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What do you suggest if my second and third toe is longer than my big toe?

What do you suggest if my second and third toe is longer than my big toe?

Make sure you check: Those toes and not your big toe when trying on shoes..... ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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


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After a long day at work my feet get pretty painful cramps between the second and third toe. Is there anything I can do to prevent the cramping?

After a long day at work my feet get pretty painful cramps between the second and third toe. Is there anything I can do to prevent the cramping?

Cramping: This is usually an overuse syndrome and can be associated with contracted toes, excess pronation, enlarged bones or malformation of the bones, malinsertion of the intrinsic muscles of the foot, even dehydration. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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The top of the bottom part of my third toe on my left food hurts when I try to bend it. It's been hurting for over 2 weeks and I don't know what caused it. I didn't injure it doing anything.

The top of the bottom part of my third toe on my left food hurts when I try to bend it. It's been hurting for over 2 weeks and I don't know what caused it. I didn't injure it doing anything.

Up or down bend.: It is quite possible that you injured the toe and were unaware of the injury. This could be a low grade injury to any one or several areas of the proximal phalynx of the third toe. Included, but not limited to are the tendon, bone and capsule. Discoloration and swelling are signs of a more severe problem. If this persists, a visit to your doctor may be necessary to sort things out. ...Read more

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Why is there a lump on my third toe?

Why is there a lump on my third toe?

Might be a hammertoe: Need to see a podiatrist for further evaluation. You may have contraction of your toe which is called hammertoe deformity. It may also be a corn which is as a result of contraction of the toes and pressure from shoes. It could also be some type of soft tissue mass. So do see a podiatrist for the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Above my third toe is a puncture wound that won't heal. What should I do?

Above my third toe is a puncture wound that won't heal. What should I do?

See a doctor: If you have a non healing wound, you need to see a doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My toenail on my third toe is discolored and much darker than the rest. What would cause this?

My toenail on my third toe is discolored and much darker than the rest. What would cause this?

Bruising: Did you hit it? If so, you caused a bruise in the nail bed, and it takes time for the new nail to grow in to replace the damaged nail. ...Read more

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My fourth toe scrapes my third toe at times should I go to a podiatrist and what would they do?

My fourth toe scrapes my third toe at times should I go to a podiatrist and what would they do?

Yes: They can treat any skin issues that develop and teach you how to pad them so that they don't rub on each other ...Read more

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I have a red spot on the top of my third toe, it is slightly painful since I have picked it and I'm worried that its something serious, should I be?

I have a red spot on the top of my third toe, it is slightly painful since I have picked it and I'm worried that its something serious, should I be?

Since your concerned: In order for you not to worry and stress out it would be wise to show a doctor. It may be something as "silly" as an abrasion from rubbing on your shoe, or a bursitis developing. But, sometimes it can be something more serious. The only way to know would be to how someone it with experience to make the diagnosis. Stressing out though doesn't help..... ...Read more

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I have a soft corn on my third toe and I have been using Dr. Scholls corn removers to rid the appearance, but it keeps re-appearing after treatment.?

I have a soft corn on my third toe and I have been using Dr. Scholls corn removers to rid the appearance, but it keeps re-appearing after treatment.?

Soft corn: These are tough, because the area between the toes is usually very moist--it is difficult to get anything to stick there. The condition is most often caused by a prominent bone in one or both of the toes that rub against each other. Try padded sleeves or tube foam. Ultimately, an X ray and surgery (shaving down the prominent bone, etc.) may be necessary to get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Red, swollen and tender to touch on third toe?

Red, swollen and tender to touch on third toe?

Go See Your Doctor!: Some part of the body that is tender, red and swollen is either infected, injured, metabolically compromised, or some combination of these. So think back, did you stub your toe and also get an abrasion on it then crush grapes in a septic tank all the while forgetting to take your insulin for the last month? Then you're in a world of trouble. More likely, though, is that you have an injury or infection. ...Read more

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Broke my second metatarsal 3 weeks ago and now my second and third toe is now numb should I be concerned?

Broke my second metatarsal 3 weeks ago and now my second and third toe is now numb should I be concerned?

Numbness with Break: It is common to have numbness in the area of swelling post fracture, or have that numbness be further away from the spine. The nerves in the area of the fracture can be irritated from the swelling, and those same nerves run out into the 2nd and 3rd toes. If you are happy that the fracture is in a stable situation with activity, boot, etc, work on the swelling with contrast bathing, ice, elevation. ...Read more

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I have had for years now a ithy callus on my third toe the only thing that will relieve the itching I to scracth it til it opens and actually bleeds then bandage til it heals and the process begins over and over again I ve tried pumas and lotions the prob

I have had for years now a ithy callus on my third toe the only thing that will relieve the itching I to scracth it til it opens and actually bleeds then bandage til it heals and the process begins over and over again I ve tried pumas and lotions the prob

You need to see a: Doctor. It is not typical for a callous to bleed. Hence, it may not be a callous. A wart is a possibility as it looks like a callous and they are vascular. However, there are some "dangerous" lesions which may appear the same way. Hence, better safe than sorry and see a doctor. ...Read more

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My second toe on the inside and on top between the third toe is swollen and my toes are numb?

