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Distended Toes Going Purple
It's really: Impossible to give you a diagnosis over the internet. A dark purple discoloration of the toes can come from a circulation issue, either a blockage or vasospasm (arteries that constrict causing less blood to flow), and sometimes, rarely, a small clot that breaks off from higher up in the body that occludes a small artery. It's important you see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toes go cold&blue/purple when i sit down but return to normal when i stand up/walk for abit. Skin around toes doesn't heal well either.What'stheproblem?
Vasospasm: This is probably due to some degree of cold intolerance causing peripheral vasospasm or vasoconstriction. As you stimulate the peripheral circulation by walking around the circulation to your toes improves. If you have any other concerns about this observation, consult a vascular surgeon who will check your arteries and veins in your lower extremities. ...Read more
No: Without seeing it, can't tell you anything else, so visit a doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more
Venous congestion : Sounds like the most likely culpritGet a more detailed answer ›
Both big toes have turned purple/blackish. No pain & don't recall any trauma. Has lasted 8 days. ?
I hit my toe on the corner of the wall and now the side of it is purple and black..And hurts to move..Is it broken?
My toes go purple when i sit down and go really red when i walk. There's no in between. What's my problem?
Discolored Toes: Circulation changes can cause purple toes when you sit from decreased blood flow to the digits and even bright red upon standing or when you walk. Staying hydrated, getting exercise and eating healthy foods are all important to maintaining good circulation. If you are concerned have your family doctor take a look. ...Read more
Most likely: If there is no pain or itching, this will likely subside in the next 2-3 wks . Aside from impeding your walking, I see no imminent health danger. ...Read more
Red, White & Purple.: Do not concern yourself. Since more blood is need to heal damaged tissue, more tiny blood vessels are developed. The vessels are still functioning and displaying their efficiency with the redness. A slightly slower venous return shows a purple. Give it some time to normalize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression: These symptoms could be the result of compression. Either too tight shoes or swollen feet while wearing the shoes. When they become purple, that may be a bruising sign but it may be a sign of poor circulation. When they become numb, the nerves supplying the area are hampered. Shoes/boots too tight? If it happens without shoes, consider seeing the podiatrist to have it checked! ...Read more
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