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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Injured toe joint in soccer limited ROM little swelling and bruising, minor pain worsened with movement and weight bearing, toe now hurts when clicks?

Injured toe joint in soccer limited ROM little swelling and bruising, minor pain worsened with movement and weight bearing, toe now hurts when clicks?

Which toe?: We don't get too concerned about injuries to the little toe because it's just not that important. The big toe however is a different story. Your description sounds like the pain is fairly minor. Usually a broken bone results in a lot of swelling + a lot of pain. It would be safe to watch and wait for a few days. If it's getting better then it's likely a soft tissue injury which will heal in time. ...Read more

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Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

You have multiple : Issues going on hat may not be related at all and you really should go to he doctor to be evaluated. The pinky toe issue could be an interdigital corn or fungus, no feeling in your right leg only sounds like you may have a nerve impingement somewhere, pain to the top of the foot would need a clinical exam and possible xrays as hat is too broad a complaint. ...Read more

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Possible hyperextension cause of toe sprain july 1st. Now experiencing toe pain, red bump, inner ankle pain, limited toe movement, stretched skin?

Possible hyperextension cause of toe sprain july 1st. Now experiencing toe pain, red bump, inner ankle pain, limited toe movement, stretched skin?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Sudden pain underside big toe followed by bruise?

Sudden pain underside big toe followed by bruise?

It could be a sign: infection and/or inflammation (cellulitis), blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), insect/bug bite,gout/arthritis etc. Go see your Dr for reassurance. Take care and God Bless you! http://foothealth.about.com/od/sprainsstrains/tp/Causes-Of-Pain-At-The-Big-Toe-Joint.htm ...Read more

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My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

My thumb joint is very painful and swollen.  Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger.  Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

Which thumb joint : there are three basic thumb joints. If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen and uncomfortable and pain in left knee. ?

?gout: There are many possible causes of your symptoms, but gout wold be high on the list with big toe pain and joint pain. Have your dr. Evaluate and treat you and asses you for possible gout and other causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Causes of knee pain and a numb big toe?

Can be many things: Unfortunately this is a very general question with hundreds of answers without more detail on your condition. But, combined the two can both occur at the same time from a low lumbar spine disc bulge or herniation causing a "sciatica". But, to show you why this is a tough question, it could be something totally different like gout or lyme disease from a tick bite, so much more info is needed. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, no bruising or swelling. Feels like a bruise on inside of outer ankle. Present for over 4 weeks. Applying pressure causes severe pain.

Ankle pain, no bruising or swelling. Feels like a bruise on inside of outer ankle. Present for over 4 weeks. Applying pressure causes severe pain.

ANKLE PAIN: YOU MAY HAVE SPRAINED YOUR ANKLE. TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE, CHECK WITH YOUR PCP WHO MAY ORDER AN X-RAY OF THE ANKLE TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY BROKEN BONES OR A FRACTURE. THANK YOU AND BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Soreness  side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Stressed Bone Fx.: OOO! could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. You might want to take a trip to the local surgery and have an x-ray to see if the metatarsal is sick. There are other possibilities as well, but my money is on the bone. ...Read more

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Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?

Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?

Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no weight on this foot asap and get treated either with a soft cast for a few days than a hard cast or surgery, let your orthopedist decide depending on the x-rays either way you should not put any weight on this limb or you can dislocate the fracture. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the base of my big toe. Slight swelling & bruising. Pain with any movement, weight-bearing & walking. What could it be?

Severe pain at the base of my big toe. Slight swelling & bruising. Pain with any movement, weight-bearing & walking. What could it be?

Plenty: With an injury a sprain or fracture/break of your toe could be present. Without an injury an infection, a wart, a nail issue or foreign body could be present. Best practice is to come in for a complete history and exam so we can give you the best care. Good luck ...Read more

Toe Swelling (Definition)

Toe swelling or edema, is the enlargement of the toe as compared to other surrounding toes or from the toe's normal size. This enlargement is usually caused by an accumulation of fluid within the tissue ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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