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Doctor insights on: Lost Big Toe More Than A Year Ago And It Still Hasn't Grown Back All The Way

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Hello. 2 years back I have hit my big toe and the nail got damage and came off. The nail started to grow back but never grown to the front growing up?

Hello. 2 years back I have hit my big toe and the nail got damage and came off. The nail started to grow back but never grown to the front growing up?

Any other symptoms?: Is the lack of full growth of the nail a cosmetic concern or do you have other symptoms? You may just wait and watch as is not a serious matter.
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It's been a year since my sesamoid/neuroma was taken out. My big toe is numb (feels wooden). My second toe is beginning to go numb. I still have pain.?

It's been a year since my sesamoid/neuroma was taken out. My big toe is numb (feels wooden). My second toe is beginning to go numb. I still have pain.?

Need to see your doc: You need to go back and see your doctor and discuss your concerns and see what suggestions they have. If not happy after that seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I stopped wearing my orthodicts a year ago since I was told to stop running due to a lumbar issue. I started walking instead but have blisters regularly appearing on the end of my big toe. I have increased my shoe size. No help. Suggestions would be appre

I stopped wearing my orthodicts a year ago since I was told to stop running due to a lumbar issue. I started walking instead but have blisters regularly appearing on the end of my big toe. I have increased my shoe size. No help. Suggestions would be appre

2 options: 1. See Podiatrist for evaluation and recommendations.
2. Go to specialty running store - not "big Box" ones. Explain problem to them and they will help you select the right shoe to best fit the foot/toe combination as well as the right size.
Can coat with Glide or similar antichafing balm. Also check out different socks. This can be solved- stick with it and overcome it for good health. Good Luck ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?

I am 24 years old and just had gout on my big toe. Once meds have been completed does your toe go back to looking normal?

Gout: Once you gout attack is over your toe pain and swelling will typically go away. You need to keep the uric acid levels under control to prevent flare ups. Stay away from processed meats and alcohol and drink lots of water ...Read more

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Broke my big toe in 4 places 2 years ago. Had 3 surgeries but they couldn't put pins in because my bone was infected. I still have pain and weakness?

Broke my big toe in 4 places 2 years ago. Had 3 surgeries but they couldn't put pins in because my bone was infected. I still have pain and weakness?

See orthopedist: There are several possibilities as to why you still have problems: it will take testing to see the reason, and also to see if it can be improved. See your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My big toe was fractured 3wks ago, I fell and it bent backward. Drs put a cast, my toe is still swollen and looks bent back a lil is it normal?

My big toe was fractured 3wks ago, I fell and it bent backward. Drs put a cast, my toe is still swollen and looks bent back a lil is it normal?

MRI is needed: The way you describe the injury, you may have damaged the soft tissue and may require more treatment. Mri should be done soon to address any injury to ligaments tendons not visible on xrays. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen brused and hurts really bad been to dr say it isn't broke went back to dr he took toenail off still no better please help?

My big toe is swollen brused and hurts really bad been to dr say it isn't broke went back to dr he took toenail off still no better please help?

Not enough info: Were you injured? Were you placed on an antibiotic? Why did the doc remove the toenail? It sounds as though he felt you had an infection but without seeing or more info it is difficult to say. I do think you should be on an antibiotic if the nail was removed. ...Read more

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Ok I was playing in a soccer game about 3 years ago when I was playing I bruise my lelf big toe. But the swelling is still here I don't know why?

Ok I was playing in a soccer game about 3 years ago when I was playing I bruise my lelf big toe. But the swelling is still here I don't know why?

A lot toe consider.: The first step in determining what is going on with your toe is to have it evaluated by a specialist. Big toe injuries can involve not only soft tissue disruption but may also include damage to a toe bone. A toe x-ray may be necessary to separate the two. It would be interesting to note how the injury and subsequent swelling has affected the range of movement or muscle strength of the toe. ...Read more

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I fractured my big toe in car acc1.5 yrs back still I am facing lot of pain swelling persist. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Pain suggest medicine.

I fractured my big toe in car acc1.5 yrs back still I am facing lot of pain swelling persist. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Pain suggest medicine.

Big toe: You didn't state what treatment (s) you have had. The edb isn't really involved here - see your podiatrist or physician who has been treating you as pain and swelling this long after is unusual. ...Read more

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Tip of big toe numb. Doesn't matter is shoe is off or on, still numb. I have DDD in my lumbar spine. Could this be the cause or other ideas..

Tip of big toe numb. Doesn't matter is shoe is off or on, still numb. I have DDD in my lumbar spine. Could this be the cause or other ideas..

Yes: Yes a numb toe can be caused by an area of stenosis of the nerve canal in the back. Other potential causes can include a pinched nerve in the foot/ankle or a vascular poroblem among others. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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After wearing high heels for a very long time one day most of my foot was numb now not quite a year later my big toes are partially numb still and my legs feel like they're just starting to fall asleep for long peiods of time?

