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Pain In Pinky Toe Joint
Not usually: Wear an open toed shoe so no pressure is on it. Splint the toe to the toe next to it.
Hi, I have really bad pain on the lateral side of my foot when I push down on it. It is most severe when I push down at the joint of my pinky toe.?
Schedule Appt: See a physician for an evaluation and possible radiographs. Radiographs are simple and are a first line tool in evaluating foot structure as is a clinical examination into the source of your pain.See 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take for my dislocated pinky toe to heal? I dislocated my pinky toe two days ago - the joint was inverted (i.E. The toe was pointed up). I popped it back in myself a few seconds after it happened. It burned and felt numb that evening bu
You: You mean the one that went wee-wee-wee all the way home? You either fractured it or dislocated it. My guess is you fractured it based on the fact it turned back and blue. Our bones are a tremendous reservoir for blood. When you break a bone, a good amount of blood escapes out into the soft tissues, and it could take a day or two before the blood makes it to the skin where we start to see discoloration. Ice helps during the first 24 hours, after that, not much. Heat would make it worse, so other than getting the thing x-rayed to see exactly what kind of damage was done, there is not much more you can do. If the fracture involves the joint, you'll probably develop arthritis in the joint. It's a very small joint, so this won't be a disabling sort of arthritic condition, just an annoyance. You can't tape a 5th toe (or a big toe) because the 5th and 1st toes move in different directions during the gait cycle than the middle toes. So (take a deep breath now).... You can tape a 2nd to a 3rd, or a 3rd to a 4th, or a 2nd to a 3rd and a 4th, but you can't tape a 1st to a 2nd or a 4th to a 5th. (exhale now) the risk you run in running on it before it has a chance to heal is a non-union. You'll be spending the rest of your life in pain if you develop a non-union, and the only way around that is to have surgery to re-break the little guy and pin it for 6 weeks. So do yourself a favor and try and stay off the thing for a minimum of a month, and don't run for 6 weeks post-injury. If you do that, the chances are excellent your little piggy will live a long, happy and pain-free life on his way home.
I fractured right pinky toe in the joint of the proximal phalange. 6w, surgical shoe, not healing & still pain. Next? Cast/surgery? Can I delay for a better time to not be able to drive?
I believe you could: You could delay the surgery for little while, this elective surgery. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray: To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed 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.
Possible: Athletes foot, try antifungal cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
An XRAY: An xray is truly the only way.See 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean: A corn? File it with an emory board.See 2 more doctor answers
Xray: Only your radiologist knows for sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
X-rays: The best way to tell if it is broken and not just swollen is to have radiographs taken.See 1 more doctor answer
Several options: Depending on what the pimple or bump looks like, you could have an insect bite of some sort, a cyst, stepped on something. There are a variety of things it could be. If it is painful or creating problems get checked out by a podiatrist. If it is getting bigger or changing colors definitly get checked out.See 1 more doctor answer