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Big Toe Bent (Definition)

A bent big toe can be described as angular deviation of the big toe. The "bend" can involve either one or both bones in the toe, the joint between them or possibly the ball of the foot. The bending can occur in any direction, but a side-to-side deviation is probably most common. This type of conditioned can be either be inherited or acquired later in life and may ...Read more


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I noticed my friend's big toe bent towards his other toes, is that weird?

I noticed my friend's big toe bent towards his other toes, is that weird?

No, its a bunion: This is not weird. It is what is called hallux abducto valgus or a bunion deformity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Big toe bent?

What is the definition or description of: Big toe bent?

Bent out of shape.: A bent big toe can be described as angular deviation of the big toe. The "bend" can involve either one or both bones in the toe, the joint between them or possibly the ball of the foot. The bending can occur in any direction, but a side-to-side deviation is probably most common. This type of conditioned can be either be inherited or acquired later in life and may even be considered normal. ...Read more

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Broke foot per ER doc. Big toe points toward others slightly. Getting a cam walker but should I buddy tape big toe to next toe. In a lot of pain still.

Broke foot per ER doc. Big toe points toward others slightly. Getting a cam walker but should I buddy tape big toe to next toe. In a lot of pain still.

Depends: Hi--
so it depends on what is broken. It appears as if you have a slight bunion deformity...The "big toe points toward others"--nothing to worry about as long as it is not the big toe that is broken and/or big toe is not painful. We do not buddy tape big toes and splinting is not really appropriate for bunions. Let me know what bone is broken and we can go further with options. ...Read more

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Can I get my big toe that is bent towards the other toes fixed?

Surgery: Is the only way to correct deformity. Howver there are other treatments that can alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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My mother has painful and slightly itchy lumps underneath ball of right foot. Pain and lumps spreading to sides and toward toes. Emergency or call doc?

My mother has painful and slightly itchy lumps underneath ball of right foot. Pain and lumps spreading to sides and toward toes. Emergency or call doc?

Shingles possibly: I would call your mothers doctor ASAP for an evaluation. If this is shingles then starting her on an antiviral medication right away could make a big difference in speeding up her recovery. ...Read more

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Hey Doc, I woke up this morning with swollen legs, its red above the foot almost 50 % up towards the knee. It is not all over just certain spots. When you press down it hurts. I feel strange and displaced. Not dizzy or drunk. Blood sugar 5 & 122/82?

Hey Doc, I woke up this morning with swollen legs, its red above the foot almost 50 % up towards the knee. It is not all over just certain spots. When you press down it hurts. I feel strange and displaced. Not dizzy or drunk. Blood sugar 5 & 122/82?

Red swollen legs: You ask about sudden onset red swollen lower legs. This sound very likely to be cellulitis. Especially urgent to treat if you are a diabetic patient. People who retain water with swollen legs are more prone. Further attacks can be prevented if swollen legs are prevented. Treatment would be with antibiotics. Most frequent germs: streptococcus or staphylococcus. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see about my bent big toe problem?

What kind of doctor should I see about my bent big toe problem?

Podiatrist: Since a podiatrist is a physician who deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all ailments of foot. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my big toe, should I get it checked by a doctor?

Possibly: If you injured the toe and it's painful, evaluation by a physician could help to see if the toe is fractured and help guide treatment to ensure that the fracture heals appropriately. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?

Could be a few: Different things, a better answer could be served up with an in office exam, but around the big toe you may have a functional hallux limitis, anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonopathy, cramps (which have many causes.), neuropathy.
Coldness bothering more is possible as could cause "tighness" feeling secondary contracture of muscles or decreased blood flow. ...Read more

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I have a infected big toe I am also diabetic and have tried to get help from my regular doctor unsuccessfully can I help me to have it seen to it is starting to smell and painful?

I have a infected big toe I am also diabetic and have tried to get help from my regular doctor unsuccessfully can I help me to have it seen to it is starting to smell and painful?

