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Pain In The Tip Of My Big Toe
There's an indentation across the middle of the nail on my big toe and a one in the corner of my other big toe?
Many reasons: There are many reasons for indentations and lines on the nails, but the most common cause is trauma. Injuring the nail bed especially at the base of the nail can cause temporary and permanent ridges or indentations. I recommend you see a podiatrist to have them evaluated if they are not improving. ...Read more
I have pain on the top of my left foot in the muscle areas of the foot toward the small toe about half of the foot
Like : Like with no many questions asked here, there is too little information to give you a proper answer or guide you in the right direction. How long has this pain been present? Was there an injury? Did it start suddenly or slowly? Is there redness, heat, swelling? Have you tried taking anything, and if so, what, and did it help? So either re-post your question with more detail if you like, or do the obvious, which is visit your friendly podiatrist, where you're more likely to get a much better idea of what's going on down there than you ever possibly could here in avvo-land. ...Read more
I have pain on the bottom of my foot towards the inside of my big toe. Its not really the ball of my foot but on the inside edge of my toe.
Perhaps sesamoiditis: The. Big toes has two pea-size sesamoid bones that lie about the inside and outside of the undersurface of the big toes just at the end of the "ball" of your foot. They can be become injured and inflamed or painful. A thorough Orthopaedic evaluation is warranted to assess the real source of your pain ...Read more
The big toe on my left foot has a bruising tinged color between the skin at the base of the toenail and down to where the toe meets the foot. No pain?
See a doctor: This could be several things My advise to you is to see a podiatrist ...Read more
I have pain in the bottom of my foot right below the big toe and before the arch of the foot it radiates to the 2&3 metatarsal .
Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can not bend the joint of my big toe (the joint closest to my toenail) And the top of my left foot hurts most of the time especially at night. Why?
The top of my foot has a knot and the toe next to the big toe is right against the big toe and my toes turn a purple color and have tingling feeling?
Multiple problems: The knot may be several things like a spur or a cyst. It may be the likely cause of the numbness and tingling as it is pressing on a nerve. The fact that your first and second toes are crossing or touching indicates a hammertoe and/or bunion deformity. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The top of my foot close to my ankle is swollen and painful. The pain and swelling spreads horizontally across the entire width of the top of my foot.?
Further Evaluate: Consider plantar fascitis (near the heel), plantar fascia tear/injury, tendinitis of foot. Have a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon evaluate for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?
Tendon Inflammation: There are multiple causes of finger/joint pain. Given your age and no history of trauma, nor arthritic problems, the most likely cause is a trigger finger or tendonitis (swollen tendon). Ask yourself, ifyour pain is on the back of the knuckle, worse in the morning, and painful with flexing the finger, and if there is tenderness in the palm over the tendon. A hand surgeon can help make diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness : The most common cause of toe numbness is direct compression of the nerves of the foot from footwear. Numbness of the toe can occur because of injury to the foot, nerve damage (neuropathy), and poor circulation to the foot (such as with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease). Numbness to the foot can also be caused by irritation of nerves in the low back with radiculopathy. ...Read more
Numbness has developed in the tip of my left index finger and includes very slight numbness on the top of the finger near the largest knuckle, also.
While often: the numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome is felt in the middle fingers, if only a few nerve fibers are being compressed at the wrist, you might only feel it in your left finger tip. A band of tissue can compress (usually from swelling due to overuse/injury) the nerves that run through the tunnel to the hand.Reduce aggravating activity; try a wrist splint at night for a week or two. No better? To Doc ...Read more
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