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Heavy Object Hit Large Toe Hard Toenail Thick Hard
My toenail is not thick but the skin on left big toe next to the nail on the right side is kind of hard and hurts very little?
Ingrown nail: Possibly. If there is tenderness on the side of the nail, and the skin on that side is thickening, the most likely cause is an ingrown toenail. I would see your Dr or a podiatrist to be sure, because they can become very painful if infected! Good luck! (Sometimes soaking the foot in warm Epson saltwater helps!) ...Read more
My 4 yr old has a thick yellowish horizontal line under her big toe nail. She said is wasn't hit or anything dropped on it. What is it.
Let's watch it: This may represent an injury from weeks or even months ago that she may not recall. See if the ridge is growing out. You should notice that the ridge is getting closer to the end of the toe with each passing week. If it is not moving you may wish to have her pediatrician or podiatrist take a look at it. ...Read more
Fungus: Is the most likely cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
What might cause excessively thick toenails only on your big toe? Healthy male subject, smoker, turkish descent
I hit a vein on my foot really hard and now it's bulging and getting really big. What is it, and should I be worried?
Trauma to veins: Trauma to veins can cause several problems including bleeding, swelling and discoloration around the injured area due to bleeding around the vein. Sometimes a vein injury will cause the valve in the vein to rupture leading to varicose vein formation or even to clotting of the vein. If you have a vein problem then see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation. ...Read more
Both of my second toes always have thick hard skin on the sides and tip of my toenails. Sometimes the skin is itchy or hurts. What could it be?
Repeated ingrowing toenails made me get my large toenails removed years ago. One toe gets this thick flakey skin that grows on it. Can that be fixed?
See your podiatrist: See your podiatrist about this, there are option to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a badly infected ingrown toenail in my left big toe. Dark brown pus. Throbbing pain. Skin over grown on nail on left side. Hard to walk. Need help?
Need urgent care...: Did you have similar event before? If not, it is time to be checked and cared correctly. How? Follow instructions described in How to Handle Sickness? On https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you can work well with doc so to reach right care timely; do not wait out. Best wish to health.... ...Read more
My foot was hit with a large bed board was xrayed and not broken, is a contusion and still sore after 2 weeks and still connot put full weight on it.
Foot contusion: If your foot continues to be painful a repeat XR maybe indicated or a CT of your foot. In the meantime treat your foot in a boot and use crutches. The length of time of pain may indicate an occult fracture. All the best. ...Read more
Hi! So my toenails are very short and I cannot grow them out at all. I tend to get ingrown toenails frequently and the skin on the corners of my big toe are very thick. Is that normal?
See a podiatrist: If you are constantly getting ingrown nails, seek out a podiatrist. It is a simple procedure to correct. ...Read more
Monday my foot hit a door. Big toenail came straight off. Now I have swelling and pain on the big toe and the top of my foot. Could I have broken it?
Surely: An x-ray would be needed to tell. Or you may have a contusion. You also want to make sure you do not get an infection from the nail ripping off and that the nail bed itself is not lacerated. A podiatrist would be able to check all these things. Ice your foot until you can see one. ...Read more
Dropped heavy object on middle of foot and now noticing a hard lump. Little to no pain, no bruising. Broken? Could this heal on its own w/o cast/surgery?
Consider getting an: Xray of ur foot to rule out fracture. Follow with ur pcp for any concern. Take care! ...Read more
Can I use apple cider vinegar directly on my toenails? They're hard, a little bit yellow at the tips. One big toe has black stuff that I can't reach.
I had a heavy piece of metal hit my foot 3 weeks ago. The top of my foot is tight, with a large bump and hurts. I'm wondering if I have a broken bone if it's worth to go to a med clinic for care as I don't have heath insurance?
Yes, but.....: A painful bump from trauma is usually a good reason to get checked by your doctor or urgent care. However, a presumed fracture that is 3 weeks old has likely "partially" healed. Nonetheless, best to have it checked as a non-union of a fracture could be occurring. Btw-whether one has insurance or not does not play a role in what is best for health. ...Read more
No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an urgent care center or emergency room. The doctor can use electro cautery to make holes in the nail plate and express the blood out giving immediate relief. ...Read more
I have a hard painful knot on the tip of my big toe like almost under my toe nail. Have had it for over a year but has now started hurting?
A large heavy battery fell on my foot and broke 3 of my little toes. Is there anything that can be done?
Broken bones in toes: Let it heal and follow Drs suggestions. ...Read more
See Podiatrist: Could be a cyst, a bone spur, bone prominence or something else. Where on the toe is it? Have a podiatrist examine it. ...Read more
I hit my toe really hard, and now I can't even touch my toe or walk on that foot without a lot of pain. Is it broken?
Possibly: If you take an xray you will know.... ...Read more
It's has been about 2 months now and I still have this visible deformity on the side of my toe. What could it be? A glass bowl hit my foot really hard
A broken: Toe for one thing. Go see the foot doc and have it xrayed. ...Read more
Which is it when your big toe on your left foot has a big pump on it that is hard as a rock and hurts to.?
Ball of foot near the big toe only hurts like crazy to put pressure on it and to move my big toe up and down didn't hit it against anything?
Ball of foot: Please have your foot doctor refer you to a foot specialist. Should be straightforward for the Specialist to control your big toe. ...Read more
Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. Weight bearing hurts?
Something heavy fell on my foot, especially where my big toe is, I placed an ice pack on it and I had a lot of pain, should I soak my foot in Epsom.
No: Ice the first 24 hours not heat and get an X-ray as you might of broke something. ...Read more
My big toe nail was removed due to heavy impact and new growth coming through. New-skin feels best on nail bed, is it ok to continue using?
New skin: This should be ok. Would recommend keeping it clean daily ...Read more
I hit my big toe a few months and it bled and my toe nail fell off a few days ago. It looks bad. Do I need to see a doctor about it?
I would: Any injury substantial enough to avulse the nail may also have caused injury to the nailbed or fracture of the toe bone. A podiatrist can evaluate the injury, check for fracture or infection and recommend local care to speed healing. The fact that the injury was months ago may limit your options, but its always wise to have it checked. ...Read more
3.5 months post partial nail avulsion on big toe. Nail growing back thick/not smooth, no pain. Normal or do I need to go back to podiatrist?
Do you have any suggestions for an infected ingrown toe nail? It was hit hard and bleed. Does that mean all the puss came out. It's now purple.
The best thing you: Could possibly do is bring your toe to a podiatrist. It's dangerous and foolhardy to try to deal with this on your own, and you could make the infection worse. Removing ingorwn toenails is fast, painless and quick, and your eyes will bug out at the size of what you've got inside your skin. Soaking helps localize the infection, but the astringent action of water is not temperature dependent. ...Read more