If you cant get in: Touch with your primary care - I would advise a podiatrist, this afterall is their specialty. If you can't find one, I would recommend you go to an ER or urgent care as diabetes makes you a high risk patient when you have a foot infection. You definitively need antibiotics and may need some type of procedure depending if this started from an ingrown toenail or ulceration. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

Why does my big toe joint randomly swell up and get sore. I went to the doctor to get tested for gout but they said I don't have it any ideas?

May still be gout: This could still be gout or another crystal induced arthritis. In order to tell you will need to see a doctor who can take fluid out of the toe when it is swollen and check it under a microscope. There are also many other types of arthritis and some non arthritis diseases which can affect someone your age and cause toe swelling. If your family doctor is unsure see a rheumatologist next. ...Read more

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For a probable broken big toe, should my husband go to the doctor?

Yes: It should be checked especially if swollen, mis-shapen or deformed. ...Read more

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I have pain on the bottom of my foot towards the inside of my big toe. Its not really the ball of my foot but on the inside edge of my toe.

I have pain on the bottom of my foot towards the inside of my big toe. Its not really the ball of my foot but on the inside edge of my toe.

Perhaps sesamoiditis: The. Big toes has two pea-size sesamoid bones that lie about the inside and outside of the undersurface of the big toes just at the end of the "ball" of your foot. They can be become injured and inflamed or painful. A thorough Orthopaedic evaluation is warranted to assess the real source of your pain ...Read more

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My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

Hallux valgus: The term for the big toe leaning toward the second is hallux valgus. While this is often accompanied by a boney prominence on the inner aspect of the joint (bunion), it isn't mandatory. Early treatment can include splinting of the toe or orthotics. If pain arises, surgery is often recommended. ...Read more

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I dislocated my big toe. I never went to a doctor and now that it's healed, it won't bend. It does not hurt and I walk fine. Is this a bad thing?

I dislocated my big toe. I never went to a doctor and now that it's healed, it won't bend. It does not hurt and I walk fine. Is this a bad thing?

Dislocation: It's not a bad thing if not painful but not being able to bend it will cause a problem and get hallux rigidus and cartilage damage. Should get it checked by a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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The tip of my big toe has sensation but compared to my other is very faint. My doctor seems confused about it. What's wrong and how can it be fixed?

The tip of my big toe has sensation but compared to my other is very faint. My doctor seems confused about it. What's wrong and how can it be fixed?

Big toe: Many things can cause this from metabolic conditions to simple local injury. What else is going on health wise? ...Read more

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Big toe is peeling badly. The middle of toe is pink and towards the edges there is more skin than in the middle. I put on lotion but its not fixing it?

Big toe is peeling badly. The middle of toe is pink and towards the edges there is more skin than in the middle. I put on lotion but its not fixing it?

More than dry skin: Such accumulation of dry skin may be an eczematous process. We must consider that the skin in this area is inflamed and turning over at a rapid rate. Things that can cause this include psoriasis, irritation, athlete's foot etc. If the peeling skin is near the nail, than it is related to an infection of this area. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! What do they do in the ER for big toe fractures?

Need doctor's help! What do they do in the ER for big toe fractures?

Fracture: It has been my experience that they will generally diagnose the fracture, provide a surgical shoe and a referral to a podiatrist ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should I wear if my big toe tends to point towards the little toes?

What kind of shoes should I wear if my big toe tends to point towards the little toes?

See below: A supportive shoe with a wide and tall toe box to avoid excessive squeezing of toes and to limit progression of deformity. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do for a broken big toe?

What will a doctor do for a broken big toe?

Needs treatment: Depends on the type and location of the break. Sometimes its just a special shoe. Sometimes it needs to be 'set' (closed reduction) and sometimes it even needs surgery. Not treating these often leads o problems. Suggest you see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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What can the doctor do to fix a broken big toe?

What can the doctor do to fix a broken big toe?

Few things: Conservative treatment would be a splint, possibly a digital cast. Sometimes just a surgical shoe. If it is badly broken surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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Broke foot and big toe is slightly turned towards the other toes. Buddy tape? Seems no one will help me. No ins no $$$$$

The question: Is not clear. How do you know the foot is broken? Which bone is broken? Many people have a big toe that turns towards the lesser toes, this describes a hallux valgus deformity (bunion) that can occur without a break. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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