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Little Toes Hurt In The Morning
I woke up this morning and all of my toes hurt when I bend them down. Its getting better, but 12hrs later they're still stiff. What's causing this?
Several things!: Could be activity related-what did you the day or two before. Are shoes supportive and good fit. If the pain does last for more than a few days, it may represent arthritis. Many types affect the toes and mtps. See your doctor if it lasts. Temporary benefits may be had from aleve (naproxen) or motrin. ...Read more
I've mets up toes by wearing shoes that are to small now my toes hurt when I walk what should I do?
Stop: Stop worrying about fashion and concentrate on function... Give it time. If no better in 3-4 weeks, see a Podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more
My big toes hurt@night,the outside of big toes, are red and a little more dry looking than the rest, also my pinky's toes. Ache on outside of my feet?
Different toe Box.: So let me see. The outside of the big toes and the outside of the little toes, both hurt and are a little red. The first place I would be looking for a cause is your shoes. The areas in question are the areas that receive the most pressure from shoes that are not fitting your foot right. Red dry looking and aching are the warning signs of ingrown toenails, or at least inflamed nail borders. ...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
The good news is:
You figured out to get rid of the pain. So, something is wrong. Which toe? Did you injure it? Is it swollen or red? When does it hurt? Does it hurt both in and out of shoes?
The suggestion would be to see a podiatrist and let them take x-rays for starters. ...Read more
Side of big toe hurt: The side of the big toe (hallux) hurts when one runs when the toe grips the ground during the running cycle. The hallux does this before propulsion (next phase of the gait cycle). As it grips the ground, the medial side of the toe usually abuts the ground, sustaining friction. As this occurs repeatedly, the medial side of the toe would hurt and/or develop a callus (aka pinch callus) or blister. ...Read more
I have severe toe pain not my big toe it hurts when sitting and if you touch it or rub it wrong it's been going on for a while?
Many things: Unfortunately, without a better description this could be many things. But classically things doctors think of that cause toe pain, are fractures(if you traumatized it) or gout/pseudogout(crystal problems that affect joints), even infections or non-infectious inflammation(like synovitis). You will get better answers if you are able to provide a bit more info. Best of luck. ...Read more
My two toes hurt when I walk. I tried massaging them to make the pain go away. It's almost like there locked. What else can I do?
Need more info: Any history of foot injury? How long has your toes hurt? Which toes? 2 right toes? 2 left toes? 1 right? 1 left? Have you considered seeing a podiatrist? You may need to have an x-ray of your foot/feet. If no fractures, consider soaking your feet in hot-warm water with epson salt. ...Read more
Could be: Nerves to the feet and toes start out in the spine. ...Read more
My fingers and toes hurt. Really bad they are sollown hurts to move them at first it was like one of my fingers was getting stuck nnow 2 weeks later can hardly move my fingers hurts really bad?
Tips of 1st & 2nd toes hurt after day of driving, possibly in shoes & socks that were too short. Pain continues after 12 hours. Not discolored.
Mild Trauma: Hi, Since distribution of your symptoms are just localized to the tips of the first 2 toes on one foot and no other issues this is likely local nerve trauma. It does not follow one nerve distribution suggesting single nerve damage higher up the leg. This should go away in a few weeks. If it dose not, or this progresses, may be useful to see a neurologist for other cause ie diabetes. ...Read more
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See your podiatrist: Hard to tell what may be causing your problems. If this is not improving, have it evaluated. Dr l. ...Read more
Walked about 80 yards in the snow bare foot. Now my toes hurt so bad I can't walk. Do I have frostbite? What do I do?
My 3 yr old has a fever and is crying saying his toes hurt. He has also been sleeping all day. What could it be?
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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 an 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