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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?

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?

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