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Dislocated Baby Toe
I dislocated my baby toe over 6 years ago. It still hurts when I rub the joint. It starts aching. What could be causing this?
Skin split: You may have a fissure and can be quite painful. If you are diabetic you need to see your podiatrist asap otherwise try some neosporin and bandaid but should see your local podiatrist anyway. You could get an infection. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: The pain should improve quickly, but the swelling may take somewhat longer to resolve. ...Read more
It could also be: Infected, so you probably should have it checked by your doctor, if it's not improving. ...Read more
I got a callous between my baby toe and the next toe, I've tried to scale it down but can't get all the way to it. It there anything I can do?
I have pain under my baby toe and th next two that are directly next to the baby toe gets so much worse at night?
Shoes & pads:
The corn may be a reaction to a tight shoe or an underlying bone spur.
Start out with a wider shoe and wear a pad around the corn to remove pressure from the thick skin.
If it persists see a podiatrist to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more
X rays: A bad contusion to the pinky can appear just like a fracture. Severe fractures and dislocations of the pinky are visually more deformed. Good news - if it is not dislocated or severely broken, rest, ice, buddy tape is the treatment for either a bruise or a simple fractures. X rays will solve the mystery! ...Read more
I found a dark brown spot. 5cm wide, perfectly circular, no raise in skin level on my baby toe. 100% it was not present 8days ago. Should I worry?
No: That doesn't sound overtly suspicious, however, it is entirely prudent to have that looked at as soon as possible. ...Read more
Shoes to tight?: Are you're shoes to tight? See a podiatrist to see what the cause might be. ...Read more
Yes: Any injury that involves a deep cut has the potential for long term scarring or damage to tendons, blood vessels or nerves. This is particularly true at the level of the toes where those structures are very close to the skin. Your doctor should have checked the feeling and circulation of the toes on initial presentation. If they were intact then, long term injury is less likely. ...Read more
I broke my baby toe 2 weeks ago, and now it is tingly and feels like pins and needles. What's happening?
I can walk a little but it hurts and I can move all my toes except for my baby toe. Did I sprain it or did I break it?
If there is pain: Likely something is wrong. I would visit a foot doctor and let them check it out. A simple xray will identify if the toe is broken. ...Read more
Is my baby toe broken, or just bruised? I need to know asap because I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks?
May not matter: It probably doesn't matter, assuming the toe is not deformed. Treatment for a bad bruise or an undisplaced fracture would be the same, that is, symptomatic treatment to control pain. The only way to tell if it is fractured would be to get an x-ray. Just use some nsaids and wear a comfortable shoe or sandal that doesn't put pressure on your toe. ...Read more
Hi I have a small tiny little cut underneath my baby toe. And all my other toes are fine and there's no sign of any fungal or athlete's foot on any pa?
What is the?: I don't know what you would like to find out. Usually a cut will heal within days or weeks as long as you keep the area clean. If it doesn't heal up within a few weeks or gets worse, consult your doctor. ...Read more
I have a painful corn on my baby toe and I have been treating it for a month - is there anything I can do to numb the pain- I have an ice skating comp?
Lidocaine: A lidocaine patch can potentially numb the area, although it may be difficult to get to stick and stay on the foot. ...Read more
Tailor's bunion: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more
I stubbed my baby toe on my left foot earlier it's swollen and was bleeding earlier what should I do?
Toe injury: If you are not diabetic, try buddy taping it to the toe next to it to decrease pain. You can also ice and elevate. ...Read more
I took the skin off my baby toe in a bike accident. It became immediately swollen and now constantly weeps yellow/ green puss, please help!?
I feel sorry for: What happened happened, have him see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have stubbed my baby toe last night and is swollen and sore. I I stubbed my baby toe, sore and difficult to walk on. Applied ice.?
I was Jumping up in the air I came down on the side outside of my foot up near my baby toe directly under It it's turning purple and swelling hurts?
Sprain/Fracture: You most likely sustained a sprain/ fracture in this area and should get an xray and treatment for it. Meanwhile apply ice packs for 15 to 20minutes 3 to 4 times a day and if not pregnant, have a contraindication or allergic to NSAIDS, use as dosed on the bottle for pain relief. rest and elevate the foot. Hope you feel better ...Read more
I have a problem, I opened my toe next to my baby toe because I thought I was dead skin. Its not bleeding also. What do I do. And I think its a bruise?
Sounds like a corn: Your skin will protect itself where there is increased pressure by forming a corn/callus however sometimes things can get embedded within that forming. This can be dirt, can be a scab from friction or a wart (virus). Have the podiatrist check it and offer you relief and treatment options. ...Read more
The heel of my Left foot is numb and the feeling is traveling alongside the outer foot and now also the baby toe and one next to it.
I woke from a nap and my baby toe was throbbing with pain. It is also numb and is red/purple. It die not itch. What should I do? I didn't find a insec
I broke my baby toe about ten years ago it has always stay fatter then the other toes the past 2 years its swellen like a ball shape on the toe and I have a hard time wearing shoes some days it even hurts when I'm bare foot also under the toe my foot bed
Hammertoe: When you broke it, it sounds like the bone didn't heal straight, and over the years the shoes have put pressure on the bone. When excessive pressure is put on the toe bone over a period of time, the bone gets bigger to be able to take the extra pressure from the shoe. The skin over the bone starts getting thicker to protect the bone and the toe swells and becomes inflammed. Visit the Podiatrist ...Read more