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What can I do about the throbbing pain on the side of my big toe?

What can I do about the throbbing pain on the side of my big toe?

See your Podiatrist: You could have several things. Gout, bunion, bursitis, stress fracture. You can elevate limb &apply ice. ...Read more

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


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I jammed my big toe running a half marathon. It is throbbing. What should I do?

I jammed my big toe running a half marathon. It is throbbing. What should I do?

Big toe: Get an xray to make sure it is not broken. If just jammed - rest, ice, elevation, and supportive shoe. Buddy taping sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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The top of my big toe has been hurting. I've tried getting new shoes and soaking my toe but it still hurts me. It is throbbing.?

The top of my big toe has been hurting. I've tried getting new shoes and soaking my toe but it still hurts me. It is throbbing.?

Ingrown toenail: There are many causes for what you describe. If you do not have diabetes, vascular disease, or trauma to the toe, the most likely cause is an ingrown toenail. This often requires one to see a physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the tip of my big toe to be throbbing after having bunion surgery?

Is it normal for the tip of my big toe to be throbbing after having bunion surgery?

I think it is: Very important for a patient to be able to communicate with their surgeon. Do not be afraid to call your surgeon. I, personally, would rather you as my patient call me and ask me these questions then seek answers elsewhere...So, while I may agree with answers provided, call your doc and relay your concerns. A good doctor will be more than happy to answer your questions. ...Read more

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A heavy bowl fell on my big toe, my toe nail is blue n green and throbbing, have I broke my toe?

A heavy bowl fell on my big toe, my toe nail is blue n green and throbbing, have I broke my toe?

No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an urgent care center or emergency room. The doctor can use electro cautery to make holes in the nail plate and express the blood out giving immediate relief. ...Read more

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I stubbed my big toe this morning. Now it is throbbing swollen and bruised. I have it elevated and iced - what my re can be done?

I stubbed my big toe this morning. Now it is throbbing swollen and bruised. I have it elevated and iced - what my re can be done?

Stubbed Big Toe?: You are on the right track. Continue the icing for the first 24 hours. If you think the toe may be broken then you should seek the appropriate medical care and get an x-ray. Otherwise try to stay off the toe as much as possible. If you there is still quite a bit of pain and swelling after 7-10 days, then you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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Accidentally dropped the blow dryer and it landed on my foot between my big toe and"ring toe." having throbbing pain there. What to do?

Accidentally dropped the blow dryer and it landed on my foot between my big toe and"ring toe." having throbbing pain there. What to do?

Get an X-ray: Ouch! You probably injured yourself and the only way to determine if you did something is to have your foot examined and an xray taken. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a painful throbbing sensation on my big toe, it feels like a vein pulsing every two minutes, some extremely painful some I barely feel.

I have a painful throbbing sensation on my big toe, it feels like a vein pulsing every two minutes, some extremely painful some I barely feel.

Inflamed toe.: The painful throbbing is most likely due to the heart pumping blood, with resistance, through congested and/or inflamed tissues of the toe. The inflammation causes the pain receptors to emit painful signals. The key to finding the cause is to find the cause of the inflammation. The possible reasons could include conditions such as gout or possibly a compression injury to the toe. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up and my big toe was throbbing. No swelling, sensitivity or redness. Could wearing flip flops cause this? Today it is gone.

Maybe?: If that was something new to your daily routine, then maybe the flip flops irritated your toe somehow. I am glad the pain is gone now. ...Read more

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I fell at my friends house and my big toe was in a hole and bent wrong. And it's been throbbing and it's swollen and bruised and it moves weird.?

Not sure what your: Question is? But, evaluation by a podiatrist, your physician or an orthopedic surgeon can address the issues regarding your great toe. Take care. ...Read more

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2 weeks very intensive throbbing pain in right big toe. Nothing to see at all. No trauma. Sometimes similar pain in other toes in both feet. Why?

2 weeks very intensive throbbing pain in right big toe. Nothing to see at all. No trauma. Sometimes similar pain in other toes in both feet. Why?

