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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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What's causing a splinter like pain under my big toe?

What's causing a splinter like pain under my big toe?

It can be many thing: It can be a splinter or broken piece of glass imbedded in the pulp of the toe. Perhaps it is bruised from overuse or it was injured. Some medical conditions such as diabetes can cause pain and abnormal sensations that start in the toes, such as diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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What might lead to a splinter like pain under my big toe?

Big toe pain: If by under the big toe you mean the bottom or plantar aspect of the big toe, it could be a tendonitis of the flexor hallucis longus tendon or boney spurring of the bottom of the interphalangeal joint of the big toe. A physical exam and x ray by a podiatrist will help get to the bottom of your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't. What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.

I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't. What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.

Tendonitis: If you're sure it's not a splinter it could be irritation of the fibrous connections under your toe. In my experience gout does often occur at the big joint of the big toe, but it is more severe than splinter pain. Take Aspirin or Acetaminophen (generic tylenol) and watch what happens. If pain persists or infection sets in, see a doctor. Soaking in plain water may help if it's tiny wood or glass. ...Read more

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I have burning pain under my big toe, why?

I have burning pain under my big toe, why?

Neuropathy: Burning pain in one or several toes is usually due to a nerve problem. Peripheral neuropathy is a common nerve problem which often affects the big toe first. ...Read more

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Does the far pad wear away after a few years? I'm a avid walker but now I have pain under my big toe after walking. What is the "cure"?

Does the far pad wear away after a few years? I'm a avid walker but now I have pain under my big toe after walking. What is the "cure"?

See below: The fat pad can atrophy over time. Your pain can be from injury or from faulty biomechanics/not enough support. Try more supportive shoes and inserts. If that is not helpful, follow up with Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Foot pain from Feb is flaring up the past few times I worked out. Pain mostly under my big toe and ball. What should I do to make pain stop?

Foot pain from Feb is flaring up the past few times I worked out. Pain mostly under my big toe and ball. What should I do to make pain stop?

Running?: If running is part of your workout then this could be: a)metatarsalgia-correction>a metatarsal pad&properly fitting shoe wide enuf to let the forefoot spread with weight bearing. B)Short first metatarsal-correction> a foot bed with slight lift under first metatarsal head. C, e) e)Sesmoiditis or FreibergsInfraction-death of the head of a metatarsal-Rx>time, a shower clog forshoe&time DX is by x-ray. ...Read more

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Hello there nice to see you once again I've been having this very very sharp pain under my right big toe that comes On and off threw out the day its?

Hello there nice to see you once again I've been having this very very sharp pain under my right big toe that comes On and off threw out the day its?

Can't diagnose with: Available information. But since this is recurrent and exceptionally painful - would encourage podiatric evaluation at this time. Take care. ...Read more

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How come I get a pain under both my big toe nails?

Pressure: The nails might be ingrown or if the nail is thick it may be pressing on the shoe. ...Read more

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I have foot pain under my right big toe, especially when walking.

Blister?: An extra bone under the joint, tendon straining, nerve compression, joint pain, foreign body, blister, wart, so many possibilities, where do I start? Photo? From all sides of course. ...Read more

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When I wear heels shoes or boots when I take them off I have pain only under my 2 big toes why is this? I love my heels what can I do?

When I wear heels shoes or boots when I take them off I have pain only under my 2 big toes why is this? I love my heels what can I do?

For one thing: Usually there is more pressure to this part of the foot. Xrays and clinical exam are in ordere as we know nothing of what your foot looks like. ...Read more

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I have tingling under my big toe. What should I do?

I have tingling under my big toe. What should I do?

Tingling: Is a sign of neuropathy it can be localized and secondary to you bumping your foot or wearing a tight shoe or coming from a more proximal source like your ankle (tarsal tunnel) or your lower back. ...Read more

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I have a cut under my big toe, it's not deep enough for stitches, but it needs to be covered, what's the best way to do it? As it's in a awkward place

I have a cut under my big toe, it's not deep enough for stitches, but it needs to be covered, what's the best way to do it? As it's in a awkward place

Pharmacy Trip.: The easiest way is to visit the local pharmacy and search the Band-Aid section. Several companies make uniquely designed products for cuts in the area you are describing. Sterile and no hassle is the way to go. ...Read more

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I have a swollen bump under my big toe with a white dot in the middle. What is it?

