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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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Sharp pain from my big toe shooting up to my back happens occasionally, what can it be?

Sharp pain from my big toe shooting up to my back happens occasionally,  what can it be?

Nerve impingement: Something is irritating the nerve travelling to this area. Often it is a bunion bump that is rubbing against the shoe. There is a small nerve that is right under the skin and goes on into the big toe. See a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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I have a small painful to the touch bump on the back of big toe just above the fat pad. What could this be?

I have a small painful to the touch bump on the back of big toe just above the fat pad. What could this be?

Cyst or ganglion: Cyst or ganglion of the tendon or joint. If it persist see your foot doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hey! My son used to cut his big toe skin for long time, now skin came back solid and hard any way to smooth it?

Hey! My son used to cut his big toe skin for long time, now skin came back solid and hard any way to smooth it?

Thick skin: Try lotions or vaseline. Alo vera has given good result to my patients lately for similar problems. I am talking about fresh Alo vera. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?

I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?

Gout: Once you gout attack is over your toe pain and swelling will typically go away. You need to keep the uric acid levels under control to prevent flare ups. Stay away from processed meats and alcohol and drink lots of water ...Read more

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My toe next to my big toe occasionally moves toward my big toe and I am unable to move it due to pain and if I do move it it goes back, explaination?

My toe next to my big toe occasionally moves toward my big toe and I am unable to move it due to pain and if I do move it it goes back, explaination?

Dislocating: It sounds like the toe may be dislocating at the joint. The pain would come from the toe popping back into place. It should be examined to see if you are developing an unstable 2nd toe. ...Read more

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There is a piece of skin that grows in the crease of my big toe that hurts and when I pull the skin out there is a little hole it keeps coming back?

There is a piece of skin that grows  in  the crease of my big toe that hurts and when I pull the skin out there is a little hole it keeps coming back?

Fissures maybe?: Sounds like a fissure which is a Crack in the skin, usually in areas of very dry skin or skin exposed to constant moisture. When you peel of the skin that is loose you leave a wound ...Read more

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I, as a sous chef, work 12 hours a day. recently my big toe turns blue/green at the end but by the next day it's back to normal. I'm growing concerned?

Circulation: Your problem sounds like it's vascular in nature. A vascular problem could be benign or may need intervention. Only a thorough work up by your doctor would determine this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a partial toenail on big toe to grow back?

It depends: A great toenail takes approximately 9 months to grow back entirely, barring poor circulation or other complications. So the time for a partial nail to fully regrow will depend on the amount of nail remaining. ...Read more

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The bottom of my big toe is raw and the skin won't grow back, is this something I can get a cream for the pharmacy?

The bottom of my big toe is raw and the skin won't grow back, is this something I can get a cream for the pharmacy?

TarTar.: It is probably best to get to the nature as to why the skin is raw and won't grow back. It could be due to mechanical irritation or worse, an underlying infection. You may be doing yourself harm if first you don't have the toe evaluated by a specialist. These things can get out of hand quickly. ...Read more

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