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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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My big toe feels like it needs to pop but it can't. I can't bend it but I can move it, this started this morning when I woke up. I don't hurt it.

My big toe feels like it needs to pop but it can't. I can't bend it but I can move it, this started this morning when I woke up. I don't hurt it.

Gout attack: You are having a gout attack. See your family doctor or Go to the ER ASAP for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Until you can get to see a doctor, take some NSAIDS like ibuprofen, keep your foot elevated and use some cold compresses. Wear open toed shoes. Don't eat beans, meat, cheese, shellfish or drink alcohol.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts. It hurts when I bend it back and forward. It just started to hurt tonight. What could be wrong.?

My big toe hurts. It hurts when I bend it back and forward. It just started to hurt tonight. What could be wrong.?

Toe pain: Where does it hurt in big toe? At base? Is it red and irritated? Do you have history of gout? Sudden onset of pain in toe without injury, and recent ingestion of some foods - shellfish, red meat and ex. Beer, can bring on a gout attack. Try taking an advil. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and my 2nd toe from my big toe was hurting, it's hurts to bend it. I hit my my little toes on my bed frame a few days ago.

I woke up this morning and my 2nd toe from my big toe was hurting, it's hurts to bend it. I hit my my little toes on my bed frame a few days ago.

As they R not the-: -same toe, they R unrelated. Really the only way U can get an answer is 2 have Ur parents make an appt. 4 U 2 C Ur PCP. This requires a hands on exam. ...Read more

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My big toe has been hurt for over 2 weeks because I jammed it, so now it's swelled, hurts when I walk, and when I bend it. What could be wrong with it?

Injury: The symptoms you describe can be seen in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries to include strains, sprains, and fractures. A visit to the doctor for an evaluation and X-Ray would be reasonable given the duration of your symptoms. ...Read more

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When I bend my big toe the inside of my heel hurts. Why?

When I bend my big toe the inside of my heel hurts. Why?

Tight: Plantar fascia is a possibility. Try rolling a golf or tennis ball unde the inner arch region. Try wearing an orthotic when walking. ...Read more

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My big toe makes a crack every time I bend it several times it hurts inside my ankle too?

My big toe makes a crack every time I bend it several times it hurts inside my ankle too?

I would recommend: You see a foot doc to have it x-rayed and evaluated. If you don;t already have one I am in forest hills, right next to you. I am sure we will be able to figure out your problem and come up with a treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts at the joint and I cannot bend it, it has been like this for a few months?

My big toe hurts at the joint and I cannot bend it, it has been like this for a few months?

Hallux rigidus: You likely have hallux rigidus, arthritis of the big toe. You may have done something to exacerbate it over the past few months. You don't mention any specific injury. Nsaids and a stuff sole shoe that doesn't bend at the big toe (to act like a splint) may help. Topical pain creams may help too. ...Read more

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My top part of toe next to big toe on my right foot hurts when I bend. Does that mean it is broken?

My top part of toe next to big toe on my right foot hurts when I bend. Does that mean it is broken?

Probably not: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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If I bend my big toe make a fist with my toes my Achilles hurts or clicks and I can t fully flex my big toe?

If I bend my big toe make a fist with my toes my Achilles hurts or clicks and I can t fully flex my big toe?

See doc...: It's probably not your achilles. Flexing toes is done by contracture of flexor hallucis and digitorum longus. The clicking could be the tendons snapping over an enlarged posterior talar tubercle. ...Read more

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After I swim, my big toe hurts when I step or I bend it. It's swollen. There's no bruise visible.

After I swim, my big toe hurts when I step or I bend it. It's swollen. There's no bruise visible.

You may have gout.: This is the area that is typically affected by gout. Your doctor can take your uric acid level to start with. ...Read more

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The past 3 years the ball of my left foot and my big toe hurt (can't bend it to wear closed shoes)?

The past 3 years the ball of my left foot and my big toe hurt (can't bend it to wear closed shoes)?

