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I woke up to a small painful lump/knot on the side of my second toe, near the joint. Throughout the day the toe became more painful and began to swell?

I woke up to a small painful lump/knot on the side of my second toe, near the joint. Throughout the day the toe became more painful and began to swell?

Night Moves..: It might be possible that you managed to traumatize you toe during your sleep. Not necessarily an acute, severely inflicted damage, but a more subtle low intensity type. To remove all doubt, within a day or two, have it evaluated by a specialist if it does not start resolving. ...Read more

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Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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Have bunion left foot, hammer toes, and a corn on second toe. How do I fix my feet?

Have bunion left foot, hammer toes, and a corn on second toe. How do I fix my feet?

Usually Surgery: These are structural deformities. Surgery is needed to correct the deformities. Symptoms can be improved with better shoes and supports. See your podiatrist to discuss the options and see what is best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a bunion to form on your second toe?

Is it possible for a bunion to form on your second toe?

No: A bunion involves the big toe complex. If it's the second toe, it's probably a hammertoe. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for pain due to bunion of big toe joint and also peroneal subluxation?

Bunion: The only 'remedy' for a bunion is to change shoe gear. Bracing is needed for peroneal subluxation and usually surgery. The only real relief for a bunion is surgery. See your treating physician for these and any other questions. ...Read more

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How long after bunion surgery before my toe joint is completely healed?

How long after bunion surgery before my toe joint is completely healed?

Depends: It depends on the procedure performed. Could be up to 1 year. ...Read more

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Have a bunion whrre my big toe is pressing against my second toe. The tip of my second toe is numb. Could that be the cause?

Yes: Bunions and the deformity associated w/ them (hallux valgus) can press on the second toe and cause deformity (hammertoes, etc.). Pressure on the second toe digital nerve can certainly cause numbness you are experiencing. See your orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Have a bunion whrre my big toe is pressing against my second toe. The tip of my second toe is numb for years. Could that be the cause?

Possibly: A bunion deformity can cause limited motion at the big toe joint which can intern cause more pressure at the next joint which can cause a pressure neuropathy. There can be several causes for this condition and if you are concerned that this problem is getting worse, you should Physically get examined by a professional. ...Read more

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My big toe is crossing over my second toe. I got told this may be a bunion. I am only 17. I experience no pain from it. Do I need a surgery?  

Think it Over.: Your description certainly sounds like a bunion to me. Whether or not you have it removed is entirely up to you. The usual reasons include pain, either with or without shoes. Some times the ability to even buy shoes is a problem. Believe it or not, but, people even have them removed because they don't like the way they look. My advice is to have them removed when you are ready and well informed. ...Read more

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Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them being painful themselves (bunion/hammertoe). Consider them being indirectly related. The numbness is totally a different issue. That could be something originating from your back. Consult a professional. ...Read more

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I'm 31 days post op. Bunion removal & pipj fusion of second toe, pin in second toe is a little loose & moves up/down turns sideways. Is this normal?

Not abnormal: It is not unusual for the pin, which is usually a "K-wire" to feel slightly loose. The "K-wire" is usually smooth and not threaded like a screw (though there are threaded K wires). As a result, it can feel loose. I encourage all post operative patients to seek the advice of the surgeon who performed the procedure (s). Your surgeon has the ability to evaluate your foot and the X-rays. ...Read more

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Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Been having toe pain. I dance and run and have had bunions forever. It's become inflamed, red, and bruised slightly below the joint. Pressure hurts.?

Been having toe pain. I dance and run and have had bunions forever. It's become inflamed, red, and bruised slightly below the joint. Pressure hurts.?

Bunions can...: Become painful, inflamed (tender to touch)and worse w/ activity. Bunion 'pads' may be helpful temporarily. Consult w/ your parent (s) and see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What prescription will the doctor probably give me for having bunion surgery for my dislocated joint in my foot?

Medication: I use post operative medication in the narcotic class for the first few days. I do not use nsaids until the surgical site is healed (not the bone) as these can mask cardinal signs of infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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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Big toes painful as there quite big and is stiff left one is worse hurts when walking now second toe is bent to side and has lump on it on left foot?

Big toes painful as there quite big and is stiff left one is worse hurts when walking now second toe is bent to side and has lump on it on left foot?

English Bunion: You have given a pretty good description of a typical bunion deformity of the great toes. The great toe is also shifting laterally or toward the little toe causing a subsequent hammering of the second toe. The stiffness is due to the excessive bone growth around the joint which not only causes pain but can also change the way you walk. All flannel aside, you need to have it evaluated for a fix. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump between the toes on the toe next to my picky toe its right in the joint and hurts horribly what can I do im in my feet 12 hrs a?

I have a painful lump between the toes on the toe next to my picky toe its right in the joint and hurts horribly what can I do im in my feet 12 hrs a?

Sounds like: A corn, cyst or enleargement of bone. Try to cushion with toe separator or sponge /rubber. This will keep toes from rubbing against each other. Shoe that do not squeeze toes together will also be helpful. See podiatrist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I've had a hard lump under my big toe just below the joint size of a pea for a month last 2 days very painful?

I've had a hard lump under my big toe just below the joint size of a pea for a month last 2 days very painful?

See a foot doc: Without seeing it hard to know if your referring to a callous or if you have a bonafide soft tissue misuse, if its the latter it may warrant a biopsy. ...Read more

Big Toe Pain (Definition)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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