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What is the circle on my pinky toe?

What is the circle on my pinky toe?

Likely a corn: That can be filed with an emory board. ...Read more

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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How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays will tell you if you fractured the toe or not. If you have swelling, bruising and pain of the little toe and movement is reduced or the toe appears out of alignment, it may indicate it is broken. X-rays will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I broke my pinky toe?

How can you tell if I broke my pinky toe?

Broke toe: Simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient. Swelling and redness do not always mean "broken" bone, but could also just be a bone contusion or joint pain. I hope this helps, if so please vote me up, or follow me. Thanks and good luck! ...Read more

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How long does a pinky toe take to regrow?

How long does a pinky toe take to regrow?

Sorry...: The Mexican axolotl can regrow a limb, deer can regrow antlers, and starfish can regrow arms, but sorry to say... we humans cannot even regrow a little pinky toe. Such is the way of the world. ...Read more

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What can use to stop pain on my pinky toe?

What can use to stop pain on my pinky toe?

Diagnosis?: It depends on what is causing the pain. Is it a corn on the inside or outside of the toe? If so a toe pad or toe separator may help. Make sure you wear shoes that do not squeeze the toes. ...Read more

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What can use to stop pain on my pinky toe?

What can use to stop pain on my pinky toe?

What happened?: Did you injure your toe or wear tight shoes?
If it is swollen use ice for 15 minutes each hour. If it continues to be painful see your foot doctor. ...Read more

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My pinky toe broke! What do I do about it?

Splint: You can buddy splint the 4 th toe to the 5 th toe to stabilize. Will take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Smashed my pinky toe. How do I help the pain?

Pinky toe: You can take an oral anti inflammatory three times a day with food. Buddy tape the toe to the 4th toe and wear a rigid sole shoe. Ice and elevate with possible consultation to see a foot and ankle specialist to rule out fracture or turf toe type syndrome. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky toe go sideways when I step?

Old injury: You likely tore the ligaments that hold your toe in place at some time. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't bend my pinky toe?

See foot doc: Let them xray and exam. A logical explanation will then be given to you. ...Read more

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Have a corn between pinky toe, how do I remove it?

Corn: As said there are topical treatments. These work temporarily and really are for the vascular compromised patient that cannot have surgery. The way to go is a simple in-office procedure to remove the offending portion of bone. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my pinky toe to spasm randomly?

What could be causing my pinky toe to spasm randomly?

Possible : Vitamin deficiency like magnesium or potassium. Recommend you see a foot doc who can rule that out along with any biomechanical possible cause. ...Read more

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My pinky toe is curved inwards, and looks like a < shape.

My pinky toe is curved inwards, and looks like a < shape.

And Your Question is: And your question is!!!! Toes come in all sizes and shapes. You have, what is called a curly toe. There is no need to be concerned unless there is a problem with the shape causing pain or other functional issues. In most cases, toe deformities can be corrected. Ask a foot specialist for advice if you are having concerns. ...Read more

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I stubbed my pinky toe the other day and it still really hurts. What should I do?

I stubbed my pinky toe the other day and it still really hurts. What should I do?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. ...Read more

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Is there a nerve under the area of the pinky toe that would cause pain all the time?

Is there a nerve under the area of the pinky toe that would cause pain all the time?

Yes: Every toe has 4 nerves in it. @ on the top (dorsum) 2 2 on the bottom (plantar). The nerves on the botom can become enlarged and painful as in a morton's neuroma, though rare in the 5th toe. Trauma, surgery and poor shoe fit can also cause nerves to become painful. ...Read more

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Got dark line at the base of pinky toe. Will this go away? The toe appears to be growing but the mark stays in place

Maybe: If the line goes across the width of the nail it should grow out, if it goes the length then not.
Beware: if the line is lengthwise and has not been there for years it may be a melanoma and needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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I lacerated/broke my pinky toe 2+yrs ago. The pain hasn't stopped. Lately it's been getting worse. Normal? For how long? Anything I/anyone can do?

I lacerated/broke my pinky toe 2+yrs ago. The pain hasn't stopped. Lately it's been getting worse. Normal? For how long? Anything I/anyone can do?

NOT NORMAL: You need a new x-ray. If inconclusive, an MRI. An unusual complication, but did the laceration lead to a bone infection, which is now chronic. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and noticed a small cut under my pinky toe. I didn't recall cutting it. It's basically a small slit under my toe(part that bends)?

I woke up this morning and noticed a small cut under my pinky toe. I didn't recall cutting it. It's basically a small slit under my toe(part that bends)?

Fungal rash?: Do you have any evidence of athletes foot down there? Sometimes, the fungal infection that causes what we call athletes foot be so severe that it can cause cuts like this in the toes. Discussed with typically like fissures in the areas that bend. If not, maybe you did just cut the toe and don't know it. ...Read more

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Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Yes: You can dislocate any toe and or any finger. Any joint for that matter can be dislocated. ...Read more

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I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

Get an x-ray.: See a doctor and go for an x-ray. Depending on how long ago it happened and exactly where the fracture is (most pinky toes have 3 bones) will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to get corns off my pinky toe?

Emollients & Pads: Corns are a body's way of responding to constant pressure over a bony area. Therefore, shoe modifications like gel and foam pads are great. Wider shoes with an added bit of emollients like vit a & d oint. Finally, surgery to remove the bony prominence. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken pinky toe to heal?

How long does it take a broken pinky toe to heal?

This depends: On how much of the nail was broken, if there is an infection or any swelling etc. Usually with antibiotic and bandaid, assuming the broken part was taken off and no infection present one week or less. ...Read more

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How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

Pain, swelling: And bruising after some type of "whacking" to the toe. If it hurts to press on it and to bend it also, it probably is broken. As long as it is only in the toe and not in the foot, you can support it by wearing stiff soled shoes and taping it to the next toe. ...Read more

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How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

About 2 weeks: It depends on how big a break it is. If it is out-of-place may need surgery. If it is simple break, usually tolerable after 2 weeks, fully healed by one month unless you have diabetes or circulatory problem. ...Read more

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What are some signs that I broke or sprained my pinky toe?

What are some signs that I broke or sprained my pinky toe?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the side of my toe beside my pinky toe. M?

You might be : Describing an inflammed bursa if its on the pinky or you may be describing a tailors bunion, or possibly a corn on the toe. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my pinky toe. When I press it the pain get more strong?

Possible Infection : If you are having that much pain you may be developing an infection or have an ingrown nail. See a doc and get it checked out or make an appointment with a HealthTap doc. ...Read more