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Toe Swelling (Definition)

Toe swelling or edema, is the enlargement of the toe as compared to other surrounding toes or from the toe's normal size. This enlargement is usually caused by an accumulation of fluid within the tissue ...Read more


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What could be causing swollen toes on just one foot?

What could be causing swollen toes on just one foot?

Few reasons : Which can include but not limited to infection, trauma, circulatory disturbance, etc. ...Read more

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What doctor to see for swollen toes and ball of foot?

What doctor to see for swollen toes and ball of foot?

A podiatrist: A podiatrist is a specialist trained in the care and treatment of foot and ankle conditions. ...Read more

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What is red spots on my feet and swollen toes a sigh of?

What is red spots on my feet and swollen toes a sigh of?

Dermatologic: It certainly looks or sounds like a dermatological condition. Condition such as tinea pedis or athelets foot can produce these symptoms. Getting an x-ray is important to rule out fracture or osseus manifestations. But see a dermatologist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks postpartum and my legs/feet/ankles are still swollen. If I stand for more than maybe 15 minutes my toes go a bit tingly. Is this normal?

I'm 3 weeks postpartum and my legs/feet/ankles are still swollen.  If I stand for more than maybe 15 minutes my toes go a bit tingly.  Is this normal?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to have continued swelling as there is a lot more fluid in your system at this time. Keep your feet elevated with your knees straight, not bent with your feet on the floor. You want to eliminate gravity effect which forces fluid down. Wear good supportive shoes or sandals as going barefoot puts more strain on the feet and could also cause swelling. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 30 years old female. My left foot has been swollen for a year now. I usually feel a pain on the last toe nail on my left leg which hurts. What should I do?

Hello, I am a 30 years old female. My left foot has been swollen for a year now. I usually feel a pain on the last toe nail on my left leg which hurts. What should I do?

Not sure: If only one foot is swollen, this usually means the cause is something local, not that you're retaining fluid (which would cause both feet to swell). I'm not sure if the pain and swelling you're getting in your leg is related to your little toe. It would be impossible to tell without seeing you.

I recommend you start with your pcp, who can refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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28 yrs& having pain from below the knee to toes & bottom of foot.Toes & foot feels numb & it hurts to put weight on it and walk.Front of leg swollen?

28 yrs& having pain from below the knee to toes & bottom of foot.Toes & foot feels numb & it hurts to put weight on it and walk.Front of leg swollen?

With any: unusual pain, swelling and numbness in the leg and foot it is highly recommended that you get seen in person by your doctor as soon as possible. You will likely need some lab work done and possibly an xray. Most important is to get a proper history and physical which will give an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old has her plnky toe swollen in both legs.she wears tights to school and her feet sweat it seems could it be bcos of that. No other complaint?

My 8 yr old has her plnky toe swollen in both legs.she wears tights to school and her feet sweat it seems could it be bcos of that. No other complaint?

Change shoes: She probably has tightly fitting shoes that place too much pressure on her pinky toes. I recommend having her wear sandals or flip flops at home and taking her to a shoe store for proper fitting shoes. ...Read more

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I recently dropped a heavy drawer on my toe. Within an hour is started to bruise on top of my foot. And my toe is swollen. Also, I can walk on it . I just have a numbness/tingle in my foot and leg. Should I go get this looked at ?

I recently dropped a heavy drawer on my toe. Within an hour is started to bruise on top of my foot. And my toe is swollen. Also, I can walk on it . I just have a numbness/tingle in my foot and leg. Should I go get this looked at ?

Toe injury: The injury that you're describing could be a contusion which is a bruise of the bone or possibly a fracture of the toe. The total should be evaluated by a podiatrist. You may need x-rays to rule out a fracture. The numbness that you were experiencing is usually due to the swelling of the Toe. ...Read more

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Both of my legs and feet and toes are swollen and hurting. My left foot looks slightly bruised on top. And both of my feet have bruises on both sides.

Both of my legs and feet and toes are swollen and hurting. My left foot looks slightly bruised on top. And both of my feet have bruises on both sides.

Need more info: These symptoms without more information would be a challenge to say for certain the cause. It could be local or even systemic. A good physician will work you up and evaluate any systemic changes along with local ones and make a work up plan with treatment based on results. ...Read more

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Should i seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, i can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Should i seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, i can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Cellulitis: What you are describing may be either cellulitis (which is an infection of the skin), or DVT (clot in the veins), either of these require urgent treatment and you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. If cellulitis, then the treatment is antibiotics and local care. If dvt, then the treatment is blood thinners. The er can make the diagnosis and begin treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist. Left leg swollen below my knee. Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?

