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Little toe pain?

Little toe pain?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Should I wear shoes with a broken little toe?

Should I wear shoes with a broken little toe?

Yes: As long as the shoe is not narrow, it should be okay to wear shoes. The stiffer the shoe the better to reduce movement of the 5th digit. ...Read more

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I have a broken little toe or a sprain, what to do?

I have a broken little toe or a sprain, what to do?

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 more

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My little toe really hurts when I walk/ how do I know if broken?

My little toe really hurts when I walk/ how do I know if broken?

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 more

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Why does only my right little toe hurt with shoes on but not when off?

Tight shoes: It sounds like your shoes may be too narrow and therefore tight on your foot. Try changing shoes. ...Read more

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I fractured my little toe. Is there anything i can do to help. It has beenabout ten days.

I fractured my little toe. Is there anything i can do to help. It has beenabout ten days.

Tape the toe : If the toe is in proper alignment tape that toe to the next toe putting cotton or a spacer in between the toes. Continue to tape the toes for 3 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Tailor's bunion: This sounds like a Tailor's bunion, which is a partial dislocation of the joint where your little toe joins your foot. It is usually hereditary and can get worse with time. I recommend you see a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more