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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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?

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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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

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

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I have a painful swelling on my little toe which is hurting me now when I walk, what could it be?

I have a painful swelling on my little toe which is hurting me now when I walk, what could it be?

Need more info: Infection, injury are common causes. If you are diabetic or have a weak immune system, get checked now. ...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

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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

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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.

Callus or Wart: Pain in that area is likely from a callus but there may be an underlying wart also causing pain. This can only be diagnosed by a doctor with proper debridement of calloused tissue. Avoid over-the-counter treatments until you know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Hard to say: If swelling and change in color of leg, then concerned for clot and should get medical attention right a way. If no swelling of leg, no color change could be due to not walking normally due to broken toe leading to calf pain. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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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 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?

RSDS: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome can be caused by a mild traumatic event. If undiagnosed it can lead to severe pain and disability. The cold skin after an injury is what is triggering this possible diagnosis. Have your foot, ankle examined. ...Read more

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Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when I walk. From my heels?

Sore ankle and pain on bottom of foot near little toe when I walk. From my heels?

Possibilities: Depends. Is there swelling? May just be a strain/sprain: especially if walking excessively in heels which is not good. If swelling is present and very painful may be a stress fracture. If persistent, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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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?

Crutches: 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.......

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Stressed Bone Fx.: OOO! Could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. You might want to take a trip to the local surgery and have an x-ray to see if the metatarsal is sick. There are other possibilities as well, but my money is on the bone. ...Read more

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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

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

Pain: It is never normal to have pain. It is the bodies way of telling us something is wrong. If you are having pain for no apparent reason you need to have it checked to see if you have gout or some other problem with those joints. ...Read more

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Toe pain when I walk?

Toe pain when I walk?

Many things: Stress fracture, neuroma, bruise, metatarsalgia, bursitis. See a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Have severe 4th toe pain that occasionally makes it hard to walk. Bottom of toe has no feeling.

Podiatry: This may be a good time for podiatric evaluation. Sorry, can't assess this adequately online. ...Read more

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I have trouble walking because of toe pain. What's wrong with my toe?

Need to be: Evaluated so many possibilities i.E arthritis, fracture, infection, ingrown nail, hammer toe, exostosis, bursitis, etc etc...The question is too general. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Pain: There is a joint at the base of your pinky toe. The joint my be swollen or inflammed. I would wear loose fitting shoes, apply ice twice a day for 10-15 minutes and take some OTC medicine like Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin. If still painful after 10-14 days seek a specialist. ...Read more

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Asked to wear insoles because of posterior tibial tendonitis. Start to have 2nd toe pain when I walk. What to do?

2nd toe pain: Because of the pain in your 2nd toe, you may have more pathology than just ptt. You may have a tight heel cord that puts extra pressure on the ball of your feet, this could lead to repetitive trauma. Also, the 2nd toe may be longer than the great toe and may be jamming into the shoe. Lastly, the new insole may be taking too much room in the shoe and jamming your foot/toes. ...Read more

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Having a slight ache under my second left toe next to large toe. Pain sometimes runs along the entire toe. Usually felt while walking. No swelling.

Having a slight ache under my second left toe next to large toe. Pain sometimes runs along the entire toe. Usually felt while walking. No swelling.

Tendon/ capsule.: Not quite sure if you are talking about pain in the toe or pain in the area of the foot where the second toe meets the foot. If just the toe is involved it could be a tendon is becoming inflamed and beginning to let you know. If in the area of the ball, the something more complicated is at hand. To remove all doubt, consult with a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Singer
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Toe Pain (Definition)

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