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

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

Dr. Marc Singer
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Toe Pain (Definition)

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Hard skin on little toe, hurts, shoe hurts too?

Hard skin on little toe, hurts, shoe hurts too?

Corn: It seems that at minimal you have a corn.
You need to wear shoes that don't rub on the toe and need to see a podiatrist to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Every time I wear closed shoes, my little toe hurts me. What are the possible reasons ans solutions?

Every time I wear closed shoes, my little toe hurts me. What are the possible reasons ans solutions?

Hammer toe corn: Several causes: hammertoe deformity, curly varus hammertoe. Localized bursitis of the toe. Shoe toe box to narrow. Use lambs wool or foam or silicone shield. If you have had skin on toe see podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Little toe - pain anytime I wear shoes (sneakers, etc.) hard skin (corn) but pain all the time unless I am not wearing shoes. What can be done?

Avoid pressure to it: This is very common. The little toe is rubbing the side/end of the shoe and becomes sore. There can be a callous or corn and sometimes a pad will help. Sometimes there is a underlying bone spur to the area and surgery can remove it. Sometimes just changing the shoe choice will resolve the problem. If the pad and shoe choice do not help see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I hurt my side of my little toe durling soccer today. I fell down on the ground and it hurt when I got off my soccer shoes. I think it is a bruise, ?

I hurt my side of my little toe durling soccer today. I fell down on the ground and it hurt when I got off my soccer shoes. I think it is a bruise, ?

Perhaps it is: Or it's broken. A foot xray would tell. Ice it until you can get one. Twenty minutes on with ice and twenty minutes off, repeat often. Don't freeze your skin with the ice. ...Read more

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Little toe pain is even keeping me from sleeping. What can I do about it?

Little toe pain is even keeping me from sleeping. What can I do about it?

Needs an exam: If the pain is so intense that it is disturbing your sleep then you need to seed a podiatrist to have your foot checked. ...Read more

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My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

No: Otc toe straighteners do not straighten toes. They can cushion the area but that's all. The cause is complicated but the easiest answer is the tendons aren't pulling properly. Surgery is the only way to straighten the toe v. ...Read more

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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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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 hit my little toe on suitcase. Swollen and can't wear shoe. I am 65 yrs old. Siak ice heat rest. How long b4 I can wear shoe?

I hit my little toe on suitcase. Swollen and can't wear shoe. I am 65 yrs old. Siak ice heat rest. How long b4 I can wear shoe?

Probably broken toe: You can bring your shoe to an old-fashioned shoe repair shop where they have "lasts" that they can fit into your shoes and stretch the leather. Those stores are getting hard to find because people are buying more sneakers and fewer good leather shoes. If your fifth toe is really angulated a lot, go to either to a podiatrist or a foot orthopedist. ...Read more

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The outside of my right foot - just below my little toe - is in major pain on a daily basis. I wear good shoes with Dr. Scholls inserts. Advice?

The outside of my right foot - just below my little toe - is in major pain on a daily basis. I wear good shoes with Dr. Scholls inserts. Advice?

Weight shift.: Try taking the Dr. Scholls inserts out of your shoes for a few days. See if, by removing the inserts, the weight on the lateral side of the foot is off loaded, thereby reducing the pain. ...Read more

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Wore shoes tight on little toe for 4 wks. 3mths of toe and outside edge painful, hypersensitive. Can't tolerate touch. Neuroma? Stress f? Injection?

Wore shoes tight on little toe for 4 wks. 3mths of toe and outside edge painful, hypersensitive. Can't tolerate touch. Neuroma? Stress f? Injection?

Evaluate & Treat.: It sounds like the nerve has been traumatized by the excessive pressure. I don't think that it is as bad as a neuroma, but a severe neuritis is entirely possible. There could be an issue with the bone, so an x-ray would be warranted. I would think that three months should have allowed the condition to at least partially resolve. Next would be to try NSAIDS, PT followed by a steroid injection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hammer toe (little toe)? I am using a silicone gel tube & wider shoes but still have pain.

