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I've probly just broken my 4th toe, it's pointing slightly sideways. Is it safe to just buddy-tape it or I need to see a doctor? I don't want an xray.

I've probly just broken my 4th toe, it's pointing slightly sideways. Is it safe to just buddy-tape it or I need to see a doctor? I don't want an xray.

Tough Break.: Well if you don't want to have an x-ray, the seriousness of the apparent fracture can only be guessed. You certainly can reduce the fracture deformity yourself by first pulling outward and then aligning it straight. If the toe remains relatively straight, then begin the taping procedure. If you are a little weak kneeded about it, then it would be best to see a specialist. Apply ice for swelling.

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My 4th toe is smaller than my last toe. Can I get it elongated?

My 4th toe is smaller than my last toe. Can I get it elongated?

It may not be...: Just the toe, but the whole metatarsal (or ray) complex. Yes, there is a procedure to lengthen this. Talk to a qualified podiatrist to discuss risks and options.

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What to do if I have brachymetatarsia in my 4th toe, and I believe that toe is now broken, is that possible, what should ido?

What to do if I have brachymetatarsia in my 4th toe, and I believe that toe is now broken, is that possible, what should ido?

Consult a Podiatrist: See a podiatrist and have x-rays to see if the toe is broken and to discuss treatment options for the brachymetatarsia.

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I hurt my 4th toe at the end of January doing a dance kick. I ended up kicking the edge of the wooden door frame really hard. What should I do?

I hurt my 4th toe at the end of January doing a dance kick. I ended up kicking the edge of the wooden door frame really hard. What should I do?

Toe: This happened almost 8 months ago. If you have no symptoms then do nothing. If you have symptoms - depending on what they are I would suggest an X-Ray firt.

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I feel like im stepping on my nerves under my 4th toe. Usually I feel it while walking and suffer. It vanishes automatically and recurs very often.

I feel like im stepping on my nerves under my 4th toe. Usually I feel it while walking and suffer. It vanishes automatically and recurs very often.

Neuroma: The "nerve" type pain you describe is likely an inter-metatarsal neuroma, or swelling of the nerve. Have your local foot specialist evaluate if the symptoms are persistent or cause lifestyle changes.

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Numbness on 4th toe after waking up, still numb since yesterday?

Numbness on 4th toe after waking up, still numb since yesterday?

Nerve pressure: I would like to know if the numbness is on one side of the toe or the other. It is over the top or tip of your toe? More than likely it is pressure on the nerves that run up the side of your toe from the other toe. Try separating the two toes with something soft like a cotton ball and see if the numbness resolves. If the toe is red or swollen have it checked out ny a Podiatrist.

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I have numbness and strange bumps on my inner middle and fourth toe!?

I have numbness and strange bumps on my inner middle and fourth toe!?

Possibly...: Sounds like may be fungal - if not better with trial of otc tinactin, (tolnaftate) see a physician. Other possibility may be contact dermatitis from walking barefoot into something like poison ivy. Numbness could also be result of swelling or nerve irritation from virus. Painful? Itchy?

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Have severe 4th toe pain that occasionally makes it hard to walk. Bottom of toe has no feeling.

Have severe 4th toe pain that occasionally makes it hard to walk. Bottom of toe has no feeling.

Podiatry: This may be a good time for podiatric evaluation. Sorry, can't assess this adequately online.

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I stubbed my 4th toe 8 hours ago and the pain is no better. I can't bend it or walk on it, it's turning black and is swollen. Should I get it checked?

I stubbed my 4th toe 8 hours ago and the pain is no better. I can't bend it or walk on it, it's turning black and is swollen. Should I get it checked?

Yes: If you injured your foot/toe 8hrs ago and still can't walk on it as it turns black & swells up, then yes, you should get it checked out. In the meantime, apply ice in an attempt to keep swelling down and minimize inflammation.

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How many weeks in a cast for surgery on fourth toe?

Depends what: The surgery is. For example if you are repairing a hammer toe of the fourth toe, there should be no reason to be in a cast at all........

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I have a lump under my fourth toe on my foot?

Ganglionic cyst: A great deal of the time it will be a ganglionic cyst but any lump on the body should be evaluated to be safe consult your podiatric physician.

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Swollen fourth toe on both feet. Hurts on the bottom of those toes as well. What could it be?

Swollen fourth toe on both feet. Hurts on the bottom of those toes as well. What could it be?

It could be a type: Of arthritic condition. ..Do you get any inflammation or joint pain anywhere else? Do you have any medical problems? When was he last time you were seen by a doctor? I would visit a podiatrist for further examination.

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My fourth toe scrapes my third toe at times should I go to a podiatrist and what would they do?

My fourth toe scrapes my third toe at times should I go to a podiatrist and what would they do?

Yes: They can treat any skin issues that develop and teach you how to pad them so that they don't rub on each other

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Hi there, my pinky toe bends inwards and under my 4th toe, this sometimes cause me a lot of pain, is this normal? Thanks

Underlapping 5th toe: Unfortunatelky this is not normal, although many perople inherit this condition from parents/grandparents. It is called an underlapping 5th toe. It occurs due to rotation of the toe from your gait. When your foot hits the ground and causes the toe to contract, it begins to underap the 4th digit. Sometimes you can tape the toe, or use a toe sleeve to stop the irritation or callus formation.

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M facing a pain behind the fourth toe in my left foot... I used seritiopeptidase which have me comfort for about a month now again the pain is back?

Neuroma?: It could be a morton's neuroma from the location described. You may need a cortisone injection, off-loading, therapy or other treatments to help with this condition.

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What is this bump on the fourth toe of my left foot? What can it be?

What is this bump on the fourth toe of my left foot? What can it be?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.