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


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Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Different: If the pain is from hard skin, you have a corn or callus. Basically they are the same tissue, with a corn being more focal and a callus, more diffuse. A bunion is the boney enlargement where the big toe and the metatarsal behind it meet. The big toe is usually leaning toward the lesser toes. If the boney lump is on the toe itself, this is an exostosis. See a podiatrist for discussion of treatment. ...Read more

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Pain underside of foot and burning on underside of big toe left foot ?

Pain underside of foot and burning on underside of big toe left foot ?

Jogger's foot?: Entrapment of the medial plantar nerve in the longitudinal arch can cause burning heel pain, aching in the arch, and deficient sensation in the sole of the foot behind the great toe. Long distance valgus running may cause such a disorder in a jogger and the condition usually responds to conservative measures. See a sport medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more

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Cut on the ball of my feet under the big toe won't heal, help?

Diabetic?: If diabetic see doctor right away. If not, likely due to friction from ill fitting shoes or a boney growth. Get it checked by podiatrist. ...Read more

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Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful . Throbbing pain in big toe too?

I would: See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, much easier to make a diagnosis like that in person... Possible ganglionic cyst is an example without seeing you but if I saw your foot inperson I would know right away if that's what you had. ...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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Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Swelling of knee and: foot. It will be helpful to state age and any previous history of injury or surgery and any other medical history to be able to offer a reasonable differential. See a doctor ...Read more

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Got bruised like pain on pad of big toe..

Bruised=need X-ray: The big toe has a major function taking on impact after heel strike. It also in propels your gait. Very prone to getting sore and bruised. It may be due to the bruising of accessory bones called "ossicles" they are small and round to ovoid in shape. At the base of the big toe near the ball of the foot we have 2 of these bones side by side. Exam + x-rays may reveal clues or even fracture. ...Read more

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I have a marble size knot on the bottom of my foot at the ball of my foot by my small toe.

I have a marble size knot on the bottom of my foot at the ball of my foot by my small toe.

Any pain?: It is difficult to assess the lesion without a proper physical exam. Clues such as pain, swelling and visual characteristics of the lesion would help discern the etiology. See a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot by my big toe hurts dead skin?

The bottom of my foot by my big toe hurts dead skin?

Big toe: If you have a lot of skin there, it could be a pressure point from you're gait. Paring this down with an insert is appropriate. That being said if it has a seedy appearance and bleeds very easily, it could be a wart. Check with a podiatrist for further care. ...Read more