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I have a bruise on my big toe, should I get it checked by a doctor?

I have a bruise on my big toe, should I get it checked by a doctor?

Possibly: If you injured the toe and it's painful, evaluation by a physician could help to see if the toe is fractured and help guide treatment to ensure that the fracture heals appropriately. ...Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Got bruised like pain on pad of big toe..

Bruised=need X-ray: The big toe has a major function taking on impact after heel strike. It also in propels your gait. Very prone to getting sore and bruised. It may be due to the bruising of accessory bones called "ossicles" they are small and round to ovoid in shape. At the base of the big toe near the ball of the foot we have 2 of these bones side by side. Exam + x-rays may reveal clues or even fracture. ...Read more

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Sudden pain underside big toe followed by bruise?

Sudden pain underside big toe followed by bruise?

It could be a sign: infection and/or inflammation (cellulitis), blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), insect/bug bite,gout/arthritis etc. Go see your Dr for reassurance. Take care and God Bless you! http://foothealth.about.com/od/sprainsstrains/tp/Causes-Of-Pain-At-The-Big-Toe-Joint.htm ...Read more

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I bruised my big toe how long am I going to be out for ?

I bruised my big toe how long am I going to be out for ?

Out of what? : Most people can still walk with a bruised toe. The severity of the bruise and symptoms you are feeling will determine what you can and can't do. Make sure to ice in the first 24-48 hours to reduce any swelling. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on the bottom of my right big toe, it's been there a while and just recently it started to grow in a line. ?

I have a bruise on the bottom of my right big toe, it's been there a while and just recently it started to grow in a line. ?

Toe bruise: If you don't recall injuring the toe then it is hard to say that it is a bruise especially since you now describe it as expanding. You will need to have a doctor take a look at it for further guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my big toe fractured or just badly bruised?

How can I tell if my big toe fractured or just badly bruised?

Xrays: The only sure way to see is x-ray and possibly an advances imaging modality such as MRI or ct if the doctor is suspicious in the face of negative x-rays. ...Read more

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I have a broken big toe and the bruise keeps getting bigger?

I have a broken big toe and the bruise keeps getting bigger?

Not uncommon: For "bruising" to spread in few few days due to swelling and breaking of small blood vessels. However, if pain is spreading or worsening, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I bruised my big toe how long will it be until I can play again?

I hope not toe long.: As long as you are not using your toe in the function of play, you can start immediately. But, if your play activity involves aggressive toe function, you had better wait a while. The waiting time is based on the specific activity and the amount and seriousness of the injury. You might have to play it by ear. ...Read more

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After I swim, my big toe hurts when I step or I bend it. It's swollen. There's no bruise visible.

You may have gout.: This is the area that is typically affected by gout. Your doctor can take your uric acid level to start with. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more