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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?
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 more
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 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 more
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?
It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more
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?
6 year old has white round callous skin patch on bottom of big toe & center feels tough. Ulcer? Feet tingle frequently. Diabetic?
At that age....: It is likely a plantar wart. See a podiatrist to be sure. ...Read more
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 the 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 and 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 more
See a podiatrist: Or dermatologist. Needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied. ...Read more
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 more
Chip off the old....: It's hard to say without seeing the x-ray. The chip size, location and positioning are all indicators. I would expect that there is a chance that the chip can heal back on to the main bone. The more movement, either by weight bearing of actual toe bending, the less chance of the chip healing. Ask your doctor for his assessment. ...Read more
I have pain in bottom of right big toe only when pressure is applied. The pain is like a little bit of glass/splinter digging in.?
Let me try to help:
Most of the times I see this with condition called Planter warts, we call it the bill sign when pressure the wart and cause pain.
Check it out. ...Read more
There is a small hole in the fold of my toe on the bottom of my big toe that Burns when I bend it down. I found in may. I am now 10 weeks preg.
I have this small red painful bump on the bottom of my big toe, between the pad and food. It won't pop, it hurts to bend my toe what might it be?
Without seeing: Hard to tell. See podiatrist, or dermatologist. ...Read more
2 warts on the bottom+side of big toe. I have been going at it with a scalpel trying to get the roots out but they keep getting bigger. They hurt?
Do not scrape...: In your attempt to get to the root of the problem by scraping the virus away, you are actually spreading the virus. Warts thrive on the foot, in part, because of the increased moisture. You must dry or dehydrate the surrounding skin before debridement can work. There are various solutions that will do the job. Consult with a foot specialist for the various options. ...Read more
In have a planters wart on the bottom of my big toe what should I do it's getting worse and worse?
Options: Options include getting it cut out, using over-the-counter agents, trying to wrap it with duct tape (on 6 d off 1 d), getting it frozen. These are painful but generally they will go away with time. ...Read more
The bottom of my big toe is raw and the skin won't grow back, is this something I can get a cream for the pharmacy?
TarTar.: It is probably best to get to the nature as to why the skin is raw and won't grow back. It could be due to mechanical irritation or worse, an underlying infection. You may be doing yourself harm if first you don't have the toe evaluated by a specialist. These things can get out of hand quickly. ...Read more
My 5 year old son has a black spot on the bottom of his big toe, almost looks like he stepped on a rock and its inbedded but it's not a rock
I see spots.....: When black spots appear on the bottom of the foot, and they are not related to dirt or blood trapped under the skin, then they need to be seen by a physician. Visualizing the toe is the best way to evaluate and initiate subsequent treatment. ...Read more