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Blister On The Side Of The Big Toe From Running
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
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
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
Are running shoes wider in toe box? I walk for exercise. Blisters on ball of foot, rubbing on side of feet. Is there a shoe type I should look for?
How about working: With a pedorthist to get the right shoe for you. ...Read more
I have one foot in the side that itches at night. It itches so bad that the only thing that relieves it is running hard on carpet. Some blister appear?
Need pictures: Or you may have to be seen in person. It's likely that it's something as simple as athlete's foot, but it's impossible to say for sure without seeing it. Consider a virtual consult with pictures. Good luck! ...Read more
Large blister on side of foot from running--and I'd like to keep running. Treatment (2nd Skin maybe)?
Cover or dry it out: If the blister is still raw, consider using some kind of cover - like a bandaid or something gel-like (eg. Spenco second skin). If the blister is drying out, you probably don't need to put anything on it and your sock will protect it. Just avoid anything that may be the cause of friction and/or irritation that resulted in the formation of the blister to begin with. ...Read more
Protect the areas: A foot blister from running (or playing tennis, or ice-skating) is just a spot on the skin where friction separated the top layer of skin from a layer underneath. After washing, one should cover the blister with a bandaid, whether or not the blister is intact or popped. After a week, the skin layer underneath matures into a new surface layer, and the dried top layer (the blister) will peel away. ...Read more
Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid. ...Read more
Hi. I stepped on a hot coal tonight and burnt my foot. I have kept the foot under running water for ten minutes and it feels better but still tingles. Can I put Germolene onto it and a bit of gauze? It has formed two blisters.
Dry and clean: Keep it dry and clean with warm soap and water. Watch out for signs of infection over the next few days if the burn was very severe. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?
What does it mean if blood in the small blood blister on the side of my big toe is spreading out slightly? I noticed this when I woke up this morning.
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
May need a biopsy: To make the diagnosis and rule out any malignancy. ...Read more
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
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
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?
My question is related to a concern regarding a calloused-like blister/bump that has developed on my husband's big toe. He had a cortisone injection when he injured his toe by kicking the side of the bed. Now, he suffers with incredible nerve-type pain t
Need exam: Your husband will need an exam to get an accurate DX and treatment if needed. ...Read more
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Leave it alone: It is best to leave it alone so it dries out from the inside. In the long run it will be less painful than if you pop it. ...Read more
My 2nd toe is always rubbing against my big toe, now I have a painfull blister that is soft with a black dot in the middle?
Corn: This is a corn with the black dot indicating that the rubbing caused some bleeding to the toe and under the thick skin or corn. This is an easy and painless fix for any podiatrist. You will be on your feet quickly. ...Read more
At the bottom of my big toe I had little bumps and it turn into a blister. And then the bumps came back and on another toe as well. What could this be?
It could be.....: Very early on, warts can look like small blisters and can spread. It could also be one of the presentations of athlete's foot. It could also be numerous other possibilities. See a podiatrist for diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more
My 2nd toe, my big toe constantly rubs, & now I have what looks like a small blister, with a black dot in the centre its soft, & painfull, is it a corn?
Could be: Your skin will protect itself where there is increased pressure by forming a corn/callus however sometimes things can get embedded within that forming. Thia can be dirt, can be a.Scab from friction or a wart (virus). Have the podiatrist check it and offer you relief and treatment options. ...Read more
Pressure: Too much pressure for some reason / tight heel cord contributes to this / if left alone it could result in an ulcer leading to infection and worse problems this is worse for diabetics/ please get this checked soon with family doc or orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist sooner is better than later ...Read more