You have a : Few issues here. You need to be careful the swelling below the knee is not in the calf region as a clot is a serious problem.
The wrist pain i would see an orthopedist for who can comment on your other issues as well. Not sure if that. Swelling is impinging a nerve causing the foot and toe numbness or if they are unrelated. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? Last night i went to the ER because both of my feet and legs are swollen and I have a dull achy pain that has moved up to the back of my thighs and lower back the doctor said I have celutitus in my toe on my left foot it doesn't and

What is wrong with me? Last night i went to the ER because both of my feet and legs are swollen and I have a dull achy pain that has moved up to the back of my thighs and lower back the doctor said I have celutitus in my toe on my left foot it doesn't and

I : I have concerns that it may be related to poorly controlled blood pressure. High blood pressure stresses the heart and this can also lead to swollen legs. You may want to discuss control of your blood pressure with your doctor. If there is infections then therapy may need to be reviewed with your doctor also. ...Read more

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My mother has congestion heart failure. She just got out of the hospital. Her feet and legs are swollen. Her toes are blue and she sleeps a lot. ?

My mother has congestion heart failure. She just got out of the hospital.    Her feet and legs are swollen.  Her toes are blue and she sleeps a lot.  ?

Sorry to: hear this but ..is there a question here?

Ask again...BTW the situation you describe is consistent with your mom's diagnosis but indicates that she might
require ongoing treatment (medication adjustments etc) and I assume she is being followed by her physician(s) CLOSELY...I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD LET HER DOCS KNOW about her blue toes....as soon as practicable!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Outter lower leg swollen,lower leg into foot pains.2 yrs ago same injury,Pod gave cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in ankle twice.Foot & 3 toes go numb at times.

Outter lower leg  swollen,lower leg into foot pains.2 yrs ago same injury,Pod gave cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in ankle twice.Foot & 3 toes go numb at times.

Compartment syndrome: If leg is swollen, two biggest concerns are a blood clot (which would not resolve with a cortisone injection) and compartment syndrome which is where the swelling is compressing the flow of blood and nerves into your foot which is a concern, but it doesn't usually come and go over two years. See your MD. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toe swelling and pain shooting down my leg from knee injury. It hurts when laying on it. What should I do?

I am experiencing toe swelling and pain shooting down my leg from knee injury. It hurts when laying on it. What should I do?

Action is Knee-ded.: Pain and swelling are pretty good indicators that something is definitely amiss. An evaluation by a knee specialist, if not your first step, is on the horizon. A detailed history of the injury as well a thorough knee evaluation should start the ball rolling. ...Read more

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Bruised spot on lower left leg. Gradually getting bigger and darker. Shooting pain to ankle and 3 & 4 toe. Swelling constantly.

You didn't mention: how it all started, but you need to get medical help immediately if it's spreading! Don't delay. Bruises don't grow, but spider bites with venom do, and especially causing pain. Put ice on it now, elevate it. NO running, and go to the ER and get some medical help on this. Does not sound like it's going away on it's own. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toe swelling, heel pain and foot swelling (quality: in the big toe) . The following also describes me: Foot pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing  toe swelling, heel pain and foot swelling (quality: in the big toe) . The following also describes me: Foot pain. What should I do?

Toe pain: You should show to your Dr and give more details such as when does it come on, what makes it better, what new exercise have you been doing. are you wearing high heels a lot? So you can find out what is causing this. Then you will know what to do. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot , ankle lower leg all swollen. ?

Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot , ankle lower leg all swollen. ?

Ankle smankle: You need to describe the location of the ankle tendonitis. Is it front, back, inside, outside painful to stand or move? What was done to confirm the diagnosis of tendonitis. If you are continuing to use the ankle is that motion now causing compensatory swelling? Or is something else really going on? A lot to think about but it will make your problem easier to solve. ...Read more

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My right leg is red and swollen from foot to just below knee for about a month?

My right leg is red and swollen from foot to just below knee for about a month?

DVT: The list of things which can cause redness and swelling in one leg is quite long and difficult to pinpoint without further information. The most worrisome cause would be a thrombosis (blood clot) involving a deep vein of the lower extremity also referred to as dvt. Urgent consultation with a physician is recommended as the complication of DVT can be dire. Infection is less likely at one month. ...Read more

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My foot is cold to the touch after I fell on it a month ago. swollen, not going down. Pain going up the back of the leg feels like goes numb?

My foot is cold to the touch after I fell on it a month ago. swollen, not going down. Pain going up the back of the leg feels like goes numb?

More info needed: Does the swelling go down if you keep foot elevated? What was the nature of the injury? Your symptoms could be from injury to the vascular supply to or from the foot or from nerve injury or chronic inflammation. You need to have evaluation by orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist as chronic swelling may make damage worse. ...Read more

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I broke my foot in two places on new years day my foot is still swollen i'm wearing a boot and a cane my foot still hurts and my leg hurts up to my kn?

I broke my foot in two places on new years day my foot is still swollen i'm wearing a boot and a cane my foot still hurts and my leg hurts up to my kn?

Common: That's really soon to expect the swelling and pain to go away. Sorry to say, but you may have issues for a while yet - maybe up the a few months. Just be patient... Time will heal. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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