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My pinky toenails have fallen off on both my left and right feet. no discolouration, odor or pain, and I've not hurt my toes either.I noticed there is new nail growth when the nail fell off. I'm 19 and take good care of my body. Why could this be happenin

My pinky toenails have fallen off on both my left and right feet. no discolouration, odor or pain, and I've not hurt my toes either.I noticed there is new nail growth when the nail fell off. I'm 19 and take good care of my body. Why could this be happenin

Not sure, pressure?: You could be placing pressure on pinky nails daily due to how you walk, what shoes you are wearing. If new nail growing in that is good news. There was no sign of fungal infection either it sounds like. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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The out side of my pinky toe hurt right below the toe nail?

The out side of my pinky toe hurt right below the toe nail?

See a physician: Could be any number of diagnoses, such as contusion, or infection, or even fracture if there's been a recent injury. If the pain is severe and persistent or if you have trouble walking or if there is redness/heat at the area, or if you have any other concerns, you should see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My pinky on my right foot is black and blue. The entire toe! It does not hurt and I can't recall hitting it. It is swollen too.

My pinky on my right foot is black and blue. The entire toe! It does not hurt and I can't recall hitting it. It is swollen too.

A BAD SIGN: Sorry, while I cannot say for certain without seeing it. Would certainly suspect it is GANGRENE that will cause significant risk of loss of limb if not treated (probably loss of some of the toe/foot no matter what but treatment has got to be better than not treatment). ...Read more

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Why does my right foot hurt on the right side near my pinky toe?

Why does my right foot hurt on the right side near my pinky toe?

Might : Have tailors bunion or hammertoe. See podiatrist. Can pad area or wear wider shoe to take pressure off. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve sever pain in the foot on the outside same side as the pinky toe hurts to just touch it.

What can you do to relieve sever pain in the foot on the outside same side as the pinky toe hurts to just touch it.

Figure out whats : Causing the pain: is their a fracture? Is there a bursitis? Is there a corn? Is there a spur secondary to the toe not being straight? Once you identify the etiology you can pick an appropriate treatment protocol. ...Read more

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My feet hurt tremendously on the lateral sides. (Mostly the right foot) My pinky toes turn out, can this be the cause? The pain is terrible.

I am not sure what: is meant by pinky toes turn out. Pinky toes can have an adductovarus rotation where the nail portion actually faces in not out. The middle portion of the toe bows out. This can be repaired with a hammertoe procedure known as an arthroplasty where a piece of bone is shaved or cut out. ...Read more

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I've been havin pain in my feet for awhile. The side of my foot from pinky to around ankle hurt. I haven't twisted it. Sometime their hard 2 walk on?

I've been havin pain in my feet for awhile. The side of my foot from pinky to around ankle hurt. I haven't twisted it. Sometime their hard 2 walk on?

A few things: Tendinitis, wore out shoes, arthritis, faulty foot function and other things can cause pain in the outside of your foot. If there is swelling or discoloration (or if this persists) you want to get that checked out to rule out an injury. ...Read more

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Hard feels like a calus on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Hurts also. Wat can this be? Its a lil red and hard

Hard feels like a calus on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Hurts also. Wat can this be? Its a lil red and hard

Pressure...: It could be quite a few things but my guess is that, it is a result of the little toe rubbing up against the fourth toe with the toe bones trapped in between. This is a protective mechanism to fight the pressure damage to the skin. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined by a healthtap foot specialist. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my foot up by my pinky it hurts to where shoes for an extended period of time and im wondering what it is?

I have a bump on the side of my foot up by my pinky it hurts to where shoes for an extended period of time and im wondering what it is?

A Callus??: Looks like it could be a callus..
Most often worsened by tight foot wear
they can get inflammed easily..And be painful...
Try dr.Scholls' callus medicine/pads/and gel inserts for the shoe..
Very important....Buy/use atleast 1/2 size more and preferably wide-width shoes. ...Read more

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The toe next to my pinky toe has been feeling weird for weeks now but only when I step on that foot (left). It doesn't hurt, burn, tingle. Just annoyi?

The toe next to my pinky toe has been feeling weird for weeks now but only when I step on that foot (left). It doesn't hurt, burn, tingle. Just annoyi?

Possibly: just an irritated nerve in the toe. If you haven't injured it, and it doesn't hurt, it will likely go away in time. If it doesn't, see your doctor to have some tests done if indicated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

It could be fungus: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) is commonly encountered between the toes. The white discoloration might be moist skin, which is conducive to infection. Try a topical antifungal and use it as directed. If it is not better consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Both of my pinky toe nails around the edge away from the big toe hurts when pressure is added to it. What does this sound like?

Both of my pinky toe nails around the edge away from the big toe hurts when pressure is added to it. What does this sound like?

See below: Sounds like there could be corns present, most likely from rubbing against shoes. Toenail may also be involved in corn or ingrown. Again this often happens from excessive shoe pressure. ...Read more

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Athletes foot skin between pinky toe has growing dead skin, when removed leaves an indent like hole. now hurts, antibiotics? Which one if so?

Athletes foot skin between pinky  toe has growing dead skin, when removed leaves an indent like hole. now hurts, antibiotics? Which one if so?

Not so Fast.: Your issue may or may not be associated with a fungal infection. The dead skin could also be associated with a callus formation caused by the phalangeal toes rubbing together. Either way, resolution may best be achieved by an evaluation by a foot expert. ...Read more

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A year ago, i had a foot surgery for bony spurs by the pinky toe. It still hurts and it feels as if needles are pricking. Is there a soaking method or a rub that i can apply on my foot?

A year ago, i had a foot surgery for bony spurs by the pinky toe. It still hurts and it feels as if needles are pricking. Is there a soaking method or a rub that i can apply on my foot?

Needle sensation: Without doing an exam it sounds like a nerve entrapment. It is possible that scar tissue has entrapped a nerve or a nerve was injured . See your surgeon for assistance. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fell on side of foot 6 weeks ago. Thought I may have just broken toe. Hurts on middle of foot on pinky toe side. Should I see doc? Worth the trip?

I fell on side of foot 6 weeks ago. Thought  I may have just broken toe. Hurts on middle of foot on pinky toe side. Should I see doc? Worth the trip?

6 week old injury: The question is, is the pain getting better or worse. If pain is not improving at 6 weeks its time to see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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The callus under my foot below my pinky toe stings and often makes my toe go numb it hurts to step on it as well do you know what it could be?

The callus under my foot below my pinky toe stings and often makes my toe go numb it hurts to step on it as well do you know what it could be?

Nerve problem.: There are small nerves in the toes called digital nerves. When these nerves are irritated, such as from repetitive pressure as can occur with running or tight shoes, it is called a "digital neuropathy." these symptoms are also sometimes caused by a problem in the lower back, a "radiculopathy.". ...Read more

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I am having sharp and burning pain in the right side of my foot. it hurts to walk or put pressure on it. starts from pinky toe accross the side?

I am having sharp and burning pain in the right side of my foot. it hurts to walk or put pressure on it. starts from pinky toe accross the side?

Trauma?: It could be many things. Burning usually signifies a nerve issue and the outside of your foot is L5 which originates in your lower back. So if it's not trauma or infection it may be an issue with your lower back. ...Read more