I have a swollen bump under my big toe with a white dot in the middle. What is it?

It could be....: A nucleated callous or a wart. There may be many other answers too, but these are the most common. Visit a podiatrist for an evaluation to be sure. ...Read more

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There's a hard pimple under my big toe and it blackish and it hurts when I squeeze it?

There's a hard pimple under my big toe and it blackish and it hurts when I squeeze it?

Cyst: It sounds like you may have either stepped on something or possibly have a cyst of somesort. You should follow up with a podiatrist to determine exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Sudden lump under my big toe. Soft, not really painful. But large. Came on quickly! Dangerous?

Sudden lump under my big toe. Soft, not really painful. But large. Came on quickly! Dangerous?

NO: It is unclear as to what this might be but can see your foot doctor for further eval. If you want a medical opinion see an orthopedist.

Does not sound dangerous. ...Read more

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I recently started to have a heated/burning sensation under my big toe. No associated pain noted. What could cause this?

Few things: Could cause this. First, I would examine the skin to see if there is any sign of cracked skin, blistering or scaling as a fissure or athletes foot may be present. If not, I would question you with regards to low back pain or if you are possibly diabetic. I would also evaluate you for compression neuropathy of the deep peroneal nerve or tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I've had a brownish black spot of the same size under my big toe for weeks. Doesn't hurt at all. No other health problems. Only 21. What could it be?

I've had a brownish black spot of the same size under my big toe for weeks. Doesn't hurt at all. No other health problems. Only 21. What could it be?

ABC's: Although I agree with all the posts previous, use the abc (for melanoma) to help relieve some stress before you see a doctor is the spot asymmetrical? Are borders irregular shaped? Is the color uniform or multicolor? What is the diameter? Also is it elevated? Lastly, of course get it check-ed out but those abc's;s should help relief some stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a dark little circle under my big toe nail, pretty worried. What could it be?

Dry blood: Hopefully just dry blood. If that is the case the little spot should grow out as the nail grows. Keep in mind it takes an average of nine months for the nail to grow from the base to the tip so it will take a long time. In extraordinarily rare circumstances it could be skin cancer. If so, it will not grow out with the nail. So watch to see if it is moving ou with the nail as the nail grows. ...Read more

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I got a spot under my big toe, d doc bore a whole and it bled, what do u think about this?

Wart?: Did the dr. Give a diagnosis? Sounds like it could be a plantar wart.
Was the spot dark in color?
See a specialist like a podiatrist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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The joint under my big toe and my big toe hurt all the time, what can I do to address this problem?

See Podiatrist: Several possiblities. Among them, bursitis, fracture, arthrithic condition or infection come to mind. A podiatrist will examine and x-ray and provide diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a wart growing under my big toe nail?

I have a wart growing under my big toe nail?

Many ramdies to help: The common is salicylic acid (aspirin) and another agents available at the drug store. Cryotherapy also is very effective, burning the wart it self also very effective. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have a cut under my big toe, or if its just cracked skin. It's something that comes and goes, butcauses a lot of pain and discomfort. What should I do?

Skin Fissures: Most skin softeners are inadequate when treating stubborn heel callus and heel fissures. A urea based cream or sal acid based cream is necessary to soften these thick calluses. Periodic debridement with a pumice stone or callus file is also a must. You can even glue fissures together with crazy glue. ...Read more

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Why does the ball of my foot under my big toe hurt? Need better shoes?

Why does the ball of my foot under my big toe hurt? Need better shoes?

Several things: The bone could be protruding, you could have loss of fat pad, capsulitis. It may not be a shoe problem. Try to put a cushioned insole in the shoe to relieve pain. If this does not help see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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There's a lump under my big toe. Sometimes it hurts when pressure is applied to it when walking?

There's a lump under my big toe. Sometimes it hurts when pressure is applied to it when walking?

Cyst: This may be a fibrous cyst I was just the only way to get a definitive diagnosis is too late if position have a look at it ...Read more

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I have a lot dead skin build up on the bottom of my feet right under my big toe it hurts so bad when standing are walking for so long on it.

I have a lot dead skin build up on the bottom of my feet right under my big toe it hurts so bad when standing are walking for so long on it.

Dead skin: There are several reasons that you would have this and you can try an exfoliate from the drug store. I would not recommend that you cut this off yourself. I would also try a pad to relieve pressure to the area and see your local podiatrist. He/she will fix this for you. ...Read more