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What's causing a splinter like pain under my big toe?

What's causing a splinter like pain under my big toe?

It can be many thing: It can be a splinter or broken piece of glass imbedded in the pulp of the toe. Perhaps it is bruised from overuse or it was injured. Some medical conditions such as diabetes can cause pain and abnormal sensations that start in the toes, such as diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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I recently started to have a heated/burning sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

I recently started to have a heated/burning  sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

Few things: Could cause this. First, i would examine the skin to see if there is any sign of cracked skin, blistering or scaling as a fissure or athletes foot may be present. If not, i would question you with regards to low back pain or if you are possibly diabetic. I would also evaluate you for compression neuropathy of the deep peroneal nerve or tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I have a black spot under both of my big toe nails. What can cause black spots under my big toe?

I have a black spot under both of my big toe nails. What can cause black spots under my big toe?

Subungual : Hematoma or blood under the nail is a possibility. Splinter hemorrage is also possibility. Melanoma can present this way but fact yu have it on both big nails would render this possibility as less likely. ...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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What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What. Causes. A. Big. Toe. To. Come. Off. ?

Several: Trauma! or surgery. Gangrene with mummification and auto amputation diabetic ulceration, and some other infections and diseases can be related - burgher's disease and smoking! ...Read more

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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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What could cause pain in my big toe? What should I do?

What could cause pain in my big toe? What should I do?

Depend where on the : Toe, can be shoes too small, can be ingrown toenail, subungual exostosis, hallux limitus, osteoarthritis of the ip joint, gout, fracture etc etc, best to be evaluated by a foot doc. ...Read more

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What could cause ongoing pain in my big toe for months?

Big toe pain: Here again it could be several things - undiagnosed fracture, subchondral fracture, tendonitis, bone spur, ingrown nail, subungual exostosis, fungal nail, spin callous, excessive pronation with pressure on the toe, etc. An exam and xray by a podiatrist will give you the help you seek. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What can cause your big toe to be shorter than your other toes?

What can cause your big toe to be shorter than your other toes?

It could just be: A normal foot may have either the first, second, and rarely the third toe as being the longest. If the toe is much shorter, there could be a medical, genetic, or traumatic origin. If you do not have pain, or difficulty wearing shoes it just might mean nothing, If you do experience these things, please do consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I am having mild left big toe loss of sensation is it cause any problems?

Could be: Check for low back pain to rule out nerve impingement. Side effects of medication, systemic disease, or vitamin deficiency or nerve issue in foot can all be causes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are some causes for sharp pain in left big toe?

Big toe pain: There is a multitude of causes for pain to the great toe. Gout, bumping the area can cause pain without with out fracture. Arthritis (many types) wounds or ulcerations with of with out infection. Your local podiatrist can find and treat your big toe pain. ...Read more

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What can cause the stinging in the tip of my big toe?

What can cause the stinging in the tip of my big toe?

A few things: Sharp pains in the toes can be due to a bone spur, arthritis, nerve irritation, injury, poor fitting shoes among many other things. You may need to see a podiatrist and get x-rays to narrow down the possibilities and start treatment. ...Read more

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Whats causes a rubber band like sensation around toe next to big toe?

Whats causes a rubber band like sensation around toe next to big toe?

Many more factors: May be due to arthritis, diabetes, neuropathy, chronic trauma over that area . If continue to be a problem, its prudent to have an evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a strange inflammation under big toe, what could be the cause?

Male or female?: Depending on your gender it could be gout (more likely if male). Could be foreign body, contusion, vascular insufficiency (lack of good blood flow), stress fracture, etc. ...Read more

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Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Gout: Though acute gout causes inflammation within the joints of the toes, the extent of inflammation and associated swelling of surrounding soft tissues can cause entire toe to swell stiff and be painful. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sharp pain in left big toe? I usually wear flats most of the time.

What is the cause of sharp pain in left big toe?  I usually wear flats most of the time.

It could be...: Countless different things. Please provide more detail as to the location of pain and if there is anything that looks abnormal about the toe and surrounding area. Any injury? ...Read more

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What can cause pain from the neck to the big toe, but only on the left side of the body?

Neurologic problem: The only anatomaical structures that go from the neck to the big toe are nerves. Neurologist most likely to shed some light on this problem. ...Read more

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If I inured my second toe could that cause a vertical black line in the big toe next to it?

Highly unlikely.: That would be highly unlikely unless it absolutely appeared right after the injury. It's more likely due to other causes and should be investigated. ...Read more

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For the past few days, my left big toe has been tingling on and off. What could cause this?

For the past few days, my left big toe has been tingling on and off. What could cause this?

Altered State.: The cause of the tingling is always the same. The electrical impulse moving along the nerve is being scrambled or disrupted. These altered or incomplete impulses are being felt as tingling. The most common cause of the tingling in the big toe, especially the medial side, is a developing bunion. Shoe pressure on the enlarging bone presses on the nerve and the altered impulse feels like tingling. ...Read more

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