What is the best way to treat hammer toe (little toe)? I am using a silicone gel tube & wider shoes but still have pain.

Hammered toes: Hammer toes develop when the foot flexors take over the extensors and a hammered appearance of the toe ensues. They can be painful and despite wider shoes and silicon covers, may need to be corrected by a surgical procedure. A Podiatrist should be consulted to explain to you the procedure and its risks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke with severe pain left little toe joint. No injury remembered but has been hurting a little for weeks. I don't wear tight shoes or heels.

Woke with severe pain left little toe joint. No injury remembered but has been hurting a little for weeks. I don't wear tight shoes or heels.

Get it checked: Trauma and shoe irritation would be the most likely reasons. Check between the toes for signs of irritation or a soft corn. If nothing unusual is noted, have a podiatrist evaluate it. You may need x-rays to check for occult fracture or arthritis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed Interdigital nerve compression 4th/5th but hypersensitive little toe/foot, can't tolerate shoes, whole foot now becoming numb. Misdiagnosed?

Diagnosed Interdigital nerve compression 4th/5th but hypersensitive little toe/foot, can't tolerate shoes, whole foot now becoming numb. Misdiagnosed?

Maybe: Without all the details it is hard to say...however...compression can cause hypersensitivity. (it can cause less or more sensitivity...everyone is different). If the whole foot is numb then yes, you may need to be re-evaluated ASAP ...Read more

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Hi the iner tip of my big toe hurts real bad when I wear any closed up shoe bigger or fits just right and the longer I stay in shoes the more it hurt.

Hi the iner tip of my big toe hurts real bad when I wear any closed up shoe bigger or fits just right and the longer I stay in shoes the more it hurt.

Ingrown toenail: If pressure against the side of you big toe elicits pain, an ingrown toenail is a likely cause. A podiatrist can easily determine this and effectively treat it. ...Read more

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After running on the treadmill the other day, the outside of my pinky toe hurts. Wearing shoe is sensitive on toe, but no pain without shoe.

Bursitis: At the interphalangeal joint. This is why when you wear a shoe it hurts as the shoe rubs on the inflammed spot. Try soaking your foot in warm water and epsom salt to reduce the inflammation. Don't wear tight shoes. ...Read more

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Second toe hurts to touch and wear shoes. Is it fungus or ingrown toenail?

Second toe hurts to touch and wear shoes. Is it fungus or ingrown toenail?

Nail injury: Most of the toenail fungus cases are not painful, just ugly!
Suspect ingrown nail, trauma or local infection causing that kind of issue. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts really bad if I bump the tip of the nail or even if my shoe or sock presses against it to tight.

My big toe hurts really bad if I bump the tip of the nail or even if my shoe or sock presses against it to tight.

Toe pain: Is there swelling, redness or warmth of the toe? These signs would indicate either inflammation or infection. Causes include gout, cellulitis, arthritis, and fracture. More info is needed. ...Read more

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I've had a small bump at the heel of my left foot for a long time. It never hurt, but now it is giving me slight pain. I'm not sure if it's my shoes?

I've had a small bump at the heel of my left foot for a long time. It never hurt, but now it is giving me slight pain. I'm not sure if it's my shoes?

Haglund's deformity.: Small bumps on the back of the heel can be caused by one of several different conditions, ranging from a wart to an underlying bone growth. The fact that shoes could be starting to cause irritation is a sign that you need to have the heel evaluated. A simple visual examination along with a possible x-ray may all that is necessary in making a definitive diagnosis and advice on treatment. ...Read more

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Both of my feet on the outside ball next to little toe swell and hurt very very bad, sometimes can't walk. Can you tell me why?

Both of my feet on the outside ball next to little toe swell and hurt very very bad, sometimes can't walk. Can you tell me why?

There are a number: Of different conditions that could cause this including Gout. You need to see a health care professional and have some blood work done to find out what is causing your symptoms. ...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

Toes (Definition)

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