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Joint @ base of my second toe on top of my foot(not the ball) is swollen. Started w/mild discomfort when I curled my toes. Now painful and swollen.

Joint @ base of my second toe on top of my foot(not the ball) is swollen. Started w/mild discomfort when I curled my toes. Now painful and swollen.

See Podiatrist: Any warmth, tenderness, red or purple coloration, or limited range of motion? Any trauma? Don't know your age or past history? A podiatrist is likely to be able to accurately diagnose the cause of these symptoms. ...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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Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Finger: You may have inadvertently injured it.I think the pain will disappear in time if necessary you can take an anti-inflammatory ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Fractured left foot when younger now big toe has hard lumps around it and throbbing pain and now next toe has lump on it. ?

Fractured left foot when younger now big toe has hard lumps around it and throbbing pain and now next toe has lump on it. ?

If you fractured: Your left foot when younger I would doubt what you are complaining about now is related to it. Hard lumps could be anything from corns to warts etc, would really need to see them to give a more accurate diagnosis. If you can't post a pic then see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts.Its soft & redish?

Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts.Its soft & redish?

Possible infection: There could be a foreign body in your foot with associated early infection. I would recommend that you have it examined by a physician, in case antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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Two mornings ago, I noticed a painless bump on my index finger. The morning after, I saw another bump like the first on my middle finger. What is it?

Two mornings ago, I noticed a painless bump on my index finger. The morning after, I saw another bump like the first on my middle finger. What is it?

Wart ? : Hard to diagnose these bumps without an eye to evaluate properly. I suggest you get an appointment at a dermatologist to find out - these spots can easily be treated, depending on the cause,,, ...Read more

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I have a red lump on the side of my middle toe it is very painful and swollen?

See a podiatrist: A "lump" is not something to play around with. Better safe than sorry. You may have an inflammed corn. This would be something benign and easily treatable. However, without being able to see it and because you used the word "lump"it warrants an inspection by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

2 different issues: When we as doctors see patients, we ask sevreral questions, to decide how to make a diagnosis and treatment. From the limited information provbided, it is not clear that these are related, or occur simultaneously or not anything including totally minor inflamed hair follicles, lymph nodes , or herpes simplex, or other stds could be prresent. ...Read more

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Stubbed left pinkie toe a few hours ago. Quite painful. Now its swollen and there's a lump on the right side of the toe and it hurts. Fractured?

Stubbed left pinkie toe a few hours ago. Quite painful. Now its swollen and there's a lump on the right side of the toe and it hurts. Fractured?

Possible fracture.: Yes, it's possible the toe is fractured. An examination and x ray will help to determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Painful bump on the bottom of my foot? It's the size of a hole punch. It's painful when pressed on but its beginning to be bothersome. What is it?

Painful bump on the bottom of my foot? It's the size of a hole punch. It's painful when pressed on but its beginning to be bothersome. What is it?

Pebble in your shoe: A wart. Or a callus or corn, your body's attempt to make padding against lots of friction/pressure. When it gets large enough, it's a self-made pebble in your shoe. Soften your skin during bath/shower or soaking your foot. Rub pumice stone or medium-grit sandpaper to remove old built-up skin. If you don't have nerve damage to your foot, use salicylic acid or duct tape. Repeat. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a small blue/green lump on the knuckle of my third finger, it's painful to touch and it's hard. What could it be?

I have a small blue/green lump on the knuckle of my third finger, it's painful to touch and it's hard. What could it be?

Just a thought: but this may be a "GANGLION CYST"...a small out-pocketing of the tendon at the joint OR an outpocketing of the joint itself "SYNOVIAL CYST" Just a thought Hope it's helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.

What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.

Nerve pain: What you are describing is a type of nerve pain. It would be good to know what other symptoms you are presenting. Depending on the distribution of pain and how it all started we could tell if this is coming from your spine, if this is related to shingles, among other issues. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump in my 2nd toe on left foot for 2 days my toe is swollen red and its painful what could it be ?

Hi I have a lump in my 2nd toe on left foot for 2 days my toe is swollen red and its painful what could it be
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Infection: Red, swollen and painful are often signs of an infection. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment - most likely including a course of an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a warm fist sized lump on the back of my thigh. It is painful?

I have a warm fist sized lump on the back of my thigh. It is painful?

Lump on Thigh: This may be an abscess. You need to be seen tonight to get this evaluated and likely be put on antibiotics. Have your parents take you to the ER tonight. ...Read more

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Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

You state: If I am reading correctly that you "went over on ankle" - then you ask what could it be...sounds like you just told us you sprained your ankle. Why the toe would be swollen I am not sure, but an xray would be in order for a swollen toe. "Ball of toe" = not sure what you mean by this.) ...Read more