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My Toe Aches
Joint @ base of my second toe on top of my foot(not the ball) is swollen. Started w/mild discomfort when I curled my toes. Now painful and swollen.
See Podiatrist: Any warmth, tenderness, red or purple coloration, or limited range of motion? Any trauma? Don't know your age or past history? A podiatrist is likely to be able to accurately diagnose the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more
When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. Whats up?
No doubt...: Your surgeon probably gave you a prescription for some pain meds. Try taking them as directed and applying cold packs, elevate the foot and rest. ...Read more
I have tingling burning and numbness the ball of my foot feels like walking on was of socks my second toe aches sharp pains. My second toe sticks up?
Morton's Neuroma: A morton's neuroma is a nerve entrapment with fibrosis and scarring. These are very common. Any podiatrist can help you with these symptoms. A dull aching pain or sharp stabbing or both that is localized near the beginning of the second toe, is not unusual. You will have many options. Good luck. Look this up on the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: When one injures their back, the nerves that come from the back and go to the legs can get "irritated". This irritation can be due to a slipped disc, spasming muscles, arthritis, inflammation, etc. Some of these symptoms can be serious; best to seek medical attention with your family doctor, internist, or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hammer Time.: Hammer toes can certainly be painful at times and along with pain, they can be swollen. Hammer toes can be of flexible or rigid variety. Either way, when higher that normal pressure is being applied to the toe, it will react. The reaction is pain, swelling, redness and often callous formation. In extreme cases, the toe can ulcerate and start an infection process. Best to have it examined. ...Read more
How long?: Has this been going on for a while? Did they start at the same time? Do you have a primary physician? I would recommend a check up as there are a multitude of causes that could give aching digits. Most common are neuromuscular or vascular...meaning a nerve could be affected or the blood flow. Please be seen in person! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did you injure it?: Check the nail - is there any particular swelling or pus-like material coming from anywhere near the nail? Are your toes rubbing against overly tight shoes? I am not sure why it is this way. Would be concerned about possible infection. Warm? Tender? Swollen? Pus? Red streaking? One option is to see you podiatrist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have problems with my legs. I'm very young and i'm feeling excruciating pain in my legs. I have pain in my knees, shins, heel (anterior and posterior), and my feet (toe joint next to my big toe joint and the tendon that connects my pinky toe on top of t
It's : It's always a challenge trying to give specific answers without the benefit of an examination or the ability to ask you specific questions. That being said, the fact that you can run probably excludes any vascular issue like poor circulation (which is unlikely in a younger person). Knowing you have flat feet, and given the widespread involvement that is limited to only your lower extremities, the first thing i would investigate is a biomechanical cause for your symptoms. If your foot structure is such that it's causing your leg muscles to overwork in an effort to compensate for the structural issues, that most certainly can cause all sorts of muscle fatigue, heel pain, shin splints, low-grade tendonitis, etc. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist and get a biomechanical examination. Orthotics, either a good over-the-counter kind, or a custom molded pair will improve your symptoms dramatically. Also, needless to say, make sure you take enough time to stretch before and after each run. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I hurt my big toe by kicking a wall, foot feels numb and stiff and when I move my foot my toes feel like dead weight?
Maybe it is: You may have a condition called hallux limitus where the joint range of motion is limited due to bony spurring or bone grinding on bone. Treatment may be a cheilectomy or shaving away of bone. If the damage to the joint is more severe options include a joint fusion, implant or resection of bone, see a foot doc and have xrays taken for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could my feet be stressed? I had my feet checked she clipped my toenails and scraped edges and now my feet ache around the big toe and are red.
Sounds like nerve: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers