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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About a year ago I hurt my big toe and it swelled and bruised badly since then I have little movement of it and it's still painful?

U need to be-: -B evaled by an orthopedic surgeon. U could very well have sustained a fracture & now have an arthritic toe.

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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.

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