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Little Toe Arthritis
Location of pain: Would be helpful. Often, if on the outside it is caused by a hammertoe, which will leave you with a corn or little area of inflammation known as a bursitis. If on the inside, you can have a soft corn caused by the 5th toe rubbing against the 4th. If you banged it in the middle of the night going to the bathroom you may have fractured it. A foot doc can help no matter the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Have it looked at.: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray: If there was an injury then an x-ray would help make the diagnosis. Without injury the 5th or little toe could be in a contracted or rotated position and this can create pain in the joints. In addition spurs can develop between the toes from excessive pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had the bone removed from my little toe over 8 years ago and now it has become painful again and a corn is growing. Is this normal?
I rubbed the skin on my little toe raw, doing a 5k walk. It hurts, and feels like it is burning. How do I stop the pain, and heal the skin?
Skin wound: Keep the area clean and apply antibiotic ointment. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help with pain. The skin will heal quickly as long as you're generally healthy and no infection is not present in the wound. If no improvement within 1 week, see you primary care provider. ...Read more
Hi when I touch my little toe or when it's in my shoe it' really hurts what should I do I'm a figure skater and have to compete this weekend?
My little toe always hurts , I crack my toes a lot and I can spread my little toe pretty far but it only hurts to crack or move my little toe?
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