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Can you get a stone bruise on the corner of your big toe? How can I treat it cause it hurts real really really bad! : (

Can you get a stone bruise on the corner of your big toe? How can I treat it cause it hurts real really really bad! : (

Might be easy to fix: Hard to tell from your description, but this could be a "subungual hematoma, " or a collection of blood under a fingernail or toenail after you've bashed it. Usually it's just a drop of blood, but it can really hurt! A doctor or nurse could show you how to drain the blood and relieve the pain (but not all nurses know how). Of course, you should be sure you didn't fracture the toe. ...Read more

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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Mysterious bruising on feet my husband has bruising on his feet-the bottom heel and alongside the big toe and on some of his toes but did nothing to bruise them. What can cause this?

Mysterious bruising on feet my husband has bruising on his feet-the bottom heel and alongside the big toe and on some of his toes but did nothing to bruise them. What can cause this?

Chances: Chances are this has nothing to do with the feet, but more a problem with blood clotting. It may be showing up in the feet because feet take more of a daily pounding than the rest of us.

I would recommend he go to his primary care physician, who will undoubtedly order some blood tests and see if he has some kind of coagulation issue. ...Read more

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Can shoes cause lumps on feet? Have a painful and slightly bruised lump under my big toe but haven't hurt it.

Can shoes cause lumps on feet? Have a painful and slightly bruised lump under my big toe but haven't hurt it.

You (s)choose: I look at it this way. The slightly bruised lump was caused by:
1. Pressure on your toe with absolutely no involvement with the shoe.
2. Pressure on your toe caused by the toe and the shoe.
3. Pressure on the toe caused only by the shoe, having nothing to do with the toe's activity.

I'm betting on number 2. ...Read more

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5 wks ago bone bruise to talus & ligament damage. Get electrical shock feel down right underside of big toe when pressured. Cause & how long to heal?

5 wks ago bone bruise to talus & ligament damage. Get electrical shock feel down right underside of big toe when pressured. Cause & how long to heal?

LOTS TO GUESS: I have to guess a lot, b/c the info is sparse. Bone bruise and ligament damage=at least moderate degree of trauma. Ligaments affected-inside ankle bone ligaments? -deltoids. Tingling-maybe the tibial nerve was temporarily damaged. ...Read more

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Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?

Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?

Bruising: Typically after a fracture you will get bruising. The bruising is caused by the fracture bone bleeds into the tissue and create a. ...Read more

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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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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.?

Curious.: What does "been there a while" mean in terms of time. Bruises generally don't last a long while and disappear in a short while. They are generally brought on by an injury of varying degrees of pressure. There may be something else that is discoloring the skin and it might be prudent to have your toe examined. ...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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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 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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Stubbed my big toe a week ago. It bruised and today the nail fell off. Anything special I should do?

Stubbed my big toe a week ago. It bruised and today the nail fell off. Anything special I should do?

Not Much.: That must have been one heck of a stub. But no matter, clean it up and you're good to go. Be aware that, most of the time, the new nail will be as normal as the old nail. Occasionally, if the nail root was damaged by the "stub", the new nail may show some degree of distortion. The new nail may appear thicker, thinner, split or even wavy. These changes may be only temporary, but could be permanent. ...Read more

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Desperately, trying to find the response due to several vertical lines in big toe w/discolor. Wore snug boots/ bruise or biopsy?

Bruise: Most likely a bruise, but a podiatrist may recommend a biopsy once he sees the appearance of the nail and the lines and discoloration. ...Read more

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I recently dropped a box on my big toe. It is bruised and when touched it send pain. Recently. When I was looking at it the nail pealed. Up?

May lose toenail: There could be bleeding from the injury to your toe that might cause the nail to fall off. Try to keep the area covered with a bandaid and clean and dry. You can also put an ice pack on the area to see if this helps with the pain. If it gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read more

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Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Possibly: 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

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Foot / big toe swollen, bruised and painful. What is the best way to heal this?

Foot / big toe swollen, bruised and painful. What is the best way to heal this?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. If injury occurred then get an x-ray to make sure there is no displace fracture and tape it to 2nd toe until you get it checked. ...Read more

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I stubbed my big toe this morning. Now it is throbbing swollen and bruised. I have it elevated and iced - what my re can be done?

I stubbed my big toe this morning. Now it is throbbing swollen and bruised. I have it elevated and iced - what my re can be done?

Stubbed Big Toe?: You are on the right track. Continue the icing for the first 24 hours. If you think the toe may be broken then you should seek the appropriate medical care and get an x-ray. Otherwise try to stay off the toe as much as possible. If you there is still quite a bit of pain and swelling after 7-10 days, then you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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I fell at my friends house and my big toe was in a hole and bent wrong. And it's been throbbing and it's swollen and bruised and it moves weird.?

I fell at my friends house and my big toe was in a hole and bent wrong. And it's been throbbing and it's swollen and bruised and it moves weird.?

Not sure what your: Question is? But, evaluation by a podiatrist, your physician or an orthopedic surgeon can address the issues regarding your great toe. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a build up of callus on my big toe. Lately, it has started to be a little painful. Now there's bruising (?) around my toe. What should I do?

I have a build up of callus on my big toe. Lately, it has started to be a little painful. Now there's bruising (?) around my toe. What should I do?

See Podiatrist: To find out why callus is forming. Most likely a biomechanical cause. Then in addition to shaving callus, the cause can be addressed. ...Read more

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I have had a line on my big toe for a long time today during a polish change I noticed bruising on the toe. I can't remember any trauma to the toe.

I have had a line on my big toe for a long time today during a polish change I noticed bruising on the toe. I can't remember any trauma to the toe.

Trauma or illness: Trauma, whether recalled or not, can cause a persistent black and blue area and, illness or trauma can cause a horizontal line across the affected toenail. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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