Not just shoes: Digital nerves can be compressed by tight shoes causing the toes to become numb. But sensory change in the leg involves different nerves. Also circulatory change can cause leg numbness too. So you have 2 different things going on. ...Read more

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4 year old sons feel have an odor and he's big toe are raw and peeling?

Feet: There may be an in fraction, but it's difficult to tell from your description. When I hear odor and irritated skin; I'm concerned for infection. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Redness in big toe has happened about 4x this year. Lasts about a month. Some soreness

Big toe: This sounds like the progression of an ingrown nail. See your podiatrist as you will have a full blown infection eventually. Soaking in just warm water really won't help. The best thing to do is not to play around at home as you have had 4 instances and it is sore, but see your podiatrist for the right help ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter ripped her big toe nail in half. Should she go to the doctor?

Not necessarily: If there is no bleeding, no sign of infections and the nail is not hanging off in any capacity that it might tear further you don't have to, you can apply an antibiotic cream and bandaid, as the nail bed could be sore. If you have any doubts though - yes go. ...Read more

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6 year old bleeding bottom big toe every time he goes to the pool?

6 year old bleeding bottom big toe every time he goes to the pool?

Avoid the pool: Have his toe examined by his pediatrician or a podiatrist. There may be a small fissure/cut that may be present. Any opening in the skin can risk entry of bacteria and can risk an infection. ...Read more

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My one year old son is missing his big toe nail and his other big t oe only has half a nail he has ple nty of calcium?

My one year old son is missing his big toe nail and his other big t oe only has half a nail he has ple nty of calcium?

Missing toenails: Calcium intake has nothing to do with finger or toe nails. Loss of toenails usually comes from either trauma or infection. Some children rip their nails off, but usually not at age 1. I would take him in to see his doctor to determine what is the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a blood vessel that burst on my big toe? What causes this? I had this happen last year on my thumb.

Should I be concerned about a blood vessel that burst on my big toe? What causes this? I had this happen last year on my thumb.

Burst or Bruise.: I'm not so sure if your blood vessels are "bursting" or blood is leaking out as a function of bruising, caused by some element of mild trauma. The fact that it has happened twice in two years, especially on two trauma prone areas, is not as significant as it would be if this "bursting" was happening all over. At any rate, a thorough history and physical would do wonders to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful knot on the tip of my big toe like almost under my toe nail. Have had it for over a year but has now started hurting?

I have a hard painful knot on the tip of my big toe like almost under my toe nail. Have had it for over a year but has now started hurting?

R/O PLANTAR WART: Plantar warts are commonly found on feet and hands. The dark spot in the middle is the vascular supply. It can be treated with FREEZING/LASER/TOPICAL MEDICATION. Also it may be a corn or callus. Seek evaluation by a good podiatrist. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has a black spot on the bottom of his big toe, almost looks like he stepped on a rock and its inbedded but it's not a rock

My 5 year old son has a black spot on the bottom of his big toe, almost looks like he stepped on a rock and its inbedded but it's not a rock

I see spots.....: When black spots appear on the bottom of the foot, and they are not related to dirt or blood trapped under the skin, then they need to be seen by a physician. Visualizing the toe is the best way to evaluate and initiate subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my body. I used method for a year. I have been off of it for two days now. I'm done using it. My big toe and foot are swollen?

I have sores all over my body. I used method for a year. I have been off of it for two days now. I'm done using it. My big toe and foot are swollen?

Get checked: Given your current condition and history, I would get evaluated by a doctor immediately. If the swelling worsens, if the pain becomes unbearable or if the foot/toe becomes numb, go to an emergency room. Without knowing your details it may be useful to seek a drug rehabilitation/treatment facility additionally for continued support. I wish you success in your sobriety. ...Read more

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My two-year-old son cut his big toe under the joint what can I do?

My two-year-old son cut his big toe under the joint what can I do?

Depends: How deep? What was it cut on? Is tetanus up to date?
Immediate concern: stop any bleeding (pressure), cleanse wound.... ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has two white bumps on her big toe. Could they be warts?

My 6 year old daughter has two white bumps on her big toe. Could they be warts?

See Your Doctor: The feet and toes are common sites for warts however your description does not give enough detail to make a diagnosis. More info is needed such as duration, exact location on toe, associated skin changes, pain/itching, and more. Additionally, accurate diagnosis of skin disorders requires visual inspection. See your child's doctor for proper diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Just noticed my big toe is numb is it cause it fell asleep? An as of last phyical last year I'm border line diabetic

Just noticed my big toe is numb is it cause it fell asleep? An as of last phyical last year I'm border line diabetic

Neuropathy: It is possible to get small nerve fiber disease prior to an official diagnosis of diabetes. May be wise to have an epidermal nerve fiber density test performed. A podiatrist can perform. I would also be interested in knowing if you have any history of low back pain as this can cause the numbness in the big toe. ...Read more