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For the last week i've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions ?

For the last week i've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions ?

Do you have back : Issues? Sometimes a pinned nerve in the back can cause these symptoms. Look to see if the toe feels cold or is actually cold...... ...Read more

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Have a bunion whrre my big toe is pressing against my second toe. The tip of my second toe is numb. Could that be the cause?

Have a bunion whrre my big toe is pressing against my second toe. The tip of my second toe is numb. Could that be the cause?

Yes: Bunions and the deformity associated w/ them( hallux valgus) can press on the second toe and cause deformity ( hammertoes, etc.). Pressure on the second toe digital nerve can certainly cause numbness you are experiencing. See your orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Have a bunion whrre my big toe is pressing against my second toe. The tip of my second toe is numb for years. Could that be the cause?

Have a bunion whrre my big toe is pressing against my second toe. The tip of my second toe is numb for years. Could that be the cause?

Possibly: A bunion deformity can cause limited motion at the big toe joint which can intern cause more pressure at the next joint which can cause a pressure neuropathy. There can be several causes for this condition and if you are concerned that this problem is getting worse, you should Physically get examined by a professional. ...Read more

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I have a bunion on my foot. My big toe on the same foot has been numb for a few days. What could be causing the numbness?

Nerve irritation: There is a nerve that runs over the top outside part of the big toe joint. It can stretched over the bump of the bunion and shoes that put pressure on that spot can make the toe get numb. Usually wearing wide toes shoes for a whole or no shoes will help it recover. ...Read more

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Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove bunions by the big toe?

How to remove bunions by the big toe?

Many options but : Surgery is the only way to get rid of a bunion. There are non surgical ways to ease the pain though. ...Read more

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Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Different: If the pain is from hard skin, you have a corn or callus. Basically they are the same tissue, with a corn being more focal and a callus, more diffuse. A bunion is the boney enlargement where the big toe and the metatarsal behind it meet. The big toe is usually leaning toward the lesser toes. If the boney lump is on the toe itself, this is an exostosis. See a podiatrist for discussion of treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of bunions by the big toe?

Bunions are a : Structural problem, the only real way to get rid of them is to surgically remove them. Otherwise you are accomadating the bunion. ...Read more

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My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

Hallux valgus: The term for the big toe leaning toward the second is hallux valgus. While this is often accompanied by a boney prominence on the inner aspect of the joint (bunion), it isn't mandatory. Early treatment can include splinting of the toe or orthotics. If pain arises, surgery is often recommended. ...Read more

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So on the outer nuckle of my big toe, I have a large bump called a bunion. What is the fastest way to remove it?

Surgery: The only cure for a bunion is to surgically correct the bone deformity. Pads, splints, orthotic, injection, oral meds and various shoes can help relieve pain associated with the bunion but do not cure it. ...Read more

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