Gout/thrombus: Get uric acid checked. Get urine checked for microscopic hematuria......need work up in that line. If smoker...stop, get cholesterol lowered..... ...Read more

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My big toe suddenly felt extreme pain and turned red and felt hot to the touch. It has been about 7 hours and is still very painful, red, is throbbing, and hurts to touch. Do I need to get this checked out? There is a tiny red spot that looks as though I

My big toe suddenly felt extreme pain and turned red and felt hot to the touch. It has been about 7 hours and is still very painful, red, is throbbing, and hurts to touch. Do I need to get this checked out? There is a tiny red spot that looks as though I

Dang nab it.: Whenever I examine a patient with the symptoms you describe in the big toe, I have to consider gout. Even though teenagers usually are not afflicted with this painful condition, it can and does happen. Remove all doubt, and get it seen immediately, for several reasons. Pain relief and definitive diagnosis are important but also to eliminate any possibility of a potentially serious infection. ...Read more

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I've got a really bad throbbing pain in my left big toe. It has kept me up at night and sheets are uncomfortable for my foot. Only happened last night?

Need evaluation: Do you have an ingrown nail? Does the toe appear red. Need an evaluation. 14 years old I doubt it could be gout. You may have hit your toe or have an ingrown nail. Also possible rheumatoid arthritis. However, must be examine to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?

Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?

I would: See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, much easier to make a diagnosis like that in person...
Possible ganglionic cyst is an example without seeing you but if I saw your foot inperson I would know right away if that's what you had. ...Read more

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Earlier this evening I punctured or stabbed my big toe running on the beach. It went very deep under my nail bed. It is throbbing, bleed a little, I p?

Earlier this evening I punctured or stabbed my big toe running on the beach. It went very deep under my nail bed. It is throbbing, bleed a little, I p?

First of all: SOAK SOAK SOAK using plain water...you may find very cold water relieves pain better than hot. In any case you must soak daily for most of the day
GET A TETANUS BOOSTER!
If the pain increases or swelling of the toe occurs go to ER or Urgent Care Center.
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had both my big toe nails removed a week ago today I still have pain swelling and throbbing with some discharge and still can't put on any shoes?

I had both my big toe nails removed a week ago today I still have pain swelling and throbbing with some discharge and still can't put on any shoes?

INFECTION?: A permanent removal? With a chemical? With such limited information, the first sign of infection is a lot of pain. Why are you not contacting your doctor? ...Read more

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My big toe is throbbing and extremely sore and the nail is all black. Should I go to a doctor or what should I do?

My big toe is throbbing and extremely sore and the nail is all black. Should I go to a doctor or what should I do?

TRAUMA?: Sounds like you really bumped/hit it, but you didn't mention any. If you did, and it hurts that much, you should get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Fractured left foot when younger now big toe has hard lumps around it and throbbing pain and now next toe has lump on it.?

Fractured left foot when younger now big toe has hard lumps around it and throbbing pain and now next toe has lump on it.?

If you fractured: Your left foot when younger I would doubt what you are complaining about now is related to it. Hard lumps could be anything from corns to warts etc, would really need to see them to give a more accurate diagnosis. If you can't post a pic then see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain and pus coming out from toe nail, after I was cutting my toenails with scissors I stabbed the side of my big toe and now after 3 days?

Infected toe nail: Sounds like you have an infection., try soaking in betadine mixed with warm water and see your doctor. Some toe nail infection are not bad while some are more of a problem and you need to see a doctor for it. ...Read more

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Tripped over my bed and really hurt the bones behind my big toe were throbbing and sore to touch and there a big bruise is it broken?

Very possible: Ice it, but try and get to a foot doc to have an x-ray. That is a common way in which bones are broken. ...Read more

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Tripped over my bed and the bones behind my big toe were throbbing and sore to touch and there a big bruise but it doesn't hurt to walk is it broken?

Possibly: It could be broken, sprained or contused. The myth that one can't walk on a broken bone is just that;a myth. Go get an -ray, rest, ice, elevate, compress and take otc advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc until you are properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Awakened last night by sudden, sharp, throbbing pain in big toe. Slightly red, warm, stiff. No swelling. Healthy diet but drink wine. No ingrown nail.

Awakened last night by sudden, sharp, throbbing pain in big toe. Slightly red, warm, stiff. No swelling. Healthy diet but drink wine. No ingrown nail.

Gout: Sounds like Gout, see a podiatrist for a quick relief, can get a shot or oral meds. Do not soak, Hydrate well and keep your foot warm ...Read more

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I have a badly infected ingrown toenail in my left big toe. Dark brown pus. Throbbing pain. Skin over grown on nail on left side. Hard to walk. Need help?

I have a badly infected ingrown toenail in my left big toe. Dark brown pus. Throbbing pain. Skin over grown on nail on left side. Hard to walk. Need help?

Need urgent care...: Did you have similar event before? If not, it is time to be checked and cared correctly. How? Follow instructions described in How to Handle Sickness? On https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you can work well with doc so to reach right care timely; do not wait out. Best wish to health.... ...Read more