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Sharp, intense, needle stabbing, burning pain in tip of left toe. What couuld be possible causes?

Sharp, intense, needle stabbing, burning pain in tip of left toe.  What couuld be possible causes?

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

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Toes (Definition)

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


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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

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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!

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!

Burning can be cause: Burning sensation could be caused by nerve stimulation or neuropathy. Commonly occurs with diabetes or lower back problems. Sometimes it may be due to circulation problems. I would see your foot doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Been up all night throwing up, no diarrhea. Half way through the evening developed severe leg pain from lower back to tips of toes. ?

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

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

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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?

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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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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?

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

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