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Little Toe Curling Under
Not a Toetal Loss.: Missing a little toe may or may not have any meaningful effect on the workings of you foot. That is to be determined with time and it's effect no tissue change. If you are concerned about the cosmetic implications of the missing toe, there are prosthetics that can be fabricated to minimize the appearance of the toe missing. ...Read more
Broken bones: And bruises are both painful. An x-ray is the best way to determine which it is. ...Read more
I've just banged my little toe and it has swelled up and it very painful, I can't put weight on it. Is it broken?? If so what do I do
An X-ray will decide: You probably did break your toe but an x-ray would be the deciding factor. This is the most common fracture that I see in my practice and such a conditions is usually treated with non-weight bearing, open toed shoe, anti-inflammatory medications, splinting the toes together with medical tape. I advise you to see a local podiatrist for an x ray and to make sure the bones are not out of alignment. ...Read more
I dropped a 20 lb jack on my little toe about a month ago and still hurting is it to late to get something done or do I just have to put up with it?
Never too late.: It is never too late to be treated properly. Fracture or not have your to evaluated. ...Read more
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
Taping to next toe: A sprained toe can be taped to the next toe, just be careful to not tape it too tightly. Sprains that don't heal need to be checked by your doctor to rule out a fracture or other injury. ...Read more
Could be fungus: That is the most common culprit in that area or it could be the fourth toe and fifth toe rubbing against each other, sometime there may be a corn on either toe. If you see any peeling its likely fungus, or a crack in the web. So apply antifungal if its the latter put cotton in between the two toes to avoid them hitting each other. ...Read more
It sounds like you have either fractured or dilocated your toe.
It should be examined and have an x-ray taken to determine the problem. ...Read more
See a doctor: You may have fractured the bone. See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
See a foot dr: To determine the etiology of the pain. On 5th toes it often may be secondary to the shoe rubbing at the proximal interphalangeal joint on he tie. If this is the case the bone can be shaven down. ...Read more
No idea: This is one of those things where a doc needs to exam and see the toe. ...Read more
Pretty much...: They can be found on ANY of the toes, and I don't have any statistics in front of me, but I encounter most of them on the fifth toe. ...Read more
What could cause pain along my 5th metatarsal? Around an inch- inch and half lower than my little toe.
I have something on the side of my toe beside my little toe that is white and hard I have tried corn removers but no results. Any ideas?
Possible bone spur: See a podiatrist and have it x-rayed. It may be a corn which is caused by a bony enlargement. ...Read more
My left "little" toe has been hurting the last few days even when not walking. I have not hit it or dropped anything on. Any suggestions?
ARTHRITIS?: Avoid tight shoes do not go bare foot inspect for change in color, temp, swelling. ...Read more
I noticed a small bump between my fourth and fifth toe. Its a little hard with what looks like a dot or small hole in it. It's not itchy, doesn't hurt
Corns: This is a "soft" corn over a boney bump on the side of the toe joint, It can be help if you maintain a soft spacer there. Make sure your shoes are wide enough and that you have an arch fit and not simply measured by the length of you foot. This is a common problem and mildly uncomfortable. Surgery can pare down the boney bump. ...Read more
My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?
It could be just that a cramp.
If you injured the toe it may be some swelling putting pressure on the tendon. ...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 more
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
Be seen: It could be many things. See your physician or podiatrist for an opinion. ...Read more