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Pain Toe Knuckle
There is a sharp pain in my toe knuckles. It feels like I have to crack them, but when I do the pain doesn't go away. What could it be?
Osteoarthritis: Possible osteoarthritic changes at joints in toes. X-ray examination should rule this in/out. ...Read more
I fell down some steps couple months back. Now I have pain on my right toe knuckle when bent. Why?
See a Podiatrist:
You may have a bruise or a fracture.
See a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more
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
Why would my toes turn black a year after an amputation to 1st knuckle of the toes. They feel like someone is holding a match under them?
Osteoarthritis: Generally speaking there is more pressure on the joints of the lower extremity than the joints on the hands. This "wear and tear" on the joints of the feet contributes to degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis. With the obesity epidemic we are seeing even more pressure on the joints in the feet. Fortunately we have a number of treatments to address this problem. ...Read more
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?
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
My long toe, after recovering a corn, it remains flaky and dry at the knuckle. It itchs if I scratch it but does not if I don't. Wht cream can I use?
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 a xrays to see if there is a loose body or some other cause for it.
Good Luck. ...Read more
I was born with very dark toe knuckles, and I wanted to know what I can do to get rid of it, or lighten it?
Increased pigment: In joint areas is usually genetic. There are different natural and prescribed types of exfoliators and ointments that can help. Check with your provider for the best treatment for you! ...Read more
My fingers, toes, and knuckles have randomly been swelling lately. They hurt pretty bad and have a warm feeling. What could it be?
I have two dark spots on my big toes (brownish color) — one on each 'knuckle' area of toe. Skin feels slightly rough there;no pain. What is it?
Shoes, Shoes: It certainly sound like you shoes may be responsible. You need better fitting shoes of better fitting feet. ...Read more
I am having pain in my second toe (none at base of toe) at the last knuckle and tip of the toe. It is an achy pain that seems to stay even with rest.
OH my aching toe!: You have provided a pretty good description of the distal phalanx and distal interphalangeal joint of the second toe. Often times this toe is a bit longer than the others. It is because of the extra length that this toe can be bumped or jammed more readily. Some times this type of injury is not felt initially, but is noticed some time after the fact. Often, Motrin and protecting the toe help. ...Read more
It could be a cyst or a bone spur.
Since painful, you should see a podiatrist. ...Read more
I have a lump on my second toe on top of the uppermost knuckle no pain. Should I have it looked at?
Yes: Any lump should be examined. It may be something as simple as a corn, wart. Mucoid cyst etc. But, a lump is not normal and since we can't see it — have it checked out. It will give you peace of mind. A podiatrist would be a good doc to see for this. ...Read more
When I run for over 30 minutes, the toe next to my pinkie bleeds on the top-side by the knuckle. Why?
Several things: Your toe may be elevated and being rubbed on the inside of the shoe creating bleeding. ...Read more
What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?
Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an inflammatory arthritic condition could also be responsible. NSAIDs are helpful and an orthotic with a morton extension carbon footplate can provide relief. ...Read more
Right big toe spasms every few minutes, for 3 weeks. What causes it? Also, same toe's knuckle darkened few weeks prior. Related? No injury or trauma.
Early Gout: I don't know exactly what you mean when you say your toe spasms. The observation that the toe darkened prior to the spasm is interesting. Anytime a complaint is made regarding the big toe, especially by a male, gout is considered, at least by me. Typically, in sub-clinical gout, mild to moderate spasms of pain can exist. The toe can also turn a darker color of red purple. Sex and age are right. ...Read more
I have a very itchy slightly inflamed toe, none of my other toes are affected. From the knuckle upbut not entire toe.just on top and sort of on the side?
Try and See.: It sounds as though the nail margin might be involved. Could be something as simple as contact dermatitis, fungal infection or possible an beginning of an ingrown toenail. Try washing the area off with soap and water. Apply a combination of cortisone cream and antifungal cream. If things do not improve have it examined. ...Read more
How long will it take for my knuckle bone in the pinky toe to be removed in surgery and how long is the recovery time?
My second toe has been swollen, red and itchy for the last three days. Specifically the top bulb to knuckle. What could it be?
Infection: I recommend going to a clinc to make sure it is not infected. ...Read more
I got my knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe on jan 31. I got my stitches taken out monday. My toe is in more pain than ever! Why is this?
I got my: Is the toe red and swollen? Do you have a bandage on it that is too tight? Call you surgeon now and insist on appt. Asap to check the toe to r/o infection, you will need snyibiotics. In rare instances people after foot surgery develop a condition called complex regional pain syndrome with severe pain, hot/cold/ clammy skin that has to be diagnosed and treated quickly. Feel better. ...Read more
I fell and tore my big toenail off. It is healing but I can not bend my toe down at the knuckle closest to the tip. Do I need to have it looked at?
Yes: You may have a fracture as well or some problem with the joint. It would be best to have it examined and possibly get an X-ray. Best of luck! ...Read more
A little spot around the outside part if the knuckle on my big toe is numb, I can move it fine & don't even notice unless I touch it. Why is it numb?
Callous: If this is in the pressure area, this could be a callous, and usually numb as this is due to dead tissue. ...Read more
Hi I have two issues on my feet. Same on both feet actually. On my second toe right where the knuckle is its kind of flakey and then where my toes sta?
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