My second toe on the inside and on top between the third toe is swollen and my toes are numb?

Varies: A lot of potential causes, I would not hesitate being seen. Was there an injury? Common causes can include inflammatory conditions, conditions associated with a subtle deformity, a neuroma, stress injuries/fractures. A detailed exam and X-ray would go a long way in making the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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For the last 5 days my second and third toe are numb on my right foot. I feel nO pain just numbness. What could this be? I have no other symPtoms.

For the last 5 days my second and third toe are numb on my right foot. I feel nO pain just numbness. What could this be? I have no other symPtoms.

Morton's neuroma: An enlarged nerve (morton's neuroma) commonly will give symptoms as described.

See a foot specialist (pediatric or orthopedic) for an evaluation. MRI or ultrasound will help confirm.

If numbness becomes more generalized then I would start with a neurologist's evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the bottom of my right foot. It's under the third toe from the big toe. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

I have a lump on the bottom of my right foot. It's under the third toe from the big toe. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Most important you need to know its benign, hence a biopsy is likely in order, unless its obvious to the treating physician what it is. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my third toe on the left foot and it's hurting me every time I walk just trying to see what to do?

I have a blister on my third toe on the left foot and it's hurting me every time I walk just trying to see what to do?

Blister: If you can keep it open to breath with a sandal, that is best. Otherwise Keep it clean; use OTC neosporin & Cover it with bandage/bandaid. Should heal in 4-7days. If does not or looks red, consult with us for a stronger Rx. ...Read more

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I have tingling that runs down the top of my foot a little past the ankle down to my second or third toe only happens when touched Ex Drying foot?

I have tingling that runs down the top of my foot a little past the ankle down to my second or third toe only happens when touched Ex Drying foot?

Nerve Impingement: You likely have some form of nerve impingent, neuritis, or lower back spinal issues due to possible soft tissue mass, bone spurs, arthritis, etc. Please see a reputable foot and ankle specialist to further define your condition. ...Read more

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I have a black spot under my third toe on my right foot. It's small but covers 1/4 of the toe. I'm wondering if I should be concerned about melanoma.

I have a black spot under my third toe on my right foot. It's small but covers 1/4 of the toe. I'm wondering if I should be concerned about melanoma.

ABCDEF: A-Age; 5-7 decade. African-Am, Asian-Am, Native-Am.
B-Brown or black. Width greater than 3mm.
C-Change
D-Digit. Thumb or big toe most common.
E-Extension of color change to skin.
F-Positive family history.
When in doubt, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have developed a red skin tag looking thing by my third toe. It came during a pedicure, but I think it is something I mayhave caused. What could it be?

Possible infection: You may have developed a skin growth due to an infection. See your podiatrist or dermatologist to have it evualated and treated. ...Read more

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Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Likely: It is probably fungal (athlete's foot). Sometimes there is also bacterial infection. Use some OTC creams and keep toe webs and feet dry. ...Read more

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How long should a third degree foot sprain take to heal?

How long should a third degree foot sprain take to heal?

Depends: Depends on how it is treated but an average would be 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a sprained left foot, in the area of the third metatarsal. I want to know what I can do and how long should I wait to exercise.

I have a sprained left foot, in the area of the third metatarsal. I want to know what I can do and how long should I wait to exercise.

Rest, ice, compress: The standard treatment for a sprain is to rest from aggravating activity, ice, compress, and elevate to reduce swelling. You should use crutches and keep weight off of it until bearing weight is no longer painful. Ice at least twice/day for 15-20 minutes to help decrease pain & swelling. Compress with a wrap, etc. Elevate it above the level of your heart (i.e. lay flat w/foot up). NSAIDs for pain. ...Read more

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I'm on my third round of diclofenac for foot pain. My doctor has not given me a diagnosis and I am concerned about taking medicine too long.?

I'm on my third round of diclofenac for foot pain. My doctor has not given me a diagnosis and I am concerned about taking medicine too long.?

Ask your doctor: What is his diagnosis and his or her thought process in getting you better and keeping you from recurrence. ...Read more

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Did an MRI of the right foot & found out I have a fracture of the third metatarsal on my foot. How long is the healing process, what can I do to help.

Did an MRI of the right foot & found out I have a fracture of the third metatarsal on my foot. How long is the healing process, what can I do to help.

Mgt: Typically the healing process can take 6 weeks. Supplemental calcium and vitamin D3 may help.
Your orthopedic specialist can provide the follow up appt in a few weeks, or as indicated. ...Read more

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How to make my toes longer?

SURGERY: Only surgery, but I consider this more "cosmetic surgery", which I don't believe in. Surgery can have complications. ...Read more

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Is there any way to shorten long toes?

Yes: Toe shortening is a procedure that have evolved to a refined state. The length adjustment not only allows for improved shoe wear, but also prevents corns, calluses and other problems over time. ...Read more

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How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

Quite soon.: The answer depends on the fusion method. But, for the most part, you can walk on it right away. You must take it easy on the amount of walking, paying particular attention on not bending or otherwise injuring the fusion site. ...Read more

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Do you like long toes or short toes better?

Doesn't matter: Since there is no benefit to long or short toes, it does not matter to me. ...Read more