Hallux rigidus: Very possibly, you have what is termed "hallux rigidus" or a rigidly fixed great toe joint. This is an "wear and tear" type of arthritic condition localized to this specific joint. The inability to bend the great toe will limit your ability to propulse, or push-off, during each step, causing you to often transfer your weight to another part of the foot, in your case, maybe the ball of the foot. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump on my left foot near my big toe and it been hurting for days and hurts to bend it just wondered if you knew what it could be x?

Hi I have a lump on my left foot near my big toe and it been hurting for days and hurts to bend it just wondered if you knew what it could be x?

See a podiatrist: Depending on the location of the lump near the big toe, it can be several things. A podiatrist would examine and xray your foot to determine what it is. Need more information and really need to clinically examine this to determine. ...Read more

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I dislocated my big toe. I never went to a doctor and now that it's healed, it won't bend. It does not hurt and I walk fine. Is this a bad thing?

Dislocation: It's not a bad thing if not painful but not being able to bend it will cause a problem and get hallux rigidus and cartilage damage. Should get it checked by a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Right big toe hurts after eat anything with ground beef in it feels like it needs popping hurts when bend it could it be gout? Gout at the age of 22?

Right big toe hurts after eat anything with ground beef in it feels like it needs popping hurts when bend it could it be gout? Gout at the age of 22?

Possibly yes. It can: Occur in twenties. Is there a family hx of gout?

Best thing you can do is to see your pcp or a specialist like an orthopod or a rheumatologist. The pcp can have blood drawn to look for the level of uric acid. To confirm the DX one wouod need fluid from the inflammed joint.
Seeing your pcp would certainly help you.
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In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

May or may not: Be related. The peroneal longus tendon inserts on the base of the first metatarsal and this may have something to do with the function of the great toe. Xrays to rule out hallux limitus/rigidus and clinical exam are warranted. ...Read more

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My toe hurts to touch or bend it but there is a small and dim bruise in between the toenail and the nuckel thing on my big toe.

Possible infection: You may be developing a paronychia or infection along the cuticle of the nail. Sometimes they appear black or bruised looking. Soak the toe in warm water with epsom salts and see how it goes - it may drain a little pus. If it continues or worsens over the next 24 hours then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell and stubbed my left big toe. There's no bruising but at the base of the toe where the nail meets it sometimes hurts to bend it. Sprain?

Yesterday I fell and stubbed my left big toe. There's no bruising but at the base of the toe where the nail meets it sometimes hurts to bend it. Sprain?

Possible sprain: Pain may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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I think that I broke my big toe. It's swollen and there's a purple bruise over the joint that won't bend. It hurts pretty bad. Should I go to er?

I think that I broke my big toe. It's swollen and there's a purple bruise over the joint that won't bend. It hurts pretty bad. Should I go to er?

Hallux fracture: To reduce the pain apply ice to your toe for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.
The only way to find a fracture is to have it X-rayed. The large toe can be splinted to reduce pain by the doctor in the ER. If there is pain or discoloration at the base of your large toe toward the rest of your foot you need to have it x-rayed as this bone is important in supporting your foot. ...Read more

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I hit my foot in March&hurt my big toe Its been swollen&I can't bend it since then should I see my doctor? Or go to urgent care? Could it be dislocated?

Dr. Cody Mead Dr. Mead
2 doctors agreed:
I hit my foot in March&hurt my big toe Its been swollen&I can't bend it since then should I see my doctor? Or go to urgent care? Could it be dislocated?

Yes: Any of those options are good. You need to have it looked at and get an X-ray at the very least. Get well soon! ...Read more

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I can not bend the joint of my big toe (the joint closest to my toenail) And the top of my left foot hurts most of the time especially at night. Why?

I can not bend the joint of my big toe (the joint closest to my toenail) And the top of my left foot hurts most of the time especially at night. Why?

Toe pain: Many patients with arthritis will have difficulty bending one or more joints in the foot. If there was any injury in the past, that could be a reason now. Getting an exam in person or virtually will give you the best diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more