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Cause Of Toe Injuries And Disorders
What ?: You have asked several very vague questions? Is there a specific problem that you are having? ...Read more
Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?
Pinched nerve: Numbness usually indicates a pinched nerve. In this case, great toe numbness could potentially indicate a pinched L4 nerve in your low back. The good news is that most pinched nerves will get better with time, so it would be reasonable to just watch it for a couple weeks. Do see a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Onycholysis.: Actually, what your experiencing is not all that rare. The condition is known as "onycholysis". Multiple factors can be the cause of the loosening. Certain skin disorders, infection, injury and medications are the usual suspects. A thorough evaluation by a specialist should be able to narrow the list of causes and determine the prognosis. ...Read more
Are enchondroma's caused by injury? Do they usually grow? How often should they be checked? I have one in my big toe. I'm 57.
Not usually: Enchondromas (a benign cartilage tumor) are usually thought to be from overgrowth of cartilage. They are benign, and don't usually cause problems, especially in a toe. Surgical removal can be an option, but only if your symptoms are bad. If this was discovered incidentally on xray, and you have no symptoms, it will only need to be checked periodically by your doctor (usually yearly). ...Read more
Pain in my toe , from an old injury 7 years ago where a garden spade went across the top of my foot just recently it's started to cause pain!?
What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?
Autoimmune: Complex question. Any autoimmune disorder that can alter the central nervous system could cause sensory changes. Ms, lupus, sjogren's and many diseases that are not exactly autoimmune but cause inflammation or demyelination can cause this (b12 deficiency, et al). There are some peripheral neuropathies that can be autoimmune and cause numbness. See a good neurologist. ...Read more
His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?
Inflammation....: You have described the cardinal signs of classic inflammation. Not necessarily an infection, but certainly inflamed. All flannel aside, the toe needs to be examined. Sooner is always better than later, just in case a easy treatment can end the problem quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?
Tough to treat.: Sesamoiditis is considered to be just one component of a severe form of turf toe. Turf toe is just a term used to describe injury to the plantar structures of the big toe joint. One of the components are the sesamoids ant the tendon they sit in. Sesamoiditis, whether due to fracture, dislocation or inflammation is some times difficult to resolve and often requires either partial or total removal. ...Read more
Experiecing numbness in the top of left big toe after working out 3 days ago. No back injury during my squat workout. Possible cause? Recovery time?
Right big toe spasms every few minutes, for 3 weeks. what causes it? also, same toe's knuckle darkened few weeks prior. Related? no injury or trauma.
Early Gout: I don't know exactly what you mean when you say your toe spasms. The observation that the toe darkened prior to the spasm is interesting. Anytime a complaint is made regarding the big toe, especially by a male, gout is considered, at least by me. Typically in sub-clinical gout, mild to moderate spasms of pain can exist. The toe can also turn a darker color of red purple. Sex and age are right. ...Read more
Fever one day next day blisters on toes. do not wear shoes, dr said not antiimmune blister disease, wear sandle which did not cause blister what is i?
Hard to say.: The answer is almost impossible to say, without some sort of physical examination. A lot of things can cause blister formation. ...Read more
For 3+ weeks I have had pain in the top center of my foot. Feels like a joint- when I bend my toes it hurts the most. No injury caused it. Why?
Why is it that I can only move 2 toes on my brain injury effected side foot what is this caused by and why?
What caused a tiny red nodule to appear on the top of 2nd toe joint, no pain, no enclosed shoes in months (only flip-flops), no injury or trauma?
Picture helps.: It could be just about anything. To remove all doubt, you will have to have an examination of the toe. ...Read more
Which autoimmune disease or other process causes big toes to suddenly deviate into other toes, creating painful bunions, and the pisiform bones in wrists to enlarge at the same time?
My fifth toe is swollen & red & i cant bend it down or walk on it cause of an injury but x ray doesn't show fracture so what's the problem ?
There are a few: There are several conditions that can cause the foot to turn inward. Metarsus adductus is one where the long bones of the foot turn inward. High arched feet can make the entire foot turn in. But many times feet turning inward, especially during walking (intoe walking or pigeon toed walking) is often from the leg or the hip. I recommend seeing a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
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