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Little Toe Pain From Walking
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.
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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
Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?
Walk this Way.: There are quite a few structures that have the ability to move side to side, associated with the base of the big toe. A slamming injury could injure any one or more of them effecting the stability of the toe and toe joint. Pain and burning are the body's way of letting you know this. It is best to have the toe examined and possibly x-rayed to remove all doubt. ...Read more
Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?
Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more
When I flex my foot I feel a popping sound in my ankle and when I point my foot I feel pain at my 1st metatarsal by my big toe. Pain when walking?
May be tendon: You may have tendon issues. The popping could suggest that you have increased flexibility with hypermobility sometimes known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This is a mechanical issue with increased elasticity of your tissue. Exercise is one of the best therapies for this ...Read more
Is pt for recovery from navicular sfx recommended? I have ball of foot and toe pain when walking in regular shoes now that I'm out of the cam walker.
I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Foot pain, Swollen foot, and Difficulty walking. What should I do?
Urgent care: Pain, swelling, and warmth point to an inflammatory cause rather than a mechanical cause such as osteoarthrosis or ill-fitting shoes. Gout is high on the list of diagnoses but unusual at age 21. What concerns me are the possibilities of infection or fracture. I would seek help urgently through your primary care physician or urgent care. ...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
I've cut my little toe by stepping on something. It hurts to walk on it. Is there anything I can to do stop the pain or get it to clear up quicker?
Sharp pain in little toe, feels like toe but I can move it no pain. Only hurts while walking and pushing on pad belo toe. Can't walk what is it? T.T
Pushin too hard...: It sounds like you have irritated a small nerve that runs just under the foot, supplying the little toe. When you apply pressure to the irritated nerve, it responds with pain. The fat pad below may have be irritated also. The area needs to calm down. Avoid excessive pressure to the area and try some Motrin type anti-inflammatory medications. If no improvement, consult with a Healthtap specialist. ...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 have a painful swelling on my little toe which is hurting me now when I walk, what could it be?
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?
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
A heavyset girl sat on little toe in a chair. Pain on walking & bending it. Could it be broke? What can I do? Is it worth a trip to hospital?
Could be fracture: The little toe bones can break fairly easily. X-ray can tell for sure, however is rarely necessary since a fracture normally heals without treatment. The little toe can be taped to its neighbor to reduce pain. ...Read more
I`m having it difficult trying to deal with a black scab like formation on my right little toe, its rough and painful when I walk. What is this?
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes including a bite, a callus that has bled into it, an infection among others. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. In the meantime, make sure the forefoot of the shoe you are wearing is wide enough to accommodate your foot with pressing unduly on the area. ...Read more
I have pain on walking near my little toe on the underside of my foot in the ball of my foot what is it and how can I treat it? Its a sharp pain
Look for a crack: In he skin on the underside or raw skin if present treat with antifungal cream... ...Read more
I have pain on the plantar surface of my foot near my little toe. It is very painful to stand on and walk on. It looks white and has been ongoing.
Stubborn wart on my little toe treated today by my determatologist by freezing and applied cantharidin. But in so much pain can't walk! What to do?
Go home: Go home, remove your shoes and socks, elevate your leg on pillows, take analgesics. The pain will subside if you can avoid further aggravation. Good luck. ...Read more
I injured toe next to little toe 1 week ago, now still have swelling on top of foot near base of toe and pain with walking?
Xray and wrapping: Needan xray to see if fractured which is a cause of chronic swelling ...Read more
Broke me little toe on Wednesday but now have pain in the back if my leg I don't no if it where in walking funny or a blood clot?
I have a painful lump on the outside of my right foot it's painful when I walk or put shoes on. I'm now finding it hard to move my little toe! Help?
I have what feels like nerve pain in my right foot by my little toe when I walk or even touch it. Why is my foot hurting? I haven't injured it or done any out of the ordinary walking.
I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when I walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?
I have a displaced oblique fracture at the base of my little toe. It can't be strapped and I have difficulty and pain when walking. Would crutches h?
Would help a good deal but you must KNOW HOW to use them. Improperly used they can be unsafe or aggravate the issue.
In most Pharmacies there will be proper training if you ask for it.......
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Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?
Frequently have rashes black heads. Hot or warm foot under the toe. Pain on the small toe and outer side of the left foot?
See Podiatrist: So many different issues. Need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Ankle and toe pain. Is this normal? I bearly walk and takes jogs or any exercise. Pain since 2 days now. Normal? It happens randomly through out the day
Podiatry: This may be a good time for podiatric evaluation. Sorry, can't assess this adequately online. ...Read more
2nd toe pain when I walk. Pain at base of 2nd toe (web bet'n 2nd toe n big toe leaning on 2nd toe) when I press on it. What's wrong?
Metatarsalgia: You may have joint capsule pain or plantar plate ligament sprain. It is common with elongated 2nd ray (toe and metatarsal bone) and a tight heel cord. Overload by walking or repetitive trauma can lead to swelling and pain. Also, if you have a bunion, the great to leaning into the 2nd toe can cause disruption of the joint and deformity. Hope this was informative, if so please vote or follow me. ...Read more
Pain at the base of pinky toe. Pain was very sudden. Cannot put any pressure on it. I have been walking a lot more than normal. What could it be?
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