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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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I have pain in my right toe knuckle when I walk, does this sound like gout?

I have pain in my right toe knuckle when I walk, does this sound like gout?

No: Gout is usually severely painful, red and swollen and hurts at rest and with activity. Pain with walking may be due to arthritis or other joint irritation. ...Read more

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What can cause cracking knuckles and toes over time?

What can cause cracking knuckles and toes over time?

To my knowledge No -: cause has yet been established for it. It also does not result in any longterm ill effects. However having said that, if someone has it in joint, which has been ijnured in the past then it would be better to have that checked out by your orthopd with an xrays to see if there is a loose body or some other cause for it. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My brother fell at a friends house, and he thinks he chipped his toe knuckle, how do we confirm this?

Chips Ahoy...: I would expect that the toe would be swollen, possibly bruised and somewhat painful. All of these symptoms would be good initial indicators. However, the only effective way to tell is to have the toe x-rayed. In the meantime, applying ice to the area will help with the swelling and pain. Elevation might also have some benefit. Using the x-ray as a guide, the chip may be able to be re-positioned. ...Read more

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I hit my bby toe last yr, it swelled, turned black&pained. It has grown back rotated & the "knuckle" is big. Should i see a dr? Thanks

Yes: It sounds like a bedroom fracture. The small toe is often broken rounding the bed on the way to the bathroom at night. If the toe is deformed, a corn will likely form at some point. You may wish to see a podiatrist for evaluation and x-rays. Surgical repair may be indicated. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen toe knuckle?

See a doctor: Swelling at the joint level can indicate a form of arthritis or joint injury. X-rays are helpful in making proper diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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