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Toes (Definition)

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


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Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Can be many things: Unfortunately this is a very general question with hundreds of answers without more detail on your condition. But, combined the two can both occur at the same time from a low lumbar spine disc bulge or herniation causing a "sciatica". But, to show you why this is a tough question, it could be something totally different like gout or lyme disease from a tick bite, so much more info is needed. ...Read more

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I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

Pinched nerve?: Could be coming from a pinched nerve in your back, or actually at the foot level--metatarsal syndrome, an equivalent of the carpal tunnel syndrome of your wrist/hand.. Have it checked out, . ...Read more

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What causes pain in the heels of my feet?

What causes pain in the heels of my feet?

Heel pain: People usually describe pain in one of two places as "heel pain". Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may be achilles tendonitis. Please let me know if you have any further questions. ...Read more

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What causes a stabbing intense pain in the big toe?

What causes a stabbing intense pain in the big toe?

Stabbing pain: Typically this is caused by a nerve sensation. It is difficult to tell without a better description of the pain. You may be pinching a nerve or have irritated a nerve on the side of the great toe. Make sure your shoes are supportive and comfortable. ...Read more

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I have a pain in top and side of right foot that goes from (top knuckle of big toe) to arch and also my ankle is swollen (both sides) ?

I have a pain in top and side of right foot that goes from (top knuckle of big toe) to arch and also my ankle is swollen (both sides) ?

Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What causes pain in ball of feet?

What causes pain in ball of feet?

Capsulitis,fracture?: To give you a better answer i would need a little more information. If this is a sudden pain it could be a fracture. If this has been there for a while it could be a pinched nerve or a swelling around the joint called capsulitis. ...Read more

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What could cause pain of the left third metatarsal of my foot?

What could cause pain of the left third metatarsal of my foot?

Metatarsal: There are a number of things that can be happening from a stress fracture, to tendon sprain, to a bone bruise. Seeing a foot and ankle surgeon is helpful. ...Read more

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My right big toe is in pain and discomfort from tip to joint.

My right big toe is in pain and discomfort  from tip to joint.

Many causes of pain: Many things can cause big toe. Without a known injury, possibilities could include a painful arthritis, fractures, or infections. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

May be not nerve: Often, this could be perceived as nerve pain but is due to the arthritis of the small joints of the great toes. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

Few things: Gout, arthritis, or some sort of trauma can all cause it. See your physician so they can do an appropriate exam. ...Read more

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I have size 9 feet and my big toes are a lot bigger than the rest of my toes I'm getting shooting pains in big toes and pain in big toes when walking?

Nerve: Sharp Shooting pain is indication of nerve entrapment. Make sure you shoe gear is well fitting and is no applying pressure on your big toe. Try wider shoes as well no just longer shoes. ...Read more

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I've a really bad pain in my left foot all the top part of my foot with a big vain sticking out when the pain is intense?

See a doctor: You need to determine where the pain is emanating from and if from a joint space this type of arthritis needs a specific diagnosis. If not, you may have anything from a tendon strain to a stress fracture, or a variety of other conditions. Go see your pcp. If they feel necessary they can refer you to a podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I can not bend the joint of my big toe (the joint closest to my toenail) And the top of my left foot hurts most of the time especially at night. Why?

I can not bend the joint of my big toe (the joint closest to my toenail)  And the top of my left foot hurts most of the time especially at night.  Why?

Toe pain: Many patients with arthritis will have difficulty bending one or more joints in the foot. If there was any injury in the past, that could be a reason now. Getting an exam in person or virtually will give you the best diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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I've been having pain & tingling in my right big toe. I'll get tingling on the outside of my right leg also occasionally but the toe is almost consta?

Tingling: This sounds like nerve impingement but diabetics neuropathy cannot be discounted . Without any further history this is speculation . See your family doc , podiatrist or neurologist for assistance ...Read more

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