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Pain In Tip Of Toe
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day?
For month only when sleep excruciating pain from tip of toes 2about mid ankle When happen I can't stand or straighten foot Goes away 15 min no injury?
MANY things.: Generally when someone describes their pain the way you did, it's some type of nerve irritation. A small nerve may be running over a bony prominence and be irritated by your shoe gear, or may be caught up in other tissue. See a podiatrist for a more detailed exam and diagnosis. Treatment may be very simple! ...Read more
Really bad pains in both heels worse in left foot. Evening and morning have the most problem. Barely walk with pain. Have to tip toe some times?
Could be: Plantar fascitiis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Red tiny spots on tips of toes, tender/painful (mild pain) and swollen tip of toe. Any ideas? Thank you for you valuable time!
What causes the bottom of ur feet to burn and tingle w/pain? Also the tips of my toes are red and have stabbing pain, what is this? Plz help!
Big toe pain: This sounds like a enchondroma. This is a bump of bone and they can grow under the nail and hurt with any pressure at all. An ingrown toe nail can hurt at the tip of the toe but you would be able to see this yourself. Your podiatrist can help you with this. ...Read more
When I jump even the smallest height, and I'm about to land, this wave of pain flows from the tips of my toes then throughout my foot. What's wrong?
Possible back/Foot: It's possible that your getting referee pain from a back condition or that you have developed a benign nerve tumor called a morton's neuroma (google back pain and parasthesias and m.Neuroma). Also, assuming you don't have dis eyes or rare taking certain meds, these also might be an unlikely cause. Lastly, certain growth plate conditions can cause these symptoms in your age group. See a neurologist. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in the tip of my second toe when pressure is applied to it. I don't have pain anywhere else in my feet.
Consult podiatrist: The second toe is often the 'lead dog' in your walking foot, and thus takes more potentially damaging pressure. There are many physiological causes of pain...abnormal nerve pressure, joint lining inflammation, etc. Try padding, or a change of shoes, or off the shelf orthotic supports, and consult a podiatrist if the problem continues. ...Read more
Looking for some guidance regarding pain in left foot. Pain at tip of 2nd and 3rd toes while walking. No real discomfort elsewhere in toes or foot?
I'm assuming no injury/trauma. First, is it the very early signs of a pinched nerve supplying the second and third toes; it's called a neuroma, most commonly affecting the 3rd and 4th toes. Second, if diabetic, is it the very, very early signs of diabetic neuropathy? Those are my thoughts.
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I have pain in the base and a sharp pain at the tip of the second toe. The pain has moved to the base of the third and fourth toe. I did not have any injury. It feels like its swollen, but is not. It feels like a wrinkle. What should I do?
Possible neuroma: The symptoms you describe are consistent with a neuroma, which is a benign nerve tumor affecting the nerves going to the toes. The pain is worse while walking barefoot on a hard surface or when enclosed in shoes. Steroid injections and/or surgery are the treatments available. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on the tip of my big toe. Went to podiatrists and he cauterized it. Said may be overgrown skin. It has been 5 days and still hurts?
Granuloma Pyogrnicum: Sounds like you may not have the complete picture. Exuberant granulation is caused by chronic foreign body tissue reaction whereby chemotaxis of inflammatory infiltrate and leukocyte cells macrophages etc cause angioneogenesis in an attempt to encircle an ingrowing nail or thorn or other material. This in turns forms excess tissue growth which may in turn epithelialize when rejected foreign body. ...Read more
I have a have a sharp needle like pain on the tip of my big toe. I went to the doctor and he used a silver nitrate stick on it. It still hurts.
Toe pain: Do you have anything else other than the pain? It is not clear from your post as to why silver nitrate was used. It's not used for pain. You do need an exam of your toe because without it, it's essentially impossible to arrive to a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
For about three days I have had a throbbing pain underneath the tip of my second toe. It is a little swollen and feels similar to a stone bruise?
6yr son. Vomiting stomach pain hurts to stand on tip toes stomach bug or appendix. Started 5am this morning. Take to dr. Or am I overreacting?
Been up all night throwing up, no diarrhea. Half way through the evening developed severe leg pain from lower back to tips of toes.?
Ruptured disk?: You need to go to the doctor and be evaluated. You may have ruptured an intervertebral disk and are having what is referred to as radicular pain. See someone very soon. ...Read more
Hi, I have had several debilitating attacks of pain in the tip of my big toe, not in any joint. I've been to a rheumatologist, podiatrist, had x-rays, blood work and needle extraction and I keep being told it's nothing. But the top of my toe gets swollen
Good Shoe Fitting:
Wear open toe shoes.
If closed toe shoes worn, make sure they are well fitted and stuff some Lamb's Wool into the toe box. ...Read more
Locking toes?: If you are referring to toes that lock and curl, they are referred to as hammertoes or clawtoes. This is an abnormal compensation for pronation of the foot against the ground, which causes the toes to "grab" the ground. This is a progressive slow orthopedic problem that can cause callouses and ulcers to the top of the toes over time. Seek a local podiatrist for an x-ray evaluation. ...Read more
Nails or toes?: If you mean the toes themselves, this is a little worrisome. Usually the skin will turn black if there is tissue death--necrosis--of the skin. This can happen if blood vessels are damaged or inflamed. Sometimes, blood under the skin can cause this appearance as well. If you mean the nails, that can be a sign that a mold has gotten under the nails. Either way, I recommend a doctor visit. ...Read more
Yes: Toe length varies between individuals. As with many physical attributes, there is a large range of "normal." certain conditions such as marfanism display long digits, but in the majority of instances long toes (or short ones) are normal. ...Read more
Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more