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Bottom Big Toe
Pain on bottom of big toe when stepping or pressing on it. Almost feels like a stinging pain. What could this be?
Sesmoiditis: This is called sesmoiditis. There are two pea shaped bones on the bottom of the big toe, and with certain activities and shoewear (i.E heels), these bones can get inflamed. Usually gets better, but takes a long time. An easy solution is to pick up something called a dancer's pad that you stick inside your shoe to take pressure off of the bottom of the big toe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis: Actually it could be a number of different things but if it has all of a sudden become red, hot, swollen, and painful it may be gout. If it has been developing over many years then it is likely something called "hallux limitus" or "hallux rigidus" which is basically an arthritic process of the big toe joint that over time causes limitation of motion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby's bottom of big toe has what looks like a lump(soft) and is bright red? What could thos be?
Toe push off.: It would reasonable to assume that you baby will use his legs to forcibly push his feet against anything his foot can come in contact with. Check to see if this is not happening. Foot or toe pressure against the crib, for example. Could be the beginning of a inflamed toe secondary to pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?
After small ganglion cyst is surgically removed from bottom of big toe will my foot be completely normal as it was before the cyst appeared?
M57, prediabetic, fasting glucose 120, should I be worried about little sore on the bottom of big toe.
M57, I am prediabetic, fasting glucose 120. Should i be worried about one ulcer on the bottom of big toe.
Son is swimmer. He got a huge blister on bottom of big toe playing frisbee. Blister has popped and is red/raw. How should we care for it?
Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you can have your podiatrist trim the margins down and lotion it - often with antibiotic cream and this will heal faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 year old has white round callous skin patch on bottom of big toe & center feels tough. Ulcer? Feet tingle frequently. Diabetic?
I have had a lump on the bottom of big toe on right foot for 5 days. it swollen, red and burning pain, at least at times. i do have RA. i was thin?
How red, how hot.: I guess RA might be a possibility, but my money goes with gout as a better possibility. There could be a cellulitis secondary to overuse, trauma or even foreign body insertion. Clearly, possibilities would be better understood with a evaluation of the area and some simple testing. ...Read more
Distinct cracking on the bottom of big toes. Very irritated and itchy. Swellings on top and side of toes. Yellowing of the nails. What is it?
/: If there is only early spuring, even with a bad joint surface the pain and loss of motion is due to he kissing spurs at the mt-pp joint. Simple exostectomy can be done and I have had huge sucess with this. Lay up time is minimal ANS patirnts are happy. Even return to all prior exercise and activity. I my wife had it done and no pain nor. I have it, but need to find a syrg. To do it my way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Accessory bones: Some have extra small sesamoid bones which only need treatment if there is something wrong with them or if they are causing a problem. ...Read more
Talk with your doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
See a doctor!: Lumps and bumps cannot be accurately diagnosed by a brief written description. See a doctor in person, or consider a Healthtap Prime Consult with a doctor, where you may upload a picture and give a more detailed history. Or see if a Healthtap Concierge doctor or podiatrist can do a virtual consult about this. The most accurate diagnosis, though, is an in-person exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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