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Ball of foot near the big toe only hurts like crazy to put pressure on it and to move my big toe up and down didn't hit it against anything?

Ball of foot near the big toe only hurts like crazy to put pressure on it and to move my big toe up and down didn't hit it against anything?

Ball of foot: Please have your foot doctor refer you to a foot specialist. Should be straightforward for the Specialist to control your big toe. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Pain at base of big toe.Unable to put pressure there or ball of foot w/out5/10 pain.Cant bend or extend toeWalking on side foot to compensate. Ideas?

Pain at base of big toe.Unable to put pressure there or ball of foot w/out5/10 pain.Cant bend or extend toeWalking on side foot to compensate. Ideas?

Yikes.: It seems odd that this type of pain and restricted motion exists without some degree of swelling and/ or inflammation. At least it was not noted in your description. Clearly, something is going on. Either physical(trauma) of chemical(gout). Regardless, your condition is best treated by a direct examination that would include x-ray and possibly some blood work. ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling . Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?)   large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling .  Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration. ...Read more

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I have pain in ball of my foot starting from under big toe to the outside edge of ball of foot, are there any home/ natural remedies for this issue?

I have pain in ball of my foot starting from under big toe to the outside edge of ball of foot,  are there any home/ natural remedies for this issue?

Pad the area: Try padding the area with a spenco liner, purchased at a sporting goods store. Also be sure you are wearing good supportive shoes. ...Read more

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Ball of foot under big toe on left foot is sore when pressure is applied. Pain has come and gone over last several weeks.

Ball of foot under big toe on left foot is sore when pressure is applied.  Pain has come and gone over last several weeks.

Possible sesamoiditi: pain under the first metatarsal can be a sesamoidiitiss . This condition is related to improper shoe gear If you are performing more kneel in or squatting this condition will increase. You should wear more rigid soled shoe gear. If that does kit help then you will need to have an X-ray and be evaluated. Good luck ...Read more

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Hello, I have had numbness in my ( l ) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?

Should be evaluated: You may be experiencing symptoms of a neuroma or pinched nerve in your foot, or possible the beginnings of neuropathy. Would need to be examined and a full history taken to help determine what is going on. You should see your podiatrist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?

Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?

Symptomatic : If you don't have gout or active arthritis, then quite likely you have nerve pain. For that, you can try several things: such as liniments, Lidoderm patches, or anticonvulsants--which are good for chronic nerve pain. ...Read more

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Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. weight bearing hurts?

Morton's neuroma: It is a thickening of the tissues around the nerve in the foot. Typically causes pain in the ball of the foot. Avoidance of high-heeled shoes may help. Have your foot evaluated by a physician for pain that has persisted for a few days - a few months in your case. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to?

Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to?

More info is needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to eliminate it?

Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to eliminate it?

Check shoe wear: Make sure that the shoes are not worn out.Massage the ball of the foot.Apply a warm compress?If still there ....See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint. This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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